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From The42 Ulster left to lick their wounds, but Stockdale knock won't keep him out of Six Nations Painful Exit

Ulster left to lick their wounds, but Stockdale knock won't keep him out of Six Nations

The 21-year-old international star was forced off in the first half in Coventry, but a dead leg won’t keep him sidelined for long.

From The42 Quarter-final shake-up pits Leinster against Saracens while Munster host Toulon A Dream Of Spring

Quarter-final shake-up pits Leinster against Saracens while Munster host Toulon

There are further French tests ahead for Munster if they make it to the semi-finals.

From The42 Ulster left out in the cold as Wasps win all too comfortably in Coventry Sting In The Tail

Ulster left out in the cold as Wasps win all too comfortably in Coventry

Jacob Stockdale hobbled off injured as Ulster found themselves out-muscled and out-played in every department.

From The42 Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves Champions Cup

Must-win match with Wasps a chance for Ulster to prove a point to themselves

‘Make sure this is not another false dawn,’ was the forceful message from Rory Best after a sensational win over La Rochelle.

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Friday 19 January, 2018

From The42 Henderson bumped to back row for Ulster's crucial clash with Wasps On Your 6

Henderson bumped to back row for Ulster's crucial clash with Wasps

Les KIss has made minimal changes to the team who defeated La Rochelle.

From The42 Is there anything Conor Murray can't do? Multi-skilled

Is there anything Conor Murray can't do?

On top of being a world class scrum-half, the Munster man has added line-out jumping and long-range goal-kicking to his impressive repertoire.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

From The42 'I've to roll out quicker and stay quiet as well': O'Mahony determined set a better example for Munster Discipline

'I've to roll out quicker and stay quiet as well': O'Mahony determined set a better example for Munster

Donnacha Ryan proved a frustrating figure for the Munster captain last weekend.

From The42 Lessons to be learned for Irish rugby from Grobler case KeepRugbyClean

Lessons to be learned for Irish rugby from Grobler case

‘From a values point of view, is it the right thing?’ And we need to have that discussion.’

From The42 Bath back row Mercer one of eight uncapped players in Eddie Jones' England squad Injury Hit

Bath back row Mercer one of eight uncapped players in Eddie Jones' England squad

The England head coach has a host of injuries and suspensions to big-name players.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From The42 Joey jumps in, surprise omissions and more talking points as Ireland name Six Nations squad Reaction

Joey jumps in, surprise omissions and more talking points as Ireland name Six Nations squad

Plus Jordan Larmour’s unstoppable rise continues with his 21st birthday still nine months away.

From The42 Fergus McFadden and 20-year-old Jordan Larmour included in Ireland squad for Six Nations 6 Nations

Fergus McFadden and 20-year-old Jordan Larmour included in Ireland squad for Six Nations

There are also deserved recalls for Sean Cronin and Rory Scannell as Joe Schmidt plots the opening rounds of the Six Nations.

From The42 Aki fit for Connacht as training ground injuries rule out Bealham and Robb Injury Update

Aki fit for Connacht as training ground injuries rule out Bealham and Robb

Openside Jarrad Butler will also miss the Challenge Cup clash with Oyonnax after fracturing his hand in Worcester.

From The42 Cheekbone surgery sidelines Gilroy, but Herbst back for Ulster's trip to Wasps Champions Cup

Cheekbone surgery sidelines Gilroy, but Herbst back for Ulster's trip to Wasps

The wing has undergone surgery to have a plate inserted after he was an early casualty in the hard-fought win over La Rochelle.

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From The42 Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne Drugs In Sport

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

From The42 O'Mahony stands by Grobler's right to play as Van Graan denounces doping Gg

O'Mahony stands by Grobler's right to play as Van Graan denounces doping

‘Doping is wrong. You can never say anything good about it,’ says Munster head coach Johann van Graan.

From The42 Expansive Munster attack about 'inter-linked' approach for Van Graan Joined Up Thinking

Expansive Munster attack about 'inter-linked' approach for Van Graan

Johann van Graan wants to take an ‘inter-linked’ look at each area rather than single one department out for praise.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 O'Mahony hopeful of shaking off ankle knock after missing Munster training today SUAF

O'Mahony hopeful of shaking off ankle knock after missing Munster training today

Conor Oliver has been added to the province’s squad for the pool 6 finale against Castres.

Monday 15 January, 2018

From The42 'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance Consistency Is Key

'We've to make sure this is not another false dawn': Best urges Ulster to back up big performance

The Ireland captain had to wait a long time to taste victory for Ulster, and he’s intent on repeating the feat on Sunday.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The42 'When you're under pressure, who stands up and who doesn't fold?': Kiss hails lasting Lealiifano impact Unbreakable

'When you're under pressure, who stands up and who doesn't fold?': Kiss hails lasting Lealiifano impact

The Australian playmaker, “a warrior through and through”, bade farewell to Belfast ahead of his return to the Brumbies later this month.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 'Vicious, belligerent' Ulster delivered at the vital moments Attitude

'Vicious, belligerent' Ulster delivered at the vital moments

Ulster refused to be defined by their shaky form in recent weeks and endeavoured to win every inch possible.

