Niall Scannell

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Sean Cronin of Leinster makes a break past Zack Holmes of Toulouse to score his side’s third try during the Champions Cup loss. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

No matter what way you dress it up, Leinster let a win, and with it an imposing position in Pool A of the Heineken Champions Cup, slip through their f(...)

Toulouse’s Maxime Médard celebrates as  his side win a late peanlty to effectively end the game against Leinster at Stade Ernest Wallon, Toulouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A week is a long time, and all that. Things were always going to get tougher in round two, but even so yesterday’s third Irish defeat of the weekend (...)

Tommy O’Donnell: will don  the number seven jersey for the game against Gloucester at Thomond Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2: Munster v Gloucester Kick off: Saturday, 1pm. Venue: Thomond Park. How to follow: L(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scoring a try against the Exeter Chiefs  at Sandy Park stadium as Joey Carbery celebrates. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Pandemonium in the park! The Munster effect came to southwest England and, like every Premiership club, Rob Baxter’s heav(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at Sandy park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Oh no, Joey. Old generals named O’Gara and Sexton will enjoy his late error, knowing it’s the only way to truly learn. Th(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe claims the ball ahead of Munster’s  Niall Scannell during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 30 Munster 22 When you know how to win, you know how to win. It’s become a happy habit for Leinster in recent times, not least in this marqu(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery on his way to scoring a try in the rout of Ulster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Another home night in the Guinness PRO14 and another routine, even facile Munster bonus point win. In truth, Munster’s 64-7 victory was also another (...)

The final scoreboard tells the story of a grim night for Ulster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

 Munster 64 Ulster 7 The mid-winter campaign is not here yet but for Ulster this was a not-so-perfect storm. Their two-week, two-game trek to So(...)

Munster outhalf Joey Carbery breaks  free on his way to scoring a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game  against Ulster at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 64 Ulster 7 Munster will know better than anyone that sterner tests await, beginning with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium next Saturday and hig(...)

Munster’s Alby Mathewson: he will make his debut as a short-term cover for the sidelined Conor Murray. Photograph: Getty Images

Munster v Ulster, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.35pm (Live on Eir Sport) It’s still September. The season is still in its teething stages. There are anot(...)

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