Tadhg Beirne celebrates Munster’s Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Conor Murray has robustly defended his teammate Tadhg Beirne from what has been disparagingly referred to as Munster’s ‘Neymar moment.’ Trailing Edi(...)

 Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates scoring their first try with teammates in the province’s narrow Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh in  Murrayfield Stadium, Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 The result tends to initially shape the contours of reflection, softening the edges, so it was unsurprising that the overwhel(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan celebrates the victory  over Edinburgh  at Murrayfield with his son Wyatt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster’s resilience and ability to absorb setbacks and still find the wherewithal to confirm a third Champions Cup semi-final in succession is a prec(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls celebrates after scoring his try in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at  Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 It was a remarkable victory borne in adversity and one that sums up the essence of Munster’s rugby genealogy. When everything(...)

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue in action against  Andrea Lovotti of Zebre in their victory last weekend at Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final preview  Edinburgh v Munster  Venue: Murrayfield.  Kick-off: 12.45pm.  On TV: Live on Virgin (...)

Edinburgh’s Pierre Schoeman was sent off for his tackle on Dan Leavy during the Pro14 clash with Leinster. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Edinburgh loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman has been banned for four weeks after he was sent off in his side’s defeat to Leinster last Saturday for an el(...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien: “He’s back and he’s good, and the medics are happy.” Photograph: Getty Images

Sean O’Brien is set to return to Leinster colours for the first time since a Guinness Pro14 match against Benetton in April when he suffered a shoulde(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy is tackled by Simon Berghan and Ben Toolis of Edinburgh during their match at the RDS Arena. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Henceforth, the stakes start to rise. A fortnight of no-holds-barred inter-pro derbies will lead in to the opening two weeks of European rugby. That d(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton goes over for a try against Edinburgh despite the tackle of Juan Pablo Socino. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

  Leinster 31  Edinburgh 7 Too many chefs can perhaps spoil a broth, but already the early signs are that the co-opting of Felipe Contepo(...)

Michael Bent and James Ryan of Leinster tackle Edinburgh’s Juan Pablo Socino during the Guinness Pro 14 match at  the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/ Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed that 22-year-old lock James Ryan suffered a concussion at the end of the first quarter of the side’s 31-(...)

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