Niall Scannell

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Casters forwards celebrate after they turn over a late Munster scrum in their narrow 13-12 Champions Cup win. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Castres 13 Munster 12 Munster were unable to make it a clean sweep of Irish wins for the second weekend-in-a-row when they came up just short in a br(...)

Joey Carbery and Conor Murray during Munster training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Joey Carbery has been named at outhalf in the Munster team for Saturday’s Champions Cup clash away to French champions Castres Olympique at Stade Pier(...)

Munster   head coach Johann van Graan:  “The fact that 12 guys decided to stay at Munster – and you look at the quality of the 12 guys – that’s hugely important for the club moving forward.” Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Johann van Graan has hailed Munster’s re-signing of a dozen players as evidence of the province’s progress, prior to Sunday’s first of their pivotal b(...)

Munster have extended 12 of their players’ deals. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster have extended the contracts of 12 of their players, nine of whom are products of the province’s underage or academy pathway. John Ryan, Niall(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose offloads to John Cooney during the autumn international against the USA at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Will Addison Looked comfortable with the ball. Nice reverse flip for Andrew Conway’s second score. Good pace and balance going forward. Didn’t see hi(...)

Garry Ringrose offloads to Andrew Conway for one of his his threee tries during Ireland’s autumn international against the USA at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland 57 USA 14 As with the first of their November quartet of games, Ireland bookended their autumnal programme with another commanding win over T(...)

 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt at a press conference at Carton House, Kildare: “America aren’t going to make anything easy for us.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

After the Lord Mayor’s Ball and all that. No matter what way you look at this game, everything has conspired to really put it up to this group of Iris(...)

Niall Scannell: is a significant threat to Rory Best as Ireland hooker given his command of the basics and his exceptional ball carrying ability. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The most important player on the pitch is often not the best player on the pitch; elite sport brings its vagaries that require balance in units and te(...)

Finlay Bealham has been selected to start against the USA. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In making 14 changes from the first Irish side to beat the All Blacks on home soil last week for tomorrow’s meeting with the USA, as expected Joe Schm(...)

Garry Ringrose is the only player from the first XV retained for the match against the Eagles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As expected, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named an almost unrecognisable team from the one that beat the All Blacks last weekend for this Saturday’s (...)

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