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Yesterday’s News

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From The42 Sexton on Larmour: 'He backs himself... he backed himself against 10 Scarlets on the short side' Big Picture

Sexton on Larmour: 'He backs himself... he backed himself against 10 Scarlets on the short side'

The playmaker was a touch frustrated by the precociously talented 20-year-old.

From The42 Talking points as Leinster thrash Scarlets to reach Champions Cup final Reaction

Talking points as Leinster thrash Scarlets to reach Champions Cup final

Leo Cullen’s side dismantled the Pro12 champions and will be a formidable foe for Racing or Munster in Bilbao.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Irish and Welsh rivals chased a European final place.

From The42 Nacewa moving through the gears to thwart mentor-turned-tormentor Pivac Isa Isa Isa

Nacewa moving through the gears to thwart mentor-turned-tormentor Pivac

Leinster’s club captain endured a slow start to the week, but back on the wing he’s ready for another crack at his fellow Aucklander.

From The42 Sexton willing to curb fiery instincts with captaincy as Leinster embrace Scarlets test Champions Cup

Sexton willing to curb fiery instincts with captaincy as Leinster embrace Scarlets test

Last year’s Pro12 semi-final defeat to Scarlets was a painful lesson for Sexton and Leinster. Today’s Champions Cup semi is the perfect opportunity to show what they’ve learned.

Friday 20 April, 2018

From The42 'He cleans up other people's mistakes': Sexton thrilled to have Henshaw back to battle Scarlets Centre Mass

'He cleans up other people's mistakes': Sexton thrilled to have Henshaw back to battle Scarlets

The captain is hoping the ‘hard truths’ learned in two semi-final losses last year can be put to good use tomorrow.

From The42 Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen revealed that the flanker required a procedure on the issue this morning.

From The42 Henderson captains Ulster for visit of star-studded Warriors Pro14

Henderson captains Ulster for visit of star-studded Warriors

Jono Gibbes can still push the northern province to a play-off if they can beat the Conference B leaders.

From The42 Henshaw returns as Leinster go with JGP over Lowe for semi-final clash with Scarlets Champions Cup

Henshaw returns as Leinster go with JGP over Lowe for semi-final clash with Scarlets

Cullen and Lancaster have picked Scott Fardy and Jamison Gibson-Park as their two permitted ‘non-Europeans’.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

From The42 Shamrock Rovers re-sign Alan Mannus as his contract expires in Scotland Second Stint

Shamrock Rovers re-sign Alan Mannus as his contract expires in Scotland

The Northern Ireland international will be 36 when he is eligible to play for the Hoops on 1 July.

From The42 Another title-winner departs Connacht as homegrown stalwart Browne bids farewell Moving On

Another title-winner departs Connacht as homegrown stalwart Browne bids farewell

The lock has been injury-hit in recent seasons, but is “looking forward to the next challenge.’

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From The42 'This is Jamison’s time': Lancaster ready to trust in JGP with McGrath running out of time Jamison's Shot

'This is Jamison’s time': Lancaster ready to trust in JGP with McGrath running out of time

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster could have to choose between the scrum-half and star wing James Lowe for the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets.

From The42 'You're either all-in, or you're out': Leavy braced for breakdown battle with Beirne On The Dl

'You're either all-in, or you're out': Leavy braced for breakdown battle with Beirne

‘It used to be a straight-out brawl between me and Tadhg and all the senior players.’

Monday 16 April, 2018

From The42 Leinster rate O'Brien 50-50 for Scarlets, but Henshaw and Conan to train fully ahead of semi-final Injury Update

Leinster rate O'Brien 50-50 for Scarlets, but Henshaw and Conan to train fully ahead of semi-final

Luke McGrath also remains a major doubt for Leinster and so Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster could be forced to drop James Lowe or Scott Fardy.

From The42 Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights Murray Magic This post contains videos

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights

Meanwhile, Jacob Stockdale added to his extensive collection of intercepts and Connacht struggled to keep pace with Glasgow.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

16 seasons of AIL rugby come to an end for the record-breaking Barry Keeshan today

The Dolphin stalwart broke the AIL points scoring record last season and will knock over the final additions to it this afternoon.

From The42 Molony leads drive of Leinster fringe eager for taste of big days ahead Prelude

Molony leads drive of Leinster fringe eager for taste of big days ahead

As Benetton visit the RDS the young lock is intent on giving Cullen and Lancaster reason to keep him in mind for next weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

From The42 Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys DC

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys

Ulster’s former forwards coach Allen Clarke stands between them and a second Pro14 win on the bounce.

From The42 'You can't just sit back and think it will happen again': Black intent on leaving Ulster on a winning note Parting Words

'You can't just sit back and think it will happen again': Black intent on leaving Ulster on a winning note

The prop will move on to Worcester next season having contributed to some of Ulster’s better days.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

From The42 Tiernan O'Halloran cited for alleged contact with the eye area Case To Answer

Tiernan O'Halloran cited for alleged contact with the eye area

A disciplinary panel will convene in Glasgow tomorrow before Connacht travel to face the Warriors on Friday.

