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Brian O'Driscoll

O’Driscoll: Leinster Reds drove me batty

Brian O’Driscoll says he could never understand or accept why people from Leinster would support Munster in the early years of the Heineken Cup.

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Tommy O'Donnell: Ready for tough test against Saracens.

O’Donnell issues another Red alert

It seems a little early to be manning the barricades and demanding your comrades go once more into the breach but with Saracens coming to Thomond Park on Friday night, that is exactly what Munster need to do to keep their Champions Cup campaign on track.

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Rhys Ruddock

Ruddock: Time to show ‘nasty’ side

Rhys Ruddock has declared that Leinster are going to have to show their nasty side on Sunday away to 2013 Top 14 champions Castres at the Stade Pierre Antoine.

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Neil Doak

Trimble injury blow for Doak’s Ulster

Ulster head coach Neil Doak is pressing on with preparations for Saturday’s Champions Cup ‘Final’ against mighty Toulon with one word on his mind: intimidation.

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Will Fraser

Fraser can’t wait to fulfil Thomond dream

Saracens flanker Will Fraser admits he will be fulfilling a childhood dream against Munster at Thomond Park on Friday night.

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BACK TO BASICS: BJ Botha, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley and Donncha O'Callaghan at the  Munster squad training  at the  University of Limerick yesterday.

Foley: We must deal better with breakdown against Sarries

European Champions Cup Pool 1
Munster v Saracens
Friday: Thomond Park, 7.45pm

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Matt O'Connor

Leinster’s tenacious tackling took the sting out of Wasps

"A captain’s night", said Leinster coach Matt O’Connor of his number eight Jamie Heaslip after Sunday’s victory over Wasps.

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O’Driscoll admits 2009 IRB award snub hit him hard

Brian O’Driscoll has outlined how being overlooked for the 2009 IRB Player of the Year was one of the biggest disappointments of his career, while the Grand Slam win that year was one of the highlights.

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This will work wonders for Munster morale

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Different tournament, same drama. Munster are simply incapable of doing things the easy way.

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Fanning gives Hughes a Leinster name to remember

Wasps forward Nathan Hughes left himself a hostage to fortune last week when he told a local newspaper that he didn’t know a single Leinster player.

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Scarlets deny Toulon bonus point

Champions Cup: Toulon were made to battle hard by Scarlets before starting their Champions Cup defence with a 28-18 victory at Stade Felix Mayol.

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Ulster fail to tame Tigers’ early assault

Leicester put indifferent domestic form behind them as they made a strong start to their European Rugby Champions Cup Group Three campaign by sinking Ulster at Welford Road.

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Blues battle to take sting out of Wasps

Leinster continue to mix the bad with the good, but they managed just enough of the latter to pull away from a game Wasps side last night and claim a first-up victory in their maiden Rugby Champions Cup outing.

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Aussies may ask Cheikato take reins

Seven years ago many in Ireland were left to wonder if Michael Cheika had taken Leinster as far as he could, but now the Australian bookies have made up their mind that he should succeed Ewen McKenzie as Wallabies head coach.

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Cheika favourite to take over Aussie hot seat

Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika is hot favourite to take over as Wallabies coach following Ewen McKenzie’s shock resignation.

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Kilfeacle too strong for Mary’s as holders Douglas crash

Kilfeacle proved too strong for St. Mary’s in the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup while Douglas lost their Martin O’Sullivan Cup crown.

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Lam happy to tick bonus box

Connacht Rugby 48 La Rochelle 12

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Lam happy to tick bonus box

Connacht Rugby 48 La Rochelle 12

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Wing selection process leaves Strettle angry

Saracens 30 Clermont Auvergne 23

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Keatley’s shot at glory timed to perfection

Ian Keatley had a shot at glory. The clock showed 79:47 as Conor Murray flung the ball towards the Munster fly-half, deep in the pocket, his side trailing 26-24 in the dying seconds.

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Late Betty try sinks Munster A

Worcester Warriors 27 Munster A 23

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Conway: It was brilliant to be involved in a day like that

The last-ditch heroics may have become a staple of Munster’s European campaigns but for Andrew Conway, the dramatic Champions Cup victory over Sale Sharks was a whole new experience.

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Foley focus on shortcomings after latest great escape

Sale 26 Munster 27

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