Advertisement
  The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 17 February, 2018

Rugby - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Five-star Munster brush off Zebre on a comfortable night at Thomond

Arnold, Scott, Copeland and Scannell earn Munster their bonus point.

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal Test Match Special This post contains videos

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal

The Connacht man opened his try-scoring account with a powerful barge over the line in the first half of Ireland’s win over Italy.

Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England Six Nations This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England

Controversy surrounded the decision to disallow Gareth Anscombe’s try.

'Keith Earls has gotten a little bit older, he hasn’t gotten any slower' -- Schmidt

While Sergio Parisse hailed Ireland’s style, the closing 25 minutes presented a few concerns for Joe Schmidt’s men.

May's day as England scrap past Wales to maintain winning run

Eddie Jones’ side weren’t at their best but two early tries proved enough to get over the line.

'I just wanted to get my hands on the ball': Ireland debut a dream come true for Larmour Day To Remember This post contains videos

'I just wanted to get my hands on the ball': Ireland debut a dream come true for Larmour

The 20-year-old made one thrilling break, and will take plenty of learnings from his first 35 minutes of Test rugby.

Outlook on Henshaw not promising but SOB closes in on Ireland return

Joe Schmidt says Ireland are ‘hopeful’ that Tadhg Furlong will be fit to face Wales.

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee

Conor O’Shea’s Italy were disappointing again in Dublin.

Earls excellence and all the player ratings from Ireland's big win over Italy

The Munster wing was impressive from start to finish as Ireland posted 56 points on the Azzurri.

Ireland hammer Italy but eight-try win comes at a cost for Schmidt's side

Joe Schmidt’s men suffered worrying injuries to Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Furlong.

This scorching Bundee break allowed Ireland clinch a bonus point before half time Highlight Reel This post contains videos

This scorching Bundee break allowed Ireland clinch a bonus point before half time

Joe Schmidt’s side maul limp Italians with four tries in 35 minutes.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side faced Italy in their first home game of the championship.

'The scoreboard looks good but there was a hell of a lot of effort that went into getting that'

Interim Ulster boss Jono Gibbes got off to a winning start with a comprehensive defeat of the Southern Kings on Friday night.

'He's got huge knowledge and he's got a great way about him in coaching us'

Ireland’s Cliodhna Moloney explains the positive impact of Mike Ross as the Six Nations continues this weekend.

'He's in the mould of Anthony Foley' - Keith Earls' journey to the top

The Moyross man is now a key part of Munster and Irish rugby and has stayed grounded through it all.

'I see myself as one of the older fellas': Influx of youth strenghtening Henshaw's leadership

The 24-year-old is happy to learn and teach to knit Ireland’s back-line together.

5 players who stood out in Ireland's narrow win over Italy

There were several strong individual performances, even if collectively there is a lot of work to do for Noel McNamara’s side.

Analysis: Ireland's morphed defence system and Schmidt's attacking tweaks

We took a closer look at the small factors Joe Schmidt will have focused on in Ireland’s attack.

Rugby - Friday 9 February, 2018

Bennett strikes late to halt Leinster's winning streak

Barry Daly and Max Deegan were in good form as Leinster left Scotland defeated again, but with two points to show for their efforts.

Gilroy hat-trick crowns Ulster demolition job on Kings to begin Gibbes reign

The bonus point win was tempered for Gibbes as Charles Piutau, Sean Reidy and Rob Lyttle all picked up injuries.

Farrell try fuels Connacht win over conference rivals Ospreys

Craig Ronaldson’s boot ensured the Welsh region left Galway without a losing bonus point.

Ireland hang on against 14-man Italy to get Six Nations campaign up and running

Noel McNamara’s side were fortunate to escape with the win having led 31-8 just before half-time.

Utterly reckless Italian tip tackle pits Ireland U20s against 14 men

As certain a red card as you are likely to see.

England have All Blacks' strength in depth - Shane Williams

England’s strength in depth is comparable to the All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams.

Alun Wyn Jones laughs off verbal grenades from 'Uncle Eddie'

Considering his bad manners, the Wales captain noted: “my parents have been saying that for many years, and I am married now so…”

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

'It is tough': O'Loughlin trying to put Six Nations omission to one side

The centre starts for Leinster against Edinburgh in the Pro14 tonight.

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris

We look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action, along with in-depth analysis from Murray Kinsella.

'Cian Healy produced a picture from 2009 when Jordan was one of the mascots'

Ireland captain Rory Best has been impressed by Jordan Larmour’s impact on the squad.

'We're under no illusions how tough it will be:' Ireland preparing for tricky Italian job

Ireland are looking to get back to winning ways in the Six Nations against Italy.

Arnold back from ban, Goggin returns from injury, Grobler and Poland set for debuts

Johann van Graan’s side face Zebre tomorrow evening.

Munster confirm Gerbrandt Grobler 'will continue to be considered for selection' following doping controversy

The province’s acquisition of the player last summer has since been criticised.

Following a 6-year absence, Lionel Beauxis will start for France against Scotland

The out-half has not won an international cap since 2012.

England coach urges World Rugby to clamp down on 'out of order' Alun Wyn Jones

Eddie Jones says the Wales’ captain did not ‘respect the integrity of the referee’.

O'Shea: 'That’s sport. That’s why I’ll never do any job in Ireland'

The Italy head coach remains realistic about what his side can achieve against the top teams.

Brains, not balls, are what matter in the big moments

Tommy Martin says it’s what’s between your ears that counts.

World Cup plans go hand-in-hand with the present tense for Ireland

Joe Schmidt has brought in future prospects to get them acquainted with the camp.

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

Ireland focus on fast start in bid to get Six Nations back on track against Italy

Noel McNamara’s side are in action at Donnybrook this evening.

Schmidt demanding Ireland 'to keep scoring, keep driving forward'

A bonus point win is the minimum standard required for an Ireland team with title ambitions.