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Today’s News

Why Treviso today is the most important game of Leinster’s season

Home advantage counts in Europe and here are the stats that prove it.

Yesterday’s News

Earls and Kleyn ruled out as Munster chase another miracle

Keith Earls and Jean Kleyn are both unavailable for Sunday’s clash with Ospreys.

Marmion returns for Connacht as Friend seeks win in France

The Irish international is back after a two-month absence

Our problems are curable, says Kilcoyne

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne believes the province have found the solutions to their problems.

Thursday 16 January, 2020

Kruis backs Ireland and Munster to bounce back

England and Saracens lock also reveals he is staying with Saracens despite interest from Japanese clubs.

‘We owe it to our fans to deliver a performance’

Billy Holland insists Munster are not on a downward spiral despite losing yet again last Sunday.

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Cranky, fearless, ageing but inspiring - Sexton is the right choice to lead Ireland

Johnny Sexton will go down as one of the best players of his generation. Now he has the chance to become a great captain.

Pivac names five uncapped players in Wales' Six Nations squad

Huge shock as new Wales coach fills out squad with English-based players.

Addison and Moore in race against time for crunch weekend clash

Ulster full-back had been hoping for Six Nations call-up.

‘Be patient and stop comparing us to the old Munster’

Keith Earls is convinced Munster are on the right track.

Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Crisis? Yes for the English, Welsh and Scots but not Munster

Irish provinces have consistently punched above their weight in Europe and here are the facts that prove it.

Kleyn a doubt for Munster but better news surrounds Hanrahan

Munster coach Johann van Graan insists his team won’t give up their European dream.

Monday 13 January, 2020

Champions Cup Power Rankings: Where Irish sides really stand

The system is flawed and Johann van Graan’s side need to be cut a little slack. The pool of death has killed Munster’s European dreams.

'You have to step up your game if you really want to get into the team'

Max Deegan is the man in form right now but the Leinster man knows there is a queue of people ready to take his place.

Sunday 12 January, 2020

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

Cullen’s Leinster are turning into rugby’s version of the Dubs

The manner of Leinster’s performances have set them apart this season. Lyon are facing a tough afternoon.

Saturday 11 January, 2020

'Players are pi**ed off not to be in the squad'

Leo Cullen is building a legacy not just a squad at Leinster.

Friday 10 January, 2020

Ryan and Sexton on the mend - Cullen aiming for top seed

The Leinster coach has set his players a target to secure home quarter-final.

If Munster miss out on quarters it won't be a failure, argues Quinlan

Former Munster great says perspective is needed as Johann van Graan’s side face survival Sunday in Paris.

Thursday 9 January, 2020

Never mind the Champions Cup, Leinster could win the Six Nations

Alan Quinlan believes Leinster are good enough to beat top international teams.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dunne believes he can join Ireland's list of major winners

Speaking exclusively to The42, Greystones golfer Paul Dunne says Shane Lowry’s Open success has inspired him to think big in 2020.

Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Stress, anguish, pride, hurt, fear - what it's really like to be a professional rugby player

Conor Gilsenan opens his heart and spells out the reality of dressing room life.

Monday 6 January, 2020

The year that changed Irish rugby forever

In the 1990s, Irish rugby was a byword for failure, but within six months of the new century a new era had dawned. Twenty years on, The42 reflects on the most important season in Irish rugby history

Carbery a doubt for Six Nations following wrist ligament injury

Luckless Munster out-half needs surgery for the injury.