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#Match Report

# match-report - Friday 27 May, 2016

Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw
# Warm-up
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# Warm-up

Long's opportunist goal cancelled out by late equaliser as the Dutch earn a draw

May 27th 2016, 9:46 PM 29,104 Views 42 Comments

Substitute Luuk de Jong levelled terms after a first half goal from the Southampton striker at the Aviva Stadium.

# match-report - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot
# Sensational
From The42
# Sensational

Connacht's sensational fairytale continues as they secure Pro12 final spot

May 21st 2016, 8:38 PM 44,326 Views 102 Comments

Pat Lam’s men were utterly deserved winners over Glasgow in Galway.

# match-report - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Houston rescues a share of the spoils for Finn Harps in north-west derby
# Point Apiece
From The42
# Point Apiece

Houston rescues a share of the spoils for Finn Harps in north-west derby

May 10th 2016, 10:34 PM 3,534 Views 3 Comments

Derry had to settle for a 2-2 draw at the Brandywell this evening.

McCabe brace beats Sligo Rovers as Hoops hop into third
# War Of The Rovers
From The42
# War Of The Rovers

McCabe brace beats Sligo Rovers as Hoops hop into third

May 10th 2016, 10:27 PM 2,932 Views 2 Comments

An energetic Shamrock Rovers attack made it a comfortable win in Tallaght

Quigley sent off as Cork City claim another win over Bohs
# Rebel Raid
From The42
# Rebel Raid

Quigley sent off as Cork City claim another win over Bohs

May 10th 2016, 10:18 PM 4,738 Views 4 Comments

Garry Buckley tapped in the only goal of the game to hand the Rebels all three points at Dalymount Park.

Two see red as Saints end Galway's unbeaten home record with comfortable win
# Away Days
From The42
# Away Days

Two see red as Saints end Galway's unbeaten home record with comfortable win

May 10th 2016, 10:08 PM 2,954 Views 2 Comments

Liam Buckley’s men picked up a 3-0 victory at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight.

Wexford Youths come out on top of six-goal six-pointer at the bottom
# Pulling Clear
From The42
# Pulling Clear

Wexford Youths come out on top of six-goal six-pointer at the bottom

May 10th 2016, 10:02 PM 4,539 Views 1 Comment

Town and Youths began the night level on six points, but there is valuable daylight below Wexford now.

Boyle bumps Dundalk to sixth straight league win
# Momentum
From The42
# Momentum

Boyle bumps Dundalk to sixth straight league win

May 10th 2016, 9:47 PM 2,785 Views 1 Comment

A first-half header was enough for the Lilywhites at Oriel Park, but the home faithful might well have expected to see more goals.

# match-report - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Five-try win in Thomond sees Munster secure Champions Cup rugby
# Happy Ending
From The42
# Happy Ending

Five-try win in Thomond sees Munster secure Champions Cup rugby

May 7th 2016, 5:14 PM 12,838 Views 26 Comments

Anthony Foley’s men had too much for the visiting Scarlets in Limerick.

# match-report - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Waterford book place in league decider with impressive win over Limerick
# Deise
From The42
# Deise

Waterford book place in league decider with impressive win over Limerick

Apr 17th 2016, 3:49 PM 10,961 Views 20 Comments

Derek McGrath’s men were clinical in Thurles.

# match-report - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Pat Lam's brilliant Connacht thrill in bonus-point win over Munster
# Scintillating
From The42
# Scintillating

Pat Lam's brilliant Connacht thrill in bonus-point win over Munster

Apr 16th 2016, 9:17 PM 47,093 Views 149 Comments

Bundee Aki was superb as Connacht scored four tries at the Sportsground.

# match-report - Friday 15 April, 2016

Leinster remain top of the Pro12 with bonus-point win over Edinburgh
# Leaders
From The42
# Leaders

Leinster remain top of the Pro12 with bonus-point win over Edinburgh

Apr 15th 2016, 9:24 PM 19,398 Views 37 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men scored four tries in the second half at the RDS.

# match-report - Saturday 9 April, 2016

European heartbreak for Connacht as Wisniewski drop goal denies Lam's men
# Last Gasp
From The42
# Last Gasp

European heartbreak for Connacht as Wisniewski drop goal denies Lam's men

Apr 9th 2016, 10:09 PM 16,562 Views 52 Comments

Stade des Alpes played host to a thrilling Challenge Cup quarter-final.

