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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# favourites

Last year
# second leg
Connacht must muster a huge upset with Leinster the firm favourites in Dublin
The returns of Andrew Porter and Rónan Kelleher will likely add to Leinster’s power.
# Mind Games
Eddie Jones dubs Ireland 'red-hot favourites' after visit to coffee shop
Meanwhile, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell pointed out that ‘praise makes you weak’
# big week
'Ireland are the favourites. They're the most cohesive side in the world' - Jones
Eddie Jones said his England team aren’t intimidated by anyone.
# opener
Why are Ireland such strong favourites against Wales on Saturday?
The Welsh are missing experienced figures and their regions have been in poor form.
# forecast
Rob Kearney: 'I'd expect a relatively comfortable win for Ireland in that first game'
Kearney has been impressed with Hugo Keenan’s rise at fullback.
All time
# favourites
Wasps 'not fooled' into thinking Munster will have a weak team on Sunday
Assistant coach John Mitchell is expecting a major challenge in Coventry.
# favourites
Late, late own-goal hands Shamrock Rovers crucial win in title race
Nahum Melvin-Lambert put through his own goal in stoppage time as second-placed Pat’s were beaten 1-0.
# favourites
Sixmilebridge and Ballyea discover fate in Clare hurling semi-final draw
Feakle, Eire Óg and O’Callaghan Mills were also in the hat.
# favourites
Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League
Could Liverpool, Man City or Barcelona prevail?
# Showdown
Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.
# Rassie
'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'
There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.
# favourites
'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row
Steve Hansen said Ireland are World Cup favourites after going number one in the rankings.
# favourites
Ranking the 8 teams with the best chance of winning the World Cup
USA have been among the most impressive sides so far.
# favourites
Veteran wingers return as Bayern Munich close in on Bundesliga title
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben both featured in the defeat of Hanover.
# favourites
Fortune and Solskjaer's bravery tips mammoth PSG clash in United's favour
Luck has shone on United ahead of tonight’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
# big win
'They're the number one team in the world now' - All Blacks boss on Ireland
Steve Hansen labelled Joe Schmidt’s team as favourites for the World Cup.
# Analysis
Juventus fail to justify Champions League favourites tag amid collapse at home to United
The reigning Serie A champions suffered a shock loss in Turin to Jose Mourinho’s side.
# favourites
Leinster plan on saving best for last as they bid for fourth European star
Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa believe there is still more to come from their team.
# next step
Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths
Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.
# Contenders
The growing confidence around Ireland's Six Nations chances is justified
With key players in form and after an impressive November series, Ireland are in fine shape.
# favourites
Leinster advance as top seeds after completing clean sweep in Montpellier
Leo Cullen’s men recovered from a poor first half to secure a sixth win from six in Pool 3.
# Progress
Ireland target top two in what may be most competitive Six Nations yet
Joe Schmidt is hopeful his key players can stay injury-free in the 2017 championship.
# favourites
Power ranking the 7 teams most likely to win Euro 2016
The first round of games in France is now complete.
# ready replacements
Leinster back Ross Molony to muscle up after loss of Toner and Nacewa
Rob Kearney comes into the team in the 15 shirt as the Leinster captain misses out.
# favourites
Analysis: Sexton's mastery and brilliant basics provide Leinster's edge
Leo Cullen’s side delivered their best performance of the season ahead of the Pro12 final.
# Really?
Cech: Chelsea are still favourites for the Premier League title
The Blues have had a horrendous start to the season, but the Arsenal shot stopper believes they will prevail at the end of the season.
# favourites
What's top of your county's shopping list?
Tesco has found what items pop up more in certain counties.
# clean sweep
'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio
The gigantic front row says Joe Schmidt’s men are the ‘front runners’ to win the championship.
# favourites
If you think McGregor is the only one getting preferential treatment from the UFC, think again
Gilbert Melendez’s title shot against lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 181 was earned on the negotiating table, not in the cage.
# Roundup
Forgetting about links you favourited on Twitter? This could help you out
Considering how easy it is to forget about favouriting links, you probably need this.
# ch-ch-ch-changes
Few are happy with Twitter's latest experiment with favourites
An experiment that turns favourites of people you follow into retweets has annoyed many of its users.
# Rose of Tralee
Here are the ones to watch* in the Rose of Tralee 2014
And what they say about themselves. (*According to the bookies, anyway.)
# favourites
Guess which animal is Minister Simon Coveney’s favourite…
We’ll give you a hint – it’s not a horse.
# french test
Clermont are 'undoubtedly' the favourites says Leinster coach Schmidt
The Kiwi is daunted by his former side’s blistering start to their Heineken Cup pool.
# London 2012
Injuries narrow selection for US basketball
The olympic squad will be cut to the final 12 men tomorrow.
# Countdown
39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out
Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko arrived like two beach balls on the radar after stunning the Dutch 3-1.
Ulster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup
Patrick McCarry was at the Aviva Stadium for minute-by-minute coverage and a date in the European Cup final at Twickenham awaited the winner.