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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Magners League

All time
# rugby quiz
Quiz: How much do you remember about Celtic League finals?
The tournament has gone by a few names over the decade, but the Guinness Pro14 final was due to be played today.
# classic
When brilliant assists from Mafi and ROG helped Munster to beat Leinster
The 2011 Magners League final in Thomond Park was a thrilling affair.
# On the move?
Ulster look to replace McLaughlin - reports
Reports this morning indicate that Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin will not be offered a new deal when his contract expires in May.
# Pastures new
Wasps snap up Leinster lock O'Donoghue
Limited opportunities have forced Ed O’Donoghue to try his hand in the Aviva Premiership.
# The Social Network
Like! Heineken Cup helps Leinster top Facebook table
The European Cup champions’ Facebook page jumped by almost 2,000 fans alone on the Heineken Cup weekend, according to data on website which tracks Irish Facebook traffic.
# New Look
RaboDirect to replace Magners as Celtic League sponsors
League rebranded as the RaboDirect PRO12 in a deal which will run until 2015.
AS IT HAPPENED
Munster 19-9 Leinster: As it happened
Munster have won the Magners League title with a 19-9 victory over Leinster at Thomond Park. Relive the action with our liveblog here.
# Culture Clash
Pause and engage: Can Leinster make it a double or will it be Munster's day again?
As Leinster and Munster prepare to clash for the Magners League title, two fans from each side of the divide tog off. We throw in the ball on a debate.
# Final Countdown
Munster and Leinster name starting XVs for Magners League showdown
Danny Barnes starts at outside centre as McGahan names unchanged side.
# Time to shine
O'Connell: Magners League is our shot at redemption
McGahan names full-strength squad for Saturday’s semi-final against Ospreys.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Manchester United are champions-elect after victory over Chelsea, Phil Jackson’s Lakers era ends and Cork’s Ladies bag another title.
# Going Viral
The YouTube top 10: because we're on the bench again
If it’s Thursday – it must be the round-up of the week’s best videos. It is Thursday, right?
# Pause and engage
Michael Bradley lands Edinburgh job
Former Connacht boss pens two-year deal at Murrayfield.
# Retrospective
Action Replay: when Leinster emerged from the crimson shadow
This week’s retrospective looks back at a landmark moment in the recent history of Leinster Rugby – victory over Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final.
# Magners League
Magners League Mop Up: Friday's action
Victories for Ulster, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Friday night’s Magners League action all mopped up.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Friday
Scottish clubs look into social media comments, Shanklin hangs up his boots, and we continue our build up to Sunday’s Division 1 finale.
LIVE
Trimble and Wallace to miss Ulster's Magners League run-in
Medics say Irish internationals should be fit well in advance of World Cup warm-up games.
LIVE
Last orders for Magners as Celtic League seeks new sponsors
The Clonmel-based cider brewery is ending its sponsorship of the Celtic League from this year, ending a five-year deal.
LIVE
Five Steps to Heaven: because this tenner is burning a hole in our pocket
We’ve decided to play it safe(ish) this week, for what it’s worth.
LIVE
Leinster hope to have Jennings ready for Saturday
After missing Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Leicester, the flanker hopes to be fit to play at the weekend.
LIVE
The sports week in pictures...
Here’s how another sporting week looks – through a lens.
# Couch Potato
Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend
The sun might be shining… but there’s so much sport on the telly.
# Crocked
O'Connell set to miss most of Munster's run-in
Skipper expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks with an ankle injury.
# Snap Happy
The sports week in pictures...
Here’s how the week developed…
# Hooked
Frankie Sheahan's verdict: all signs point to Munster victory
Former Thomond Park favourite insists this is one game that the Reds can’t afford to lose to their old rivals.
# Milestone
Horgan ready to make a little bit of Leinster history
The winger will make his 200th appearance for the province later on this evening when they take on Munster in Thomond Park (k.o. 19:30).
# Flutter
Five steps to heaven...
Here’s this week’s highly-ambitious accumulator. If it comes in, consider this my letter of resignation.
# Friends Reunited
The crimson meets the blue: nine moments from the Munster-Leinster rivalry
As Leinster prepare to travel to Thomond Park to face old foes Munster this weekend, Paul Ring pauses and engages with some of the rivalry’s most memorable moments.
# Setback
Surgery rules Ferris out of Heineken Cup clash
Ulster flanker will miss game against Northampton Saints on April 10.
# Foresight
Five steps to heaven: how to make a mint this weekend
Don’t email me when this doesn’t come in. But here’s how you could turn a fiver into €42879.38.
# Couch Potato
Sofa Supporter: because it's nice but not that nice outside
Don’t touch that dial: there’s plenty to keep you entertained this weekend.
# Signed Up
Leinster boosted by new deals for Ross, Ruddock and O'Malley
Signings are a shot in the arm for the province ahead of a hectic month of Magners League and Heineken Cup action.
# Back in Blue
Sexton and Reddan could feature against Dragons
Half-back pair among a number of internationals that could return for the Magners League tie on Sunday.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
James McCarthy set for his Ireland bow, the RFU are left embarrassed and another Rebel retires.
# Flutter
Five steps to heaven: because we just don't know when to stop trying
Although if these five bets come up this weekend, we’ll be almost €30,000 richer …
# Red Tide
Stringer and Leamy back in for Munster
Ireland pair named in squad ahead of clash with Newport-Gwent Dragons this weekend.
# Off Broadway
Quinlan back in the fray for Munster's Italian job
Tony McGahan forced into wholesale changes ahead of Mangers League clash with Aironi.
# Lay-Off
Bowe fit to start for Ospreys tomorrow
Irish winger has fully recovered from injury in time to face Benetton Treviso tomorrow night.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Friday
A disappointing night of Europa League action, Harrington has a solid start in America, and the Cricket World Cup kicks off tomorrow.
# Movin' On
End of the Line: Fisher calls time on Munster role
Long-haired Aussie to finish up as Munster’s forwards coach at the end of this season.