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Dublin: -2 °C Sunday 22 January, 2017

Today’s News

Toulouse go to Munster, Leinster welcome Wasps as Champions Cup 1/4 finals are set

Connacht miss out on the last eight, but Munster could have home advantage through to the semi-finals.

As it happened: Toulouse v Connacht, Champions Cup pool finale

Pat Lam’s went looking for their first ever Champions Cup knock-out spot.

'It was a good grind': Rassie satisfied with 2nd seed and Munster's steep upward curve

The South African’s team continue to show a hunger to work their way through problematic matches.

ROG's APB for Cronin and more sporting tweets of the week

We also have important news about a toilet and WIll Carling.

5 players we'd like to see capped during the Six Nations

A combination of injuries and form should create an opening more new faces in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Yesterday’s News

'I forgot how good this place was': ROG moved by warm Limerick reception

“It’s great for players to taste the real Thomond Park,” says the Munster legend who was plotting their downfall.

Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final

Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.

Friday 20 January, 2017

As it happened: Castres v Leinster, Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster tried to wrap up a home quarter-final berth.

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Injury boosts (including at 10) as Lam welcomes host of players back to Connacht training

Jack Carty and Shane O’Leary are at least fit enough to take part in training this week.

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”

Scrum-half Lloyd among three additions to Munster European squad

Rassie Erasmus has promoted the Dubliner to replace Cathal Sheridan.

Here's the Scotland squad Vern Cotter will pick from to face Ireland

Ireland’s opener in Murrayfield is just two and a half weeks away.

Venue standards, live broadcasts and highlights show part of developments for women's 6 Nations

We’ll now be able to watch all of the women’s Six Nations games live.

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

All Black out-half Aaron Cruden commits to three years with Montpellier

The Chiefs star has chosen a life in France over another shot at the World Cup.

Leinster lock Triggs cited, joins Frans Steyn at disciplinary hearing tomorrow

The Kiwi has been called before a disciplinary committee for making contact with the eye are of Nic White.

Ex-Connacht captain Clarke forced at gunpoint to aid getaway

“I’ve got a couple of kids at home,” the 33-year-old pleaded with the armed robbers.

Monday 16 January, 2017

Lam demands defensive solidity as Connacht go in search of more history in Toulouse

Unfortunately it looks like Denis Buckley will join the list of injured Connacht men.

'There was a lot of doom and gloom': Youthful Leinster side have come of age in Europe

It’s a year today since Leo Cullen gave six players a full European debut and so much has changed since.

Saturday 14 January, 2017

Confidence rekindled as Lam prepares for 'biggest game of Connacht's history'

For the first time in five weeks Pat Lam was able to set out a full training schedule, the attack benefited.

Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win

Despite some early frustration, Pat Lam’s side secured a bonus point inside 27 minutes.

Bristling Warriors will be ready to move on Munster

Gregor Townsend desperately wants to put his side in the knock-out stages before departing for the international stage.

Provincial success in Europe has driven Ireland standards at Test level

Ireland’s recent Six Nations titles have coincided with disappointing provincial results. Is there a link or mere coincidence?

'A red card distorts it a bit, but it was pleasing in the first 20 minutes' -- Cullen

Leo Cullen refused to waste much time patting his team on the back after their eight-try thrashing of Montpellier.

Friday 13 January, 2017

Conan power, Isa magic and a red card see Leinster cruise past Montpellier into 1/4 finals

14 mad first-half minutes set Leinster on the way to an eight-try rout and sealed a quarter-final.

Leinster acutely aware of Nadolo threat, but determined to impose pace on Montpellier

Leinster acutely aware of Nadolo threat, but determined to impose pace on Montpellier

It’s win and in for Leinster tonight. But victory won’t come easy this time around.

Thursday 12 January, 2017

Nacewa braced for 'Test match' intensity from Montpellier to heat up RDS

Meanwhile, head coach Leo Cullen is enthusiastic about the form and fitness of Jonathan Sexton.

Leinster expect O'Brien back next weekend, but planning without Cronin

A tight calf caused Leo Cullen to keep the Tullow Tank out of the Montpellier firing line.

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'It makes business sense': Mayweather counters McGregor with offer of $15M and cut of PPV

‘Of course, we’re the ‘A side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million?’

We'll Leave It There So: Manchester City fall foul of anti-doping rule and all today's sport

Plus, new faces in Connacht squad and a decorated horse is retired.

Connacht add Farrell and Andress to European squad

Ulster have also added a front row to their Champions Cup squad and a confirmed date to their fixture list.

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

As it happened: Manchester United v Hull City, EFL Cup semi-final 1st leg

We went minute-by-minute as Jose Mourinho’s men took on some quite tame looking Tigers.

Basketball CEO O'Byrne to run for OCI presidency

The OCI will appoint a new president for the first time in 28 years.

Saturday 7 January, 2017

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

We broke out the calculators and a crystal ball to clarify what you should be rooting for over the next fortnight.

Connacht hopeful Carty injury not as serious as first feared

The champions have had no luck this season.

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup

We were in Paris for Munster’s rescheduled clash with Ronan O’Gara and the French champions.

Wednesday 4 January, 2017

We'll Leave It There So: Medal theft, Pienaar problem and all today's sport Wednesday This post contains videos

Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Giroud inspires Arsenal fightback from 3-0 down in Bournemouth

It looked set to be an embarrassing night for the Gunners until Alexis Sanchez popped up to put his side on the board.

We'll Leave It There So: Ult out, a criminal complaint and all today's sport

Plus, another big talent decides to cash in and move to China.

O'Loughlin's fantastic finish and more Pro12 highlights to ease you back into normal life Wet Weekend This post contains videos

O'Loughlin's fantastic finish and more Pro12 highlights to ease you back into normal life

It’s gonna be a long month, but at least it’s a short week.

Bealham still confident Connacht can go 'all the way' and retain title

The western province will have to come from a long way back to challenge in May.

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