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'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

7 hours ago 21,327 Views 3 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

Friday 15 January, 2021

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
# Talent
# Talent

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster

Fri 4:49 PM 14,793 Views 19 Comments

Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
# Banned
# Banned

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension

Thu 1:26 PM 11,896 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season

Thu 11:00 AM 6,147 Views 6 Comments

The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.

Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed
# Pushed Back
# Pushed Back

Men's Six Nations to go ahead but Women's and U20 championships postponed

Updated Wed 3:03 PM 18,410 Views 32 Comments

However, organisers insist the Men’s competition will go ahead as planned in the coming months.

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Campbell promoted as Ireland U20s boss while Leamy joins as defence coach
# New Look
# New Look

Campbell promoted as Ireland U20s boss while Leamy joins as defence coach

Wed 2:37 PM 8,142 Views 3 Comments

Noel McNamara leaves after a successful tenure that included the 2019 Grand Slam.

Glasgow sign out-half Weir as Munster move to hold onto Healy
# Transfer
# Transfer

Glasgow sign out-half Weir as Munster move to hold onto Healy

Wed 12:33 PM 19,552 Views 16 Comments

The Scotland international will return to his first professional club.

Sinckler gets two-game ban for shouting 'Are you f*****g serious?' at referee
# Suspension
# Suspension

Sinckler gets two-game ban for shouting 'Are you f*****g serious?' at referee

Wed 11:43 AM 7,854 Views 15 Comments

The England tighthead prop will miss their opening game of the Six Nations.

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Wed 11:19 AM 7,988 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns
# Schedule
# Schedule

Munster v Leinster a tasty Six Nations trial but Farrell may have concerns

Tue 7:30 PM 11,124 Views 16 Comments

Connacht and Ulster don’t have any senior games scheduled before the Six Nations.

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision
# Protocols
# Protocols

French government demands more detail before final Six Nations decision

Tue 5:44 PM 3,429 Views 0 Comments

The Ministry of Sport wants guarantees about the Covid-19 protocols in Ireland and England.

Munster's huge clash with Leinster at Thomond Park confirmed for 23 January
# Derby
# Derby

Munster's huge clash with Leinster at Thomond Park confirmed for 23 January

Tue 2:04 PM 7,086 Views 23 Comments

The inter-pro clash has been rescheduled for two weekends’ time.

Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton
# Departure
# Departure

Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton

Tue 12:04 PM 15,536 Views 21 Comments

The 33-year-old playmaker is unlikely to be without a contract for long.

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
# Prospect
# Prospect

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series

Tue 9:58 AM 9,478 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.

Monday 11 January, 2021

Premiership opts for two-week break as Top 14 quickly rearranges games
# Schedule
# Schedule

Premiership opts for two-week break as Top 14 quickly rearranges games

Mon 7:11 PM 6,989 Views 4 Comments

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been suspended.

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
# Directive
# Directive

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Mon 5:45 PM 23,232 Views 23 Comments

A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.

Boost for Leinster and Ireland as James Lowe returns to training
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Boost for Leinster and Ireland as James Lowe returns to training

Jan 11th 2021, 2:47 PM 5,105 Views 10 Comments

Ciarán Frawley and Josh Murphy are also back for Leo Cullen’s side.

Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned
# Discussions
# Discussions

Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned

Jan 11th 2021, 12:32 PM 11,511 Views 11 Comments

The championship is due to kick off in four weekends’ time.

Leinster pleased with response to 'kick up the arse' from Connacht
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

Leinster pleased with response to 'kick up the arse' from Connacht

Jan 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,856 Views 15 Comments

Hugo Keenan and co. notched a bonus-point win against Ulster and denied the visitors anything.

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty
# Planning
# Planning

'Change or be changed' - Provinces get used to dealing with uncertainty

Jan 11th 2021, 1:01 AM 7,121 Views 5 Comments

Connacht and Munster insisted they had no idea what would come next after Saturday night’s clash.

Sunday 10 January, 2021

Munster feel 'lucky' to come away with win after late scare against Connacht
# Resolve
# Resolve

Munster feel 'lucky' to come away with win after late scare against Connacht

Jan 10th 2021, 9:38 AM 11,513 Views 32 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men nearly lost out in a dramatic endgame.

