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 Connacht’s Peter Robb  is tackled at Murrayfield. Photo: Craig Watson/Inpho

Edinburgh 41 Connacht 14 Connacht ’s hope of jumping into the top three after this weekend were dashed after the Galway side came away from Murrayfie(...)

Clermont’s French winger Alivereti Raka  scores a try against Ulster during the European Champions Cup clash at Stade Marcel  Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/ Getty

Knowing their quarter-final destiny remained in their own hands was of little comfort to Ulster head coach Dan McFarland in the Stade Marcel Michelin(...)

Clermont’s Isaia Toeava   is tackled by Robert Baloucoune. Photo: Getty Images

Clermont 29 Ulster 13 Ulster surrendered the lead of Pool 3 to Clermont after the hosts fought back in the second-half at the Stade Marcel Michelin t(...)

Longford manager Padraig Davis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Longford 1-13 Carlow 0-10 Longford booked their place in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final for the fourth year in a row with six points to spare over Carlow(...)

Leinster players celebrate the victory over Glasgow Warriors at  Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Six months on from defeating Glasgow Warriors in the final of the Pro14 at Celtic Park, Leinster again achieved a successful outcome against the Scott(...)

Devin Toner and Tadhg Furlong training at Donnybrook. Furlong returns to the starting line-up in France while Toner must settle for a place on the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Lyon v Leinster Kick-off: 3.15pm (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Stade de Gerland. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblo(...)

Marcell Coetzee: his  performance against Bath exemplified his quality and importance to Ulster.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 3: Ulster v Clermont Auvergne  Kick-off: 7.45pm, Friday. Venue: Kingspan Stadium. On TV: Live on BT Sport (...)

The Ireland and New Zealand encounters define the Joe Schmidt era.

Joe Schmidt’s decade in Ireland has yielded unprecedented success ever since Johnny Sexton orchestrated Leinster’s miracle revival against Northampton(...)

Dave Kearney of Leinster scores one of his hat-trick of tries against Benetton at Treviso on September 28th. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Leinster v Edinburgh, RDS, Dublin 7.35pm - Live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports Dave Kearney, who scored a hat-trick of tries against Benetton in the op(...)

Matt Faddes of Ulster in action against the Cheetahs. Photograph: Frikkie Kapp/Inpho

Cheetahs 63 Ulster 26 Ulster were obliterated by the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein as the Cheetahs scored nine tries in a dominant display full of power a(...)

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