Brendan McArdle of Down leaves the field after being sent off against Roscommon in the Division Two league final. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Blindside flanker Iain Henderson scores a try for Ulster against Leinster at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

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Simon Zebo took his try total for season to eight in first half of Saturday’s Pro12 rugby match against Treviso. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...)-final. The clash in Belfast on Saturday week between the two remaining Irish sides left in this season’s Pro(...)

Connacht’s Aly Muldowney tries to evade  Adam Ashe of Glasgow Warriors at the Showgrounds.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pro 12 season with their pride intact as they seek to rescue their coveted sixth place. While Gregor(...)

Simon Zebo goes over for Munster’s opening try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Musgrave Park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) does at least ensure that Munster are back in second place in the Pro 12 table, just a point ahead of(...)

Connacht centre Bundee Aki is tackled by Glasgow’s  Finn Russell and Peter Horne during the Guinness Pro 12 game  at the Sportsground in Galway. Photo:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Brazil legend Sócrates confronts Alain Giresse in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup in Guadalaraja, Mexico, which France won in a penalty shoutout. Photograph: AFP/Getty

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Leinster’s 26-10 defeat to Ulster at Ravenhill has all but eneded their hopes of a Pro 12 play-off spot. Photograph: Inpho

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Craig Gilroy dives over for Ulsters second score in their 26-10 win over Leinster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

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“You could say this is our toughest game of the season,” said Connacht coach Pat Lam. “It’s up to us to go out and perform as a team.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s most compelling league campaign ever has arguably been the story of the Pro12 season(...)