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Keane’s Irish Tigers tamed

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This is the fixture where Hull’s band of Irishmen try to impress and depress Roy Keane in equal measure, and the trusty right-hand man of both Martin O’Neill and Paul Lambert will have much to tell the former when they meet up to plot the downfall of Oman and then Georgia.

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Foley happy with Munster’s ‘small steps’

Head coach Anthony Foley will have the pleasure of taking a winning team into Munster’s Guinness Pro12 campaign but he has demanded plenty more hard work from his players ahead of Friday’s season opener at home to Edinburgh.

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Gallacher hopeful of pick from Paul

David Howell helped deny his good friend Stephen Gallacher an automatic Ryder Cup place, but believes it would be a "travesty" if the Scot is not handed a wild card from European captain Paul McGinley.