Leinster optimistic Cronin will be fit for Champions Cup final

Leinster remain optimistic that Sean Cronin will be passed fit for Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final against Saracens in Newcastle.

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Cork Con claim second AIL title in three years

Cork Constitution celebrated their second All-Ireland League Division 1A title in three years following an impressive 28-13 final victory over Clontarf at the Aviva Stadium.

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Skin of their teeth victory sees Munster into semi-final spot

Munster sneaked into the Guinness PRO14 semi-finals by the skin of their teeth in Limerick on Saturday as Benetton missed two late drop-goal attempts after a game performance in their historic first knockout game.

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Munster fan who confronted Vunipola banned from attending home games

The Munster supporter who confronted Billy Vunipola after their loss to Saracens has been banned from attending games at Thomond Park and Musgrave Park.

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Ulster duo to play at Ravenhill for the last time tomorrow

The northern province’s take on Connacht tomorrow with Rory Best and Darren Cave looking to exit on a high with a spot in the PRO14 semi-finals up for grabs.

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Fergus McFadden banned for the rest of the season after headbutt

He will miss the Heineken Champions Cup final against Saracens as well as the rest of the Pro 14 campaign.

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Former Ireland women’s coach Philip Doyle takes on Scotland job

Ireland’s most successful women’s head coach Philip Doyle has been lured back into Test rugby by the chance to revive Scotland’s fortunes ahead of World Cup qualifying.

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Murray, Earls and Carbery set for return to training in boost for Munster

Conor Murray, Keith Earls and Joe Carbery are all set to return to training to give Munster a massive boost to their Guinness PRO14 play-off hopes.

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Leinster scrum coach to join Ireland back room team this summer

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty is set to join the IRFU in the summer.

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O’Brien determined to follow in older brother Conor’s footsteps with All-Ireland title

Clontarf centre Sean O’Brien is determined to follow in his older brother Conor’s footsteps and win an All-Ireland League title at the Aviva Stadium next Sunday.

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Munster sweat fitness of three backline stars ahead of play-offs

Johann van Graan said Conor Murray could have played against Connacht on Saturday night but was withdrawn from Munster’s matchday squad as a precaution following a pre-game knock at Thomond Park.

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Munster have to settle for second in Conference A despite winning Connacht tussle

Munster saw off interprovincial rivals Connacht in Limerick but still had to settle for second place in Guinness PRO14 Conference A as Glasgow Warriors beat Edinburgh to hold onto top spot and with it a home play-off semi-final tonight.

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Ulster come from behind to sink Leinster

Ulster beat Leinster 14-13 in the Guinness PRO14 derby clash at Kingspan Stadium.

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Pro14 wrap: Dragons, Ospreys, Cheetahs and Benetton earn wins

Champions Cup spots were up for grabs today.

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Clontarf progress to Division 1A final after hard-fought win over Lansdowne

2014 and 2016 winners Clontarf proved too strong for defending All-Ireland League champions Lansdowne as they deservedly clinched their place in next Sunday’s Division 1A final after a hard-fought 23-15 victory at a windy Castle Avenue.

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Leinster and Ulster teams named ahead of tomorrow’s clash

Both Leinster and Ulster have named their teams ahead of their clash tomorrow at the Kingspan stadium.

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‘I immediately unliked it’: Bundee Aki apologises for ‘mistakenly’ liking Israel Folau post

Connacht and Ireland player Bundee Aki has taken to Instagram to address “mistakenly” liking the controversial post by Israel Folau.

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Three Leinster players among five nominees for European player of the year award

Three Leinster players are in the running for the European player of the year award.

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Johnny Sexton’s brother signs for South African Pro14 club

Johnny Sexton could go head to head with his younger brother in the Pro14 next season.

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Johann van Graan looks ahead to Connacht clash as Taute confirms Leicester move

Munster boss Johann van Graan insists he is committed to improving his existing squad as the province bids to win silverware for the first time in eight years but that will be without South Africa centre Jaco Taute, who was unveiled today by Leicester Tigers as a new signing for next season.

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