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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best

The eastern province’s basic skills were superior to Munster’s in the Pro14 semi-final.

'We want him to stay' - Leinster still hoping Carbery remains amidst Munster interest

The 22-year-old out-half has a big decision in front of him ahead of next season.

Best: 'The future is extremely bright for Ulster Rugby'

The Ireland captain has penned an open letter to the province’s supporters.

Kleyn and Marshall to have off-season operations as O'Donoghue goes for scan

Munster have issued an injury update this afternoon.

Gloucester 'thrilled' to announce signing of Munster second row Grobler Gg

Gloucester 'thrilled' to announce signing of Munster second row Grobler

The South African spent just one season with the province.

Leinster number eight Doris to captain Ireland at U20 World Championship

Noel McNamara today announced his 28-man squad for the tournament.

Leinster hopeful on Sexton, Leavy and Nacewa but Henshaw is doubtful

The influential quartet are injury concerns ahead of the Guinness Pro14 final against Scarlets.

England defence coach Gustard steps down to take Harlequins job

The former Leicester, London Irish and Saracens flanker will leave Eddie Jones’ backroom staff 15 months out from the World Cup.

'I think it’s serious' - Concern for Munster's O'Donoghue after knee injury

The Munster back row had been pushing for a place on Ireland’s summer tour of Australia.

'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe

Leinster want to send their captain off in style with another trophy this weekend.

Gibbes refuses to rule out La Rochelle switch after salvaging Champions Cup berth

The Kiwi traveled to speak with the Top14 club on Thursday and insists his absence didn’t impact preparations for the 35-17 Champions Cup play-off win.

Rugby - Sunday 20 May, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 10 our favourite images from the sporting week

It's Sunday so here are 10 our favourite images from the sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

Changing of the guard makes Champions Cup a vital pillar for Ulster's rebuild

Some cherished figures won’t be around for Ulster next season, but today’s win brings reasons to get excited about the year ahead.

Two-try Gilroy helps Ulster see off Ospreys to take place in Champions Cup

John Cooney underlined his importance to the northern province as he kicked 15 points to help seal victory.

Leinster's Kennedy scores two tries as Ireland win the Moscow 7s

It was an important win for Anthony Eddy’s side on Sunday.

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'I don’t want my last Munster game to be losing to Leinster'

Simon Zebo didn’t get the romantic farewell he wanted as he said goodbye to Munster fans at the RDS yesterday.

'Week in, week out, finals footy': Lowe relishes the big stage as he leads the way for Leinster

The freewheeling Kiwi was one of Leinster’s standout performers yesterday, with his one-handed offload for Jack Conan a particular highlight.

Cork man Mitchell making big impression in Major League Rugby in the US

The former UCC second row tells us about life with Austin Elite in Texas.

Rugby - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster

The likes of James Lowe and Jack Conan came in to make a big impact in the win over Munster.

'That's my call': O'Mahony felt Munster had enough momentum to turn down shot at posts

Munster were left to rue their inaccuracy and indiscipline at the RDS as they suffered further semi-final heartache.

'I hope so': Cullen upbeat about Nacewa's chances of playing in Pro14 final ISA

'I hope so': Cullen upbeat about Nacewa's chances of playing in Pro14 final

The Leinster captain bid farewell to the RDS this afternoon, but will hope for one final appearance in blue next weekend.

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

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Leinster edge thrilling clash with Munster to secure Pro14 final against Scarlets

It came down to the very death, but Leinster are still on for the double.

Record-breaking Farrell stars for Saracens in 90-point Premiership semi-final

Owen Farrell was successful with all 11 strikes from the tee as his side got the better of Wasps.

Nabura dismissed for nasty head-kick as Waratahs end Australia's 40-game NZ hoodoo Kung Fu Fighting This post contains videos

Nabura dismissed for nasty head-kick as Waratahs end Australia's 40-game NZ hoodoo

Israel Folau stole the show in the second half in Sydney.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final

Follow our minute-by-minute coverage of the action from a massive day at the RDS.

Lyon advance to first Top 14 semi-final after extra-time stalemate with Toulon

The game finished level but Lyon progressed to face Montpellier due to the number of tries scored.

'I'd love to leave this club knowing they'll be staying in top-level European rugby'

All Black Charles Piutau plays his final Ulster game in tomorrow’s crucial play-off against Ospreys in Belfast.

'They were there after the World Cup, so it was nice to have a smile on my face and trophy in my hand' Stu

'They were there after the World Cup, so it was nice to have a smile on my face and trophy in my hand'

Stuart Lancaster’s road to redemption at Leinster has been well documented, but that didn’t make the scenes in Bilbao last week any less heartwarming.

'I've just been lucky to live out a few people's boyhood dreams, me included'

Wicklow man Peadar Timmins has worked his way through intense competition to earn Leinster senior honours, but the 24-year-old will switch to a very different career path next season.

Fired-up Munster get first shot at toppling European champions Leinster

There’s a place in the Guinness Pro14 final at stake at the RDS this afternoon.

Rugby - Friday 18 May, 2018

That's why they're champions! Scarlets tear through Glasgow to reach Pro14 final Red Hot This post contains videos

That's why they're champions! Scarlets tear through Glasgow to reach Pro14 final

Wayne Pivac’s side ran four tries past this season’s best Pro14 team and will face either Leinster or Munster in the final in the Aviva Stadium next Saturday.

Ref review: Were the big calls in the Champions Cup final correct?

We asked a current referee to review some of the incidents from Leinster’s narrow win over Racing.

'We're always looking' - Leinster considering move for foreign signing Niq

'We're always looking' - Leinster considering move for foreign signing

Montpellier pair Joe Tomane and Jesse Mogg are understood to be available this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal Legal Aid

Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal

As an application was made at Belfast Crown Court to award Jackson his legal costs following the ‘not guilty’.

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Fallen giants Biarritz relegated to French third division

The five-time Top14 champions have been demoted because of financial problems.

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

The Australian and South African have both built up strong CVs.

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Isa Nacewa won't be replacing Girvan Dempsey as Leinster's attack coach

However, the province are looking for a new coach to join Leo Cullen’s staff next season.

Robbie Henshaw out for 'a few weeks' but should to be fit for Ireland tour

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton withdrew from the clash with Munster due to calf tightness.

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