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Ian Madigan and Cian Healy carry Brian O'Driscoll after the game 31/5/2014

Video: A really cool look back at the RaboDirect PRO 12 Final on Saturday

As you might expect, there are quite a lot of shots of Brian O’Driscoll waving to the crowd after his last game of professional rugby.

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Ian Madigan and Cian Healy carry Brian O'Driscoll after the game 31/5/2014

Video: A really cool look back at the RaboDirect PRO 12 Final on Saturday

As you might expect, there are quite a lot of shots of Brian O’Driscoll waving to the crowd after his last game of professional rugby.

Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Al Kellock 31/5/2014

“Jamie Heaslip rocking the Travis Bickle look!” Here’s the reaction to THAT haircut…

While most of the talk around this evening’s Rabo Direct PRO12 victory for Leinster centred on the retiring Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen, there was another quite controversial talking point…

Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll celebrate 15/3/2014

Gallery: The best pictures from Brian O’Driscoll’s last season as a player

The legendary Leinster and Ireland centre bowed out tonight as Leinster lifted the PRO12 title.

Brian O'Driscoll leaves the game injured 31/5/2014

Pic: Brian O’Driscoll walks off the pitch for the last time as injury curtails final appearance

The former Ireland captain had to be replaced before the 10 minute mark by Ian Madigan.

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Leinster fight back against Ulster as Brian O’Driscoll eyes PRO12 final swansong against Glasgow

What looked like Brian O’Driscoll’s final match for Leinster turned into a victory as Matt O’Connor’s side fought back to beat Ulster at the RDS.

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JOE’s RaboDirect PRO 12 semi final preview

Here’s all the team news for this weekend’s big games…

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Video: Stuart Hogg denied hat-trick of tries by incredibly selfish team-mate; stadium announcer rubs it in afterwards

Stuart Hogg looked fairly p*ssed off and in fairness to him, he had a right to be.

Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen 8/5/2014

Video: TG4′s Blackrock College tribute to Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen is lovely

Leinster stalwarts, Brian O’Driscoll and Leo Cullen are coming to the end of their playing careers and TG4 have released this lovely tribute video from their former school, Blackrock College.

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Video: Munster keep up PRO12 charge by destroying Edinburgh in Scotland

Munster annihilated Edinburgh to keep up their charge in the RaboDirect PRO12 with a 55-12 victory on Saturday.

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Munster climb to 2nd in the PRO12 table following victory over Connacht

Munster are up to second in the RaboDirect PRO12 table after a 32-23 win over Connacht at the Sportsground on Saturday evening.

Keith Earls tackles Luke Fitzgerald 5/10/2013

Here are the Leinster and Munster teams for the big one in the Aviva this weekend

Neither side are quite at full-strength but those are two strong looking outfits right there.

Tim Swinson claims high ball 1/3/2014

Video: All the tries from last night’s thriller between Leinster and the Glasgow Warriors

The Irish side edged it to return to the top of the PRO12 table.

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Connacht make it three wins in a row with bonus point victory over Treviso

It was a clinical display from the Irish province.

Darragh Fanning 9/2/2014

Pic: Darragh Fanning’s ear was in an awful state during the Leinster match last night

Was Mike Tyson playing for the Cardiff Blues last night or what?

Eoin Reddan tackled by Josh Navidi 20/2/2014

Video: Leinster back on top of PRO12 table after bonus point win over Cardiff Blues

Impressive stuff, even without some of the regulars…

Sean O'Brien 28/12/2013

Injury blow as Sean O’Brien looks a doubt for the Six Nations

It wasn’t a free flowing game in cold conditions at the RDS last night, but the worrying news about Sean O’Brien has grabbed the headlines

Jared Payne goes over for a try 20/12/2013

Video: Jared Payne’s celebration last night was brilliant

The try wasn’t too bad either Ulster took on Zebre at Ravenhill last night, and

Darren Cave celebrates his try with teammates 30/11/2013

Video: Beautifully worked Darren Cave try helps Ulster to victory over Zebre

14 points from Paddy Jackson and a try from Darren Cave helped Ulster to an away victory in Zebre today and the five-pointer was a thing of beauty.

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Red sky at night – cracking pictures from Connacht’s training session in Scotland

The Connacht squad were being put through their paces today at Murrayfield in advance of their RaboDirect PRO12 game tomorrow evening and the setting couldn’t have been more photo friendly.

J Hanrahan bursts through to score a try 25/10/2013

Picture: Munster’s J.J. Hanrahan with an epic hand off in tonight’s game against Glasgow

Munster take on Glasgow at Scotstoun tonight, and J. J. Hanrahan isn’t taking any prisoners by the looks of it

Peter O'Mahony and James Coughlan tackle Cian Healy 13/4/2013

Three things to look out for in Irish rugby’s biggest game, Munster v Leinster

The biggest fixture in Irish rugby has its first outing tomorrow night at Thomond Park when international colleagues become club rivals.

Brian O'Driscoll and Owen Williams 27/9/2013

Video: BOD is back. The best bits from O’Driscoll’s classy display against Cardiff last night

It was his first game of the season but there was little sign of rustiness from the great man as Brian O’Driscoll delivered yet another classy display against the Cardiff Blues last night.

Sean Cronin on the way to scoring his side opening try 27/9/2013

Pics: Sean Cronin leading Leigh Halfpenny on a merry dance as he scores a first-half try

The try line was just a hop, skip and a jump away for Sean Cronin tonight as he left Leigh Halfpenny clutching at straws.

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Video: An early contender for RaboDirect PRO12 try of the season

We’re only three games into the season but Welsh out-half Matthew Morgan is already in contention for try of the season with this coast-to-coast effort against Edinburgh.

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Video: Munster’s Cathal Sheridan kicks the ball out of play to end the game…with two minutes still on the clock

Munster’s Cathal Sheridan was a little too eager to get off the field in their game against Edinburgh last night

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JOE’s RaboDirect PRO12 Preview: Leinster

The winds of change are sweeping through Leinster, but they go into the campaign as defending champions and will expect to be in the reckoning come the final shake-up.

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