Rugby World Cup Quarters Begin Today

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The World Cup quarter-finals get underway today. Defending champions New Zealand will start as favourites against a wounded French side at the Millennium Stadium in an 8pm match in Cardiff. Earlier, South Africa will take-on Wales at Twickenham in a four o’clock game. Welsh assistant coach Neil Jenkins knows that his players will have to be fully focused for the full 80 minutes [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/47126/medium/”] Munster are in action this afternoon in the Guinness Pro12. They could potentially go top of the table with a big win over the Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park, where kick-off is at half-past one. Connacht were the only Irish province to emerge victorious from last night’s action. Pat Lam’s side are up to second place after a resounding bonus-point win over Zebre at the Sportsground, but Leinster and Ulster both slumped to away defeats. Connacht ran-in five tries against the Italian minnows as they claimed a 34-15 win in Galway. But Leinster were left to rue their sluggish start to their clash with the Scarlets as they suffered a 25-14 defeat in Wales. The home side opened-up a 25-0 lead shortly after the hour mark before two late tries from Leinster put a gloss on the scoreboard. Meanwhile, Ulster had to settle for a losing bonus-point as they were beaten 16-10 by their hosts Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

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