DONAL LENIHAN: If the playing personnel isn’t going to change at Munster, the game plan must

We’ve been down this road before, on seven different occasions now since Paul O’Connell, in tandem with Ronan O’Gara, lifted the Heineken Cup aloft ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: Leinster find their swagger to set up dream final

With question marks hanging over both provinces heading into their respective Champions Cup semi-finals, the likelihood of an all-Irish European final appeared distinctly ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: Tyler Bleyendaal's refusal to throw in towel will stand to him now

Donal Lenihan runs the rule over the Heineken Cup semi-finalists

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DONAL LENIHAN: Has Munster game developed enough to stun mighty Sarries?

This time 12 months ago, Munster and Leinster felt bulletproof as they approached their respective Champions Cup semi-final deciders against Racing 92 and Scarlets, ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: AIL clubs left in the wayside as the IRFU drives on for dollars

I read with interest the recent proposals from the Cork County Board to revamp their championship structures in an effort to cater for the differing demands and ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: Revitalised Toulouse pose massive threat to Leinster’s title hopes

Four stunning quarter-finals, three of which were decided by a single score, made for a sensational weekend of Champions Cup rugby.

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DONAL LENIHAN: Somehow the European vets get job done

By their very nature, European semi-finals should be difficult to reach, something Munster and Leinster would surely attest to after both were stretched to the absolute ...

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DONAL LENIHAN: A weekend dripping with Irish significance

A stranger perusing the team sheets in advance of this afternoon’s opening Champions Cup quarter-final might be forgiven for thinking that a Currie Cup fixture ...

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