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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Quarter-Final

This year
Les Lacs du Connemara, boos for Macron, and avoiding France
Friday night at Stade de France showed how much Fabien Galthié’s team are adored.
Derry suffer second penalty shootout loss in three days
St Patrick’s Athletic are through to the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup.
Chiefs and Crusaders book Super Rugby semi-final berths
Flyhalf Damian McKenzie landed all seven shots at goal in a 19-point performance.
Last year
Moore the only change as Ulster team to take on Munster is named
Scrum-half John Cooney will make his 100th appearance for the province on Friday.
Munster's O'Mahony and Coombes return for URC quarter-final tie with Ulster
The provinces meet at Kingspan Stadium tomorrow evening.
'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'
Munster hooker Niall Scannell took some pride in his side’s performance in defeat to Toulouse.
Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic
It was a cruel ending for Munster following a stunning clash at the Aviva Stadium.
Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse
More than 37,500 tickets have been sold for this Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin.
Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap
Johann van Graan has gone for a settled-looking team with Munster missing several forwards through injury.
Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final
Leo Cullen’s men travel to face Leicester this Saturday.
Beirne and Conway unlikely to be fit for Munster's European quarter-final against Toulouse
‘We’ll wait on next week and see if they’re available or not, but at the moment they’re not,’ said defence coach JP Ferreira.
'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.
All time
French Open quarter-finalist 'locked herself away, cried' before match
Barbora Krejcikova, ranked 33 in the world, defeated America’s Sloane Stephens, the 2018 runner-up in Paris.
Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row
Leo Cullen’s men didn’t play last weekend after their clash with Toulon was cancelled.
'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse
The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens
Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.
'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose
The Leinster centre rued his side’s poor performance in the first half against Saracens.
'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'
Leinster boss Leo Cullen had major regrets over his side’s first-half showing against Saracens.
'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown
The England second row will be a key man as Sarries look to cause an upset in Dublin.
Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster
Leo Cullen’s men have a score to settle after last year’s Champions Cup final.
Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo
The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.
Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo
‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.
'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen
The All Blacks boss pointed out that his team had experience of winning World Cup knock-out games.
All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final
‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.
Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'
The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.
Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales
Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.
The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.
'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.
Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?
It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.
Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks
The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.
Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes
Former All Black half-back Justin Marshall says Joe Schmidt’s men have failed to reach the standards they set in recent years.
Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks
Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.
Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland
The Kiwis have opted for Codie Taylor at hooker ahead of Dane Coles.
Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks
Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.
Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks
‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’
O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.
All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final
Attack coach Ian Foster wasn’t interested in discussing Andy Farrell’s defensive success against the Kiwis.
All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan
Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.
Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'
The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.
'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.