Good start for Irish provinces in Heineken Cup rugby

A winning start for all 3 Irish provinces in first round of the Heineken European Cup. Ulster [url=]beat 3 times winners Toulouse[/url], Leinster [url=]beat Guinness Premiership side Gloucester[/url] and the holders Munster [url=]beat twice winners Leicester.[/url]

Munster out-half Ronan O’Gara caused some controversy during the week when he was reported to say that the English Guinness Premiership and players were [url=,,1924002,00.html]over-hyped and over-rated[/url]. With 7 out of 8 Magners Celtic League teams winning and 5 out of 6 Guinness Premiership teams losing, he has yet to be proved wrong.

In the second tier European Challenge Cup, Connacht [url=]lost to Harlequins.[/url]