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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 2°C

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# bonus point
"If you’d asked me this morning, would you take that result? The answer would have been yes'
Dan McFarland was pleased with his Ulster side as they got another bonus point win over Benetton.
# Dominant
England warm-up for visit of Farrell's Ireland with six-try win over Georgia
Eddie Jones’ men were dominant on a very wet afternoon at Twickenham
# Tale of two halves
Superb first half sends Reidy-inspired Ulster to bonus-point win over Dragons
Dan McFarland’s men were far poorer in the second half but got the job done.
# Preview
Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans
Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.
# Job Done
Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa
Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.
# Up and Running
Connacht get rolling as Boyle brace helps Friend's men to bonus-point win
The western province scored five tries against Zebre to notch their first Pro14 win under Andy Friend.
# Mudbath
Connacht edge towards Champions Cup places with bonus-point win
It’s a fourth win in a row for Pat Lam’s side.
# a good day's work
Ireland go top after late bonus point win in Italy
However, the match was not quite as straightforward as the 27-3 outcome suggests.
# Happy Days
Ulster bring Pro12 losing run to an end with bonus-point victory in Cardiff
Charles Piutau, Stuart McCloskey, Kyle McCall, Chris Henry and Louis Ludik all scored tries for the Irish side.
# Pressure
Another bad result for Ulster as Northampton rack up bonus-point win
The result means the Saints move above the Irish side on match points in the runners-up slots.
# Try time
Leinster talk down bonus-point focus ahead of tie with out-of-form Castres
Matt O’Connor admits five match points is ‘the ideal’ but says his side need to concentrate on simply winning.
# Leinster
Bonus point win over Cardiff Blues sends Leinster top in Pro12
Four tries from Matt O’Connor’s men were enough to see them move above Munster until Sunday at least.
# Job Done
'We won't lose the run of ourselves' declares Coughlan as Munster flex muscles
Six tries were scored against an Edinburgh team that were simply overpowered.
# Match Report
Munster wrap up home quarter final after burying Edinburgh at Thomond
Rob Penney’s men ran in six tries to dismiss the feeble Scottish challenge in Limerick.
# Heineken Cup
'The job's not done yet' insists Luke Marshall as Ulster sit pretty
The centre scored one of his team’s four tries in a bonus point win against Treviso.
# chasing pack
Tigers keep up Ulster hunt with bonus point win over Montpellier
Gloucester beat Edinburgh in Scotland to stay in touch with Munster in Pool 6.
# bonus point
Five-try Ulster see off Cardiff but injuries remove the gloss
Mark Anscombe’s men are taking on a Blues team fresh off the back of a Heineken Cup win over Toulon.
# 100% record
Pat Lam 'happy but certainly not satisfied' after first Connacht win
Robbie Henshaw admitted the westerners were ‘a bit rusty’ in their Pro12 opener.
# italian job-loss
Pro12 report: Treviso have Munster on toast
Rob Penney’s men conceded five tries in an away day rout to the Italians.
# Heineken Cup
3 battles Leinster need to win to reach the Heineken Cup 1/4 finals
Scoring four tries would be a good start. Winning won be a perfect finalé.
# bonus point
Heineken Cup Explainer: What Leinster and Munster need to do to reach 1/4 finals
Six clubs, including the two Irish provinces, are competing for two runners-up slots.
# Heineken Cup
Chiefs eager to end Heineken Cup campaign with Leinster scalp
Ignacio Mieres is expecting an intense game against the ‘awesome’ European champions.
# Movie magic
'If Pele's available, he's more than welcome' - Schmidt plots Escape to Victory
“All to play for,” the Leinster coach told us, “but we’re still looking at miracles.”
Leinster v Scarlets, Heineken Cup
Seconds out, round 5 and the champs were on the hunt for tries.
# francetastic
Heineken Cup: Toulon join Ulster and Quins in the 1/4 finals while Biarritz fight on
Dimitri Yachvilli and his buddies may yet rue that late conversion miss in Galway.
# win or bust
Heineken Cup: 3 key battles that Leinster need to win to stay alive in Europe
Go big or go home for Joe Schmidt’s men this evening.
# Heineken Cup
'All bets are off' - Simon Easterby determined to get one over Leinster and brother Guy
The Scarlets coach insists there is no ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over the must-win fixture for the Blues.
# Previews
Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to the weekend's action
Ulster can land a firm foot in the 1/4 finals while tries, and plenty of them, are needed elsewhere.
# hell 4 leather
VIDEO: 4 classic Heineken Cup matches when 4 tries did the trick
The miracle match makes the grade and three other beauties.
# Heineken Cup
O'Gara gets the nod for 4-try mission to Murrayfield
Munster coach Rob Penney has named a strong team for the Sunday clash with Edinburgh.
# dublin 2013
Explainer: What the Irish provinces need to do to reach Heineken Cup 1/4 finals
We run through the likely scenarios for the four sides and reveal who has the best qualifying chance.
# mission improbable
Heineken Cup: Leinster hopeful on returns for Strauss and Nacewa
Guy Easterby revealed that Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney came through the Edinburgh win in good shape.
# London Calling
Elwood claims Connacht are 'back on the horse' after thumping win over Dragons
Try-scoring forward George Naoupu is expected to be fit for the Harlequins match after he was taken off on 31 minutes.
# shifting gear
Reaction: Leinster in rude health to leather Scarlets next week
There are check marks all over Joe Schmidt’s wishlist after the bonus point try over Edinburgh.
# final rounds
Heineken Cup: Ulster and Leinster face Saturday deciders as fixtures confirmed
Munster’s will be the last Irish province to tempt fate with a Sunday sermon against Racing Metro.
# Heineken Cup
Shane Byrne 'not nervous at all' as Leinster stand on the brink
The former Ireland hooker believes Joe Schmidt will be looking ‘to win at all costs’ today.
# Heineken Cup
Bonus point for Saracens could prove very important says Borthwick
Munster were clearly the better side against their English opponents but conceded a late penalty.
Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup
Rob Penney’s men welcomed a Sarries team to Thomond Park that were previously unbeaten in Pool 1.
# clean bill
Schmidt dismisses injury worries over O'Brien and Sexton after Zebre win
The Leinster coach was delighted with the bonus point victory and the lack of post-match casulaties.
# tricks and treats
Reaction: Cardiff horror show as nine try Leinster spark their season
Heaslip scores two tries, Sexton gets seven conversions and Healy bashes through tackles – The Blues must be in town.