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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 3 November, 2018

Bonus point in the bag by half-time as Connacht torch Dragons

Tom Farrell rounded off the scoring to secure victory against Bernard Jackman’s side.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'It's massive for young people in Connacht': Blade cuts the way for small clubs out west

The scrum-half said it was a proud moment to captain his native province at the weekend.

Saturday 20 October, 2018

Splash zone! Chris Ashton hat-trick gives Sale a bonus-point win against Connacht

Sale too strong for Andy Friend’s experimental side.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Chris Ashton to make return against Connacht after pre-season suspension

The prolific try-scorer was slapped with a seven-week ban for a tip tackle against Castres.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Dillane ready to meet backlash from 'pumped' Ulster

The Connacht lock knows the meticulous nature of Dan McFarland will have the northern province back on form.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

AC joint to keep Thornbury out of Connacht action until 'at least November'

With a South Africa trip in store for the Westerners, a December return has been mooted.

Friday 28 September, 2018

'I felt it straight away, the popping and cracking': Gaffney retired at 23 after horrible back and neck injury

The former Ireland U20 star is relieved to avoid being paralysed, but admits it was ‘gut-wrenching’ to give up on his professional rugby dream.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

Sherry determined to make the most of every chance with Munster

The hooker hopes to have put injury frustration behind him after a strong start to the new season.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Friend refuses to get into war of words with Cockerill over 'cheat' claims

The Connacht coach said his team are concentrating on not giving referees easy decisions with their discipline.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Earls intent on improving again as he's raring to get new season under way

‘A few of us probably got a bit relaxed in our position and weren’t hungry enough to be out there but fellas are edgy now.’

'They were all winners before I went in': Keith Earls plays down role in Limerick's All-Ireland triumph

The lads were asking me questions, it wasn’t like I was going through drills or motivating them.’

Thursday 6 September, 2018

O'Donnell leaves injury frustration behind him as he bids to get back to his best

The flanker has been endured his fair share of setbacks and lay-offs, but is fit and ready to kick on again.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Marmion set to boost Connacht this weekend but Aki's return on hold

The western province host Zebre in Galway on Saturday.

Munster's Taute itching to get out on the pitch again after a year on the sideline

The centre is in line to make his comeback against Glasgow Warriors on Friday.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'One of the reasons why we got him is he's a true professional'

Alby Mathewson has arrived at Munster in good physical shape, which has pleased Johann van Graan.

Friday 31 August, 2018

34-year-old Ryan fit and firing for second season in Paris after a summer of rehab

The former Munster second row wants to build on an encouraging debut season with Racing.

Thursday 30 August, 2018

Nash targets big breakthrough year on the Munster wing

The 21-year-old has featured heavily during the province’s pre-season programme and is hoping to nail down a regular starting spot.

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Holland excited to learn off Beirne as he begins his 12th season with Munster

The 33-year-old has been an ever-present in the Munster pack in recent seasons.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Jaco Taute on brink of return to action in boost for Munster ahead of season-opener

But Chris Farrell and Tyler Bleyendaal won’t return any time soon, it seems.

Monday 27 August, 2018

Van Graan remains calm despite shut-out loss to Exeter

The South African felt his side created enough chances in the final friendly before the Pro14 kicks off.

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season

Glasgow Warriors will be a tough opening fixture in Galway fro the new coach.

Friday 24 August, 2018

Connacht continue good form by getting the better of Pat Lam's Bristol

The western province came up against their former head coach in tonight’s pre-season friendly.

Muldoon ready 'to break that cord with Connacht' as Bristol host Westerners

“I’m very proud of the fact that I spent so much time with Connacht as a player, but the reality is that they have to move on and it’s the same with me.”

Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Ireland return far from Jackson's mind as he attempts to restart career in Perpignan

The former Ulster out-half has played his first game since being acquitted of rape this year.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

Kelleher hat-trick gets Connacht's Friend era off to winning start in France

Connacht ran out 33-24 winners over Brive in Pompadour.

Friday 10 August, 2018

Dave Kearney makes his return as Leinster get a good workout in France

Rory O’Loughlin and James Tracy scored the tries against Montauban.

Friday 20 July, 2018

Carbery and Munster to tackle Leinster early, both provinces due in South Africa on the same November weekend

There will be two rounds of inter-pros before European competition kicks off this season.

Sunday 1 July, 2018

Devaney inspires as Tipperary power to third Munster minor hurling title in four years

They ran out eight-point winners over Limerick in Thurles.

Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Another injury blow for Mayo as O'Shea facing ten weeks out of action

Seamus O’Shea is facing into a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.

Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Dunleavy hopes to be Donegal rugby trailblazer after exposure on world stage

The blindside wasn’t on the radar of Ireland age grade squads until making his mark in Noel McNamara’s U20s.

Sunday 17 June, 2018

Friday 15 June, 2018

'I am obviously really proud to be Irish... but I also love being French'

Daniel Brennan on having the best of both worlds.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Ireland one match from U20 World Cup relegation after being torn apart by 6-try Scots

Noel McNamara’s men will have to beat either Georgia or Japan to play in this tournament again next summer.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

“I've no doubt we have players here that will go on and play for Ireland': McNamara not concerned by U20 losing run

The head coach is content that players are progressing under his watch, even if this past week’s results have not gone their way.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup

The defeat leaves Ireland, who also lost all three pool matches last summer, facing a possible relegation from the tournament.

McNamara braced for 'huge test' to salvage a win against improving Georgia

After two pool defeats, Ireland U20 need a win to get into the 5th to 8th place play-offs in France.

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ireland's U20 World Cup challenge falls flat with defeat against five-try Baby Boks

Second defeat means Noel McNamara’s side can now finish fifth at best.

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Three quick-fire French tries keep Ireland from upsetting hosts in U20 World Championship opener

Noel McNamara’s men earned a bonus point in defeat, but must beat South Africa to remain in contention for the semi-finals.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

Limerick begin Munster campaign in flying form with six-point victory over Tipperary

Aaron Gillane fired over eight points for John Kiely’s side.

Ardscoil Rís star hits 0-10 to guide Limerick minors past Tipperary in Munster opener

Cathal O’Neill gave a man of the match display at the Gaelic Grounds.

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