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Rugby - Today’s News

Munster head coach Erasmus moves to dismiss link with Springbok job

The Munster boss was previously the high performance director in South Africa.

Uncapped players and Sexton's fitness - 5 talking points from Schmidt's Six Nations squad

The head coach named a 40-man panel this morning.

Conway and Scannell brothers included in Ireland's Six Nations squad

Joe Schmidt has named a group of 40 to gather in Carton House.

'A massive talent in the group that isn’t expressing itself': Kiss and Ulster left searching for answers

The northern province have now lost four consecutive games in all competitions.

'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip

Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.

Foley memory remains a 'reality check' as Munster shrug off sporting pressure

“This should be a hell of an opportunity for you to express yourself and enjoy it,” The South African boss

'I don’t think we panicked' - Connacht come up short in quarter-final bid

The westerners must now make sure they are in the Champions Cup again next season.

Two home QFs a fine return for provinces before Six Nations takes focus

Munster and Leinster can look forward to knockout ties in April.

Henshaw believes Leinster can 'go all the way' in the Champions Cup

The Ireland international was superb for Leo Cullen’s side in the draw against Castres.

'I'd have loved if Dan Carter was playing': O'Gara restores pride for Racing, but defeat stings

The Corkman took control of the Paris club’s build-up to face Munster.

Quarter-final 'just another step' on Leinster's quest to emulate Toulouse

Leo Cullen on Leinster’s “goal of replicating Toulouse’s achievement of winning four European titles.”

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

It's Sunday so here are 15 of our favourite sports pics of the week

These are the sporting images that have caught our eye over the past seven days.

Racing centre Chavancy fills Fofana void in France squad

After scoring in Thomond Park, the centre got a call from Guy Noves.

'We've only got ourselves to blame' - Lam frustrated by Connacht's near miss

The western province’s head coach hopes young players will learn from this defeat.

UL Bohemians maintain unbeaten run at top of Women's All-Ireland League

Meanwhile, Railway Union’s winning run continued as they made it five wins from five.

Toulouse go to Munster, Leinster welcome Wasps as Champions Cup 1/4 finals are set

Connacht miss out on the last eight, but Munster could have home advantage through to the semi-finals.

Connacht agonisingly miss out on quarter-finals with defeat in Toulouse

Pat Lam’s men needed only three points, but couldn’t find them.

As it happened: Toulouse v Connacht, Champions Cup pool finale

Pat Lam’s went looking for their first ever Champions Cup knock-out spot.

'It was a good grind': Rassie satisfied with 2nd seed and Munster's steep upward curve

The South African’s team continue to show a hunger to work their way through problematic matches.

ROG's APB for Cronin and more sporting tweets of the week

We also have important news about a toilet and WIll Carling.

21-year-old Tim Schmidt chasing the professional dream with Toulouse

Joe Schmidt’s son is having a fine season with the French club’s espoirs team.

5 players we'd like to see capped during the Six Nations

A combination of injuries and form should create an opening more new faces in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Connacht close to quarter-final but huge evening awaits in Toulouse

Pat Lam’s men can still clinch a place in the knockout stages.

Rugby - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'I forgot how good this place was': ROG moved by warm Limerick reception

“It’s great for players to taste the real Thomond Park,” says the Munster legend who was plotting their downfall.

Glasgow humiliate Leicester, Toulon scrape through and MacGinty stars for Sale

Clermont also impressed when securing a victory against Exeter today.

Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final

Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.

Massive blow for France as star centre is ruled out of Six Nations with ruptured Achilles

Wesley Fofana sustained the injury in Clermont’s victory against Exeter.

As it happened: Munster v Racing 92, Champions Cup

A win this afternoon at Thomond Park will guarantee a home quarter-final for the southern province.

Ulster's poor European campaign ends with defeat to Ian Madigan's Bordeaux

It was a battle between two of Ireland’s potential No 10s in Belfast.

Review finds that Munster followed all protocols in Murray incident

The scrum-half was at the centre of a controversial incident last weekend.

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Watch the highlights of Leinster's nerve-wracking draw last night in Castres

Leo Cullen’s side had settle for a draw but it should be enough for a home quarter-final.

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Munster strong favourites to earn home QF in front of another sold out Thomond

Rassie Erasmus’ men are expected to win convincingly in Limerick today.

Madigan returns to Ireland under pressure to perform against Ulster

The 27-year-old out-half is still recovering full fitness after a recent injury.

Rugby - Friday 20 January, 2017

Cullen optimistic over Sexton injury as Six Nations looms into view

The Leinster out-half had tightness in his calf during the 24-24 draw in Castres.

Leinster draw in Castres to all but secure home Champions Cup quarter-final

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton picked up a calf injury in the first half of the 24-24 draw.

We'll Leave It There So: Stevie G is back, Champions Cup XV's named and all today's sport

Plus, the weekend’s all-important fixture list.

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