John Madigan

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Former Leinster player Noel Reid has joined Agen on a two-year deal. Photograph:  Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Traditionally Irish players have been willing to travel abroad in search of a career in professional rugby when denied options at home but the financi(...)

Stade Français’ Paris French centre Gael Fickou eludes Racing 92 number eight Antonie Claassen during the French Top 14 clash at Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

Donnacha Ryan enjoyed the bragging rights after Sunday’s Parisian duel in the French Top 14 as he helped Racing 92 to a 17-16 victory over a Stade Fra(...)

Secondrow Donnacha Ryan is among the players leaving Munster in the summer. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys, Thomond Park (6.15pm, live on TG4, Sky Sports) The case for a Munster victory appears watertight, documentation that includes hist(...)

Munster’s Darren Sweetnam celebrates scoring their third try in the game against  Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park.   Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 27 Maori All Blacks 14 New world order? Maybe not, just the usual, another Munster scalping of unsuspecting tourists as they showed that the (...)

James Lowe of the Maori All Blacks runs in for a try in their victory over the USA Eagles. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Munster v Maori All Blacks, Thomond Park, Friday, 7.30pm (Live Eir Sport) Munster already find themselves in the midst of an unbelievably draining (...)

Munster’s Francis Saili runs in for a try in the pre-season match against London Irish at Musgrave Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 21 London Irish 15 Andrew Conway sparkled for Munster with two tries, while Francis Saili ran in a brilliant first try for the province in a p(...)

Ireland’s Michael Bent is tackled by Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist during the World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo Niall Carson/PA

The Ireland management will be keeping a close eye on the performances of Michael Bent and Gordon D’Arcy in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Mose(...)

Paul O’Connell battling for possession during his final outing for Munster in the PRO12 final defeat to Glasgow at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Paul O’Connell riding off into Cote d’Azur sunset a year on from Ronan O’Gara retiring to Paris, things may never quite seem the same again, but (...)

 Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has named a team with an extended list of replacements for his first game in charge of the province, the pre-season friend(...)