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Rugby - Friday 16 February, 2018

Cullen backs Ringrose to slot back in for Wales as centre returns to full training

The 23-year-old could come back into contention for Ireland selection next week.

Leinster make seven changes for the visit of the champions

Jordan Larmour, Adam Byrne, Sean Cronin and Jordi Murphy have all been included in the starting line-up.

Waterford man O'Donoghue captains Munster as Grobler gets first start

Out-half Tyler Bleyendaal is back on the Munster bench after recovering from injury.

After 64 days at sea ex-Connacht and Leinster lock Browne completes epic row across Atlantic

‘Without a doubt this is the toughest challenge I have ever taken on,’ said Browne after embracing his parents, brother and sister in Antigua.

Andrew Conway signs new contract to remain at Munster until 2020

Stephen Fitzgerald has also been given a fresh deal, extending his development contract for another year.

After being dropped by France, Teddy Thomas is slapped with Racing 92 fine

The French winger is being punished for his behaviour in the wake of the Scotland game.

From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne's momentum has been hard-won

The Munster-bound Scarlet has never been afraid of putting in the work.

Chris Farrell has 'his nose in front' for Ireland's 13 shirt - Schmidt

The Munster centre is expected to replace Robbie Henshaw for the clash with Wales.

Ireland are firm favourites but Schmidt warns of new Welsh strengths

Warren Gatland’s team have been using their forwards to pass the ball more often.

All-Ireland hurling winning fitness coach in line to join Munster rugby management team

Munster could now be the next port of call for the highly-rated Lukasz Kirszenstein.

Rugby - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'I've seen the blueprints of a Paulie lineout already!'

Devin Toner caught up with his former team-mate at this morning’s session in Athlone.

Larmour set for Leinster game time as Schmidt releases players for provincial duty

But Joey Carbery remained with the Ireland squad this week.

Schmidt's Ireland blow off the cobwebs with high-intensity session against the U20s

This morning’s open session rounded off a mini-camp in the Midlands ahead of the visit of Wales.

Henshaw to miss Leinster's Saracens clash as he's ruled out for up to four months

Joe Schmidt confirmed the timeframe for Henshaw’s return to action.

From TheJournal.ie 'She wouldn't lie to me': Rugby rape trial hears about aftermath of incident from alleged victim's friend Rugby Rape Case

'She wouldn't lie to me': Rugby rape trial hears about aftermath of incident from alleged victim's friend

The court also heard from a counsellor from the Brooke Clinic who talked to the alleged rape victim the following morning.

Henderson, Ryan and Furlong on course to be fit for Wales after missing training

The Ireland squad were put through their paces in Athlone this morning.

Sean O'Brien returns for Connacht as Bealham gets set to bring up his century

O’Brien has been out of action since September.

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery

A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.

Herring, Bowe and Deysel return as Gibbes' Ulster look to build on bright start

Alan O’Connor captains his adopted province from the second row.

'If I do get the call I'll be ready': Bealham working hard to get back in the picture for Ireland

A game away from being a Connacht centurion, Bealham’s last appearance in green was on the summer tour of Japan.

'There was nothing really there for me in Leinster': Oliver enjoying life down south

22-year-old flanker pushing for more opportunities after coming through injury layoff.

Rugby - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland

The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.

France stage 'internal investigation' into Scotland controversy

Eight players have been left out of the France squad for the next game against Italy.

Analysis: Leavy leads the way and Porter's big ruck impact for Ireland

We’ve dug into the detail of Ireland’s rucking efforts against Italy last weekend.

'Every game is a chance to put a marker down, a step closer to that jersey': Deegan delivering on 2014 promise

From apparently challenging Jamie Heaslip as a 17-year-old , the Leinster number eight is now walking the walk.

Leicester move to bolster pack with signing of Scottish back row forward

David Denton is leaving Worcester at the end of this season.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears Court

Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears

The driver says when police contact him, he knew “straight away” what it was about.

Noel McNamara's Ireland handed tough World U20 Championship pool draw

They’ll face hosts France in the campaign opener.

Ireland winger Gilroy commits future to Ulster, as Timoney handed first senior contract

The northern province announced the contract news this afternoon.

Major League Rugby announces New York team for 2019 with O'Sullivan and Horgan as advisors

Eddie O’Sullivan and Shane Horgan are involved with Rugby United New York.

'He used to bully the hell out of me! He really scared me, frightened me actually'

Ulster coach Niall Malone on Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill and all things in the northern province.

Munster centre Sam Arnold itching for chance to get Irish opportunity

Arnold gave a superb display and scored two tries for the province last weekend.

Connacht's O'Halloran in race to be fit for Challenge Cup quarter-final

Tiernan O’Halloran’s hopes of a Six Nations call-up looks over.

Rugby - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Jackson denied that 'threesome' took place morning after alleged incident, court hears Rugby Rape Case

Paddy Jackson denied that 'threesome' took place morning after alleged incident, court hears

A number of women who attended the party in Jackson’s home today took the stand at his and Stuart Olding’s trial in Belfast.

Analysis: The most relevant Ireland try before Schmidt's men meet Wales

Ireland’s forwards passed the ball freely last weekend but Devin Toner’s effort stood out.

World Rugby confirm Anscombe try against England should have stood

Warren Gatland labelled the decision a ‘terrible mistake.’

France drop Teddy Thomas and a host of players for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Jacques Brunel has punished some of his squad for going out in Edinburgh.

Ulster expect Charles Piutau back in action within five weeks after rib injury

If it’s good news you want, Andrew Trimble seems to be over his back issue and may feature against Edinburgh this week.

Wales match may come too soon, but Ringrose ready to step up return

Stuart Lancaster suggests the centre may make his return against the Kings and does not expect to have Robbie Henshaw available to take on Saracens on 1 April.

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.