DONAL LENIHAN: Gerbrandt Grobler furore is a problem of Munster’s making

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) officials, including board chairman and former England international Simon Halliday, congregated in the tunnel outside the palatial dressing rooms at the U Arena and had every reason to be pleased with themselves.


DONAL LENIHAN: Courageous Munster pay the penalty for breaking golden rule

The positive spin on all things Irish rugby continued unabated this weekend with all three Irish provinces sitting pretty on top of their respective Champions Cup pools heading into the final week of action, despite the fact that Munster came up just short in a captivating game against Racing 92 in Paris.


DONAL LENIHAN: Munster aiming to put brakes on big spenders Racing’s gallop

Racing’s vast resources are best illustrated by the options available to their management in the second row alone compared to Johann van Graan, writes Donal Lenihan.