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Friday 28 April, 2017

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw Disgrace This post contains videos

Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw

Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.

Thursday 27 April, 2017

Homegrown stalwart Loughney and Fox-Matamua among 11 bound for Connacht exit this summer

Kieran Keane will take over a squad after some considerable personnel turnover.

Retiring Mike Ross starts as Leinster make sweeping changes for Glasgow's visit to RDS

The eastern province had to withdraw Jack Conan from the squad early on matchday.

IABA unveil Bernard Dunne as new high performance director

“My vision is to take the very best in the current system and match it with the very latest in high performance training.”

All Black Jerome Kaino to undergo minor knee surgery in bid to be fit for Lions

The blindside probably won’t be fit until June.

There's another tournament bid that's well worth backing for Irish rugby this weekend 2019 Dream This post contains videos

There's another tournament bid that's well worth backing for Irish rugby this weekend

The Emerald Warriors are aiming to bring the Union Cup to Dublin in 2019.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Mike Ross counting the blessings as he prepares for clean break from rugby

The prop will step away from the game to take up a job with a software company.

'He doesn't defend like a luxury player': Ringrose perfect fit for Lions

Warren Gatland’s squad will be a poorer place if the Leinster centre doesn’t travel, says Shane Horgan.

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Mike Ross, cornerstone of Ireland and Leinster, to retire from rugby at 37

The tighthead is a two-time winner of the Six Nations, Heineken Cup and Pro12.

Monday 24 April, 2017

'I will continue to take a lead': Serena Williams condemns Ilie Nastase comments

The World Number One quoted Maya Angelou in her response to the Romanian’s weekend rants.

Pain of defeat and 'what ifs' still raw for Leinster as Cullen sets sights on another semi-final

The head coach says he is ‘genuinely excited’ about Leinster’s future given the age profile of his squad yesterday.

Leinster put six-week timeframe on Kearney as Henshaw hampered by rib issue

Sean O’Brien is back running after his hamstring injury.

'We want silverware so badly': Munster determined to take Pro12 honours

‘We have to be harsh on ourselves today and say they were the better team and we’ve got to go again.’

Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I practice my kicking more than my scrummaging': Vunipolas exemplify Saracens skills

“It’s not enough just to be a set-piece prop any more.”

'Is he going to make the tackle anyway?' Sexton and Leinster left to ponder massive TMO call in Lyon

Fergus McFadden cut through a gap that looked set to give Leinster a lead in Lyon.

As it happened: Clermont Auvergne v Leinster, Champions Cup semi-final

We’re going minute-by-minute as Leo Cullen’s league leaders take on European rugby’s nearly men.

'We gave them 45 minutes of hell,' says Ryan as Munster vow to come back stronger

There was a toll to be paid for Munster’s high-tempo kicking game.

Saturday 22 April, 2017

'It's hugely reassuring that Rassie's staying' -- Scannell

Munster’s director of rugby has told his players that he is staying despite interest back home.

Sickeningly good Sarries and more talking points as Munster bow out of Europe

It was another semi-final heartbreak for the southern province today.

Friday 21 April, 2017

Mark McCall 'the rock at the core of Saracens' - Brad Barritt

The Ulsterman is in his eighth year with the Premiership giants, and he has presided over their remarkable rise.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

Test your memory of Irish clashes with Clermont and Saracens through (recent) history

They’re two of European rugby’s elite clubs and Ireland’s provinces have had many ding-dong battles with them down the years.

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'A huge player on and off the pitch': Cork's Colin Healy retires from football

John Caulfield hopes to see the 37-year-old return to City in a non-playing capacity.

Saturday 15 April, 2017

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster looked to re-take the summit of the Pro12 against a Connacht side celebrating John Muldoon’s 300th cap.

'Get it to me!' Simon Zebo was mic'd up during Munster's win over Ulster

The fullback made sure to get good and close to help stand-in scrum-half Angus Lloyd through the game.

As it happened: Munster v Ulster, Pro12

Time is running out for Ulster to claim a place in the Pro12 semi-finals. We went minute-by-minute to see if they can match up to a Munster side with one eye on Saracens.

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

More than Champions Cup warm-ups: There's a hell of a lot to play for in the Pro12

Today’s inter-pros aren’t going to be the most heated clashes ever, but they will have a big bearing on the season.

Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Sonny Bill permitted to wear Blues jersey without two sponsors, no change if he wears an All Black shirt

New Zealand Rugby will allow changes to accommodate SBW’s conscientious objection.

Warren Gatland's son named in NZ Barbarians squad to face his father's Lions

21-year-old Bryn is part of a core group of 19 provincial players for the tour opener.

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Connacht rule out Loughney, McCartney and Ili until next season

Surgery on arm and ankle injuries will keep the trio out of Pat Lam’s final games in charge.

Leading Lion Sam Warburton sidelined for six weeks before tour to NZ

The tour kicks off in Whangarei in just under nine weeks’ time.

Jason Harris-Wright to follow Pat Lam's path to Bristol

It will be the hooker’s second stint with the English club.

Sunday 9 April, 2017

Axing the academy, 105-mph baseball to the head and more of this week's best sportswriting

Out in the sun too long yesterday? Chill out with some of the best writing on the internet this week.

Saturday 8 April, 2017

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Rory Scannell took over at out-half after just eight minutes in Cork tonight.

'Unheard of': Royal County rugby on verge of coronation as Navan challenge on two fronts

The influence of director of rugby Alan Kingsley and some energetic U20s is pushing Navan torwads their first promotion since reaching the UBL.

Friday 7 April, 2017

Deysel injection for Munster, but Murray still missing for Glasgow clash

The Springbok will start in the back row of a much-changed Munster line-up.

'Limited number' of tickets for Munster's Champions Cup semi-final go on sale this afternoon

In case you had other plans for 2pm of a Friday.

Thursday 6 April, 2017

Best and Trimble back in harness to help Ulster's play-off push

Ex-Leinster prospect Nick Timoney is in line to make his debut for the northern province when the Cardiff Blues visit.

Wednesday 5 April, 2017

McFadden re-energised by young rivals after 'lost' days of injury and rehab

“When you’re with the same squad for a long period of time, things can become a tiny bit stale.”

Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Cockerill takes charge of Toulon as Ford axed after European exit

The former Tigers boss is Mourad Boudjellal’s third head coach this season.