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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Final

All time
# Disappointment
Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final
Leo Cullen’s men came up short in Scotstoun.
# The Promised Land
Irish midfielder earns controversial penalty in extra-time as Morecambe promoted to League One
Substitute John O’Sullivan appeared to be fouled outside the box but the decision to give a spot-kick stood at Wembley.
Chelsea v Manchester City, Champions League final
Chelsea faced Man City, as Europe’s premier club competition reached its climax.
# Decider
Shades of Munster's journey about La Rochelle's quest for first European title
Ronan O’Gara and co. will have to see off Toulouse to claim their first European title at Twickenham.
# fitness worries
Solskjaer expects Maguire to miss Man United's Europa League final
The English defender has been injured since the win over Aston Villa earlier this month.
# Team news
Botia fit for La Rochelle as Dupont captains Toulouse in Champions Cup final
Ronan O’Gara’s side have brought Kevin Gourdon and Dany Priso back into the starting XV.
# lock
Man mountain Skelton loving life in La Rochelle working with O'Gara
The 6ft 8ins Wallaby has been in sensational form this season.
# les maritimes
'I'm in it to win. I'm not in it to partake' - ROG and La Rochelle target European crown
The Cork man’s coaching philosophy continues to impress.
# First Time
'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.
# Late Changes
Uefa seeking clarity over fans before switching Champions League final to Portugal
It is understood the British government’s position regarding quarantine exemptions for sponsors, VIPs and broadcasters was a sticking point to hosting the game on 29 May.
# travel restrictions
Uefa in talks to move Champions League final to England after Turkey added to UK red list
The game between Manchester City and Chelsea was due to be hosted by the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on 29 May.
# History makers
'They lost their nerve and started to kick us' - Mahrez
The Algerian’s brace at the Etihad Stadium sealed a 4-1 aggregate success.
# Joy
Man City beat PSG to reach Champions League final for first time ever
Riyad Mahrez was on target twice for Pep Guardiola’s side.
# big game player
Quinlan delights as Conor Murray returns to Lions form
‘He’s a big scrum-half who makes a lot of tackles.’
# Venue
Pro14 final between Leinster and Munster confirmed for the RDS
The Aviva Stadium is hosting a football international on the same date.
# finalists
Munster set to 'embrace' Pro14 final as they look to end 10-year trophy drought
Johann van Graan’s side secured their place with a narrow victory over Connacht last night.
# Magic Moment
'Big games get won by special moments' - Van Graan hails Haley's solo score
The Munster fullback produced a brilliant solo score to help his side secure a Pro14 final spot.
# On the Verge
Munster look to seal Pro14 final spot as Connacht bid for upset in Limerick
Both sides have made notable changes for the clash at Thomond Park.
# Boost
Limerick crowned Munster minor champions after overcoming Tipperary
The Treaty County continued a great few days, after their senior team won the All-Ireland last weekend.
Dublin v Cork, All-Ireland senior ladies football final
It was Dublin who lifted the Brendan Martin Cup once again.
# Ready to go
Dublin and Galway announce teams for All-Ireland U20 final
Both sides have made changes from the semi-finals.
# Drama
Farrell's sudden-death penalty sees England past remarkable French effort
There was sensational drama at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup final.
'It was the hallucinations, the heart palpitations... I was ringing Dr Alan Byrne at 5.30am the night of the Finland game'
Jack Byrne reveals the full extent of Covid-19 battle as he opens up on his club future and dealing with international spotlight ahead of today’s FAI Cup final.
# u18s
Ireland underage midfielder Hodge wins FA Youth Cup with Man City
A 3-2 victory over Chelsea saw City claim the competition for the first time since 2008.
# First Time
Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing
Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.
# king of clay
Nadal closes in on Federer's Grand Slam record by booking 13th French Open final berth
The Spaniard brushed aside Diego Schwartzman without dropping a set to claim his 99th win at Roland Garros.
# marching on
Exeter have too much for Toulouse to set up European final against Racing 92
33-year-old ex-Ulster centre Ian Whitten was excellent in midfield for Rob Baxter’s side.
# Champions
Brad Thorn's Reds come up short as Brumbies claim Super Rugby AU title
Promising out-half Noah Lolesio scored 13 points for Dan McKellar’s side.
# suftum
Ulster left deflated and rueing missed chances before Leinster hit high gears
A tight first half could have been tighter if Ulster had made the most of their penalty chances.
# Possible XV
Ross Byrne set for starting chance with Ryan in line for Leinster return
The reigning champions could make a few changes for the Pro14 final against Ulster.
# Family man
'It's great having that support at home, they're so invested in what I'm doing'
24-year-old Andrew Porter has been in good form for Leinster in recent weeks.
# on the whistle
Andrew Brace appointed referee for the Pro14 final between Leinster and Ulster
The 32-year-old has been a rising star of the refereeing scene in recent years.
# Leader
Returning Ryan adds quality as Leinster weigh up changes for Pro14 final
The 24-year-old second row has fully recovered from his shoulder injury.
# Clutch
'He's big time, isn't he? Anybody who knows Mads knows he is big time'
Ian Madigan was the match winner for Dan McFarland’s Ulster over in Murrayfield.
# Familiar Foes
Daunting semi-final against Leinster ahead as Munster look to take next step
Friday night at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing battle between the provinces.
# Champions
Former PSG player the hero, as Bayern Munich win Champions League
Kingsley Coman got the winner, with the Bundesliga outfit crowned champions of Europe for the sixth time.
# One game to go
PBC prove too strong for St Munchin's in Munster Senior Cup semi-final
Current holders and old foes Christian Brothers College Cork now await in the final.
# Support4Drummo
Con O'Callaghan's auctioned All-Ireland final jersey raises €15k for seriously-injured clubmate
It brings the total amount to €200,000 — halfway towards the €400,000 target.
# no scrum no win
'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum
The Springboks pack was ruthless in going after the English set-piece in the World Cup final.
# Hope
'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.