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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 25 April, 2015

Tuesday 14 April, 2015

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.

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

‘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.

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

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.

As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12

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

12 fights that shaped Andy Lee’s career

This is how champions are made.

Thursday 9 April, 2015

‘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

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leinster are Marseille-bound after Toulon see off Wasps

That’s why they’re champions.

Big Bosch penalty inflicts a first ever European knock-out defeat on Johnny Sexton

Racing Metro lost the arm wrestle with Mark McCall’s side.

Kearney disappointed with Leinster’s final quarter after ‘clinical’ hour against Bath

The three-time champions were left hanging on against Bath, but lie in wait for Toulon or Wasps in the semi-final.

Saturday 4 April, 2015

Class Clermont blow Northampton away

Can Sexton and O’Gara join the competition’s form team in a Saint-Etienne semi-final?

‘Our season rode on this’: 18-point Madigan believes in Leinster pedigree

With their Pro12 chances in doubt, Leinster are hoping to make a big push in Europe.

As it happened: Leinster v Bath, Champions Cup quarter-final

Peter Stringer was back on Lansdowne Road hoping to force Leinster out of Europe.

Friday 3 April, 2015

Connacht exit Challenge Cup despite second-half fightback

James Hook created the first two scores of the game as Gloucester took a 14-point advantage into the break.

‘The fine line’ between hungry and heavy: How Jamie Heaslip preps for a big game

The Leinster captain talks us through the food he needs in the hours before a vital Champions Cup kick-off.

Thursday 2 April, 2015

Here’s a dozen outdoor distractions to get you moving this Easter weekend

Staying indoors was fine until the clocks went forward.

More than just Leinster: 6 reasons you should be watching A LOT of rugby this weekend

It’s gonna be another great weekend of rugby, we can just feel it.

Wednesday 1 April, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: An All Black in, an All Black out and all today’s sport

Don’t worry, April Fool’s day is almost over.

You can see JJ Hanrahan in action for free when Munster ‘A’ meet Connacht tomorrow

There won’t be many more opportunities to see the Kerryman start at 10.

Tuesday 31 March, 2015

A brief history of Leinster’s European rivalry with Bath Lucky 7 This post contains videos

A brief history of Leinster’s European rivalry with Bath

Or maybe it’s been too one-sided to call a rivalry.

Sunday 29 March, 2015

Women’s rugby stars specialise late, but more young athletes benefit every sport

New Zealander Tania Rosser was destined to play rugby, but she put time in in other codes too.

Saturday 28 March, 2015

Jurassic Park, sober friends and curry cheese chips — It’s Comments of the Week!

It’s been a big week, readers. Put your feet up.

‘Obsession’ part and parcel of Peter Stringer’s drive to compete

Bath’s Grand Slam winner is desperate to get back to Lansdowne Road.

‘No magic formula, just an attitude shift’ behind Leinster’s big comeback

Isaac Boss was left hoping Leinster won’t rue these two dropped points at the end of the season.

Munster? Leinster? Peter Stringer still on the hunt for a club to match his ambition

The Munster legend feels he has more to give to professional rugby after his contract with Bath expires.

Friday 27 March, 2015

Leinster come from 20 down to share eight tries in thrilling draw with Glasgow

Last year’s finalists both take three points from a brilliant match.