All-Ireland League at a glance
It has taken 1,200 minutes of rugby, but the champions have finally won a match. A one-point away win over Garryowen at Dooradoyle ended their barren spell and gave them a chink of light in their battle against relegation as Richie Leydon and Danny Riordan crossed for tries.
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Alan Cotter (Young Munster)
IN the cold light of the Twickenham aftermath, Irish rugby is on the lookout for signs of hope in the front row and Munster academy prospect Cotter is being name-checked as a potential long-term option.
The Young Munster man has been the cornerstone of the Cookies' scrum this season but he might not be around Clifford Park much longer.
53The points difference that separates leaders Clontarf and second- placed St Mary's. In a title race this tight, it could be crucial.