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Today’s News

Ryan bids farewell to Munster but lessons learned from POC's exit

The 33-year-old lock will play his final game for the province against Scarlets.

Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?

The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.

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Yesterday’s News

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'

Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.

Joe Schmidt presents awards to Ireland's leading club rugby players UBL

Joe Schmidt presents awards to Ireland's leading club rugby players

Cork Con’s Niall Kenneally was named Ulster Bank League Division 1A Player of the Year.

Irishman Shane O'Leary gets call-up to Canada trials before June Tests

The 24-year-old left Connacht at the end of the season.

Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final

The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.

Ex-Ireland Schools prop Jager to face Lions in New Zealand tour opener

The tighthead will be among those who get the first shot at the Lions next week.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Huge boost for Scarlets as dazzling wing Evans cleared to play against Munster

The 22-year-old had his red card rescinded.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Leinster and Saracens players link with Lions to take NZ prep to next level

Warren Gatland has been keeping a close eye on New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams.

Murray, Stander, POM at 'slight disadvantage' for Lions, says Gatland

While key players from Leinster and Saracens are now in camp, the Munster trio remain on Pro12 duty.

'I've got CVs of wonderful players who want to come and play for Munster'

The province are understood to have permission to sign a NIQ second row.

Henshaw looking to follow in Irish Lions BOD and Wood's footsteps

Still just 23, the Ireland centre is backing himself to push into the Lions Test team.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality

With Billy Vunipola missing, Stander will compete with Taulupe Faletau for the eight shirt.

McGrath all clear for Lions tour after x-ray and Sean O'Brien passes scan too

Johnny Sexton had a HIA after Leinster’s Pro12 semi-final defeat but will train tomorrow.

Zebo's sensational try shows Munster's attacking confidence is growing

Peter O’Mahony and the forwards enjoyed watching their backline rip the Ospreys apart.

Henry Slade's incredible kick deserves some kind of award

The Exeter centre put his pack into prime position to grab victory against Saracens.

'We're going to cop a lot of shite for this in the coming week, I'm guessing'

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa believes the province aren’t going to have to wait long for a trophy.

Irish duo help Exeter into Prem final as Ryan returns to Top 14 with Agen

Marty Moore was part of a Wasps squad that also reached the English league decider.

'I didn’t even know what teams were in the Pro12 when I arrived' - Erasmus

Munster’s director of rugby believes his players deserve to be in the final against the Scarlets.

Sunday 21 May, 2017

Erasmus' Munster march on to Pro12 final against 'weird team' Scarlets

The southern province will be representing Ireland in an intriguing final at the Aviva.

Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park

Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.

Scintillating Zebo try helps Munster into Pro12 final against Scarlets

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored three tries in their semi-final victory at Thomond Park.

'Tadhg played with a rib injury and a lot of players wouldn't have'

Tadhg Beirne was impressive once again for the Scarlets last night against Leinster.

'If you want to play for Ireland you have to play in Ireland, and that was a big factor'

Denis Buckley has been a star for Connacht but still hasn’t been capped by Ireland.

'Johnny in the past has come back into big games' - Leinster's Cullen

The Leinster head coach was bitterly disappointed to end the season in losing fashion.

Friday 19 May, 2017

Jack McGrath may need x-ray after worrying arm injury in Leinster defeat

The Ireland loosehead is due to travel with Warren Gatland’s Lions this summer.

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

Connacht left frustrated by EPCR registration issue before play-off

The western province had planned to start Eoin Griffin at outside centre.

Adeolokun, Healy and Dillane back in Connacht 23 for Saints play-off

Adeolokun, Healy and Dillane back in Connacht 23 for Saints play-off

Pat Lam’s side have been boosted by the return of the Ireland internationals.

O'Brien ruled out as Henshaw and Sexton return for Leinster's semi

The Scarlets are missing captain Ken Owens and Jake Ball, but James Davies is back.

Saili gets nod at 13 ahead of Taute for Munster's Pro12 semi-final

Conor Murray is back at scrum-half, while Tyler Bleyendaal is fit to start.

Ryan, Porter and O'Loughlin the latest Ireland call-ups off Leinster conveyor belt

Joe Schmidt will bring the uncapped trio on Ireland’s tour of the US and Japan.

'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'

Tiernan O’Halloran has been saving up lots of lessons with Ireland in recent times.

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland and the U20s look to future with exciting summer squads

Both squads will provide opportunities for younger players to shine.

'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move

The 35-year-old has been forced to retire with immediate effect.

'Dev will give us good impact' - Toner dropped by Leinster for semi-final

Meanwhile, Leo Cullen explained his decision to go for a 6/2 split on the bench.

Italian clubs will no longer get an automatic place in the Champions Cup

EPCR has confirmed some encouraging changes to the qualification format.

Connacht plotting to save season by bringing play-off final to Galway

The western province need to beat Northampton away this weekend to do so.

'That is special, not a lot of guys get the opportunity to wear that'

After a brief taste of life with the Lions, CJ Stander is focused on winning with Munster.

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