Mark Chisholm

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Billy Holland: will be making his 14th European start in a row when he lines up against Racing 92 in Bordeaux. Photograh: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If at first you don’t succeed and all that. Time was when Billy Holland could scarcely get a look in, what with some fella called O’Connell on the sce(...)

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(...)

Donnacha Ryan has now almost certainly played his 47th and last match for Ireland, barring an extreme injury crisis in secondrow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

The decision by the IRFU not to award Donnacha Ryan another international contract looks, at face value, to be an odd one. Ryan started both games aga(...)

Munster have signed Springbok forward Jean Deysel on a short-term long contract. Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

Munster have signed Springbok forward Jean Deysel on a short-term long contract to cover a number of injury blows in their second row. The seven-time(...)

England’s scrumhalf Danny Care is tackled by Italy’s prop Lorenzo Cittadini  at Twickenham stadium on Sunday. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Rassie Erasmus says that most teams in the Pro12 use the tactic employed by Italy at the weekend of not committing players to rucks, but none of them (...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has returned to full training. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Munster’s Jean Kleyn (ankle) and Dave O’Callaghan (shoulder) will both have to see specialists for their respective injuries following scans. Their mi(...)

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus: ‘We’ve got a tough challenge.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rassie Erasmus will sample his first experience of Thomond Park as Munster’s new director of rugby on Saturday when the province host Edinburgh, mind(...)

Keith Earls tackles Cian Bohane during Munster squad training at University of Limerick yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Johan “Rassie” Erasmus is six weeks into his new role as Munster’s first director of rugby, an acclimatisation process that is beginning to offer gre(...)

Rory Scannell: one of the young playes who has come to the fore with Munster during a tough campaign for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Let’s hear it for the Guinness Pro12 then. Never before has there been so much at stake for the 22nd and last full round of fixtures which kick-off si(...)

Head coach Anthony Foley watches Munster go through their paces at UL Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A Munster media gig around this time of year usually has a big European knockout match at its core, but Anthony Foley’s men are having little difficu(...)

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