Ulster’s victory ensures quarter-final place

Ulster secured the home win they needed against Bath to qualify for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals for a second consecutive season.

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‘It really hurts’: Van Graan left disappointed as Munster see hopes all but ended

Munster head coach Johann Van Graan admitted Racing 92’s late sucker punch was a bitter pill to swallow as his team’s Heineken Champions Cup hopes were all but ended.

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Clermont seal Champions Cup quarter-final place with Ulster victory

Clermont Auvergne secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup with a 29-13 victory over Ulster at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

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Sergio Parisse wants to end Italy career in Rome and not play entire Six Nations

“I cannot end with that match cancelled by the typhoon.”

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Exeter donate share of Saracens’ fine to charity

Exeter have revealed receipt of a £350,000 share following the £5.36million fine imposed on Gallagher Premiership rivals Saracens for breaching salary cap regulations.

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Ulster off to great start to the New Year with win over Munster

On a night when personal rivalries were under scrutiny, Ulster won the individual and collective battles against Munster to stretch their unbeaten home record at Kingspan Stadium to 19 games.

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Carbery to start at out half; Munster and Ulster teams named

Joey Carbery makes his first start of the season at out-half.

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Loughman intends to continue good run through 2020

Jeremy Loughman ended 2019 on a high after a stellar breakout year with Munster and the front-rower has every intention of continuing his good run of form through 2020.

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Munster team doctor fined €2,000 for verbal abuse of Saracens player

Munster team doctor Jamie Kearns has been hit with a €2,000 fine after he faced a misconduct complaint for verbally abusing Saracens player Jamie George in a Heineken Champions Cup match on December 14.

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Carbery set to cover possible absence of Hanrahan in Belfast

Joey Carbery looks set to come to Munster’s rescue in Belfast on Friday night with the fit-again Ireland fly-half covering the possible absence of JJ Hanrahan with a hamstring injury.

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Graham at the double as Edinburgh level up 1872 Cup series

Darcy Graham scored a sensational double as Edinburgh triumphed 29-19 in a Murrayfield thriller to square up their 1872 Cup series at one win apiece with Glasgow.

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Van Graan: ‘We didn’t start the game well enough’

Johann van Graan was left to rue Munster’s failure to break down Leinster’s defences as Leo Cullen’s defending champions continued their 100 per cent start to the Guinness PRO14 campaign with a hard-fought victory at Thomond Park.

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Game in 60 seconds: Leinster continue unbeaten start to Pro14 title defence

With the clock ticking and Munster trailing 13-6, the home side won a crucial penalty inside the Leinster 22 after a sustained period of pressure and kicked for the corner.

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Benetton Treviso get better of Zebre despite Juan Ignacio Brex’s early red card

Hooker Hame Faiva scored a hat-trick of tries as Benetton Treviso overcame the early dismissal of Juan Ignacio Brex to gain a 36-25 win over Zebre in the Guinness Pro14 clash at Stadio Monigo.

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Five-try Ulster thrash Connacht

Ulster scored five tries to beat Connacht 35-3 in the PRO14 derby at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

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Late Robin Copeland try caps Connacht comeback win over Gloucester

Robin Copeland’s last-gasp try rescued a 27-24 win from the jaws of defeat as Connacht pipped Gloucester in a dramatic Heineken Champions Cup clash at the Sportsground.

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John Cooney torments Harlequins again as Ulster ease to victory

John Cooney was Harlequins’ tormentor-in-chief once again as he kept Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final prospects firmly on course with a 34-10 bonus-point victory.

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Ian Foster appointed new All Blacks head coach

The 54-year-old succeeds Steve Hansen in the position after eight years serving as his assistant.

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Heineken Cup: Connacht suffer four-try defeat to Gloucester

Connacht’s Heineken Champions Cup challenge hangs by the thinnest of threads after a convincing four-try defeat to Gloucester at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon.

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Peter O’Mahony touches down as Munster see off Sarries

Captain Peter O’Mahony claimed a crucial lone try as Munster overcame Saracens 10-3 in a scrappy Heineken Champions Cup contest at a weather-beaten Thomond Park.

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