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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

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Rugby - Friday 5 January, 2018

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

Chris Farrell heads list of returning stars for Munster as Connacht rest Aki and Dillane

For the first time this season, Munster will play without Billy Holland.

Garry Ringrose is just happy to be back

And he’s not thinking past Saturday’s inter-pro against Ulster.

O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt

The brilliant fullback was linked with moves outside his home province that, in theory, might have improved his chance of challenging for Ireland honours.

Scannell and Munster determined to deliver more than half measures in final winter inter-pro

After falling short in in both of their seasonal derbies, Munster are back on home turf demanding a win.

Rugby - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Ex-Connacht and Ireland U19 centre Parata signs for Bradley's Zebre

The versatile back returns to professional rugby after a stint in New Zealand.

Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces

The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.

Bordeaux-Begles hand 32-year-old Englishman Rory Teague his first head coach's role

The ex-Gloucester player had been the club’s backs coach.

Connacht rule Kelleher out of Munster clash with head injury

However, the wing is the province’s only new injury concern as they work through a five-day turnaround to face Munster.

'It's really special being able to come in every day and do something you love with your best friends'

After exceeding all expectations last year, Leinster and Ireland prop Andrew Porter wants to push on and get more game time in 2018.

Van Graan dismisses suggestion Munster have a discipline problem

The province have picked up six yellow cards and a red since the South African took over in November.

'There was never any intention to leave': CJ wants to repay Munster and Ireland loyalty Cj

'There was never any intention to leave': CJ wants to repay Munster and Ireland loyalty

The number eight recently signed a new contract with the IRFU and yesterday moved to clarify speculation over his future.

Rugby - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Carbery uses injury lay-off to work on place-kicking with Ireland coach Murphy

The 22-year-old has been working closely with the Ireland skills and kicking coach during his time out with a fractured wrist.

Blow for Wales as injury-stricken George North a doubt for Six Nations opener

The winger suffered a fresh injury that will require four weeks of rehabilitation.

Arnold out of Munster's Champions Cup games after three-week ban for red card

The centre appeared in front of a Pro14 disciplinary panel earlier.

Cruel blow for Ireland U20s star Doris as he's ruled out of Six Nations

Noel McNamara is set to name his squad for the championship towards the end of this month.

Ulster boosted by return of Ireland trio for inter-pro visit to RDS

Rory Best, Jacob Stockdale and Iain Henderson are all back for Saturday’s clash with Leinster.

'It's an exciting time. We've a good squad and everyone's on the same page'

Sean O’Brien continues to rehab a ‘funny’ hip problem but is looking forward to a big couple of weeks with Leinster.

Stuart Hogg closing in on return with Six Nations looming

Scotland’s chances of Six Nations glory are sure to be improved by the imminent return of Stuart Hogg.

Ever-present Holland ruled out as injury-ravaged Munster lick wounds from Belfast

Holland and Chris Cloete both face Return to Play Protocols and won’t take part on Saturday.

New Year, new focus: McGrath puts November behind him to regain form and fitness

2017 proved to be a mixed bag for the prop but he is now looking forward rather than back at a difficult end to last year.

Rugby - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Munster centre Arnold faces ban after inter-pro red card

The 21-year-old will appear in front of a Pro14 disciplinary panel tomorrow.

28 tension-laden phases, Ulster's stunning comeback and the weekend's Pro14 highlights Round 12 This post contains videos

28 tension-laden phases, Ulster's stunning comeback and the weekend's Pro14 highlights

Catch up on all the action you may have missed over the New Year’s weekend.

'He's got an incredible appetite for work': Van der Flier sets new Pro14 record

The Leinster flanker made a remarkable 34 tackles during yesterday’s win over Connacht.

Dan Lydiate joins growing list of Welsh injury worries for Six Nations

Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau have already been ruled out for the Welsh ahead of the tournament.

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Carbery returns to Leinster training and O'Brien targets Champions Cup comeback

The 22-year-old is still a number of weeks away from a full return but is making good progress.

'It was a very calm half time, it wasn’t mysterious what was happening'

Les Kiss says tactical changes helped turn the tide against Munster.

'Our discipline let us down' - Van Graan rues missed opportunity in Belfast Jvg

'Our discipline let us down' - Van Graan rues missed opportunity in Belfast

Sam Arnold’s dismissal was the right decision, the Munster boss admitted.

'We got away with it,' says Cullen as KK left biting his tongue after loss to Leinster

'We got away with it,' says Cullen as KK left biting his tongue after loss to Leinster

Ultan Dillane bemoaned a lack of composure in Connacht’s ranks after they were unable to take a famous win in the RDS.

Rugby - Monday 1 January, 2018

A game of two halves! Four-try Ulster produce massive comeback to topple 14-man Munster

17-0 down at half-time, it was a huge result for Ulster in the Pro14 at Kingspan Stadium.

Cullen disappointed not to see Leinster pull clear before dramatic derby finish

‘When we’re eight points in front I’d rather we go to 15 points in front and get out of sight.’

The return of points difference and your ridiculously early men's Six Nations predictions

A three-way tie at the top? It’s far from impossible. Here are three things we think you’re likely to see in this year’s Six Nations.

Leinster withstand late Connacht onslaught to sneak New Year's inter-pro honours

Kieran Keane’s side mounted an almighty siege in search of a first win in Dublin since 2002.

As It Happened: Ulster v Munster, Pro14

Kingspan Stadium hosted the second of the New Year’s Day inter-pros.

As It Happened: Leinster v Connacht, Pro14

Leinster welcomed Connacht to the RDS for a New Year’s Day Interpro in the Guinness Pro14.

Can you identify these sports movies from one image?

Find out if you know your Coach Gordon Bombay from Coach Tony D’Amato.

Here's the Ireland team we'd like to start the 2018 Six Nations

The international season is five weeks away, here’s who we’d pick to start in Paris.

Under-pressure Kiss needs big response from Ulster as much-changed Munster visit Belfast

Much more than provincial bragging rights on the line, as both Ulster and Munster look to bounce back from disappointing results last time out.

Flashback: The last time Connacht came to Dublin and beat Leinster

Mark McHugh was the hero when Connacht snatched victory at Donnybrook back in 2002.

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2018 sporting year?

There’s so much on the horizon including a Winter Olympics, a World Cup and a Ryder Cup.