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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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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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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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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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Munster geared up for cruncher with Connacht

Munster’s Denis Hurley acknowledges that rivals Connacht provide a different and ramped up rugby challenge these days.

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Leinster rugby coach Matt O’Connor hits out at the non-availability of stars for crunch clash

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor has criticised the IRFU’s highly-lauded player management system and the dictatorial manner in which Joe Schmidt and his staff decide when and where the top Irish players can play for their clubs.

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