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#Semi-final

# semi-final - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92
# Marching On
# Marching On

Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92

Sep 26th 2020, 5:22 PM 13,932 Views 14 Comments

33-year-old ex-Ulster centre Ian Whitten was excellent in midfield for Rob Baxter’s side.

# semi-final - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals
# Fixtures
# Fixtures

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals

Sep 16th 2020, 12:32 PM 10,137 Views 22 Comments

If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.

# semi-final - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Ulster's fight-for-every-inch mentality apparent in crucial semi-final moments
# Grit
# Grit

Ulster's fight-for-every-inch mentality apparent in crucial semi-final moments

Sep 6th 2020, 8:10 AM 9,817 Views 15 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men showed attitude and desire at key points in the win over Edinburgh.

# semi-final - Saturday 5 September, 2020

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Edinburgh v Ulster, Pro14 semi-final

Sep 5th 2020, 9:29 PM 48,841 Views 20 Comments

Ian Madigan’s ice-cold kicking sent the northern province into the final against Leinster.

# semi-final - Friday 4 September, 2020

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes
# Team News
# Team News

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes

Sep 4th 2020, 12:13 PM 7,659 Views 22 Comments

Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.

Why not Munster? Van Graan's men out to upset the odds against Leinster
# Showdown
# Showdown

Why not Munster? Van Graan's men out to upset the odds against Leinster

Sep 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 26,100 Views 33 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side are the firm favourites as they look to secure a spot in the Pro14 final.

# semi-final - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes
# Team News
# Team News

Leinster start Keenan and Connors as Munster make three changes

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:02 PM 27,031 Views 48 Comments

Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, and Stephen Archer come back in for Johann van Graan’s side.

Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted
# Upward Trajectory
# Upward Trajectory

Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 7,469 Views 4 Comments

The 22-year-old Mayo man made his Ireland debut earlier this year against Scotland.

# semi-final - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

'The pressure is on them. Ulster are a team that should expect to beat Edinburgh'
# Cockers
# Cockers

'The pressure is on them. Ulster are a team that should expect to beat Edinburgh'

Sep 1st 2020, 10:00 PM 7,261 Views 10 Comments

Richard Cockerill is hoping to guide his club into the first final in their history.

'It's absolutely irrelevant how many games we've won prior to this semi-final'
# Knockout
# Knockout

'It's absolutely irrelevant how many games we've won prior to this semi-final'

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 8,170 Views 7 Comments

Stuart Lancaster and Leinster have shifted their mindset ahead of the clash with Munster.

# semi-final - Monday 31 August, 2020

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'
# Fight In The Dog
# Fight In The Dog

'We've to knuckle down, understand that simple errors kill your ability to maintain pressure'

Aug 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 7,436 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland questioned whether he was putting enough emphasis on Ulster’s ball possession in contact. But he is willing to change quickly.

Daunting semi-final against Leinster ahead as Munster look to take next step
# Familiar Foes
# Familiar Foes

Daunting semi-final against Leinster ahead as Munster look to take next step

Aug 31st 2020, 5:00 AM 10,588 Views 38 Comments

Friday night at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing battle between the provinces.

# semi-final - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'
# Five Days
# Five Days

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'

Aug 30th 2020, 6:04 PM 12,621 Views 25 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side will be back at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night to take on Leinster.

Leinster's fully-changed XV happy to give Cullen a 'headache for selection'
# Marching On
# Marching On

Leinster's fully-changed XV happy to give Cullen a 'headache for selection'

Aug 30th 2020, 7:45 AM 8,882 Views 6 Comments

There were some impressive individual performances in the 28-10 win over Ulster.

# semi-final - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

World Cup winner declared fit to start for PSG tonight against Leipzig
# Semi-final
# Semi-final

World Cup winner declared fit to start for PSG tonight against Leipzig

Aug 18th 2020, 8:16 AM 7,704 Views 6 Comments

Kylian Mbappe had a big impact off the bench in last week’s Champions League quarter-final.

# semi-final - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight
# Story Of My Life
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# Story Of My Life

Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight

May 12th 2020, 4:24 PM 22,868 Views 24 Comments

The first semi-final of the contest was due to take place in Rotterdam today.

# semi-final - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

PBC prove too strong for St Munchin's in Munster Senior Cup semi-final
# One Game To Go
# One Game To Go

PBC prove too strong for St Munchin's in Munster Senior Cup semi-final

Feb 26th 2020, 4:56 PM 7,265 Views 14 Comments

Current holders and old foes Christian Brothers College Cork now await in the final.

# semi-final - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'
# Marching On
# Marching On

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Oct 27th 2019, 12:45 PM 12,627 Views 22 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England
# Slugfest
# Slugfest

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 AM 8,305 Views 22 Comments

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

# semi-final - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand
# Comprehensive
# Comprehensive

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand

Oct 26th 2019, 12:58 PM 15,823 Views 25 Comments

Eddie Jones’ team were simply outstanding as they dethroned the All Blacks in Yokohama.

# semi-final - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Gatland aims for World Cup glory after Wales play 'get-out-of-jail card'
# Emporer
# Emporer

Gatland aims for World Cup glory after Wales play 'get-out-of-jail card'

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:48 AM 6,785 Views 4 Comments

This World Cup is Gatland’s final campaign before heading home to New Zealand for a new job with the Chiefs.

