Leinster make successful defence of Pro14 title against Glasgow

Leinster have won the Guinness PRO14 final after beating Glasgow 18-15 at Celtic Park.

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Tompkins claims hat-trick as Saracens ease into Premiership final

The European champions crushed the league’s third strongest team in a six-try rout.

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Yellowbelly Furlong on tactics, Davy, and false perceptions

Tadhg Furlong wouldn’t usually be of a mind to do much the day after a game.

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Sexton returns to lead Leinster’s final charge

Leo Cullen vented his anger last week at what he perceived as suggestions in some media outlets that Jonathan Sexton had been ‘dropped’ for the semi-final ...

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Leo Cullen: We need to be switched on the whole time

Reasons to be fearful for Leinster today?

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Cullen apologises for Warriors and Rangers remark

Leo Cullen has apologised for comments made last week when he suggested that all of Glasgow Warriors' players were Rangers fans.

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Sexton recalled for Leinster's Pro14 title defence against Glasgow

Johnny Sexton has been recalled to the Leinster team for tomorrow's Guinness Pro14 final against Glasgow at Celtic Park.

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Hogg: ‘Saracens gave us the kick up the backside we needed’

As British parliamentarians are proving with almost daily inefficiency, leaving Europe can be complicated but as far as Stuart Hogg is concerned, the swift and summary ...

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IRFU ‘very very close’ to Rob Kearney deal

The IRFU has hit back at suggestions made by Rob Kearney’s manager that there is a significant gulf between the two parties in ongoing contract negotiations.

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‘Nothing less than a place in the semis will do in Japan,’ says Nucifora

Nothing less than a World Cup semi-final appearance in Japan later this year will constitute a good World Cup for Ireland, said a straight-talking David Nucifora, ...

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IRFU will help Johann van Graan like they did Leo Cullen

IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora backed Johann van Graan as the right man to take Munster forward and pledged to surround the head coach with experience ...

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Gareth Thomas criticises RFU's 'very feeble, weak response' after Folau and Vunipola controversy

Gareth Thomas had to stop and gather himself more than once today. His voice faltered. It choked with emotion. Who knows how many times his nerves were betrayed ...

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Geordan Murphy charged over abusing match official

Leicester coach Geordan Murphy has been charged by the Rugby Football Union with two counts of abusing a match official in the Tigers' 32-31 defeat to Bath.

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Contepomi: Balance must be right before Leinster can let it flow

Felipe Contepomi has stressed the need for Leinster to strike the perfect balance between free-flowing and high-pressure rugby as they attempt to negotiate Glasgow ...

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David Nucifora signs three-year deal to stay with the IRFU

The IRFU have secured the services of Performance Director David Nucifora for another three seasons.

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Mike Prendergast appointed Racing 92 attack coach

Mike Prendergast has been appointed as Racing 92's new attack coach.

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Five Connacht, Munster and Ulster players nominated for Pro14 Dream Team

Finalists Leinster have three players nominated.

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Irish rugby star tells Israel Folau: 'Don’t judge me – I’m just like everyone else'

An Irish rugby star has written an open letter to Israel Folau saying: “don’t judge me – I’m just like everyone else.”

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Munster reveal home and alternate jerseys for next season

The inspiration for the design "comes from the wall of silence and respect afforded to all who play in Thomond Park and the deafening wave of sound created by Munster’s ...

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Selfless Leinster flanker Fardy has become the model import

Run the rule over the best imports to have featured for the provinces down the years and it makes for a diverse cast of characters.

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Pat Lam signs new four-year deal to become Bristol director of rugby

Lam will see his title change from head coach to director of rugby.

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D-Day edges closer as rugby chiefs discuss new tournament

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper says there could be a Women’s Nations Championship if the male concept is given the thumbs up.

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Cian Kelleher rejoins Leinster as 21 new contracts confirmed - but no update on Rob Kearney

The full-back's contract expires in November after the Rugby World Cup.

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Cian Healy signs new IRFU contract

The 88-times capped Ireland prop's contract will run until summer 2021.

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Healy banking on fans to neutralise enemy territory

Brendan O'Brien It’s eight years since Leinster faced an ‘away’ league final.

