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#Second best

# second-best - Friday 30 September, 2022

Connacht slip to another URC defeat as Bulls prove too strong in Pretoria
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Connacht slip to another URC defeat as Bulls prove too strong in Pretoria

Fri 7:44 PM 10,634 Views 22 Comments

Andy Friend’s side fell to a 28-14 defeat at Loftus Versfeld.

# second-best - Friday 24 June, 2022

France sweep to bonus-point win on a tough night for the Ireland U20s
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France sweep to bonus-point win on a tough night for the Ireland U20s

Jun 24th 2022, 9:04 PM 32,773 Views 2 Comments

Riche Murphy’s men struggled to compete with a superb French team.

# second-best - Friday 10 June, 2022

'Across the board, we just weren't quite there today'
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'Across the board, we just weren't quite there today'

Jun 10th 2022, 11:21 PM 13,144 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen admitted Leinster came up short in terms of their accuracy and execution against the Bulls tonight.

# second-best - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Sheehan: Champions Cup final defeat 'a hard one to get the head around'
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Sheehan: Champions Cup final defeat 'a hard one to get the head around'

Jun 1st 2022, 7:00 AM 4,950 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster hooker says it’s been tough to digest Saturday’s loss to La Rochelle in Marseille.

# second-best - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Van Graan 'incredibly disappointed' after Munster fall short against Leinster again
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Van Graan 'incredibly disappointed' after Munster fall short against Leinster again

May 21st 2022, 10:56 PM 20,065 Views 25 Comments

Meanwhile Leo Cullen admitted he was pleased with how his young squad managed the occasion.

# second-best - Sunday 24 April, 2022

England power up to maul Ireland with 11-try victory in Six Nations
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England power up to maul Ireland with 11-try victory in Six Nations

Apr 24th 2022, 2:14 PM 14,338 Views 27 Comments

Greg McWilliams’ side showed grit in the first half but England ran in 11 tries in total.

# second-best - Monday 26 July, 2021

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
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Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut

Jul 26th 2021, 3:37 AM 14,933 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.

# second-best - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Wales' season ends with disappointing defeat to impressive Pumas
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Wales' season ends with disappointing defeat to impressive Pumas

Jul 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 7,589 Views 5 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s men struggled against Argentina in the sun in Cardiff.

# second-best - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Harry Maguire accepts Man United were not good enough
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Harry Maguire accepts Man United were not good enough

Dec 9th 2020, 9:13 AM 5,576 Views 15 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost 3-2 at RB Leipzig to finish third in Group H following the clash in Germany.

# second-best - Sunday 22 November, 2020

England are a better team than Ireland and more work is needed to close the gap
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England are a better team than Ireland and more work is needed to close the gap

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 34,376 Views 34 Comments

Andy Farrell and his coaches must remedy the lineout and breakdown issues that hurt them yesterday.

# second-best - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Tielemans and Mertens strike as Belgium end England's Nations League hopes
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Tielemans and Mertens strike as Belgium end England's Nations League hopes

Nov 15th 2020, 10:01 PM 8,214 Views 2 Comments

Defeat ends England’s hopes of reaching a second successive Nations League finals.

# second-best - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions
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Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 62,882 Views 144 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

# second-best - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'
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Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'

Oct 19th 2019, 7:55 PM 9,656 Views 41 Comments

The New Zealander also lamented the shorter turnaround the team had to manage between their final pool game and the quarter-final.

# second-best - Monday 13 May, 2019

'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'
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'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'

May 13th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,619 Views 55 Comments

Leinster left Newcastle with a few regrets but feeling they had got close to Saracens.

# second-best - Monday 19 November, 2018

All Blacks depart Dublin after being 'manipulated' by clever Ireland
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All Blacks depart Dublin after being 'manipulated' by clever Ireland

Nov 19th 2018, 9:02 AM 30,663 Views 20 Comments

‘We’re still stuck between the old way and the new way.’

# second-best - Sunday 24 June, 2018

All Blacks and November next in Schmidt's sights as Ireland's success rolls on
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All Blacks and November next in Schmidt's sights as Ireland's success rolls on

Jun 24th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,514 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland head coach is heading home to New Zealand for a few weeks of rest.

# second-best - Monday 28 May, 2018

Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France
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Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France

May 28th 2018, 10:09 PM 29,714 Views 48 Comments

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were enough to hand a dominant French side victory in Paris tonight.

# second-best - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence
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Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Sep 10th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,807 Views 27 Comments

Pat Lam’s men gave up a bonus point again in Galway.

Leinster beaten as Seymour runs in 4 tries for Glasgow
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Leinster beaten as Seymour runs in 4 tries for Glasgow

Sep 10th 2016, 5:17 PM 12,094 Views 28 Comments

Rob Kearney, Josh van der Flier and Zane Kirchner all scored for the province but it couldn’t prevent a 33-25 loss at Scotstoun Stadium.

# second-best - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Lukaku double helps Belgium to victory over Ireland at Euro 2016
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Lukaku double helps Belgium to victory over Ireland at Euro 2016

Jun 18th 2016, 4:00 PM 13,097 Views 54 Comments

The Boys in Green were on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in Bordeaux.

# second-best - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Ireland's women lose out to the French in front of 11,158 in Perpignan
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Ireland's women lose out to the French in front of 11,158 in Perpignan

Feb 13th 2016, 10:34 PM 21,328 Views 24 Comments

The Girls in Green were defeated 18-6 in the Six Nations tonight.

# second-best - Monday 2 November, 2015

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey
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Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey

Nov 2nd 2015, 10:10 AM 3,239 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster boss says his team can close the gap on the All Blacks by playing them frequently.

# second-best - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC
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Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC

Jul 12th 2015, 2:10 AM 9,738 Views 7 Comments

John Howard overcame the Dubliner at UFC 189.

# second-best - Monday 14 July, 2014

'Nothing can console me' laments Messi as world slips through Argentina's hands
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'Nothing can console me' laments Messi as world slips through Argentina's hands

Jul 14th 2014, 3:10 PM 5,815 Views 7 Comments

The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.

# second-best - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Double bogey derails Michael Hoey's bid for €240,000 European Tour win
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Double bogey derails Michael Hoey's bid for €240,000 European Tour win

Mar 2nd 2014, 2:33 PM 2,656 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Irishman was well placed to challenge eventual winner Ross Fisher at the Tshwane Open until he ran afoul of the 12th.

# second-best - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Opinion: Ireland call-ups and lack of signings to hobble Ulster's title ambitions
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Opinion: Ireland call-ups and lack of signings to hobble Ulster's title ambitions

Aug 13th 2013, 4:41 PM 3,501 Views 6 Comments

The province’s emergence as league and Heineken Cup contenders will stretch Mark Anscombe’s squad this season.

# second-best - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win
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Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win

Oct 3rd 2012, 3:44 PM 718 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in a confident mood after disposing of Australia at the weekend.

# second-best - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Match Report: Mandzukic on the double for Croatia
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Match Report: Mandzukic on the double for Croatia

Jun 10th 2012, 10:08 PM 2,297 Views 11 Comments

Two goals from the Wolfsburg striker resigned Ireland to defeat in their first Euro 2012 fixture.