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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Regrets

This year
'I had no idea' – Gatland would have swerved Wales return if he'd known of issues
Welsh rugby has been rocked by a number of issues ahead of this year’s World Cup.
Last year
Ange Postecoglou rues missed chances after Celtic lose to Real Madrid
The hosts passed up a few opportunities before the Spanish giants scored three goals in the second half.
‘It's so difficult to come down here and win. That was our opportunity and we let it slip’
Ulster coach Dan McFarland laments his side’s loss to Munster last night.
All time
'It's always been in my head that I wasn't good enough' - Beirne
The Ireland international wasn’t happy with how the Lions tour worked out for him.
Lots of Lions regrets but Boks deserving winners of strange series
A tense and dramatic finale in Cape Town saw the 2021 tour end on a high.
Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster speaks of regrets during time as North's leader
Foster said the coronavirus pandemic changed the administration’s course.
'The big games we've lost in the past, it never really leaves you'
Leinster hooker James Tracy reflects on the province’s Champions Cup loss to La Rochelle.
'You don’t move on from this quickly. It was a chance to be in a European final'
Dan McFarland felt Ulster’s kicking game in the third quarter cost them in Leicester.
'We'll look back and think ‘this is one that got away'' - Beating England won't paper over cracks for Sexton
The Ireland captain also stressed the team must manage the emotion of CJ Stander’s last cap appropriately.
Gregor Townsend laments lost momentum after Ireland beat them again
Ireland have not lost to Scotland since 2017.
Wales see off 14 man Ireland
Ireland kick off their Six Nations campaign with a 21-16 defeat to Wales after Peter O’Mahony gets red carded.
Leipzig blow chance to knock Bayern off top of Bundesliga
For the second consecutive Saturday, Leipzig missed out on first place.
'Clearly it was a mistake' - Celtic chief apologises for club’s controversial trip to Dubai
‘Things haven’t gone the way we wanted to and the outcome is clearly very regrettable,’ says Peter Lawwell.
'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.
'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend
The western province had a late, late chance to grab a win against Munster.
'We did some dumb stuff, I'm annoyed, cranky, frustrated'
Connacht coach Andy Friend says he is annoyed by the mistakes which led to his side losing 27-18 in Galway tonight.
'We've lost at home - that's not something we're used to. I'm really frustrated'
After losing for the first time this season, Ulster are already behind the eight ball in terms of making the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup.
'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.
Selection calls, getting 'spooked', scrum woes - Leinster left with regrets
Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster will be self-critical in reviewing their side’s defeat to Saracens.
'A mistake' - Thiem apologises for behaviour in the ill-fated Adria Tour
The world number three has tested negative for Covid-19 five times since leaving the Balkans.
'Who asks to leave Manchester United? I look back and wonder if I was insane. Did I go mad?'
Mark Wilson was on the fringes at Old Trafford and left under a cloud. Up until recently, he was still anxious about ever going back.
'We burnt a lot of fuel there for no reward' - Friend rues Connacht's missed opportunities
Ulster came out on top in the interpro showdown.
Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens
Saracens boss Mark McCall praised the visiting team’s defence at Allianz Park
'They went back to the conservative approach' - Nacewa on Schmidt's Ireland
The former Leinster captain feels the belief was sapped from Joe Schmidt’s squad in 2019.
'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'
Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.
'We’re going to have to stay tight. There will be a lot of questions from the outside'
Ireland played into Japan’s hands in their shock 19-12 defeat to Japan.
Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay
The forward reflected on his side’s entertaining draw against the Asian outfit as ‘bittersweet’ and wants to see the mistakes corrected.
'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'
Leinster left Newcastle with a few regrets but feeling they had got close to Saracens.
'It's not a good decision to box kick it when you cough up a 10-3 lead'
Leinster opted to keep the ball in play at the end of the first half and conceded a try.
Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster
Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.
'At the final whistle I just closed the eyes and said, ‘What was I doing?''
Winning the four-in-a-row with Scotstown helped Rory Beggan recover from Monaghan’s All-Ireland semi-final exit to Tyrone.
'A little ticked off at myself for sure:' Woods laments missed opportunity at The Open
A 15th major win proved elusive for Tiger Woods at Carnoustie.
Federer bemoans missed chances as Wimbledon defence ends in disappointment
Roger Federer lost out to Kevin Anderson in a five-set thriller at the quarter-final stage.
Michael Ryan ends ban and confirms he'll speak to the media going forward
The Tipperary boss has explained the pre-planned media blackout and shared his regret.
Munster positive about POM's ankle but frustrated at missed chance
Johann van Graan is content that Munster’s destiny is in their own hands ahead of next weekend.
FBI translator married Islamic State fighter she was hired to spy on
According to CNN, he was Denis Cuspert, a notorious ex-rapper.
'We would've loved to have seen how close we could've got to Saracens'
Johnny Sexton sees Leinster’s European season as one of progress.
Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early
Robinson said it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President.
'Thomond Park, Connacht v Munster... That would have been some day'
Connacht captain John Muldoon will watch Toulouse’s trip with some regrets.
Eddie Alvarez says he was 'stupid and foolish', and Conor McGregor made him pay
Alvarez’s decision to abandon gameplan left him at McGregor’s mercy.