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Today’s News

European exits for Leinster and Munster but progress has been made

The eastern province were the closer to reaching the Champions Cup final.

'We would've loved to have seen how close we could've got to Saracens'

Johnny Sexton sees Leinster’s European season as one of progress.

'I’ve never been speculating' - Erasmus says he is staying with Munster

The South African director of rugby says he will remain with the province in the coming years.

Yesterday’s News

'I have got to be proud of the guys for the way we came back'

Captain Isa Nacewa says Leinster always believed they could overhaul Clermont.

Dire opening, Leavy's big moment and Ringrose's wonder try

Leinster had a revival in the second half but came up short in the end.

Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont

Camille Lopez guided the Top 14 club home in a thrilling Champions Cup semi-final in Lyon.

France the ideal setting for Leinster’s exciting attack to be unleashed again

Clermont have undoubted quality but Leinster are an exciting attacking force.

'We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren't going to let this be the full stop'

Simon Zebo believes the best is yet to come from this Munster squad.

Saturday 22 April, 2017

McCall believes Saracens can be better and sees brighter future for Munster

The Sarries director of rugby was impressed with Munster’s work rate.

'A diamond gets formed out of coal when it gets put under pressure'

Rassie Erasmus believes this defeat is part of Munster’s journey.

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

Jones a key part of the picture in Munster and Schmidt calls on him too

The 29-year-old has transitioned into coaching after being forced to retire in 2015.

'We've got a few plans up our sleeve' - Munster hungry to upset Saracens

Rassie Erasmus feels this Champions Cup semi-final is a litmus tests for his team.

Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster

The former Ulster head coach has masterminded the Premiership club’s rise.

Friday 21 April, 2017

Analysis: Lancaster leads shift in Leinster's unstructured attacking mindset

The senior coach has encouraged the province to see turnovers as try-scoring opportunities.

Analysis: Saracens' rugby league traits are a major danger to Munster

Mark McCall’s men use screen passes and grubber kicks to great effect.

'No setback' for Murray as Keatley gets set to cover scrum-half for Munster

Rassie Erasmus still doesn’t know when Murray will return.

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams 9

'Our preparation was for either scenario' - Saracens ready for Williams

Mark McCall has been impressed by Munster’s work rate this season.

O'Brien ruled out with hamstring injury as Nacewa wins 50th European cap

Rhys Ruddock gets the nod ahead of Josh van der Flier in the back row.

'I'm sure they're aware of the army of red that's going to come to the Aviva'

Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell will be a keen spectator at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

Garry Ringrose was very close to making the 41-man Lions squad

The 22-year-old Ireland and Leinster centre was ‘very unlucky,’ according to Warren Gatland.

Lions confidence comes from Ireland downing the All Blacks in Chicago

Warren Gatland is calling on his players to be culturally prepared to visit New Zealand.

Sexton no foregone conclusion at 10 as Gatland keeps options open

The Lions boss believes Owen Farrell and Dan Biggar will push the Irishman all the way.

Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'I coached Jared when I was at Waikato and I didn't renew his contract'

Warren Gatland has ended up picking Jared Payne for the Lions a decade after cutting him.

Murray emerges as Lions doubt after Gatland reveals neurologist visit

The Lions boss stated that Murray is suffering with a neck injury.

Lions leave Hartley disappointed as they opt for 'the right mix of strengths'

The 31-year-old England captain misses out on touring with the Lions again.

'He was one of the standout players of the Six Nations, never mind the props'

The Lions are excited about what Tadhg Furlong can do against the All Blacks.

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Ryan misses out but 'point of difference' Henderson makes Lions squad

Steve Borthwick says Henderson’s ability to cover six was attractive for the Lions.

Payne the bolter, 11 Irish Lions and some big-name omissions

Warren Gatland has named a 41-man squad to tour New Zealand this summer.

'I'm a father, I'm a husband, then I'm a rugby player' - Munster's Earls

The Ireland international wing has learned to be part of a new Munster modus operandi.

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Munster in a happy place after transformation under Rassie Erasmus

Saracens provide their greatest test yet this weekend in Dublin.

'You just can’t think about it' - Earls not stressing over Lions call

The 29-year-old was a Lions tourist in 2009 in South Africa.

'I think he will be good to go for the Lions series and hopefully sooner for us'

Munster boss Rassie Erasmus has full confidence in ‘unsung hero’ Duncan Williams.

Monday 17 April, 2017

Murphy Crowe making her mark on the world stage with Ireland 7s

The Tipperary woman has scored 12 tries in three tournaments this season.

Stander and Scannell boosts for Munster but Conor Murray unlikely to play

Rassie Erasmus said he is confident Murray won’t make a ‘surprise return’ against Saracens.

'We could have had a bit more patience' - Ulster's drop-goal regrets

The northern province remain in the Pro12 play-off mix despite defeat in Limerick.

'I don’t think we should be the underdogs when we go into games'

Rassie Erasmus and Peter O’Mahony are keen for Munster to enjoy semi-final week before facing Saracens.

'I'm not expecting anything' - O'Mahony and Ireland stars wait on Lions call

The Munster captain is in the back row mix, with Warren Gatland set to name his squad on Wednesday.

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

Sunday 16 April, 2017

Munster must take five steps up for 'different animal' semi against Saracens

Rassie Erasmus knows things are going to be a lot tougher at the Aviva Stadium next weekend.

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