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Dublin: 3 °C Sunday 18 February, 2018

Yesterday’s News

'It's really positive for their development': Cullen and Lowe praise Leinster's young guns

The eastern province got back to winning ways with a 20-13 victory over Scarlets at the RDS earlier.

McGrath's knee injury may leave Leinster facing Champions Cup headache

The scrum-half was replaced during Leinster’s win over Scarlets this afternoon.

Lowe-inspired Leinster battle hard to see off Pro14 rivals Scarlets

The Kiwi scored a first-half brace as Leo Cullen’s side secured a big win.

Carbery's absence doesn't bother Cullen as highly-rated Frawley steps up

The expectation was that the 22-year-old would feature against Scarlets today.

Friday 16 February, 2018

Leinster place faith in Reid-O'Loughlin partnership as Nacewa carefully managed

With Henshaw, Ringrose and Nacewa all unavailable, there is a big emphasis on Leinster’s midfield partnership for tomorrow’s clash with Scarlets.

'Some of the drugs seemed to be making no difference. It was as bad a break as I've seen'

Alison Miller’s horrific injury took the gloss off Ireland’s win over Italy last weekend.

Cullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training

The 23-year-old could come back into contention for Ireland selection next week.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

'I've seen the blueprints of a Paulie lineout already!'

Devin Toner caught up with his former team-mate at this morning’s session in Athlone.

Larmour set for Leinster game time as Schmidt releases players for provincial duty

But Joey Carbery remained with the Ireland squad this week.

Schmidt's Ireland blow off the cobwebs with high-intensity session against the U20s

This morning’s open session rounded off a mini-camp in the Midlands ahead of the visit of Wales.

Henderson, Ryan and Furlong on course to be fit for Wales after missing training

The Ireland squad were put through their paces in Athlone this morning.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland

The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.

As it happened: Porto v Liverpool, Champions League, round of 16 first leg

Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to European action at Estádio do Dragão.

Noel McNamara's Ireland handed tough World U20 Championship pool draw

They’ll face hosts France in the campaign opener.

Ireland winger Gilroy commits future to Ulster, as Timoney handed first senior contract

The northern province announced the contract news this afternoon.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Leinster's first defeat in 10 games and all the weekend's Pro14 highlights Catch Up This post contains videos

Leinster's first defeat in 10 games and all the weekend's Pro14 highlights

There were big wins for Munster, Connacht and Ulster over the weekend.

Munster's long-term absentees come through unscathed as focus turns to Cardiff

The southern province have reported a clean bill of health.

Ex-Reading and Huddersfield striker joins Shamrock Rovers ahead of new season

Daniel Carr impressed during Rovers’ recent trip to Portugal and comes straight into the squad for Friday’s Dublin derby.

Cipriani linked with moves to France and Japan after confirming Wasps departure

The 30-year-old will leave the Premiership club at the end of the season.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

'I turned pro at 13, signed a contract with Nike and that was the moment I knew I could do this'

20-year-old snowboarder Seamus O’Connor has overcome a career-threatening injury to qualify for his second Winter Olympics.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

'I just wanted to get my hands on the ball': Ireland debut a dream come true for Larmour Day To Remember This post contains videos

'I just wanted to get my hands on the ball': Ireland debut a dream come true for Larmour

The 20-year-old made one thrilling break, and will take plenty of learnings from his first 35 minutes of Test rugby.

'He was popular with everyone': Man United to honour Liam Miller tomorrow RIP

'He was popular with everyone': Man United to honour Liam Miller tomorrow

Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to the former United midfielder.

Seamus Coleman suffers muscle injury in Everton's win over Palace

The Ireland captain will have a scan tomorrow.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Italy in their first home game of the championship.

Martin O'Neill remembers Liam Miller's 'magical' Champions League goal for Celtic

Celtic have paid tribute to their former midfielder before today’s Scottish Cup tie against Partick Thistle.

5 players who stood out in Ireland's narrow win over Italy

There were several strong individual performances, even if collectively there is a lot of work to do for Noel McNamara’s side.

Friday 9 February, 2018

Former Ireland international Liam Miller passes away aged 36 RIP

Former Ireland international Liam Miller passes away aged 36

Miller won 21 caps for the Boys in Green during a 16-year playing career.

Ireland hang on against 14-man Italy to get Six Nations campaign up and running

Noel McNamara’s side were fortunate to escape with the win having led 31-8 just before half-time.

'It is tough': O'Loughlin trying to put Six Nations omission to one side

The centre starts for Leinster against Edinburgh in the Pro14 tonight.

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics

The opening ceremony took place this morning, with 16 days of competition getting underway tomorrow night.

Ireland focus on fast start in bid to get Six Nations back on track against Italy

Noel McNamara’s side are in action at Donnybrook this evening.

'I expect Jordan to provide what he has been providing in provincial matches'

Joe Schmidt says he’s looking forward to seeing Jordan Larmour bring his flying form into the Six Nations arena this weekend.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

'You have to be ready to take your opportunity and I have to do that this Saturday'

Dan Leavy is desperate to seize his chance against Italy.

'He's got a real understanding of the game': Schmidt welcomes Payne's coaching role

The 32-year-old will help Jono Gibbes and Dwayne Peel at Ulster during his continued layoff.

Schmidt looks to maintain freshness as he manages the workload of his pack

The Ireland head coach has made four changes to his side for Saturday’s clash with Italy.

'You can see every step, it's a massive help': Ireland 10 wants to follow brother's footsteps

As Ross Byrne lines out for Leinster on Friday, his younger brother Harry will be in action for Ireland U20s.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

After a difficult start to life with Leinster, Bent set for 'proud' milestone in blue

The prop will make his 100th appearance for the province in Friday’s clash with Edinburgh.

Munster's O'Sullivan maintains a family tradition as he looks to seize his chance in green

A first cousin of Niall and Rory Scannell, the powerful number eight wants to make a big impression for Ireland U20s.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'We are dying to see him back': Hip issue continues to keep O'Brien sidelined

The flanker hasn’t played since early December but Leinster say he is nearing a return.

Bealham set for Connacht return after missing out on Schmidt's Six Nations squad

There’s also good news for Connacht fans with TG4 announcing it will show Friday’s clash with Ospreys live on YouTube.

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