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Saturday Round-up

First half blitz gets Ulster over the line Ulster bounced back from last weekend’s derby loss to Leinster by seeing off Munster 29-19 in another keenly contested provincial clash at Ravenhill. Ulster...

This weekend's predictions!

It's that time of week where we put our heads on the chopping block with our predictions. We're back to something approaching normality this weekend, with a full card of Premiership and Top 14 fixtures,...

13 of the Best Leinster Photos from 2013

Ian Madigan celebrates after kicking Leinster to victory against Munster in Thomond Park. His five penalties, and a conversion after a Brian O'Driscoll try, helped to secure a 22 - 15 win for Leinster. ...

Rugby Predictions 2014

2014 is set to be a huge year in rugby, although sadly not necessarily for all the right reasons. While things behind the scenes (in the European game at least) seem as murky as ever, here are some predictions...

Saints looking for 'daylight'

Northampton Saints wing Jamie Elliott admits he is playing the best rugby of his young career at the moment. And with fellow high-flyers Harlequins in town on Friday in the Premiership the 21-year-old...

Sportsground weather leaves Lam baffled

Sportsground weather leaves Lam baffled

John Fallon – 02 January 2014Lam said that they get the weather forecast before kick-off for each game and base their tactics on what might unfold -- a key decision...

Elliott and Northampton Saints are riding high

Jim Mallinder's troops and Saracens are stretching clear at the top of the table, each side having only lost once all season in the league. But Quins are back in form after a disappointing start to the...

Referees to January 5

A Happy New Year to all match officials - referees and all others who help to make matches run well. . The hope always is that the new year will be better and so there is the hope that in 2014 not one...

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Sunday Snippets

Leinster go second:Leinster moved into second position in the RaboDirect Pro12 Table after overcoming Irish rivals Ulster 19-6 at the RDS on Saturday. It was the away side who started the brighter and...

Leo Cullen's switch doesn't mean he is finished

Leo Cullen's switch doesn't mean he is finished

By Michael Sadlier – 28 December 2013Leo Cullen's anointing as part of next season's Leinster coaching structure at least means that the southern province will not...

Christmas 'cancelled' as Munster aim to avoid worst run - Irish Independent

Christmas 'cancelled' as Munster aim to avoid worst run - Irish Independent

28 minutes agoby Irish Independenton Google News

But such is the unrelenting nature of the calendar that a loss to Leinster at a packed Thomond Park this week would see Munster lose four in a row, a sequence which has happened just three times in the past two decades. In that time, Munster have ...

Champions Cup fixture details confirmed - Leinster Rugby

Champions Cup fixture details confirmed - Leinster Rugby

Of the many matches that stand out over both weekends, the Round 5 clash of the unbeaten Pool 4 leaders, Toulouse, and Bath Rugby at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday, 18 January takes some beating, while the Saracens v Munster Rugby, Sale Sharks v ASM ...

Handy Guide to Sport on Television this Christmas - Irish Times

Handy Guide to Sport on Television this Christmas - Irish Times

10 hours agoby Irish Timeson Google News

RUGBY BT Sport 1 from 1pm (2.00) Bath v Exeter Chiefs (4.30) Harlequins v Northampton Saints. HORSE RTE 2, 1pm-3.20pm. RACING From Leopardstown. HORSE Channel 4, 1.10pm-3.35pm. RACING From Chepstow & Kempton Park. RUGBY Sky Sports ...

Saints set for Saturday showdown - Belfast Telegraph

Saints set for Saturday showdown - Belfast Telegraph

Elsewhere, Wasps will play their first European game at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry by hosting Leinster earlier the same day, while Saracens travel to face Clermont Auvergne the following afternoon, eight days after hosting Munster. The all-English ...

Aviva Premiership: Round 10 preview - BT.com

Aviva Premiership: Round 10 preview - BT.com

2 days agoby BT.comon Google News

Sale Sharks welcome high-flying Exeter to AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night keen to put the last two weeks behind them after they lost on consecutive weekends to Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup - a competition they remain winless in.

European round-up: Northampton Saints open the floodgates - Premiership Rugby

European round-up: Northampton Saints open the floodgates - Premiership Rugby

Northampton Saints may have been in stellar form of late but director of rugby Jim Mallinder admits even he did not see his side's 11-try victory over Benetton Treviso coming. "It was important that we made a good start and kept it clinical and ...

All Blacks still the team to beat - Independent Online

All Blacks still the team to beat - Independent Online

The All Blacks, yet to win a World Cup on foreign soil, wrapped up a third successive Rugby Championship, suffering their sole loss of the year, 27-25, to South Africa in a dead rubber after they'd already wrapped up that tournament. They went on to ...

European Rugby Champions Cup: Round 4 Review - BT.com

European Rugby Champions Cup: Round 4 Review - BT.com

1 week agoby BT.comon Google News

Leinster came through a nail-biting European Champions Cup rematch with Harlequins as Ian Madigan's 71st-minute penalty gave them a 14-13 win at the Aviva Stadium. Matt O'Connor's men avenged last Sunday's 24-18 loss at the Stoop - but only just - as ...

See who is heading the Champions Cup statistics - EPCRugby.com

2 days agoby EPCRugby.comon Google News

There are two unbeaten teams remaining in the European Rugby Champions Cup, yet neither has a player at the top of the statistics board after four rounds of Pool matches. To see who is ... during all matches. Leinster have both the leading points ...

Northampton Saints 33 v 21 Leinster - Official Leinster Rugby website

Northampton Saints 33 v 21 Leinster - Official Leinster Rugby website

Some good tackling from Darragh Fanning and a decent take from the high ball by Billy Dardis stopped Saints getting out of their own half as Leinster pushed on. However, the pressure was not maintained for long and Northampton registered their third ...

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