Munster’s CJ Stander is tackled by Ben Thomas and Tomos Williams of Cardiff Blues during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster 31 Cardiff Blues 27 On the ground which became his home like no other, and where he made countless tackles and carries, and scored innumerabl(...)

No Munster player, coach or supporter has ever dreamed of winning the Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup, nor targeted the trophy at the outset of the season,(...)

Leinster’s Dave Kearney and Munster’s Shane Daly contest a high ball during  the  Rainbow Cup clash at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 3 Munster 27 This latest instalment may have been a less than meaningful opener to a half-baked, end-of-season competition, but from the mom(...)

Garry Ringrose: Leinster welcome back some big guns from injury such as  Ringrose, who captains the side against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup: Leinster v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: RDS Arena, Dublin. On TV: Live on eirSport 1, Premier Sports 1(...)

Joey Carbery will start for Munster on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Joey Carbery makes his first start since January 2020 as Munster host Scarlets at Thomond Park on Friday night (kick-off 8pm). There are seven change(...)

Billy Holland: will captain Munster against Benetton in Italy. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Guinness Pro14: Benetton v Munster, Stadio Monigo, Treviso, Kick-off: 6pm local time (5pm Irish). On TV: Live on eir Sport. Munster seek to return t(...)

Munster outhalf Ben Healy reacts after  a late tackle from Joe Marler of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Johann van Graan’s ire over the roughing up by Harlequins has been compounded by 21-year-old outhalf Ben Healy being ruled out of Munster’s daunting H(...)

Munster’s Seán French scores a try despite the efforts of Zebre’s Pierre Bruno during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have welcomed back their nine-strong international contingent who had varying workloads in the Autumn Nations Cup and now face some difficult (...)

 Caelan Doris, n action against Wales, will again start in the Irish backrow against England this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

Back in April 2015, Ireland played Wales in the European Under-18 Championship in Toulouse. During an injury break, the Irish forwards went into a hud(...)

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan embrace after Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Imagine two best friends winning their first caps for Ireland in the same game. Imagine the coach mentioning their strengths post match. Imagine there(...)

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