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RugbyU: Munster rout Toulouse to advance to European Cup semis

Munster outplayed four-time champions Toulouse 47-23 to move into the European Cup semi-finals in impressive style on Saturday. The Irish province, themselves former two-time title holders of the continent's elite club tournament in 2006 and 2008, will play the winners of the Toulon v Leinster quarter-final scheduled for Sunday. "It was one of those days where everything came off for us," Munster lock Paul O'Connell said of the six-try-to-two victory. "We had a great start, and were disciplined for the rest of the game.

RugbyU: Munster rout Toulouse tp advance to European Cup semis

Munster outplayed four-time champions Toulouse 47-23 to move into the European Cup semi-finals in impressive style on Saturday. The Irish province, themselves former two-time title holders of the continent's elite club tournament in 2006 and 2008, will play the winners of the Toulon v Leinster quarter-final scheduled for Sunday. "It was one of those days where everything came off for us," Munster lock Paul O'Connell said of the six-try-to-two victory. "We had a great start, and were disciplined for the rest of the game.

RugbyU: Munster show class to secure home quarter-final

Two-time European Cup winners Munster achieved their aim of securing a home quarter-final in this season's competition on Sunday as they hammered hapless Scottish outfit Edinburgh 38-6 in Limerick, Ireland. Munster -- who ran in six tries to their opponents none -- will be appearing in their 16th successive quarter-final of European rugby's premier club competition.

RugbyU: Irish woes mount as D'Arcy ruled out of Six Nations

Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy has joined team-mate Simon Zebo in being ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations with a foot injury. Leinster midfielder D'Arcy suffered the problem following a 12-6 defeat by England in Dublin on Sunday that scuppered Irish hopes of a Grand Slam. And an Ireland statement on Friday confirmed that 33-year-old D'Arcy, capped 73 times by his country, would miss the rest of the tournament. "D'Arcy was experiencing some discomfort in his right foot following the game against England," the statement explained.

RugbyU: Ireland's Zebo out for 10 weeks

Ireland wing Simon Zebo is to miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after breaking a bone in his foot during the 12-6 defeat by England at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Sunday. Zebo, who went off in the 10th minute of an attritional contest and was replaced by utility back Keith Earls, is now set to undergo surgery on Monday. As well as the rest of the Championship, which finishes on March 16, Zebo is also in line to be ruled out of Munster's European Cup quarter-final away to English champions Harlequins on April 7.

RugbyU: Ireland's Zebo out for 10 weeks

Ireland wing Simon Zebo is set to miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after being ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a broken bone in his right foot, team coach Declan Kidney said Sunday. Zebo went off injured early in Ireland's 12-6 second round Six Nations defeat by England at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Sunday and was replaced by utility back Keith Earls. As well as the rest of the Championship, which finishes on March 16, Zebo is also in line to be ruled out of Munster's European Cup quarter-final away to English champions Harlequins on April 7.
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