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Jimmy O’Brien has earned his sport in Saturday’s line-up on merit. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

On a dark Sunday evening in November 2020, the day after Ireland had lost to England at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup, Leinster hosted Cardiff (...)

Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien  is tackled by Connacht’s Gavin Thornbury during the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16, first-leg match at the Sportsground. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Jimmy O’Brien Club: Leinster Position: Wing Age: 25 Height: 6’ Weight: 88 kgs (13st 12lbs) Leinster appearances: 47 Points: 79 Why he’s so important(...)

 Craig Casey will train with Munster this week.  Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Ireland internationals Craig Casey and Gavin Coombes have returned to the Munster setup and will be available for the United Rugby Championship match (...)

Jimmy O’Brien scores a try for Leinster against Bath in the  Champions Cup clash in January at the  The Recreation Ground. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jimmy O’Brien would have had many familiar faces greet him when he linked up with the Ireland squad for the first time. There are, after all, 16 other(...)

Munster report that South African centre Damian de Allende is still a number of weeks off a return from an abdominal injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster will again be without their World Cup-winning centre Damian de Allende and Joey Carbery for their concluding Heineken Champions Cup match agai(...)

 Peter O’Mahony is back in training after missing out against Ulster last weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster have been boosted by the return to full training of captain Peter O’Mahony and lock Jean Kleyn ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup game agai(...)

Ireland international centre Chris Farrell has returned to training for Munster ahead of their Champions Cup opener away to Wasps. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As they continue to manage three separate groups – those who stayed in the high-performance centre, those who returned from South Africa and those who(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and  team manager Niall O’Donovan. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster are more likely to seek reinforcements from within, be it academy players, others in the National Talent Squad and All-Ireland League players (...)

Young Munster fullback Patrick Campbell is one of a number of Munster academy players set to  be registered for their European Champions Cup campaign after EPCR changed its rules. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster’s chances of fulfilling their opening Heineken Champions Cup pool game against Wasps in Coventry on Sunday week have been greatly enhanced by (...)

RG Snyman suffered a re-rupture of an ACL in Munster’s game against the Stormers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster issued a relatively positive injury bulletin on Wednesday, what with Liam O’Connor returning to training and John Hodnett having completed his(...)

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