# Rainbow Cup

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# History makers
Benetton beat the Bulls to become the first Italian club to win a major trophy
The Treviso club scored five tries to defeat South Africa’s Bulls 35-8 and win the inaugural Rainbow Cup.
# Depth
Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.
# Fan-tastic
Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory
Leinster defeated Dragons 38-7 at the RDS tonight in front of 1200 fans.
# One-sided
Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre
Gavin Coombes capped a dominant performance with four tries.
# End of the road
Leinster keep one eye on the future as veterans set for low-key exit
The province bring their season to a close with a home game against Dragons.
# Final Outing
Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy
Johann van Graan has selected a strong matchday 23 for the province’s final game of the campaign.
Benetton qualify for Rainbow Cup final due to Covid cases in the Ospreys
Munster and Glasgow have missed out on a place in the decider.
# Qualifier
Munster could miss out with Benetton's crucial Rainbow Cup clash in doubt
Johann van Graan’s men have hopes of securing a place in the decider in Italy.
# captain's challenge
'I’d rather players concentrate on playing rugby' - Lancaster wants captain's challenge binned
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster wants to see the captain’s challenge scrapped.
# mad game
Ian Madigan lands a last-minute penalty as Ulster secure dramatic win
Ulster defeated Edinburgh 34-31 in their final Rainbow Cup game of the season.
# niggle
'We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better'
Leo Cullen is looking for Leinster to end their season with one last big performance at the RDS.
# Last Orders
Ulster ready to pull shutters down on long season with trip to Edinburgh
Dan McFarland’s side take on the Scots in their final game of the Rainbow Cup.
# see ya later
'They will be successful wherever they go because they're good people'
Nigel Carolan and Jimmy Duffy’s time with Connacht came to an end last night.
# Disappointment
Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final
Leo Cullen’s men came up short in Scotstoun.
# Happy ending
Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys
Caolin Blade was outstanding as Andy Friend’s men deservedly beat the Welsh visitors.
# suftum
Madigan at out-half among seven changes for Ulster's final game of the season
Dan McFarland’s side face Edinburgh tomorrow.
# Punishment
Connacht's Abraham Papali'i handed four-week ban over Benetton red card
The New Zealander was dismissed for a high tackle during last weekend’s loss in Treviso.
# do-or-die
Leinster in last chance saloon needing a win to keep Rainbow hopes alive
Leo Cullen’s team take on Glasgow Warriors tonight in the Rainbow Cup.
# Season Finale
Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.
# end of the rainbow
Ulster down to the 'bare bones' but youngsters can catch Farrell's eye
Dan McFarland’s side conclude their season with this Saturday’s game against Edinburgh.
# Injury Update
Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season
Eric O’Sullivan has also been ruled out of the clash with Edinburgh.
# Papa
'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'
Abraham Papali’i has been red carded three times for high tackles since joining Connacht.
# still in the mix
'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players
McBryde will be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team in South Africa.
# tests
Edinburgh report positive Covid case but Ulster game still set to go ahead
Ulster have also had to deal with Covid cases over the past week.
# Challenge
'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'
Munster had a successful captain’s challenge at the death against Cardiff Blues.
# New Era
'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'
The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and Lions are due to join European rugby next season – what lies ahead?
# Italian Job
Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final
The Italian side are now one win away from a place in their first ever final.
# Rainbow Cup
Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap
Andy Friend’s side take on Bentton on Saturday.
# Rainbow Cup
Munster are a frustrating team but they'll still reach Rainbow Cup final
Munster face Cardiff at Thomond Park tonight in the Rainbow Cup.
# Called Off
Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19
The four players in question are currently asymptomatic.
# at the end of a rainbow
Italy confirmed as hosts for Rainbow Cup final
1,000 supporters will be permitted to attend the game.
# Stalwart
'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'
Denis Buckley will become the third member of Connacht’s 200 Club this weekend.
# Cronin
'Guys come through and guys leave, that's just the nature of clubs'
Graham Rowntree says Munster have the resources to deal with the departure of loosehead prop James Cronin.
# Boost
Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return
The centre hasn’t played since his red card for Ireland during the Six Nations.
# Cheese
'He's probably been the form lock in the northern hemisphere over the last couple of seasons'
Leo Cullen was full of praise for James Ryan after the lock’s excellent display against Ulster.
'He's going to be a hugely important player for the club' - Doris makes his mark on Leinster return
The 23-year-old played the full 80 minutes on his return from injury on Friday night.
# splitting opinion
McFarland: Henshaw decision not decisive factor in defeat to Leinster
The Leinster centre avoided a card for his tackle on Robert Baloucoune.
# strength in depth
Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat
Tried from Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw helped Leo Cullen’s side come from behind to win at the RDS.
# fiery
Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.
# mark your diary
Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue
A host stadium is yet to be confirmed, with more details set to be announced next week.