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Foley satisfied with home win

Munster head coach Anthony Foley described his side's 14-3 home triumph over Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup as a "satisfying result".

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Challenge Cup round-up

London Irish made it two wins from two in the Challenge Cup as they battled past Grenoble 25-15 at the Stade Lesdiguières.

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Munster too strong for Sarries

Munster took control of European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 with a 14-3 victory over Saracens at Thomond Park.

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Rovigo v Cardiff Blues preview

Cardiff Blues visit minnows Rovigo on Saturday, where victory for the Welsh side would tighten their grip on Pool 1 ahead of back-to-back meetings with London Irish in December.

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Exeter v Connacht preview

Exeter failed to get their European campaign off to a winning start after a late Bayonne try condemned them to a 30-24 loss in France six days ago.

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Oyonnax v Gloucester

Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys has braced his team for "a huge test" against European Challenge Cup opponents Oyonnax at Stade Charles-Mathon.

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Wing May commits to Gloucester

Jonny May has signed a new long-term contract with Gloucester.

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Saturday's Challenge Cup

Saturday sees four European Rugby Challenge Cup showdowns, with Cardiff, Exeter, Connacht and Gloucester all in action.

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Beale fined by ARU over text

Kurtley Beale has been fined 24,500 by the Australian Rugby Union for a serious violation of the ARU code of conduct by sending an offensive text.

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Sky Live: Clermont v Sale

Despite both enduring losing starts to the campaign last weekend, Clermont Auvergne and Sale Sharks picked up losing bonus points which could prove crucial in the 'Pool of Death'.

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Sky Live: M'pellier v Glasgow

Glasgow will aim to back up their emphatic win over Bath as coach Gregor Townsend returns to familiar stomping ground in Montpellier.

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Sky Live: Castres v Leinster

Three-time champions of Europe Leinster will aim to take control of Pool 2 on Sunday as they travel to France for a showdown with Castres.

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