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Munster head coach Johann van Graan after the defeat to Leinster in  their Pro 14 semi-final at the  RDS. He  has a point when highlighting that Munster won three more games in the Pro 14 this season than last. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Come May only two teams, and sometimes it’s only one, do enough to lift silverware. For the rest the season generally ends in a defeat or coming up sh(...)

 “To be involved in semi-finals and finals rugby is what you want to be doing at this time of the year.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster certainly can’t be accused of lacking persistence. They’ve had eight consecutive years of anti-climactic ends to their seasons, but here they (...)

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O’Gara is expected to return to Europe next season. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Ronan O’Gara has ruled out a return to Munster to work under Johann van Graan. La Rochelle are in prime position to make O’Gara their head coach next(...)

Munster backs and attack coach Felix Jones and forwards coach Jerry Flannery: leaving the province after 10 and 14 years of service, respectively. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster’s loss is set to be Ulster’s gain as Bill Johnston moves to Belfast. This could become a reversal of fortunes following the impact Chris Farre(...)

Tadgh Furlong is one of three Leinster players in the running for European Player of the Year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose have been shortlisted for the EPCR European Player of the Year award. The trio are aiming to emulate th(...)

Johnny Sexton during Leinster’s 30-12 win over Saracens in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Look through the Heineken Champions Cup roll of honour and the best team invariably lifts the trophy. That is sure to be the case on May 11th in St Ja(...)

Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara and Paul O’Connell after a Six Nations match against France at Stade de France, Paris in April 2012.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby coaching comes with a health warning. I’m serious. We hear it all the time, most recently from Joe Schmidt and Paul O’Connell. Eddie Jones recov(...)

Paul O’Connell with Mourad Boudjellal after signing for Toulon as a player in 2015. Photograph: RC Toulon/Inpho

Paul O’Connell and Ronan O’Gara could make adventurous new moves later this year in the formatives stages of their coaching careers, with O’Connell po(...)

Ronan O’Gara and Paul O’Connell are both set to leave their current coaching roles in New Zealand and France respectively. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ronan O’Gara and Paul O’Connell are to leave their current coaching positions. Midi Olympique are reporting O’Gara’s short term appointment as France (...)

Welsh referee Ben Whitehouse took charge of Leinster’s clash with Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

Player safety must come first World Rugby’s commitment to player safety once again came sharply into focus during Edinburgh’s Pro14 victory over Lein(...)

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