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Gallery: Brian O’Driscoll’s try proves the difference between Leinster and Munster

The home side won 22-18 at the Aviva Stadium.

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

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It was a clinical display from the Irish province.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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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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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Video: Cracking promotional video for the new Rabo12 season

If you weren’t already excited about the beginning of the new RaboDirect PRO12 season, then this brief promotional video should get you in the mood.

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The third team in our Rabo DirectPRO12 season preview is Rob Penney’s Munster and after finishing outside the play-offs last year, will be keen to make amends this time out.

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JOE’s RaboDirect PRO12 Preview: Ulster

Our preview ahead of the start of the RaboDirect PRO12 season continues with a preview of the men from the North, table toppers last season who fell just short on the last day of the season.

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With the rugby season about to kick off in earnest, we take a closer look at the Irish side’s chances heading into the new campaign.

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Video: The timelapse of Saturday’s RaboDirect PRO12 final is very good indeed

It might be less than two minutes long, but we’re sure Leinster fans will enjoy watching all of Saturday’s Rabo Final victory over Ulster packed into a cool little timelapse.

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Sexton and Nacewa sign off in style with more silverware

Isa Nacewa and Jonny Sexton signed off their Leinster careers in style when they edged past Ulster at a packed RDS today.

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The teams are in the for the Rabo PRO12 final

The final game of the season, and the last hurrah for a lot of big names, is the Rabo final at the RDS. Here’s the two teams that Ulster and Leinster will send out tomorrow.

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Brilliant Ulster rugby video recaps an emotional season for the province

After a season of terrible lows and great highs, Ulster look back on the season ahead of the Rabo PRO12 final with a cracking video.

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Video: Andrew Trimble’s attempted fly-hack last night didn’t go too well

The Ulster lads would have been in great form after victory over the Scarlets last night and we’re sure Andrew Trimble was the victim of plenty of slagging after an unfortunate cameo during the second half.

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