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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Rugby - Friday 11 May, 2018

Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues Super Rugby This post contains videos

Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues

The ‘Canes looked a formidable force as they took over at the top of the NZ conference.

Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster

The Paris club have again opted to keep Dan Carter in reserve when they take on Leinster.

Leinster go into Champions Cup final without James Lowe as Gibson-Park provides cover

Isa Nacewa is captain on what will be his final European match for the province.

Connacht finally confirm departure of Kieran Keane after just one season

The Kiwi has left his post with immediate effect.

Millions of Lorenzetti's euros have gone in but Racing's rise is impressive

Lolo and Toto, the head coaches, have done an impressive job with the Parisian club.

Rugby - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet

Leinster’s playmaker-in-chief is relentless in the pursuit of perfection and a first medal with his native province since 2013.

France international Spedding signs for Castres amid Top14 court battle

The fullback is arguing that his adopted nation’s JIFF rules reduce his chance of employment.

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The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

Leinster bring RDS capacity closer to 19,000 with temporary seating for Munster clash

The Champions Cup finalists haven’t broken the 18,000-mark at the RDS yet this season, but the Pro14 semi-final is expected to be packed out.

'Our whole thing was that we've got to have the same attitude as Donnacha'

Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan has had a telling impact on Racing 92 since joining last summer.

Machenaud blow a major one for Racing's Champions Cup hopes against Leinster

Teddy Iribaren is expected to take over in Racing’s number nine shirt in Bilbao.

'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit Dev

'Do I bluff him or not?': Toner wary of former team-mate Ryan in Racing's lineout unit

The lineout will be a key battleground during Saturday’s Champions Cup final.

Rugby - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Pro14 final kick-off time moved to avoid clash with Champions League final

Either Leinster or Munster will be involved in this year’s decider on 26 May, with Liverpool set to take on Real Madrid on the same evening.

Lingering concern over McGrath could change Leinster selection picture

Jamison Gibson-Park may be required to provide experienced cover at scrum-half.

O'Driscoll to join an illustrious group as he's inducted into Rugby Players Ireland hall of fame

“To be recognised in this way by the Irish rugby community is incredibly humbling.”

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Ex-Munster prop Mullen and outgoing Ulster stalwart Black a step closer to Test debut with USA

Mullen moved to America to study in Texas A&M in 2011.

Feek joins Japanese club as Farrell, Easterby and Murphy extend Ireland deals

The scrum coach will, however, continue his role with Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup.

'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech' Uplifting This post contains videos

'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech'

Ulster back row Chris Henry gives a fascinating interview about the loss of loved ones, a major health scare and why he feels ‘very lucky’.

Henshaw's miracle return ensures fulcrum of Leinster's attack firing for Bilbao

The centre will play a key part against Racing 92 on Saturday, and is fit and ready for the challenge.

Rugby - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Lowe set to return for Leinster for Champions Cup final in Bilbao

Luke McGrath is likely to return to the starting XV for the clash with Racing 92.

Munster half-backs among leading nominees for AIL awards

Neil Cronin and Bill Johnston could meet each other in the winners’ circle next week before taking up the reins in Munster colours next season.

Munster release seven young players from academy programme

The departing players include Shannon’s Conor Fitzgerald and former Ireland U20 fullback Jack Power.

Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season

The 26-year-old has been with the Premiership club for three years.

'He's still working with us for the next nine months': Scotland ready to make Ulster wait for McFarland

A solution is needed to stop a sense of transition seeping in to the first half of Ulster’s season.

Lancaster sees similarities between Johnny Sexton and Tom Brady MVP

Lancaster sees similarities between Johnny Sexton and Tom Brady

“I think his wife is a bit upset with me.”

Get your tickets now for The42 Rugby Show Live's Champions Cup final preview

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan will line out alongside Murray Kinsella and our host Gavan Casey.

Cullen and Lancaster's dynamic coaching relationship driving Leinster forward

The province are on the verge of creating a second dynasty as they prepare to face Racing 92 in Bilbao on Saturday.

'We shouldn't change the course of someone's direction unless it's in the interest of the player'

Stuart Lancaster yesterday sent out a clear message over the future of Joey Carbery at Leinster.

'It would mean a huge amount to win silverware': Semi-final date sharpens Munster minds

Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan know it will take improvements across the board to beat Leinster.

Rugby - Monday 7 May, 2018

Lancaster: I think Joey Carbery should stay at Leinster

The Leinster senior coach maintains that the player must have the final say on any career move.

McFadden ruled out of Champions Cup final but McGrath and Murphy expected to be fit

The winger will miss the rest of the season with the hamstring injury he suffered in the semi-final defeat of Scarlets.

'I've always been a bit of a clown, it's just me, but you can't just come here for a blooming pay cheque'

James Lowe has made a big impression since arriving at Leinster, and the Kiwi winger hopes to prove his worth by helping the province to Champions Cup glory.

Rugby - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble

There was disappointment for former Munster hooker Duncan Casey in this afternoon’s Pro D2 final.

Man-of-the-match Dooley powers Lansdowne to Ulster Bank League glory

The Leinster prop was immense as Lansdowne dethroned Cork Con at the Aviva Stadium.

Pro14 rugby set for further expansion into South Africa

It is understood two more South African sides will enter the competition for the 2019/20 season.

Sending good wishes to Alex Ferguson and more tweets of the week

Also featuring Gary Lineker and Brian O’Driscoll.

'You have to bring your best or you're going to be embarrassed'

Munster will need to improve vastly in the next two weeks before the Pro14 semi-final against Leinster.

'I have very fond memories of my time at Munster but I've no regrets'

Scott Deasy walked away from his dream of playing professional rugby when he was released by Munster, and is happy with how things have worked out.