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#Semi-final

# semi-final - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins Looking Back This post contains videos

Here are the highlights from Leinster and Connacht's impressive Pro12 semi-final wins

The two Irish provinces are set to meet in the final of the competition.

# semi-final - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot

Pat Lam’s men were utterly deserved winners over Glasgow in Galway.

Connacht 'camaraderie' faces stern test from Nakarawa and Glasgow

The western province’s lack of Pro12 play-off experience is in contrast to Glasgow’s.

# semi-final - Friday 20 May, 2016

Sexton leads charge as Leinster show knock-out class against Ulster

Leo Cullen’s men now await the winner of Connacht v Glasgow in the Pro12 final.

As it happened: Leinster v Ulster, Guinness Pro12 semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Ulster tried to upset Leinster and become the first away winner in a Pro12 semi-final.

Connacht's Matt Healy adding consistency to try-scoring threat

The 27-year-old wing will be essential for Connacht in tomorrow’s Pro12 semi-final.

# semi-final - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Hull survive scare to scrape past Derby into the Championship play-off final

The Rams scored twice in the first half of tonight’s second leg but lost out 3-2 on aggregate.

Kiss expects to see Leinster put the boot in for Pro12 semi-final

Ulster’s director of rugby is expecting to face a much better, more varied attack than the one he shut down late last month.

Pat Lam: 'It's the biggest game in our history, we've got to fire shots'

The Connacht head coach is hoping to see his side remain true to their attacking beliefs.

# semi-final - Monday 16 May, 2016

Ringrose letting physique follow all-round improvements as he aims to settle a score

The 21-year-old is making sure to avoid prioritising physical improvements over skills.

# semi-final - Thursday 28 April, 2016

As it happened: Villarreal v Liverpool, Europa League semi-final

Liverpool took on Villarreal, with the Reds a few games away from securing a Champions League spot.

# semi-final - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg

We went minute-by-excruciating-minute as Zizou’s Spanish giants brought the bus to Manchester.

# semi-final - Friday 22 April, 2016

England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban Hot Water This post contains videos

England international Joe Marler could be in trouble again following return from 'gypsy boy' ban

The prop was involved in another controversial incident in tonight’s European Challenge Cup semi-final match.

# semi-final - Sunday 17 April, 2016

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash Gaffe This post contains videos

# semi-final - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

As it happened: Manchester City v Everton, Capital One Cup semi-final

The Toffees held a 2-1 lead heading into tonight’s second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

# semi-final - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

As it happened: Stoke City v Liverpool, Capital One Cup semi-final first leg

We’re down to the last four in the competition as the Potters welcomed the Reds to the Britannia Stadium this evening.

# semi-final - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Alan Quinlan: Sport’s attitude to mental health is changing

The former Ireland rugby international tells The42 that there is less of a stigma among athletes now.

# semi-final - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Ashley-Cooper’s hat-trick helps Cheika’s Wallabies sink daring Argentina

Michael Cheika’s men outscored the Pumas four tries to nil.

Cheika calls on knock-out experience to prep Wallabies for Pumas

The ex-Leinster coach says he never imagined coaching in the World Cup semi-finals.

Spread of outrage over Richie McCaw ignores the facts of the matter

The New Zealand captain has unfairly been the target of headlines since last night’s World Cup semi-final.

# semi-final - Saturday 24 October, 2015

2013 win over Ireland helped build this self belief – All Blacks coach Hansen

The Kiwi boss says he hopes Australia and Argentina ‘bash each other’ tomorrow.

# semi-final - Friday 23 October, 2015

Pocock and Folau fit enough to start for Wallabies’ World Cup semi-final

Scott Sio, Kurtley Beale, and Ben McCalman drop out of the starting XV that scraped past Scotland.

# semi-final - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

‘He said: listen, I know how you feel… Just have a beer with me’

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer gives an insight into his special relationship with All Blacks boss Steve Hansen.

Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks’ midfield upstarts

Saturday’s World Cup semi-final in Twickenham sees youth pitted against experience in the midfield.

Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says ‘machine’ Vermeulen

‘We’re going to bash each other for 80 minutes.’

# semi-final - Friday 2 October, 2015

Dundalk overcome Longford to reach FAI Cup final

13 years after their last cup triumph, Dundalk are back in Irish football’s showpiece event.

# semi-final - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sharapova was accused of ‘gamesmanship’ by her opponent at Wimbledon today

The star will meet world number one Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the competition

# semi-final - Sunday 5 July, 2015

’70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now’ — TJ Reid

The Cats have five weeks to recharge their intensity levels for an All-Ireland semi-final.

# semi-final - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Lionel Messi’s glorious piece of skill was the highlight of last night’s Copa semi

The Barcelona superstar was at his influential best against Paraguay.

# semi-final - Sunday 28 June, 2015

There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath

Brian McMahon’s brace came hot on the heels of an excellent Westmeath goal.

# semi-final - Saturday 23 May, 2015

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller

Paulie’s goodbye, Keatley’s wobbles and more of the big issues from Thomond Park.

Foley’s Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final

The southern province move on to face Glasgow in the decider next weekend in Belfast.

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

# semi-final - Friday 22 May, 2015

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster

Finn Russell’s nerveless late conversion sent Glasgow into a second consecutive final.

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

# semi-final - Monday 18 May, 2015

Evolution not revolution has brought about Munster’s attacking improvement

The new head coach is determined to show how far his side have come when the Ospreys visit Thomond Park.

# semi-final - Monday 11 May, 2015

Joy for Ireland’s Rodgers as Swindon reach League One playoff final after 10-goal thriller

The club will face Preston in the final after drawing 5-5 in a thrilling second-leg this evening.

# semi-final - Monday 20 April, 2015

Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of ‘the fine margins’

The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.

‘Leinster had no intention of playing’ – The French papers react to Toulon’s win

Leinster left Marseille ‘alive, standing, and always ambitious,’ says one paper.

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