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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Monday 16 October, 2017

Bleyendaal and Scannell require scans but Munster boosted by Cloete arrival

The 26-year-old South African flanker arrives in Limerick this week.

Leinster's homegrown model proves money can't buy everything in the modern game

“We want to create a club like Leinster where there is a bit more succession planning,” says Montpellier coach Nathan Hines.

Excitement builds over Stockdale as Ulster's young star continues flying form

The winger hopes to continue in a similar vain ahead of next month’s Autumn internationals.

Leinster wait on Sexton, O'Brien and Nacewa ahead of Glasgow trip

The trio are all doubts for the round two clash at Scotstoun.

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Former Sky Sports NFL presenter Kevin Cadle passes away aged 62 RIP

Former Sky Sports NFL presenter Kevin Cadle passes away aged 62

NFL UK and the British Basketball League have led the tributes.

'We'll stick by him': Ulster vow to support Coetzee after long-term injury setback

The South African has been plagued by injury problems since joining the province last year.

'He just appeared in front of me and I kind of smirked as I knew I was a goner'

Robbie Henshaw’s take-down of Montpellier’s 130kg winger Nadolo was just one example of Leinster winning ‘the little victories’ on Saturday.

Saturday 14 October, 2017

Cullen 'relieved and exhausted' after Leinster show bravery to put everything on the line

The eastern province withstood a late Montpellier rally to seal a 24-17 bonus-point win at the RDS.

Leinster produce their season's best to see off Montpellier in epic six-try tussle

Tries from Carbery, van der Flier, Henshaw and Daly help Cullen’s men to an opening weekend win.

As it happened: Leinster v Montpellier, Champions Cup

Leo Cullen’s side got their European campaign underway at the RDS this afternoon.

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

Friday 13 October, 2017

'It's a massive victory': Kiss delighted with Ulster's character

Second-half tries from Stockdale and McCloskey ensured the hosts got off to a winning start.

Superb Stockdale sets Ravenhill alight again as Ulster get up and running in Europe

The young winger produced the game’s defining moments as Les Kiss’ side saw off Wasps.

Fast start essential for Ulster as they host Wasps in Champions Cup curtain-raiser

The northern province kick-start the new European season by hosting Wasps tonight.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Leinster know the only way to tame Montpellier is to keep hold of the ball

Leo Cullen’s men will need to be disciplined in possession in order to starve the French side of attacking platforms.

'If they want to be in my face I need to fix that': CJ out to make a big impact against Castres

The number eight says people shouldn’t analyse his performances purely by statistics.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

The 23 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup and who can still get there

There are still nine berths up for grabs before the group draw in December.

Paul Scholes in the running for vacant managerial job at League One club

The Man United legend could be about to take his first steps into management.

South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action

Tickets for the games against Fiji and Argentina are also in high demand.

GAA director general Páraic Duffy to retire next year

The Monaghan native held the position for 10 years.

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McGrath relishing scrum-half battle with 'one of the best' Pienaar

The Leinster nine knows he’ll have to be on top of his game against Montpellier on Saturday.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'With these players, I don't see why the Irish teams can't be at the top European table'

Stuart Lancaster knows the size of the task facing Leinster but feels the province are in a good position to go one better than last year.

Leicester and Pau register Irish forwards as additional players for European competitions

Dan Tuohy and Sean Dougall could feature for their clubs this weekend.

Former Leinster flanker Ryan set for 12 weeks on the sidelines due to concussion

It comes after Leicester Tigers came under huge criticism for allowing Ryan to play on after sustaining a head knock last month.

'I didn't see this coming': Lancaster disappointed by scathing criticism but not out to prove himself Stu

'I didn't see this coming': Lancaster disappointed by scathing criticism but not out to prove himself

The Leinster senior coach yesterday responded to comments by the RFU’s former director of rugby Rob Andrew.

Connacht bound Fijian centre receives nine-week ban for eye-gouging

Eroni Vasiteri will be out of action for the next two months.

Monday 9 October, 2017

Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19

Ellis O’Reilly hopes her achievements will inspire a new generation.

Dunne's sensational form sees him become second-highest ranked Irish golfer in the world

The 24-year-old has moved into the top 100 in the world rankings.

Pro14 introduces play-off game to decide which team earns final Champions Cup place

The one-legged fixture will form part of the expanded final series.

O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin

Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.

Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Playing against one of the best sides in Europe, you've to give yourself a chance. We didn't today'

It was another disappointing visit to the Aviva Stadium for Munster.

Cullen hails record-breaking Sexton as Leinster build momentum ahead of Montpellier

The Leinster out-half become the province’s all-time leading points scorer at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

O'Loughlin on the double as Leinster inflict more Aviva Stadium pain on Munster

The scoreboard will suggest a tight contest but Leinster proved far too strong again for their southern rivals.

'I thought about it pretty much every day and then when it comes you don't want to f**k up'

Andrew Conway was forced to bide his time before winning his first Ireland cap, but now that he’s reached that level the Munster winger has started this season more ambitious and greedy than ever.

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Blue and red battle lines renewed, Leinster and Munster set for latest instalment in age-old rivalry

The fixture may have lost some of its edge in recent years, but a near sell-out crowd is expected at the Aviva Stadium later for the first interpro clash of the season.

Friday 6 October, 2017

Calf problem rules O'Brien out of interpro but Cullen happy with Leinster's back row balance

Ruddock, van der Flier and Conan will be running Leinster’s engine room tomorrow.

Henshaw returns and Sexton to captain Leinster as Cullen names team for Munster

Six changes in total for the eastern province ahead of the Aviva Stadium showdown.

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