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Keith Earls looking dejected following the defeat to Saracens at the Ricoh Arena. Photographer: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johann van Graan says he will not take a chance with the fitness of Joey Carbery or Keith Earls as Munster bid for a home semi-final in the Pro14. Da(...)

Joey Carbery during a Munster training session at UL. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In a timely and significant boost for Munster going into Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final week, head coach Johann van Graan has strongly suggested(...)

Joe Schmidt: Ireland’s head coach has plenty of time still to fine-tune his squad for the next World Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The keening in Ireland following the Six Nations Championship has already dropped a few decibel levels and should bottom out over the next few days as(...)

 Joe Schmidt: The last time he saw Ireland recover from an interval deficit to record a victory was in the  23-17 victory over the Pumas  in Tucumán, Argentina in  2014. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 23-17 victory over the Pumas at the Estadio Monumental Jose Fiero in Tucumán, Argentina on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 represents a landmark m(...)

 Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try against Castres in his side’s 30-5 win   at Thomond Park on Sunday. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On another day Munster would surely have translated their superiority into a fourth, bonus-point try or even more. Nonetheless, Johann van Graan decla(...)

Chris Farrell and Joey Carbery during Munster training ahead of their Champions Cup meeting with Castres. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

No teams have met more often in the history of the Heineken Champions Cup than Munster and Castres. The former boast a 10-3 record against the reigni(...)

Munster   head coach Johann van Graan:  “The fact that 12 guys decided to stay at Munster – and you look at the quality of the 12 guys – that’s hugely important for the club moving forward.” Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan has hailed Munster’s re-signing of a dozen players as evidence of the province’s progress, prior to Sunday’s first of their pivotal b(...)

Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad just announced for the four-match November window represents a significant landmark on the road to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No less than last summer’s tour, the announcement of the 42-man squad for the forthcoming four-match November window felt like a significant landmark (...)

Joey Carbery celebrates scoring Munster’s third try in the victory over Gloucester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 A Pyrrhic victory when weighed against the serious injuries suffered by Tommy O’Donnell, Rhys Marshall and Dan Goggin, bu(...)

Gloucester outhalf Danny Cipriani is sent off by referee Alexandre Ruiz during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 Munster’s victory may feel a little hollow, the nature of the performance so pockmarked by error that any satisfaction of th(...)

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