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Saturday 14 May, 2016

From The42 It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around Pulling Strings This post contains videos

It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around

The All Black scrum-half was in devastating form against the Crusaders yesterday.

From The42 Cork's Bryan Keane seals his first Olympic triathlon spot with strong finish in Japan ... Tri Tri Again

Cork's Bryan Keane seals his first Olympic triathlon spot with strong finish in Japan

A horrible injury prevented him from making the grade for London, but he carved his way up to 20th today with a powerful run.

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Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From The42 Big Sam Allardyce threatened to tear off his jacket in safety celebration The Safety Dance

Big Sam Allardyce threatened to tear off his jacket in safety celebration

He had us worried there for a sec.

From The42 Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery Take A Knee

Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery

Joe Schmidt’s two favoured fullbacks are nursing knocks at present.

From The42 Harlequins 'deeply saddened' by death of 20-year-old front row Adeniran-Olule RIP

Harlequins 'deeply saddened' by death of 20-year-old front row Adeniran-Olule

The hooker died tragically following a road traffic collision.

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The42 Last-ever Upton Park game delayed by 45 minutes after Manchester United bus 'smashed up' Proper Naughty This post contains videos

Last-ever Upton Park game delayed by 45 minutes after Manchester United bus 'smashed up'

Wayne Rooney says tonight’s hosts ought to be disappointed in the fans who pelted the visiting bus.

From The42 Van den Heever, Botha and Sheridan among list of departures from Munster Exit

Van den Heever, Botha and Sheridan among list of departures from Munster

The province confirmed six departures today.

From The42 Ulster rule Tommy Bowe out of South Africa Tests, expect him back for pre-season Bowe Out

Ulster rule Tommy Bowe out of South Africa Tests, expect him back for pre-season

The wing appeared to aggravate his knee injury when playing 80 minutes on his return last month.

From The42 Out of the echo chamber, into the Myre': Edinburgh to move out of Murrayfield next season Better Fit

Out of the echo chamber, into the Myre': Edinburgh to move out of Murrayfield next season

Nearby Myreside, property of George Watson’s College, will be expanded to hold 6,000 people from January.

Monday 9 May, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Apology for 'scumbag' slur, rowing for gold and all today's sport Monday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Apology for 'scumbag' slur, rowing for gold and all today's sport

You just Monday’d your little heart out. Come get some sport as a reward.

From The42 'We've all these class backs and they're just not firing': Andrew Trimble prank calls Paddy Jackson's dad PJ V DC This post contains videos

'We've all these class backs and they're just not firing': Andrew Trimble prank calls Paddy Jackson's dad

‘Of course we wouldn’t sign Dan Carter when we’ve got Paddy Jackson!’

From The42 College baseball player bravely confronts baby opossum pitch-invader... then chickens out Marsupial Madness This post contains videos

College baseball player bravely confronts baby opossum pitch-invader... then chickens out

‘They have teeth that’ll wear you out.’

From The42 Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics Sprinter This post contains videos

Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born, this month she'll take another shot at the Olympics

Family ties are helping the record-breaking Lucan woman strengthen for make-or-break qualifiers in Germany.

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From The42 VC's Scotland taking no chances with 'tight group' picked for tour of Japan Due Respect

VC's Scotland taking no chances with 'tight group' picked for tour of Japan

Vern Cotter won’t be handing out any new caps this summer.

From The42 Clontarf resigned to losing 'very, very special player' Carbery to the big stage STANDOUT

Clontarf resigned to losing 'very, very special player' Carbery to the big stage

‘Tarf coach Andy Wood says his young out-half is a formidable operator with and without the ball.

Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The42 Classy Carbery guides 'Tarf to UBL victory over Cork Con Going Gets 'tarf

Classy Carbery guides 'Tarf to UBL victory over Cork Con

The Leinster academy out-half had a hand in everything the Dublin club did well at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Season over early, but Stander excited by prospect of fresh start for Munster Red Redemption

Season over early, but Stander excited by prospect of fresh start for Munster

The South African is looking forward to his countryman Johan Erasmus bringing ‘something different’ to the province.

From The42 Making sportsmen, debunking stats and a limited portion of Leicester City: It's the week's best sportswriting Well Read
From The42 Jason Quigley proves he can go the distance with unanimous points win in Vegas El Animal

Jason Quigley proves he can go the distance with unanimous points win in Vegas

It was the first time the Donegal man had to go beyond four rounds and he didn’t look an inch out of his depth.

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From The42 Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong Centre Of Attention

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

From The42 Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa Fresh Approach This post contains videos

Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa

Shane Horgan looks back on Ireland’s last tour and has hopes for the imminent visit 12 years on.

Friday 6 May, 2016

'Johnny's a very passionate guy': Leinster point to future potential after Sexton's culture criticism

‘When a club like Leinster is successful talent gets recognised elsewhere.’

From The42 Aki, Healy and MacGinty bolster Connacht for crucial finale against Warriors Showdown

Aki, Healy and MacGinty bolster Connacht for crucial finale against Warriors

The westerners must beat the reigning champions to seal a home semi-final.

From The42 Van der Flier and O'Brien absent as Leinster look to finish with a flourish Final Shake-up

Van der Flier and O'Brien absent as Leinster look to finish with a flourish

Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured opensides for the final day clash with Treviso.

Tuesday 3 May, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: The world comes to terms with Leicester's title and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: The world comes to terms with Leicester's title and all today's sport

Hey, you made it through the toughest part of the post-Bank Holiday week, give yourself some sport to celebrate.

From The42 Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action TV Guide

Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action

All six matches will kick-off at the same time this weekend.

Sunday 1 May, 2016

From The42 The Rock in rugby, GoT fan demands and more of your sporting Tweets of the Week Social

The Rock in rugby, GoT fan demands and more of your sporting Tweets of the Week

Here’s what we could see in the flames this week.

Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win Super Rugby This post contains videos

Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win

Springbok centres Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein played key roles in the brilliant Bulls score.

From The42 Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig Lyon 2016

Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig

Ireland will be represented on the touchline in European finals.

From The42 McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash Team-sheets

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

From The42 Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan Evolve

Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan

The pundit hopes that Connacht’s trail-blazing will encourage more teams to try something a little different.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport

All that, and a beautiful Bill O’Herlihy mural.

From The42 Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier Under Powered

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Paddy Barnes will carry the flag and all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Paddy Barnes will carry the flag and all today's sport

It’s all downhill towards the weekend from here, sports fans.

From The42 Disciplinary committee choose to ignore 'gypsy boy' history and give Joe Marler two-week ban for kick Let Off

Disciplinary committee choose to ignore 'gypsy boy' history and give Joe Marler two-week ban for kick

Wasps prop Simon McIntyre received the same punishment for a similar offence.

From The42 Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster Hendo

Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster

The sorely-missed second row is hoping to ‘do a job’ on Leinster’s defence in what is just his seventh appearance of the season.

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg Liveblog

As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg

We went minute-by-excruciating-minute as Zizou’s Spanish giants brought the bus to Manchester.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: The Hillsborough 96 unlawfully killed and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: The Hillsborough 96 unlawfully killed and all today's sport

Tuesday 26 April was a momentous day for the people of Liverpool.

From The42 Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives In Control

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.