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Munster keep up top four push

Guinness Pro12  
Munster 42 Connacht 20
Six tries at home, bonus-point revenge over the next-door neighbours and a step closer to the Guinness Pro12 play-offs.

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Brave Dolphin go down fighting

Dolphin 28 Ballynahinch 35 
Despite a valiant effort that yielded four tries and two losing bonus points, Dolphin lost a long battle with relegation at Musgrave Park yesterday and will play their Ulster Bank League rugby in Division 1B next season. 

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Stone the flamin’ crows - out-half Alf Stewart consoled O’Driscolls after BOD’s Lions axe

Ireland’s favourite Australian was in Cork this weekend and Ray Meagher is as much a darn good bloke as Alf himself.

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Flying Munster power past Connacht

Munster 42 Connacht 20: Munster moved closer to a home Guinness Pro12 semi-final in some style at Thomond Park on Saturday evening, running in six tries to thump derby rivals Connacht.

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Anthony Foley: Great to be at Thomond

Guinness Pro12
Munster v Connacht
Today: Thomond Park, 5.15pm
TV: Sky Sports 1
Betting: Munster 1/7, Connacht 4/1, Draw 25/1

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O’Connell named Six Nations’ best player

Another week, another trophy lifting exercise for Paul O’Connell who was yesterday awarded the RBS Player of the Six Nations Championship.

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Leinster fightback earns point

Guinness Pro12
Leinster 34 Glasgow 34

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Ludik shines as Ulster stay second

Guinness Pro12
Ulster 36 Cardiff 17

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