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Dublin: -3 °C Saturday 21 January, 2017

Today’s News

From The42 'I forgot how good this place was': ROG moved by warm Limerick reception Comeback Kid

'I forgot how good this place was': ROG moved by warm Limerick reception

“It’s great for players to taste the real Thomond Park,” says the Munster legend who was plotting their downfall.

From The42 Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final 2 Seed

Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final

Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 As it happened: Castres v Leinster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Castres v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster tried to wrap up a home quarter-final berth.

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 Injury boosts (including at 10) as Lam welcomes host of players back to Connacht training Bouncing Back

Injury boosts (including at 10) as Lam welcomes host of players back to Connacht training

Jack Carty and Shane O’Leary are at least fit enough to take part in training this week.

From The42 Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht King Of The West

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”

From The42 Scrum-half Lloyd among three additions to Munster European squad Fresh Faces

Scrum-half Lloyd among three additions to Munster European squad

Rassie Erasmus has promoted the Dubliner to replace Cathal Sheridan.

From The42 Here's the Scotland squad Vern Cotter will pick from to face Ireland First Up

Here's the Scotland squad Vern Cotter will pick from to face Ireland

Ireland’s opener in Murrayfield is just two and a half weeks away.

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From The42 Venue standards, live broadcasts and highlights show part of developments for women's 6 Nations Up The Profile

Venue standards, live broadcasts and highlights show part of developments for women's 6 Nations

We’ll now be able to watch all of the women’s Six Nations games live.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

From The42 All Black out-half Aaron Cruden commits to three years with Montpellier Au Revoir Chiefs

All Black out-half Aaron Cruden commits to three years with Montpellier

The Chiefs star has chosen a life in France over another shot at the World Cup.

From The42 Leinster lock Triggs cited, joins Frans Steyn at disciplinary hearing tomorrow Red Mist

Leinster lock Triggs cited, joins Frans Steyn at disciplinary hearing tomorrow

The Kiwi has been called before a disciplinary committee for making contact with the eye are of Nic White.

From The42 Ex-Connacht captain Clarke forced at gunpoint to aid getaway Scary Ordeal

Ex-Connacht captain Clarke forced at gunpoint to aid getaway

“I’ve got a couple of kids at home,” the 33-year-old pleaded with the armed robbers.

Monday 16 January, 2017

From The42 Lam demands defensive solidity as Connacht go in search of more history in Toulouse One Win Away

Lam demands defensive solidity as Connacht go in search of more history in Toulouse

Unfortunately it looks like Denis Buckley will join the list of injured Connacht men.

From The42 'There was a lot of doom and gloom': Youthful Leinster side have come of age in Europe Leo's Lads

'There was a lot of doom and gloom': Youthful Leinster side have come of age in Europe

It’s a year today since Leo Cullen gave six players a full European debut and so much has changed since.

Saturday 14 January, 2017

From The42 Confidence rekindled as Lam prepares for 'biggest game of Connacht's history' Showdown

Confidence rekindled as Lam prepares for 'biggest game of Connacht's history'

For the first time in five weeks Pat Lam was able to set out a full training schedule, the attack benefited.

From The42 Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win Route 66

Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win

Despite some early frustration, Pat Lam’s side secured a bonus point inside 27 minutes.

From The42 Bristling Warriors will be ready to move on Munster Familiar Foes

Bristling Warriors will be ready to move on Munster

Gregor Townsend desperately wants to put his side in the knock-out stages before departing for the international stage.

From The42 Provincial success in Europe has driven Ireland standards at Test level Province And Nation

Provincial success in Europe has driven Ireland standards at Test level

Ireland’s recent Six Nations titles have coincided with disappointing provincial results. Is there a link or mere coincidence?

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From The42 'A red card distorts it a bit, but it was pleasing in the first 20 minutes' -- Cullen Rhythm And Blues

'A red card distorts it a bit, but it was pleasing in the first 20 minutes' -- Cullen

Leo Cullen refused to waste much time patting his team on the back after their eight-try thrashing of Montpellier.

Friday 13 January, 2017

From The42 Conan power, Isa magic and a red card see Leinster cruise past Montpellier into 1/4 finals Blue Touchpaper

Conan power, Isa magic and a red card see Leinster cruise past Montpellier into 1/4 finals

14 mad first-half minutes set Leinster on the way to an eight-try rout and sealed a quarter-final.

