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Ireland defeated on frustrating night at Aviva

The fabled Icelandic thunderclap might have reverberated around Lansdowne Road now and again but, in truth, this was a game which represented the calm after the storm, on the temperature scale a production rather closer to ice than the fire of Friday’s torrid affair.


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Stars aligning as Munster defying the odds again

So much has changed since Munster set out on their inaugural fixture in this season’s Champions Cup campaign that it’s difficult to grasp that they now sit just 80 minutes away from an appearance in the semi-final stage of the tournament.