From The42 Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle Suftum

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle

Pool 1 is now topped by Ulster after a three-try win over the powerhouse French outift.

Lavishly-talented La Rochelle the tallest of orders for Ulster

Ulster must plough every last drop of effort and will to take over top spot in their Champions Cup pool.

Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle Starting XV

Henderson at lock as Ulster grit their teeth for make-or-break clash with La Rochelle

Wiehahn Herbst was a late withdrawal from the squad, so Ross Kane has been drafted in from A duty to take a place among the replacements.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

From The42 Munster name Grobler in 'A' side to face Costello's Nottingham tomorrow Gg

Munster name Grobler in 'A' side to face Costello's Nottingham tomorrow

Conor Oliver joins the under-fire South African in the pack while Ulster A have also named their ‘A team’.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 80-minute man McCartney intent on pushing Connacht back to best form after dip in Munster Challenge Cup

80-minute man McCartney intent on pushing Connacht back to best form after dip in Munster

The hooker dotted down a late consolation try in Thomond Park, but the Western province can guarantee pool success in England this weekend.

Monday 8 January, 2018

From The42 All the Pro14 highlights as Leinster and Munster scorch into the high 30s Provincial This post contains videos

All the Pro14 highlights as Leinster and Munster scorch into the high 30s

Elsewhere, there was a terrific performance from Dan Biggar to give Ospreys another much needed win.

From The42 'We got a bang on the nose': Connacht's second 40 frustrates Keane Munstered

'We got a bang on the nose': Connacht's second 40 frustrates Keane

Munster’s bonus point win left a sour taste for Connacht after their excellent performances in the seasonal derby series.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

From The42 Van Graan pleased by Munster's ability to adapt and keep a lid on penalty count Discipline

Van Graan pleased by Munster's ability to adapt and keep a lid on penalty count

“Any team knows in rugby that if you go over 10 penalties in a game you’re going to struggle,” said captain CJ Stander.

From The42 Murray double helps Munster end inter-pro woe in convincing 5-try win over Connacht Pro14

Murray double helps Munster end inter-pro woe in convincing 5-try win over Connacht

Returning from injury, Conor Oliver and Chris Farrell also impressed in the bonus-point win over Connacht.

From The42 Munster have a trend to buck as in-form Connacht call by Winter-pros

Munster have a trend to buck as in-form Connacht call by

The Westerners have been immensely impressive over the seasonal derbies, while Munster have been unable to maintain consistency through 80 minutes.

Friday 5 January, 2018

From The42 Chris Farrell heads list of returning stars for Munster as Connacht rest Aki and Dillane Team-sheets

Chris Farrell heads list of returning stars for Munster as Connacht rest Aki and Dillane

For the first time this season, Munster will play without Billy Holland.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

From The42 Connacht rule Kelleher out of Munster clash with head injury Inter-pros

Connacht rule Kelleher out of Munster clash with head injury

However, the wing is the province’s only new injury concern as they work through a five-day turnaround to face Munster.

Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 'We got away with it,' says Cullen as KK left biting his tongue after loss to Leinster

'We got away with it,' says Cullen as KK left biting his tongue after loss to Leinster

Ultan Dillane bemoaned a lack of composure in Connacht’s ranks after they were unable to take a famous win in the RDS.

Monday 1 January, 2018

From The42 Cullen disappointed not to see Leinster pull clear before dramatic derby finish Relief

Cullen disappointed not to see Leinster pull clear before dramatic derby finish

‘When we’re eight points in front I’d rather we go to 15 points in front and get out of sight.’

From The42 Leinster withstand late Connacht onslaught to sneak New Year's inter-pro honours Derby Day

Leinster withstand late Connacht onslaught to sneak New Year's inter-pro honours

Kieran Keane’s side mounted an almighty siege in search of a first win in Dublin since 2002.

From The42 Here's the Ireland team we'd like to start the 2018 Six Nations Early Doors

Here's the Ireland team we'd like to start the 2018 Six Nations

The international season is five weeks away, here’s who we’d pick to start in Paris.

Thursday 28 December, 2017

From The42 QUIZ: How well do you remember the international rugby year? Tier 1

QUIZ: How well do you remember the international rugby year?

Are you a Tier 1 kind of person… or will you end up kissing your sister.

Saturday 23 December, 2017

From The42 Your provincial mid-term report cards are right here Rugby

Your provincial mid-term report cards are right here

Here’s how your four favourite teams stand ahead of the Christmas inter-pros.

Friday 22 December, 2017

From The42 Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad Lock Out

Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad

‘I had hoped to finish my career after playing in one last Six Nations, but it is not to be.’

From The42 Stockdale at fullback with fellow former U20 star McPhillips primed for Ulster debut Pro14

Stockdale at fullback with fellow former U20 star McPhillips primed for Ulster debut

Meanwhile, Darren Cave will win his 200th cap for his province on John Cooney’s return to Galway.

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