Munster overcome early scare to secure bonus-point win over Zebre

Munster survived an early scare at home to Guinness PRO14 conference bottom club Zebre to come from behind and grab a bonus-point victory on Saturday night.

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Coetzee makes scoring return in big win for Ulster

Marcell Coetzee marked his comeback for Ulster with one of their five tries in a 33-19 Guinness PRO14 win over the Southern Kings.

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Evans scores four as Ospreys see off Scarlets

Four tries from full-back Dan Evans kept Ospreys in contention for Champions Cup qualification with a 29-20 victory over Dragons in Swansea.

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Friend hails Carty's late score as Connacht sealed bonus point win over Benetton

Carty’s late score at the end of a move which he started in his own half, saw him become Connacht’s all-time top scorer as he moved ahead of Benetton-bound ...

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McNamara’s mantra: Failure is never fatal, it’s how you react to it

The Ireland U20s were not long celebrating their remarkable Six Nations Grand Slam before the demands of the rest of the season kicked back in and they had gone ...

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Van Graan’s complacency warning for Zebre visit

Munster return to Thomond Park tonight in search of the performance that will get them back to winning ways, but with boss Johann van Graan reminding them they cannot ...

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Voice of experience Cave nears end of line

Voice of experience Cave nears end of line

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Carty inspires Connacht to priceless win

Jack Carty returned to the Sportsground after his Irish debut in the Six Nations to guide them to a priceless victory in their quest for a knockout place and Champions ...

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Jack Carty becomes Connacht's all-time record pointscorer in defeat of Treviso

Jack Carty showed his class off the bench with a key 10-point contribution and a try assist as Connacht ended Benetton Rugby's eight-match Guinness PRO14 unbeaten ...

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Edinburgh inflict first loss of 2019 on Leinster

Edinburgh remain in the running for a Guinness PRO14 play-off spot after posting a comfortable 28-11 win over defending champions Leinster at BT Murrayfield.

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Noel backs return to Cork for U20 side

Noel McNamara has thrown his weight behind a return to Cork for Ireland’s 2020 Under-20 Six Nations home games.

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Shaun Edwards asks Wigan for more time to consider his future

The 52-year-old has a verbal agreement to become Wigan’s head coach.

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Laporte steps up O'Gara chase for France

The possibility of Ronan O'Gara being part of France's backroom team for the 2019 World Cup has increased with French Rugby Federation sources in Paris confirmed ...

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Anscombe hopeful Wales can keep their winning habit going at the World Cup

Wales’ Six Nations title and Grand Slam triumph saw them climb to second in the world rankings.

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CJ Stander returns for Munster; Ross Byrne late withdrawal for Leinster

CJ Stander is back in the Munster team for tomorrow's Pro 14 match against Zebre at Thomond Park.

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Alun Wyn Jones wins Six Nations award after leading Wales to the Grand Slam

Wyn Jones was at the heart of Wales’ first tournament clean sweep since 2012.

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Edinburgh bank on Barclay as European date looms

Munster fans may watch tonight’s PRO14 clash between Edinburgh and Leinster with more intensity than supporters of the visiting side at Murrayfield.

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‘It’s about taking every minute you can on the pitch. I always do’

Ipswich Town wouldn’t be everyone’s idea of salvation right now.

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O’Connell nears Stade exit

Paul O’Connell’s stay in Paris with Stade Francais will end once this season is done, it is understood.

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More to Benetton’s game now, warns Connacht boss Friend

Connacht host Benetton Rugby at the Sportsground this evening hoping for a victory to keep their PRO14 play-off ambitions on track.

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Hanrahan learning to focus on controlling the controllables

JJ Hanrahan knows there’s an opportunity to stake a claim for a European quarter-final start when Munster face Zebre in Limerick tomorrow night but since a ...

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Herring vows minds won’t drift to Leinster clash

Ulster hooker Rob Herring vows they won’t let minds wander to next week’s European Cup clash with Leinster in Dublin when the Southern Kings come to ...

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Ireland exposure improved me, says Farrell

Connacht centre Tom Farrell says his time in the Ireland camp during the Six Nations has made him an even better player.

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Munster determined to learn lessons from Scarlets panic

Munster return to action this Saturday determined to reignite their push for a Guinness PRO14 home semi-final and leave behind a defeat last time out that threatens ...

