Munster will face Leicester in the final of this year's Heineken Cup after the defending champions pipped Llanelli with an injury time penalty to win 13-12 at the City Ground in Nottingham
Played in dreadful conditions, with the players having to contend with driving rain and hailstones, it was a game that, perhaps not surprisingly, was littered with error and one that Llanelli looked like winning for long periods. They led 9-3 at the break, three Stephen Jones penalties to one from Tim Stimpson before the only try of the game from Tigers' scrum-half Harry Ellis. Stimpson's conversion edged the title holders in front (10-9) but Jones struck again to put Lllanelli back in the lead with 27 minutes of normal time. For most of that time Llanelli were forced to defend as Leicester's formidable pack rumbled forward, denied a breakthrough only by some outstanding defence. Jones saw a long range effort drift narrowly wide and in the closing stages, after Leicester themselves had seen their own line threatened, they were awarded a penalty forty metres out which struck the cross bar and then the upright before plopping over for the heartbreaking score - From a Llanelli point of view.
Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs spoke about her excitement for the Women's Rugby World Cup as the official tournament logo was unveiled in UCD today. She is also looking forward to facing England, Canada and New Zealand in November this year as part of the build-up to #WRWC2017.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall is in Langford this week for the Canada leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Following Ireland's Bowl win in Atlanta, Lucy previews our prospects this weekend.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall speaks about the build-up to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The girls in green begin the pool stages against France at 12.52pm local time/5.52pm Irish time today.
IRFU High Performance Manager Colin McEntee reflects on the Easter matches played by the Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 teams, which ended last weekend with wins over the England Counties U-18s and France U-19s.
Watch highlights of the Ireland Under-18s' seven-try 43-0 victory over Scotland during the inaugural U-18 Five Nations Festival in Caerphilly, Wales. Number 8 and captain Caelan Doris scored a hat-trick of tries and winger Daniel Hurley bagged a brace.
Railway Union's Kim Flood made her debut at full-back for the Ireland Women in last weekend's 14-3 Six Nations win over Italy. She is looking forward to experiencing the partisan crowd at Donnybrook again this Sunday when Scotland are the visitors. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie.
Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek spoke to Irish Rugby TV on the eve of the final round of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. He is happy that the team are focused but warns that it will be a tough encounter with Scotland tomorrow.
Looking forward to the lineout battle with Scotland, Ireland lock Devin Toner said: "We went well again Italy, I think our set piece went well. If we can just build on that and build on the positives then I think we'll be okay."