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Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship

Munster’s player development manager will take the role on an interim basis for the tournament in Georgia.

Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket

The Galway native will move into the senior coaching box after 13 years in charge of the academy.

Iain Henderson starts, Stu Olding 10 again for Ulster's Dragons trip

Paddy Jackson is among the replacements for Ulster despite not featuring against England.

Ulster flanker Coetzee scheduled to return for start of next season

The worst was feared for the Springbok, but exploratory surgery yesterday showed only cartilage damage and he faces a four-month recovery.


'Hotels for seven weeks' and straight back to the grindstone for Cian Healy

The loosehead had hoped for more than his minutes in the Six Nations, but the next challenge is coming too quickly to look back.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

100 up for Luke Marshall after being frustratingly close to Six Nations Centurion This post contains videos

100 up for Luke Marshall after being frustratingly close to Six Nations

‘You can end up missing two games and you don’t play at all.’

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'Decompression' days key for Irish internationals with season-shaping weeks ahead

There’s not much time for players to settle into a provincial rhythm before the European Cup quarter-final.

Murray, Ringrose and Furlong among six Irish-based nominees for European Player of the Year

Six of the Champions Cup quarter-finalists are represented.

Monday 20 March, 2017

'Southern hemisphere people think it's a kick-fest and we play in the mud'

Hayden Triggs is reveling in a confident Leinster side hoping to pick up exactly where they left off in the Pr012.

Coaching merry-go-round sees Clarke take charge of Ospreys forwards

The former Ireland international will replace Jono Gibbes’ brother Chris at the Welsh region.

Leinster hope to have Cronin and Nacewa back fit this weekend

The province say that Jamie Heaslip will see a specialist about a lower back issue this week.

Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10 Aesthetics This post contains a poll

Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10

Or be awkward and suggest one from the other 56 in this year’s Championship.

Vunipola intent on celebrating and learning after defeat in Dublin

The Saracens back row also admitted Paul O’Connell had them well warned about Peter O’Mahony’s line-out threat.

Sunday 19 March, 2017

Aviva standing ovation 'a really special moment' for ferocious Furlong

The crowd on Lansdowne Road showed their appreciation for every player last night, but few got a more rousing response than Wexford’s finest.

'Physically, the girls are beaten up': Hope shines in painful end to Ireland's 6 Nations

Through the pain of St Patrick’s Day Ireland showed promise of a big summer ahead.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

CJ on O'Mahony: 'Throw anything at him, he'll attack it full-on'

The Munster men’s familiarity ensured there was no disruption despite the late back row reshuffle.

'Maybe a leprechaun tackled him': Heaslip injury a stroke of luck for Ireland, says Eddie Jones

“O’Mahony is a fantastic player and those conditions probably suited him better than Heaslip.”

Friday 17 March, 2017

Ireland women push England to their limits in intense Grand Slam decider

A sickening injury to Claire Molloy helped England pull away in tonight’s Slam decider.

England hold on for U20 Grand Slam despite ferocious Irish effort

Defence wins Championships and England’s withstood a St Patrick’s Day onslaught.

Thursday 16 March, 2017

Toner a conspicuous absentee as Ryan vows a 'seamless transition' with Henderson

The big Leinster lock has started 36 Tests since Schmidt took charge of Ireland, but makes way for a new combination this weekend.

Powerful, 'hard-working' Conway in line to show off skills on debut day

England will likely be the in-form Munster man’s first Test experience.

'If we lost Murray early, we'd be vulnerable': Schmidt explains changes for England

The Kiwi hopes that Rob Kearney won’t be sidelined with his knee injury for long.

Marmion, Payne and Henderson start in Ireland's 6 Nations finale against England

Conor Murray has not recovered from his shoulder injury for the clash with the already-crowned champions.

Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Ireland intent on keeping focus in-house rather than on English record bid

“We haven’t played to our potential. We want to be able to sit in a changing room and look at each other and be proud of each other and what we can do as a group,” says Sean O’Brien.

'To get experience in those situations is great': Marmion ready to build after impressing in Cardiff

It was a rare opportunity for the scrum-half to show his worth for a extended period on the big stage.

Groin issue makes Keith Earls a doubt for Ireland v England

Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton took a full part in training i Maynooth today.

Peter O'Mahony: Ireland's gameplan hasn't changed, we have the solutions within us

“Guys know that it’s the little things at the weekend that let us down.”

Monday 13 March, 2017

'We're really close, we know we are': POM adamant that fine margins are the only issue for Ireland

The Munster captain insists that he’s been happy to play a supporting role in this Championship.

'Stinger' won't keep Murray from facing England, but it's a leg fracture for Tommy Bowe

Fergus McFadden will replace the Ulster wing in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Punishment may not be over for Scotland as Brown is cited for early tip tackle Poor Turn Of Frase This post contains videos

Punishment may not be over for Scotland as Brown is cited for early tip tackle

England began carving Scotland apart immediately after Brown was sin-binned on Saturday.

Saturday 11 March, 2017

As it happened: England v Scotland, Six Nations Triple Crown decider

We went minute-by-minute as Vern Cotter’s entertaining Scots went to Twickenham in search of a Triple Crown.

France turned the flair all the way up for this terrific try against Italy Gael Force This post contains videos

Friday 10 March, 2017

If you can bear to watch, here are the highlights from Ireland's incredibly frustrating night in Wales Video Nasty This post contains videos

'We'll only have ourselves to blame': Rory Best laments missed chances in Wales defeat

The Ireland captain was ‘bitterly disappointed’ as Ireland’s title hopes took a beating by Wales.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Six Nations

It’s Friday and there was a thoroughly crucial international rugby match on.

Thursday 9 March, 2017

Kurtley Beale will leave Wasps and head home in good time for the 2019 World Cup

Though not until well after he takes on Leinster in the Champions Cup.

Nash holds captaincy despite Kelly return to Ireland U20 midfield

Utility back Jack Kelly had been named captain before the tournament kicked off, but injury has forced ‘the armband’ to be passed along.

Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy

Conor O’Shea has made three changes from the impressive performance in Twickenham.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Reports of George North's demise are greatly exaggerated, says Schmidt

“If you’ve seen the size, the strength and the speed and agility of such a big man, why would you go looking for him?”

Finishing up gym sessions at 7.45am part and parcel of Heaslip's 'lucky' 100-cap haul

The Leinster man remembers trying to emulate Denis Leamy when he first came into the Ireland setup.

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