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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Strong squad underlines Ireland's chances of series success in Australia

Joe Schmidt’s 32-man squad features two uncapped players and a host of proven stars.

'I'd like to think that I have a lot more to give' - Leinster's Larmour looking up

The 20-year-old will travel to Australia but hopes to finish his Leinster season with another medal.

Uncapped Byrne and Beirne in Ireland squad for summer tour to Australia

Also included is John Cooney after an outstanding season for Ulster since winning his first cap last summer.

November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin

Adam Griggs’ side will face the world’s fifth-ranked team the day after Ireland’s men host the All Blacks.

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women

The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.

The 'brothers' culture that has been a key part of Leinster's rebuild

‘It’s something the players came up with and we’ve seen that when we’re at our most distressed on the field.’

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.

Pivac: 'Beirne would be a great addition to Ireland squad for Australia tour'

The Scarlets forward is expected to be named in Joe Schmidt’s squad for the summer tour today.

Tierney no longer involved in U20s set-up as O'Connell remains in assistant coach role

The former Ireland women’s head coach won’t travel with the squad to France next week.

Rugby - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series

Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.

Declan Kidney appointed London Irish director of rugby

The former Ireland head coach has made a big impact since arriving at the club in March.

Young Wasps star ruled out for up to a year after receiving first England call-up

Jack Willis sustained significant multi-ligament knee damage during Saturday’s defeat to Saracens.

Bundee Aki pulls out of Baa-Baas squad as a precaution after ankle injury

The Connacht centre was due to captain the invitational side against England but rolled his ankle in training.

South African Stuart Berry to referee Leinster-Scarlets Pro14 final

The official will take charge of Saturday’s decider at the Aviva Stadium.

Scarlets captain Barclay suffers serious ankle injury ahead of Pro14 final

The Scottish international has undergone surgery to repair the damage.

'I didn't expect it to be so quick and so blunt': Zebo on being cut adrift by Schmidt In Exile This post contains videos

'I didn't expect it to be so quick and so blunt': Zebo on being cut adrift by Schmidt

The departing Munster fullback spoke to RTÉ’s Against the Head programme last night.

'I'm coming back a better player': Doris relishing return to big stage after long lay-off

The Leinster back row has put a serious injury behind him to captain Ireland at this summer’s U20 World Championship.

Cooney looking forward to either Tests or Thailand after delivering on personal promise

The scrum-half has put in an exceptional first season with Ulster, but Ireland’s remain well-stocked for nines.

Rugby - Monday 21 May, 2018

Analysis: Conan's Lowe-assisted try shows Leinster at their basic best

The eastern province’s basic skills were superior to Munster’s in the Pro14 semi-final.

'We want him to stay' - Leinster still hoping Carbery remains amidst Munster interest

The 22-year-old out-half has a big decision in front of him ahead of next season.

Best: 'The future is extremely bright for Ulster Rugby'

The Ireland captain has penned an open letter to the province’s supporters.

Kleyn and Marshall to have off-season operations as O'Donoghue goes for scan

Munster have issued an injury update this afternoon.

Gloucester 'thrilled' to announce signing of Munster second row Grobler Gg

Gloucester 'thrilled' to announce signing of Munster second row Grobler

The South African spent just one season with the province.

Leinster number eight Doris to captain Ireland at U20 World Championship

Noel McNamara today announced his 28-man squad for the tournament.

Leinster hopeful on Sexton, Leavy and Nacewa but Henshaw is doubtful

The influential quartet are injury concerns ahead of the Guinness Pro14 final against Scarlets.

England defence coach Gustard steps down to take Harlequins job

The former Leicester, London Irish and Saracens flanker will leave Eddie Jones’ backroom staff 15 months out from the World Cup.

'I think it’s serious' - Concern for Munster's O'Donoghue after knee injury

The Munster back row had been pushing for a place on Ireland’s summer tour of Australia.

'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe

Leinster want to send their captain off in style with another trophy this weekend.

Gibbes refuses to rule out La Rochelle switch after salvaging Champions Cup berth

The Kiwi traveled to speak with the Top14 club on Thursday and insists his absence didn’t impact preparations for the 35-17 Champions Cup play-off win.

Rugby - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Changing of the guard makes Champions Cup a vital pillar for Ulster's rebuild

Some cherished figures won’t be around for Ulster next season, but today’s win brings reasons to get excited about the year ahead.

Two-try Gilroy helps Ulster see off Ospreys to take place in Champions Cup

John Cooney underlined his importance to the northern province as he kicked 15 points to help seal victory.

Leinster's Kennedy scores two tries as Ireland win the Moscow 7s

It was an important win for Anthony Eddy’s side on Sunday.

'I don’t want my last Munster game to be losing to Leinster'

Simon Zebo didn’t get the romantic farewell he wanted as he said goodbye to Munster fans at the RDS yesterday.

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'Week in, week out, finals footy': Lowe relishes the big stage as he leads the way for Leinster

The freewheeling Kiwi was one of Leinster’s standout performers yesterday, with his one-handed offload for Jack Conan a particular highlight.

Cork man Mitchell making big impression in Major League Rugby in the US

The former UCC second row tells us about life with Austin Elite in Texas.

Rugby - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster

The likes of James Lowe and Jack Conan came in to make a big impact in the win over Munster.

'That's my call': O'Mahony felt Munster had enough momentum to turn down shot at posts

Munster were left to rue their inaccuracy and indiscipline at the RDS as they suffered further semi-final heartache.

'I hope so': Cullen upbeat about Nacewa's chances of playing in Pro14 final ISA

'I hope so': Cullen upbeat about Nacewa's chances of playing in Pro14 final

The Leinster captain bid farewell to the RDS this afternoon, but will hope for one final appearance in blue next weekend.

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

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Leinster edge thrilling clash with Munster to secure Pro14 final against Scarlets

It came down to the very death, but Leinster are still on for the double.

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