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Why Liverpool didn't concede THAT penalty at Anfield on Sunday

Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford insists he should have had a possibly game changing penalty against Liverpool on Sunday. But the frontman says he doesn’t blame referee Martin Atkinson - and Boro can’t blame bad luck for their 3-0 defeat. Bamford was through on goal wi...

Leinster 15 Scarlets 27: Superb Scarlets reach Pro12 final despite Evans red

Scarlets reached their first ever Guinness PRO12 final after defeating much-fancied Leinster 27-15 at the RDS despite having Steff Evans sent off before half-time. Fully deserving of their first win at the Dublin venue in 10 years, Wayne Pivac’s outfit have set up the prospect...

Off-key Leinster unable to recover after disastrous opening half

The majority expected an all-Ireland decider at the Aviva but the Scarlets were rewarded for their consistently fearless approach across the season as they tore the Leinster defence to shreds. Leinster's Garry Ringrose goes over to score his side's first try despite th...

Lacklustre Leinster lose to 14-man Scarlets

Leinster became the first team to lose a Pro12 semi-final when they failed to break down Scarlets at the RDS despite having an extra man for the entire second half, with the Welsh side running out deserved 27-15 winners. The Welsh visitors stunned the crowd in Dublin with a Stef...

Leinster lose out to Scarlets at the RDS

Leinster 15Scarlets 27 Scarlets reached their first ever Guinness PRO12 final after defeating much-fancied Leinster 27-15 at the RDS despite having Steff Evans sent off before half-time.Fully de...

Superb Scarlets beat Leinster to reach Guinness PRO12 final despite Evans red

Fully deserving of their first win at the Dublin venue in 10 years, Wayne Pivac's outfit have set up the prospect of an all-Welsh final at the Aviva Stadium next weekend, with the Ospreys visitin...

Scarlets leave Leinster’s season once again doused in regret

Leinster 15 Scarlets 27 Another Leinster season doused in regret and failure. Two semi-final defeats tell no lies. For a...

Wales wing Steff Evans sent off in Scarlets' clash with Leinster

Wales wing Steffan Evans faces an anxious wait over a potential ban after being sent off for a dangerous tackle in the Scarlets' Guinness PRO12 semi-final against Leinster in Dublin. The 22-year...

Robbie Henshaw back in Leinster’s starting XV for PRO12 semi-final

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes to his matchday squad for the visit of Scarlets in Friday’s PRO12 semi-final. Isa Nacewa captains the side from the left wing with Ad...

Pro12: Leinster v Scarlets (Fri)

Scarlets will be without Wales forwards Ken Owens and Jake Ball for their Pro12 semi-final against Leinster in Dublin. Owens, who will tour New Zealand with the Lions, is out with an ankle probl...

The Leinster v Scarlets team news as Welsh side suffer big blow

The Scarlets will be without skipper Ken Owens for their Guinness PRO12 semi-final showdown against Leinster in Dublin on Friday night. But the absence of the in-form hooker is at least countere...