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It was nice to be top of the Pro12 again
even if just for an hour or so
Meanwhile, the more the injuries pile up
the more I’m wondering is it all down to bad luck?
(Cardiff) would have been mightily pleased at being only three points behind after playing into the howling gale in the first half but it was actually easier to move the ball into it.
Cardiff Blues 13-14 Leinster match report: Hosts fall to high-flying Irishmen in dreadful conditions
Andy Howell - WalesOnline
Matt Healy did his Ireland aspirations no harm at all with a hat-trick, but Pat Lam's side were left counting the cost of victory in Parma
The national team have been plagued by injuries ever since the final game of Pool D at the Rugby World Cup.
Pat McCarry - SportsJOE.ie
With leaders UCD losing at Terenure the previous night, Clontarf succeeded in closing the gap at the summit to a single point as they avenged an October defeat to Cork Constitution.
"Joe’s philosophy is that it’s the right offload if it goes to hand. Sometimes, that can’t be the way, you’re going to lose a few offloads here and there but high risk, high reward and even risk, reward."
Alan Drumm - Pundit Arena
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