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5 talking points after Anthony Foley's Munster slipped to defeat in Clermont
The home team’s attacking quality, a more varied Munster, that losing bonus point and kick chase problems.
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5 talking points after Leinster suffer disappointing loss to Harlequins
Forcing passes, a poor performance overall, Harlequins backing themselves and Madigan’s kicking.
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5 talking points after Clermont power to Thomond Park win over Munster
Narrow attack, Clermont’s defence, Fritz Lee’s performance and a Pool 1 uphill battle.
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5 talking points after Ireland run six tries past Georgia in Dublin
Sloppy first-half, floodgates opening, Madigan’s display and the less experienced faces.
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5 talking points from Joe Schmidt's first Ireland selection of the season
The Kiwi head coach has gone for an interesting midfield combination.
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5 talking points after Munster drive to victory over Saracens
Excellent forwards, clever kicking, the yellow card, Keatley off the tee and set-piece power.
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5 talking points after Leinster beat Wasps at the RDS
Heaslip’s work rate, Fanning’s tries, individual errors, the back row and inconsistency.
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5 talking points after Munster's last-gasp win over Sale
Keatley’s mettle, Stander in beast mode, breakdown battle, midfield problems and the comeback.
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5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup
First-choice 10, ball carriers, Conor O’Shea’s exciting ‘Quins, Luke Fitzgerald and Castres’ interest levels.
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Pop quiz: Pizza or chips for Kieran Donaghy and Alan Brogan?
As Kerry and Dublin prepare to clash this weekend there’s a lot of unanswered questions. So is it Xbox or Playstation?