From The42 Brilliant blocks ought to be celebrated... except when they lead to a wide open shot Half Measure This post contains videos

Brilliant blocks ought to be celebrated... except when they lead to a wide open shot

That’s the thing about defending, you have to keep doing it.

From The42 JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig Official Business

JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig

The Leinster-born ref was also in charge of Racing’s October visit to Thomond Park.

From The42 'I’d like to think someone like Jordan Larmour can learn a bit off me as well' - Fergus McFadden Fire In The Belly

'I’d like to think someone like Jordan Larmour can learn a bit off me as well' - Fergus McFadden

The wing is a veteran of two European Cup wins and putting his experience to use as stars pop up around him.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

From The42 Scarlets snap up a second Cheetahs star for next season Northern Exposure

Scarlets snap up a second Cheetahs star for next season

The Welsh region will lose Tadhg Beirne, Scott Williams and John Barclay this summer, but they’ve looked to the Pro14 new boys to bolster their ranks.

From The42 Luke McGrath fitness a key to Leinster's Lowe threat 3 Into 2

Luke McGrath fitness a key to Leinster's Lowe threat

The Kiwi has been exceptional value since arriving from Waikato this season, but Leinster could have to choose between him and Scott Fardy if McGrath’s injury persists.

From The42 Leinster confident that Sean O'Brien will see game-time this weekend The Second Coming

Leinster confident that Sean O'Brien will see game-time this weekend

‘We are very, very hopeful he is going to be involved this weekend. He knows he needs more minutes under his legs, more game-time.’

Monday 9 April, 2018

From The42 Centre Daly back in Leinster training after cruel pre-season injury Injury Update

Centre Daly back in Leinster training after cruel pre-season injury

The 24-year-old injured his ACL in the first game of pre-season, but could end a nine-month stint on the sidelines this week.

Friday 6 April, 2018

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From The42 No rest required for Furlong and Healy as they lead Leinster into Zebre clash Staying Sharp

No rest required for Furlong and Healy as they lead Leinster into Zebre clash

On the bench, the son of former Ireland and Lions centre Brendan Mullin is in line to make his provincial debut.

From The42 'Pretty mentally tough' Tony Finau confounded logic to power round Augusta after horrific ankle injury Unbreakable This post contains videos

'Pretty mentally tough' Tony Finau confounded logic to power round Augusta after horrific ankle injury

Wolverine-like recovery powers are the only way of explaining how the 28-year-old shot 68 on his Masters debut a day after dislocating his ankle.

From The42 7/11: Ireland off to perfect start with two wins in Hong Kong HK7s

7/11: Ireland off to perfect start with two wins in Hong Kong

Playing for a coveted place in the Sevens World Series, Ireland have scored 11 tries in wins over the Cook Islands and Jamaica this morning.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The42 Ireland U20 prop O'Toole starts alongside returning Rory Best in Edinburgh Pro14

Ireland U20 prop O'Toole starts alongside returning Rory Best in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes has made a total of seven changes from the team who lost heavily in Cardiff.

From The42 Playoff picture: What your province needs from the final rounds of the Pro14 Permutations

Playoff picture: What your province needs from the final rounds of the Pro14

There’s knockout rugby and Champions Cup places at stake as the provinces move into the endgame of the Pro14.

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

From The42 Fitzgerald called in as Munster rule Zebo out of weekend match in South Africa Southern Province

Fitzgerald called in as Munster rule Zebo out of weekend match in South Africa

Johann van Graan now has a touring squad of 30 for matches against the Kings and Cheetahs.

From The42 Sergio Garcia's champions dinner menu was a bitter disappointment (to us) Beige

Sergio Garcia's champions dinner menu was a bitter disappointment (to us)

Listen, we’re sure it tasted fine, but that’s not the point.

From The42 Chaos, stars and 'SUMO' firing Leinster up for revenge match with Scarlets Forward Planning

Chaos, stars and 'SUMO' firing Leinster up for revenge match with Scarlets

James Tracy trotted out one of Stuart Lancaster’s favoured mantras as Leinster hit a lull between massive European games.

From The42 'Last week he did everything he could': O'Brien came close to facing Saracens, Henshaw beating a path to Scarlets Shoulder Burden

'Last week he did everything he could': O'Brien came close to facing Saracens, Henshaw beating a path to Scarlets

Both Ireland internationals are making their way back from shoulder injuries.

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The42 McIlroy paired with Scott and Rahm for early rounds in Augusta Tee Times

McIlroy paired with Scott and Rahm for early rounds in Augusta

Tiger Woods will follow hot on the heels of defending champion Sergio Garcia.

From The42 EPCR confirm Sunday service for Munster's Bordeaux battle with Racing Final Four

EPCR confirm Sunday service for Munster's Bordeaux battle with Racing

The governing body this afternoon confirmed kick-off times and broadcasters for the Champions Cup semi-finals.

From The42 Leinster hope to have Larmour and Conan in full training before Scarlets semi-final clash Injury Update

Leinster hope to have Larmour and Conan in full training before Scarlets semi-final clash

However, the number eight isn’t expected to take a full part in training until the week of the European fixture.

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