Watson to make Bath return after 13 months out

The England international has not played since last season’s Six Nations.

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McKeon wants Munster scalp on way to 2015 repeat

Connacht back-row Eoin McKeon believes history can repeat itself and that a win in Munster this weekend could be a crucial stepping stone to PRO14 glory.

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Cave gets skipper role in last hurrah for Ulster

Darren Cave will captain Ulster in Saturday’s PRO14 against Leinster to mark his retirement from the game.

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Kearney: 'Stuesday' sessions brought Leinster to boil

Rob Kearney says Leinster’s training sessions ahead of last Sunday’s Champions Cup semi-final were tougher than the game itself.

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Griffin and Galvin welcome RPI board role

Ireland women’s captain Ciara Griffin and Sevens star Louise Galvin have welcomed their appointments to the board of Rugby Players Ireland following the representative ...

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I’ll always be a Red, pledges Peter O’Mahony

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony collected his province’s player of the year award for the first time and pledged “this will always by my club”. ...

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Three Leinster players among five nominees for European player of the year award

Three Leinster players are in the running for the European player of the year award.

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Johnny Sexton's brother signs for South African Pro14 club

Johnny Sexton could go head to head with his younger brother in the Pro14 next season.

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Chris Cloete: ‘I don’t think it’s easy to get over a loss like that’

Chris Cloete has stressed the importance of staying positive this week as Munster prepare for a final push for silverware this season in the Guinness PRO14.

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Virus means Quinn Roux a doubt for PRO14 quarter-final

Irish lock Quinn Roux is a doubt for Connacht’s PRO14 quarter-final with Ulster on Saturday week.

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Ruddock and Cronin doubts for Champions Cup final

Rhys Ruddock and Seán Cronin have emerged as serious doubts for Leinster’s Champions Cup final next month.

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Adam Byrne to miss rest of the season for Leinster

Leinster will be without Adam Byrne for the rest of the season.

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Van Graan working on plan to join Euro elite

Simon Lewis There is only so much credit you can give the winning team before turning the page and focusing on becoming the better team yourself.

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Injured Reds trio will not play unless ‘100% fit’

Munster will not rush back injured trio Joey Carbery, Keith Earls and Dave Kilcoyne for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash at home to Connacht unless they are ...

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Dan Carter would fit in with All Blacks squad

World Cup winner Dan Carter would not be out of place in the All Blacks squad at the global showpiece in Japan later this year if selectors sent him an SOS to fill ...

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Stockdale battling to be fit for PRO14

Ulster have serious concerns they’ll be without Jacob Stockdale for the Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Connacht next month.

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Leinster are motivated for Newcastle

Leo Cullen is not convinced that Ireland’s Six Nations defeat to England last February will have any effect on next month’s Champions Cup final.

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Johann van Graan looks ahead to Connacht clash as Taute confirms Leicester move

Munster boss Johann van Graan insists he is committed to improving his existing squad as the province bids to win silverware for the first time in eight years but ...

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Beirne: I genuinely thought we came here to win

Tadhg Beirne may be a new signing for Munster this season but he shared the pain of consecutive semi-final defeats in Coventry at the weekend.

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Pain of past defeats has helped to shape Saracens, says McCall

Mark McCall, the Saracens director of rugby, handed Munster a crumb of comfort in the aftermath of his team’s 32-16 Champions Cup semi-final win in Coventry.

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Van Graan envisages no summer reinforcements for Munster

Johann van Graan does not see Munster signing new players for next season but insists that keeping the existing squad together for the long haul will reap rewards.

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Munster to probe pitch invader incident

Simon Lewis Munster Rugby has pledged to further investigate an incident at the end of their Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena when a supporter appeared ...

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Sexton and Leinster produce perfect answer for critics

Not everyone had faith that Leinster were capable of overcoming the challenge of Toulouse in Dublin and yet the European champions rose to the challenge on Easter ...

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Mako Vunipola praises brother Billy’s self-control after boos in Saracens win

The England number eight was booed throughout the semi-final clash against Munster.

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Leinster rise impressively to the occasion on Easter Sunday

Leinster refuse to be a team that limits their eggs to the one basket.

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EPCR condemns ‘regrettable incident’ after fan appears to confront Vunipola

In a statement, European Professional Club Rugby said: “EPCR does not condone the entry of a spectator to the field of play.

