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# positives

This year
'I took the positives out of it' - Nathan Collins on being dropped by Wolves
The Irish defender has had a tough time at club level but is determined to come back stronger.
Farrell is right to be happy despite Ireland's imperfections in Rome
The Ireland head coach appreciates how his squad have managed an injury crisis.
Last year
Proud Ireland boss McWillams hails gap-closing Wales and looks to 'learnings' for France
‘As a coaching group and as a player group, we’ve got to own that performance. We all need to be collectively better.’
France in driving seat but Farrell 'unbelievably pleased' with Ireland's effort
The head coach praised the ‘character, fight, and want’ from his players in Paris.
All time
Leinster report four positive Covid-19 cases ahead of Bath clash
Tomorrow’s game is still set to go ahead at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland could be forced into changes after 'potential positive' Covid-19 test
It’s understood Iain Henderson and Rob Herring missed their team’s captain’s run today.
Larkham insists Munster are still evenly matched with Leinster
The southern province must now turn their attention to the visit of Toulouse.
'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'
Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.
'We were the better team' - Lampard on Liverpool loss
The Blues may have suffered another defeat at Stamford Bridge, but the coach is happy.
Pochettino hails Tottenham players as 'heroes' after Liverpool loss
Despite a last-gasp defeat on Sunday, the manager says his team deserve huge credit for their efforts this season.
Upbeat Henderson hoping Ulster can 'keep steering the ship in the right direction'
The northern province welcome Edinburgh to Kingspan Stadium tonight.
Play-off defeat always the hardest to swallow but Paul Dunne takes huge step forward
The Greystones golfer moves up to 20th in the Race to Dubai standings after earning a cheque for €277,770 in Morocco.
Schmidt frustrated at All Blacks defeat but views November as a success so far
The Ireland head coach rued the loss of three key men within the opening 22 minutes.
Changes in Ireland team were a 'risk' but Tierney applauds character of the players
Ireland women’s rugby team have more lessons to take from their second November Test.
Losing 'one of the finest athletes' in Meath to the AFL but hope for the future with McEntee
Colm O’Rourke was speaking after Simonstown Gaels exited the Leinster club SFC yesterday.
Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat
Ireland will feel they missed their best-ever chance to win a series in South Africa.
'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt
There are plenty of positives for an Ireland side that may be running on empty after a gruelling campaign.
'I think he could put serious pressure on Mike Ross' - Paul Wallace on Nathan White
Despite injury concerns elsewhere, Wallace feels Nathan White’s return is a big positive for Ireland.
'A season of lessons learned' - Munster confident they've made progress
Stand-in captain Denis Hurley admitted that Munster lost the Pro12 final with a desperately poor first half.
'We have to celebrate what we've achieved' - Connacht's Pat Lam
The western province will play Gloucester in the Champions Cup qualification play-offs next weekend.
Troubled Limerick can be a force if the club, fans and community unite
A former chief executive of the Premier Division club, John O’Sullivan looks at the Blues’ current position — on and off-the-field — in his latest column.
'There has been genuine growth in the group' - Leinster coach Matt O'Connor
The Australian points to the fact that Leinster now have a ‘broader’ group heading into next season.