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#Match Report

# match-report - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From The42 Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji Close-run Thing

Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji

An experimental selection from Joe Schmidt was put under intense scrutiny by a fantastic array of Fijian talent.

# match-report - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Superb Salah brace steals the show as Liverpool turn up pressure on Bilic and West Ham

Liverpool go sixth in the Premier League as West Ham remain just one point above the relegation zone.

# match-report - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The42 Piutau and Stockdale put the gloss on scrappy inter-pro win for Ulster Suftum

Piutau and Stockdale put the gloss on scrappy inter-pro win for Ulster

The 21-year-old Ireland international’s try finally tilted the contest Ulster’s way.

# match-report - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From The42 Joselu earns Newcastle a share of the spoils as Benitez faces former club Rafa Derby

Joselu earns Newcastle a share of the spoils as Benitez faces former club

A Philippe Coutinho wonder strike was cancelled out as Rafael Benitez faced Liverpool at St James’ Park.

From The42 Wenger savours 21st anniversary as stylish Arsenal sink Brighton at the Emirates Happy Anniversary

Wenger savours 21st anniversary as stylish Arsenal sink Brighton at the Emirates

The Gunners got October off to the perfect start as they rise to fifth in the Premier League with back-to-back wins.

# match-report - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From The42 Brilliant Fellaini double inspires United to emphatic win against desperate Palace Unbeatable

Brilliant Fellaini double inspires United to emphatic win against desperate Palace

Manchester United recorded their sixth win from seven in the Premier League this season with another impressive display at Old Trafford.

From The42 Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre Bravo Brads

Ulster's winning start to the season unravels against Bradley's bold Zebre

A late intercept try sealed the northern province’s fate, but the writing was on the wall long before that.

From The42 Hanrahan back with a bang to hand Munster bonus point win Jj On The Double

Hanrahan back with a bang to hand Munster bonus point win

Rassie Erasmus’ side got back to winning ways thanks to a powerful second-half display.

From The42 Kane ends spectacular September with fitting double as Spurs sink Huddersfield Prince Harry

Kane ends spectacular September with fitting double as Spurs sink Huddersfield

Harry Kane scored a brace as Tottenham recorded their fourth consecutive win in all competitions.

# match-report - Friday 22 September, 2017

From The42 Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons Dragonslayers

Ulster score eight tries on way to victory over Bernard Jackman's Dragons

Nick Timoney was man-of-the-match with two tries to his name.

From The42 Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win Tough Trip

Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win

The home side dominated from the off and put up a big win in Glasgow.

From The42 Leinster beaten in South Africa as Cullen's men stunned by the Cheetahs Big Scalp

Leinster beaten in South Africa as Cullen's men stunned by the Cheetahs

Barry Daly’s hat-trick was in vain as the hosts recorded a famous win.

# match-report - Sunday 17 September, 2017

From The42 Emphatic United score four as Rooney endures tough return to Manchester Impressive

Emphatic United score four as Rooney endures tough return to Manchester

Three goals in the final ten minutes saw United hammer an Everton side who had more than enough chances to earn a point.

# match-report - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From The42 Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland Tense

Lions draw series after a stunning Test with All Blacks in Auckland

The All Blacks had many chances to put the tourists aways, but Warren Gatland’s men were gritty.

# match-report - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From The42 Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland Level

Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland

Owen Farrell held his nerve with a late penalty to draw the series back to 1-1.

# match-report - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington All Even

Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington

The Hurricanes mounted a second-half comeback at the Cake Tin.

# match-report - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 Brilliant Ioane on the double as All Blacks move into series lead over Lions One Up

Brilliant Ioane on the double as All Blacks move into series lead over Lions

Warren Gatland’s tourists played some thrilling rugby but were second best at Eden Park.

# match-report - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From The42 Lions find attacking spark against Chiefs to build momentum for first Test Report

Lions find attacking spark against Chiefs to build momentum for first Test

Warren Gatland’s midweekers kept the confidence flowing before the first All Blacks clash.

# match-report - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The42 Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua Powerhouse

Lions pack sends out message to All Blacks with dominance in Rotorua

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton were excellent in the halfback positions.

