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#Rainbow Cup

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Benetton beat the Bulls to become the first Italian club to win a major trophy
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

Benetton beat the Bulls to become the first Italian club to win a major trophy

Jun 19th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,206 Views 25 Comments

The Treviso club scored five tries to defeat South Africa’s Bulls 35-8 and win the inaugural Rainbow Cup.

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8

Jun 12th 2021, 1:52 PM 19,769 Views 25 Comments

The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 11 June, 2021

Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory
# Fan-tastic
From The42
# Fan-tastic

Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory

Jun 11th 2021, 10:05 PM 26,589 Views 36 Comments

Leinster defeated Dragons 38-7 at the RDS tonight in front of 1200 fans.

Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre
# One-sided
From The42
# One-sided

Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:07 PM 24,730 Views 29 Comments

Gavin Coombes capped a dominant performance with four tries.

Leinster keep one eye on the future as veterans set for low-key exit
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Leinster keep one eye on the future as veterans set for low-key exit

Jun 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,184 Views 0 Comments

The province bring their season to a close with a home game against Dragons.

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy
# Final Outing
From The42
# Final Outing

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy

Jun 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,212 Views 7 Comments

Johann van Graan has selected a strong matchday 23 for the province’s final game of the campaign.

# rainbow-cup - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Benetton qualify for Rainbow Cup final due to Covid cases in the Ospreys
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Benetton qualify for Rainbow Cup final due to Covid cases in the Ospreys

Jun 9th 2021, 10:18 AM 12,836 Views 38 Comments

Munster and Glasgow have missed out on a place in the decider.

# rainbow-cup - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Munster could miss out with Benetton's crucial Rainbow Cup clash in doubt
# Qualifier
From The42
# Qualifier

Munster could miss out with Benetton's crucial Rainbow Cup clash in doubt

Jun 8th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,395 Views 28 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men have hopes of securing a place in the decider in Italy.

'I’d rather players concentrate on playing rugby' - Lancaster wants captain's challenge binned
# Captain's Challenge
From The42
# Captain's Challenge

'I’d rather players concentrate on playing rugby' - Lancaster wants captain's challenge binned

Jun 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,349 Views 2 Comments

Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster wants to see the captain’s challenge scrapped.

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Ian Madigan lands a last-minute penalty as Ulster secure dramatic win
# Mad Game
From The42
# Mad Game

Ian Madigan lands a last-minute penalty as Ulster secure dramatic win

Jun 5th 2021, 7:36 PM 29,903 Views 25 Comments

Ulster defeated Edinburgh 34-31 in their final Rainbow Cup game of the season.

'We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better'
# Niggle
From The42
# Niggle

'We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better'

Jun 5th 2021, 7:15 AM 9,683 Views 23 Comments

Leo Cullen is looking for Leinster to end their season with one last big performance at the RDS.

Ulster ready to pull shutters down on long season with trip to Edinburgh
# Last Orders
From The42
# Last Orders

Ulster ready to pull shutters down on long season with trip to Edinburgh

Jun 5th 2021, 6:52 AM 2,082 Views 2 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side take on the Scots in their final game of the Rainbow Cup.

'They will be successful wherever they go because they're good people'
# See Ya Later
From The42
# See Ya Later

'They will be successful wherever they go because they're good people'

Jun 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,376 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Carolan and Jimmy Duffy’s time with Connacht came to an end last night.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 4 June, 2021

Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final

Jun 4th 2021, 10:22 PM 35,517 Views 53 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men came up short in Scotstoun.

Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys
# Happy Ending
From The42
# Happy Ending

Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,447 Views 22 Comments

Caolin Blade was outstanding as Andy Friend’s men deservedly beat the Welsh visitors.

Madigan at out-half among seven changes for Ulster's final game of the season
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

Madigan at out-half among seven changes for Ulster's final game of the season

Jun 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 5,314 Views 8 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side face Edinburgh tomorrow.

Connacht's Abraham Papali'i handed four-week ban over Benetton red card
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Connacht's Abraham Papali'i handed four-week ban over Benetton red card

Jun 4th 2021, 11:50 AM 3,895 Views 12 Comments

The New Zealander was dismissed for a high tackle during last weekend’s loss in Treviso.

Leinster in last chance saloon needing a win to keep Rainbow hopes alive
# Do-or-die
From The42
# Do-or-die

Leinster in last chance saloon needing a win to keep Rainbow hopes alive

Jun 4th 2021, 7:02 AM 5,885 Views 10 Comments

Leo Cullen’s team take on Glasgow Warriors tonight in the Rainbow Cup.

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
# Season Finale
From The42
# Season Finale

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 6:45 AM 2,538 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.

