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Munster braced for bruising battle

Rassie Erasmus may still be learning the ropes as far as Munster’s Guinness PRO12 opponents are concerned but when it comes to today’s visitors to Thomond Park, the South African knows exactly what to expect from Edinburgh and his old coach Alan Solomons.

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Leinster’s first-half dominance pays rich dividends

Leinster 31 Ospreys 19: Watching Leinster sure ain’t dull this season.

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Fourth straight win sees unbeaten Ulster go top

Glasgow Warriors 17 Ulster 22: Ulster made it four wins from four with a 22-17 victory at Glasgow Warriors which lifted them to the top of the Guinness Pro12 table.

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Connacht bid to end early season crisis

You would have got some odds at the start of the campaign that these two sides would go into the fourth weekend of the Pro12 not only not having won a match, but with neither of them having picked up a single point.

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Robin Copeland available as Young Munster take on Cork Con

Young Munster’s access to the professional ranks will be limited this weekend, so new coach Gearoid Prendergast is thrilled to have Robin Copeland available for today’s trip to Temple Hill.

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Today’s Ulster Bank League previews

A look ahead to today’s action in Divisions 1A and 1B...

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Conor Murray: Feelgood factor high at Munster

For Conor Murray, this new season with Munster is just like starting over. The darkness has passed and only clear skies lie ahead.

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Leinster banking on Jonathan Sexton as they bid to ground Ospreys

Leinster will hope that a seasonal debut for Jonathan Sexton can inspire a more consistent 80-minute performance tonight as they welcome Guinness PRO12 table-toppers Ospreys to the RDS.

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Ulster can stymie Glasgow’s flow, says Iain Henderson

Ulster will roll out their strongest available line-out when they visit 2015 Guinness Pro12 winners Glasgow tonight.

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Donal Lenihan: Woodward proved catty when Lions came calling in 2001

Donal Lenihan has revealed the lack of cooperation that he and Graham Henry received from Clive Woodward when they led the British & Irish Lions to Australia in 2001.

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