Foley happy with Munster’s ‘small steps’

Head coach Anthony Foley will have the pleasure of taking a winning team into Munster’s Guinness Pro12 campaign but he has demanded plenty more hard work from his players ahead of Friday’s season opener at home to Edinburgh.


Sexton out after suffering broken jaw

Jonathan Sexton faces two months on the sidelines after breaking his jaw in Racing Metro’s Top 14 clash with Toulon on Saturday night.


Payne paves way for Ulster

Leinster 7 Ulster 10
A strong start made all the difference in Tallaght on Saturday as Ulster edged out Leinster in this Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly.

Munster's Andrew Smith is tackled by Andrew Fenby of London Irish during lastnight's friendly at RSC, Waterford. Picture: Matt Browne/SPORTSFILE

Munster moving in the right direction

Munster 17 London Irish 5
Munster geared up for the new season with a spirited friendly victory over Premiership outfit London Irish last night at the Regional Sports Centre.

Sean O'Brien

O’Brien: You have to move on quickly

Seán O’Brien insists there will be no nostalgia around the Leinster squad as they fine-tune their preparations before next weekend’s Pro12 kick-off.