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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘I’m not talking about any referees’ – Pat Lam bit his tongue after Connacht’s European heartbreak

Roman Poite’s performance at Kingsholm has come in for criticism – but not from the Connacht boss.

Attacking mindset of Murrayfield to spill over when Ireland take on Barbarians

Les Kiss is hoping to see one young Leinster prospect take on Joe Rokocoko.

Under 20 star Ringrose digs in to make sure feet don’t leave the ground

The centre is adept at dodging the weighty comparison to Blackrock and Ireland’s most famous 13.

Munster and Glasgow will have the world’s best referee in charge of their Pro12 title tilt

Here’s hoping Munster’s good times with the Welshman just keep rolling on.

Leinster squad feel they could have done more to help MOC — Eoin Reddan

‘You don’t come off the pitch thinking you let the whole team down – you win and lose together.’

Schmidt includes 7 uncapped players in Leinster-Ulster selection to face Barbarians

Cian Kelleher, Jack Conan and Stuart McCloskey are among the men who could wear a green jersey for the first time at senior level.

‘A true gent’ – Tributes pour in from the sporting world after the passing of Bill O’Herlihy RIP

10 of our favourite pics from Bill O’Herlihy’s career

The legendary RTÉ presenter has passed away.

Wasps have added a Wallabies legend to their ranks

Veteran flanker George Smith has joined the Premiership club from Lyon.

This was the most talked-about penalty decision of the Pro12 weekend

Niko Matawalu’s exaggeration of a high challenge by Ulster’s Ricky Lutton was poorly received.

Rugby - Sunday 24 May, 2015

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The Barbarians have a hugely strong squad to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland

Brad Thorn and Ruan Pienaar are in the finalised squad to face Joe Schmidt’s side.

Romain Poite and more talking points from Connacht’s sickening defeat

Jack Carty and Matt Healy were exceptional for Connacht in Gloucester.

Lam’s Connacht lose after extra time in thrilling Champions Cup play-off

There was high drama in Kingsholm this afternoon.

Want to represent Ireland at the Tag Rugby World Cup? Here’s how…

Three representatives of the sport chat to The42 about getting involved.

Bordeaux had the most heartbreaking penalty miss of the season

France international Lionel Beauxis missed a massive, massive kick yesterday in the Top 14.

Stander continues to deliver devastating performances for Munster

The South African-born powerhouse was once again man of the match yesterday.

The 10 sporting man-crushes we can now marry

We’re just waiting for Andrea Pirlo to lift the restraining order.

Brian O’Driscoll mocks ‘style icon’ ROG! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Featuring Brian O’Driscoll, Philip Neville and the search for Rory McIlroy.

Foley looks to end first season at Munster with Pro12 final success

The southern province clinched their final place with a 21-18 win over the Ospreys.

Rugby - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Paul O’Connell leads the victorious Munster dressing room for ‘Stand Up And Fight’ SUAF This post contains videos

Paul O’Connell leads the victorious Munster dressing room for ‘Stand Up And Fight’

Paulie was on singing duty after the Pro12 semi-final.

Peter Stringer showed again today that the older he gets, the better he plays

The 37-year-old former Munster scrum-half scored a try for Bath in their Aviva Premiership semi-final win over Leicester.

Foley with concerns over Murray, O’Mahony and Zebo for Pro12 final

All three Ireland internationals were withdrawn during the province’s semi-final win over the Ospreys.

Johnny Sexton found his form for Racing Metro at the best possible time

The Parisians booked their place in the Top 14 playoffs after thumping Castres.

Pics: Paulie waved an emotional farewell to Thomond Park this afternoon

O’Connell said that he might have played at Thomond Park for the last time.

‘I owe him everything’ – Stander pays emotional tribute to legend O’Connell

Munster’s powerful number eight said playing alongside POC is ‘one of the highest points in my career.’

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller

Paulie’s goodbye, Keatley’s wobbles and more of the big issues from Thomond Park.

‘That is probably the last time that I play for Munster here’ – Paul O’Connell

Looks like today was the last time we will see Paul O’Connell marauding around Thomond Park.

CJ was Man of the Match once more… but let’s just watch his interception booboo again

He didn’t want to deviate from the set move, even with Rhys Webb in his face.

This Munster fan said what we were all thinking about Ian Keatley’s kicking

Keatley missed five kicks as Munster clung on for a 21-18 win.

Foley’s Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final

The southern province move on to face Glasgow in the decider next weekend in Belfast.

Simon Zebo channels 1994 Brazil to celebrate the birth of his baby son

Munster’s new dad scored the opening try at Thomond Park.

The Conor Murray pictures that no Munster or Ireland fan wanted to see

Scrum-half suffers a suspected knee ligament injury against the Ospreys.

As it happened: Munster v Ospreys, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

Glasgow are already in the final, but who will join them?

The two howlers to start yesterday’s Super Rugby clash were funnier than the original Anchorman

The Chiefs and the Bulls played out a picturesque ding-dong battle.

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

Johnny Sexton recalled by Racing Métro for pivotal Top 14 clash

It’s a big day in French rugby and former Ireland U20 prop Denis Coulson will also play a part.

Thanks Paulie and more talking points as Munster take on Ospreys

Last night’s starter was incredible, we’re ready for the main course.

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