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# Rivalry

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2022
# Rivalry
Leinster ride out the storm to escape from Belfast with a seven-point win
Ulster lost 20-13 to Leinster in round three of the URC this evening.
# Rivalry
Lewis Hamilton 'hates' losing to a teammate
George Russell is 34 points ahead of his more illustrious colleague in the standings.
# Rivalry
Mother of all rows as French Open quarter-finalists trade 'grow up', 'no respect' barbs
Holger Rune and Casper Ruud were involved in a tense encounter.
# Rivalry
Details for Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand finally confirmed
Andy Farrell is expected to bring a big squad with two further games still to be announced.
# rugby weekly extra
'The Leinster wins are nearly becoming too frequent for this to be a rivalry anymore'
The latest episode of Rugby Weekly Extra for members of The42 dug into Leinster’s win in Limerick.
All time
# Sidelined
Furlong set for Leinster return in coming weeks with the Six Nations looming
The Wexford man hasn’t played since the 2020 Six Nations last February.
# plans
'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.
# Rivalry
Dublin and Mayo to meet in 4th All-Ireland final in 8 seasons
And Dublin will clash with Cork in the All-Ireland ladies football decider for the fifth time in seven years.
# Rivalry
Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw
‘All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete…’
# Rivalry
'Leinster-Munster is huge... it's still the biggest game of the year'
Isa Nacewa and Ronan O’Gara look forward to the return of rugby in Ireland.
# Rivalry
'It says more about them' - Mourinho responds to Arsenal's social media jibe
The Gunners took to Facebook and poked fun at their neighbours’ defeat to Sheffield United.
# Rivalry
Defi Du Seuil sees off Un De Sceaux with stunning finish at Ascot
The gap this afternoon was considerably larger than that between the horses at Sandown last month.
# global season
Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen
The All Blacks boss was disappointed World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship was shot down.
# Rivalry
Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash
The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.
# Rivalry
O'Brien confirms Arizona on course to challenge Siskin for Phoenix Stakes
O’Brien could run as many as four of his finest at The Curragh.
# spicy
More Messi heartbreak as Firmino fires Brazil into Copa America final
The hosts won a feisty encounter against their arch rivals 2-0.
# Rivalry
Wimbledon champion Kerber wary of Serena shadow
Kerber won her third career major at the All England Club last year with victory over the American.
# Rivalry
'It wouldn’t be my kind of thing' - Coleman rising above Danish jibes
Elsewhere, Mick McCarthy confirmed his emails weren’t affected in the FAI hack.
# Gunners
Xhaka and Aubameyang on target as Arsenal hand Solskjaer first Premier League defeat
Unai Emery’s side reclaimed fourth spot at the Emirates with a decisive win in the race for a Champions League spot.
# Rivalry
'They are in much better form, everyone can see that': Liverpool skipper says Man United are a different beast
Jordan Henderson knows the Reds will be facing a different United side to the one they beat in December.
# Rivalry
Boca and River agree to prohibit away fans from Superclásico Libertadores final
There will be no visiting fans at either leg of the Copa Libertadores final following an agreement between the two clubs.
# show me your medals
'You can't take any medal for granted. There are players that go their whole career without getting to a cup final'
Now in his seventh season at Oriel Park, John Mountney looks ahead to Dundalk’s FAI Cup final against Cork City later today.
# Rivalry
All Blacks to return to Dublin in 2021, with Wallabies and Boks to come in 2020
The IRFU has confirmed high-profile opposition for the November Tests post-World Cup.
# Gesture
Class act: Arsene Wenger honoured by Fergie ahead of last game at Old Trafford
‘United against Arsenal was great for the game. It made the Premier League.’
# Rivalry
'If we're at it collectively I think we're the best team in the country'
Gearoid Morrissey has full confidence in his Cork City team-mates ahead of tonight’s clash with Dundalk.
# Bragging Rights
Rashford on the double as United remain second with defeat of Klopp's Reds
Jose Mourinho’s side kept their grip on second place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday.
# Derby Day
Old Firm primed for Scottish Cup as Celtic and Rangers drawn together in semi-final
The rivals will meet at Hampden Park in mid-April.
# Rivalry
'I can't buy six players for £100m' - Mourinho complains again about Man City spending power
Manchester United are currently 15 points behind the Premier League leaders.
# Rivalry
Vengeance in the biting December air as wounded Tigers fight for their lives
Matt O’Connor accused Munster of ‘cynical’ play while also suggesting Andrew Conway was responsible for Telusa Veainu’s broken jaw.
# Old Foes
Federer and Nadal edge closer to intriguing US Open semi-final meeting
The pair could face one another in Friday’s semi-final in New York.
# Bragging Rights
Ronaldo's topless celebration proves pretty costly though Real still beat Barca in El Clasico
The Portuguese had quite an eventful evening after being introduced as a second-half substitute.
# Rivalry
Donnchadh Walsh: 'It's very easy to become obsessed with Dublin'
Dublin are the only team to have beaten the Kingdom in the championship since Donegal did it in 2012.
# Rivalry
Celtic fans smashed my windows, recalls Old Firm veteran
Alex Rae grew up dreaming of playing for Rangers and ultimately fulfilled this ambition.
# Rivalry
Mourinho pleads with Man United and Liverpool fans to stop chanting about club tragedies
Ahead of their Premier League fixture on Monday, the Red Devils boss has pleaded with supporters to show respect.
# Rivalry
'There’s a bit of edge to these games' - Tonight's game in Cork could be the biggest of the season
But Daryl Horgan insists it’s not a revenge mission for Dundalk.
# up cavan
11 reasons why Cavan will always be better than Monaghan
There’s only one winner in this rivalry.
# shots fired
9 reasons why Ballina is way, way better than Castlebar
The battle of Mayo’s biggest towns.
# Rivalry
Rivalry just as fierce in the corners ahead of Frampton v Quigg
There’s no love lost between Joe Gallagher and the McGuigans.
# Rivalry
7 Ireland v Brazil battles that will be settled once and for all at UFC 194
It’s not this weekend’s headline fight that is on the line here.
# Rivalry
Ronaldo doesn't deserve to be a Ballon d'Or finalist - Dani Alves
Impartial Barcelona defender believes Messi and Neymar are world’s top two players.