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Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig
One of these men is off to Cardiff at the end of the month. The other is Munster legend Paul O’Connell.
8 crucial errors that cost Munster a place in the Heineken Cup final
After focusing on the heroics of Simon Zebo, James Coughlan and company, we use GIFS and video clips to highlight some key slip ups.
Ronan O'Gara labels Munster's Heineken Cup semi final venue 'a disgrace'
The former out-half believes the ERC should have selected a different venue than Stade Velodrome, which is currently under construction.
Munster need to explode over the gainline today and CJ is the man they need to fire
Toulon’s back row represented one of Europe’s most feared units but the South African is capable of taking the fight to them.
'Munster win could be the catalyst of another golden era' - Mick O'Driscoll
The former Reds lock played two seasons of Top 14 rugby with Perpignan.
Hanrahan put through his paces as O'Donnell tries out the subs' bench in Marseille
Rob Penney’s men went through a gentle captain’s run ahead of Sunday’s semi final with Toulon.
Saracens' name on the Heineken Cup? Ashton breaks record as Clermont crumble
The England winger surpassed the record for tournament tries and referee Nigel Owens made his mark.
Chris Ashton hoping to eclipse Heineken Cup try-scoring record against Clermont
The Saracens winger is one try off equalling a long-standing European Cup record.
In pictures: Munster players and fans make their presence felt in Marseilles
7,000 fans from the southern province are turning the port town red as we speak.
'Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling' - James Hart
The Grenoble scrum-half knows a thing or two about facing the Top 14′s best following his breakthrough season with Grenoble.
Paul O'Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final
The veteran lock says the Heineken Cup champions are better than the side that beat his province heavily in France in 2011.
In pictures: Munster's players in training ahead of Heineken Cup semi final
22-year-old academy out-half Jonathan Holland trained with the senior squad as JJ Hanrahan underwent fitness tests.
Munster should resist calls to start Simon Zebo at fullback against Toulon
There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.
'Some Munster players will have to go beyond where they have been before to beat Toulon'
Head coach Rob Penney is calling on his team to play the best game in their history to knock off the reigning champions.
Brian O'Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown
The Irish and English rugby legends meet in a last-man-standing clash at Stade Felix Mayol this afternoon.
'You'd probably love to stay in Ireland and keep it an All-Ireland semi-final'
Munster second row Paul O’Connell was thrilled by his side’s maul during yesterday’s victory over Toulouse in Limerick.
Shane Byrne: Leinster need to dominate trench warfare if they are to stun Toulon
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is leaning towards a home win for the reigning champions but hopes Matt O’Connor’s men can prove him wrong.
Payne challenge a yellow but red card 'very harsh', says Muller
French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.
GIF: Jared Payne sent off for Ulster after only four minutes
The New Zealand fullback was given his marching orders after taking out opposite number Andy Goode.
'We'd love to face Leinster next' says delighted Paul O'Connell
Leinster would set up an all-Ireland last-four showdown with a win in France tomorrow.
GIF: Keith Earls dives over for early try in rousing Munster victory
The Limerick native got the home crowd roaring at Thomond Park.
McAlister starts instead of Beauxis for Munster clash
The 30-year-old former All Black star had originally been named on the replacements bench.
'Trimble, Henry and Ravenhill roar will help Ulster topple Saracens' - Adam D'Arcy
Former Ulster fullback Adam D’Arcy gives his take on this afternoon’s Heineken Cup quarter final.
Shane Byrne: Pienaar and 'world-class wrecking ball' Ferris to see Ulster through
The former Leinster and Saracens hooker believes his old side will fall short at a sold-out Ravenhill on Saturday evening.
'Super-human' Ruan Pienaar targets second Heineken Cup final in three seasons
Former Ulster teammate Adam D’Arcy caught up with the South African ahead of this weekend’s Heineken Cup clash with Saracens.
Leinster go for Jimmy Gopperth at out-half ahead of difficult trip to Toulon
Meanwhile, Cian Healy, Rhys Ruddock and Dave Kearney are all fit to start at Stade Mayol.
Toulouse have no reason to fear Munster faithful, says Maxime Medard
The French winger believes his team are hitting form at the right time.
Aviva Stadium, not Croke Park, confirmed for potential Leinster v Munster semi final
There are two gigantic, French obstacles in place that may well scupper any hopes of a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 clashes.
Wilkinson and Castro return as Toulon name 27-man group to face Leinster
Bakkies Botha and Ali Williams have failed to recover from injury in time for the Heineken Cup quarter-final.
Simon Hick column: Irish nous staving off French power play, for now
Top 14 sides have been unashamed in spending big and buying bigger in recent years, writes Simon Hick.
Ulster will thrash Saracens, if this cool Lego video is anything to go by
We are not sure if Ruan Pienaar is being tackled or is sporting the sprawled monkey hairstyle.
'Do you want to let Alain Rolland know that?' - Penney's pride in Munster scrum
The province’s Kiwi head coach is confident his forwards can deal with the ‘behemoth’ Toulouse pack this weekend.
McAlister doubtful for Munster clash, Noves admits
Toulouse have been hit by a string of injury woes ahead of the Thomond Park showdown.
Super Saturday in store as Heineken Cup announce 1/4 final kick-off times
Munster have been handed another early kick-off, while Leinster meet Toulon on the Sunday afternoon.
'He's an easy guy to follow': O'Connell lauds O'Mahony leadership
The Ireland captain says he has enjoyed ‘playing under’ Peter O’Mahony.
Munster backs don’t get credit they deserve – Penney
The Munster coach says many of his players feel they deserve a better ‘crack’ with Joe Schmidt.
Leinster and Munster on Heineken Cup collision course if they pass French tests
Matt O’Connor believes his team has the capabilities needed to win their fourth Heineken Cup.
Leinster to visit home of Heineken Cup champions as last eight decided
Munster will face Toulouse at home while Saracens will visit Ravenhill to meet Ulster.
Munster wrap up home quarter final after burying Edinburgh at Thomond
Rob Penney’s men ran in six tries to dismiss the feeble Scottish challenge in Limerick.
5 talking points from Ulster's 100% perfect Tigers triumph
Chris Henry is a tackling beast, Ruan Pienaar proves his class and Rory Best has some boot on him.