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European review: Player of the week, flop & more

After a weekend of rugby that required all your fingers, toes and a calculator, the quarterfinal line-ups in both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup have been finalised.

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2dPA Sport

Munster thrash sorry Castres to progress

Munster reached the Champions Cup knockout stages for a record 17th time with a runaway 48-3 bonus-point victory over Castres at Thomond Park.

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9dPA Sport

Machenaud kicks Munster into submission

An immense kicking display by Racing 92 skipper Maxime Machenaud, including two penalties in the closing four minutes, snatched victory from Munster to leave Pool 4 in the Champions Cup wide open.

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22dPA Sport

Munster fall to inspired Ulster comeback

Ulster produced a huge second-half comeback to snatch a dramatic bonus-point 24-17 win over Irish provincial rivals Munster at the Kingspan Stadium.

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33dESPN Staff

Stander commits future to Ireland

Munster back row CJ Stander has signed a new contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) that will keep him at Thomond Park until 2021.

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52dPA Sport

Munster too strong for Ospreys

Munster's new head coach Johann van Graan enjoyed a winning home debut at Irish Independent Park where the under-strength Ospreys were beaten 36-10.

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77dESPN Staff

Murray: Ireland lucky to have Aki

Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has slammed critics of newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki ahead of Ireland's first autumn international against South Africa this Saturday.

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81dPA Sport

Zebo scores as Munster thrash Dragons

Munster's record tryscorer Simon Zebo pocketed his 57th provincial try in a dominant 49-6 Guinness PRO14 win over Dragons at Irish Independent Park.

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81dPA Sport

Zebo scores as Munster thrash Dragons

Munster's record tryscorer Simon Zebo pocketed his 57th provincial try in a dominant 49-6 Guinness PRO14 win over Dragons at Irish Independent Park.

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88dPA Sport

Connacht topple 14-man Munster

Tom Farrell's 67th-minute try ensured Connacht toppled 14-man Munster 20-16 to end their six-match losing streak in Guinness PRO14 inter-provincial derbies

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89dESPN Staff

Ireland include Aki, leave out Zebo

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has included Connacht's newly Irish-qualified centre Bundee Aki, while dropping Simon Zebo for autumn internationals against Argentina, Fiji and South Africa.

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91dESPN Staff

Donncha O'Callaghan to end 20-year career

Worcester Warriors captain and former Ireland international Donncha O'Callaghan will bring an end to a career that has lasted 20 years at the end of the season.

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94dPA Sport

Munster secure narrow win over Racing

Conor Murray's 60th-minute charge-down try set Munster on their way to a gritty 14-7 European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Thomond Park.

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96dESPN Staff

Weekend predictions: Champions, Challenge Cups

European club rugby is back for the second weekend in a row with another stacked fixture list. ESPN's experts predict which teams are set for a big weekend, which players will shine and where your attention should be trained across the two competitions.

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104dKweséESPN staff

Van Graan leaves Boks to take over at Munster

SA Rugby has confirmed that Springbok forwards coach Johann van Graan has been released from his contract to join Irish province Munster as their new head coach.

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Munster's trip to Leinster stokes Axel memories

Munster travel to Leinster Saturday for the biggest derby in Irish rugby, when international teammates put friendships to one side and the intensity increases. But there was no bitterness to the rivalry this week as Anthony Foley took centre stage.

2018 RankingsEuropean Rugby Champions Cup

  • MUNST5th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 24 Tries Scored
    SARAC1st
    18
    24
  • MUNST2nd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Leinster : 83 Points Difference
    LEINS1st
    80
    83