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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Sale Sharks suspend player over alleged tactics leak to brother

Tom and Luke Arscott met in the days before their respective clubs played and Sale Sharks are not happy about the outcome.

We'll Leave It There So: Earley rising, Triggs cited and all today's sport Tuesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Earley rising, Triggs cited and all today's sport

OCI nominees, Peter O’Mahony and Diego Costa also made the news today.

O'Loughlin in 'pinch yourself' territory as he tries to get his head around rapid Leinster rise

The former St Michael’s student knew time was running out for him at the province before the start of this season.

Leinster lock Triggs cited, joins Frans Steyn at disciplinary hearing tomorrow

The Kiwi has been called before a disciplinary committee for making contact with the eye are of Nic White.

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Clinical Glenstal cruise past Clements into Munster Senior Cup quarter-finals

Glenstal ran out 27-10 winners at the University of Limerick.

Ex-Connacht captain Clarke forced at gunpoint to aid getaway

“I’ve got a couple of kids at home,” the 33-year-old pleaded with the armed robbers.

Zebre part ways with head coach after hammerings by Leinster and Connacht

The Italian club have conceded 20 tries in their last two games.

'We want Sam to concentrate on his game' - Howley on call to change Wales captain

Alun Wyn Jones will lead the side for this year’s Six Nations campaign.

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

POM undergoing return-to-play protocols, with TOD back in Munster training

Fullback Simon Zebo suffered a dead leg against Glasgow last weekend.

Sale report one of their own players over alleged 'team leaks' before Premiership match

There are allegations that Bristol received tactical information before the New Year’s Day clash from within the Sharks camp.

'I had great moments with England but I learned that success is defined at the end of the season'

Stuart Lancaster has played a big role in Leinster’s journey to the Champions Cup quarter-finals but he insists there is a lot of work still to do.

All Black Saili gives Munster 'something different' as his fitness grows

Rassie Erasmus’ men are looking to secure a home quarter-final at Thomond Park this weekend.

They're under 'no illusions' but Tiernan says there's a 'quiet confidence' in the Connacht camp

The Ireland fullback is hoping the province can build on previous victories over Toulouse.

Rugby - Monday 16 January, 2017

We'll Leave it There So: Dundalk sign ex-Chelsea starlet, legendary wrestler dies and all today's sport

Plus, Sean Cronin will miss the Six Nations after Leinster confirmed he has suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury.

Sexton cleared to face Castres as Leinster clarify Friday's HIA procedure HIA

Sexton cleared to face Castres as Leinster clarify Friday's HIA procedure

The out-half has passed all the required tests and is fit to face the Top 14 this weekend.

Sean Cronin to miss Six Nations after Leinster confirm 'significant' hamstring injury

The hooker is set to be out until the end of March.

Ulster confirm signings of Springbok Botha and scrum-half Cooney

The 25-year-old will add to the province’s ball-carrying ability.

Here’s how the race for the 8 Champions Cup quarter-final berths stands

Leinster and Munster have already booked their places in the knock-out stages, but there’s still work to do for Connacht.

More to come from Munster but Erasmus proud they keep showing grit

The province’s director of rugby says his team were only at 50-60% tactically against Glasgow.

Lam demands defensive solidity as Connacht go in search of more history in Toulouse

Unfortunately it looks like Denis Buckley will join the list of injured Connacht men.

'There was a lot of doom and gloom': Youthful Leinster side have come of age in Europe

It’s a year today since Leo Cullen gave six players a full European debut and so much has changed since.

'We've got to work harder' says Kiss after another early European exit

The Ulster coach felt his side played well in patches against Exeter.

Rugby - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Bohs return to the top of the league as home teams struggle in the Women's AIL

Only Railway Union manged a home win in round nine.

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

Ulster's European ambitions all but over after defeat to Exeter

The northern province could not withstand a second-half blitz from the Premiership side.

Tactic brings social media and the love of sport together for youngsters

The new web app allows users to analyse and discuss footage professional games and their own matches.

Munster set to face Untoward Incident Review after Murray's suspected head injury HIA

Munster set to face Untoward Incident Review after Murray's suspected head injury

The scrum-half was involved in a heavy tackle on Glasgow’s Tim Swinson.

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Francis Saili's winning try still looks every bit as good this morning

We’re still drooling over that Keith Earls pass.

'They like to pick boys playing at home' - Ulsterman Whitten happy in Exeter

The 29-year-old centre has been an important part of the Chiefs squad in the last five years.

Contenders? Munster's aspirations in Europe aren't stopping now

Rassie Erasmus isn’t getting carried away, but Munster continue to impress in the Champions Cup.

Irishman Tadhg Beirne thriving with new lease of life at the Scarlets

The 25-year-old has been impressing in the second row and at blindside.

Rugby - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'The better team won' - Glasgow's Townsend gracious after defeat to Munster

The Warriors head coach believes his side can make the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

'We kissed and made up!' - Munster and Stander back in the quarter-finals

CJ Stander says Munster can improve as they look towards a knockout tie.

Saili's late try sends Munster back into the Champions Cup quarter-finals

The All Blacks-capped centre proved the match winner for Rassie Erasmus’ men.

As it happened: Glasgow Warriors v Munster, Champions Cup

Munster faced their biggest test of the European campaign to date but knew they would book a quarter-final berth with victory at Scotstoun.

Confidence rekindled as Lam prepares for 'biggest game of Connacht's history'

For the first time in five weeks Pat Lam was able to set out a full training schedule, the attack benefited.

Connacht philosophy on full display as they carve up Zebre for 10-try win

Despite some early frustration, Pat Lam’s side secured a bonus point inside 27 minutes.

As it happened: Connacht v Zebre, Champions Cup

We followed all the action from Galway as Pat Lam’s side hosted the Italians.

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