Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has slammed critics of newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki ahead of Ireland's first autumn international against South Africa this Saturday.
Tom Farrell's 67th-minute try ensured Connacht toppled 14-man Munster 20-16 to end their six-match losing streak in Guinness PRO14 inter-provincial derbies
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has included Connacht's newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki, while dropping Simon Zebo for autumn internationals against Argentina, Fiji and South Africa.
Worcester Warriors captain and former Ireland international Donncha O'Callaghan will bring an end to a career that has lasted 20 years at the end of the season.
Conor Murray's 60th-minute charge-down try set Munster on their way to a gritty 14-7 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Thomond Park.
European club rugby is back for the second weekend in a row with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.
Munster repelled a second-half Castres fightback to claim a crucial draw in their Champions Cup opener in France.
SA Rugby has confirmed that Springbok forwards coach Johann van Graan has been released from his contract to join Irish province Munster as their new head coach.
Johnny Sexton set a new Leinster points-scoring record in the 23-17 PRO14 victory over Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
Munster travel to Leinster Saturday for the biggest derby in Irish rugby, when international teammates put friendships to one side and the intensity increases. But there was no bitterness to the rivalry this week as Anthony Foley took centre stage.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU confirmed that Tadhg Beirne will join the province at the start next season on a two-year deal.
Munster mined 14 points from a second half sin-binning as they put Cardiff Blues away for a 39-16 PRO14 win.
South Africa's assistant coach, Johann van Graan, looks set to be named Munster's new director of rugby.
Glasgow gave an early demonstration of their title credentials with a stunning performance to see off Munster 37-10 at Scotstoun.
Munster held off a second-half comeback from Ospreys to register their third straight Guinness PRO14 victory in torrential rain at the Liberty Stadium.
Alex Wootton's four tries saw him enter the Guinness PRO14 record books as Munster hammered the Cheetahs 51-18 at Thomond Park.
Last season's beaten finalists Munster began the revamped Guinness PRO14 in confident fashion with a 34-3 bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso at Irish Independent Park.
Ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, Peter Stringer's 20th in professional rugby, the Worcester scrum-half reveals what keeps him from hanging up his boots.
The Barbarians will return to the scene of their most famous recent triumph when they take on Tonga at Thomond Park on Nov. 10.
South African franchise the Cheetahs will get their first taste of PRO14 action on Friday, Sept. 1 as they take on Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.
It is not difficult to see why Celtic Rugby would jump at the chance to breath new life into the rebranded PRO14. But the organisers face issues as they attempt to make the expansion work.
Tuesday brought official confirmation that South African sides the Cheetahs and Southern Kings would, as expected, join an expanded PRO14 competition. But what will the new championship look like?
Peter O'Mahony has been through an awful lot this season which is why captaining the British & Irish Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks will not faze or distract him in the slightest.
- MUNST11thTRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 13 Tries ScoredSARAC1st413
- MUNST9thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Saracens : 46 Points DifferenceSARAC1st746