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JVG 'most pleased by how players reacted with two minutes to go'
Munster conceded an inconsequential late try, but forced their way to a crucial 84th-minute bonus point.
'We’re waiting to kick into gear': Leinster up the ante ahead of Toulouse
Leo Cullen wants his side to lay down a marker against Glasgow Warriors today ahead of their Champions Cup semi-final.
Connacht continue to grow under Friend as they fight on two fronts
“We’ve got to keep both dreams alive and keep pushing for both.”
Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals
The defending champs secured top spot again with a win over Galwegians, while Old Belvedere defeated Blackrock to seal home advantage in the knockout round.
'It would mean a huge amount to win silverware': Semi-final date sharpens Munster minds
Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan know it will take improvements across the board to beat Leinster.
Van Graan not feeling the pressure as Munster gear up for season-defining week
The southern province host red-hot Edinburgh in the Pro14 quarter-finals.
Limerick and Galway advance to last four as camogie league semi-final pairings confirmed
There are two mouth-watering ties in store.
Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup
A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.
The final four! We now know who will play who in the Pro12 play-offs
The semi-finals take place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.
More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12
Today’s inter-pros aren’t going to be the most heated clashes ever, but they will have a big bearing on the season.
Can PSG's Spanish boss upset Barca? What to look out for in the Champions League last-16
The knockout stages are here and Borussia Dortmund play in Portugal tonight, while Arsenal take on Bayern Munich and Real Madrid host Napoli tomorrow.
Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures
We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.
'It's like going back to pre-season' - Cullen wary of disrupting rhythm after Six Nations
After a week off, Leinster are settling back into preparation for a crucial set of fixtures in their season.
'The coaches and players have put their heads down, bums up and really worked hard'
Hard work is paying off for Leinster as they head into the final stretch with silverware on their mind.
This unreal back-handed interception couldn't stop the Vikings beating Green Bay
Here’s what the NFL post-season is going to look like after week 17 came to a close.
It's a crucial weekend in the relegation scrap and here's 5 Premier League talking points
Can Leicester put the ostrich antics behind them and edge closer to safety?
Power ranking the 9 best Heineken Cup semi finals
Time for the Champions Cup to add to the list.
Botha return the one big positive for Munster after Ulster debacle
The South African prop has not played since the loss to Toulon, but should bolster the front row for Friday’s semi-final against Glasgow.
'I could play them today': Heaslip raring to go up against Toulon
The number eight can’t get enough of the business end of the season.
9 reasons the Pro12 semi-finals are essential viewing this weekend
There’s nothing quite like the intensity of knock-out rugby.
Here’s how Spurs turned it around against Manchester City
Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Defoe have given Tottenham new hope of making the top four.