# match-report - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Leinster cling on for tense victory over Munster to move top of Pro12
# Edgy
From The42
# Edgy

Leinster cling on for tense victory over Munster to move top of Pro12

Apr 2nd 2016, 7:31 PM 16,558 Views 91 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men had to produce a defensive grandstand late on.

# match-report - Friday 11 March, 2016

Daly's try decisive as Ireland U20s earn second Six Nations win against Italy
# Victory
From The42
# Victory

Daly's try decisive as Ireland U20s earn second Six Nations win against Italy

Mar 11th 2016, 9:25 PM 5,279 Views 13 Comments

Brett Connon kicked 14 points for Nigel Carolan’s side at Donnybrook.

# match-report - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Rondon strike hurts top-four aspirations as 10-man United fall to defeat
# Major Blow
From The42
# Major Blow

Rondon strike hurts top-four aspirations as 10-man United fall to defeat

Mar 6th 2016, 6:01 PM 10,362 Views 47 Comments

Juan Mata was sent off in the first half for Louis van Gaal’s side and they struggled without the creative Spaniard.

# match-report - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Strong second half in Italy moves England to top of Six Nations table
# Rampant
From The42
# Rampant

Strong second half in Italy moves England to top of Six Nations table

Feb 14th 2016, 3:58 PM 7,515 Views 15 Comments

Eddie Jones men scored five tries in Rome, with Jonathan Joseph notching a hat-trick.

# match-report - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Les Bleus edge brutal Parisian battle with Schmidt's beaten Ireland
# Dour Affair
From The42
# Dour Affair

Les Bleus edge brutal Parisian battle with Schmidt's beaten Ireland

Feb 13th 2016, 4:26 PM 28,915 Views 180 Comments

Ireland’s hopes of a third consecutive Six Nations title faded at Stade de France.

# match-report - Friday 5 February, 2016

Ireland U20s off to losing start in Six Nations against clinical Wales
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

Ireland U20s off to losing start in Six Nations against clinical Wales

Feb 5th 2016, 9:32 PM 7,818 Views 23 Comments

Nigel Carolan’s men will be frustrated by the manner in which they conceded scores.

# match-report - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Ulster give themselves quarter-final chance with hammering of Oyonnax
# Rampant
From The42
# Rampant

Ulster give themselves quarter-final chance with hammering of Oyonnax

Jan 23rd 2016, 2:54 PM 6,630 Views 9 Comments

The northern province ran in eight tries in total at Kingspan Stadium.

# match-report - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Foley's Munster earn bonus-point win to lift spirits at Thomond Park
# Heartening
From The42
# Heartening

Foley's Munster earn bonus-point win to lift spirits at Thomond Park

Jan 16th 2016, 2:54 PM 16,642 Views 62 Comments

The southern province were much-improved after last weekend’s defeat in Paris.

# match-report - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Mayo survive NUI Galway comeback as Rochford begins reign with win
# Winning Start
From The42
# Winning Start

Mayo survive NUI Galway comeback as Rochford begins reign with win

Jan 3rd 2016, 4:08 PM 7,452 Views 0 Comments

Kevin McLoughlin starred for the Green and Red in their two-point victory in Castlebar.

# match-report - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Leinster return to form as Foley's Munster lose in Thomond Park again
# Losing Streak
From The42
# Losing Streak

Leinster return to form as Foley's Munster lose in Thomond Park again

Dec 27th 2015, 7:12 PM 28,028 Views 120 Comments

The southern province have now lost five games in a row.

# match-report - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Leinster lose in Europe again as Toulon rumble to second-half comeback
# Four From Four
From The42
# Four From Four

Leinster lose in Europe again as Toulon rumble to second-half comeback

Dec 19th 2015, 7:21 PM 24,547 Views 60 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have now lost all four of their pool fixtures in the Champions Cup.

# match-report - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Munster's European hopes take hammer blow with Thomond Park defeat to Tigers
# Implosion
From The42
# Implosion

Munster's European hopes take hammer blow with Thomond Park defeat to Tigers

Dec 12th 2015, 9:39 PM 27,608 Views 81 Comments

Anthony Foley’s men conceded three soft tries to allow Leicester to take a huge victory from Limerick.

# match-report - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished
# West's Awake
From The42
# West's Awake

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished

Nov 21st 2015, 7:06 PM 12,219 Views 14 Comments

Rory Parata, Ben Marshall and Kieran Marmion all scored tries but there was no bonus point.

