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Rugby - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'I'll never blame a referee if we lose a game': Van Graan wants to move on from Glasgow incidents

The Munster head coach raised the issue with Pro14 referee’s chief Greg Garner.

Aki back to boost Connacht for Edinburgh but Horwitz's debut on hold

Andy Friend’s side travel to Murrayfield on Friday evening.

Rugby - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

Cash-strapped Premiership clubs decide £275 million takeover 'not the preferred option'

Despite England’s leading clubs struggling financially, they do not want to sell a majority stake in the league.

Jordi Murphy suffers ankle ligament injury on Ulster debut

The Ireland flanker will miss the province’s clash with Southern Kings this weekend.

'A question of when rather than if' - Rugby World Cup could be set for expansion

Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, which could be the last time 20 nations contest the rugby showpiece.

Leinster hope to see women's inter-pros expanded from three rounds

Head coach Ben Armstrong says his players are keen for more inter-provincial fixtures in the future.

'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'

Leinster’s Jack Conan was sad to see his former team-mate forced to hang up his boots.

Carbery: 'Munster is home now, I'm very happy seeing myself here for a while'

The young out-half said he wanted to escape the shadow of Johnny Sexton at Leinster.

Lancaster not interested in Leicester gig as Murphy set to stay on for season

The Leinster senior head coach is very happy where he is.

Rugby - Monday 10 September, 2018

Ex-Munster man Casey makes Top 14 debut as Zebo and Ryan score tries

Gareth Steenson has helped Exeter Chiefs to an excellent start to the new season.

Cloete nears injury comeback for Munster, but concern over scrum-half Cronin

The flanker has been sidelined with arm and groin injuries since February.

Leinster lose McGrath to injury but welcome back more Ireland internationals

The Ireland international prop suffered a knee injury in training last week.

Munster's away day blues, Leinster come unstuck and all the Pro14 highlights Weekend Rewind This post contains videos

Munster's away day blues, Leinster come unstuck and all the Pro14 highlights

Catch all the action from round two here.

'I always wanted to play for my country. As a coach, I have aspirations to coach at the highest level too'

Former Connacht back Conor McPhillips on following Pat Lam to Bristol, and his future in rugby coaching.

Mathieu Bastareaud set for ban after forearm hit on opponent Punishment This post contains videos

Mathieu Bastareaud set for ban after forearm hit on opponent

The France star was sent off for thumping Christophe Samson.

Former Munster coach 'Rassie' Erasmus says job on the line against All Blacks

South Africa head into Saturday’s match on the back of losses to Australia and Argentina.

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.

'I was really keen to get him here because he's a classy footballer'

Irish-qualified Will Addison has made a big early impression at Ulster after his summer move from Sale Sharks.

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

Rugby - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Ireland’s rise in 7s continues as Eddy's men make history with Grand Prix title in Poland

Anthony Eddy’s side set a new series points tally, securing 23 wins from 24 matches across the four legs.

Leinster and Munster set up thrilling inter-pro decider in Donnybrook

Leinster have yet to concede a point in this year’s championship.

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

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

A search for one's family, the Oh-So-Close Men and the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite sports articles from this week.

'He'll get better and better': Nerveless Cooney an indispensable figure for Ulster

The scrum-half has continued his excellent form into the new season after delivering another match-winning performance on Friday night.

Rugby - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Scarlets survive grandstand finish to inflict first league defeat on champions Leinster

Leinster outscored the hosts by three tries to two but were forced to settle for a losing bonus point.

Zebo and Ryan cross for erratic Racing in demolition of Agen

Simon Zebo has two tries in two games after Racing laid waste to Agen in the Top 14.

'The sky's the limit for that one' - Wexford man Paul Boyle shines for Connacht

The 21-year-old was man of the match as Connacht earned a bonus-point win against Zebre.

Geordan Murphy makes winning start as Leicester interim boss with dramatic Premiership win

The former Ireland full-back was appointed on an interim basis after the departure of Matt O’Connor.

Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win

The western province scored five tries against Zebre to notch their first Pro14 win under Andy Friend.

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'

Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again

The Wallabies scored a five-point win against South Africa.

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run

It was a far from convincing victory from the All Blacks.

Ireland international Dominic Ryan forced to retire due to concussion

The 28-year-old played for Leicester Tigers last season.

Injuries to Holland and Cronin add to Munster's woes in Glasgow

Johann van Graan was understandably frustrated after watching his side lose 25-10 at Scotstoun.

Rugby - Friday 7 September, 2018

Costly first half leaves Munster licking their wounds at Scotstoun

Three first-half tries steered the Warriors past a weakened Munster in Glasgow.

Cooney the hero again as Ulster snatch thrilling late victory

Ireland scrum-half kicks last-gasp penalty to seal victory for Dan McFarland’s side over Edinburgh.

Sean O'Brien and Quinn Roux return for Connacht's clash with Zebre

Four changes for Andy Friend’s side for the visit of Zebre.

International stars return as Leinster ring the changes for trip to face Scarlets

A second trip to Wales in a week for Leinster.

Upbeat Henderson hoping Ulster can 'keep steering the ship in the right direction'

The northern province welcome Edinburgh to Kingspan Stadium tonight.