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Munster celebrate as replacement prop James Cronin goes over for a try to secure the bonus point against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ospreys 13 Munster 32 Munster’s bonus point victory on the opening weekend of the Heineken Champions Cup supersedes all other considerations in the s(...)

Rob Kearney returns after missing the win over France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cardiff knows how to throw a party at the best of times and all the more so if it is to coronate a cherished Grand Slam, as any Irish person who was i(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery has been handed his first start for their clash with Ospreys in the Pro14. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys Venue: Musgrave Park. Kick off: 7.35. On TV: Live on EirSport, TG4, Premier Sport. Munster will seek to expunge the disappointing (...)

Cavan Gaels’ Micheal Lyng lifts the trophy after their win over Castlerahan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cavan Gaels 0-13 Castlerahan 0-8 Cavan Gaels captured their first county SFC title since 2014 with the minimum of fuss at Kingspan Breffni. Veteran (...)

Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Ashley and Bradley Davies in action for the Ospreys against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ospreys 16 Munster 21 Munster’s forwards stood up to be counted as they helped deliver a third straight Guinness Pro14 victory with this 21-16 win ov(...)

Munster’s Francis Saili and Donnacha Ryan wave goodbye to the crowd at Thomond Park following their Pro12 semi-final win over Ospreys. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Francis Saili espouses the virtues that Munster cherish in a player, foremost of which is someone who puts the team first and drives unsparingly in pu(...)

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(...)

Garry Ringrose during an Irish training session at Carton House this week, he retains the number 13 jersey for Friday night’s trip to Cardiff. Photograph: Inpho

In Cardiff two years ago Wayne Barnes whistled Ireland off the pitch as Leigh Halfpenny kicked Wales into a 12-0 lead that, ultimately, proved the und(...)

Alun Wyn Jones: takes over as captain from Sam Warburton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Prospects: The last time Wales were without Warren Gatland as head coach for a Six Nations (2013), under the coaching baton of Rob Howley, they went (...)

Ulster: “Capable of completing a historic clean sweep of Irish away wins”. Paddy Jackson and Craig Gilroy training in Belfast. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster arrive in Swansea on the back of a handsome win over Leinster last Saturday, their third successive victory. However they are facing a trick(...)

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