Munster will be without Mike Sherry for up to six months after the hooker had shoulder surgery for the second time this year.
Ulster are handed a tough draw for the European Champions Cup after being grouped with Toulon, Leicester and Scarlets.
Glasgow Warriors edge out Munster after a ferocious battle at Scotstoun to reach the Pro12 final for the first time.
Munster secure a comfortable bonus-point win at Edinburgh to stay within a point of second-place in the Pro12.
Toulon captain Jonny Wilkinson kicks 21 points as the defending champions edge past Munster to reach the Heineken Cup final.
Glasgow Warriors boost their hopes of securing a place in the Pro12 play-offs by beating Munster at Thomond Park.
Munster's Heineken Cup hopes suffer a blow after Peter O'Mahony is ruled out for the rest of this season by injury.
Munster score six tries as they hammer French giants Toulouse at Thomond Park to power into the Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Leinster extend their lead over Munster at the top of the Pro12 table to five points thanks to a narrow win at the Aviva Stadium.
Munster beat Treviso 14-3 at Thomond Park to take over from Ulster in second place in the Pro12 standings.
Scarlets secure a deserved hard-fought win over Pro12 leaders Munster to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the play-offs.
Tries from Sean Dougall, Simon Zebo and James Downey against Ospreys send Munster back to the top of the Pro12.
Former Ireland back row forward Anthony Foley will succeed Rob Penney as Munster coach at the end of this season.
Winger Simon Zebo scores two tries in Cork as Munster beat Zebre 36-8 to move back to the top of the Pro12 table.
Newcastle Falcons sign Munster second-row Ian Nagle on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
Pro12 leaders Munster rack up their biggest win of the season in trouncing Cardiff Blues 54-13 in Limerick.
New Zealander Rob Penney is to step down as head coach of Irish province Munster at the end of the season.
Conor Murray's starting berth at scrum-half for Ireland against Scotland looks assured as Eoin Reddan struggles with a calf strain.
Edinburgh forward Cornell Du Preez escapes further sanction after being cited for striking Munster's Paul O'Connell.
Keith Earls will miss Ireland's Six Nations campaign after suffering a knee injury in Munster's win over Edinburgh.