Saturday 9 January, 2021

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend
# Regrets
# Regrets

'A scrum against 13 men and we weren’t smart' - Connacht boss Friend

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 PM 17,515 Views 16 Comments

The western province had a late, late chance to grab a win against Munster.

Beirne shines as Van Graan's Munster cling on for gritty win away to Connacht
# Battle
# Battle

Beirne shines as Van Graan's Munster cling on for gritty win away to Connacht

Jan 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 35,750 Views 83 Comments

Chris Farrell’s first-half try was crucial while JJ Hanrahan kicked 11 points off the tee.

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19
# Postponed
# Postponed

Champions Cup set to be postponed amidst latest wave of Covid-19

Jan 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 33,399 Views 16 Comments

French authorities are believed to have major concerns about cross-border competition at present.

If you have a younger sibling, they're probably better at sport than you are
# Family Business
# Family Business

If you have a younger sibling, they're probably better at sport than you are

Jan 9th 2021, 12:06 PM 36,321 Views 12 Comments

Mark Williams explains how the ‘little sibling effect’ works.

Keenan, Larmour and Kearney look sharp in Leinster's back three
# Wide Men
# Wide Men

Keenan, Larmour and Kearney look sharp in Leinster's back three

Jan 9th 2021, 9:30 AM 6,950 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Ethan McIlroy continues to show his promise for Ulster.

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side
# Interprovincial
# Interprovincial

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,403 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan has brought his frontliners back for this evening’s clash in Galway.

Friday 8 January, 2021

'It's in our hands now' - Leinster's win could be key in race for Pro14 final spot
# Ambition
# Ambition

'It's in our hands now' - Leinster's win could be key in race for Pro14 final spot

Jan 8th 2021, 10:32 PM 10,290 Views 19 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side landed an important victory in the battle for top spot in Conference A.

Leinster back to winning ways as Cullen's men notch bonus point against Ulster
# Derby
# Derby

Leinster back to winning ways as Cullen's men notch bonus point against Ulster

Jan 8th 2021, 9:27 PM 14,310 Views 66 Comments

Three second-half tries helped the home side to overturn a 9-5 deficit at the break.

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,726 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash
# Team News
# Team News

Munster's big guns return as Connacht make four changes for inter-pro clash

Jan 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 15,086 Views 33 Comments

Bundee Aki hasn’t recovered from a knee injury to feature at the Sportsground.

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Thursday 7 January, 2021

'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'
# In Form
# In Form

'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'

Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,192 Views 4 Comments

Carlow man Tom Daly is playing the best rugby of his career under Andy Friend.

Wednesday 6 January, 2021

'It’s a bit like shopping in Aldi as opposed to Brown Thomas'
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

'It’s a bit like shopping in Aldi as opposed to Brown Thomas'

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 55,319 Views 12 Comments

Andy Friend says Connacht are always open to good players joining from other provinces.

Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Connacht hoping Aki recovers from knee issue for crucial Munster clash
# Talisman
# Talisman

Connacht hoping Aki recovers from knee issue for crucial Munster clash

Jan 5th 2021, 1:51 PM 5,261 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland centre has been absent over the past two weekends.

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
# Analysis
# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,557 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

Monday 4 January, 2021

Ruddock fit and Larmour back training but Leinster have a host of injury doubts
# Injury List
# Injury List

Ruddock fit and Larmour back training but Leinster have a host of injury doubts

Jan 4th 2021, 2:36 PM 6,822 Views 9 Comments

The province’s injury list remains lengthy and features some key men.

Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont

Jan 4th 2021, 9:08 AM 13,628 Views 7 Comments

The Cork man gathered Finn Russell’s cross-field kick to seal the victory.

Saturday 2 January, 2021

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS
# Derby
# Derby

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 13,185 Views 3 Comments

The westerners have lost three in a row leading into this inter-pro clash at the RDS.

Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 9,044 Views 12 Comments

The northern province have made 11 changes for the meeting at Kingspan Stadium.

Sunday 27 December, 2020

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit
# Record
# Record

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit

Dec 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,236 Views 8 Comments

Both sides are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions Cup.

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