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From The42 'This club is building something special again' - Toulouse in confident mood ahead of trip to face Leinster Last Four

'This club is building something special again' - Toulouse in confident mood ahead of trip to face Leinster

Toulouse saw off Clermont Auvergne in a top of the table clash on Sunday in France.

From The42 Carbery still 'highly unlikely' for Munster as Earls and Kleyn look to prove fitness Injury Update

Carbery still 'highly unlikely' for Munster as Earls and Kleyn look to prove fitness

Tyler Bleyendaal is set to wear Munster’s number 10 shirt against Saracens.

From The42 Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed Planning

Possible Heineken Cup semi-final venues for Irish provinces confirmed

The Aviva Stadium could be a host venue for the final four of the competition.

From The42 'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity Looking Back

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

From The42 Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals All In

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

From The42 First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland Dan The Man

First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland

Yesterday’s comeback win against Leicester saw Ulster secure knock-out rugby in Europe.

From The42 'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences' Defence

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

From The42 'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup' Munster

'This is a team who is absolutely capable of winning the Heineken Cup'

Speaking on the latest episode of Heineken Rugby Weekly, Andy Dunne says he has been convinced that Johann van Graan’s side can be European champions.

From The42 The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines Fardy Party

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

From The42 Johnny Sexton ruled out of Wasps clash but 'not far off at all' Injury Update

Johnny Sexton ruled out of Wasps clash but 'not far off at all'

Devin Toner, Robbie Henshaw and Sean O’Brien are all back in full Leinster training this week.

From The42 Racing 'strongly condemn racist insults' against Zebo during Ulster game Racism

Racing 'strongly condemn racist insults' against Zebo during Ulster game

The French club says ‘racism has no place in rugby.’

From The42 Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

From The42 Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm Form

Carbery shines for Munster in 'special performance' at Kingsholm

The 23-year-old out-half scored two tries and kicked at 100% for the third time in a row.

From The42 Farrell boost adds to Munster confidence for Kingsholm clash Fright Night Lights

Farrell boost adds to Munster confidence for Kingsholm clash

Danny Cipriani’s return boosts Gloucester for what should be an absorbing European tie.

From The42 Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out Opportunity

Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out

Stuart Lancaster has backed Byrne to step up against Toulouse this weekend.

From The42 Leinster find a way as Bath promise to go 'full metal jacket' for return leg Back It Up

Leinster find a way as Bath promise to go 'full metal jacket' for return leg

Leo Cullen’s side have breakdown issues to fix before the Premiership side visit Dublin.

From The42 Larmour's intercept try crucial as Leinster squeeze out away win in Bath On The Road

Larmour's intercept try crucial as Leinster squeeze out away win in Bath

Leo Cullen’s side weren’t at their best in tricky conditions but found a way to win.

From The42 'He's telling me he's very happy at the moment anyway' - Cullen on Lancaster's Leinster future Senior Coach

'He's telling me he's very happy at the moment anyway' - Cullen on Lancaster's Leinster future

Leo Cullen and Leinster remain hopeful that Stuart Lancaster will stay with the province.

From The42 Friends reunited but Leo Cullen wary of Girvan Dempsey influence for Bath Inside Man

Friends reunited but Leo Cullen wary of Girvan Dempsey influence for Bath

The champions are facing into a crunch double-header.

From The42 Injury blow for Castres ahead of Munster clash as Rodrigo Capo Ortega doubtful Heineken Cup

Injury blow for Castres ahead of Munster clash as Rodrigo Capo Ortega doubtful

The French side travel to Thomond Park this weekend.

From The42 Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier Late Late Show This post contains videos

Chick scores 89th minute try after 39 phases as Newcastle snatch late win over Montpellier

Newcastle followed their away win over Toulon with another dramatic victory over French powerhouses Montpellier.

From The42 Felipe Contepomi makes return to Leinster Rugby The Good Doctor

Felipe Contepomi makes return to Leinster Rugby

The former out-half previously played with the province 116 times after joining in 2003.

From The42 Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season What's In A Name?

Heineken returns as Champions Cup title sponsor from next season

EPCR has secured a four-year title sponsorship deal with the Dutch brewing company.

From The42 The bolt from the blue that launched the career of one of Munster's last European champions A Decade Ago

The bolt from the blue that launched the career of one of Munster's last European champions

“The first thing you do is you tell the parents,” Denis Hurley recalls. “My dad couldn’t believe it at all.”

From The42 'I think about the guy every single day' - Peter Stringer pays emotional tribute to Anthony Foley Remembering

'I think about the guy every single day' - Peter Stringer pays emotional tribute to Anthony Foley

The former Ireland scrum-half also says he wants to continue playing rugby after celebrating his 40th birthday.

From The42 The Scarlets defeat that laid the foundations for one of Munster's greatest triumphs Flashback

The Scarlets defeat that laid the foundations for one of Munster's greatest triumphs

It’s 10 years since Munster’s reign as European champions ground to a halt at Stradey Park.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember Munster v Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final? Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you remember Munster v Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final?

The old foes meet again in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

From The42 Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster Pastures New

Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster

The 40-year-old also guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.

From The42 Provincial success in Europe has driven Ireland standards at Test level Province And Nation

Provincial success in Europe has driven Ireland standards at Test level

Ireland’s recent Six Nations titles have coincided with disappointing provincial results. Is there a link or mere coincidence?

From The42 Connacht identity rooted in the struggle, yet Toulouse nothing to fear for champions ON MERIT

Connacht identity rooted in the struggle, yet Toulouse nothing to fear for champions

“I’m proud of the fact I’ve been here through some very tough times,” says John Muldoon in poetic mood.

From The42 'It's exactly the challenge I came for': Dan Carter impressed by Top 14's improvement since Perpignan days DC

'It's exactly the challenge I came for': Dan Carter impressed by Top 14's improvement since Perpignan days

The All Black superstar hailed the development of the league in his six years away.

From The42 This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you Brutal Quizzicality

This Munster-heavy European rugby pool round 6 quiz is probably too hard for you

The five rounds that led us here were just appetisers, the sixth round of pool games are where the drama really unfolds.

From The42 5 of the worst title defences of recent history Hangover

5 of the worst title defences of recent history

After another defeat for Chelsea at the weekend, we look at other dreadful title defences.

From The42 7 of our favourite moments from Donncha O'Callaghan's Munster career Legend

7 of our favourite moments from Donncha O'Callaghan's Munster career

A team player, a veteran, and an inadvertent underwear model.

From The42 Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback History

Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback

We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.

From The42 Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals The Business End

Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals

Time for the Champions Cup to add to the list.

From The42 Ferris' last stand as Ulster dig deep against Saracens - My 2014 sporting moment Payne Game

Ferris' last stand as Ulster dig deep against Saracens - My 2014 sporting moment

Sean Farrell looks back on a painful day that signalled the end of an era for Ulster.

From The42 Pienaar, penalties and late poaches: Munster's history with Saracens Round Six This post contains videos

Pienaar, penalties and late poaches: Munster's history with Saracens

Can the southern province get back to winning ways against the Premiership side?