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Heineken Cup Pool draw kind to Quins

Heineken Cup Pool draw kind to Quins

REIGNING HEINEKEN Cup champions, Leinster, have been drawn in Pool 5 of the 2012/13 tournament and will face ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets and newcomers, Exeter Chiefs, as they attempt to…

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Munster v Leinster preview

THE TOP two in the RaboDirect Pro12 go head-to-head at Thomond Park tonight as Munster host their Irish rivals Leinster. It’s sure to be an enthralling match, but who’s going…

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Magners League Semi-finals Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor SO THE Magners League Grand Final is decided; it will be an all-Ireland affair between Munster and Leinster, the top two in the…

Munster v Ospreys teams announced

Munster v Ospreys teams announced

The Munster side announced today for the Magners League semi-final shows nine changes, two of those positional, from the side selected for the game against Connacht last time out. The…

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Magners League Semi-Finals Preview

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE MAGNERS LEAGUE finalists will be decided this weekend with Ireland guaranteed at least one team in the season’s climax. Ulster visit Leinster…

Moving on: James Hook is leaving the Ospreys for Perpignan

What’s gone wrong at the Ospreys?

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE OSPREYS’ 22-20 defeat to Munster at the Liberty Stadium means it’s extremely unlikely the defending champions will qualify for the Magners League…

Break point: Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb shows his pace

Ospreys 20 Munster 22 – International Watch

MUNSTER BEAT the Ospreys 22-20 but whose performances will have impressed Warren Gatland and Declan Kidney? OSPREYS Alun Wyn Jones In one word – immense. He carried his team and…

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Alan Quinlan to retire at the end of the season

It was officially confirmed today that Munster’s Alan Quinlan will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season. Quinlan, who will shortly celebrate his 37th birthday, confirmed…

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Heat too much for Leinster

Leinster threw away an 11-point half-time lead to lose 23-24 to Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night. The visitors had looked the far more dangerous team in the first…

Paul O’Connell injured in Leinster clash

Paul O’Connell injured in Leinster clash

Munster and Ireland talisman Paul O’Connell was forced to leave the pitch early in the second half of the Magners League game against Leinster on Saturday night with an ankle…