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#Match Report

# match-report - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Leinster advance as top seeds after completing clean sweep in Montpellier
# Favourites
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# Favourites

Leinster advance as top seeds after completing clean sweep in Montpellier

Jan 20th 2018, 2:52 PM 26,584 Views 35 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men recovered from a poor first half to secure a sixth win from six in Pool 3.

# match-report - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Lucky escape for Chelsea as they edge brave Norwich on penalties to march on
# FA CUP
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# FA CUP

Lucky escape for Chelsea as they edge brave Norwich on penalties to march on

Jan 17th 2018, 11:06 PM 5,812 Views 13 Comments

Eden Hazard hit the winning penalty to spare their blushes.

# match-report - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris
# Let It Slip
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# Let It Slip

Van Graan's Munster left with losing bonus point after absorbing clash in Paris

Jan 14th 2018, 5:12 PM 28,534 Views 65 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men will be frustrated with the circumstances of their defeat in Paris.

# match-report - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle
# Suftum
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# Suftum

Brilliant Best leads ferocious Ulster to victory over La Rochelle

Jan 13th 2018, 3:05 PM 23,517 Views 16 Comments

Pool 1 is now topped by Ulster after a three-try win over the powerhouse French outift.

# match-report - Friday 12 January, 2018

Dramatic finish in Castlebar sees 12-man Galway edge Mayo for second win of 2018
# Connacht Clash
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# Connacht Clash

Dramatic finish in Castlebar sees 12-man Galway edge Mayo for second win of 2018

Jan 12th 2018, 9:29 PM 29,363 Views 25 Comments

The Tribesmen came out on top by one point in the FBD League.

# match-report - Sunday 3 December, 2017

2015 junior champions Dunboyne edge Kinsale to win All-Ireland intermediate title
# Royal Rumble
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# Royal Rumble

2015 junior champions Dunboyne edge Kinsale to win All-Ireland intermediate title

Dec 3rd 2017, 3:28 PM 6,233 Views 1 Comment

They beat Cork’s Kinsale in the Parnell Park decider.

# match-report - Saturday 18 November, 2017

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

Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji

Nov 18th 2017, 7:33 PM 27,128 Views 71 Comments

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
# Stunning Performance
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# Stunning Performance

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

Nov 4th 2017, 7:48 PM 15,574 Views 19 Comments

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

# match-report - Friday 6 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 6th 2017, 9:33 PM 8,745 Views 77 Comments

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

# match-report - Sunday 1 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 1st 2017, 6:40 PM 6,739 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 1st 2017, 2:06 PM 4,655 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Brilliant Fellaini double inspires United to emphatic win against desperate Palace

Sep 30th 2017, 5:09 PM 6,976 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 30th 2017, 4:46 PM 11,680 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Hanrahan back with a bang to hand Munster bonus point win

Sep 30th 2017, 3:38 PM 14,759 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Kane ends spectacular September with fitting double as Spurs sink Huddersfield

Sep 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 4,583 Views 86 Comments

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

# match-report - Friday 22 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 22nd 2017, 10:04 PM 7,702 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:50 PM 17,688 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:11 PM 19,560 Views 50 Comments

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

# match-report - Sunday 17 September, 2017

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

Emphatic United score four as Rooney endures tough return to Manchester

Sep 17th 2017, 6:07 PM 9,901 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2017, 10:40 AM 33,519 Views 66 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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

Lions tie up Test series to ensure thrilling decider in Auckland

Jul 1st 2017, 10:29 AM 41,461 Views 125 Comments

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

# match-report - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 27th 2017, 10:36 AM 12,723 Views 33 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 24th 2017, 10:31 AM 23,681 Views 73 Comments

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

# match-report - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 20th 2017, 10:29 AM 20,339 Views 19 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 17th 2017, 10:32 AM 29,286 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Jun 17th 2017, 8:05 AM 30,807 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2017, 10:49 AM 10,420 Views 15 Comments

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

# match-report - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 13th 2017, 10:29 AM 35,065 Views 53 Comments

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

# match-report - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 11th 2017, 8:00 AM 30,508 Views 17 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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

Farrell boots Lions to momentum-boosting victory against Crusaders

Jun 10th 2017, 10:29 AM 9,292 Views 59 Comments

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

# match-report - Sunday 4 June, 2017

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

Friendly fire as Walters and McClean thunderbolts help Ireland overcome Uruguay

Jun 4th 2017, 7:54 PM 32,000 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin

May 27th 2017, 8:11 PM 33,999 Views 114 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2017, 9:41 PM 42,861 Views 156 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 6 May, 2017

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

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

May 6th 2017, 7:07 PM 25,898 Views 28 Comments

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

# match-report - Friday 28 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 28th 2017, 9:44 PM 29,179 Views 26 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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

Munster's European dream ended in Dublin by impressive Saracens

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:09 PM 29,078 Views 105 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 15 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 15th 2017, 4:56 PM 14,220 Views 38 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 1 April, 2017

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

Munster into Champions Cup semi after late flourish ends stubborn Toulouse

Apr 1st 2017, 7:46 PM 33,517 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 1st 2017, 5:13 PM 31,783 Views 50 Comments

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

# match-report - Saturday 18 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 18th 2017, 6:57 PM 48,891 Views 126 Comments

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