Munster have confirmed the appointment of Niamh Briggs as head coach for the 2022/23 Women's Interprovincial Championship.
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree says he won't be addressing the accusations that his Munster squad lacks leadership. The province's record appearance holder Donncha O'Callaghan was scathing in his criticism of the players, following Sunday's shock 23-17 defeat to Dragons in Newport.
French referee Mathieu Raynal said he "100%" stands by his much-criticised decision to penalise Australia's Bernard Foley for time-wasting against the All Blacks earlier this month.
With plenty of changes both on and off the pitch at Leinster in the next year, the province have some crucial decisions to make about their future, writes Neil Treacy.
Munster say Peter O'Mahony will return to training later this week, with the captain nursing an ankle injury sustained in Sunday's defeat to Dragons in Newport.
Robbie Henshaw said Leinster have a point to prove against Ulster after losing home and away to their provincial rivals last season.
Bundee Aki got the punishment that his rucking action deserved but his reaction after being sent off was unacceptable, says Jonny Holland.
Stuart Lancaster has watched some of Leinster's players develop from young academy prospects into Ireland internationals, and that helped convince him the time was right to take on a fresh challenge.
Bundee Aki is "extremely apologetic" after his red card during Connacht's defeat to the Stormers and will remain in South Africa to help the team prepare for Friday's game against the Vodacom Bulls.
Leinster have confirmed Stuart Lancaster will leave the province at the end of the season to become director of rugby at Top 14 side Racing 92.
Premiership club Worcester Warriors have gone into administration after being suspended by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from all competitions after failing to meet a deadline to prove they could operate amid their financial difficulties.
Johnny Sexton could be in line to return for Leinster in this Friday's BKT United Rugby Championship derby with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium.
It was another mixed weekend for the Irish provinces as Leinster and Ulster chalked up successive victories while Connacht and Munster crashed to further away losses.
Donncha O'Callaghan says Munster's wider squad group need to show more leadership on the pitch, after the province fell to a second defeat to begin the new season.
Munster's poor start to the BKT United Rugby Championship season has continued, after they fell to a 23-17 defeat to the Dragons, losing to the Welsh region for the first time since 2015.
Bundee Aki was sent off as Connacht suffered a 38-15 defeat to defending United Rugby Championship winners the Stormers in Stellenbosch.
Scrum-half John Cooney scored 30 points as Ulster beat Scarlets 55-39 in a 12-try thriller at Parc y Scarlets.
New Zealand were crowned Rugby Championship winners on the back of a convincing 40-14 victory over Australia in Auckland, as South Africa had to settle for second best despite later beating Argentina.
South Africa won the battle but lost the war following their 38-21 victory over ill-disciplined Argentina in Durban, a result that handed the 2022 Rugby Championship title to New Zealand.
Look back on the play by play breakdown of how Munster fell to a disappointing defeat to Dragons in the BKT United Rugby Championship