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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C


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# Axel
Foley appointed Ireland Wolfhounds coach
The former number eight will be assisted by Ulster backs coach Neil Doak.
# O Captain My Captain
Painful defeats parked as O'Mahony gears up for make or break week
The Munster captain underwent some ‘fine-tuning’ today before Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Perpignan.
SLIDESHOW: Paul O’Connell back at work with Munster
Rob Penney’s men trained at CIT in Cork, with the Heineken Cup double-header against Perpignan looming.
# Focus
Munster looking for momentum as Perpignan tests loom
International prop Stephen Archer says the southern province are focusing on the Dragons on Friday night.
# New Deal
Munster secure Tommy O'Donnell on two-year contract
The 26-year-old’s new deal comes into effect in July 2014.
# European Rugby
9 solid reasons to get pumped about the Heineken Cup this weekend
Enjoy it while it lasts.
# Round-Up
Jackson, Keatley kick for victory and the rest of your Pro12 highlights
Now, who’s ready for the Heineken Cup?
Penney basking in the glow of long-awaited win over Leinster
The Munster coach heaped praise on his out-half after the 19-15 win over Leinster, and he ‘still has JJ to unleash’.
# Mind Games
Paul O’Connell: Success of Munster game plan is all in the head
‘Accuracy is the big thing,’ says the lock. ‘Scoring when we’re in the green zone and mixing our game a bit better.’
Tunnels, flags and precise drinking times: take a 22 step walk around Munster's dressing rooms
It’s like MTV Cribs, but with less plasma TVs.
Hardest ever pre-season has Earls conditioned for Munster fight
The flying back took time out with us this week to chat workload, gameplan and, yes, even his position.
# sightseeing
Here's your 'Average Munster Fans Living It Up in Montpellier' pic of the day
You can’t take them anywhere.
Agony & Ecstasy: A brief history of Munster's French semi-final adventures
Munster have been down this road five times before.
# red v blue
Munster v Leinster: 3 key battles that will decide the bragging rights
Warren Gatland and his coaching crew will be at Thomond Park to witness the interprovincial clash.
# faithful servant
Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season
The prop has played 224 times for Munster, won 67 Ireland caps and captured the Grand Slam in 2009.
# Red Army
Harlequins launch investigation after Munster fans' invasion of The Stoop
The Premiership champions were not impressed with “supporters” selling their tickets to travelling Irish supporters.
# provincial pride
Christmas crackers: Munster v Leinster
Red versus Blue. Facts, jokes and YouTube clips await the winner.
# appraisal
Half-term report: How our provinces have shaped up so far
We’re at the midway point of the season, time to see where we all stand.
Connacht v Munster, RaboDirect Pro12
Connacht have taken some impressive scalps in Galway this year and Munster were without some big names.
# Provincial
No new injury concerns for Munster as O'Donnell and Dougall return
The scans have not brought such good news for Ulster.
# vital
Heineken Cup: 3 things to look out for this weekend
European dreams could be shattered for three of Ireland’s four representatives.