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#Match Report

Munster into Champions Cup semi after late flourish ends stubborn Toulouse
# Last Four
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# Last Four

Munster into Champions Cup semi after late flourish ends stubborn Toulouse

Apr 1st 2017, 7:46 PM 33,518 Views 40 Comments

There were injuries to Peter O’Mahony, Keith Earls and CJ Stander, however.

Carbery takes command as Leinster see off Wasps in European quarter-final
# Next Stop France
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# Next Stop France

Carbery takes command as Leinster see off Wasps in European quarter-final

Apr 1st 2017, 5:13 PM 31,785 Views 50 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men sealed a semi-final spot with tries from Nacewa, Conan, Henshaw and McFadden.

Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam
# Brutal Battle
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# Brutal Battle

Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam

Mar 18th 2017, 6:57 PM 48,899 Views 126 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were brilliant as they rained on the English parade.

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France
# Dream Alive
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# Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Feb 26th 2017, 2:35 PM 24,144 Views 7 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive
# In The Hunt
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# In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

Feb 25th 2017, 6:53 PM 25,981 Views 41 Comments

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

Two hat-tricks as Schmidt's Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling
# Too Good
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# Too Good

Two hat-tricks as Schmidt's Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling

Feb 11th 2017, 4:14 PM 24,205 Views 56 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men scored nine tries in a dominant performance in Rome.

Second-half revival not enough as Schmidt's Ireland slip to dire defeat in Scotland
# Well Beaten
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# Well Beaten

Second-half revival not enough as Schmidt's Ireland slip to dire defeat in Scotland

Feb 4th 2017, 4:20 PM 26,465 Views 137 Comments

Rory Best and his side were hugely disappointing in the opening 40 minutes.

Carolan's U20s make it two wins from two for Ireland in Scotland
# Smash And Grab
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# Smash And Grab

Carolan's U20s make it two wins from two for Ireland in Scotland

Feb 3rd 2017, 10:28 PM 12,704 Views 18 Comments

Paul Boyle’s late try won it for the visitors at Broadwood Stadium.

Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland
# Last Gasp
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# Last Gasp

Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:32 PM 8,376 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland centre crashed over from close range to grab a bonus-point win for Tom Tierney’s side.

Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse

Jan 22nd 2017, 5:09 PM 26,465 Views 34 Comments

Pat Lam’s men needed only three points, but couldn’t find them.

Leinster draw in Castres to all but secure home Champions Cup quarter-final
# Honours Even
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# Honours Even

Leinster draw in Castres to all but secure home Champions Cup quarter-final

Jan 20th 2017, 9:49 PM 29,665 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton picked up a calf injury in the first half of the 24-24 draw.

Saili's late try sends Munster back into the Champions Cup quarter-finals
# KNOCKOUTS
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# KNOCKOUTS

Saili's late try sends Munster back into the Champions Cup quarter-finals

Jan 14th 2017, 7:33 PM 32,156 Views 62 Comments

The All Blacks-capped centre proved the match winner for Rassie Erasmus’ men.

Munster crush Racing to move to top of Pool 1 on return to Paris
# Ruthless
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# Ruthless

Munster crush Racing to move to top of Pool 1 on return to Paris

Jan 7th 2017, 5:42 PM 31,766 Views 53 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men paid tribute to the memory of Anthony Foley in style.

Erasmus' Munster battle to away win against Connacht in the Galway rain
# Dogged
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# Dogged

Erasmus' Munster battle to away win against Connacht in the Galway rain

Dec 31st 2016, 7:26 PM 11,621 Views 35 Comments

Hooker Rhys Marshall scored an important maul try, while Ian Keatley was sharp with the boot.

Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster
# Comprehensive
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# Comprehensive

Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster

Dec 26th 2016, 7:28 PM 28,538 Views 93 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored four tries in a convincing win at Thomond Park.

Shoddy Saints hit for 60 as 9-try Leinster tighten grip on Champions Cup pool
# Gift Wrapped
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# Gift Wrapped

Shoddy Saints hit for 60 as 9-try Leinster tighten grip on Champions Cup pool

Dec 17th 2016, 9:37 PM 28,159 Views 28 Comments

Northampton rested big names for the trip to Dublin and took a festive pounding.

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps
# Last Gasp
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# Last Gasp

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps

Dec 17th 2016, 7:39 PM 24,070 Views 19 Comments

The Connacht out-half won it with the last kick of the game.

Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps
# Error Strewn
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# Error Strewn

Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps

Dec 11th 2016, 2:54 PM 15,863 Views 20 Comments

Pat Lam’s men were dire at the lineout and missed crucial chances from the tee.

Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win
# Precision
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# Precision

Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win

Dec 10th 2016, 5:07 PM 33,222 Views 76 Comments

Erasmus’ men never looked in danger with brilliant performances all over the park.

Henderson helps Ulster to impressive bonus-point win over Clermont
# Five Tries
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# Five Tries

Henderson helps Ulster to impressive bonus-point win over Clermont

Dec 10th 2016, 3:21 PM 9,558 Views 15 Comments

Les Kiss’ men were in try-scoring form at Kingspan Stadium.

