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Rugby - Today’s News

Marty Moore is coming home as Ulster announce prop's signing

Ireland international returns from Premiership exile ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Richie McCaw: 'Having O'Gara there is something different. It's a great move'

The All Blacks and Crusaders great is backing ROG to thrive in his new role in New Zealand.

O'Loughlin itching to get back on the pitch after working on Joe's homework

The Leinster centre missed out on a place in the Ireland squad but was given plenty to work on by Joe Schmidt during the November break.

'I keep quite calm, I need to': Devin Toner rises above it all

Ireland’s most consistent presence doesn’t expend energy getting himself to the right emotional pitch.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

'He's come up through the Leinster system, you're now telling him he has to leave?'

Luke Fitzgerald says it wouldn’t make sense for the IRFU to ask Joey Carbery to leave Leinster in a bid to get more game time at out-half.

'An exciting next step in my coaching career and one my family and I are ready to make'

Ronan O’Gara has been confirmed as the Crusaders backs coach.

George North to leave Northampton and return home to Wales

It’s not yet known which region he will join, but the move represents a big boost for Wales and the Pro14.

Argentina wait to hear if veteran out-half Hernandez is fit to face Ireland

The former Stade Francais, Racing and Toulon 10 picked up a knee injury last weekend.

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'It's good to see the conversation has changed and we can now be critical of women's sport'

Sharon Hutchinson of Sportswomen.ie is speaking at the Exploring Gender Equality in Irish Sport conference this weekend.

Ronan O'Gara leaves Racing 92 to take up coaching role in New Zealand ROG

Ronan O'Gara leaves Racing 92 to take up coaching role in New Zealand

The former Ireland out-half is joining the Crusaders.

New Zealand sevens star in line for earlier-than-expected Connacht debut

Pita Ahki has impressed in training and could feature against Cardiff Blues on Friday.

'He still finds stuff to give out to me about, that's just Johnny' -- Conor Murray

The world’s best half-backs get on like a house on fire.

'You don't come to a club like Leinster unless you want to come and win trophies'

Scott Fardy is loving life at Leinster and the arrival of his first child has kept him busy during the international break.

Earls facing two months out as Munster take 'extra cautious' approach with Bleyendaal

Johann van Graan is taking over a diminished Munster squad.

'Irish people still think about that?': 2015 a distant memory for transitioning Pumas

A lot has changed since Argentina inflicted more World Cup misery on Ireland two years ago, and they arrive in Dublin this week a team in transition.

Feek backs O'Gara to 'slide in like a glove' at Crusaders

A four-time title-winner with the Crusaders, Feek says ‘super sponge’ ROG will thrive if the move goes through.

Rugby - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'He just started taking charge in Japan. Everyone listened. It looked like he flourished on that'

Greg Feek attributes Cian Healy’s resurgence purely to the player himself, but suggests it hasn’t all come down to weight loss.

Furlong's camera skills much improved since Ireland's RWC exit, but not as much as his rugby

It turns out Tadhg Furlong wasn’t ‘vlogging’ Ireland’s World Cup exit to Argentina as a fan.

Post-training headaches still keeping Jared Payne out of rugby

‘What we are doing is trying to make sure the welfare of Jared is foremost.’

Ex-Wales and Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips comes out of retirement to help Scarlets

The 35-year-old has been included in a 27-man squad for the upcoming Pro14 games in South Africa.

'There will be clips of that game that we played two years ago. It's tough viewing'

Rob Kearney admits Ireland’s final November Test takes on added significance given their World Cup disappointment, but insists ‘revenge’ isn’t on the cards.

'I remember driving out and saying to myself, 'this is probably the last time I'll play for Ireland''

Ian Keatley is a happy man, and it’s showing on the pitch.

Connacht winger joins province's lengthy injury list after appendix surgery

Rory Scholes faces a number of weeks out.

No Super Rugby farewell lap for Stephen Moore as he brings full retirement forward to this Saturday

The Wallabies hooker had originally planned to line out for the Reds in 2018 after bowing out from the international scene.

Glasgow Warriors have snapped up Irish speedster Max McFarland

The 24-year-old Leinster academy product has signed a partnership contract with Scotland 7s.

Ireland reveal squad for opening tournament of World Seven Series in Dubai

Anthony Eddy has included two new uncapped players in his panel.

Five Munster players to miss Johann van Graan's first game through injury

The province resume their Pro14 campaign against Zebre this weekend.

Wales' hopes of ending All Black losing streak dented by double injury blow

Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert have been ruled out through injury.

Lancaster: 'Carbery narrowing the gap with probably one of the best out-halves in the world'

Even in absentia, the conversation revolves around the 22-year-old.

Exhausted Argentina arrive in Dublin aiming to end gruelling season on a high

The Pumas ended a seven-game losing streak last weekend and see Saturday as a good chance to earn a first Test win in Dublin.

Execution, not entertainment essential as Stander preps for Pumas

‘Supporters go to the game because they love the game. It does not matter if it is a fast or slow game.’

Lowe's Leinster debut on hold as Kiwi continues 'bedding-in' process

The 25-year-old has arrived in Dublin but Leinster fans will have to wait at least another week to see him in blue.

Rugby - Monday 20 November, 2017

The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights November Tests This post contains videos

The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights

In case you didn’t watch every minute of rugby going at the weekend, here’s a sampler.

Australia coach Cheika probed for swearing

On two occasions he walked down the steps from the coaches’ box to the touchline to remonstrate with officials.

Porter ready to take flight after making the switch to tighthead

The Ireland prop gained invaluable experience in the Test arena on Saturday.

Gatland: 'At some stage I'll probably be dressed up as a clown again this week'

The New Zealand media were not too favourable of Warren Gatland as Lions coach, but he will not rise to any future jibes.

'I'm CJ Stander and I'm the captain now': Munster back-row buoyed by new experience

Saturday put Stander on Ireland’s bench for the first time in his 17 Tests, and he captained the side as they forced a win over Fiji.

John Ryan back in Ireland camp, Carbery Schmidt's only new injury absence

The Leinster playmaker suffered a fractured wrist and went under the knife yesterday.

Ringrose set for Leinster return after five-month injury absence

The 22-year-old is expected to return to action this weekend or next.

Valuable experience, but back to the waiting game for Ireland's up-and-comers

The Pro14 returns this week and many of the team who defeated Fiji will find themselves back in provincial colours.

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