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#the difference

# the-difference - Monday 21 November, 2016

Analysis: Beauden Barrett's moments of magic light up a brutal Test in Dublin

The 25-year-old World Rugby player of the year was superb on Saturday.

# the-difference - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's defence slips up to allow Médard heartbreaker

The France fullback crossed for the winning converted try in the closing 10 minutes in Paris.

# the-difference - Saturday 31 October, 2015

'The old legs have got a bit of life in them!' - Dan Carter finishes with pride

The 33-year-old was sensational for New Zealand as they claimed a second consecutive World Cup.

# the-difference - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Here's The42's Team of the Champions Cup 1/4 finals

We just about managed to resist going with an all-Clermont XV.

# the-difference - Friday 19 September, 2014

'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

# the-difference - Friday 9 May, 2014

Jonny Sexton kicks 21 points to send Racing into Top 14 semi-finals

The Ireland out-half was faultless from the tee in a composed performance for the Parisian club.

# the-difference - Saturday 4 January, 2014

James O'Connor man of the match in London Irish win

The controversial Australian star was the key man in the Premiership victory over Worcester.

# the-difference - Friday 13 December, 2013

Three keys battles for Leinster to win against Northampton

Attacking fullbacks, physical blindsides and contrasting No. 8s; here are the vital match-ups.

# the-difference - Friday 11 October, 2013

Pienaar shows his class as Ulster open with a win

The South African made a telling impact as a second half substitute in Ulster’s 22-16 win over Leicester.

# the-difference - Friday 4 October, 2013

7 key areas in the Munster v Leinster derby

We take a look at some of the places where tomorrow’s inter-pro could be won and lost.