From The42 Leinster acutely aware of Nadolo threat, but determined to impose pace on Montpellier

Leinster acutely aware of Nadolo threat, but determined to impose pace on Montpellier

It’s win and in for Leinster tonight. But victory won’t come easy this time around.

Thursday 12 January, 2017

From The42 Nacewa braced for 'Test match' intensity from Montpellier to heat up RDS Cold Comfort

Nacewa braced for 'Test match' intensity from Montpellier to heat up RDS

Meanwhile, head coach Leo Cullen is enthusiastic about the form and fitness of Jonathan Sexton.

From The42 Leinster expect O'Brien back next weekend, but planning without Cronin Tale Of Two Seans

Leinster expect O'Brien back next weekend, but planning without Cronin

A tight calf caused Leo Cullen to keep the Tullow Tank out of the Montpellier firing line.

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

From The42 'It makes business sense': Mayweather counters McGregor with offer of $15M and cut of PPV Money Talks

'It makes business sense': Mayweather counters McGregor with offer of $15M and cut of PPV

‘Of course, we’re the ‘A side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million?’

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Manchester City fall foul of anti-doping rule and all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Manchester City fall foul of anti-doping rule and all today's sport

Plus, new faces in Connacht squad and a decorated horse is retired.

From The42 Connacht add Farrell and Andress to European squad Champions Cup

Connacht add Farrell and Andress to European squad

Ulster have also added a front row to their Champions Cup squad and a confirmed date to their fixture list.

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Manchester United v Hull City, EFL Cup semi-final 1st leg Liveblog

As it happened: Manchester United v Hull City, EFL Cup semi-final 1st leg

We went minute-by-minute as Jose Mourinho’s men took on some quite tame looking Tigers.

From The42 Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency Transition

Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency

The OCI will appoint a new president for the first time in 28 years.

Saturday 7 January, 2017

From The42 Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches Permutations

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

We broke out the calculators and a crystal ball to clarify what you should be rooting for over the next fortnight.

From The42 Connacht hopeful Carty injury not as serious as first feared Fingers Crossed

Connacht hopeful Carty injury not as serious as first feared

The champions have had no luck this season.

From The42 As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup

We were in Paris for Munster’s rescheduled clash with Ronan O’Gara and the French champions.

Wednesday 4 January, 2017

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Medal theft, Pienaar problem and all today's sport Wednesday This post contains videos

Tuesday 3 January, 2017

From The42 Giroud inspires Arsenal fightback from 3-0 down in Bournemouth All Guns Blazing

Giroud inspires Arsenal fightback from 3-0 down in Bournemouth

It looked set to be an embarrassing night for the Gunners until Alexis Sanchez popped up to put his side on the board.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Ult out, a criminal complaint and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: Ult out, a criminal complaint and all today's sport

Plus, another big talent decides to cash in and move to China.

From The42 O'Loughlin's fantastic finish and more Pro12 highlights to ease you back into normal life Wet Weekend This post contains videos

O'Loughlin's fantastic finish and more Pro12 highlights to ease you back into normal life

It’s gonna be a long month, but at least it’s a short week.

From The42 Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title Pro12

Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title

The western province will have to come from a long way back to challenge in May.

Monday 2 January, 2017

From The42 Conor Hourihane belted in a stunning 30-yard volley to claim a late victory in the Championship Smashing
From The42 Joy on the face, but hard work at the heart of Rory O'Loughlin's rise Smiling Assassin

Joy on the face, but hard work at the heart of Rory O'Loughlin's rise

The 22-year-old has had to ply his trade out of position, but is clearly enjoying his rugby.

From The42 “I think they've resolved it': Leinster expect Sexton back in action this Friday Fresh 10

“I think they've resolved it': Leinster expect Sexton back in action this Friday

Poor Zebre won’t know what hit them.

From The42 'We definitely lacked composure': Leinster look for rhythm in final rounds of Champions Cup pool Rhythm And Blues

'We definitely lacked composure': Leinster look for rhythm in final rounds of Champions Cup pool

Leo Cullen will lose a chunk of his squad for the first half of this week.

From The42 Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris Axel

Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris

Anthony Foley is never far from Munster’s thoughts, and this week will provide more painful reminders.

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