Clermont-Auvergne beat Munster 16-10 to reach the final of rugby union’s Heineken Cup for the first time.
Ronan O’Gara kicked all the points for two-time champion Munster in an 18-12 win over Harlequins in the quarterfinals of European rugby’s Heineken Cup today. Toulon also reached the last four.
Owen Farrell kicked all England’s points in a 12-6 win against Ireland that lifted his team atop the standings after two rounds of rugby’s Six Nations.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Ireland beat Italy 36-6 to reach the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals as a pool winner and join Argentina and Wales in completing the last-eight lineup at the 20-nation tournament in New Zealand.
Saracens beat two-time champion Munster 19-13 to retain its lead in Pool 1 after the fourth round of games in rugby’s Heineken Cup
Ireland beat Australia 15-6 to move atop Pool C at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
France rebounded from back-to-back losses to defeat England 19-12 and reach its fifth straight Rugby World Cup semifinal, where it will face Wales.
Argentina defeated Scotland 13-12 to keep alive its chances of advancing to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, while Ireland routed Russia to lead Pool C and Samoa beat Fiji to stay in contention to win its group.
Ireland defeated Scotland 21-18 for its second win in this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament.