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Rugby - Today’s News

Thanks Paulie and more talking points as Munster take on Ospreys

Last night’s starter was incredible, we’re ready for the main course.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster

Finn Russell’s nerveless late conversion sent Glasgow into a second consecutive final.

Sexton recalled to Racing Métro team for pivotal Top 14 clash

It’s a big day in French rugby tomorrow and former Ireland U20 prop Denis Coulson will play a part.

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

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Wasps could play with an Irish centre pairing next season after confirming 4 new signings Buzzing This post contains videos

Wasps could play with an Irish centre pairing next season after confirming 4 new signings

Dai Young has recruited two Dubliners with a 10-year age gap.

James O’Connor’s absolute howler cost the Reds dearly this morning

The Australian franchise’s season took another turn for the worse.

Lam makes two changes as Connacht look for Champions Cup qualification

Kieran Marmion has been ruled out for four weeks, meaning John Cooney starts the visit to Gloucester.

Captain O’Mahony and Zebo fit to start Munster’s Pro12 semi-final in Thomond

The Ireland international pair have proven their fitness to face the Ospreys

Robbie Deans calls on Leinster trio to face Ireland with Barbarians

Shane Jennings will finish his professional career by playing for the famous invitational side.

Gilroy hoping scintillating Ulster form catches Schmidt’s eye for World Cup

The 23-year-old has been in excellent try-scoring form for Ulster so far this season.

6 men who could fill Leinster’s vacant head coach position

We’re expecting Jake White to be in the news a lot this summer.

Rugby - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Leinster and All Blacks the role models for Townsend’s Warriors

The Scottish side host Ulster in the first Pro12 semi-final tomorrow night.

‘I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time’

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

We’ll Leave It There So: Matt’s finished, the price of Sterling, and all of today’s sport

Plus Cian Healy’s neck, Gazza’s phone and much, much more…

Former All Black Deans emerges as early front-runner for Leinster job

The ex-Australia coach is understood to be interested in relocating to Europe.

‘I had my mam coming in to me saying, “Are you going to miss the World Cup?”

Cian Healy expects to be back hitting scrums at least 7 weeks before the World Cup

Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door

The Australian is likely to head back to his native land for his next job.

From Treviso to … Treviso: 5 games that proved pivotal in Matt O’Connor’s downfall

The Leinster boss left by mutual consent this morning and there will hardly be too much outcry from Leinster supporters.

George North’s ‘nightmare situation’ continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final

The Northampton wing declared himself symptom-free, but his medical team have not cleared him to play.

Ulster ring the changes as front-liners return for Glasgow semi-final

Influential second row Franco van der Merwe misses out due to a knee injury.

Matt O’Connor to leave Leinster after two years in charge

The Australian had a year remaining on his contract.

O’Connor leaves ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with Leinster form

The Australian says the European exploits under his watch was a journey to be proud of.

A former All Black is joining Peter Stringer at Sale Sharks

Another good signing for the Aviva Premiership side.

We’re going to the World Cup to win it — Cian Healy has utmost faith in ‘The Joe Show’

Well there’s no point in going over to get knocked out at the group stage, is there?

Rugby - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

How did an Aussie rugby star end up wearing a Cork City shirt in this video? Random This post contains videos

How did an Aussie rugby star end up wearing a Cork City shirt in this video?

The Leesiders were at the heart of the celebrations when Newcastle Knights won their first Grand Final.

Danny Barnes and 4 more of the best Pro12 semi-finals

The play-off stage of the league has lived in the shadow of European finals, until now.

Missing out on Pro12 play-offs is ‘unacceptable’ for Leinster – Madigan

The Leinster out-half says Matt O’Connor’s men will take positives from the season too.

‘I buried a nice shot on Dougie Howlett and broke the shoulder internally’

Luke Fitzgerald is on the comeback trail but expects to be fit for Ireland’s World Cup warm-ups.

No Thomond Park sell-out but Munster looking to home advantage

Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy says the Munster pack ‘can strangle teams’.

Kerry and Clare GAA players in Ireland Women’s Sevens squad as they start Olympic bid

Louise Galvin is part of a 12-strong squad has been named for this weekend’s tournament in Amsterdam.

No Armitage or Abendanon but Burgess makes England’s World Cup squad

Stuart Lancaster has selected seven uncapped players for the 50-man training panel.

Munster excited by potential of former schools sensation McCarthy

The Young Munster wing was named in Anthony Eddy’s Ireland Sevens squad yesterday.

Door still open for GAA players chasing Olympic dream with Ireland 7s

Sevens director Anthony Eddy says the gaelic footballer who tried out for Sevens narrowly missed out on this selection.

Rugby - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

‘Rest of the world have a big head start on us’: Nucifora seeking gradual gains from shoestring 7s

The Australian is hoping Ireland can put themselves in with a shout of Olympic qualification.

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