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Van Graan: Munster came to win but were 'beaten by a better side'

Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan put their hands up after another Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens and admitted they had simply been ...

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Man-of-the-match Vunipola helps Saracens to final following Munster mauling

Saracens continued their recent dominance of Munster as they subjected the Irish province to another mauling and consigned the Reds to a third straight European ...

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Jones set to extend Munster role

Felix Jones looks set to extend his stay as Munster backline and attack coach beyond this season and fulfil Johann van Graan’s wish for continuity on his coaching ...

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Kaino readying the ‘kitchen sink’ for Leinster challenge

Toulouse face a ‘mountainous’ challenge against the premier club side in Europe when they face Leinster in the semi-final of the Champions Cup, according ...

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Munster must hit the ground running to stun Saracens’ star power

Ever get that feeling that the stars are aligning for some special purpose?

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Change that Munster can believe in

Edinburgh Airport, Saturday evening, March 30. As the Munster squad and supporters prepare to fly home after a tense quarter-final victory at Murrayfield, there ...

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The Kieran Shannon Interview: Calling it as he sees it

For 20 years Michael Corcoran has been working in RTÉ, covering and commentating on the Irish provinces’ exploits in Europe, writes Kieran Shannon.

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Farrell: We’ve got to make sure we know what is coming

Owen Farrell might have been a leading candidate for a few sleepless nights recently but he is determined not to lose out on his eight hours of shut-eye over the ...

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Johaan van Graan backs Sweetnam to fill void

Johann van Graan is confident Darren Sweetnam has what it takes to fill the breach left by an injury to Keith Earls ahead of a European semi-final with Saracens ...

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The success of Munster rugby isn’t confined to the biggest stages

Bandon RFC picked up an All-Ireland title at U16 level last weekend.

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Saracens v Munster: How the sides compare

Milestones and long-awaited comebacks feature aplenty in the Saracens team picked by Mark McCall, who makes 10 changes from the side which lost at Bristol Bears ...

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Kidney and Kiss lead London Irish to promotion back to English Premiership

London Irish secured promotion back to the Gallagher Premiership after recording a 46-7 victory over Richmond.

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Van Graan confident Sweetnam can fill in for injured Earls

Johann van Graan is confident Darren Sweetnam has what it takes to fill the breach left by an injury to Keith Earls ahead of a European semi-final with Saracens ...

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Paul O'Connell dismisses talk of a return to Munster coaching role

Paul O'Connell has dismissed speculation that he could return to a coaching role with Munster anytime soon.

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Chris Farrell: Munster need different mindset to overcome semi-final woes

Chris Farrell admits Munster's inability to progress beyond the semi-finals has become a concern that will influence their approach to Saturday's Champions Cup clash ...

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The success of Munster rugby isn't confined to the biggest stages

Bandon RFC picked up an All-Ireland title at U16 level last weekend. Such glory days are becoming a bit of a habit, says club president Dan Murphy.

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Brad Barritt fit to face Munster in Champions Cup semi-final

The Saracens centre has recovered from an ankle ligament injury.

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Ronan O'Gara reveals World Cup role with France is 'off the table'

Ronan O'Gara has ruled out joining the French coaching setup for the World Cup.

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James Lowe and Johnny Sexton picked to start for Leinster

An injury to Jamison Gibson-Park has handed James Lowe the opportunity to start on the wing for Leinster against Toulouse on Sunday.

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Keith Earls ruled out as Munster name team for Saracens clash

Keith Earls has been ruled out of Munster's Heineken Champions Cup semi-final away to Saracens tomorrow.

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Peter O’Mahony: Munster have improved since Sarries’ masterclass

So, they meet again. Two years on from a semi-final encounter in Dublin that has proven significant for both sides, Munster and Saracens will be reunited at Coventry’s ...

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Leinster pay price in cohesion for squad depth

You may have heard by now that Leinster have used 56 players this season.

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Darren Sweetnam: Treviso win set things up well

It’s hard to believe it’s seven years since Darren Sweetnam made his senior hurling championship debut for Cork as a 19-year old, but his sole focus ...

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Toulouse’s slip only a minor blip ahead of Dublin mission

All things — good and bad — come to an end. So it was, on the first Saturday in April, six days after they had defeated Racing 92 in the Champions Cup ...

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