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#Match Report

# match-report - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland

The All Blacks had many chances to put the tourists aways, but Warren Gatland’s men were gritty.

# match-report - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland

Owen Farrell held his nerve with a late penalty to draw the series back to 1-1.

# match-report - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington

The Hurricanes mounted a second-half comeback at the Cake Tin.

# match-report - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Brilliant Ioane on the double as All Blacks move into series lead over Lions

Warren Gatland’s tourists played some thrilling rugby but were second best at Eden Park.

# match-report - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Lions find attacking spark against Chiefs to build momentum for first Test

Warren Gatland’s midweekers kept the confidence flowing before the first All Blacks clash.

# match-report - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton were excellent in the halfback positions.

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Joe Schmidt’s side hit the 50-point mark for the second week running thanks to big displays from Earls and Jack Conan.

# match-report - Friday 16 June, 2017

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa

Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.

# match-report - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders

The tourists scored three tries but they produced another big error count in Dunedin.

# match-report - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Earls a class apart as Ireland run in 9 tries against USA

Jacob Stockdale and James Ryan both crossed for debut tries on a difficult day for Joey Carbery.

# match-report - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Farrell boots Lions to momentum-boosting victory against Crusaders

Warren Gatland’s men should have won more comfortably as they spurned opportunities.

# match-report - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Friendly fire as Walters and McClean thunderbolts help Ireland overcome Uruguay

The visitors had got back into the game, after Atletico Madrid’s José Giménez headed home a set piece.

# match-report - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin

Rassie Erasmus’ men were poor as they gave up six tries to the Welsh side at the Aviva Stadium.

# match-report - Friday 19 May, 2017

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

# match-report - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit

Connacht’s defence could not hold up to a hungry Munster onslaught.

# match-report - Friday 28 April, 2017

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.

# match-report - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

# match-report - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

# match-report - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Munster into Champions Cup semi after late flourish ends stubborn Toulouse

There were injuries to Peter O’Mahony, Keith Earls and CJ Stander, however.

Carbery takes command as Leinster see off Wasps in European quarter-final

Leo Cullen’s men sealed a semi-final spot with tries from Nacewa, Conan, Henshaw and McFadden.

# match-report - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt’s men were brilliant as they rained on the English parade.

# match-report - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# match-report - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

# match-report - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Two hat-tricks as Schmidt's Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling

Joe Schmidt’s men scored nine tries in a dominant performance in Rome.

# match-report - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Second-half revival not enough as Schmidt's Ireland slip to dire defeat in Scotland

Rory Best and his side were hugely disappointing in the opening 40 minutes.

# match-report - Friday 3 February, 2017

Carolan's U20s make it two wins from two for Ireland in Scotland

Paul Boyle’s late try won it for the visitors at Broadwood Stadium.

Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland

The Ireland centre crashed over from close range to grab a bonus-point win for Tom Tierney’s side.

# match-report - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse

Pat Lam’s men needed only three points, but couldn’t find them.

# match-report - Friday 20 January, 2017

Leinster draw in Castres to all but secure home Champions Cup quarter-final

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton picked up a calf injury in the first half of the 24-24 draw.

# match-report - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Saili's late try sends Munster back into the Champions Cup quarter-finals

The All Blacks-capped centre proved the match winner for Rassie Erasmus’ men.

# match-report - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Munster crush Racing to move to top of Pool 1 on return to Paris

Rassie Erasmus’ men paid tribute to the memory of Anthony Foley in style.

# match-report - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Erasmus' Munster battle to away win against Connacht in the Galway rain

Hooker Rhys Marshall scored an important maul try, while Ian Keatley was sharp with the boot.

# match-report - Monday 26 December, 2016

Munster move clear at top of Pro12 with bonus-point win over Leinster

Rassie Erasmus’ men scored four tries in a convincing win at Thomond Park.

# match-report - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Shoddy Saints hit for 60 as 9-try Leinster tighten grip on Champions Cup pool

Northampton rested big names for the trip to Dublin and took a festive pounding.

Carty the hero as Connacht grab stunning late win over Wasps

The Connacht out-half won it with the last kick of the game.

# match-report - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Lam's Connacht left empty handed in frustrating defeat to Wasps

Pat Lam’s men were dire at the lineout and missed crucial chances from the tee.

# match-report - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win

Erasmus’ men never looked in danger with brilliant performances all over the park.

Henderson helps Ulster to impressive bonus-point win over Clermont

Les Kiss’ men were in try-scoring form at Kingspan Stadium.

# match-report - Friday 9 December, 2016

Hartley sees red as Leinster's pack send the Saints marching to bonus-point defeat

Leinster secured their extra point after the England captain committed an act of sheer stupidity.

# match-report - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland

Ireland couldn’t cope with the searing counter attack of the Kiwi visitors.

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