Rob Penney

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Paul O’Connell is healthy now and is working hard to keep it that way, in order to be ready for Ireland’s tour to Argentina and the upcoming season. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Perhaps because of his force of nature personality it’s almost counter-intuitive to hear the Munster and Ireland second row speak of the next stage(...)

Pat Lam: “We all have a job to do and I will do mine to the best of my ability.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

JOHN FALLONConnacht coach Pat Lam has refused to get involved in a war of words with Rob Penney after the Munster coach claimed that the signing this(...)

Referee Luke Pearce kept control of the decision and did his job correctly in sending off Tom Court against Leinster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The next challenge for the Pro 12 is to eradicate the sloppy officiating that has become all too evident in recent months. Referees are not the proble(...)

Munster coach Rob Penney (right): questioned the value for Irish rugby of Connacht signing major international stars. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has claimed that Connacht have an unfair advantage in signing big foreign imports because they do not face the same restricti(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan makes a break with ball in hand during the fixture against Edinburgh in Scotland. Hanrahan enjoyed a perfect kicking display in an easy victory for the province. Photograph: Robert Perry/Inpho

Munster may have travelled to the Scottish capital with more modest ambitions but in running up a seven-try total and with it the sought-after bonus p(...)

Denis Hurley scores Munster’s second try during the RaboDirect Pro12 game away to Edinburgh at  Meggetland. Photograph: Robert Perry/Inpho

Edinburgh 12 Munster 55: Munster took a giant step towards a home semi-final in the RaboDirect Pro12 play-offs with a comprehensive victory at Edinbur(...)

Injury has forced Niall Ronan’s hand as he  calls it a day at the age of just 31.

Munster’s Niall Ronan has been forced to retire because of injury. The 31-year-old flanker, one of just seven current squad players with over 100 caps(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray cuts a dejected figure following the semi-final defeat to Toulon at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was the occasion and the contest that this fantastic competition merited after Saracens’ bloodless coup at a hollow Twickenham the day befor(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo scores a try despite Toulon’s Drew Mitchell tackle during the Heineken Cup semi-final at the  Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Toulon 24 Munster 16: Toulon moved to within one match of defending their H(...)

Simon Zebo:  Munster need a confident start against Toulon in their Heinkecn Cup semi-final at the Stade Velodrome. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

One of the common themes emerging from the Munster camp is of learning from lessons past, and especially last year’s Heineken Cup 16-10 semi-fi(...)

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