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#Ifs and Buts

# ifs-and-buts - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Any win over Samoa will all-but secure quarter-final berth for Ireland

But there is still a scenario in which Scotland can storm back and qualify alongside Japan to knock Ireland out at the pool stage.

# ifs-and-buts - Monday 14 January, 2019

Here's what your province needs from the final round of European pool matches

There are plenty of twists and turns to come in the race for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

# ifs-and-buts - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Robben: I would have signed for Man United back in 2003 if Ferguson asked me

The Dutch winger made a move to England in 2004, but ended up joining Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

# ifs-and-buts - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Explainer: What your province needs to escape their Heineken Cup pool

Only two games to go in the pool stage, but there are still a heap of variables to consider. Here’s the tip of the iceberg.

# ifs-and-buts - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Planning ahead: 10 Irish players who could line out for the Lions in 2017

Brace yourself, New Zealand. These kids are (hopefully) coming

# ifs-and-buts - Friday 20 January, 2012

Heineken Cup: What do our provinces need for success this weekend?

We’ve dusted off the calculator, the protractor and the abacus to see what permutations lay ahead for Ulster, Leinster and Munster.

# ifs-and-buts - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Champions League Preview… All you need to know ahead of tonight's final group ties

There are five spots still up for grabs in the Champions League knockout stages. Here’s how it’s all shaping up.