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Dublin: 13°C Tuesday 20 October 2020

Today’s News

'I think my game is coming along really nicely, to be honest' - Stockdale

The 24-year-old has been playing at fullback for Ulster in recent times.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland 'gutted' for Larmour but newcomers Keenan and Daly settling into camp well

Garry Ringrose has also welcomed the addition of James Lowe to the set-up.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

Saturday 17 October, 2020

Ringrose named Players’ Player of the Year at Irish players awards ceremony

Meanwhile, his Leinster and Ireland team-mate Caelan Doris is the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year.

Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing

Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.

Exeter's Irish stalwarts victorious but Simon Zebo superb in defeat for Racing

Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten have been key men in the English club’s rise.


Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success

The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.

Saturday 10 October, 2020

Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory

The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.

'He's a ridiculous athlete' - Ryan excited by potential of Leinster team-mate Baird

Both seconds rows are part of Andy Farrell’s 35-man Ireland squad.

Friday 9 October, 2020

Ulster's Gilroy out to hit top stride as he hails Payne's defensive influence

The 29-year-old has been working hard on his reads out on the edge of the defence.

Thursday 8 October, 2020

Baird, Daly, Keenan, Gibson-Park, Byrne, Connors - Ireland's uncapped six

Andy Farrell’s squad includes six men who will be hoping for their Test debuts later this month.

Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results

A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.

Munster captain Peter O'Mahony cleared to play after red card last weekend

The Ireland international has not received any ban after being sent off against Scarlets.


Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy

Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.

Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad

The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19

A further five players and one staff member have been identified as close contacts.

Earls sidelined by back injury as Munster rule Scannell out for two months

Ireland boss Andy Farrell already had several injury concerns ahead of the autumn campaign.

No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed

Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.

Another blow for Jones' England as Courtney Lawes ruled out of autumn Tests

England take on Ireland at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup in November.

Sale Sharks' Premiership play-off hopes ended by 27 positive Covid cases

Bath will now face Exeter, while Wasps meet Bristol in the semi-finals.

First start for Ireland next on agenda for 22-year-old Leinster man Kelleher

The powerful hooker won his first three caps off the bench earlier this year.

Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.

Irish-eligible out-half Callum Sheedy included in Wales squad for autumn Tests

The 24-year-old previously played for the Ireland U18 Sevens team and an England XV.

Munster forced to suspend training after senior player tests positive for Covid-19

Six other players identified as potential close contacts are currently self-isolating.

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'

Ulster’s Dan Soper was instrumental in David McCann making the move from centre to the back row.

'It's one of our targets' - Friend hoping for strong Connacht crop in Ireland squad

Kieran Marmion and Jack Carty will hope to be back in the international fold.

Sexton set to be fit for Six Nations but Deegan's knee injury is 'not minor'

The 35-year-old was injured during Leinster’s win over the Dragons.

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now

International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.

Monday 5 October, 2020

Ulster's potential-rich 10-12-13 combo deliver 'really exciting' display

Michael Lowry, Stewart Moore, and James Hume impressed against Benetton.

'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'

Rugby Academy Ireland plans to put together the country’s first-ever national U20 team.

Wootton, Sullivan and Porch make up a 'pretty neat package' for Connacht

Andy Friend has been pleased with how his new back three has gelled so far.

'He's got amazing work-rate' - Leinster's Hugo Keenan continues to impress

Leinster’s back three depth will be tested by international call-ups and injuries in the coming months.

Sunday 4 October, 2020

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'

27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.

Saturday 3 October, 2020

'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'

Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway

The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.

'A top-level AIL game is a better product than your run-of-the-mill Pro14 game'

The Club Scene Podcast has picked up a loyal and engaged following since its launch in 2018.

Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad

Munster are away to the Scarlets as Connacht host Glasgow in the Pro14.

Friday 2 October, 2020

Sexton removal 'a precaution' but Leinster worried about Deegan knee injury

The out-half was replaced after just 23 minutes of the win against the Dragons.

Leinster start new season with bonus-point win but Sexton injury a concern

James Lowe scored two tries as the defending champions beat the Dragons at the RDS.

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December

Andy Farrell’s men will be part of Band 2 for the draw.

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