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# harsh lessons

Last year
# harsh lessons
'It was pretty embarrassing' - Connacht must bounce back to save URC season
Head coach Andy Friend and club captain Jarrad Butler were honest about the defeat in Edinburgh.
All time
# harsh lessons
Van Graan: ‘You have got to keep learning, we learned the hard way on Friday’
Munster’s loss to Connacht on Friday leaves them relying on favours from elsewhere to reach the Rainbow Cup final.
# harsh lessons
Leo Cullen: 'It was error after error after error from us - we looked panicky'
The Leinster coach was reacting to his side’s second half meltdown against Ospreys.
# harsh lessons
What Leinster have changed since Saracens' demolition job of their scrum
Robin McBryde explains what the province learned from that disappointing day.
# harsh lessons
'As long as they can keep the faith in us, we'll keep fighting'
Adam Griggs praised the record crowd at Donnybrook on Friday night, but it was one of few positives to come from Ireland’s heavy defeat to England.
# harsh lessons
'Pain is good, you learn from pain': Ulster take Thomond mauling on the chin
Dan McFarland hopes to have Rory Best and Jacob Stockdale back to boost his depleted squad this week.
# harsh lessons
Time hasn't healed Munster pain from Saracens loss, but that standard drives them on
The black shirts of the Ospreys will provide a fine proving ground for the lessons Munster learned from the Champions Cup semi-final.
# harsh lessons
'It wasn't much fun jogging in the Olympics because you've nothing left to give'
Three months on from Rio, marathon runner Mick Clohisey is back in training after injury and illness cruelly hampered his Olympic performance.
# cyril
Squirrel learns a harsh lesson about water balloons