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McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks
# Key Man
# Key Man

McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks

17 hours ago 3,075 Views 2 Comments

The influential centre is still nursing a groin injury.

Coombes returns for Munster but Zebo and De Allende ruled out of Leinster trip
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Coombes returns for Munster but Zebo and De Allende ruled out of Leinster trip

18 hours ago 8,594 Views 11 Comments

Captain Peter O’Mahony and fullback Mike Haley are also still doubts.

Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina
# Dr Phil
# Dr Phil

Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina

20 hours ago 19,087 Views 15 Comments

The former Pumas out-half has had two successful spells with the Irish province.

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
# Heartbeat
# Heartbeat

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star

Mon 6:00 AM 7,499 Views 4 Comments

The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.

Sunday 15 May, 2022

Leinster will face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
# Decider
# Decider

Leinster will face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final

Sun 5:10 PM 33,824 Views 36 Comments

La Rochelle beat Racing 20-13 in a nervy semi-final in Lens.

Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster

Sun 9:25 AM 18,572 Views 5 Comments

Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern
# Speed Kills
# Speed Kills

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern

Sun 7:15 AM 13,269 Views 10 Comments

Toulouse were blown away by Leinster’s ability to play at high tempo in attack.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
# The Jukebox
# The Jukebox

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury

Sat 6:32 PM 12,634 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final
# Next Level
# Next Level

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final

Sat 4:55 PM 57,440 Views 64 Comments

The only major blot on a brilliant day for Leo Cullen’s men was the injury to Tadhg Furlong.

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night
# Top Gong
# Top Gong

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night

Sat 12:13 AM 5,624 Views 3 Comments

Matthew Devine is academy player of the year after helping the Ireland U20s to their Grand Slam.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
# Ambitions
# Ambitions

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?

Fri 8:12 PM 4,921 Views 10 Comments

The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
# On The Road
# On The Road

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara

Updated Fri 8:00 PM 100,637 Views 28 Comments

La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.

Four of the most dynamic hookers in the world set for battle in Dublin tomorrow
# Showdown
# Showdown

Four of the most dynamic hookers in the world set for battle in Dublin tomorrow

Fri 8:30 AM 9,830 Views 5 Comments

Rónan Kelleher is full of praise for Toulouse pair Julien Marchand and Peato Mauvaka.

Wednesday 11 May, 2022

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'
# Ash Splash
# Ash Splash

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'

Updated Wed 12:20 PM 73,363 Views 12 Comments

James Lowe came up against Chris Ashton last weekend at Welford Road.

Connacht comb market for new tighthead as they announce departing players
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

Connacht comb market for new tighthead as they announce departing players

Wed 10:43 AM 12,512 Views 7 Comments

Centurion back row Eoghan Masterson is among the players leaving this summer.

Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash
# Coybib
# Coybib

Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash

May 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 23,703 Views 31 Comments

More than 25,000 had been sold by 5pm yesterday evening on the first day of sales.

Monday 9 May, 2022

Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries
# HIA
# HIA

Healy and O'Brien doubts for Champions Cup semi-final after head injuries

May 9th 2022, 3:45 PM 6,983 Views 12 Comments

Both Leinster players were forced off for Head Injury Assessments last weekend.

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin
# Plenty To Play For
# Plenty To Play For

'It can’t be the peak' - Munster must rebound for next trip to Dublin

May 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,183 Views 20 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side have a huge URC clash against Leinster in two weekends’ time.

Sunday 8 May, 2022

Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse
# Big Date
# Big Date

Saturday showdown confirmed for Leinster's semi-final with Toulouse

May 8th 2022, 5:10 PM 17,118 Views 12 Comments

The European heavyweights will meet at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final
# Trés Bien
# Trés Bien

Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final

May 8th 2022, 4:52 PM 8,943 Views 5 Comments

The Parisians are desperate to end their quest for the Champions Cup title.

'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'
# Just Short
# Just Short

'We played some unbelievable rugby and we left it all out there'

May 8th 2022, 8:59 AM 30,990 Views 36 Comments

Munster hooker Niall Scannell took some pride in his side’s performance in defeat to Toulouse.

Saturday 7 May, 2022

'If ever there's a day to sum up Munster rugby, it's today' - Van Graan
# Red Army
# Red Army

'If ever there's a day to sum up Munster rugby, it's today' - Van Graan

May 7th 2022, 7:24 PM 19,550 Views 24 Comments

The Munster head coach showed lots of emotion after an enthralling, agonising game in Dublin.

Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic
# Drama
# Drama

Agony for Munster as Toulouse advance after penalty shoot-out in European epic

May 7th 2022, 5:52 PM 47,902 Views 48 Comments

It was a cruel ending for Munster following a stunning clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Ryan returns from concussion as McCarthy takes 'huge step up' for Leinster
# Locks
# Locks

Ryan returns from concussion as McCarthy takes 'huge step up' for Leinster

May 7th 2022, 8:05 AM 5,412 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old is highly rated by both Leinster and Ireland.

Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse
# SUAF
# SUAF

Roared on by the Red Army, Munster bid to dethrone the mighty Toulouse

May 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 5,932 Views 6 Comments

More than 37,500 tickets have been sold for this Champions Cup quarter-final in Dublin.

Friday 6 May, 2022

Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap
# Team News
# Team News

Kendellen and Wycherley start for Munster with Daly set for first European cap

May 6th 2022, 12:14 PM 18,556 Views 23 Comments

Johann van Graan has gone for a settled-looking team with Munster missing several forwards through injury.

Thursday 5 May, 2022

'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' - Munster's Van Graan
# Red Army
# Red Army

'To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible' - Munster's Van Graan

May 5th 2022, 7:15 PM 25,241 Views 23 Comments

The Munster head coach recognises that his team’s display is the most important factor against Toulouse.

Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'A family choice' - Mike Prendergast joins Rowntree at Munster
# Attack
# Attack

'A family choice' - Mike Prendergast joins Rowntree at Munster

May 4th 2022, 3:46 PM 23,790 Views 17 Comments

Denis Leamy and Andy Kyriacou are also in line to be part of the new staff.

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende

May 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 19,370 Views 40 Comments

The in-form Springbok centre is leaving at the end of the season.

Tuesday 3 May, 2022

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'
# SUAF
# SUAF

'We have our 16th man, we have the Red Army travelling to Dublin'

May 3rd 2022, 2:37 PM 12,253 Views 13 Comments

Johann van Graan is encouraged by the ticket sales for Saturday’s clash with Toulouse in Dublin.

Monday 2 May, 2022

Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final
# Boost
# Boost

Kelleher and Baird return for Leinster ahead of Champions Cup quarter-final

May 2nd 2022, 2:21 PM 12,107 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men travel to face Leicester this Saturday.

Murphy Crowe on fire again as Ireland 7s claim bronze in Canada
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Murphy Crowe on fire again as Ireland 7s claim bronze in Canada

May 2nd 2022, 1:22 PM 7,180 Views 3 Comments

The Tipperary woman scored 12 tries as Aiden McNulty’s team finished third in Langford.

Sunday 1 May, 2022

'The atmosphere at our games is like something you'd get at a pro game'
# AIL Final
# AIL Final

'The atmosphere at our games is like something you'd get at a pro game'

May 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 15,717 Views 1 Comment

Ex-Munster and Leicester back row Jordan Coghlan has loved his AIL return with Terenure.

Saturday 30 April, 2022

'O'Gara, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Stringer - I looked up to those guys'
# Bienvenue
# Bienvenue

'O'Gara, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Stringer - I looked up to those guys'

Apr 30th 2022, 12:14 PM 44,468 Views 4 Comments

Born and bred in France, new Munster signing Antoine Frisch is also Irish-qualified.

All eyes on Frawley at 10 but Leinster's pack must lead charge in Cape Town
# Table Toppers
# Table Toppers

All eyes on Frawley at 10 but Leinster's pack must lead charge in Cape Town

Apr 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 6,524 Views 9 Comments

Leo Cullen has rotated his side again as Leinster look for a big win against the Stormers.

Thursday 28 April, 2022

22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland
# Maeve Óg
# Maeve Óg

22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland

Apr 28th 2022, 7:15 AM 7,347 Views 0 Comments

‘From my own club, Hannah O’Connor and Dorothy Wall are just huge.’

Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Ireland hope key players Monaghan and Cronin will be fit for Scotland clash
# Fitness
# Fitness

Ireland hope key players Monaghan and Cronin will be fit for Scotland clash

Apr 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 1,977 Views 7 Comments

There was a boost for Ireland with Sene Naoupu’s red card being rescinded.

'I’d say it’ll hit me in a few more weeks how amazing it was'
# Debut
# Debut

'I’d say it’ll hit me in a few more weeks how amazing it was'

Apr 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,412 Views 1 Comment

Ireland fullback Molly Scuffil-McCabe first took up the game at the encouragement of an Irish rugby legend.

Tuesday 26 April, 2022

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs
# Contracts
# Contracts

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs

Apr 26th 2022, 3:16 PM 3,767 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland assistant says Irish rugby would need to grow its player pool before splitting 7s and 15s players.

URC explore women's and U23 competitions but no plans for second division
# Big Plans
# Big Plans

URC explore women's and U23 competitions but no plans for second division

Apr 26th 2022, 1:04 PM 3,440 Views 5 Comments

CEO Martin Anayi said they would like to launch the women’s league ‘sooner rather than later.’

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