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Ronan O’Mahony raring to go for Munster

Benetton Treviso v Munster: Ronan O’Mahony was bitterly disappointed to miss out on the European Champions Cup games against Toulouse and Saracens. 

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Mike Ross seeks grand finale to stellar career

Leinster v Glasgow Warriers: Leo Cullen came across a picture this week of a game he played for Blackrock 17 years ago.

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Robbie Diack wary of wounded Ospreys

For Ulster’s former international back-row Robbie Diack, tomorrow’s do-or-die clash with the Ospreys is a case of ‘here we go again’. Unfortunately, recent history has brought negative outcomes.

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Creating our own entity after O’Garas, O’Connells and O’Callaghans

Benetton Treviso v Munster, Guinness PRO12: It is perhaps the most encouraging aspect of Munster’s European Champions Cup semi-final defeat by Saracens last week; that not a single member of the team or coaching setup has deluded themselves about the merit of the English team’s victory.

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Euro regret but Sean O’Brien will be right for Lions honour

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, Guinness PR12: Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien admits it was tough to watch from the outside as his team-mates fell to a 27-22 defeat at the hands of Clermont Auvergne in the semi-final of the Champions Cup last Sunday.

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Complacency hurt Connacht badly, admits Kieran Marmion

Connacht v Scarlets, Guinness PRO12: Kieran Marmion admits complacency cost Connacht dearly as they failed to defend their Guinness PRO12 title this season.

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Joe Schmidt has Ireland warning for Donnacha Ryan

Joe Schmidt has warned Donnacha Ryan that his move to France to join Racing 92 will make it “more difficult” for the second row to continue to be selected for Ireland.

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Rassie Erasmus: I’m sorry we could not reward our fantastic support

Rassie Erasmus admitted yesterday the most disappointing aspect of Munster’s defeat to Saracens in last week’s European Champions Cup semi-final was being unable to reward the near 50,000 members of the Red Army thronging the Aviva Stadium for their fantastic support.

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Jonathan Sexton: Lessons to be learned from painful Clermont defeat

Jonathan Sexton has called on Leinster to learn from last weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Clermont Auvergne, as the province get set for a return to Guinness PRO12 duty against Glasgow Warriors on Friday.

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Leinster indebted to loyal soldier Mike Ross

The Leinster canteen was a busy place this day last week, when the entire squad came together to watch Warren Gatland announce his British and Irish Lions squad for the summer’s tour to New Zealand.

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