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Munster have revealed their team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park. Photograph: Inpho

Injuries have forced Niall Scannell and Jack O’Donoghue out of Munster’s Pro14 clash against Scarlets at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off, 5pm; live(...)

England’s Maro Itoje  scuffles with Ireland’s James Ryan and CJ Stander. Itoje was everywhere, his hands all over the fixture and he wasn’t alone. What a quality athlete and rugby player England have in their No 4 jersey.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

From the start, England laid their cards on the table. Electing for a split kick-off, with number eight Tom Curry sitting in behind George Ford, the o(...)

Munster will be led out by Niall Scannell on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to the side that defeated Southern Kings in Cork last week for his team’s Pro14 clash with Ze(...)

 Andy Farrell with Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Russia game at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With the dawn of a new era under Andy Farrell, so the winds of change have swept through the Ireland squad for the 2020 Six Nations. It’s a similar st(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan will start in the number 10 jersey on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

JJ Hanrahan has been named in the Munster team to face Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s squad will go through their final t(...)

Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey in action against Munster in the Guinness Pro14  at Kingspan Stadium in  Belfast last Friday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The three rounds of festive interpros can be a mixed bag, and certainly didn’t offer much in the way of cheer for Connacht or, ultimately, Munster. Ha(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

Borris Ileigh’s Paddy Stapleton in action against Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony during the Munster club final at Páirc Uí Rinn.  “You dream of winning a county title but the All-Ireland is more of a fantasy thing.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Winning the AIB All-Ireland club championship with Borris-Ileigh? Paddy Stapleton generally has a way with words but he struggles to explain how that (...)

Joey Carbery is set to be feature for Munster against Ulster. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Joey Carbery came through his first game of the season for Munster on Saturday without any issues and is expected to chalk up more game time on Friday(...)

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