Damian de Allende during Munster  squad training in  Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pro 14: Connacht v Munster Sportsground, Saturday, 7.35pm Live on TG4 and Eir Sport A game of real significance and perhaps the last one for some(...)

Munster attack coach Stephen Larkham says they’ve ear-marked the upcoming game against Connacht as very important. File hotograph: Getty Images

Munster will restore all their fit international front-liners for Saturday’s crunch Conference B summit meeting with Connacht at the Sportsground havi(...)

Munster’s Damian de Allende is tackled by Camille Lopez and George Moala of Clermont Auvergne during the Champions Cup match at  Stade Marcel-Michelin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

After an almost impossible 2020, Munster coach Johann van Graan has earned the right to speak about processes and any other cliche that springs to min(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and assistant coach Mike Catt look on in the Ireland-Georgia match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rejoice for 2021 Like so many others, The Offload is ignoring the three pillars of rugby union (racism, doping and concussion) to focus on a brighter(...)

Munster’s players celebrate after the final whistle of their Heineken Champions Cup game against Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel Michelin  in Clermont-Ferrand. Photograph:  Thierry Zoccolan/AFP via Getty Images

Clermont Auvergne 31 Munster 39 JJ Hanrahan entered the public consciousness as the Ireland under-20 outhalf who coolly kicked the ‘Baby Boks’ to an (...)

Harlequins’ Danny Care and Peter O’Mahony of Munster square up during the  Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Whether or not both teams will still be in contention come the fourth and final round of Heineken Champions Cup pool matches in January, the rematch b(...)

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland will expect his side to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to   Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inphpo

Ulster v Bath, Kingspan Stadium, Saturday, 3.15pm - Live on BT Sport 2 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland might have spent a little of last weekend fulm(...)

Racing 92’s Virimi Vakatawa scores a try against Munster. Munster need Racing to defeat Saracens away to have any chance themselves of a quarter-final place. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s been a slow burner but at last the European Champions Cup came vibrantly to life over the penultimate weekend. The net effect has left the four p(...)

Ulster fullback Will Addison goes off injured during the Heineken Champions Cup match away to Clermont Auvergne. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

While Ulster have no further update on the injury status of fullback Will Addison or prop Marty Moore, the two players will be sweating as coach Andy (...)

Devin Toner has spoken about being left out of Joe Schmidt’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Toner’s tall tale Nobody wants to flog a dead horse but neither does Devin Toner want the perception to exist that he’s no longer a thoroughbred. Onl(...)

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