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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 22 April, 2018

Today’s News

Munster not thinking about all-Irish final before facing the heat in Bordeaux

Peter O’Mahony and his side have a big hurdle in front of them in the shape of Racing 92.

Yesterday’s News

Letter from Bordeaux: Munster fans out in force in French sunshine

The southern province will have the greater support for tomorrow’s semi-final against Racing 92.

'We’ve got a lot of world-class players in our back three' - Zebo misses out

The experienced fullback has missed out on a start for the clash with Racing 92.

'It will have an impact' - Munster and Racing to do battle in scorching weather

It’s set to hit 27°C in Bordeaux tomorrow.

Bow ties, blazers, champagne at half-time: Racing's 'Le Show-Bizz' era

Munster’s Champions Cup semi-final opponents had an interesting era in the late 1980s.

Sexton takes on home province Leinster for first time in B&I semi-final

The 25-year-old second row is a key player for the Jersey Reds.

Friday 20 April, 2018

Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events'

“We are actively developing the contents of our Player Wellbeing Programme in conjunction with the IRFU and provincial management teams.”

Munster and Holland feel they're no longer 'a little bit one-dimensional'

Tipperary totem Donnacha Ryan will be targeting Munster’s lineout on Sunday in France.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

Lowe and McGrath set to miss out as Henshaw makes Leinster return

Isa Nacewa looks likely to shift to the wing as Henshaw comes into the midfield.

'If I'm still watching it on YouTube and thinking about it, then it's no good to me'

Andrew Conway will be looking to make another game-changing impact for Munster against Racing 92.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Munster's support won the hearts of South Africans, the way they follow their team'

Johann van Graan is pleased with how Munster’s tour prepared them to take on Racing 92 this weekend.

'He's just incredible' - Murray the main man for Munster ahead of France trip

The Ireland international is vital for the southern province this weekend against Racing 92.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Sean O'Brien set to miss out on Leinster's semi-final clash with Scarlets

The back row may even require surgery on his shoulder injury.

Earls return to training could give Munster 'a massive boost' for Racing tie

The 30-year-old win will return to training with Munster tomorrow.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

Prospect of an all-Irish Champions Cup final thrilling for Munster and Leinster fans

The semi-finals in Dublin and Bordeaux next weekend promise to excite.

'Changing the mindset in the younger groups is a huge legacy from these last few years'

We spoke to Glenstal head coach Sean Skehan about his side’s Munster Schools Senior Cup success.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow

Joe Schmidt recently said the club game is “the base” rugby in Ireland is built on.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

John Muldoon to link up with Pat Lam again as Bristol's defence coach

The Connacht legend is moving straight into professional coaching after he retires from playing.

'Jenny fits in with our culture of working extremely hard to have fun'

Ireland international Jenny Murphy will help to coach the new Naas RFC women’s team next season.

Springbok out-half Goosen returns from 'retirement' against Munster

The 25-year-old comes straight into the Cheetahs’ 10 shirt.

Zebo returns at fullback as Munster mix things up for Cheetahs clash

Captain Peter O’Mahony is also back as Johann van Graan makes nine changes.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

World Cup a primary focus for Ireland men's 7s after Hong Kong heartbreak

The Irish side will have to wait until next season for another shot at qualifying for the World Series.

Monday 9 April, 2018

Deegan's daylight robbery against Zebre the latest Leinster Pro14 curiosity

Leinster’s recent games have thrown up some intriguing decisions.

Analysis: Ulster show signs of life as lineout attack shines in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes’ men scored three first-half tries from lineout platforms against Edinburgh.

Kidney's London Irish win, Madigan and Bristol promoted, and all the exiles action

London Irish and Bristol may still be swapping places next season.

'Johnny and Isa, they’ve been there before and know what it takes to win'

The impressively mature Garry Ringrose prefers to celebrate team-mates’ tries, rather than his own.

Sunday 8 April, 2018

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness' Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

Saturday 7 April, 2018

'Always being the little kid, you have to try and find a way not to get hit too hard’

Instinct, intelligence, analysis: What makes Joey Carbery the player he is?

Friday 6 April, 2018

CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George

The 28-year-old leads a Munster team featuring 10 changes from last weekend.

'I was at every Leinster final. The Millennium was the best one, for me that stuck out'

21-year-old second row James Ryan is hungry for more trophy success this season.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes

We’ve seen a similar tactic from Exeter, the All Blacks and Ireland, among others, in recent times.

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess

An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.

Ireland men's 7s go after World Series qualification in Hong Kong

Billy Dardis and his team get their bid underway in Hong Kong early tomorrow morning.

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam

The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Analysis: Munster man Rory Scannell's superb form keeps him in Ireland mix

The 24-year-old has been a key player for his province for the past three seasons.

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Analysis: Leinster's lethal attack tears Saracens apart for three classy tries

Leinster’s scores all came on kick return and showed off their rounded threat with ball in hand.

Munster's Conor Murray underlines his deep rugby intelligence

The scrum-half’s first-half try was exceptionally clever.

Monday 2 April, 2018

Prendergast's attack helping to give Oyonnax a shot at Top 14 survival

The Irishman first moved to France in a coaching capacity in 2013 to join Grenoble.

Munster set off for South Africa with a Champions Cup semi-final to come

The belief in Munster’s squad has been greatly boosted by their win over Toulon at Thomond Park.

Sunday 1 April, 2018

'The Munster way is to do it the difficult way' - Van Graan grateful after Munster win

The Munster boss had a flashback to the 2007 Super Rugby final yesterday in Thomond Park.

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