Niall Scannell

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 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(...)

Racing 92’s Virimi Vakatawa celebrates his crucial late try against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 39 Munster 22 The final scoreline hardly tells the tale of this absorbing contest, but then again it was hard to argue with as well. Munster w(...)

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(...)

Connacht’s Niall Murray dejected after his side’s heavy 54-7 defeat to Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Leinster and Ulster aim to secure home advantage in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, Munster and particularly Connacht limp into European(...)

 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

Munster’s Dan Goggin is tackled by Jacob Stockdale and Will Addison of Ulster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ulster 38 Munster 17 It had been billed as a potentially mouth-watering contest with plenty to whet the appetite in terms of head-to-heads but it tur(...)

A fight breaks out between Saracens and Munster players in the 50th minute during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool match at Allianz Park, Barnet.  Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Saracens 15 Munster 6 There was no shame in losing to the reigning champions after going toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow in this heavyweight Heineken C(...)

 A mass brawl breaks out between the teams during the Heineken Champions Cup  match between Saracens and Munster  at Allianz Park in Barnet, England. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The fortunes of the four proud provinces could hardly be more contrasting. Leinster’s progress to the knockout stages has already been serenely comp(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander and Jack O’Donoghue compete for the ball with Billy Vunipola. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster died with their boots on in withstanding the loss of captain Peter O’Mahony just before kick-off and all manner of othe(...)

Munster take on reigning European champions Saracens in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash at Allianz Park. Photograph: Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is ready for the “massive challenge” posed by Saracens on their home turf in the European Champions Cup clash on S(...)

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