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# ireland-rugby - Monday 15 October, 2018

All Blacks name mammoth squad for tour of Japan and Europe

World champions New Zealand travel to Asia before meetings with England, Ireland and Italy next month.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Could O'Neill be about to put faith in a 31-year-old international rookie?

Shaun Williams impressed off the bench against Wales last month, and could be set for a full competitive debut this evening.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

World Rugby backs Test shake-up and plan to introduce a 'league of nations' competitions

The plan would see a 12-team annual competition take place in non-World Cup years.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?'

Devin Toner visited The42 offices today to discuss life after rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 17 September, 2018

All Black world rankings lead cut ahead of November showdown with Ireland

Defeat to South Africa has seen New Zealand’s lead at the summit cut to 2.40 points.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Channel 4 wins rights for Ireland's November internationals from Sky Sports

RTÉ will continue to broadcast the games in Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Best prepared to remain patient on the comeback trail as World Cup looms large

The Ireland captain will sit out the first few weeks of the new season as he works his way back to full fitness.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'It's a World Cup year': Van Graan expects to see less of Munster's internationals this season

The Munster head coach understands the importance of the player welfare policy.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 July, 2018

After intense headaches and feeling just plain 'crap', Jared Payne has moved to a new chapter

‘Sometimes you felt like you had a bit of a hangover and other times it feels like something’s wrong in your head and you’re tempted to call A&E.’

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Munster glory, Ireland triumphs and time in England - Peter Stringer's rugby career in pics So Long Strings This post contains images

Munster glory, Ireland triumphs and time in England - Peter Stringer's rugby career in pics

Stringer bowed out yesterday after playing for 20 years.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Legendary Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer announces his retirement aged 40

The ex-Munster star has finally opted to hang up his boots.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

Ireland achieve highest-ever points total in latest World Rugby rankings

Joe Schmidt’s side won 10 of their 11 Tests last season.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 24 June, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 12 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It’s been a particularly memorable few days from an Irish perspective.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 23 June, 2018

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win

Murray Kinsella witnessed Joe Schmidt’s side complete a hugely-successful season earlier.

Ireland's leaders stand up when it matters to help complete magical season

Sexton and Stander were both immense for Ireland in Sydney.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 22 June, 2018

'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney

The winger has been working on his aerial ability over the last two weeks ahead of his return to the Test arena.

Confidence, conviction and calmness personified - Ross Byrne's journey to the Test arena

The 23-year-old out-half is poised to make his Ireland debut in Sydney on Saturday after an excellent season with Leinster.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Larmour bidding to cap 'dream season' by scaling one last peak in Sydney

21-year-old in line for his sixth cap on Saturday, and hopes to play his part in a famous series win.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans Land Down Under This post contains videos

Tadhg Kennelly gives the Ireland rugby squad a tour of life at the Sydney Swans

Rob Kearney was eager to test out his AFL kicking skills.

USA to visit Dublin as Ireland's November Test schedule announced

Joe Schmidt’s men will play four Tests this Autumn.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney

The Ireland head coach isn’t getting carried away, as he turns his attention to next week’s deciding Test.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Peter 'turnover' O'Mahony leads from the front as Ireland deliver their season's best

Here’s how we rated Joe Schmidt’s men in Melbourne.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 15 June, 2018

'Frustrated and upset' Ireland look to bounce back in second Test

Peter O’Mahony says his team-mates are looking for an improved performance.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line 13

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line

The 23-year-old is fully aware of the challenge that awaits as he steps back into the Test arena on Saturday.

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'

Tadhg Furlong is back in Ireland’s starting XV and desperate to rediscover that winning feeling in Melbourne.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'

The out-half found himself in an unfamiliar position last week, but is set to take centre stage again in Melbourne.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Disappointment for Ireland 7s as they suffer quarter-final loss to Canada

A second-half try by Harry Jones sealed a hard-earned victory for the Canadians.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'It's not just thrown out the window': Ireland sticking with plan despite defeat

The flanker said Ireland have reasons to believe they can level the series next weekend.

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, first Test

We followed all the action from Brisbane as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland faced the Wallabies in their summer series opener.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 8 June, 2018

Jordan Larmour: The prodigiously talented wonderkid who was always destined for the top

A dream debut season has exceeded all expectations, but the 20-year-old’s remarkable rise comes as no surprise to those close to him.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Fit and raring to go again, Henderson settling into leadership role in Ireland's lineout

The Ulster second row continues his partnership with James Ryan against Australia on Saturday.

The Rugby Show: Carbery's big chance, Schmidt's rotation and first Test predictions Summer Tests This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Carbery's big chance, Schmidt's rotation and first Test predictions

Murray Kinsella joined Ryan Bailey to discuss the Ireland team for Saturday’s first Test against the Wallabies.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ireland's U20 World Cup challenge falls flat with defeat against five-try Baby Boks

Second defeat means Noel McNamara’s side can now finish fifth at best.

Folau: 'I don't really know too much about Ireland'

The controversial Australia star was speaking in Brisbane this morning ahead of next weekend’s first Test.

Australia's only capped hooker ruled out with suspected cruciate injury

Jordan Uelese was expected to start next week’s first Test.

Crusaders star Samu released to Australia squad for Ireland Tests after NZ deal

“Our discussions were robust but fair,” Rugby Australia chief executive says after striking deal.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Crusaders star set to miss Ireland Tests as Australia fail to meet NZ demands

NZR believed to want €30,000 to release Pete Samu from Crusaders contract.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Rory Best ruled out of Ireland's tour of Australia with hamstring injury

The Ulster hooker has been replaced in the squad by Niall Scannell.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

5 uncapped players in Australia squad for Ireland Tests

However, loose forward Pete Samu remains in limbo as he awaits his release from New Zealand Rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Despite anti-gay posts, Folau 'not a distraction' ahead of Ireland series - Cheika

The Wallabies star posted a series of anti-gay social media post last month.

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