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# semi-final - Saturday 26 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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'

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

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'

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'

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

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

# semi-final - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unrepentant Vunipola says he did not intend to hurt anyone

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

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

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

The Ireland international failed to come through training this week.

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