Leinster and Munster have decisive wins to move on in the European Champions Cup.
Leinster V Wasps report – A game that had experienced S African Willie Le Roux drop an easy score while trying to make a photo op.
21 yr old Joey Carbury was man of the match.
Munster booked a 12th semi-final appearance after initially being pushed hard for a 41-16 victory over Toulouse at a nervy Thomond Park. Report Here.
A talented Leinster beat up on Northampton 37-10. Match report here at The Irish Herald.
Match highlights below. The game was marred by a red card on English captain and known thug, Dylan Hartley. A blatant swinging arm on Sean O’Brien saw Harley ejected after only 6 minutes on the field. See the attach here;
Also highlights of Munster’s 38 – 0 thrashing of Leicester Tigers.
Ulster Rugby 39, ASM Clermont Auvergne 32
All Irish provinces were in action over the weekend.
Leinster get a losing bonus point with a last minute try from Isa Nacewa.
Munster play an emotional and inspired win. Looked like the Munster from the mid 80’s.
Connacht hammer Zebre. ‘nuf said.
Ulster have an inspired last minute win against Exeter Chiefs.
Munster have a determined win against Glasgow warriors today in Limerick.
After the match, the squad got together in the middle of the field along with Axle Foley’s two boys.
Simon Zebo dedicates his try to Anthony Foley.
Saturday see’s Leinster and Connacht with impressive wins.
Saracens and Connacht have set the Champions Cup on fire with two amazing wins against French opposition. Saracens, the English and European champions, became the first team to ever beat Toulon Mayol in the tournament and have also ended an 18 game home win streak by the French powerhouse.
Connacht, the PRO12 champions, produced one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Heineken Cup as they rounded off a perfect weekend in Europe for the Irish provinces with a 16-14 win in Toulouse.
Listen to final few minutes here;
Highlights here –
Earlier in the day Edinburgh scored 59 points and nine tries in their Challenge Cup win over Timisoara Saracens and Wasps hit Zebre with 82 points and 12 tries in the Champions Cup to re-write their club records in Europe.The Scarlets are hosting Sale Sharks in the final Champions Cup game of the day at present and Pau are entertaining Bath in the Challenge Cup.Stick with us for all the updates.
Leinster beat Castres in France to make another upset.
Ulster get pipped at the post by Bordeaux-Begles
The weekend ended with the sad death of Munster coach, Anthony (Axel) Foley. This caused the postponement of the Munster V Racing 92 match. More here.