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Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The42 Munster and Toulon in full agreement, calling mooted Paul O’Connell move ‘pure speculation’ Locked Down

Munster and Toulon in full agreement, calling mooted Paul O’Connell move ‘pure speculation’

The Top14 club issued a firm statement about Ireland’s captain this afternoon.

From The42 No cans by the canal for BOD, he’s hanging out with other sporting legends in Dubai Fun In The Sun This post contains images

Monday 20 April, 2015

Connacht’s injury crisis isn’t getting any better, they’ve sent 3 players for surgery this week

Quinn Roux, Nathan White and Mick Kearney will go under the knife this week.

From The42 New Zealand just couldn’t get a grip on Fiji Women 7s during this incredible try Magnificent Sevens

New Zealand just couldn’t get a grip on Fiji Women 7s during this incredible try

Backpedaling on your own 22? No problem.

From The42 Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of ‘the fine margins’ Opinion

Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of ‘the fine margins’

The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.

From The42 More World Cup woe for Cruden as knee injury set to end All Black’s season Crude Blow

More World Cup woe for Cruden as knee injury set to end All Black’s season

The Chiefs playmaker ruptured knee ligaments in the win over Crusaders on Friday.

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From The42 Australian rugby player, 25, dies following head injury in ‘tragic accident’ on field RIP

Australian rugby player, 25, dies following head injury in ‘tragic accident’ on field

Nicholas Tooth was injured tackling an opponent in a regional NSW fixture on Saturday.

From The42 Which French giant do you think will win the first Champions Cup? London Calling This post contains a poll

Which French giant do you think will win the first Champions Cup?

It will be Clermont’s second European final, can they finally claim the title?

Sunday 19 April, 2015

From The42 Which dastardly fictional sporting villain are you? Shake That Fist

Which dastardly fictional sporting villain are you?

You’re a dirty rotten cheat, but which one?

Friday 17 April, 2015

From The42 ‘Leinster preparing for as big a battle as we’ve ever had’ Fun In The Sun

‘Leinster preparing for as big a battle as we’ve ever had’

The Australian says the champions are capable of stepping their game up by 40% for the arrival of Leinster.

Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 This is the first ‘quad cork 1800’ the world ever seen and it is incredible Big Air

This is the first ‘quad cork 1800’ the world ever seen and it is incredible

Billy Morgan’s head must still be spinning.

From The42 Pick your favourite Try of the Year from IRUPA’s shortlist Beautiful Game This post contains a poll

Pick your favourite Try of the Year from IRUPA’s shortlist

Two Connacht stars and an Ulster wing have been shortlisted by the players union. Who would get your vote?

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: IRFU talk to Joe, U17s book Championship place and all today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: IRFU talk to Joe, U17s book Championship place and all today’s sport

Here’s all the sport you almost missed today.

From The42 O’Connell, Sexton, Henshaw and Murray shortlisted for Player of the Year IRUPA This post contains a poll

O’Connell, Sexton, Henshaw and Murray shortlisted for Player of the Year

The prizes just keep on coming.

From The42 Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream Olympian

Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream

The 25-year-old tweeted the bad news this evening.

From The42 Andy Goode hung his Wasps team-mate all the way out to dry for bailing on a charity event Wading In

Andy Goode hung his Wasps team-mate all the way out to dry for bailing on a charity event

They won’t be team-mates for long, but still.

Wednesday 15 April, 2015

From The42 5 reasons to believe Leinster will beat Toulon this weekend Against The Grain

5 reasons to believe Leinster will beat Toulon this weekend

Call us crazy, but we expect the three-time champs to make this a contest.

From The42 Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals The Business End

Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals

Time for the Champions Cup to add to the list.

From The42 Brian O’Driscoll wants off ‘The Good Wall’, will Andy Lee oblige? Humblebrag

Brian O’Driscoll wants off ‘The Good Wall’, will Andy Lee oblige?

Number one, number 13. Whatever.

From The42 Familiar stage, but an unfamiliar feeling for underdogs Leinster Identity

Familiar stage, but an unfamiliar feeling for underdogs Leinster

Toulon’s predecessors as European champions are being written off for this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From The42 ‘On Sunday it has to be 100%’: Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille Sans Ballon

‘On Sunday it has to be 100%’: Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille

After racking up 68 missed tackles in three games, Jimmy Gopperth says the province are ready to ‘make their shots’ against Toulon.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Tiger tats, the world’s worst suit and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Tiger tats, the world’s worst suit and all today’s sport

Here’s all the sport Tuesday could handle.

