Johann Van Graan

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Jonathan Sexton acknowledges the crowd after the Champions Cup quarter-final against Wasps at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster were drawn in what might be considered the Heineken Champions Cup pool of death for next season’s premier European competition. This season’(...)

Joey Carbery (second right) with Jack McGrath and  Andrew Conway at an Ireland squad session at Carton House yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joey Carbery cut a relieved figure yesterday as he revealed how he had agonised over the last month or so before eventually deciding to cut his ties w(...)

Joey Carbery will be changing the blue of Leinster for the red of Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt confirmed that Joey Carbery will play his rugby with Munster next season. Speaking before the Ireland team travels to Austra(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is tackled by  Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock as  Tadgh Furlong closes in during Saturday’s  Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

At face value, Munster’s season looks like a case of the same ol’ same old. Where last season it was a semi-final defeat followed by one in a final, t(...)

Craig Gilroy scores a try for Ulster during the province’s Guinness Pro14 European Champions Cup playoff match against Ospreys at  Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster salvaged a troubled and largely forgettable season by securing the Guinness Pro14’s seventh and last place in next season’s European Champions(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and team-mates celebrate winning a penalty in the final moments of the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So long Simon Zebo, and Gerbrandt Grobler. Leinster denied the outdoing Munster pair a romantic farewell against Scarlets in next weekend’s Pro 14 fin(...)

 Munster’s Peter O’Mahony  during their defeat to Racing 92. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The RDS is the unlikely rugby cathedral where Munster must seek redemption. A redemption desperately required after the Champions Cup semi-final again(...)

Luke McGrath: starts at outhalf for Leinster in the absence of Johnny Sexton. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster v Munster, RDS,  Saturday, 3.15 - Live Sky Sports and TG4 If these two sides met in an open field in front of two men and a dog there’d(...)

 Conor Murray and a kicking game will only provide Munster with so many opportunities. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

There’s a certain irony in this weekend’s fixtures that only two sides across the Guinness Pro14 won 15 games in the regular season – both Scottish. T(...)

Arno Botha of the Bulls in action during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Reds at Loftus Versfeld. Photo: Johan Rynners/Gallo Images

Munster have signed South African backrow Arno Botha on a one-year deal. The 26-year-old will join the province subject to a work permit and has prev(...)

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