Luckless Sherry still has dad’s two caps in sights

When Mike Sherry won a cap on the tour of the United States and Canada in 2013, it looked a near certainty that he would soon challenge for a regular place in the middle of the Ireland front row.

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Earls certain Munster capable of lifting silverware

Keith Earls was crowned Munster Player of the Year yesterday but said he would gladly swap his prize for team silverware at the end of the season.

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McCarthy ready to step up as Leinster’s No 9

Nick McCarthy says he’ll be ready to rock if he’s selected by Leinster in next month’s Champions Cup final in Bilbao.

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Warwick wary of Munster backlash

Ulster loosehead Andy Warwick expects a typical battle royal at Thomond Park on Saturday when the Guinness PRO14 wraps up its league programme before the play-off stage begins the following week.

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Adaptable Porter makes amazing climb to summit

All but lost amidst the praise for the James Ryans and Dan Leavys this season has been the frankly ridiculous progress made by Leinster’s Andrew Porter since he switched sides in the front row.

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O’Driscoll remarks hit a raw Ulster nerve

Brian O’Driscoll’s comments about Ulster being a “bit of a basket case” has certainly hit a raw nerve around Ravenhill.

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Muldoon: I’m proudest of being a one-club man

Connacht captain John Muldoon says he is delighted he turned down lucrative offers from Ireland, England and France to fulfil his dream of guiding his native province to their first piece of silverware.

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Van Graan says Reds moving on from bitter Bordeaux experience

Johann van Graan wasn’t concealing his own personal disappointment and the deep frustration in the Munster camp as players and management reflected on the error-ridden first half hour in Bordeaux on Sunday that condemned the province to yet another semi-final defeat in the European Champions Cup.

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Must supporters accept this is Munster’s level?

Simon Lewis looks at the shortcomings that led to the province’s defeat by Racing 92

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Earls: Van Graan hasn’t put his stamp on us yet

Keith Earls has had better Mondays.

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O’Donoghue: 'it feels like the most disappointing result of my career'

Jack O’Donoghue’s worst nightmares of last season’s semi-final defeat to Saracens were revisited on Sunday in Bordeaux but the Munster back-rower is determined to quickly move on from the latest European setback ahead of the Guinness PRO14 play-offs.

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Masoe hails Ryan's influence on Racing dressing room

Former All Black Chris Masoe has praised Donnacha Ryan’s contribution to Racing 92’s charge to the Champions Cup final, crediting the Munster man’s positivity with lifting the squad in his debut season.

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