Ospreys 18 Munster 20

Replacement CJ Stander was the hero as Munster stole a 20-18 Guinness PRO12 victory in the final minute to leave Ospreys winless from their opening two matches.

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Ben Kay: Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has risky strategy

Joe Schmidt has adopted a “risky strategy” in preparing Ireland to peak for a potential World Cup Pool D decider against France, according to Ben Kay.

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Leinster picked up their first Guinness PRO12 win under new head coach Leo Cullen as they overcame a battling Cardiff Blues side 23-15 at the the RDS.

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Scarlets made it two Guinness PRO12 wins from two after overcoming a big Ulster side 22-12, despite being reduced to 14 men for 27 minutes in total at Parc y Scarlets.

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Glasgow reached the break with a 23-6 lead before Connacht fought back to almost win the game.

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Ulster head coach Neil Doak has made two personnel changes and one positional switch for tomorrow afternoon’s game.

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Captain Kevin McLaughlin has failed to come through the return to play protocols in time for the game and as a result Isa Nacewa will captain the side from full back.

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Land Rover prepared for the upcoming Rugby World Cup by coming up with this interesting take on one of the most argued rugby laws.

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Ronan O’Gara believes Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has the perfect mental approach to maximise a kind Rugby World Cup draw.

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Schmidt: Canada ‘an incredible banana skin for us’

Joe Schmidt fears Canada could prove “an incredible banana skin” for an Ireland side chasing their best-ever World Cup return.

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It’s hardly the ‘sensible explanation’ that new signing Paul O’Connell was seeking from the club.

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“I had all kinds of symptoms: headaches, being very irritable, tired when you shouldn’t be tired, then being really tired and not being able to sleep.”

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“We made a lot of individual errors that we have to work on ourselves. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel: it’s small stuff we have to fix.”

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“The stadium enjoys a worldwide reputation and has become an international symbol for our nation.”

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The Stade Francais number eight had an operation in Paris on Monday after suffering his injury blow in Saturday’s 23-19 defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

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Paul O’Connell’s new club Toulon hit with doping allegations

Reports in France alleged Toulon players had been supplied with anabolic steroids but Boudjellal moved quickly to deny those claims.

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“These injuries can happen in training, and can happen in games. Hindsight’s a wonderful thing.”

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Ireland adopt cautious approach to Rob Kearney situation

Ireland are taking no chances with full-back Rob Kearney’s World Cup fitness.

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Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and his players are determined to focus on the positives they can take from their performance on Saturday

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With the Rugby World Cup now just around the corner, Guinness have brought out a new series of ads celebrating stories of strength of character and integrity from the world of rugby.

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