Rugby - Today’s News
The big stage for the big occasion.
The Munster boss was previously the high performance director in South Africa.
The head coach named a 40-man panel this morning.
Joe Schmidt has named a group of 40 to gather in Carton House.
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The northern province have now lost four consecutive games in all competitions.
Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.
“This should be a hell of an opportunity for you to express yourself and enjoy it,” The South African boss
The westerners must now make sure they are in the Champions Cup again next season.
Munster and Leinster can look forward to knockout ties in April.
The Ireland international was superb for Leo Cullen’s side in the draw against Castres.
The Corkman took control of the Paris club’s build-up to face Munster.
Leo Cullen on Leinster’s “goal of replicating Toulouse’s achievement of winning four European titles.”
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After scoring in Thomond Park, the centre got a call from Guy Noves.
The western province’s head coach hopes young players will learn from this defeat.
Meanwhile, Railway Union’s winning run continued as they made it five wins from five.
Connacht miss out on the last eight, but Munster could have home advantage through to the semi-finals.
Pat Lam’s men needed only three points, but couldn’t find them.
Pat Lam’s went looking for their first ever Champions Cup knock-out spot.
The South African’s team continue to show a hunger to work their way through problematic matches.
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Joe Schmidt’s son is having a fine season with the French club’s espoirs team.
A combination of injuries and form should create an opening more new faces in Joe Schmidt’s squad.
Pat Lam’s men can still clinch a place in the knockout stages.
Rugby - Saturday 21 January, 2017
“It’s great for players to taste the real Thomond Park,” says the Munster legend who was plotting their downfall.
Clermont also impressed when securing a victory against Exeter today.
Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.
Wesley Fofana sustained the injury in Clermont’s victory against Exeter.
A win this afternoon at Thomond Park will guarantee a home quarter-final for the southern province.
It was a battle between two of Ireland’s potential No 10s in Belfast.
The scrum-half was at the centre of a controversial incident last weekend.
Leo Cullen’s side had settle for a draw but it should be enough for a home quarter-final.
The big man would have approved.
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Rassie Erasmus’ men are expected to win convincingly in Limerick today.
The 27-year-old out-half is still recovering full fitness after a recent injury.
Rugby - Friday 20 January, 2017
The Leinster out-half had tightness in his calf during the 24-24 draw in Castres.
Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton picked up a calf injury in the first half of the 24-24 draw.
He just can’t catch a break.
Plus, the weekend’s all-important fixture list.