From The42 Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan Record Pace

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Joe Schmidt’s side hit the 50-point mark for the second week running thanks to big displays from Earls and Jack Conan.

# match-report - Friday 16 June, 2017

From The42 All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa Motoring

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa

Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.

# match-report - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From The42 Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders Drama

Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders

The tourists scored three tries but they produced another big error count in Dunedin.

# match-report - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From The42 Earls a class apart as Ireland run in 9 tries against USA New Jersey

Earls a class apart as Ireland run in 9 tries against USA

Jacob Stockdale and James Ryan both crossed for debut tries on a difficult day for Joey Carbery.

# match-report - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From The42 Farrell boots Lions to momentum-boosting victory against Crusaders Up And Running

Farrell boots Lions to momentum-boosting victory against Crusaders

Warren Gatland’s men should have won more comfortably as they spurned opportunities.

# match-report - Sunday 4 June, 2017

From The42 Friendly fire as Walters and McClean thunderbolts help Ireland overcome Uruguay Report

Friendly fire as Walters and McClean thunderbolts help Ireland overcome Uruguay

The visitors had got back into the game, after Atletico Madrid’s José Giménez headed home a set piece.

# match-report - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From The42 Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin Welsh Wizards

Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin

Rassie Erasmus’ men were poor as they gave up six tries to the Welsh side at the Aviva Stadium.

# match-report - Friday 19 May, 2017

From The42 Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS Upset

Stunning Scarlets shock dire Leinster to make Pro12 history at the RDS

The Welsh region were entirely deserving of their victory in Dublin.

# match-report - Saturday 6 May, 2017

From The42 Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit Table Toppers

Connacht end with a whimper as 7-try Munster roar to Pro12 summit

Connacht’s defence could not hold up to a hungry Munster onslaught.

# match-report - Friday 28 April, 2017

From The42 Lights out for Glasgow as Carbery secures Leinster's 10th consecutive Pro12 win Electric Shock

Lights out for Glasgow as Carbery secures Leinster's 10th consecutive Pro12 win

Leo Cullen’s men were made to work hard late on at the RDS against the Warriors.

# match-report - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From The42 Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens End Of The Road

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Mark McCall’s side were superb once again and emerged with a deserved 26-10 win.

# match-report - Saturday 15 April, 2017

From The42 Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes Derby

Munster move top of Pro12 as Ulster miss prime chance to boost play-off hopes

Tries from Keith Earls, Dave O’Callaghan and Angus Lloyd powered the southern province to victory.

# match-report - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From The42 Munster into Champions Cup semi after late flourish ends stubborn Toulouse Last Four

Munster into Champions Cup semi after late flourish ends stubborn Toulouse

There were injuries to Peter O’Mahony, Keith Earls and CJ Stander, however.

From The42 Carbery takes command as Leinster see off Wasps in European quarter-final Next Stop France

Carbery takes command as Leinster see off Wasps in European quarter-final

Leo Cullen’s men sealed a semi-final spot with tries from Nacewa, Conan, Henshaw and McFadden.

# match-report - Saturday 18 March, 2017

From The42 Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam Brutal Battle

Ireland's Six Nations finishes on high as they deny England a Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt’s men were brilliant as they rained on the English parade.

# match-report - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# match-report - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

# match-report - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From The42 Two hat-tricks as Schmidt's Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling Too Good

Two hat-tricks as Schmidt's Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling

Joe Schmidt’s men scored nine tries in a dominant performance in Rome.

# match-report - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From The42 Second-half revival not enough as Schmidt's Ireland slip to dire defeat in Scotland Well Beaten

Second-half revival not enough as Schmidt's Ireland slip to dire defeat in Scotland

Rory Best and his side were hugely disappointing in the opening 40 minutes.

# match-report - Friday 3 February, 2017

From The42 Carolan's U20s make it two wins from two for Ireland in Scotland Smash And Grab

Carolan's U20s make it two wins from two for Ireland in Scotland

Paul Boyle’s late try won it for the visitors at Broadwood Stadium.

From The42 Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland Last Gasp

Late, late Murphy try gives Ireland opening night bonus-point win in Scotland

The Ireland centre crashed over from close range to grab a bonus-point win for Tom Tierney’s side.