paul darbyshire munster

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…

Munster scrum

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…

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…

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…

alan quinlan munster

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…

joe schmidt leinster

Leinster threw away an 11-point half-time lead to lose 23-24 to Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night. The visitors had looked the far more dangerous team in the first…

Paul O’Connell injured in Leinster clash

Munster and Ireland talisman Paul O’Connell was forced to leave the pitch early in the second half of the Magners League game against Leinster on Saturday night with an ankle…

Munster spirit wins derby day

Munster coach Tony McGahan praised his side’s attitude and spirit on Saturday night having watched them come back from an 11-point deficit at half-time to defeat Leinster 24-23 in the…