Munster will be led out by Niall Scannell on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to the side that defeated Southern Kings in Cork last week for his team’s Pro14 clash with Ze(...)

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(...)

 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal against Racing 92 at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster  21 Racing 21 Fittingly for their first draw in 79 home games which have liberally garnished the Champions Cup, this was new territory f(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony in the post-match press confererence following their game against Racing 92 at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The sight of Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander (not once, but twice) offloading the ball, the former in his own half, at Thomond Park on Saturday night wa(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal which could have won the game against Racing 92 at  Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The odds on the Irish provinces repeating their four-timer of the opening weekend were always more unlikely in a quartet of Franco-Irish battles again(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony speaks to his team after their draw with Racing 92. Photograph: Ryan Byrne /Inpho

Draws, by their nature, can never be entirely satisfying and Munster’s sharing of the four match points with Racing was very much a case in point. Mun(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal  in the Heineken Champions Cup match against  Racing 92 at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 21 Racing 92 21 As ever with Munster, this was high drama, although as ever with draws, neither side will feel entirely satisfied with a shar(...)

Jeremy Loughman carries for Munster during their win over the Ospreys. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan resembled a proud parent in the manner in which he described the rumbustious performance of loosehead prop Jeremy Lough(...)

Munster celebrate as replacement prop James Cronin goes over for a try to secure the bonus point against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ospreys 13 Munster 32 Munster’s bonus point victory on the opening weekend of the Heineken Champions Cup supersedes all other considerations in the s(...)

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