Stephen Archer

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 Conor Murray and a kicking game will only provide Munster with so many opportunities. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

There’s a certain irony in this weekend’s fixtures that only two sides across the Guinness Pro14 won 15 games in the regular season – both Scottish. T(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan is confident his side can overturn Leinster in their Pro14 semi-final. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan believes his team can beat the new European Champions Leinster when they meet at the weekend in the semi-final of the P(...)

Munster’s South African lock Jean Kleyn in action at the Chaban-Delmas Stadium in Bordeaux. Photograph: Getty Images

Andrew Conway - Eager to trigger something going forward and kept giving as the day is long and got his late try. But it was too late to affect the ou(...)

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(...)

Simon Zebo: returns from injury for what will be his  farewell European game for Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Toulon, Thomond Park, Saturday, 3.15pm (Sky Sports) A monumental weekend for the Irish provinces and if it’s quarter-final time then Munste(...)

Ireland’s Jack McGrath, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong and John Ryan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Traditionally, Ireland’s prop cupboard has been as barren as the supermarket bread shelves in recent days. For 16 seasons of the Six Nations in succe(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan: ‘Glasgow are a quality side, the form team of the competition this whole year.’ File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster v Glasgow Warriors Cork, Kick off: 7pm Live on Sky Sports Munster coach Johann van Graan said that they would need to show a big improvement(...)

Ireland tighthead prop   Andrew Porter played 76 minutes against Italy at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Andrew Porter is set to make his first Six Nations start against Wales in Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated encounter at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 2.15(...)

Andrew Porter replaced Tadhg Furlong in the early stages of Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With an update on Tadhg Furlong’s hamstring tear imminent, Andrew Porter is poised to become a crucial figure for Ireland. The 22-year-old tighthead (...)

 Jordan Larmour: impressive form with Leinster could see him win a place in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pedigree counts in the European Champions Cup; it always has. Take the 77th-minute decision by Racing to go for another three-pointer rather than seek(...)

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