Leinster pipped rivals Munster by a single point in their United Rugby Championship clash in Thomond Park.
Tries from Scott Penny and Dan Sheehan — as well as a number of penalties from Ross Byrne — helped Leinster to a thrilling 20-19 victory.
Úd uimhir a hocht ag Dan Sheehan sa séasúr seo agus tá na Laighingh chun tosaigh arísAdvertisement
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Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-1 to move just 5 points away from the Champions League spots.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk put the Reds in front in the first half.
The home side got a goal back through Ollie Watkins, but Stefan Bajcetic sealed the win with 10 minutes to go.
Earlier, Newcastle have moved up to 2nd with a 3-0 win away to Leicester this afternoon.
Chris Wood's penalty gave the visitors the lead after just 3 minutes, with Miguel Almiron doubling their advantage.
Joelinton then put the result beyond doubt, as the Magpies leapfrog Man City in the league standings.
Elsewhere, an injury-time winner from Rayan Ait-Nouri gave Wolves a 2-1 win at Everton to move them off the foot of the table.
And Brighton are up to sixth following a 3-1 win at Southampton.
Fulham claimed a 3-0 victory over nine-man Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The first Premier League game of the day finished 2-2 between Brentford and Tottenham.
The Willie Mullins-trained Saint Roi won the Grade One Brand New Racing Post App Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
The 3/1 shot beat the Gordon Elliott-trained Fil Dor by two-and-a-quarter lengths in the feature race on Day One of the Christmas festival.