# rainbow-cup - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Ulster down to the 'bare bones' but youngsters can catch Farrell's eye
# End Of The Rainbow
From The42
# End Of The Rainbow

Ulster down to the 'bare bones' but youngsters can catch Farrell's eye

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:49 AM 5,717 Views 4 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side conclude their season with this Saturday’s game against Edinburgh.

# rainbow-cup - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season

Jun 1st 2021, 3:44 PM 4,038 Views 2 Comments

Eric O’Sullivan has also been ruled out of the clash with Edinburgh.

'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'
# Papa
From The42
# Papa

'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'

Jun 1st 2021, 2:30 PM 13,341 Views 11 Comments

Abraham Papali’i has been red carded three times for high tackles since joining Connacht.

'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players
# Still In The Mix
From The42
# Still In The Mix

'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players

Jun 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 11,062 Views 3 Comments

McBryde will be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team in South Africa.

# rainbow-cup - Monday 31 May, 2021

Edinburgh report positive Covid case but Ulster game still set to go ahead
# Tests
From The42
# Tests

Edinburgh report positive Covid case but Ulster game still set to go ahead

May 31st 2021, 2:16 PM 2,197 Views 1 Comment

Ulster have also had to deal with Covid cases over the past week.

'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'

May 31st 2021, 12:39 PM 14,225 Views 25 Comments

Munster had a successful captain’s challenge at the death against Cardiff Blues.

# rainbow-cup - Sunday 30 May, 2021

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'

May 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,378 Views 16 Comments

The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and Lions are due to join European rugby next season – what lies ahead?

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final

May 29th 2021, 7:41 PM 34,861 Views 45 Comments

The Italian side are now one win away from a place in their first ever final.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 28 May, 2021

Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap
# Rainbow Cup
From The42
# Rainbow Cup

Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap

May 28th 2021, 1:05 PM 5,638 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Bentton on Saturday.

Munster are a frustrating team but they'll still reach Rainbow Cup final
# Rainbow Cup
From The42
# Rainbow Cup

Munster are a frustrating team but they'll still reach Rainbow Cup final

May 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,024 Views 20 Comments

Munster face Cardiff at Thomond Park tonight in the Rainbow Cup.

# rainbow-cup - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19
# Called Off
From The42
# Called Off

Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19

May 27th 2021, 7:28 PM 7,291 Views 10 Comments

The four players in question are currently asymptomatic.

Italy confirmed as hosts for Rainbow Cup final
# At The End Of A Rainbow
From The42
# At The End Of A Rainbow

Italy confirmed as hosts for Rainbow Cup final

May 27th 2021, 11:25 AM 4,235 Views 4 Comments

1,000 supporters will be permitted to attend the game.

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'
# Stalwart
From The42
# Stalwart

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'

May 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,561 Views 2 Comments

Denis Buckley will become the third member of Connacht’s 200 Club this weekend.

# rainbow-cup - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

'Guys come through and guys leave, that's just the nature of clubs'
# Cronin
From The42
# Cronin

'Guys come through and guys leave, that's just the nature of clubs'

May 26th 2021, 7:15 AM 13,596 Views 26 Comments

Graham Rowntree says Munster have the resources to deal with the departure of loosehead prop James Cronin.

# rainbow-cup - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return

May 25th 2021, 1:07 PM 6,977 Views 4 Comments

The centre hasn’t played since his red card for Ireland during the Six Nations.

# rainbow-cup - Monday 17 May, 2021

'He's probably been the form lock in the northern hemisphere over the last couple of seasons'
# Cheese
From The42
# Cheese

'He's probably been the form lock in the northern hemisphere over the last couple of seasons'

May 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,626 Views 43 Comments

Leo Cullen was full of praise for James Ryan after the lock’s excellent display against Ulster.

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'He's going to be a hugely important player for the club' - Doris makes his mark on Leinster return From The42

'He's going to be a hugely important player for the club' - Doris makes his mark on Leinster return

May 15th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,292 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old played the full 80 minutes on his return from injury on Friday night.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 14 May, 2021

McFarland: Henshaw decision not decisive factor in defeat to Leinster
# Splitting Opinion
From The42
# Splitting Opinion

McFarland: Henshaw decision not decisive factor in defeat to Leinster

May 14th 2021, 11:55 PM 15,546 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster centre avoided a card for his tackle on Robert Baloucoune.

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat
# Strength In Depth
From The42
# Strength In Depth

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat

May 14th 2021, 10:15 PM 27,340 Views 63 Comments

Tried from Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw helped Leo Cullen’s side come from behind to win at the RDS.

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
# Fiery
From The42
# Fiery

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster

May 14th 2021, 8:21 PM 42,588 Views 102 Comments

Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.

Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue
# Mark Your Diary
From The42
# Mark Your Diary

Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue

May 14th 2021, 4:08 PM 18,636 Views 16 Comments

A host stadium is yet to be confirmed, with more details set to be announced next week.

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