Munster’s Rhys Marshall and Gerbrandt Grobler fight for possession with  Cardiff Blues’ Rhun Williams at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

Johann van Graan cut a forlorn figure at full-time after the 25-18 defeat to Cardiff Blues. Munster’s South African head coach had every right to be(...)

Strength and conditioning coach Lukasz Kirszenstein. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

The Polish strength and conditioning coach who played a key role in Galway and Tipperary winning the last two All-Ireland hurling titles is in line to(...)

Munster flanker Conor Oliver: ‘I had to step back from rugby in the initial period of the surgery. I was just sitting at home really and you have a lot of thinking time to do and you make yourself go a bit crazy.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Promising Munster flanker Conor Oliver is looking forward to a huge finish to the season after missing most of it through injury. The 22-year-old ear(...)

Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne and Saracens’ Mako Vunipola face of in the  Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium last April. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Prop Dave Kilcoyne is set to feature for Munster this weekend in Cardiff to put himself in line for adding to his 22 Ireland caps in the remaining Six(...)

Tyler Bleyendaal returned to training this week for the first time since being sidelined in October with an injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyler Bleyendaal looks set to give Munster a timely boost as they begin their preparations in earnest for next month’s Champions Cup quarter-final aga(...)

Munster  celebrate as James Cronin scores a try against Castres  Olympique at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheriedan/Inpho

Before we go anywhere, if the history of the Heineken Cup/European Champions Cup has taught us anything, it is that any one year in the competition is(...)

Simon Zebo runs in a try for Munster against Castres. The winger would be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad if it was picked on merit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A striking feature of Munster’s backline on Sunday was that all bar one are in Ireland’s 36-man squad for the forthcoming opening rounds of the Six Na(...)

Munster’s Jean Kleyn is tackled by Castres’ Tudor Stroe and Daniel Kotze at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The quarter-final between Munster and Toulon promises to be quite a reunion for the many South Africans in both camps. As well as new head coach Johan(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan spoke of his pride at being part of the set-up that made it through to the Champions Cup quarter-finals. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Head coach Johann van Graan said he was very proud to be part of a Munster set-up which earned a precious home quarter-final in the Champions Cup afte(...)

Ground staff clear water from the Thomond Park pitch. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster’s final Champions Cup pool fixture against Castres Olympique has been postponed until 4.0pm. The match had been due to kick off at 1.0pm, but(...)

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