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# must-win

This year
4 things Ireland must do to pull off 'performance of their lives' against Netherlands
Stephen Kenny and his players have acknowledged they must beat the Dutch tomorrow night to keep their qualification hopes alive.
Last year
Munster locked-and-loaded for massive night in Edinburgh
The Scots have named a strong side for this evening’s URC clash.
All time
Archer takes aim at Scarlets to keep Munster ahead of the pack in Conference A
The prop knows Glasgow breathing down their necks in the play-off race, so only a win will do against the 2017 champions.
Defeat to Cork could lead to a 'very short year for Tipp,' says two-time All-Star McGrath
Tipperary great Shane McGrath says that his county need a win this weekend to get some confidence back in the side.
Scannell and Munster determined to deliver more than half measures in final winter inter-pro
After falling short in in both of their seasonal derbies, Munster are back on home turf demanding a win.
Ultan Dillane back in Connacht training and may yet feature on Ireland tour
The 23-year-old lock has been sidelined for the past 10 weeks with a shoulder injury.
Ulster must step up European effort with dynamic Clermont in Belfast
Les Kiss’ men have reasons to be optimistic but Clermont have named a strong XV.
Ulster 'hurt' by Bordeaux collapse but could be boosted by Pienaar and Piutau for Exeter
Les Kiss has delivered some encouraging injury news for the northern province this afternoon.
'We’ve lost too many semi-finals over the last couple of years and I wasn’t losing another one'
Aidan O’Shea says the win over Tipperary was all that mattered.
Ireland women confident they can take the points on road to Euro 2017
Sue Ronan’s side need three points to stay in the race for next year’s Euros.
'I want to fight to the end' - Foley and Munster set for last stand in Thomond
The Scarlets come to Limerick on Saturday on the final day of the Pro12 regular season.
Here's the Scotland squad Ireland need to beat in next month's Euro 2016 clash
Charlie Adam has been included for next month’s crucial game in Dublin thanks to a fine run of form for his club.
Liverpool vs Basel, Champions League
Can Brendan Rodgers’ men advance to the last 16 tonight?
Opinion: Basel shootout could be make or break for Rodgers at Liverpool
The coach has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as his team’s form has declined immensely.
Shane Duffy on Coleman, Moyes, battling relegation and the Ireland U21 team's 'must-win' game
The Everton youngster has recently impressed at Yeovil.
Manny Pacquiao's fight next week could be his last
Pacquiao could retire and go into politics full-time if beaten by Brandon Rios on 24 November.
'Munster play best when their backs are to the wall' - David Wallace
The former Munster and Ireland flanker is surprised that CJ Stander is not in the starting line-up.
3 battles Leinster need to win to reach the Heineken Cup 1/4 finals
Scoring four tries would be a good start. Winning won be a perfect finalé.
O'Gara gets the nod for 4-try mission to Murrayfield
Munster coach Rob Penney has named a strong team for the Sunday clash with Edinburgh.
November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina
The Munster scrum-half has alerted his teammates to the attacking evolution in the Pumas’ play.
Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close
The Irish captain may be on to something here.
Pro12: Connacht expect international quartet to feature against Treviso
The western province are also hoping to have captain Gavin Duffy back for the visit of the Italians.
Ireland U21 squad announced, as King prepares for must-win games
The Ireland boss has acknowledged that the team cannot afford to lose either of their upcoming fixtures.