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Today’s News

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk
# In Demand
# In Demand

'I'll always do the right thing for Irish rugby' - Farrell responds to Lions talk

Updated 33 minutes ago 4,753 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland head coach has been linked with a spot on Warren Gatland’s coaching team.

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated 3 hours ago 17,018 Views 75 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Yesterday’s News

'What you don’t want to do is mess around with somebody like Ports'
# Trading Places?
# Trading Places?

'What you don’t want to do is mess around with somebody like Ports'

Wed 7:15 AM 18,417 Views 31 Comments

Robin McBryde says the tighthead needs to be included in any discussions about his best position going forward.

Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Harry Byrne and Ciarán Frawley both doubts for Leinster's trip to play Ulster
# Pro14
# Pro14

Harry Byrne and Ciarán Frawley both doubts for Leinster's trip to play Ulster

Tue 3:32 PM 6,694 Views 2 Comments

The out-half is recovering for a head injury sustained in the win over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday.

Sunday 28 February, 2021

Foot injury set to keep McClean out of Ireland's opening World Cup qualifiers
# Setback
# Setback

Foot injury set to keep McClean out of Ireland's opening World Cup qualifiers

Sun 1:57 PM 2,359 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Kenny is already without Callum O’Dowda and John Egan for the games.

Saturday 27 February, 2021

'We want to play that brand of rugby' - Henshaw keeps faith in Ireland's attack

'We want to play that brand of rugby' - Henshaw keeps faith in Ireland's attack

Sat 10:00 AM 11,659 Views 14 Comments

The centre says Andy Farrell’s team are determined to develop their offloading game.

Friday 26 February, 2021

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose

Rome offers a perfect stage for Ireland's attack to cut loose

Feb 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,287 Views 31 Comments

Andy Farrell has called for his team to show a clinical edge against Italy.

Thursday 25 February, 2021

'If he gets his chance he'll certainly be ready' - Farrell backs Casey to debut against Italy
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

'If he gets his chance he'll certainly be ready' - Farrell backs Casey to debut against Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 1:27 PM 9,448 Views 12 Comments

The Munster scrum-half is set to win his first cap against Italy on Saturday.

Eddie Jones makes two changes in experienced England team to play Wales
# Team News
# Team News

Eddie Jones makes two changes in experienced England team to play Wales

Feb 25th 2021, 11:24 AM 7,719 Views 3 Comments

Wayne Pivac has also named his side, with George North set to make a 100th appearance for his country.

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Ryan confident Ireland can find quick fix for communication issues
# Speaking Up
# Speaking Up

Ryan confident Ireland can find quick fix for communication issues

Updated Feb 25th 2021, 8:31 AM 10,883 Views 10 Comments

The squad’s communication on the pitch was flagged as an issue by attack coach Mike Catt.

'You always want more, don't you? I'd love to be touching 100 caps'
# Impact
# Impact

'You always want more, don't you? I'd love to be touching 100 caps'

Feb 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,691 Views 4 Comments

Dave Kilcoyne is looking to make up for lost time with Ireland.

Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55
# RIP
# RIP

Former Ireland international Gary Halpin passes away age 55

Feb 24th 2021, 11:56 AM 66,260 Views 14 Comments

The prop represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups.

Ulster's Iain Henderson signs new two-year IRFU contract
# Ulster
# Ulster

Ulster's Iain Henderson signs new two-year IRFU contract

Feb 24th 2021, 11:23 AM 5,551 Views 13 Comments

The second-row has been capped 60 times by Ireland, making his international debut against South Africa in 2012

Offaly native Jack Regan handed Super Rugby debut against Crusaders
# Highlanders
# Highlanders

Offaly native Jack Regan handed Super Rugby debut against Crusaders

Feb 24th 2021, 10:58 AM 11,457 Views 4 Comments

The second-row is the son of former Offaly hurler Daithí Regan.

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'Johnny won’t play forever, as much as we would like him to'
# Future Planning
# Future Planning

'Johnny won’t play forever, as much as we would like him to'

Feb 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 8,070 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster captain is close to agreeing a new contract.

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

'It's amazing how focused people get on one game' - Sexton says Ireland can rediscover attacking edge

Feb 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 13,267 Views 19 Comments

Elements of Ireland’s play have come in for criticism following the Six Nations defeat to France.

Furlong looking to put 'rough patches' behind him after long lay-off
# Fit And Firing
# Fit And Firing

Furlong looking to put 'rough patches' behind him after long lay-off

Feb 24th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,357 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland tightead recently spent 11 months out of action.

Saturday 20 February, 2021

Returning internationals can help Connacht put home struggles behind them
# Out To Impress
# Out To Impress

Returning internationals can help Connacht put home struggles behind them

Feb 20th 2021, 7:30 AM 4,815 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s team have lost their last four home games in all competitions.

Friday 19 February, 2021

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster well placed to keep the heat on Leinster in hunt for top spot

Feb 19th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,820 Views 6 Comments

Tonight’s game at Glasgow is the province’s first outing in six weeks.

'We would always look at and try learn from the mistakes of others'
# Training Smart
# Training Smart

'We would always look at and try learn from the mistakes of others'

Feb 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,191 Views 2 Comments

Leinster hooker James Tracy says the province are always working on ways to make the game safer.

