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Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France
Warren Gatland’s men were on a four-day turnaround and struggled to put the South Americans away.
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La Rochelle shock Zebo's Racing in Top 14 barrages
Ihaia West and Arthur Reitiere provided the points to guide their side into a semi-final clash with Toulouse.
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Ulster primed for Connacht clash after big strides since rare home defeat
The western province have beaten their rivals to the north twice already this season, but a knockout game in Ravenhill poses a very different problem.
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Leinster and Munster on course for Pro14 semi-final showdown
The Pro14 play-off details have been confirmed following the conclusion of the regular season.
# Final Series
Pro14 quarter-final dates confirmed as Ulster and Connacht set for Belfast battle
The provinces will face off on Saturday 4 May.
# All-Ireland quarter-final
Aviva Stadium sold out for Leinster v Ulster Champions Cup clash
Seats for the European inter-pro have all been snapped up. But there is still a chance that returned tickets could go on re-sale.
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Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs
Tadhg Beirne led the way as Munster found a way to beat a brilliant Exeter side.
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Van Graan not feeling the pressure as Munster gear up for season-defining week
The southern province host red-hot Edinburgh in the Pro14 quarter-finals.
Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final
We went minute-by-minute as Leinster took aim at Saracens with a home semi-final on the line.
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Leinster add injured Ruddock to Champions Cup squad ahead of Saracens
Clubs are permitted to register three additional players for the knockout stages.
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Heavyweight contenders collide in today's Ulster Bank League 1A semi-finals
There are two cracking Division 1A games down for decision this afternoon in Dublin.
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'Now we've got here, it's all about the result' - Foley determined to gain Ospreys revenge
The Welsh side have beaten Munster twice this season and they face each other in the Pro12 semi-final next week.
# synergy
Composure key to Ulster's quick turnaround against Leinster -- Rory Best
The hooker praised the attitude and belief built between the province’s players and coaching staff.
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‘Credit to Ulster, they wore us down’ – Leinster coach O’Connor
Ulster’s home fuelled motivation combined with Leinster fatigue made it a rough night for the champions.
# Reaction
Curtain closing on Leinster's season and more talking points from Ravenhill
Along with man of the match Iain Henderson, Paddy Jackson was critical to putting Ulster top of the table.
# Match Report
Henderson helps Ulster inflict painful defeat on Leinster
Ulster scored 26 unanswered points after trailing 10 -0 early on.
Ulster v Leinster, Pro12
We were in Ravenhill to bring you through this crucial inter-pro minute-by-minute.
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Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup
Leinster have a home quarter-final for the first time since 2012 but will be on the road for a potential semi-final.
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'It's cup final rugby from the first pool game' - O'Mahony loves Europe's do-or-die nature
Munster take on Clermont in what is basically another must-win game.
# Team-sheets
No room for Hogg in Glasgow line-up as Munster recall big names
Stander, Murray, Earls and Botha are all back in harness for Rob Penney’s last chance at silverware in Ireland.
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'Completely sick of it': Murray determined to raise Munster's form back onto an even keel
The scrum-half says performances like Saturday’s defeat to Ulster are “absolutely not good enough.”
# propped up
Botha return the one big positive for Munster after Ulster debacle
The South African prop has not played since the loss to Toulon, but should bolster the front row for Friday’s semi-final against Glasgow.