From The42 Jennings the only doubt as Leinster issue clean bill of health for Toulon clash Patched Up

Jennings the only doubt as Leinster issue clean bill of health for Toulon clash

Rhys Ruddock and Kane Douglas are the only players ruled out by Leo Cullen.

Sunday 12 April, 2015

From The42 ‘We pride ourselves on defence’: Best not willing to settle for just a bonus point win Suftum

‘We pride ourselves on defence’: Best not willing to settle for just a bonus point win

The captain is gritting teeth for Ulster’s tough run-in.

From The42 Connacht vow to bring Pro12 race ‘to the wire’ despite inter-pro setback Stand Up Rise Up

Connacht vow to bring Pro12 race ‘to the wire’ despite inter-pro setback

“One thing I say about this group of guys: we might not be as experienced in certain areas, but they work hard and they don’t give in.”

Saturday 11 April, 2015

From The42 Toulon conceded four tries to Jackman’s Grenoble (but still won) before Leinster clash Warming Up

Toulon conceded four tries to Jackman’s Grenoble (but still won) before Leinster clash

The champions welcomed Leigh Halfpenny back from concussion, but he picked up a shoulder knock before being replaced.

From The42 As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12 Liveblog

As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12

There was more than just inter-provincial pride at stake in Galway.

From The42 12 fights that shaped Andy Lee’s career Warrior

12 fights that shaped Andy Lee’s career

This is how champions are made.

Thursday 9 April, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: D’Arcy decision, McIlroy at the Masters and all today’s sport Thursday
From The42 ‘I remember everything now’: Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow Concussion

‘I remember everything now’: Fergus McFadden talks us through his knock-out blow

The winger is following his return to play protocols this week after colliding with Kyle Eastmond’s shoulder.

Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From The42 ‘Win our next 3 games and the first half of the season is forgotten’ — Gordon D’Arcy Business End

‘Win our next 3 games and the first half of the season is forgotten’ — Gordon D’Arcy

Leinster have “made things hard” for themselves, but the veteran centre refuses to lose heart when the Champions Cup final is a step away.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Taylor Swift, One Direction and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Taylor Swift, One Direction and all today’s sport

There’s also news that doesn’t involve Rory McIlroy’s choice of caddy for the Par 3 competition.

From The42 ‘Leinster the only club he’d come back to’: Madigan would welcome Nacewa with open arms Support Line

‘Leinster the only club he’d come back to’: Madigan would welcome Nacewa with open arms

The goal-kicker hailed the Aucklander as the biggest influence on his game.

From The42 Kildare to stick with Jason Ryan as manager despite league relegation Summer Job

Kildare to stick with Jason Ryan as manager despite league relegation

County chairman Ger Donnelly says there will be no review of the manager’s position until their Championship tilt is over.

Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From The42 Tim Sherwood’s epic gilet throw clearly inspired tonight’s Villa comeback Villain Hero

Tim Sherwood’s epic gilet throw clearly inspired tonight’s Villa comeback

He gileted his body on the line for the Birmingham club.

From The42 You’ll want to keep a very close eye on Rory McIlroy’s group for rounds 1 and 2 of The Masters Pedigree

You’ll want to keep a very close eye on Rory McIlroy’s group for rounds 1 and 2 of The Masters

The tournament favourite will be playing alongside Phil Mickelson until late on Friday.

From The42 Munster making players ‘feel the pain’ of weekends out of European action Sunny Side Up

Munster making players ‘feel the pain’ of weekends out of European action

Paulie’s back to bring the pain to Edinburgh this weekend.

From The42 Foley on new signing Francis Saili: ‘He doesn’t have many weaknesses’ Promise

Foley on new signing Francis Saili: ‘He doesn’t have many weaknesses’

With Tyler Bleendaal continuing his recovery, Munster could have two extremely talented Kiwis in midfield next season.

Monday 6 April, 2015

From The42 Leinster will meet champions Toulon in rude health, but questions remain over Clermont Opinion

Leinster will meet champions Toulon in rude health, but questions remain over Clermont

Jono Gibbes is coaching the best team in Europe at the minute, but can they keep their tempo up?

Sunday 5 April, 2015

From The42 Here’s The42′s Team of the Champions Cup 1/4 finals The Difference

Here’s The42′s Team of the Champions Cup 1/4 finals

We just about managed to resist going with an all-Clermont XV.