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THE TOP two in the RaboDirect Pro12 go head-to-head at Thomond Park tonight as Munster host their Irish rivals Leinster. It’s sure to be an enthralling match, but who’s going…

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Alan Quinlan is backing Ireland to learn from the mistakes of their disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign, provided they can get off to a strong start in New Zealand. The…

Cycle for Darbyshire Video Clip

These moments from Stage 1 of the Munster Rugby Cycle for Paul Darbyshire will make you laugh and cry. Some moving words from Darbyshire’s wife, Lyndsay, and a sneak peak…

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The rugby community in Ireland was struck by the news that Paul Darbyshire passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, 20 June. Munster’s head of strength and conditioning…

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By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor SO THE Magners League Grand Final is decided; it will be an all-Ireland affair between Munster and Leinster, the top two in the…

Munster v Ospreys teams announced

The Munster side announced today for the Magners League semi-final shows nine changes, two of those positional, from the side selected for the game against Connacht last time out. The…

Ruan Pienaar and Cian Healy

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE MAGNERS LEAGUE finalists will be decided this weekend with Ireland guaranteed at least one team in the season’s climax. Ulster visit Leinster…

Moving on: James Hook is leaving the Ospreys for Perpignan

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE OSPREYS’ 22-20 defeat to Munster at the Liberty Stadium means it’s extremely unlikely the defending champions will qualify for the Magners League…

Break point: Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb shows his pace

MUNSTER BEAT the Ospreys 22-20 but whose performances will have impressed Warren Gatland and Declan Kidney? OSPREYS Alun Wyn Jones In one word – immense. He carried his team and…

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It was officially confirmed today that Munster’s Alan Quinlan will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season. Quinlan, who will shortly celebrate his 37th birthday, confirmed…