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Peter O’Mahony and Rassie Erasmus speak to the media at UL.

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  • Munster’s Champions Cup game against Glasgow Warriors will go ahead as planned on Saturday.
  • The province’s captain, Peter O’Mahony, was understandably emotional as he paid tribute to Anthony Foley in Limerick.
  • Seamus ‘Banty‘ McEnaney is back in inter-county management after taking the reins of the Wexford footballers.
  • Paddy Barnes has been added to the same New York card as Michael Conlan for St Patrick’s Day.
  • Ulster are hopeful of having Ruan Pienaar fit for their must-win Champions Cup clash against Exeter this weekend.
  • Connacht’s new Springbok out-half Marnitz Boshoff will arrive in Galway later this week.
  • Louis Ludik has signed a new three-year deal with Ulster.
  • Tomás O’Leary, meanwhile, has signed a short-term deal with Top 14 outfit Montpellier.

Dundalk players after training at Tallaght Stadium.

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  • Steve Hansen has made three changes for New Zealand‘s Test match against Australia on Saturday.
  • Fenerhahce‘s plane had an emergency landing en route to Manchester for tomorrow’s Europa League tie with United.
  • Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight title on 10 December.
  • All Black great Dan Carter insists he has never come across any banned substances in rugby.
  • Former Man City CEO Garry Cook is among a number of high-profile staff let go by UFC.
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Murray Kinsella was down in Limerick as Rassie Erasmus and Peter O’Mahony bravely faced the media, while Ben Blake was at Tallaght for Dundalk’s pre-game press conference.

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Dundalk’s Andy Boyle.

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The Fixture List

  • Attention turns to the Europa League on Thursday with Dundalk continuing their campaign against Zenit at Tallaght Stadium (8.05pm).
  • Man United are also in action as they host Fenerbahce (8.05pm) at Old Trafford while Southampton are in Milan to face Inter (6pm).

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