# semi-final - Friday 27 September, 2019

Ireland's Thomas Barr advances in World Championships
# Going Well
# Going Well

Ireland's Thomas Barr advances in World Championships

Sep 27th 2019, 8:40 PM 4,685 Views 7 Comments

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Michelle Finn.

# semi-final - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Potential Dublin derby in store as FAI Cup semi-final draw made
# Pot Luck
# Pot Luck

Potential Dublin derby in store as FAI Cup semi-final draw made

Sep 12th 2019, 12:26 PM 7,678 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Dundalk will play Sligo Rovers in the other tie.

# semi-final - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Nadal sets up Federer semi-final showdown after Querrey victory
# Old Enemies
# Old Enemies

Nadal sets up Federer semi-final showdown after Querrey victory

Jul 10th 2019, 8:24 PM 4,581 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old Spaniard will face Federer at Wimbledon for the first time since their epic 2008 final.

# semi-final - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'We love our tea in England' - US star Morgan criticised for 'distasteful' celebration
# Furore
# Furore

'We love our tea in England' - US star Morgan criticised for 'distasteful' celebration

Jul 3rd 2019, 11:10 AM 14,020 Views 31 Comments

Lianne Sanderson has offered her opinion on the USWNT match-winner’s controversial reaction to her goal.

# semi-final - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Toulouse advance into Top 14 decider as Springbok Kolbe shines
# Semi-final
# Semi-final

Toulouse advance into Top 14 decider as Springbok Kolbe shines

Jun 8th 2019, 10:37 PM 10,674 Views 7 Comments

Toulouse are chasing their first league title since 2012.

# semi-final - Friday 24 May, 2019

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

May 24th 2019, 7:31 AM 8,118 Views 18 Comments

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

# semi-final - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin
# Well Beaten
# Well Beaten

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin

May 18th 2019, 4:24 PM 36,101 Views 157 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men were simply more clinical with ball in hand.

# semi-final - Friday 17 May, 2019

Sexton on the bench as Van der Flier returns for Leinster v Munster
# Inter-pro
# Inter-pro

Sexton on the bench as Van der Flier returns for Leinster v Munster

May 17th 2019, 12:10 PM 20,674 Views 74 Comments

Rob Kearney and Sean O’Brien will not be involved against Munster.

# semi-final - Monday 13 May, 2019

'Munster will be frothing at the mouth waiting for us' - Leinster must move on
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

'Munster will be frothing at the mouth waiting for us' - Leinster must move on

May 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,510 Views 55 Comments

Leinster boss Leo Cullen feels ‘Munster have the advantage in many ways.’

# semi-final - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Munster's TOD and Wycherley return as Carbery and Earls remain on comeback trail
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Munster's TOD and Wycherley return as Carbery and Earls remain on comeback trail

May 9th 2019, 2:03 PM 9,644 Views 14 Comments

The openside flanker has been sidelined since January.

# semi-final - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Sublime Coetzee drives Ulster into Pro14 semi-final clash with Glasgow
# Deserved
# Deserved

Sublime Coetzee drives Ulster into Pro14 semi-final clash with Glasgow

May 4th 2019, 7:25 PM 22,499 Views 37 Comments

Rory Best and Darren Cave bid farewell to the Kingspan Stadium in winning fashion against Connacht.

# semi-final - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey
# Grade A
# Grade A

'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey

Apr 21st 2019, 7:59 PM 8,703 Views 22 Comments

The 10 made his first provincial appearance in 2019, but his influence on Leinster is relentless.

Johnny Sexton shines as Leinster set up European final with Saracens
# Marching On
# Marching On

Johnny Sexton shines as Leinster set up European final with Saracens

Apr 21st 2019, 5:12 PM 37,784 Views 106 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will search for a record fifth title in Newcastle on 11 May.

Cork knock reigning champions Dublin out in Division 1 semi-final
# Winning
# Winning

Cork knock reigning champions Dublin out in Division 1 semi-final

Apr 21st 2019, 5:06 PM 5,541 Views 2 Comments

Orla Finn starred with 13 points for the Rebels.

# semi-final - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'We got beaten by the better team' - No excuses from van Graan's Munster
# Gutted
# Gutted

'We got beaten by the better team' - No excuses from van Graan's Munster

Apr 20th 2019, 7:17 PM 15,218 Views 60 Comments

Johann van Graan and Peter O’Mahony praised the quality of Saracens.

Unrepentant Vunipola says he did not intend to hurt anyone
# DEVOUT
# DEVOUT

Unrepentant Vunipola says he did not intend to hurt anyone

Apr 20th 2019, 5:24 PM 13,809 Views 38 Comments

BT Sport awarded the number 8 man of the match as Saracens defeated Munster.

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out
# Well Beaten
# Well Beaten

Saracens crush Munster's European dream as van Graan's side bow out

Apr 20th 2019, 4:54 PM 40,963 Views 102 Comments

The English side were too powerful, too clever and too controlling in Coventry.

'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens
# Preview
# Preview

'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens

Apr 20th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,294 Views 17 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side are underdogs in Coventry but have quiet confidence they can pull off a shock.

# semi-final - Friday 19 April, 2019

Earls ruled out in major blow for Munster as Bleyendaal starts at 10
# Team News
# Team News

Earls ruled out in major blow for Munster as Bleyendaal starts at 10

Apr 19th 2019, 11:56 AM 17,086 Views 70 Comments

The Ireland international failed to come through training this week.

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