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'We’ve got big dreams' - Munster look to bring down mighty Saracens Johann van Graan’s side are underdogs in Coventry but have quiet confidence they can pull off a shock.

'My first Olympics was absolutely amazing, but this has to be the one' After winning European bronze last summer, Shane Ryan is focused on making his mark on the Olympic stage in Tokyo.

Poll: Who do you think will win this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals? Leinster, Munster, Saracens and Toulouse are all chasing a spot in the final.

Niall Scannell still making the hard yards as Munster make final push Hooker says province must trust in the work they have done to get them over the line against Saracens.

Highlanders v Blues READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our round ten Super Rugby live coverage of the Super Rugby Round ten encounter between the Highlanders and Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium. This will become the match report later. Read all our Super Rugby previews here.

Fired-up Saracens have the bit between their teeth once again Key figures in the pack that bullied Ireland at the Aviva now have Munster in their sights.

Subscriber Only: A lot done – a lot more to do for Rhys Ruddock Backrow has achieved plenty in his decade with Leinster but has more peaks to scale.

Leinster and Munster have it all to do to book a dream final date No final permutation would be a surprise given the proven pedigree of the last four.

PODCAST: Secret ingredient to All Black recipe revealed LISTEN as 2007 @rugbyworldcup-winning @Springboks team psychologist Henning Gericke reveals one of the secrets behind the All Blacks' winning recipe. Gericke tells @King365ed and @LoffieEloff how little support Jake White got from the franchise coaches during his tenure and how cohesive to the effort is from the New Zealand coaches.

All Blacks star makes strong statement against former teammate Israel Folau A former Waratahs prop and current All Blacks star has made a strong statement against Israel Folau in the opening match of round 10 in Super Rugby.

Cream will continue to rise to top in contrasting semi-finals - Andy Goode There is a real contrast between the two semi-finals in the Champions Cup this weekend but the cream will rise to the top in both as it has done thus far. Leinster and Toulouse have each won this trophy four times, while Saracens and Munster have both won a couple of titles as well.

Fans blast axing of the Sunwolves from Super Rugby following thriller against Hurricanes Fans have taken to Twitter to vent their dismay at the Sunwolves' axing from Super Rugby following their enthralling showing against the Hurricanes in Tokyo on Friday.

The 15-year record broken by the Reds Samu Kerevi led the Reds to an unexpected, record-breaking 21-14 win over the Sharks in Durban on Friday to launch the Queenslanders up the Super Rugby standings.

RFU Championship - Week 21 Preview The penultimate weekend of the RFU Championship is upon us but the ending is already confirmed. London Irish have defeated Richmond by 46-7 to clinch their spot in the Premiership next season. Bryce Campbell started in the midfield and scored a try in the bonus-point victory.

"Last Year We Disappointed Ourselves & It's Great To Get Another Chance" CJ Stander admits that he and his Munster teammates disappointed themselves last year as they look to right the wrongs of the past.

97th-minute equaliser keeps Norwich City on track for Premier League return The Canaries are five points clear at the top of the Championship after drawing with Sheffield Wednesday.

Dylan McGlade the hat-trick hero for Bray while in-form Cabiniteely stay top of the table It was a busy night of action in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday.

Bohs move into second place after teenager Grant turns on the style The Gypsies rebounded from their defeat to Dundalk by getting the better of UCD this evening.

Greene strike sees Rovers secure eighth consecutive win for the first time since 1987 Stephen Bradley’s men extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to Aaron Green’s first-half finish.

Munster derby defeat heaps more misery on struggling Cork City Waterford ended a three-match winless run, while City have now taken just one point from 15.

Forrester's excellent volley helps Saints see off Sligo and old boss Buckley St Pat’s side saw off Sligo at Richmond Park thanks to goals from Forrester and Mikey Drennan.

Women's Eagles aiming for Kitakyushu win The USA was victory on their mind after sending a strong Women's Eagles side to compete at the Kitakyushu Sevens tournament. Entering the tournament in 2nd place overall, the team will be lead once again by co-captains Nicole Heavirland and Lauren Doyle.

Hat-trick hero Kelly seals home victory for champions Dundalk The former Bohemians winger scored all three goals as the Lilywhites saw off Finn Harps.

Paquin returns for Canada in Kitakyushu Dual-international star Karen Paquin will return to action for Canada at the Kitakyushu Sevens. The World Cup flanker and Olympic Bronze Medalist has not represented Canada since WRWC 2017 in Ireland, having just returned to the development squad in March from a long-term knee injury.

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