Robin Copeland

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Departing Connacht head coach Kieran Keane:  In his own quirky way, he clearly cared passionately about the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

News of Kieran Keane’s impending departure comes as a surprise, and completes a rollercoaster sole season in charge of the 2016 Guinness Pro12 champio(...)

Tempers flare between Ulster’s Rory Best and Rhys Marshall of Munster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 24 Ulster 24 Ulster failed to win a place in next week’s Pro 14 playoffs when they drew with Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening. Aft(...)

Racing 92 winger Teddy Thomas  passes the ball to his captain Maxime Machenaud to score their third  try in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade  Chaban-Delmasin Bordeaux. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Racing 27 Munster 22 Something of a Groundhog Day for Munster. This sixth successive semi-final defeat in the European Champions Cup was as anti-clim(...)

 Conor Murray practices his goal-kicking in Bordeaux. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster encountered hotter conditions than they expected for their Captain’s Run at the Stade Chaban Delmas in Bordeaux on Saturday. Head coach Johann(...)

John Goosen: will play for Montpellier next season but will be in the Cheetahs side to take on Munster in the PRO14 clash in South Africa. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheetahs v Munster, Toyota Stadium (6.35, Irish time, live on Sky Sports) Johan Goosen will play his first match since he “retired” in January 2017 w(...)

 Southern Kings’s Berton Klaasen (right) has played the  most minutes of any player in the Pro14 to date with a lung bursting, 1,410. Photograph: Inpho

Berton Klaasen is a 28-year-old South Africa-born centre who plays for the Southern Kings rugby franchise in the Guinness Pro14. He is the alpha male (...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates the try that gave Munster the win at Thomond Park. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Munster 20 Toulon 19 In time-honoured fashion, a capacity Thomond Park crowd remained riveted from first minute to last, and made off into the evenin(...)

Munster squad training in UL  on Monday. Phototgraph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

At face value, once again the odds appear to be stacked against Munster. Three-time winners Toulon have three or four times the playing budget, and in(...)

Alex Wootton scores Munster’s key third try against the Scarlets as Tom Varndell makes the tackle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 19 Scarlets 7 Munster began their preparations for a Champions Cup quarter-final meeting against Toulon as Alex Wootton scored the final try (...)

Robin Copeland has signed a two-year deal with Connacht. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

Connacht have announced the signing of Munster backrow Robin Copeland. 31-year-old Copeland has signed a two-year deal with the province, and heads (...)

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