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Dublin: 16 °C Friday 17 August, 2018

Rugby - Monday 13 August, 2018

Big blow for Ulster as injury lay-off for Jacob Stockdale is confirmed

The Six Nations record-breaker looks set to be sidelined until October after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown

The Wallabies, who face New Zealand on Saturday, have not won the trans-Tasman series since 2002.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka

Some New Zealand legends say the side should perform it less often.

'You’ve got to be realistic. When you play rugby, your career can end at any time'

Ulster and Ireland centre Luke Marshall is philosophical about the injury that will keep him out of action until the spring.

Rugby - Saturday 11 August, 2018

French second division rugby player dies RIP

French second division rugby player dies

Louis Fajfrowski, 21, died in the changing room of his club Aurillac.

Kelleher hat-trick gets Connacht's Friend era off to winning start in France

Connacht ran out 33-24 winners over Brive in Pompadour.

Rugby - Friday 10 August, 2018

Dave Kearney makes his return as Leinster get a good workout in France

Rory O’Loughlin and James Tracy scored the tries against Montauban.

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Wallabies skipper Hooper signs 'historic' five-year deal ahead of World Cup

The flanker is set to earn a reported €3.8 million after renewing terms with Rugby Australia.

Ronan O'Gara to become 12th Irish player inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame ROG

Ronan O'Gara to become 12th Irish player inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame

The Munster and Ireland legend is one of five new faces to be included.

Ruddock fit and flexible as he leads Leinster into new campaign Vc

Ruddock fit and flexible as he leads Leinster into new campaign

After coming out of a difficult period of injury smiling, Ruddock is the perfect foil to lead Leinster alongside Johnny Sexton.

Rugby - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Lowe, Tomane and Ruddock in harness as Leinster begin pre-season in Montauban

Despite a host of international absentees, Leinster have named an exciting starting XV to face a robust challenge in the south of France.

'I shot my shot': Joe Tomane wasn't prepared to just wait and hope Leinster came calling

The Wallaby was intent on taking up a Leinster jersey after Montpellier sent him on his way.

Rugby - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Long-term Gatland assistant Edwards will return to rugby league after World Cup

Wigan Warriors have announced that Edwards will take up a head coach role from 2020.

'It was nice of him to call in and support the lads' - John Kiely on Earls' 'informal chat' with Limerick hurlers

Keith Earls had a brief meeting with the Limerick hurlers during their championship campaign which has led them to the All-Ireland final.

Paddy Jackson set to make first rugby appearance in over a year on Thursday

The former Ulster out-half last took to the field in June of 2017 when Ireland faced Japan in a summer Test.

Ex-Ireland U20 hooker McElroy leaves Saracens on season-long loan

The Dundalk man will link up with Championship side Bedford Blues for the 2018/19 campaign.

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'

Connacht’s new head coach, Andy Friend, wants his team to play without any fear.

Here are the new kits that Leinster will be wearing for the 2018-19 season

The green and gold colours on the away kit are direct call-outs from the provincial Leinster flag, no less.

'The turning point': Ex-Ireland rugby international played a key role in World Cup success

Gary Longwell’s work with the women’s hockey team as a performance coach has been widely praised.

Rugby - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie RDS gets go-ahead for larger Anglesea Stand Rugby

RDS gets go-ahead for larger Anglesea Stand

The existing stand was built in the 1930s and can accommodate 5,743 people, and its proposed replacement will accommodate 6,481 patrons.

Semi-final lessons must kick in for Munster to lift silverware -- O'Mahony

The Munster captain is sick of learning lessons at the business end of the season.

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.

Speedy wing Pulu comes onto Wallabies radar despite 7s caps for Niue

The 28-year-old wing has been impressive for the Chiefs in recent seasons.

O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory

The former Munster and Ireland lock has signed a two-year contract with the Top 14 club.

Ireland hooker Lyons makes the move across the water and joins Harlequins

An interesting move for the Cork native.

Rugby - Monday 6 August, 2018

Australia international Henry Speight joins Ulster on short-term deal

The 19-Test Wallabies international can play across the back three.

'We're trying to develop something that leaves a legacy'

We spent a day within the Ulster academy, where Kieran Campbell is putting structures and frameworks in place to develop great people as well as players.

Schmidt and Heaslip visit Irish rugby's inaugural 'rookie camp'

Marcus Horan of Rugby Players Ireland explains what the inaugural camp involved.

Rugby - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Seagulls swiping Séamus Harnedy's house keys and more of the week's best sportswriting

Settle yourself into some of our favourite pieces of sportswriting from this week.

How has World Rugby come to the point of the 'nipple line' and 'armpit line'?

We spoke to Ross Tucker about the process of rugby attempting to lower the height of tackles.

Rugby - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown ROG This post contains videos

Delight for Ronan O'Gara as Crusaders retain Super Rugby crown

The Lions’ heartbreaking run of final defeats extends to a third year in a row after this morning’s result.

Harlequins snap up New Zealand-born former NFL player

Paul Lasike was part of the USA side that pulled off a victory over Scotland in Texas in June.

'A guy doesn't get picked because he's too small. He might just be a late developer'

The new Rugby Academy Ireland is looking to give rugby players another route into the professional game.

Rugby - Friday 3 August, 2018

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français

The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.

'The lads know how good he is, and can be, so there's a bit of a buzz around the place'

Joey Carbery is an exciting addition to the Munster mix.

'Earlsy was out chatting to them': Munster star lends helping hand to Limerick hurlers

Keith Earls has previously advocated the use of visualisation techniques as part of skillset.

Rugby - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Irishman Toolan takes over as head coach of the Melbourne Rising

The Melbourne Rebels performance analyst was formerly part of Ireland’s backroom staff.

Ashton back in Eddie Jones' England squad after Premiership return

The 31-year-old joined Sale Sharks from Toulon this summer.