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Bernard Jackman: Expect excitement, quality, and a Leinster win

Clemont and Leinster have served up some cracking spectacles when their paths have crossed in Europe.

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How Leinster are developing new foundations

It’s been 21 years but the names of Pat Whelan and Seamus Harty aren’t far from Trevor Hogan’s lips when the conversation strays back to the 16-year old kid who wandered into the Nenagh Ormond club at the onset of his rugby journey.

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Foley would be proud, we carry him in our hearts every day: Rassie

Munster boss Rassie Erasmus believes Anthony Foley would be really proud of his team’s path to the Champions Cup semi-finals as the province returns to the scene of their late head coach’s final game.

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Never-say-die Munster have the belief to play a winning hand against Saracens

Should we expect anything special from a team that started the Champions Cup campaign as 50-1 outsiders to upset a Saracens side widely regarded as one of the best club sides in the world?

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Magical Munster A’s amazing comeback to lift B&I Cup

B&I Cup final:

Munster A 29
Jersey Reds 28

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John Ryan an overnight success six seasons in the making

John Ryan and Munster have followed similar paths over the last couple of seasons and they both go into today’s Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens on an upward trajectory.

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LOUISE GALVIN: Rugby on the up in the land of the rising sun

Louise Galvin talks about her experience in Japan with Irish 7s team, where rugby is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the land.

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Resolute Duncan Williams still pushing for perfection

Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final against holders Saracens should mark the most important day in Duncan Williams’ professional rugby career.

 

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The giant that is Trevor Leota was back drop to Munster European epic to beat them all

The last time Munster went to Dublin for a European Cup semi-final, they ended up being flattened by the fattest figure in the game.

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Clermont stand alone amid French mayhem

Last month the French sports daily, L’Equipe, ran a front page headlined ‘Rugby on the edge of Implosion’.

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Rassie Erasmus: Saracens are the team everybody aspires to be like

Keith Earls summed it up neatly when asked this week about what sort of pedigree Saracens will bring to Saturday’s Champions Cup semi-final.

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How the West was won over to rugby country

In 10 years time, one wonders where Munster will be drawing players from.

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