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Rugby - Today’s News

‘This is my job. What’s my other option, pack it in?’ Felix Jones refuses to be defined by injury

The Munster fullback has endured a rough time with injuries in his career, but it’s ancient history as far as he’s concerned.

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

Schmidt hopeful that O’Brien will be ‘involved in first half’ of Six Nations

There was positive news on Conor Murray too, with the Ireland coach ‘quietly confident’ the scrum-half will play against Italy.

The RTÉ Six Nations rugby promo is here, let’s get pumped

The countdown is on to February 7th.

Concussion diagnosis was scary – Johnny Sexton

The Ireland star initially also revealed that his Racing Metro teammates jokingly call him ‘Johnny Vacances’.

Hey! There’s a new trophy for the Six Nations this year New And Shiny This post contains videos

After long rehab and amateur mechanics, Henderson’s ready to smash back into Ireland team

The Ulster forward made his presence felt on his return from injury on Saturday.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘I can’t remember the last time he missed four kicks’: Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again

The Leinster back could be given a chance to impress at number 10 for the Wolfhounds this Friday.

We’ll Leave it There So: GAA gets tough on racism, Sexton set to face France and all today’s sport

Also featuring drama in the Leinster Schools Cup and another Irish international potentially moving to the MLS.

Ashley Johnson has been cited for this challenge on Leinster’s Dave Kearney

The Leinster wing’s involvement in the Six Nations is in doubt due to a shoulder injury.

Niamh Briggs has been named the new Ireland Women captain

The Waterford native was an obvious choice given her experience at the highest level.

The favourites were a hair away from being dumped out of the Leinster Schools Cup today

St Michael’s were evens to win it all but were very close to being upset by St Mary’s.

The scenery must be nice in Gloucester because another key Ulsterman is making the switch

Ulster’s highly-rated defence coach has decided to join David Humphreys in England.

Two Irishman have made the longlist for European Rugby Player of the Year

But they were the only two players from the Pro12 to be included.

Farrell to miss England’s entire Six Nations campaign as injuries mount

Joe Schmidt is not the only coach with worrying injury problems.

Sexton ‘fit and fresh’ to face France after 3 months out, Murray still awaiting neck scan

Sexton ‘fit and fresh’ to face France after 3 months out, Murray still awaiting neck scan

The Racing Metro out-half is still over a week away from resuming contact training.

In pictures: Ireland’s Six Nations hopefuls step up preparations at Carton House

Joe Schmidt put his players through their paces earlier at Carton House.

O’Donnell intent on nailing down Ireland’s seven shirt for Six Nations Tod

O’Donnell intent on nailing down Ireland’s seven shirt for Six Nations

The Munster back row is keen to add to his collection of six international caps.

BBC’s Six Nations mockumentary ad shows just how giddy we all get at this time of year Counting The Days This post contains videos

BBC’s Six Nations mockumentary ad shows just how giddy we all get at this time of year

Wales wishes it could be Six Nations time every day.

Rugby - Monday 26 January, 2015

How many of these noughties Irish rugby internationals can you remember?

Do you know your Ian Dowlings from your Ian Whittens?

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland’s injury worries, Ravenhill gets a final and all today’s sport

Also, James McCarthy is close to returning to action for Everton.

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

After playing at out-half, centre and in the back 3, rugby’s most versatile man is going to specialise

Michael Cheika doesn’t want James O’Connor playing at 10, 12 or 13 anymore.

Scrum-half worry for Ireland as Murray set for further scan, Reddan strains ligaments

Lock Dave Foley will also see a surgeon about his wrist this week.

Connacht have handed new contracts to three of their best back rows

Eoin McKeon, Eoghan Masterson and George Naoupu have all signed new deals.

Rugby’s Challenge Cup will provide a route into the Champions Cup after all

Hopefully it’s not a route Connacht need to travel.

Munster get set for Lanzarote trip with Pro12 title now the ‘one goal’

Anthony Foley says his squad have ‘come out stronger’ from their disappointment in Saracens.

Wasps have confirmed the signing of an explosive All Blacks wing

Jimmy Gopperth will have some incredible firepower in his backline next season.

Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium will host this year’s Pro12 final

It’s the first time a venue has been nominated rather than based on a team’s finishing position.

Jamie Roberts’ highlights reel from the weekend is hugely impressive

The powerful centre demonstrated his quality with the Six Nations looming.

Here’s our Irish team of the weekend after the last round of the Champions Cup pool stage

It was an unbeaten weekend for the Irish provinces in Champions Cup action.

Earls shows class at 13 for Munster before ‘precautionary’ early exit

The 27-year-old joined up with the Ireland squad last night, and Anthony Foley says his fitness is not a major concern.

‘In Dublin, we’re good enough to beat anyone’ – Leinster confident in home draw

‘The group has total confidence in their ability to be as good as anyone,’ says head coach Matt O’Connor.

Rugby - Sunday 25 January, 2015

5 talking points after Anthony Foley’s Munster hammer Sale

Keith Earls, Ireland hopefuls, Dineen’s display and a happy ending in Europe.

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up in the inaugural Champions Cup

Leinster have a home quarter-final for the first time since 2012 but will be on the road for a potential semi-final.

They’re out of the Champions Cup but Glasgow scored one of the tries of the season today

Glasow looked like a Super Rugby side during this free-flowing move.

‘Bittersweet’ feeling for Foley as Munster’s European season ends

The Munster head coach praised the ‘good character’ of his side during the win over Sale.

All the best pics as Blackrock open their 3 in-a-row Schools Cup bid with rout of Terenure

The 2015 Leinster Schools Senior Cup kicked off today in Donnybrook.

‘It was one of those days when we had license to spread the ball’ — Zebo

Simon Zebo was at the heart of a rampant Munster attack in the second half against Sale.

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