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#Match Report

# match-report - Saturday 16 April, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Friday 15 April, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 9 April, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 2 April, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Friday 11 March, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Sunday 6 March, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 13 February, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Friday 5 February, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 23 January, 2016

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

Ulster give themselves quarter-final chance with hammering of Oyonnax

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

# match-report - Saturday 16 January, 2016

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

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

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

# match-report - Sunday 3 January, 2016

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

Mayo survive NUI Galway comeback as Rochford begins reign with win

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

# match-report - Sunday 27 December, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 19 December, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 12 December, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 21 November, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 14 November, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Friday 13 November, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 31 October, 2015

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

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

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

From The42 Coutinho gives Mourinho Halloween horror show Mixed Fortunes

Coutinho gives Mourinho Halloween horror show

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

# match-report - Sunday 25 October, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Saturday 24 October, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Sunday 11 October, 2015

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

# match-report - Saturday 3 October, 2015

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

England crash out of World Cup after Wallabies rip up Twickenham

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

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

Bonus point win and resurgence of a spark for Leinster

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

# match-report - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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

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

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

# match-report - Monday 7 September, 2015

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

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

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

From The42 Thomas Muller inspires Germany to victory in Scotland Dankeschön

Thomas Muller inspires Germany to victory in Scotland

Poland, meanwhile, rattled eight past Gibraltar.

# match-report - Saturday 5 September, 2015

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

Ireland suffer Twickenham defeat after dire first half against England

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

# match-report - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From The42 Sligo a bit out of the red after sharing spoils with Shamrock Rovers Goal Difference

Sligo a bit out of the red after sharing spoils with Shamrock Rovers

Gary McCabe came back to haunt his old club and deny them victory.

From The42 O'Sullivan's clinical strike shoots down Seagulls Talk Of The Town

O'Sullivan's clinical strike shoots down Seagulls

The Longford stalwart made the difference to earn his side all three points.

# match-report - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From The42 Impressive Zebo helps Schmidt's Ireland to hard-fought win over Scotland Scrappy Affair

Impressive Zebo helps Schmidt's Ireland to hard-fought win over Scotland

The Irish performance was a scrappy one as they showed signs of summer rust.

# match-report - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland make powerful start to World Cup prep with victory in Wales Dominant

Schmidt's Ireland make powerful start to World Cup prep with victory in Wales

Injury worries over Andrew Trimble and Tommy O’Donnell cast a shadow over the win.

# match-report - Monday 3 August, 2015

From The42 Eimear Scally inspires Cork to eighth All-Ireland minor A title Match Report

Eimear Scally inspires Cork to eighth All-Ireland minor A title

Scally, one of Cork’s goalscorer’s in last year’s sensational senior final fightback against Dublin, scored 0-5 to claim a minor medal at Semple Stadium.

From The42 Tynan takes Tipp into All-Ireland minor football semi-final Premier

Tynan takes Tipp into All-Ireland minor football semi-final

The former schools rugby star scored 1-5 in today’s win over Galway.

# match-report - Sunday 28 June, 2015

From The42 Sligo's nightmare season has plunged to a new low as Bray defeat leaves them in red zone Bit O'bother

Sligo's nightmare season has plunged to a new low as Bray defeat leaves them in red zone

Without a manager and without a win in four outings now.

# match-report - Saturday 27 June, 2015

From The42 Cameos of Murphy brilliance enough to help Donegal squeeze past Derry in Ulster semi-final Sub Par

Cameos of Murphy brilliance enough to help Donegal squeeze past Derry in Ulster semi-final

Martin O’Reilly scored the goal that edged Donegal into another provincial decider against Monaghan.

# match-report - Saturday 20 June, 2015

From The42 Miserable day for Laois compounded as Galway run riot in Tullamore Demolition

Miserable day for Laois compounded as Galway run riot in Tullamore

The Tribesmen will face Kilkenny or Wexford in the Leinster decider at Croke Park.

# match-report - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From The42 Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay Tbilisi Cup

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay

Captain Rhys Ruddock lasted only 20 minutes before being replaced due to injury.