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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 30 May, 2015

Today’s News

From The42 LIVE: Munster v Glasgow Warriors: Guinness Pro12 Final Liveblog

LIVE: Munster v Glasgow Warriors: Guinness Pro12 Final

Stand up and fight, it’s the Grand Final and we’re going minute-by-minute.

O’Connell’s final stand and more talking points as Munster track down silverware

Strap yourselves in, because the Pro12 final is going to be intense.

From The42 Bath and Stringer lose out to Saracens in Premiership final Rinsed

Bath and Stringer lose out to Saracens in Premiership final

Owen Farrell out-fired his rival for England’s number 10 jersey.

From The42 Watch out, England: Quade Cooper is back and he’s tearing defences apart Feelin' 22

Watch out, England: Quade Cooper is back and he’s tearing defences apart

The scored two tries on his return from injury for the Reds this morning.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Comin’ home: Jonathan Sexton wore the Racing Metro jersey for the last time tonight Le Retour
From The42 Gavin makes 4 changes to Dubs side for Longford They Go Again

Gavin makes 4 changes to Dubs side for Longford

Only Jack McCaffrey remains from the half-back line that faced Cork last month.

From The42 A tribute to Munster legend Paul O’Connell in 38 epic pictures King Poc

A tribute to Munster legend Paul O’Connell in 38 epic pictures

The natural-born leader has enjoyed 14 incredible years with his native province.

Change in goal and midfield as Dublin hurlers take on Galway

St Brigid’s goalkeeper Alan Nolan has been given the nod for the Championship.

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From The42 McIlroy misses the cut, but big names still in the hunt at halfway stage of Irish Open Home For Tea
From The42 ‘We had a few drinks…’: Barbarian spirit still alive, but Jennings praises professional balance Bowing Out

‘We had a few drinks…’: Barbarian spirit still alive, but Jennings praises professional balance

The openside is enjoying his last week as a professional, but not too much.

From The42 Carlow man Daly ready to kick start Ireland’s 7s revolution Wolfhounds

Carlow man Daly ready to kick start Ireland’s 7s revolution

Tomorrow is the end of the rugby season, but the start of a new and improved Sevens programme for Ireland.

Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The42 The Baa-Baas’ outrageous skill-set now extends to blindfolded place-kicking Swing And A Miss This post contains videos

Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The42 It’s not all about expansive rugby against Ireland says Leinster-linked Deans Baa-Baas

It’s not all about expansive rugby against Ireland says Leinster-linked Deans

The Kiwi head coach wants his side to ‘take ownership’ of their defence in Limerick.

There will be four rounds of Pro12 fixtures during this year’s Rugby World Cup

Meanwhile, Connacht have confirmed contract extensions for four promising Irish players.

From The42 Shane Jennings captains Barbarians XV containing Pienaar, Gopperth and Rokocoko Captain Jenno

Shane Jennings captains Barbarians XV containing Pienaar, Gopperth and Rokocoko

Robbie Deans has named four uncapped players to start in Thomond Park, including Jimmy Gopperth and Toulon’s David Smith.

From The42 ‘A lot of Limerick people might show up hoping the Baa-Baas do well…’ Roll Up Roll Up

‘A lot of Limerick people might show up hoping the Baa-Baas do well…’

Eoin Reddan found a novel marketing solution for a Munster-less Ireland fixture in Thomond.

Monday 25 May, 2015

From The42 Attacking mindset of Murrayfield to spill over when Ireland take on Barbarians Road To World Cup

Attacking mindset of Murrayfield to spill over when Ireland take on Barbarians

Les Kiss is hoping to see one young Leinster prospect take on Joe Rokocoko.

From The42 Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don’t leave the ground Centre Of Attention

Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don’t leave the ground

The centre is adept at dodging the weighty comparison to Blackrock and Ireland’s most famous 13.

From The42 Munster and Glasgow will have the world’s best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt Man In The Middle

Munster and Glasgow will have the world’s best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt

Here’s hoping Munster’s good times with the Welshman just keep rolling on.

From The42 Leinster squad feel they could have done more to help MOC — Eoin Reddan One For All

Leinster squad feel they could have done more to help MOC — Eoin Reddan

‘You don’t come off the pitch thinking you let the whole team down – you win and lose together.’

