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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 29 July, 2016

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

A legend retires from Ireland duty, two more GAA players head to Oz and today's sport

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Chef de Mission has responded to claims about the athletes’ living quarters at the Rio Olympics.

Here’s who the Pro12 clubs have signed for the 2016/17 season

There will be some excellent new players in the league in the upcoming campaign.

Analysis: What can Munster expect from new lock Jean Kleyn?

The 22-year-old joins the province from the Stormers next month.

Connacht legend George Naoupu signs for Harlequins

The 32-year-old was released by the Pro12 champions this summer.

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'Joe got us believing that we were good enough to beat anyone'

Conor Murray remains hopeful that Joe Schmidt will remain as Ireland coach beyond 2017.

Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster' Director This post contains videos

Erasmus moulding new role to suit 'what's best for Munster'

The South African also talks about his first time encountering the province.

Bath look to new chapter with signing of Blackadder as director of rugby

The Kiwi arrives after eight seasons in charge of the Crusaders.

Rassie Erasmus' new Munster era brings emphasis on physicality

Francis Saili and Conor Murray are enthusiastic ahead of the new season.

Rugby - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Rugby - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Matt O'Connor misses out on head coach role with the Reds

Former international prop Nick Stiles was promoted to his first head coaching role ahead of the ex-Leinster boss.

Rugby - Monday 25 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Changes for GAA, €6.2 million for GPA and all today's sport

Plus, a new signing for Munster and news from J-Lo’s birthday bash.

You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Super Rugby action.

Ireland internationals return as provinces prepare for demanding season

Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster face a testing time in Europe again.

Premiership clubs boosted by new £224m+ agreement with the RFU

‘This is a true partnership focused on making English rugby the best in the world for club and country.’

Munster confirm signing of South African lock Kleyn on three-year deal

The 22-year-old will move to Limerick from the Stormers.

All Blacks extend Hansen's contract through to 2019 World Cup

Joe Schmidt may stick around a little longer then.

Rugby - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Kendrick Lamar loves a Zaytoons! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Padraig Harrington, Sean Cronin and Aisling Daly also feature.

Rugby - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Relentless Chiefs hit Stormers for 60 to set up mouthwatering semi-final against Hurricanes Super Rugby This post contains videos

Relentless Chiefs hit Stormers for 60 to set up mouthwatering semi-final against Hurricanes

The Chiefs clearly didn’t pay any mind to their poor record on South African soil.

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders Early Mauling This post contains videos

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders

The south islanders were the first Kiwi side to fall in this weekend’s knock-out stage.

Rugby League's World Cup boss resigns after leaving abusive and threatening voicemail

“I left a voice message that said I’m really disappointed and pissed off and I’m going to go for you and I was going to tell the world about the lies.”

'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go'

Leinster’s new centre has had to deal with the set-back of a bad knee injury ahead of his debut season.

TJ Perenara stars as Hurricanes blow Sharks away in Super Rugby 1/4 final Masterclass This post contains videos

TJ Perenara stars as Hurricanes blow Sharks away in Super Rugby 1/4 final

The only downside to the 41 – 0 win was an injury to Dane Coles.

Hurricanes come up with terrific early try in atrocious conditions

Jason Woodward made handling a bar of soap look easy.

Rugby - Friday 22 July, 2016

John Muldoon dreamt of 'being Joe Cooney' when he won an All-Ireland minor medal with Galway Thank GAA This post contains videos

John Muldoon dreamt of 'being Joe Cooney' when he won an All-Ireland minor medal with Galway

Things could have turned out differently for the Connacht captain.

Rugby - Thursday 21 July, 2016

NRL suspend player for sex-tape scandal, consorting with criminals and drug possession

Eight games seems kind of lenient for Corey Norman’s extensive rap sheet.

Hold on tight, the Super Rugby 1/4 finals are here

Can New Zealand shut out the rest of the southern hemisphere this weekend?

Rugby - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Health scare for Davy, failed drugs tests in UFC and today's sport Wednesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Health scare for Davy, failed drugs tests in UFC and today's sport

Elsewhere, Sam Allardyce is expected to be unveiled as the new England manager tomorrow and John Kavanagh backs Conor McGregor to secure decisive victory in Nate Diaz rematch.

Two South African rugby union players fail drugs tests

The players are from two separate unions.

Connacht release new hooped home jersey for this season

Pat Lam’s side will line out in this kit for the upcoming campaign.

Rugby - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Our Paralympic flag-bearer, blow for the Dubs and all today's sport

Plus, Ed Joyce not out as two of our teams fly out to Rio.

Haskell posts positive report after toe surgery that could keep him out until 2017

He even ‘broke his number one rule’ to celebrate.

Scotland international and Welsh centre's brother make Team GB squad for Rio sevens

England winger Anthony Watson’s older brother Marcus also made the grade.

Super Bowl winner gets call to play sevens for USA at Olympics

Nate Ebner will miss about two weeks of pre-season training due to his commitment to Rio.

Rugby - Monday 18 July, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Russia blasted over doping report, double-header for Croker and today's sport

Elsewhere, four Irish U20 players have joined the Connacht academy and Peter Sagan wins a cracking sprint finish in the Tour de France.

4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy

Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.

Pro12 not enough for you? Here's who the provincial 'A' teams will meet in the B and I Cup this year

There’s a wealth of talent and entertainment to be seen below the senior level of Irish rugby.

Rugby - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Overhaul of 6 Nations could be on the cards - WRU chairman

As part of the changes, the tournament could be moved to April, as well as an introduction of a bonus points system.

Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders pack bags for Jo'burg as Jaguares tame Lions in Buenos Aires

New Zealand teams have avoided each other and could force an all-Kiwi semi-final stage.

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