# Rivalry

This year
Leinster visit La Rochelle in first game of Champions Cup season
Munster start against Bayonne, while Connacht host Bordeaux and Ulster travel to Bath.
'Defensively, Dublin are there for the taking' - Keegan
The five-time All Star outlines how his former team can hurt Dublin in Croke Park this weekend.
No fear for Bruno Fernandes as he leads Manchester United to Elland Road
Leeds looked on course for a vital victory at Old Trafford last night and the sides meet again on Sunday.
Last year
Leinster ride out the storm to escape from Belfast with a seven-point win
Ulster lost 20-13 to Leinster in round three of the URC this evening.
Lewis Hamilton 'hates' losing to a teammate
George Russell is 34 points ahead of his more illustrious colleague in the standings.
Mother of all rows as French Open quarter-finalists trade 'grow up', 'no respect' barbs
Holger Rune and Casper Ruud were involved in a tense encounter.
Details for Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand finally confirmed
Andy Farrell is expected to bring a big squad with two further games still to be announced.
'The Leinster wins are nearly becoming too frequent for this to be a rivalry anymore'
The latest episode of Rugby Weekly Extra for members of The42 dug into Leinster’s win in Limerick.
All time
Furlong set for Leinster return in coming weeks with the Six Nations looming
The Wexford man hasn’t played since the 2020 Six Nations last February.
'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.
Dublin and Mayo to meet in 4th All-Ireland final in 8 seasons
And Dublin will clash with Cork in the All-Ireland ladies football decider for the fifth time in seven years.
Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw
‘All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete…’
'Leinster-Munster is huge... it's still the biggest game of the year'
Isa Nacewa and Ronan O’Gara look forward to the return of rugby in Ireland.
'It says more about them' - Mourinho responds to Arsenal's social media jibe
The Gunners took to Facebook and poked fun at their neighbours’ defeat to Sheffield United.
Defi Du Seuil sees off Un De Sceaux with stunning finish at Ascot
The gap this afternoon was considerably larger than that between the horses at Sandown last month.
Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen
The All Blacks boss was disappointed World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship was shot down.
Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash
The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.
O'Brien confirms Arizona on course to challenge Siskin for Phoenix Stakes
O’Brien could run as many as four of his finest at The Curragh.
More Messi heartbreak as Firmino fires Brazil into Copa America final
The hosts won a feisty encounter against their arch rivals 2-0.
Wimbledon champion Kerber wary of Serena shadow
Kerber won her third career major at the All England Club last year with victory over the American.
'It wouldn’t be my kind of thing' - Coleman rising above Danish jibes
Elsewhere, Mick McCarthy confirmed his emails weren’t affected in the FAI hack.
Xhaka and Aubameyang on target as Arsenal hand Solskjaer first Premier League defeat
Unai Emery’s side reclaimed fourth spot at the Emirates with a decisive win in the race for a Champions League spot.
'They are in much better form, everyone can see that': Liverpool skipper says Man United are a different beast
Jordan Henderson knows the Reds will be facing a different United side to the one they beat in December.
Boca and River agree to prohibit away fans from Superclásico Libertadores final
There will be no visiting fans at either leg of the Copa Libertadores final following an agreement between the two clubs.
'You can't take any medal for granted. There are players that go their whole career without getting to a cup final'
Now in his seventh season at Oriel Park, John Mountney looks ahead to Dundalk’s FAI Cup final against Cork City later today.
All Blacks to return to Dublin in 2021, with Wallabies and Boks to come in 2020
The IRFU has confirmed high-profile opposition for the November Tests post-World Cup.
Class act: Arsene Wenger honoured by Fergie ahead of last game at Old Trafford
‘United against Arsenal was great for the game. It made the Premier League.’
'If we're at it collectively I think we're the best team in the country'
Gearoid Morrissey has full confidence in his Cork City team-mates ahead of tonight’s clash with Dundalk.
Rashford on the double as United remain second with defeat of Klopp's Reds
Jose Mourinho’s side kept their grip on second place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday.
Old Firm primed for Scottish Cup as Celtic and Rangers drawn together in semi-final
The rivals will meet at Hampden Park in mid-April.
'I can't buy six players for £100m' - Mourinho complains again about Man City spending power
Manchester United are currently 15 points behind the Premier League leaders.
Vengeance in the biting December air as wounded Tigers fight for their lives
Matt O’Connor accused Munster of ‘cynical’ play while also suggesting Andrew Conway was responsible for Telusa Veainu’s broken jaw.
Federer and Nadal edge closer to intriguing US Open semi-final meeting
The pair could face one another in Friday’s semi-final in New York.
Ronaldo's topless celebration proves pretty costly though Real still beat Barca in El Clasico
The Portuguese had quite an eventful evening after being introduced as a second-half substitute.
Donnchadh Walsh: 'It's very easy to become obsessed with Dublin'
Dublin are the only team to have beaten the Kingdom in the championship since Donegal did it in 2012.
Celtic fans smashed my windows, recalls Old Firm veteran
Alex Rae grew up dreaming of playing for Rangers and ultimately fulfilled this ambition.
Mourinho pleads with Man United and Liverpool fans to stop chanting about club tragedies
Ahead of their Premier League fixture on Monday, the Red Devils boss has pleaded with supporters to show respect.
'There’s a bit of edge to these games' - Tonight's game in Cork could be the biggest of the season
But Daryl Horgan insists it’s not a revenge mission for Dundalk.
11 reasons why Cavan will always be better than Monaghan
There’s only one winner in this rivalry.
9 reasons why Ballina is way, way better than Castlebar
The battle of Mayo’s biggest towns.