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#Match Report

From The42 Heartbreak for Connacht, as they fall just short of repeating 2013 Toulouse shock Disappointment

Heartbreak for Connacht, as they fall just short of repeating 2013 Toulouse shock

Andy Friend’s men were full of bravery against a home side who started with 13 full internationals.

From The42 Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan Dominant

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan

The back-to-back winners lost their first World Cup game since 2007.

From The42 Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland Shocked

Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland

Jamie Joseph’s Brave Blossoms were sublime in overturning a 12-3 deficit to win.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots Up And Running

Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots

A bonus-point win in front of the Green Army was the perfect start in Japan.

From The42 Ireland head to Japan on top of the world after convincing win over Wales ENCOURAGING

Ireland head to Japan on top of the world after convincing win over Wales

Joe Schmidt and Rory Best signed off at the Aviva Stadium with an encouraging victory.

From The42 Stockdale at the double as Schmidt's Ireland cling on for victory in Cardiff Response

Stockdale at the double as Schmidt's Ireland cling on for victory in Cardiff

Dave Kilcoyne was monstrous for Ireland as Joe Schmidt’s side made positive strides forward.

From The42 Late Cregg point delivers stunning Roscommon win over Mayo Connacht SFC

Late Cregg point delivers stunning Roscommon win over Mayo

An early blitz and late precision brought Roscommon a first Championship win over Mayo for 18 years.

From The42 Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin Well Beaten

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin

Leo Cullen’s men were simply more clinical with ball in hand.

From The42 Celtic seal eighth straight Premiership title after easing past Aberdeen Hoops Dreams

Celtic seal eighth straight Premiership title after easing past Aberdeen

Neil Lennon’s team ran out winners at Dons Park on Saturday to keep their domestic treble-treble bid on track.

From The42 Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out Well Beaten

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out

The English side were too powerful, too clever and too controlling in Coventry.

Derry on the double means Devine marks 100th game in charge with victory over UCD

Goals from Greg Slogett and Darren Cole sealed the away win.

From The42 Grant's goal the difference as Bohs stay second with win at rock-bottom Finn Harps Bohemian Rhapsody

Grant's goal the difference as Bohs stay second with win at rock-bottom Finn Harps

The 38th-minute strike settled matters in a scrappy Ballybofey clash.

From The42 Champions Dundalk beaten again after Sligo come out on top of first-half storm Drop Down

Champions Dundalk beaten again after Sligo come out on top of first-half storm

Romeo Parkes and Dante Leverock scored the goals as the Bit O’Red won 2-1 at The Showgrounds.

From The42 Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final Marching On

Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final

Johann van Graan’s men edged a brilliant contest against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

From The42 Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note Well Beaten

Wales do the Slam as Schmidt's shambolic Ireland end Six Nations on dire note

Warren Gatland’s side were superb as they claimed a third Grand Slam under the Kiwi head coach.

From The42 Donegal overturn five-point half-time deficit to beat Cork and boost promotion hopes Turnaround

Donegal overturn five-point half-time deficit to beat Cork and boost promotion hopes

The Ulster side were seven-point winners at Páirc Uí Rinn.

From The42 Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip Victoire

Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip

The Ireland boss will be frustrated at how his side closed out the game but they dominated most of the contest.

From The42 Two own goals see Waterford fall to Derry as Ireland U21 boss Kenny watches on Action-packed

Two own goals see Waterford fall to Derry as Ireland U21 boss Kenny watches on

Ciaron Harkin put Derry in front with a clinical finish as the sides played out a five-goal battle.

From The42 Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy Sluggish

Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy

Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.

From The42 Ireland battered by England as Grand Slam defence ends at first hurdle Wounded

Ireland battered by England as Grand Slam defence ends at first hurdle

Joe Schmidt’s team were second best by some distance in Dublin.

From The42 Monaghan topple All-Ireland champions Dublin once again in Clones league opener Comeback Kings

Monaghan topple All-Ireland champions Dublin once again in Clones league opener

Goals from Stephen O’Hanlon and Shane Carey saw the Farney county come out on top.

From The42 Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps Powering On

Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps

Leo Cullen’s men notched a bonus point win to set up an intriguing knock-out in March.

From The42 Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs Knockout Rugby

Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs

Tadhg Beirne led the way as Munster found a way to beat a brilliant Exeter side.

From The42 Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final Suftum

Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final

The northern province have reached the knock-out stages for the first time since 2014.

From The42 Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester The Joey Show

Sensational Joey Carbery guides Munster to superb five-try win in Gloucester

Johann van Graan’s men were excellent against the Premiership outfit.

From The42 Carbery guides Munster to thrilling win over Connacht Inter-pro

Carbery guides Munster to thrilling win over Connacht

The out-half scored one of Munster’s four tries, but the hosts never gave up the hunt.

From The42 Six-try Leinster make light work of Ulster in facile inter-pro victory Pro14

Six-try Leinster make light work of Ulster in facile inter-pro victory

Leo Cullen’s much-changed side got back to winning ways to extend their lead at the top of Conference B.

From The42 Munster dig out losing bonus point as Baloucoune tips the balance for Ulster Winter-pros

Munster dig out losing bonus point as Baloucoune tips the balance for Ulster

Rob Herring and Dave Shanahan also scored for the hosts, but they were unable to secure a bonus point.

From The42 Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair Wide Of The Mark

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

The southern province still lead their pool, but could have placed a foot in the quarters tonight.

From The42 Superb Ulster stun Scarlets with stirring bonus-point win in Wales Suftum

Superb Ulster stun Scarlets with stirring bonus-point win in Wales

Dan McFarland’s forwards were brilliant as man of the match Will Addison shone in the backline.

From The42 Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November Job Done

Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November

The US Eagles were competitive for 40 minutes but Joe Schmidt’s side finished strongly.

From The42 Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin Battle

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin

Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.

From The42 Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux Winning Momentum

Two-try Godwin helps Connacht to Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux

Andy Friend’s side prevailed in testing conditions at the Sportsground in Galway.

From The42 Late goals see Paul Mannion's Kilmacud Crokes comfortably past St Sylvester's Commanding Crokes

Late goals see Paul Mannion's Kilmacud Crokes comfortably past St Sylvester's

The Dublin SFC quarter final finished 2-17 to 0-15 at Parnell Park.

From The42 Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener Bad Start

Lyon stun favourites Manchester City in Champions League opener

The Premier League champions kicked off their European campaign with a 2-1 home defeat.

From The42 Rowe and Aherne inspire Dublin to back-to-back All-Ireland titles for the first time Champions Again

Rowe and Aherne inspire Dublin to back-to-back All-Ireland titles for the first time

The champions retained their title against Cork.

From The42 Classy Tyrone fire six goals past Meath to lift All-Ireland intermediate crown Red Hands Rule

Classy Tyrone fire six goals past Meath to lift All-Ireland intermediate crown

Captain Neamh Woods hit a brace as the Ulster kingpins made up for last year’s decider defeat in Croke Park.

From The42 Double Jamison as Leinster big guns hit seven against Dragons Pro14

Double Jamison as Leinster big guns hit seven against Dragons

The scrum-half was at the heart of Leinster’s scoring efforts after a stuttering start against the Dragons.

From The42 Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win Up And Running

Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win

The western province scored five tries against Zebre to notch their first Pro14 win under Andy Friend.

From The42 Carbery debuts as Munster start season with six-try win over Cheetahs Dominant

Carbery debuts as Munster start season with six-try win over Cheetahs

Darren Sweetnam was man of the match for Johann van Graan’s team.

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