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Rugby - Today’s News

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project' 13

'I've been talking to Chris for three or four years, he's been a long-term project'

The Munster centre will win his third cap against Wales this weekend.

Impossible to replace 'world class players' but Schmidt excited to test Ireland's depth

Opportunity knocks for Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Chris Farrell against Wales on Saturday.

Fergie time again, Porter pounces and more talking points as Ireland name side to face Wales

The absence of two Lions from the tight five will be felt.

Furlong and Henderson ruled out as Schmidt names his Ireland team for Wales

Andrew Porter is set for his first Six Nations start in one of five changes to the XV.

Ringrose returns for Leinster as Frawley set for first start against the Kings

The centre trained with Ireland this week but will get minutes under his belt for his province tomorrow night.

Munster make 12 changes from Cardiff defeat for visit of Glasgow to Cork

The top two in Conference A in the Guinness Pro14 lock horns tomorrow night on Leeside.

Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing

Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.

Hughes returns for England's trip to face Scotland at Murrayfield

Eddie Jones has also named Joe Marler on the bench for Saturday’s clash.

'I kind of feel blessed that I got the opportunity to see what the real working world is like'

Barry Daly was close to giving up rugby before his luck changed and he earned a professional contract with Leinster.

'Chris's temperament tells me that he won't get spooked by all of that'

Bernard Jackman knows Ireland centre Chris Farrell better than most, having worked with him in Grenoble.

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

Dillane return boosts Connacht for tricky trip to in-form Treviso

The second row will be part of an extended 25-man travelling party.

'I hadn't played in so long, they hadn't seen me in so long, so I owe Leinster a huge amount'

Ed Byrne has come through his fair share of injury hell and is now looking forward to bringing his game to a new level.

Semi-final draw for Leinster Schools Cup throws up two mouth-watering ties

The games will be down for decision on 5 and 6 March.

Michael's live up to the billing in three-try quarter-final defeat of Clongowes

The Ailesbury Road school impressed as they booked their place in the last four at Donnybrook.

Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales

Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.

Still no room for McKinley as Conor O'Shea names Italy team to face France

There are three changes from the side that lost to Ireland.

Ruddock on track to provide Leinster with boost for Champions Cup quarter-final

The flanker has been sidelined since December but is making good progress.

'It can't be a risk, he has to be fully fit' - Furlong's hamstring a major worry

Andrew Porter and John Ryan are next in line for Joe Schmidt’s team.

Scotland name side aiming for first Six Nations win over England in a decade

Gregor Townsend has stuck with the same team that overcame France at Murrayfield in their last outing.

Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy

The French have lost their opening two games against Ireland and Scotland.

Pen to paper! Boost for Ulster as Jacob Stockdale signs new deal

The contract extension keeps the Ireland international at Kingspan Stadium until the summer of 2020.

Ireland U20s scrum-half O'Sullivan comes from a strong Meath GAA family

The 19-year-old played for his county at U14 and U16 levels and could have gone into the minor squad.

'Bundee’s eyes lit up when I tried to take him on the outside'

Having missed out on November, the in-form Sean Cronin is taking satisfaction in vital contributions no matter what stage of the match.

Rugby - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'Everyone has cues. He has a few more cues than other out-halves'

Rob Kearney will be a key part of the battle of the backfield and the kicking games on Saturday.

Zebre's Ciaran Gaffney recuperating in native Galway after neck surgery

The 22-year-old came through the Connacht academy, but suffered a horrible return to the Sportsground on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex Belfast Crown Court

Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex

The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

English rugby player dies aged 27 after collapsing at training RIP

English rugby player dies aged 27 after collapsing at training

Ian Williams was a prop with Doncaster Knights in the RFU Championship.

Mary's survive grandstand finale to see off gallant Roscrea in nine-try thriller

St. Mary’s are into the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals after a high-octane encounter with the 2016 champions.

'We have to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure'

Wales are intent on attacking Ireland’s strengths during Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash.

'Average is not acceptable' - Farrell left fuming by conceded tries against Italy

The Ireland defence coach was not a happy man as Ireland switched off against Italy.

Be part of the audience for our special Ireland v Wales Rugby Show live event

Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and special guest Tomás O’Leary will be previewing the next round of the Six Nations.

James Ryan fully fit while Furlong and Henderson are 'hitting their markers'

Andy Farrell says Ireland won’t take any risks with their tighthead and second row.

Faletau misses out as Wales name starting XV to face Ireland

However, Gatland has been able to recall Liam Williams, Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for his 100th match in charge of the Principality.

Simon Zebo doesn't expect Ireland call in Paris

The 27-year old is already in international exile.

2012 a fading memory as Irish rugby delivers major scrum progress

Ireland U20s scrum specialist Ambrose Conboy is working with the next generation of front rows.

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