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Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman lifted the padding from the bottom of the visitors’ left-hand upright, as Munster hooker Rhys Marshall drove for the line.

Ever since William Webb Ellis supposedly picked up the leather pill and ran with it, rugby teams have been trying to bend the laws. It’s true of any s(...)

Connacht’s Tom Farrell in action against Cheetahs.   Farrell is rewarded with a first start after scoring the two crucial tries that helped Connacht overcome the Cheetahs last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht will be confident, but cautious heading to Swansea today to face an Ospreys side desperate to record a second Pro14 win this season. Missing(...)

Rob Herring in training. ‘One of the things I’ve noticed is that where we are now and where we were last season is chalk and cheese,’ he says.

Pro14: Ulster v Ospreys Kick-off: 7.35pm. Venue: Kingspan stadium. On TV: Live on Eir Sport. Ireland captain Rory Best will retire after t(...)

Conor Murray celebrates scoring a try for Munster against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“Is there any reason I cannot award this try?” Wrong question friend. Referee Marius Mitrea went upstairs for the try scored by Conor Murray in the 61(...)

Referee Marius Mitrea awards Connacht their sixth try scored by Tom McCartney during the Guinness Pro 14 at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 46 Ospreys 5 Connacht put the ill-disciplined Ospreys to the sword in a six-try 46-5 win at the Sportsground which keeps them in the hunt fo(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty celebrates his match-winning try with Caolin Blade in the Challenge Cup game against Bordeuax-Begles at  Stade Chaban-Delmas. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Bordeaux-Begles 27 Connacht 33 It took a late piece of brilliance from new Ireland squad member Jack Carty to ensure Connacht qualified for a 10th Eu(...)

Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune is tackled by  Adam Warren of Dragons during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Kingspan stadium. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster 36 Dragons 18 After their troubles in the league never mind their heavy defeat in Paris last weekend – this was a significant morale booster f(...)

Danny Cipriani scored 14 points as Gloucester won their Champions Cup opener against Castres. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Gloucester 19 Castres 14 Gloucester became the first English club to win a game in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup as they beat Castres 19-14 at(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney kicks the winning score against Scarlets at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 15 Scarlets 13 Not the worst start in the new job, but Dan McFarland has been around long enough to know that Ulster, for all their work ethic(...)

The Ulster players celebrates the final whistle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 15 Scarlets 13 John Cooney snatched victory for Ulster in the final minute of this edgy battle at the Kingspan with his fifth penalty taking t(...)

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