Hartley sees red as Leinster's pack send the Saints marching to bonus-point defeat
# Big Win
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# Big Win

Hartley sees red as Leinster's pack send the Saints marching to bonus-point defeat

Dec 9th 2016, 9:47 PM 36,548 Views 74 Comments

Leinster secured their extra point after the England captain committed an act of sheer stupidity.

Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland
# Outclassed
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# Outclassed

Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland

Nov 27th 2016, 3:59 PM 10,505 Views 1 Comment

Ireland couldn’t cope with the searing counter attack of the Kiwi visitors.

Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies
# Character
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# Character

Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies

Nov 26th 2016, 7:33 PM 36,902 Views 58 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were decimated by injuries once again.

Ireland left frustrated and tryless as All Blacks edge brutal battle in Dublin
# WARFARE
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# WARFARE

Ireland left frustrated and tryless as All Blacks edge brutal battle in Dublin

Nov 19th 2016, 8:00 PM 31,746 Views 84 Comments

Beauden Barrett was involved in all three of the Kiwi’s tries at the Aviva Stadium.

Ireland narrowly lose out to world champions England in first November Test
# Learning
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# Learning

Ireland narrowly lose out to world champions England in first November Test

Nov 13th 2016, 4:59 PM 7,604 Views 3 Comments

Nora Stapleton scored all of Ireland’s points in a 12-10 defeat at the UCD Bowl.

Connacht influence strong as Schmidt's Ireland run eight tries past Canada
# New Blood
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# New Blood

Connacht influence strong as Schmidt's Ireland run eight tries past Canada

Nov 12th 2016, 9:07 PM 27,205 Views 28 Comments

Ultan Dillane was man of the match as Tiernan O’Halloran shone at fullback.

Scannell's dramatic drop goal seals superb win for Munster in Belfast
# Last Gasp
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# Last Gasp

Scannell's dramatic drop goal seals superb win for Munster in Belfast

Oct 28th 2016, 9:09 PM 31,973 Views 56 Comments

Ulster had their own late chance to steal it with a drop-goal at Kingspan Stadium.

14-man Munster pay Axel the ultimate tribute with sensational Thomond Park win
# RIP Axel
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# RIP Axel

14-man Munster pay Axel the ultimate tribute with sensational Thomond Park win

Oct 22nd 2016, 3:02 PM 50,786 Views 50 Comments

Peter O’Mahony and his men were utterly sublime in scoring five tries against Glasgow.

Bonus-point win gets Leinster's European season off to solid start at the RDS
# Five Points
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# Five Points

Bonus-point win gets Leinster's European season off to solid start at the RDS

Oct 15th 2016, 5:07 PM 8,705 Views 19 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men were dominant at the scrum and maul to secure maximum points.

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence
# Second Best
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# Second Best

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Sep 10th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,770 Views 26 Comments

Pat Lam’s men gave up a bonus point again in Galway.

Rassie Erasmus' Munster taste home defeat to Cardiff in Cork
# Fine Margins
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# Fine Margins

Rassie Erasmus' Munster taste home defeat to Cardiff in Cork

Sep 9th 2016, 9:32 PM 9,355 Views 57 Comments

Darren Sweetnam was superb for the southern province.

Robbie Keane's international career ends in fitting fashion as Ireland see off Oman
# Legend
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# Legend

Robbie Keane's international career ends in fitting fashion as Ireland see off Oman

Aug 31st 2016, 9:43 PM 40,956 Views 35 Comments

The Tallaght native was making his final appearance in a green jersey this evening.

Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook
# Losing Note
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# Losing Note

Leinster end pre-season with five-try defeat to Bath in Donnybrook

Aug 26th 2016, 9:32 PM 13,567 Views 26 Comments

Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.

Leinster squeeze past Gloucester to record second pre-season victory
# Tallaght Win
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# Tallaght Win

Leinster squeeze past Gloucester to record second pre-season victory

Aug 20th 2016, 4:49 PM 7,754 Views 9 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men played some exciting rugby in patches.

All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance From The42

All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance

Aug 20th 2016, 1:24 PM 10,531 Views 11 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men were on fire on Australian soil.

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory
# A Step Too Far
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# A Step Too Far

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory

Jun 25th 2016, 5:56 PM 22,886 Views 60 Comments

The refereeing call from Glen Jackson and his TMO had a big bearing on the result.

Ireland U20s overcome awful start to claim thrilling one-point win against Wales
# Thriller
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# Thriller

Ireland U20s overcome awful start to claim thrilling one-point win against Wales

Jun 7th 2016, 7:35 PM 12,286 Views 25 Comments

Nigel Carolan’s side had to dig deep but eventually came good against the Grand Slam winners.

Belarus spoil Ireland's Euro 2016 send-off in Cork
# Party Poopers
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# Party Poopers

Belarus spoil Ireland's Euro 2016 send-off in Cork

May 31st 2016, 9:44 PM 31,422 Views 37 Comments

The Boys in Green went down 2-1 at Turner’s Cross tonight.

Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster
# History Makers
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# History Makers

Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster

May 28th 2016, 7:40 PM 53,622 Views 168 Comments

The western province were sensational in the Pro12 final at Murrayfield.

Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw
# Warm-up
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# Warm-up

Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw

May 27th 2016, 9:46 PM 29,097 Views 42 Comments

Substitute Luuk de Jong levelled terms after a first half goal from the Southampton striker at the Aviva Stadium.