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From The42 Schmidt includes 7 uncapped players in Leinster-Ulster selection to face Barbarians Ireland Xv

Schmidt includes 7 uncapped players in Leinster-Ulster selection to face Barbarians

Cian Kelleher, Jack Conan and Stuart McCloskey are among the men who could wear a green jersey for the first time at senior level.

Saturday 23 May, 2015

‘Trying to become Sean O’Brien, really’: Pilates helping Healy return fitter and faster for Ireland

The prop also revealed his ‘untouchable’ record squat.

From The42 Thanks Paulie and more talking points as Munster take on Ospreys SUAF

Thanks Paulie and more talking points as Munster take on Ospreys

Last night’s starter was incredible, we’re ready for the main course.

Friday 22 May, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s not football, you can’t have boys diving all over the place’ — Rory Best on Matawalu dive Not Soccer

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster

Finn Russell’s nerveless late conversion sent Glasgow into a second consecutive final.

From The42 Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow Suftum

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

From The42 Wasps could play with an Irish centre pairing next season after confirming 4 new signings Buzzing This post contains videos

Wasps could play with an Irish centre pairing next season after confirming 4 new signings

Dai Young has recruited two Dubliners with a 10-year age gap.

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From The42 6 men who could fill Leinster’s vacant head coach position Wanted

6 men who could fill Leinster’s vacant head coach position

We’re expecting Jake White to be in the news a lot this summer.

From The42 Who do you think will win the Liam MacCarthy Cup this year? On The Line This post contains a poll

Who do you think will win the Liam MacCarthy Cup this year?

The 2015 All-Ireland SHC is up for grabs, who can take it home?

Thursday 21 May, 2015

From The42 ‘I had my mam coming in to me saying, “Are you going to miss the World Cup?” Pain In The Neck

‘I had my mam coming in to me saying, “Are you going to miss the World Cup?”

Cian Healy expects to be back hitting scrums at least 7 weeks before the World Cup

From The42 George North’s ‘nightmare situation’ continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final Head Games

George North’s ‘nightmare situation’ continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final

The Northampton wing declared himself symptom-free, but his medical team have not cleared him to play.

From The42 Matt O’Connor to leave Leinster after two years in charge Blue Out

Matt O’Connor to leave Leinster after two years in charge

The Australian had a year remaining on his contract.

From The42 O’Connor leaves ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with Leinster form Moc Out

O’Connor leaves ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with Leinster form

The Australian says the European exploits under his watch was a journey to be proud of.

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From The42 We’re going to the World Cup to win it — Cian Healy has utmost faith in ‘The Joe Show’ This Is My Church

We’re going to the World Cup to win it — Cian Healy has utmost faith in ‘The Joe Show’

Well there’s no point in going over to get knocked out at the group stage, is there?

Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The42 Danny Barnes and 4 more of the best Pro12 semi-finals Last Ditch

Danny Barnes and 4 more of the best Pro12 semi-finals

The play-off stage of the league has lived in the shadow of European finals, until now.

From The42 Door still open for GAA players chasing Olympic dream with Ireland 7s Crossover

Door still open for GAA players chasing Olympic dream with Ireland 7s

Sevens director Anthony Eddy says the gaelic footballer who tried out for Sevens narrowly missed out on this selection.

Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From The42 ‘Rest of the world have a big head start on us’: Nucifora seeking gradual gains from shoestring 7s From Scratch

‘Rest of the world have a big head start on us’: Nucifora seeking gradual gains from shoestring 7s

The Australian is hoping Ireland can put themselves in with a shout of Olympic qualification.

From The42 Ireland’s 2023 RWC bid already has 40% of the vote, says Spring Rugby World Cup

Ireland’s 2023 RWC bid already has 40% of the vote, says Spring

But World Rugby’s voting panel could be expanded this year.

From The42 Hanrahan, McCloskey and 5 full internationals included in Emerging Ireland squad for Tbilisi Eastbound

Hanrahan, McCloskey and 5 full internationals included in Emerging Ireland squad for Tbilisi

Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey coach the side to face Italy, Uruguay and Georgia next month.

From The42 Ireland name Sevens squad as they bid for place in Olympics Ready To Go

Ireland name Sevens squad as they bid for place in Olympics

Ireland Sevens will begin the qualification process next month.

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