Munster will look to strengthen their position in the top four of the GUINNESS PRO12 when they entertain Benetton Treviso who are battling to stay ahead of Italian rivals Zebre at the bottom end of the table.
The late Jim McCarthy was one of the amateur era's most colourful characters, his red hair and all-action displays making him stand out in the Irish back row of the 1940s and 1950s. We recall some of his famous quotes, passages about his play and comments from his team-mates and others.
The 2015 Munster Rugby Awards, in association with the Irish Independent, will take place at the Maryborough Hotel in Cork on Thursday, April 30. The nominations for Senior Player and Academy Player of the Year have now been finalised.
Ireland will face an interesting kind of pressure when they take on the Barbarians next month says Donncha O'Callaghan. The Munster and Ireland lock played against the famous invitational side when Ireland were beaten 29-23 at Thomond Park five years ago - then helped the Barbarians beat a young England team 39-29 last summer.
Munster made it back-to-back bonus point wins in the GUINNESS PRO12 as a 34-3 trouncing of Edinburgh moved them into second place in the table. The game also saw Simon Zebo become the province's leading try scorer in league history.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named a strong team to face Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield on Saturday (kick-off 7.30pm), including the final trio of returning internationals - Paul O'Connell, Peter O'Mahony and Conor Murray - in the starting line-up.
The Munster squad gathered in Cork on Tuesday, enjoying the warmer than usual sunny conditions as they continue their preparations for Saturday's GUINNESS PRO12 game against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 7.30pm).
Munster Rugby have confirmed the signing of Auckland Blues centre Francis Saili on a two-year contract. The 24 year-old has made 33 Super Rugby appearances for the Blues, scoring five tries, and represented Auckland in the ITM Cup on 31 occasions.
There is a lot more than just bragging rights on the line at Thomond Park as despite being nicely positioned in the GUINNESS PRO12 table, third-placed Munster and Connacht, in sixth, both have teams below them ready to pounce if they lose again.
Less than a week after lifting the RBS 6 Nations trophy, Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has won the RBS Player of the Championship award. Securing over 26% of the public vote, the Limerick man received the backing of 18,842 fans.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley has named a strong selection to face Connacht in round 18 of the GUINNESS PRO12 at Thomond Park on Saturday (kick-off 5.15pm). Centre Denis Hurley captains a side which includes a number of returning Ireland internationals.
Captain Paul O'Connell said emulating the 1948-1949 Ireland team in winning back-to-back Championships is an incredible achievement for Irish rugby's class of 2015. With the great Jack Kyle having passed away last November, O'Connell felt there might have been someone watching down at them as their hard work paid off with a title-clinching win over Scotland.
Niamh Briggs had a day to remember as she captained the Ireland Women's team to RBS 6 Nations title glory. The Waterford star, who scored the first try in the 73-3 win over Scotland, spoke to Irish Rugby TV afterwards.