Rory Scannell

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 Munster head coach Johann van Graan reacts during his side’s defeat to Racing at La Defense Arena, Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This won’t feel particularly significant for their supporters, for whom Europe is paramount, but if Munster ultimately fail to reach the knockout stag(...)

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(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy played two of their interpro derbies over the festive period. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s National Player Management Programme is much admired outside the country, or certainly appears to be given how often it gets an airing from (...)

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(...)

Caelan Doris offered a man-of-the-match performance for Leinster via his work on both sides of the ball. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster 6 Leinster 13 The jubilant scenes at the final whistle of this Guinness Pro14 interprovincial clash offered an insight into the emotion of th(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony scores the decisive try against Saracens following a well-worked move. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 10 Saracens 3 Munster remain a fascinating reworking in progress. However, the fear remains that, especially given their tough draw, they may(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony stretches out to score a try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Saracens at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 10 Saracens 3 If this was the proverbial game of two halves, the cause was the weather. Munster were deserving of their hard-earned 10-3 inte(...)

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