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Rugby - Today’s News

Challenge Cup kings Gloucester book ticket to Bilbao with emphatic win

A third European Challenge Cup crown is a win away for Gloucester after they easily disposed of Newcastle Falcons on Friday.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'

Donnacha Ryan is preparing to face his former club in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown, but the 34-year-old has gained a fresh perspective since moving to France.

Lansdowne stand in the way of Cork Con's remarkable six-in-a-row bid

The two clubs meet in Saturday’s Bateman Cup final at Temple Hill.

Wasps forward Johnson provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

The South African has been with the Premiership club since 2012.

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'He cleans up other people's mistakes': Sexton thrilled to have Henshaw back to battle Scarlets

The captain is hoping the ‘hard truths’ learned in two semi-final losses last year can be put to good use tomorrow.

Dragons centre forced to retire from rugby at 28 due to major trauma scars on brain

Adam Hughes made 119 appearances for the Welsh region.

Leinster name strong 'A' team for tomorrow's B&I Cup semi-final

Adam Byrne, Ian Nagle and Josh Murphy all start against the Jersey Reds.

Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen revealed that the flanker required a procedure on the issue this morning.

Henderson captains Ulster for visit of star-studded Warriors

Jono Gibbes can still push the northern province to a play-off if they can beat the Conference B leaders.

Earls ready to take flight again as Munster name side for Racing 92 battle

Ireland’s Grand Slam-winning wing is fit for Sunday’s European semi.

Henshaw returns as Leinster go with JGP over Lowe for semi-final clash with Scarlets

Cullen and Lancaster have picked Scott Fardy and Jamison Gibson-Park as their two permitted ‘non-Europeans’.

Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events'

“We are actively developing the contents of our Player Wellbeing Programme in conjunction with the IRFU and provincial management teams.”

Munster and Holland feel they're no longer 'a little bit one-dimensional'

Tipperary totem Donnacha Ryan will be targeting Munster’s lineout on Sunday in France.

Rugby - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Lowe and McGrath set to miss out as Henshaw makes Leinster return

Isa Nacewa looks likely to shift to the wing as Henshaw comes into the midfield.

Joseph likely to miss England's tour of South Africa

England’s options for the summer are likely to be further restricted, with Jonathan Joseph ruled out for the season.

After three Ireland caps and 204 club appearances, Ulster scrum-half announces retirement

Paul Marshall will hang up his boots at the end of the current season.

'Happy days if people want to underestimate us but we will do our talking on the field'

Rob Evans and Scarlets have no fear coming to Dublin to face Leinster.

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'If I'm still watching it on YouTube and thinking about it, then it's no good to me'

Andrew Conway will be looking to make another game-changing impact for Munster against Racing 92.

Herring hopes to see Ulster unleash intensity against Warriors

This weekend sees Ulster play the game in hand they hold over Benetton and if they can take full advantage the play-offs remain within reach.

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Rugby - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

South African given 4-year ban as English rugby sees first doping fail since 2011

20-year-old Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Brandon Staples tested positive for three banned substances.

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.’

All Blacks speak out against Israel Folau's homophobic comments

TJ Perenara and Brad Weber have criticised the Australian.

Fardy determined not to come up short again

The 33-year-old knows the feeling of finishing second best.

'Munster's support won the hearts of South Africans, the way they follow their team'

Johann van Graan is pleased with how Munster’s tour prepared them to take on Racing 92 this weekend.

'He's just incredible' - Murray the main man for Munster ahead of France trip

The Ireland international is vital for the southern province this weekend against Racing 92.

Rugby - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Sean O'Brien set to miss out on Leinster's semi-final clash with Scarlets

The back row may even require surgery on his shoulder injury.

Five Spain players hit with lengthy bans following controversial World Cup qualifier

They accosted Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu after their 18-10 defeat to Belgium.

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The man who broke Irish hearts at Croke Park confirms imminent retirement from rugby

Vincent Clerc, winner of 67 international caps for France, has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Four men summoned to English court in relation to Eddie Jones abuse

British Transport Police have confirmed four men will appear in court on 16 May in relation to abuse aimed at England coach Eddie Jones.

Earls return to training could give Munster 'a massive boost' for Racing tie

The 30-year-old win will return to training with Munster tomorrow.

'It is with a great deal of sadness that the players and pro staff have learnt of this outcome'

Rob Herring was commenting on the news that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will no longer be involved with Ulster.

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Nearly 7 in 10 people think the IRFU was right to sack Jackson and Olding

The pair had their rugby contracts revoked in the wake of their acquittal on charges of rape.

'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.

Pro14 expansion to US put on long finger as South Africa link strengthened

Chief executive of the competition, Martin Anayi, wants to reinforce the partnership following meetings in Bloemfontein.

'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.’

Rugby - Monday 16 April, 2018

Israel Folau offered to quit but stands by homosexuality comments

The Australia and Waratahs full-back avoided punishment for the remarks.

O'Donoghue a doubt for Racing, but Earls set to return to Munster training

There is also good news on James Cronin and Duncan Williams.

Top 14 club Clermont distance themselves from signing Paddy Jackson

“There is no contact between Paddy Jackson and the club and no desire on our part to engage his services.”

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