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Munster exodus grows as Howlett returns home

Simon Lewis The Munster exit door kept revolving yesterday as exciting young fly-half Bill Johnston left for Ulster in search of more game time and Heineken Cup-winning ...

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Rennie: Warriors fans are not all Rangers supporters

Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie has refuted the claim that his club’s fans “are all Rangers supporters”.

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Toner injury not a cause for World Cup concern

Devin Toner’s World Cup ambitions remain intact with the news that the Leinster second row faces just a 4-6 week recovery period from the knee injury suffered ...

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'It has been an extraordinary 11 years living in Ireland': Doug Howlett to leave Munster role

The province's Head of Commercial and Marketing wishes to return to his native New Zealand, 11 years after joining Munster as a player.

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Leinster make it clear: Sexton was not dropped

Leinster are keen to make one thing abundantly clear: Jonathan Sexton was not dropped for their Guinness PRO14 semi-final against Munster at the RDS last Saturday.

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Munster out-half Bill Johnston switches to Ulster

The 22-year-old playmaker played seven times for Munster this season, including four starts, and kicked 29 points.

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Devin Toner to miss Pro14 final

Leinster will be without second row Devin Toner for this Saturday's Guinness Pro14 final with the Glasgow Warriors.

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Van Graan admits testing summer lies ahead

Johann van Graan admits Munster will find it difficult to build momentum for next season while having to bed in possibly three new coaches.

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No appeal by Israel Folau over sacking – Rugby Australia

The 30-year-old’s four-year deal was terminated last week.

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Nervous Flier’s seamless return massive boost for Schmidt

Josh van der Flier admits he was a bundle of nerves ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final win over Munster.

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Priestland holds his nerve to ensure Champions Cup rugby for Bath

Blackadder’s men edge late success at Leicester.

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Johann van Graan says 'discipline' the difference between Munster and Leinster performances

Munster were left to rue their poor discipline after succumbing to another Guinness PRO14 semi-final defeat at the hands of Leinster today.

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Leinster ease into PRO14 decider with victory over Munster

Leinster made light of their European final disappointment in Newcastle to brush past rivals Munster and ease into next Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 decider.

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Leo Cullen wary of old Blue Joey Carbery having last laugh

Today’s meeting of Leinster and Munster at the RDS will, inevitably, be used as another opportunity to measure exactly how far Joey Carbery has come since ...

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Expect the mother of all battles at breakdown at the RDS

As Leinster and Munster discovered to their cost in Europe this past month, knowing the threat that is coming your way and being able to deal with it are different ...

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Murray: We want to do ourselves justice

If one game from last season sticks in Munster minds above the rest it is last season’s PRO14 semi-final loss to Leinster, and today the men in red have the ...

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Retiring Rory can still save best ‘til last

A former club captain back in the 1950s, and with a son (John) involved in a variety of roles from captain to president to chairman, Don’s was a voice entitled ...

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Glasgow through to home PRO14 final after demolishing Ulster

Glasgow will have the benefit of home advantage at Celtic Park after romping past Ulster 50-20 to claim a place in the Guinness PRO14 Grand Final.

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Earls and Carbery back for Munster as Sexton starts on the bench for Leinster

Munster and Leinster have named their teams for tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final at the RDS Arena.

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England prop Mako Vunipola out for at least three months as World Cup approaches

England fly to Japan on September 8 for the World Cup.

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Israel Folau ‘considering his options’ after dismissal

Folau was sacked following a homophobic social media post.

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‘It’s good to test the strength of the jersey collars and see how far they can stretch!’

For Felipe Contepomi it’s on a par with River Plate v Boca Juniors; for CJ Stander and Johann van Graan a reminder of Bulls versus Stormers games.

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Luke Marshall times return perfectly for Ulster

He could not have timed his Ulster return any better, but even Luke Marshall is pleasantly surprised by how well he’s played since returning from long-term ...

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Ulster boosted by return of Jacob Stockdale for Pro14 semi-final

Ulster's chances of reaching the Guinness Pro14 final have been boosted by the return to fitness of Jacob Stockdale.

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McFarland: Ulster can’t afford to relax

Dan McFarland says it would be dangerous for Ulster to give tomorrow’s PRO14 semi-final against Glasgow the status of a ‘free hit’.

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