Leinster in dire European trouble as Ford's penalty fires Bath to victory
# Beaten
From The42
# Beaten

Leinster in dire European trouble as Ford's penalty fires Bath to victory

Nov 21st 2015, 5:15 PM 12,207 Views 40 Comments

The Irish province have two defeats in two games in the Champions Cup.

# match-report - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Zebo seals late bonus point for Munster in torrid Thomond Park conditions
# Simon Says
From The42
# Simon Says

Zebo seals late bonus point for Munster in torrid Thomond Park conditions

Nov 14th 2015, 7:13 PM 12,316 Views 51 Comments

It wasn’t a night for free-flowing rugby in Limerick.

# match-report - Friday 13 November, 2015

Late brilliance from Brady leaves it all to play for as Ireland claim valuable away goal
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Late brilliance from Brady leaves it all to play for as Ireland claim valuable away goal

Nov 13th 2015, 9:44 PM 25,149 Views 43 Comments

The Norwich man scored a wonderful opener before Bosnia-Herzegovina hit back through Edin Dzeko.

# match-report - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies
# Kiwi Pride
From The42
# Kiwi Pride

Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies

Oct 31st 2015, 5:53 PM 16,364 Views 49 Comments

The 33-year-old signed off from Test rugby with a sublime performance.

Coutinho gives Mourinho Halloween horror show
# Mixed Fortunes
From The42
# Mixed Fortunes

Coutinho gives Mourinho Halloween horror show

Oct 31st 2015, 3:01 PM 8,566 Views 11 Comments

The Brazilian claimed a brace as the Reds secured a deserved win at Stamford Bridge.

# match-report - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina
# Into The Final
From The42
# Into The Final

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina

Oct 25th 2015, 6:14 PM 5,902 Views 20 Comments

Michael Cheika’s men outscored the Pumas four tries to nil.

# match-report - Saturday 24 October, 2015

All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot

Oct 24th 2015, 6:05 PM 7,461 Views 9 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men took their two try-scoring chances wonderfully well.

# match-report - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Ireland imperious and come out on top of brutal clash with France
# Rwc 15
From The42
# Rwc 15

Ireland imperious and come out on top of brutal clash with France

Oct 11th 2015, 6:41 PM 61,957 Views 145 Comments

Job done.

# match-report - Saturday 3 October, 2015

England crash out of World Cup after Wallabies rip up Twickenham
# Swing Very Low
From The42
# Swing Very Low

England crash out of World Cup after Wallabies rip up Twickenham

Oct 3rd 2015, 9:58 PM 45,708 Views 202 Comments

Stuart Lancaster will come under serious pressure after a second defeat at Twickenham.

Bonus point win and resurgence of a spark for Leinster
# Leinstertainment
From The42
# Leinstertainment

Bonus point win and resurgence of a spark for Leinster

Oct 3rd 2015, 4:21 PM 8,879 Views 67 Comments

The offloads from Leo Cullen’s men brought the RDS to its feet.

# match-report - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

'We just ran out of energy': Second half proves too much for Japan against slick Scotland
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

'We just ran out of energy': Second half proves too much for Japan against slick Scotland

Sep 23rd 2015, 5:06 PM 6,819 Views 11 Comments

Japan gave Scotland plenty to worry about in the opening 50 minutes, but ended up conceding five tries.

# match-report - Monday 7 September, 2015

Northern Ireland salvage late draw after Chris Baird picks up bizarre red card
# Momentum
From The42
# Momentum

Northern Ireland salvage late draw after Chris Baird picks up bizarre red card

Sep 7th 2015, 10:07 PM 11,893 Views 11 Comments

Kyle Lafferty’s strike gave Windsor Park plenty to shout about.

Thomas Muller inspires Germany to victory in Scotland
# Dankeschön
From The42
# Dankeschön

Thomas Muller inspires Germany to victory in Scotland

Sep 7th 2015, 9:44 PM 9,903 Views 19 Comments

Poland, meanwhile, rattled eight past Gibraltar.

# match-report - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Ireland suffer Twickenham defeat after dire first half against England From The42

Ireland suffer Twickenham defeat after dire first half against England

Sep 5th 2015, 4:43 PM 27,518 Views 46 Comments

Paul O’Connell’s side lost out to a strong effort from the English.