# half time

Last year
Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson give Nottingham Forest first-leg advantage
Sander Berge’s late goal gave the hosts hope.
# half time
'It's very much game on' - Leinster bring advantage home for second Connacht leg
Connacht will need to produce something special in Dublin next Friday.
All time
# Hindsight
'It's not a good decision to box kick it when you cough up a 10-3 lead'
Leinster opted to keep the ball in play at the end of the first half and conceded a try.
# Reaction
'At half-time, I said: I'm definitely going to give you another seven minutes'
Martin O’Neill paid tribute to Robbie Keane as the striker equalled Gerd Muller’s record in his last international game.
# all the tries
Jonathan Joseph bagged a hat-trick for England in Rome
Eddie Jones’s men scored five tries in total.
# Rain Rain Go Away
England beat Ireland with last-gasp try in the cold November rain
The Autumn International is taking place at the Twickenham Stoop this afternoon.
# back on track
Connacht back up to 6th place in Pro12 with 6 tries in win over Zebre
Scrum-half John Cooney scored two tries in the first half to set Connacht on course for their first win in over two months.
# coasting
Munster claim five points despite being in second gear against Treviso
Simon Zebo, CJ Stander and Tommy O’Donnell scored the crucial tries in the opening half.
# wolf pack on the hunt
Big Bosch penalty inflicts a first ever European knock-out defeat on Johnny Sexton
Racing Metro lost the arm wrestle with Mark McCall’s side.
# All over
Connacht exit Challenge Cup despite second-half fightback
James Hook created the first two scores of the game as Gloucester took a 14-point advantage into the break.
# matched
Leinster come from 20 down to share eight tries in thrilling draw with Glasgow
Last year’s finalists both take three points from a brilliant match.
# half time
'We don't have an advantage at all' - O'Shea gearing up for Aviva clash
The Harlequins boss stressed that his side have only reached ‘half time’.
# best in the west
Danie Poolman on the double as five-try Connacht maul Bayonne
Pat Lam’s men stretched their unbeaten run in Galway to seven games.
# spoils shared
Fanning scores twice as O'Connor's Leinster struggle to draw in Treviso
Jimmy Gopperth had a last-gasp chance to win the game with a drop goal from 22 metres out.
# Job Done
Hanrahan guides Munster to Thomond Park success over Scarlets
The performance was not as impressive as last weekend, but Anthony Foley’s men picked up a second successive win.
# back on track
Ronaldson kicks Pat Lam's Connacht to Pro12 victory in Treviso
The western province picked up their fourth win of the season after a battle at Stadio Monigo.
# Physicality
Ireland squeezed out by French power in World Cup third place play-off
Despite tries for Niamh Briggs and Grace Davitt, Ireland were out-muscled by les Bleues in Paris.
# goals
Tevez strike fails to prevent Juve defeat while Sevilla trump Valencia
Check out the goals from the first legs of the Europa League semi-finals.
# well beaten
Impressive Glasgow mark Pro12 title credentials by out muscling Ulster
Mark Ansombe’s men will rue their lapses just before half time after defeat to the Warriors.
# tryfest
Clinical eight-try Ulster dismantle Connacht to return to winning ways
Andrew Trimble scored a hat-trick for the northern province with Ireland coach Joe Schmidt watching on at Ravenhill.
# Frustration
Leinster edged out by the Ospreys as Biggar's kicking makes the difference
Cian Healy led the fightback for Matt O’Connor’s side, but they came up short due to a lack of precision.
# Report
Wales stutter to opening Six Nations win over Italy
Warren Gatland’s men were unconvincing in victory over the Michele Campagnaro-inspired Italians.
# Full time
Swansea cause FA Cup shock as late winner beats Man United
David Moyes will be under even more pressure after this early cup exit.
# Progress
Half-term report: Munster sitting pretty
Our verdict on the season so far for Rob Penney’s men, who lead the Pro12 and their Heineken Cup pool.
# Disappointment
Connacht suffer heavy Pro12 defeat in Edinburgh
Pat Lam’s charges were on the wrong end of a 43-10 scoreline after a late flourish by the home side.
# Away Win
Ulster earn important win away to Montpellier
Mark Anscombe’s men gave a tactical master class to beat Montpellier in Pool 5 of the Heineken Cup.
# Pro12
Pro12: Munster win gives Cork something to cheer
Munster beat the Dragons 23-9 in Musgrave Park this evening.
# as it stands
Galway edge Waterford in All-Ireland SFC qualifier
A late Michael Meehan goal was ultimately enough to spare his side’s blushes.
# Winning
Last-minute goal earns Chelsea victory in the Europa League final
Check out all the goals from tonight’s game, on what turned out to be a memorable night for the London club.
# Showdown
Dortmund book place in Champions League final despite late Real rally
The Germans lost 2-0 on the night but they got away with it.
# way harsh
WATCH: Fan makes $50,000 half-court shot, but misses because he didn't listen to the rules
Alex Permann won’t want to see this again.
# Leaders
Pro12: Marshall a new worry as Ulster breeze past Zebre
The league leaders comfortably overcame the winless Italian side.
# Relief
6 Nations: North's flying finish ends Welsh losing run
The reigning champions claimed their first win since last playing France.
# IreArg
Kidney striving to shake Argentina loose and claim rankings boost
The two sides have identical results over their past 10 games and are separated by a solitary ranking point.
# Comeback
Guinness Series: De Villiers highlights 14-man defensive effort as key to beating Ireland
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer revealed that a harsh exchange of words in the dressing room at half-time sparked a fightback.