'These things take time' - Cullen wary of rushing Byrne's progress
# Patience
# Patience

'These things take time' - Cullen wary of rushing Byrne's progress

Feb 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,660 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster head coach also discussed the current situation regarding contract talks.

Thursday 18 February, 2021

'I've probably relaxed a little bit about my rugby, I used to be a bit tense about it'
# Feeling Good
# Feeling Good

'I've probably relaxed a little bit about my rugby, I used to be a bit tense about it'

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:06 PM 30,742 Views 8 Comments

Munster hooker Kevin O’Byrne is playing some of the best rugby of his career.

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Leinster name Ross and Harry Byrne together in starting team for the first time
# The Byrne Connection
# The Byrne Connection

Leinster name Ross and Harry Byrne together in starting team for the first time

Feb 18th 2021, 3:00 PM 27,977 Views 32 Comments

Jack Conan will win his 100th cap for the province in Friday’s game with the Dragons.

Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Former Ireland international Lynne Cantwell takes new role with South Africa Rugby

Feb 18th 2021, 2:12 PM 8,186 Views 1 Comment

Cantwell will become SA Rugby’s first High Performance Manager for Women’s Rugby.

Munster confirm 8 players have agreed new contracts with the province
# Signed Up
# Signed Up

Munster confirm 8 players have agreed new contracts with the province

Feb 18th 2021, 1:32 PM 15,862 Views 13 Comments

Six players have signed new two-year deals, with two players signing one-year extensions.

In-form Wootton keen to make Connacht loan deal permanent
# Sign Him Up
# Sign Him Up

In-form Wootton keen to make Connacht loan deal permanent

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,386 Views 3 Comments

The winger is enjoying a new lease of life since making the move from Munster.

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

'His ability to see space and put the ball there is probably the best I've seen'
# Belief
# Belief

'His ability to see space and put the ball there is probably the best I've seen'

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 12:10 PM 41,543 Views 49 Comments

Jack Carty will be hoping to catch Andy Farrell’s eye when Connacht host Cardiff Blues this weekend.

Carbery's return to training provides 'big lift' for Munster squad
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

Carbery's return to training provides 'big lift' for Munster squad

Feb 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,253 Views 14 Comments

The out-half has stepped up his training load with the province this week.

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux facing 3 months out following shoulder surgery
# Setback
# Setback

Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux facing 3 months out following shoulder surgery

Feb 16th 2021, 2:52 PM 2,925 Views 1 Comment

Centre Peter Robb is also set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Van Graan: Carbery 'doing really well' ahead of latest step on road to recovery
# Progress
# Progress

Van Graan: Carbery 'doing really well' ahead of latest step on road to recovery

Feb 16th 2021, 2:11 PM 5,269 Views 8 Comments

The out-half is due to step up his training load with the province this week.

Sunday 14 February, 2021

Player ratings: how did you rate Ireland in their defeat to France
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: how did you rate Ireland in their defeat to France

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 9:42 PM 73,202 Views 90 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side narrowly lost at the Aviva Stadium.

'You don't really get second chances at this level' - Henshaw says Ireland need to be more clinical
# Feeling Bleu
# Feeling Bleu

'You don't really get second chances at this level' - Henshaw says Ireland need to be more clinical

Feb 14th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,656 Views 30 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side failed to make the most of their possession for a second week running.

Saturday 13 February, 2021

Farrell tells players to seize their chance as his Six Nations plans go wildly off script
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Farrell tells players to seize their chance as his Six Nations plans go wildly off script

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 27,332 Views 33 Comments

Ireland head into Sunday’s game against France without the services of four key leaders.

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'
# Toto
# Toto

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'

Feb 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 23,800 Views 7 Comments

Ireland are coming up against arguably the world’s form player in Antoine Dupont on Sunday.

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'Rhys, he's what you would consider the ice hockey enforcer'
# No Fear
# No Fear

'Rhys, he's what you would consider the ice hockey enforcer'

Feb 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,013 Views 8 Comments

Ireland prop Cian Healy says the squad have full faith in the new faces named in the team to play France.

Friday 12 February, 2021

'I have broken it so far down' - James Lowe fine-tuning his kicking game for Test rugby
# Best Foot Forward
# Best Foot Forward

'I have broken it so far down' - James Lowe fine-tuning his kicking game for Test rugby

Feb 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,164 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland wing has also learned that ‘mistakes are amplified’ on the international stage.

Thursday 11 February, 2021

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns
# Concussion
# Concussion

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 3:07 PM 19,044 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland captain says he has full confidence in the return to play protocols.

'Every time I go out I have something to prove' - Van der Flier making most of latest opportunity
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

'Every time I go out I have something to prove' - Van der Flier making most of latest opportunity

Feb 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,512 Views 2 Comments

The flanker also discussed the need for accuracy at the breakdown following Peter O’Mahony’s red card against Wales.

Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France

Feb 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,420 Views 30 Comments

The Ireland defence coach also explained why Gavin Coombes has been allowed return to Munster.

Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'No setbacks so far' - Ireland optimistic Sexton and Ryan will face France
# On Track
# On Track

'No setbacks so far' - Ireland optimistic Sexton and Ryan will face France

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 3:03 PM 11,677 Views 42 Comments

The pair were both removed with head injuries during Sunday’s defeat to Wales.

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