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# Heineken Cup
O'Driscoll loses race to regain fitness for Wembley
The Leinster centre can’t recover from his hamstring injury in time to face Saracens tomorrow at England’s football HQ.
# Ban
Tuitupou gets three week suspension
Munster left without their All Black star for three weeks.
# Challenge Cup
Connacht recall mainliners to play Bayonne
5 first teamers recalled for Challenge Cup pool match.
# Heineken Cup
Munster include Flannery in squad
Crisis for Munster as Tuitupou could miss Toulon match (pending citation hearing) leaving Tony McGahan’s side with a shortage in the back line.
# Heineken Cup
O'Driscoll could still recover for Wembley tie
The hamstrung Leinster centre may be fit to play against Saracens at England’s footballing HQ on Saturday.
# Challenge Cup
Connacht fall on Italian sword
# Heineken Cup
Dream Heineken Cup opener as Leinster beat off Racing Metro
Leinster emerge victorious after thrilling Heineken Cup match against French nouveau-riche.
# Heineken Cup
Ulster overcome Aironi to kick off European campaign
# Munster Rugby
Munster dealt O'Leary blow
The scrum-half will be out for the next eight weeks with a thumb injury.
# Heineken Cup
Horan insists Munster remain a force
Marcus Horan acknowledges Munster are getting old but says the drive is still there
# Munster Rugby
Lifeimi Mafi suspended for seven weeks
The Munster centre is banned after an IRFU disciplinary hearing says his high tackle was unacceptable.
# Heineken Cup
Munster name Earls in squad
Mafi’s inclusion hinges on citation hearing, but Earls is back in the squad to play London Irish.
# Heineken Cup
Ulster squad for Aironi named, as Cunningham retirement is announced
Ulster name similar squad for Heineken Cup match against Italians while Bryn Cunningham announces retirement.
# Challenge Cup
Elwood ready for Italian unknowns
Connacht manager readies troops for match against European rugby newcomers Cavalieri Prato.
# Magners League
Mafi's citation could rule him out of Heineken Cup opener
Citing complaint against Munster centre for high tackles on Gordon D’Arcy and Rob Kearney.
# Magners League
Aviva stadium gears up for Leinster versus Munster
Will the cross-country derby provide the Aviva stadium with its first truly memorable match?
# Magners League
No surprises in Munster team for Leinster clash
No major changes in the Munster side as captain Dennis Leamy says only recent form counts on Saturday.
# Magners League
Leinster will make late call on Sexton
Leinster will wait on the fitness of Jonathan Sexton as Brian O’Driscoll says the onus is on the players to improve.
# Magners League
Connacht struck by the Blues in Cardiff
Cardiff Blues sit atop the Magners League after an unconvincing 22-6 victory over Connacht in the Welsh capital last night.
# Magners League
Connacht and Ulster name squads for weekends
Connacht may recall Johnny O’Connor and Aidan Wynne, while Ruan Pienaar could feature for Ulster
# Magners League
Munster name squad for crunch Leinster match
McGahan says Munster won’t underestimate under-strength Leinster.
# Springboks
De Villiers to remain as Springbok chief
The outspoken and sometimes controversial coach will keep command until the 2011 Rugby World Cup at the very least.
# Rugby League
Rugby League player found dead
Former Great Britain Rugby League star Terry Newton was found dead at his Manchester home on Sunday after leaving a goodbye message on his Facebook page.
# Poll
Brian O'Driscoll is Ireland's most popular sports star
BOD number one for second year in a row, fending off Padraig Harrington, Roy Keane and Sonia O’Sullivan.
# Magners League
Magners League Meltdown
Connacht and Ulster ready the troops ahead of inter-provincial derby, Leinster miss Jonny again and Munster miss The Bull.
# Leinster rugby
Leinster's O'Brien cleared over Treviso gouging claim
# Rugby League
Ireland's Rugby League stars gear up for European Cup
Irish Rugby League squad named for European Cup with qualification for next year’s Four Nations on offer.
# Magners League
David Wallace named in Munster squad
John Hayes likely to participate, despite picking up back injury in training.
# Magners League
Ulster recall Wallace and Tuohy for Connacht calsh
Internationals come back but Pienaar must wait longer for his debut.
# Magners League
Stars near return for Leinster
Sexton and Toner could play on Friday, while Leo Cullen nears comeback. Rob Kearney could also make 100th Leinster appearance.
# Meltdown
Magners League Meltdown
Quinlan set for 200th cap, Leinster recall plethora of internationals, Trimble back for Red Hand and Connacht make a measly ONE change.
# Rugby World Cup
Revamped Americas Rugby Championship announced
A Churchill Cup-esque competition for Americas announced.
# Magners League
Madigan the Leinster hero, as Ulster show Aironi the Red Hand
It’s a good night for Leinster and Ulster in the Magners League as both march onward with wins under their belts.
# Magners League
Brave Connacht fall short in dying moments
# Magners League
Two out of two for recovering Munster
# Magners League
Ospreys point deduction suspended
Celtic Rugby agrees that Magners League Champions were short-handed against Ulster last season and postponement was justified.
# Magners League
Internationals return for Ulster
Wallace, Court and Henry all return for Ulster ahead of Aironi match.
# Magners League
Quinlan makes Munster team
McGahan names Ireland lock in starting XV after injury. O’Gara, O’Leary and O’Callaghan all on bench for Scottish sojourn.
# Magners League
Two newbies make Connacht squad
Back-row crisis calms down a bit with influx of youngsters.
# All Blacks
McCaw to set record for captaining All Blacks
No fewer than four records up for grabs as NZ face off against Aussies for Bledisloe Cup.