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Rugby - Today’s News

Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts

The 33-year-old Connacht captain lifted a trophy for the first time in his professional career.

New South Africa coach names squad for Ireland series, includes 9 uncapped players

Joe Schmidt’s side face a stiff test next month.

'It's an incredible story for them and they fully deserved the title'

Leo Cullen and Jamie Heaslip were gracious after defeat in Murrayfield.

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Tears of joy, Bundee dancing and the best pics from Connacht's Murrayfield celebrations

A day which will live long in the memory of everyone there.

'It's realistic' - Pat Lam targets back-to-back Pro12 titles for Connacht

The western province’s head coach is already thinking of next season.

Lam's brilliant Connacht earn first-ever trophy with stunning win over Leinster

The western province were sensational in the Pro12 final at Murrayfield.

Saracens retain the Premiership title to do a domestic and European double

Mark McCall’s side ran out 28-20 winners over Exeter Chiefs.

As it happened: Connacht v Leinster, Guinness Pro12 final

We were live from Murrayfield as the two Irish provinces locked horns with silverware on the line.

Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark

Leinster look to remind Connacht that they remain the Irish benchmark

The Guinness Pro12 final in Murrayfield promises to be quite the spectacle.

Bealham has come long way from Canberra and freezing-cold Renmore

The 24-year-old Connacht prop won his first Ireland cap this season.

Steenson overlooked by Ireland but now on brink of Premiership title

The 32-year-old out-half has been a central figure in Exeter Chiefs’ remarkable rise.

Jack Nicholson as Jose in The Special One Departed! It's Comments of the Week

The best of what you had to say this week.

There's a third Irish team playing at Murrayfield today

Sunday’s Well are Ireland’s only mixed ability 15-a-side team… and they’re world champions.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

We'll Leave It There So: Mourinho confirmed, silver medal for Ireland and all today's sport

Meanwhile, two changes for Leinster ahead of Saturday’s Pro12 final against Connacht and some good news for Padraig Harrington.

Biarritz, Bourgoin and Narbonne relegated to French rugby's third tier

The three clubs have been punished as a result of rulings which came after enquiries by a financial watchdog.

Leinster back Ross Molony to muscle up after loss of Toner and Nacewa

Rob Kearney comes into the team in the 15 shirt as the Leinster captain misses out.

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'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous' Mul

'The other Irish provinces have been so successful, of course I’ve been jealous'

John Muldoon and Pat Lam were in confident form at Murrayfield.

Stop Sexton, Connacht's fitting finale and more talking points ahead of the Pro12 Grand Final

We’re all set up for a thrilling Pro12 final. Is an upset possible?

Analysis: Two impressive scrums will make for an intriguing Pro12 final

Both Leinster and Connacht are tough to get the better of at scrumtime.

Injury keeps Nacewa out of Pro12 fnal, but Rob Kearney returns just in time

The fullback was struggling with an ankle injury since the final day win over Treviso, but was named in Ireland’s squad for South Africa this week.

Pat Lam names Connacht side aiming to deliver the Guinness Pro12 title

They take on Leinster in tomorrow’s final at Murrayfield, in case you hadn’t heard.

Kiwi back row Harrison handed England debut in post-season Test against Wales

Dan Lydiate will captain Wales in Twickenham.

Lima Sopoaga just pulled off one of the most ridiculous skills you'll see on a rugby field

It wasn’t enough to beat the Hurricanes though, and the Chiefs suffered a big loss away to the Waratahs.

10, 15 lads 'who had never held a rugby ball before' built up to compete on international stage this weekend

Some of Ireland’s best gay rugby players kick off their Bingham Cup in Nashville today.

'You walk through town now and you see kids in Connacht jerseys all over the place'

Tiernan O’Halloran hopes Connacht can top off their remarkable rise with a Pro12 trophy.

Rugby - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Video analysis: Connacht's intelligent attack means they can be history makers

Pat Lam’s side bring their superb attacking form into the Pro12 final against Leinster in Edinburgh.

We'll Leave It There So: Numbers crunch Taylor, Harrington goes for gold and all today's sport

Here’s all the sport you need to get your teeth around before you hit Friday like a train.

Ex-Connacht lock Kearney warns Westerners they won't have a monopoly on hunger

Far from having a foot in both camps, Mick Kearney says it’s ‘radio silence’ with his old team-mates before Saturday’s Pro12 final.

Schalk Burger to miss South Africa's summer Tests against Ireland

The veteran flanker sustained an ankle injury while playing for the Stormers last weekend.

Wexford football captain Murphy and Niamh Briggs named in development squad for Ireland 7s

With the front-liners still on World Series duty, Anthony Eddy has introduced some new names to gain experience in Amsterdam.

'The lad is a superstar... we're going to see one of the best players in England'

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan has high hopes for incoming Leinster centre Ben Te’o.

Horwill makes surprise return as Wallabies name 10 debutants

Australia will host England in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney next month.

Analysis: Sexton's mastery and brilliant basics provide Leinster's edge

Leo Cullen’s side delivered their best performance of the season ahead of the Pro12 final.

'Bundee Aki could become mayor of Galway, the way people are loving him!'

Andrew Browne outlines some of the reasons Connacht find themselves in the Pro12 final.

Rugby - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Irish prop Jack O'Connell helps Andy Robinson's Bristol to end 7-year Premiership absence

Disappointment for Doncaster’s Irish duo Declan Cusack and Michael Heaney.

IRFU confident of exceeding expected criteria for 2023 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby today announced seven key criteria it will use to select a host.

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