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Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Shamrock Rovers re-sign Alan Mannus as his contract expires in Scotland

The Northern Ireland international will be 36 when he is eligible to play for the Hoops on 1 July.

Another title-winner departs Connacht as homegrown stalwart Browne bids farewell

The lock has been injury-hit in recent seasons, but is “looking forward to the next challenge.’

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'This is Jamison’s time': Lancaster ready to trust in JGP with McGrath running out of time

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster could have to choose between the scrum-half and star wing James Lowe for the Champions Cup semi-final against Scarlets.

'You're either all-in, or you're out': Leavy braced for breakdown battle with Beirne

‘It used to be a straight-out brawl between me and Tadhg and all the senior players.’

Monday 16 April, 2018

Leinster rate O'Brien 50-50 for Scarlets, but Henshaw and Conan to train fully ahead of semi-final

Luke McGrath also remains a major doubt for Leinster and so Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster could be forced to drop James Lowe or Scott Fardy.

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights Murray Magic This post contains videos

Munster flex their muscles in Bloem', Italians do the job in Dublin and all your Pro14 highlights

Meanwhile, Jacob Stockdale added to his extensive collection of intercepts and Connacht struggled to keep pace with Glasgow.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

16 seasons of AIL rugby come to an end for the record-breaking Barry Keeshan today

The Dolphin stalwart broke the AIL points scoring record last season and will knock over the final additions to it this afternoon.

Molony leads drive of Leinster fringe eager for taste of big days ahead

As Benetton visit the RDS the young lock is intent on giving Cullen and Lancaster reason to keep him in mind for next weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys DC

Fresh contract extension for Darren Cave as he leads unchanged Ulster back-line against Ospreys

Ulster’s former forwards coach Allen Clarke stands between them and a second Pro14 win on the bounce.

'You can't just sit back and think it will happen again': Black intent on leaving Ulster on a winning note

The prop will move on to Worcester next season having contributed to some of Ulster’s better days.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Tiernan O'Halloran cited for alleged contact with the eye area

A disciplinary panel will convene in Glasgow tomorrow before Connacht travel to face the Warriors on Friday.

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Brilliant blocks ought to be celebrated... except when they lead to a wide open shot

That’s the thing about defending, you have to keep doing it.

JP Doyle to referee Munster's Champions Cup semi-final against Racing, Poite given Leinster-Scarlets gig

The Leinster-born ref was also in charge of Racing’s October visit to Thomond Park.

'I’d like to think someone like Jordan Larmour can learn a bit off me as well' - Fergus McFadden

The wing is a veteran of two European Cup wins and putting his experience to use as stars pop up around him.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Scarlets snap up a second Cheetahs star for next season

The Welsh region will lose Tadhg Beirne, Scott Williams and John Barclay this summer, but they’ve looked to the Pro14 new boys to bolster their ranks.

Luke McGrath fitness a key to Leinster's Lowe threat

The Kiwi has been exceptional value since arriving from Waikato this season, but Leinster could have to choose between him and Scott Fardy if McGrath’s injury persists.

Leinster confident that Sean O'Brien will see game-time this weekend

‘We are very, very hopeful he is going to be involved this weekend. He knows he needs more minutes under his legs, more game-time.’

Monday 9 April, 2018

Centre Daly back in Leinster training after cruel pre-season injury

The 24-year-old injured his ACL in the first game of pre-season, but could end a nine-month stint on the sidelines this week.

Friday 6 April, 2018

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No rest required for Furlong and Healy as they lead Leinster into Zebre clash

On the bench, the son of former Ireland and Lions centre Brendan Mullin is in line to make his provincial debut.

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'Pretty mentally tough' Tony Finau confounded logic to power round Augusta after horrific ankle injury

Wolverine-like recovery powers are the only way of explaining how the 28-year-old shot 68 on his Masters debut a day after dislocating his ankle.

7/11: Ireland off to perfect start with two wins in Hong Kong

Playing for a coveted place in the Sevens World Series, Ireland have scored 11 tries in wins over the Cook Islands and Jamaica this morning.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

Ireland U20 prop O'Toole starts alongside returning Rory Best in Edinburgh

Jono Gibbes has made a total of seven changes from the team who lost heavily in Cardiff.

Playoff picture: What your province needs from the final rounds of the Pro14

There’s knockout rugby and Champions Cup places at stake as the provinces move into the endgame of the Pro14.

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Fitzgerald called in as Munster rule Zebo out of weekend match in South Africa

Johann van Graan now has a touring squad of 30 for matches against the Kings and Cheetahs.

Sergio Garcia's champions dinner menu was a bitter disappointment (to us)

Listen, we’re sure it tasted fine, but that’s not the point.

Chaos, stars and 'SUMO' firing Leinster up for revenge match with Scarlets

James Tracy trotted out one of Stuart Lancaster’s favoured mantras as Leinster hit a lull between massive European games.

'Last week he did everything he could': O'Brien came close to facing Saracens, Henshaw beating a path to Scarlets

Both Ireland internationals are making their way back from shoulder injuries.

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

McIlroy paired with Scott and Rahm for early rounds in Augusta

Tiger Woods will follow hot on the heels of defending champion Sergio Garcia.

EPCR confirm Sunday service for Munster's Bordeaux battle with Racing

The governing body this afternoon confirmed kick-off times and broadcasters for the Champions Cup semi-finals.

Leinster hope to have Larmour and Conan in full training before Scarlets semi-final clash

However, the number eight isn’t expected to take a full part in training until the week of the European fixture.

Monday 2 April, 2018

'Man, when we get it right, we get it right' - Connacht coach Keane

It’s what happens between the peak of their performance that has Connacht facing another year in the Challenge Cup.

'Even for guys headed for the very top, the Colours is a hugely significant game'

Established in 1952, the latest installment of The Colours Match will have stars of the future alongside pillars of Irish rugby history.

Sunday 1 April, 2018

Donnacha Ryan's Racing win in Clermont to set up semi-final clash with Munster

A controversial Dan Carter pass tilted an intense contest in Racing’s favour.

As it happened: Leinster v Saracens, Champions Cup quarter-final

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster took aim at Saracens with a home semi-final on the line.

KK focuses on the positives as 'naive' Connacht take aim at another crucial clash

‘It just put a smile on my face that we kept coming back and coming back. That’s pleasing for me.’

Saturday 31 March, 2018

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final

The western province refused to lie down as they shared eight tries with the Premiership side.

Friday 30 March, 2018

'The opportunity came out of nowhere': From the AIL to the Champions Cup 1/4 finals (and back again)

This time last year Angus Lloyd was preparing for a Champions Cup quarter-final, now he’s back studying and pondering how to dismantle UCD’s defence.

'Where you're under the most stress and pressure and everything's high-octane, that's far more fun'

Fresh from the pressure of a Grand Slam, Cian Healy has another fun-filled weekend in store.

Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia

The South African was due to be assistant referee for Ireland’s Grand Slam victory in Twickenham, but was replaced after his involvement in an England training

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