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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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Sexton out after suffering broken jaw

Jonathan Sexton faces two months on the sidelines after breaking his jaw in Racing Metro’s Top 14 clash with Toulon on Saturday night.

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Payne paves way for Ulster

Leinster 7 Ulster 10
A strong start made all the difference in Tallaght on Saturday as Ulster edged out Leinster in this Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly.

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Munster's Andrew Smith is tackled by Andrew Fenby of London Irish during lastnight's friendly at RSC, Waterford. Picture: Matt Browne/SPORTSFILE

Munster moving in the right direction

Munster 17 London Irish 5
Munster geared up for the new season with a spirited friendly victory over Premiership outfit London Irish last night at the Regional Sports Centre.

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Sean O'Brien

O’Brien: You have to move on quickly

Seán O’Brien insists there will be no nostalgia around the Leinster squad as they fine-tune their preparations before next weekend’s Pro12 kick-off.

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