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12 of our favourite images from the week in sports

That beard.

Try given: Danie Poolman turns away after scoring his second for Connacht yesterday

Thibaut Visensang dejected after Danie Poolman of scored his side's second try Source: James Crombie/INPHO

2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re being ridden out by Chris Ward in training

Source: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jon Walters celbrates Stoke’s third against the Gunners

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Stoke City v Arsenal - Britannia Stadium Source: Nigel French

In the shadow of the America’s Cup

Source: Bebeto Matthews/AP/Press Association Imagess

My ball! Duke’s Justin Winslow, front, and Wisconsin’s Duje Dukan contest the basketball

Source: Andy Manis/AP/Press Association Images

The concentration on Nathan Adrian’s face says it all

Source: Bob Leverone/AP/Press Association Images

Oscar attempts an overhead kick in heavy traffic

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Chelsea - St James' Park Source: Steve Drew

With Whiteface Mountain in the background, there could be worse places for Kiberley McRae to go about the day job

Source: Mike Groll/AP/Press Association Images

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Tommy Bowe digs into the journalists’ sandwiches at an Ulster press conference

Source: Presseye/Brian Little/INPHO

Even John Muldoon’s beard can’t protect him from the cold

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Swords Thunder’s Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The kettle bell Paulie is using is actually made of the tears of Australian and South African internationals

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

‘This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win’ – Enda Kenny

With money no object, Manchester United will target the world’s finest next summer

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