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# bonus-point - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Bonus point win over Cardiff Blues sends Leinster top in Pro12

Four tries from Matt O’Connor’s men were enough to see them move above Munster until Sunday at least.

# bonus-point - Sunday 19 January, 2014

‘We won’t lose the run of ourselves’ declares Coughlan as Munster flex muscles

Six tries were scored against an Edinburgh team that were simply overpowered.

Munster wrap up home quarter final after burying Edinburgh at Thomond

Rob Penney’s men ran in six tries to dismiss the feeble Scottish challenge in Limerick.

# bonus-point - Sunday 15 December, 2013

‘The job’s not done yet’ insists Luke Marshall as Ulster sit pretty Heineken Cup This post contains videos

‘The job’s not done yet’ insists Luke Marshall as Ulster sit pretty

The centre scored one of his team’s four tries in a bonus point win against Treviso.

# bonus-point - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Tigers keep up Ulster hunt with bonus point win over Montpellier

Gloucester beat Edinburgh in Scotland to stay in touch with Munster in Pool 6.

# bonus-point - Friday 25 October, 2013

Five-try Ulster see off Cardiff but injuries remove the gloss

Mark Anscombe’s men are taking on a Blues team fresh off the back of a Heineken Cup win over Toulon.

# bonus-point - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Pat Lam ‘happy but certainly not satisfied’ after first Connacht win

Robbie Henshaw admitted the westerners were ‘a bit rusty’ in their Pro12 opener.

# bonus-point - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Pro12 report: Treviso have Munster on toast

Rob Penney’s men conceded five tries in an away day rout to the Italians.

# bonus-point - Saturday 19 January, 2013

3 battles Leinster need to win to reach the Heineken Cup 1/4 finals

Scoring four tries would be a good start. Winning won be a perfect finalé.

Heineken Cup Explainer: What Leinster and Munster need to do to reach 1/4 finals

Six clubs, including the two Irish provinces, are competing for two runners-up slots.

# bonus-point - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Chiefs eager to end Heineken Cup campaign with Leinster scalp

Ignacio Mieres is expecting an intense game against the ‘awesome’ European champions.

# bonus-point - Saturday 12 January, 2013

‘If Pele’s available, he’s more than welcome’ – Schmidt plots Escape to Victory

“All to play for,” the Leinster coach told us, “but we’re still looking at miracles.”

As it happened: Leinster v Scarlets, Heineken Cup

Seconds out, round 5 and the champs were on the hunt for tries.

Heineken Cup: Toulon join Ulster and Quins in the 1/4 finals while Biarritz fight on

Dimitri Yachvilli and his buddies may yet rue that late conversion miss in Galway.

Heineken Cup: 3 key battles that Leinster need to win to stay alive in Europe Win Or Bust This post contains videos

Heineken Cup: 3 key battles that Leinster need to win to stay alive in Europe

Go big or go home for Joe Schmidt’s men this evening.

‘All bets are off’ – Simon Easterby determined to get one over Leinster and brother Guy

The Scarlets coach insists there is no ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over the must-win fixture for the Blues.

# bonus-point - Friday 11 January, 2013

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: Your guide to the weekend’s action

Ulster can land a firm foot in the 1/4 finals while tries, and plenty of them, are needed elsewhere.

VIDEO: 4 classic Heineken Cup matches when 4 tries did the trick Hell 4 Leather This post contains videos

VIDEO: 4 classic Heineken Cup matches when 4 tries did the trick

The miracle match makes the grade and three other beauties.

O’Gara gets the nod for 4-try mission to Murrayfield

Munster coach Rob Penney has named a strong team for the Sunday clash with Edinburgh.

Explainer: What the Irish provinces need to do to reach Heineken Cup 1/4 finals

We run through the likely scenarios for the four sides and reveal who has the best qualifying chance.

# bonus-point - Monday 7 January, 2013

Heineken Cup: Leinster hopeful on returns for Strauss and Nacewa

Guy Easterby revealed that Brian O’Driscoll and Rob Kearney came through the Edinburgh win in good shape.

Elwood claims Connacht are ‘back on the horse’ after thumping win over Dragons London Calling This post contains videos

Elwood claims Connacht are ‘back on the horse’ after thumping win over Dragons

Try-scoring forward George Naoupu is expected to be fit for the Harlequins match after he was taken off on 31 minutes.

# bonus-point - Friday 4 January, 2013

Reaction: Leinster in rude health to leather Scarlets next week

There are check marks all over Joe Schmidt’s wishlist after the bonus point try over Edinburgh.

# bonus-point - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: Ulster and Leinster face Saturday deciders as fixtures confirmed

Munster’s will be the last Irish province to tempt fate with a Sunday sermon against Racing Metro.

# bonus-point - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Shane Byrne ‘not nervous at all’ as Leinster stand on the brink

The former Ireland hooker believes Joe Schmidt will be looking ‘to win at all costs’ today.

# bonus-point - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Bonus point for Saracens could prove very important says Borthwick

Munster were clearly the better side against their English opponents but conceded a late penalty.

# bonus-point - Saturday 8 December, 2012

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup Red Or Dead This post contains videos

As it happened: Munster v Saracens, Heineken Cup

Rob Penney’s men welcomed a Sarries team to Thomond Park that were previously unbeaten in Pool 1.

# bonus-point - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Schmidt dismisses injury worries over O’Brien and Sexton after Zebre win

The Leinster coach was delighted with the bonus point victory and the lack of post-match casulaties.

# bonus-point - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Reaction: Cardiff horror show as nine try Leinster spark their season

Heaslip scores two tries, Sexton gets seven conversions and Healy bashes through tackles – The Blues must be in town.

As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect Pro12

Leinster thrashed the Welshmen 52-9 the last time the two sides met at the RDS. Could Joe Schmidt’s men repeat the dose?

Pro12: Connacht lose out to Ospreys on a tough afternoon in Wales

The reigning champions cut loose in the second-half to record a bonus point win.

# bonus-point - Monday 22 October, 2012

Conor Murray happy to play the hero again after day to forget in Paris

The Munster scrum-half scored his third try of the season to put his team on the right track to a bonus point win.

# bonus-point - Sunday 21 October, 2012

We’re on the bottom of that pit but there’s light at the end of the tunnel – Rob Penney

The Kiwi coach admitted after his team’s bonus point victory that Munster are far from the finished article.

Reaction: Old Munster dogs deliver same, stunning tricks for bonus point win

Thomond Park, late tries, Paul O’Connell dominating – you’re officially welcome to Munster Rob Penney.

Heineken Cup: Munster player ratings v Edinburgh

While Conor Murray was named as the sponsor’s man of the match, Paul O’Connell put in a 60-minute masterclass.

As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Heineken Cup

Round 2 of the Heineken Cup pool games and Rob Penney’s men were in must-win territory against last season’s semi-finalists.

# bonus-point - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Heineken Cup: Huge wins for Saracens, Harlequins and Clermont

Sarries were so delighted with their 45-0 win over Edinburgh that they splashed out £302.15 in McDonalds.

# bonus-point - Friday 6 January, 2012

Impressive Ulster secure bonus-point victory over Edinburgh

The Irish side earned a welcome 42-20 away win to take them to fifth place in the RaboDirect Pro12.