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O’Gara linked with World Cup role for Les Bleus

Ronan O’Gara has been linked with a role in the French coaching setup for the World Cup.

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Remarkable fightback sees St Michael’s College win Leinster Schools Junior Cup

St Michael’s College produced a remarkable final-quarter fightback at Donnybrook to claim the Leinster Schools Junior Cup title at the expense of previous ...

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Farrell to begin Irish reign with Scotland clash at Aviva

Andy Farrell will begin his reign as Ireland boss with a Six Nations clash with Scotland at the Aviva.

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World Cup will be the Hunger Games for Ireland, says Marshall

Rhys Marshall has backed Ireland to turn their Six Nations disappointment into a ‘really hungry’ World Cup campaign when the national team heads to Japan ...

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McFadden backs Schmidt to find solutions to woes

Fergus McFadden says Joe Schmidt is still the best man to turn around Ireland’s recent poor form.

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Sort out Welsh club mess, warns Anscombe

Grand Slam winner Gareth Anscombe has called on the power-brokers to sort out Welsh rugby’s domestic mess.

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Iain Henderson a doubt for Ulster's European clash with Leinster

Iain Henderson remains a doubt for Ulster's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final with Leinster.

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Ireland's Alison Miller announces retirement from international scene

Irish rugby player Alison Miller has announced her retirement from international rugby.

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Ireland's reaction to going behind in games has to be addressed, says Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara has said the Irish rugby team need to learn how to chase a game.

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Van Graan sweating on Carbery return for Euro test

Joey Carbery has emerged as a major doubt for Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Edinburgh Rugby in 11 days after returning from Ireland’s ...

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Disappointment must be parked as Irish stars answer provincial calls

It is a recurring theme in a coach’s lexicon when discussing the loss of players to both injury or poor form that one player’s misfortune is another’s ...

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Never say never – Alun Wyn Jones on whether Gatland could coach England

Wales head coach is unlikely to be short of job offers when he leaves his post after the World Cup.

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Seven-try Methodist dethrone Campbell

Methodist College won a 38th Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup title with a deserved, if flattering, 45-17 win over holders Campbell College at Kingspan Stadium today. ...

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Wales players dominate shortlist for Six Nations award

Warren Gatland’s side finished top of the table ahead of England.

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Munster welcome Ireland contingent to their ranks to face Zebre on Saturday

Munster looked set to welcome back some of their Ireland contingent on Monday as the province prepares to begin its final push for a Guinness PRO14 home semi-final. ...

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More questions now than at any point in Schmidt's tenure

Cardiff Victory will taste very sweet for Warren Gatland when he gathers his coaching staff together for a “long afternoon” of celebration tomorrow.

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Schmidt hopes World Cup will reward Irish risk-taking

Simon Lewis Joe Schmidt hopes he will be able to look back on a disappointing Guinness Six Nations campaign as a significant building block towards a successful ...

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Ringrose plans to turn negatives into positives come World Cup

Simon Lewis Garry Ringrose believes Ireland have not suffered a psychological blow going into this year’s World Cup after their 25-7 humbling by Wales.

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Wales, not Ireland, plan for Japan with glint in their eye

In Wales, the party will continue for some time.

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England suffering from fault line exposed during 2015 World Cup – Eddie Jones

Mirroring the collapse in Cardiff earlier in the Six Nations, England fell apart in the second half against Scotland.

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Christians edge low-scoring Cork derby to claim landmark Munster Senior Schools Cup

It won’t go down in the annals of history as a classic Pres-Christians encounter but CBC did enough to claim the Clayton Hotels Munster Senior Schools Cup ...

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Six Nations summary – how the teams fared

Wales clinched the Grand Slam with highly-fancied England and Ireland having to settle for second and third place.

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St Michael’s College win third Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup

St Michael’s College were crowned Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup champions for the third time in their history with an emphatic victory over Gonzaga College ...

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Ireland slump to worst Women's Six Nations finish in 13 years

The Ireland Women's worst Six Nations finish since 2006 was confirmed by a poor 24-5 defeat to a young Wales side who were clinical with their scoring opportunities ...

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Rob Kearney still has confidence in Ireland despite disappointing Six Nations

The reigning champions finished third.

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Warren Gatland lauds fantastic Wales after Grand Slam glory

Wales marked head coach’s final Six Nations game in charge by winning the title and clinching a Grand Slam.

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