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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 26 May, 2018

Rugby - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

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.”

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.

‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’

We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.

Marmion demands a return to 2016 standard from Connacht players

The scrum-half is frustrated at the inconsistencies in Connacht’s performances through the season, and says the players shoulder the burden for that.

Rugby - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Super Steff Evans tames Cheetahs as Scarlets set up Glasgow semi-final

Tadhg Beirne and co. were irresistible in their playoff clash, scoring six tries against the South African side.

'We're not in the same league as these guys or the Leinsters but it's a starting point'

Edinburgh boss Richard Cockerill wants his team to learn from the narrow defeat to Munster in Limerick.

'We're going to miss him as a Munster man' - Simon Zebo shows his class

The Munster fullback produced the most memorable moment of the 20-16 win over Edinburgh.

Bath thrash London Irish to confirm Ulster will face Ospreys for last Champions Cup berth

We’re set for a Sunday showdown at Kingspan Stadium.

Munster set up Pro14 semi-final with Leinster after squeezing past Edinburgh

The Irish provinces will meet at the RDS on Saturday 19 May.

Watch: Simon Zebo produces moment of magic in last Munster appearance at Thomond Park Skills This post contains videos

Watch: Simon Zebo produces moment of magic in last Munster appearance at Thomond Park

Zebo put on a nice exhibition of skill in front of the home fans.

Leinster prop Dooley in harness as Lansdowne bid to take AIL from defending champs Cork Con

The Aviva Stadium hosts the biggest day in the club calendar tomorrow.

As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Pro14 playoff

We went minute-by-minute as Simon Zebo waved farewell to Thomond Park.

JVDF taking inspiration from Jordi Murphy's post-knee injury excellence

Both back rows suffered serious ACL damage on famous days for Ireland, and Van der Flier is intent on following Murphy’s footsteps.

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

'We've had guys from top schools crying at half-time, can't believe he's losing'

The Sharks are hoping to attract Irish schoolboys to summer camps in Durban, an experience they hope will build mental strength.

Cockerill's in-form Edinburgh have no fear going to Thomond Park

“We have respect for Munster and what they stand for but we’re just looking forward to see where we are and where this team is.”

Rugby - Friday 4 May, 2018

Australia star Folau says he's 'standing firm' on homophobic comments

The devout Christian caused a storm when he made the comments on social media last month.

The top points scorer in French Test history calls time on rugby career

Frederic Michalak is preparing to retire at the age of 35.