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#must-win

# must-win - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Defeat to Cork could lead to a 'very short year for Tipp,' says two-time All-Star McGrath

Tipperary great Shane McGrath says that his county need a win this weekend to get some confidence back in the side.

# must-win - Friday 5 January, 2018

Scannell and Munster determined to deliver more than half measures in final winter inter-pro

After falling short in in both of their seasonal derbies, Munster are back on home turf demanding a win.

# must-win - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Ultan Dillane back in Connacht training and may yet feature on Ireland tour

The 23-year-old lock has been sidelined for the past 10 weeks with a shoulder injury.

# must-win - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Ulster must step up European effort with dynamic Clermont in Belfast

Ulster must step up European effort with dynamic Clermont in Belfast

Les Kiss’ men have reasons to be optimistic but Clermont have named a strong XV.

# must-win - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Ulster 'hurt' by Bordeaux collapse but could be boosted by Pienaar and Piutau for Exeter

Les Kiss has delivered some encouraging injury news for the northern province this afternoon.

# must-win - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

'We’ve lost too many semi-finals over the last couple of years and I wasn’t losing another one'

Aidan O’Shea says the win over Tipperary was all that mattered.

# must-win - Friday 3 June, 2016

Ireland women confident they can take the points on road to Euro 2017

Ireland women confident they can take the points on road to Euro 2017

Sue Ronan’s side need three points to stay in the race for next year’s Euros.

# must-win - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

'I want to fight to the end' - Foley and Munster set for last stand in Thomond

The Scarlets come to Limerick on Saturday on the final day of the Pro12 regular season.

# must-win - Monday 18 May, 2015

Here's the Scotland squad Ireland need to beat in next month's Euro 2016 clash

Charlie Adam has been included for next month’s crucial game in Dublin thanks to a fine run of form for his club.

# must-win - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

As it happened: Liverpool vs Basel, Champions League

As it happened: Liverpool vs Basel, Champions League

Can Brendan Rodgers’ men advance to the last 16 tonight?

Opinion: Basel shootout could be make or break for Rodgers at Liverpool

Opinion: Basel shootout could be make or break for Rodgers at Liverpool

The coach has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as his team’s form has declined immensely.

# must-win - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Shane Duffy on Coleman, Moyes, battling relegation and the Ireland U21 team's 'must-win' game

The Everton youngster has recently impressed at Yeovil.

# must-win - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Manny Pacquiao's fight next week could be his last

Pacquiao could retire and go into politics full-time if beaten by Brandon Rios on 24 November.

# must-win - Friday 18 October, 2013

'Munster play best when their backs are to the wall' - David Wallace

The former Munster and Ireland flanker is surprised that CJ Stander is not in the starting line-up.

# must-win - Saturday 19 January, 2013

3 battles Leinster need to win to reach the Heineken Cup 1/4 finals

Scoring four tries would be a good start. Winning won be a perfect finalé.

# must-win - Friday 11 January, 2013

O'Gara gets the nod for 4-try mission to Murrayfield

Munster coach Rob Penney has named a strong team for the Sunday clash with Edinburgh.

# must-win - Friday 23 November, 2012

November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina

The Munster scrum-half has alerted his teammates to the attacking evolution in the Pumas’ play.

Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close

The Irish captain may be on to something here.

# must-win - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Pro12: Connacht expect international quartet to feature against Treviso

The western province are also hoping to have captain Gavin Duffy back for the visit of the Italians.

# must-win - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Ireland U21 squad announced, as King prepares for must-win games

The Ireland boss has acknowledged that the team cannot afford to lose either of their upcoming fixtures.