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Rugby - Today’s News

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven sporting days looked through a lens.

Son of former Leinster captain Pim thriving in Australian club rugby

Sam Pim is part of a small Irish contingent at University of Queensland.

O'Mahony straight onto Lions duty but Munster defeat will rankle

‘We definitely saw their attacking coming,’ said the Munster captain.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

'The occasion got to us,' says Zebo as he laments error-ridden Munster display

Knowing the threat Scarlets posed was not enough for Munster in the Aviva

'You can only progress so much in a year. It will only come with time'

Rassie Erasmus knows Munster aren’t where they need to be but he’s positive they will grow.

Brilliant Beirne, Erasmus' big question and more Pro12 final talking points

The Scarlets were brilliant in attack, while Munster’s defence fell apart.

Munster utterly outclassed as sensational Scarlets earn Pro12 title in Dublin

Rassie Erasmus’ men were poor as they gave up six tries to the Welsh side at the Aviva Stadium.

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Ireland recover from 14 point deficit to defeat Fiji in Canada 7s opener

Ireland enjoyed a 19-14 win with three late tries.

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.

Analysis: What will today's Pro12 final between Munster and Scarlets look like?

The title decider at the Aviva Stadium should be an intriguing clash.

Exeter Chiefs win epic Premiership final with Ireland's Gareth Steenson kicking 98th minute winner

Chiefs led 14 -10 at half-time, but were held to 20 – 20 after full time and extra-time.

Ireland U20 hooker McElroy dropped for JWC as he closes in on Saracens move

The 19-year-old had been set to travel to Georgia with Peter Malone’s squad.

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels Lock Star This post contains videos

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels

Meanwhile, Lima Sopoaga is back from injury with a bang.

The Scarlets defeat that laid the foundations for one of Munster's greatest triumphs

It’s 10 years since Munster’s reign as European champions ground to a halt at Stradey Park.

Ryan bids farewell to Munster but lessons learned from POC's exit

The 33-year-old lock will play his final game for the province against Scarlets.

'You go from really excited to be leading a World Cup at home to not knowing if you’ll play again'

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is nearing her full return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Rugby - Friday 26 May, 2017

14-man Northampton deliver magnificent comeback to claim play-off win over Stade

Ahsee Tuala scored the winning try to ensure the Saints’ place in next season’s competition.

'I've never been in a Munster jersey that's won a trophy. It's a huge goal'

Peter O’Mahony is looking to lift his first silverware with the province tomorrow against Scarlets.

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They’ve been far too easy the past few weeks.

‘All the Lions have been watching Super Rugby with one eye’

Andy Farrell has taken plenty of encouragement from seeing Kiwi teams cancel each other out this season.

Joe Schmidt presents awards to Ireland's leading club rugby players UBL

Joe Schmidt presents awards to Ireland's leading club rugby players

Cork Con’s Niall Kenneally was named Ulster Bank League Division 1A Player of the Year.

Irishman Shane O'Leary gets call-up to Canada trials before June Tests

The 24-year-old left Connacht at the end of the season.

Saili starts ahead of Taute with Munster and Scarlets unchanged for Pro12 final

The Welsh side are completely unchanged from last weekend’s semi-final win over Leinster.

Ex-Ireland Schools prop Jager to face Lions in New Zealand tour opener

The tighthead will be among those who get the first shot at the Lions next week.

Steve Hansen can't see himself as All Blacks coach after 2019

Joe Schmidt has been mentioned as a potential replacement in the past.

'It was the greatest tour I was ever on but there's still a huge amount of pain and regret'

He should look back on it with a huge sense of pride but Shane Byrne’s memories of the 2005 Lions tour are skewed by the disappointment of a series defeat.

Munster's U20 star Nash grateful for Conway and Earls' influence as he goes from strength to strength

Munster’s first-choice wings have made an impression on the next generation.

Rugby - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Representing his roots a key driver for Wexford Lion Tadhg Furlong

“Without all those things falling in line for you and the support they give you, I wouldn’t be here.”

'Some lads just say: ‘Howya big fella!' Furlong happy to help Lions team-mates get the details right

Wexford’s finest has been offering some pronunciation tips to his fellow tourists.

'The intensity has been through the roof' with fast-learning Lions - Andy Farrell

Coach and players alike were keen to stress the gradual progress they intend to make throughout the tour.

Madigan starts at 10 as Babarians name strong team for England

The game takes place this weekend at Twickenham.

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Robshaw and Ford to lead inexperienced England side against the Barbarians

Eddie Jones has opted to name the pair as co-captains for Sunday’s clash.

Eddie O’Sullivan returns to coaching as new Belvo head coach

The 58-year-old will take up his first senior coaching role since departing Biarritz Olympique last October.

Wallabies leave Beale out for summer Test series

Australia head coach Michael Cheika wants the Wasps back to rest up next month in order to be ready for the Rugby Championship.

'Leinster coaching contract delay didn't contribute to semi-final failure' - Horgan

The province have yet to publicly clarify the future of Leo Cullen and his coaching ticket.

'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey

Niall Scannell looks back to the ‘worst weeks of the year’ when he and his team-mates had nothing to train for.

Rugby - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Big smiles, fidget spinners and a thumbs up - the Lions visited Temple Street today

Warren Gatland’s squad are in Ireland this week.

Huge boost for Scarlets as dazzling wing Evans cleared to play against Munster

The 22-year-old had his red card rescinded.

Rory Best and Irish players reject proposals for Six Nations to be shortened

The RFU is pushing for the championship to be reduced to five weeks.

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