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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Scarlets spoil the party as Connacht lose in Pat Lam's final home league game

There was 5,290 in attendance to wave goodbye to a number of Connacht stalwarts.

Munster cruise to 20-point win in Italy to secure Pro12 home semi-final

Darren Sweetnam bagged a brace of tries, while Simon Zebo, Alex Wootton and Jack O’Donoghue also touched down.

Ospreys fend off Ulster comeback and all but end their Pro12 dream

It was make or break for the northern province, but Ospreys came out on top.

Con withstand Belvo comeback to complete first half of potential double

Brian Hickey’s side will aim to add the Ulster Bank League title to their Bateman Cup victory next week.

Howlett: 'In the northern hemisphere there's so much emphasis on the opposition'

The All Blacks record try-scorer was part of a legacy of a team that trusts its own skill-set.

'We brought a community together to be proud of Connacht. I'm proud of that'

Pat Lam is moving into his final weeks as head coach of Connacht before his move to Bristol.

'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win

Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.

Rugby - Friday 28 April, 2017

Kearney and Heaslip unlikely to feature for Leinster again this season

Meanwhile, the unlucky Dominic Ryan picked up a bicep injury in tonight’s win against Glasgow.

Lights out for Glasgow as Carbery secures Leinster's 10th consecutive Pro12 win

Leo Cullen’s men were made to work hard late on at the RDS against the Warriors.

Belvo aim to spoil Cork Con's 5-in-a-row Bateman Cup bid

First-time finalists Old Belvedere have the honour of hosting the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup final tomorrow.

France great Dusautoir to say final goodbye to rugby at Kingspan Stadium

The Tolouse star will line out for the Barbarians.

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'It's a place we'll never forget': Pat Lam reflects on his time with Connacht

The Connacht head coach guided the province to Pro12 glory last year.

Connacht legend Eric Elwood succeeds Carolan as academy manager

The province’s former head coach will play a key developmental role.

'I just hope I left the odd mark along the way' - ex-Munster player Coughlan set to retire

The former Munster number eight has called time on his playing career.

Lam rings changes as he bids farewell to Sportsground

There are welcome returns to action for Marnitz Boshoff, Darragh Leader and Cian Kelleher.

McCloskey starts as Ulster face make or break trip to Ospreys

Chris Henry and Jared Payne remain injured as the northern province attempt to snatch the fourth play-off place out of Ospreys’ claws.

10 changes to Munster side seeking home Pro12 semi as victorious 'A' players included

A win over Treviso tomorrow would guarantee that outcome.

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot Super Rugby This post contains videos

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot

The Stormers shipped nine tries in Dunedin this morning.

Ex-Ireland U20s prop Betts playing in Australia but will return to Leicester

The 20-year-old prop is gaining experience on the other side of the world.

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw Disgrace This post contains videos

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw

Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.

'Plenty of encouraging signs' from Leinster's Porter after switch to tighthead

The 21-year-old first burst onto the scene as a loosehead prop.

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

Rugby - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Destroyed' rugby player's career ended by Paris attacks

Aristide Barraud, who played at fly-half or scrum-half for Italian club Mogliano, was advised to give up the sport.

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'

The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.

Relegated Bristol could be handed Premiership lifeline

Pat Lam and Ian Madigan might be heading to a Premiership club after all.

Bundee Aki banned for three games, ruled out of Connacht's Champions Cup play-off

The centre faced a Pro12 disciplinary panel today over comments made to referee Ian Davies.

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'

The 27-year-old flanker is set to leave the province this summer.

Former Wales and Lions lock Evans forced to retire at 32

Ian Evans, who toured Australia four years ago, has admitted defeat in his bid to regain full fitness.

Homegrown stalwart Loughney and Fox-Matamua among 11 bound for Connacht exit this summer

Kieran Keane will take over a squad after some considerable personnel turnover.

Retiring Mike Ross starts as Leinster make sweeping changes for Glasgow's visit to RDS

The eastern province had to withdraw Jack Conan from the squad early on matchday.

All Black Jerome Kaino to undergo minor knee surgery in bid to be fit for Lions

The blindside probably won’t be fit until June.

There's another tournament bid that's well worth backing for Irish rugby this weekend 2019 Dream This post contains videos

There's another tournament bid that's well worth backing for Irish rugby this weekend

The Emerald Warriors are aiming to bring the Union Cup to Dublin in 2019.

O'Halloran out to make Sportsground farewell a fond one for Lam and McPhillips

The duo will turn their attention to the English second tier after one last European play-off push.

Rugby - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Bundee Aki could face suspension after misconduct charge

The Connacht star is set to attend a Disciplinary Hearing in Cardiff via video link tomorrow.

Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster

In an utterly absorbing passage of play, Saracens killed off the Champions Cup semi-final.

Mike Ross counting the blessings as he prepares for clean break from rugby

The prop will step away from the game to take up a job with a software company.

'Leinster don't need a trophy to show progress, we want one because we're desperate for success'

The wounds from Sunday’s Champions Cup exit are still raw for Leinster and Johnny Sexton but there are also huge positives to take heading into the final weeks of the season.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets

The former Ireland head coach looks back on the Irish provinces’ semi-final defeat in Europe.

'He doesn't defend like a luxury player': Ringrose perfect fit for Lions

Warren Gatland’s squad will be a poorer place if the Leinster centre doesn’t travel, says Shane Horgan.

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