Leinster tune up for big battles in quest for Champions Cup
Cardiff Blues 13 Leinster 16
From as early as the 12th minute when Leinster referee Dudley Phillips harshly awarded a penalty try against the hapless Italian side Zebre at Thomond Park last night, a bonus point, runaway win for Munster was a cast iron certainty.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
A last-gasp converted try from replacement CJ Stander saw Munster stun the Ospreys and make it two wins from two at the start of the new Guinness Pro 12 campaign.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
Bernard Jackman returned to Connacht with his Grenoble troops and blitzed the westerners for eight tries at the Sportsground.
Sun, 09 Aug, 2015
Scarlets 25 Munster 25: How Anthony Foley judges this result at Scarlets depends on whether he believes the glass is half-full or half-empty.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015
Connacht head coach Pat Lam was left to rue poor discipline and the lack of a firm refereeing hand after suffering defeat last night.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2013
Hooker Mike Sherry has revealed the lengths Munster are prepared to go to sort out their scrum infringements — including playing audio of referee engagement calls while they are training.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013
Rob Penney might think it strange to be still working his rugby brain in the build up to a day when Santa Claus and kids are king, but he knows he better get used to it.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
Referees officiating in the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cup competitions will adhere to the law trials in operation in the Aviva Premiership, the Top 14 and the RaboDirect PRO12 competitions.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2012
Munster got themselves up and running with this pre-season friendly victory over English second-tier opposition last night but for new head coach Rob Penney there was more than a hint of running before they have learned to walk as he tries to stamp his template on the province’s game.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
Munster head coach Rob Penney will expect his squad take a step further along the road to readiness for the season ahead when they face Bristol at Musgrave Park tonight (7pm).
Fri, 17 Aug, 2012
CONNACHT’S Eric Elwood signalled his intent ahead of Monday’s Rabo Direct 12 clash with Munster by making just one enforced change from the side that lost to Gloucester in last week’s Heineken Cup tie at Kingsholm.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2011
IRELAND referee Alain Rolland can expect a red-hot reception when he takes charge of the Heineken Cup clash between Scarlets and Northampton Saints next month.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2011
ST Mary’s College gave their Division 1A Ulster Bank League ambitions an important boost with a Hard-earned victory over Dolphin on Saturday.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2011
THE Ospreys ended Ulster’s unbeaten run as they continued their own with a workmanlike triumph at Liberty Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
RONAN O’GARA has warned his Munster team-mates to expect another series of tough challenges tonight against Connacht as the province tries to rebound from the trauma of last weekend’s European defeat to Harlequins.
Fri, 06 May, 2011
AN emotional and historic day at Donnybrook as Old Belvedere toppled champions Cork Constitution to claim the top prize in Irish club for the first time yesterday.
Mon, 02 May, 2011
Old Belvedere have won the Ulster Bank league Div 1 final by three points as they saw off Cork Constitution by three points.
Sun, 01 May, 2011
MUNSTER coach Tony McGahan doesn’t do losing well, but he managed a few smiles when reflecting on a narrow defeat to Leicester Tigers at Musgrave Park last night.
Sat, 21 Aug, 2010
Welshman Nigel Owens has been appointed to referee the Leinster-Munster Magner’s League semi-final, following Brian O’Driscoll’s request that he be chosen.
Tue, 11 May, 2010
MUNSTER’S worsening away form threatens to scupper their hopes of defending the Magners League title following this latest defeat.
Mon, 08 Mar, 2010
ULSTER’S Magners League victory over Munster at Ravenhill on Saturday said more about the state of the game in the northern province than what the immediate future might hold for Munster.
Mon, 04 Jan, 2010
HIS temperamental streak and general abrasive image has sometimes made Mike Phillips the face of Welsh indiscipline.
Mon, 10 Mar, 2008
There are just two minutes left in the Ireland - Wales Six Nations clash. The score stands at Ireland 12 Wales 16.
Sat, 08 Mar, 2008
Today's AIB League Division One meeting of Dungannon and UL Bohemians was postponed 30 minutes after the game had been due to go ahead.
Sat, 12 Jan, 2008