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Saturday 23 October, 2021

'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'
# Pride Of Skerries
# Pride Of Skerries

'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'

Sat 8:30 AM 21,652 Views 3 Comments

Ireland call-up Ciarán Frawley was part of a talented Skerries team before advancing into pro rugby.

Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
# Prospect
# Prospect

Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys

Sat 6:30 AM 9,379 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara tried to bring the Cork Con playmaker to La Rochelle.

Friday 22 October, 2021

Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns
# Derby
# Derby

Connacht lose Aki to injury as Ulster welcome back some big guns

Fri 12:14 PM 7,433 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland centre has picked up a knee injury but should be back in training next week.

'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
# Lion
# Lion

'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'

Fri 6:45 AM 7,070 Views 2 Comments

Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.

Thursday 21 October, 2021

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'
# Canberra To Connacht
# Canberra To Connacht

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'

Thu 7:30 PM 14,771 Views 11 Comments

Irish-qualified back Mack Hansen has made a strong start to life with Connacht.

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster
# Playmakers
# Playmakers

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster

Oct 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 9,709 Views 30 Comments

The 22-year-old scrum-half is part of Ireland’s squad for the November Tests.

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Farrell's fresh faces bring excitement to Ireland's November squad
# Uncapped
# Uncapped

Farrell's fresh faces bring excitement to Ireland's November squad

Oct 20th 2021, 8:10 PM 12,628 Views 22 Comments

A large portion of the squad have very little or no Test match experience.

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
# Recall
# Recall

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up

Oct 20th 2021, 5:44 PM 39,413 Views 111 Comments

Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
# Contract
# Contract

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende

Oct 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 12,160 Views 21 Comments

The Springboks centre is out of contract next summer.

Tuesday 19 October, 2021

'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'
# Munster Man
# Munster Man

'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'

Oct 19th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,521 Views 0 Comments

Munster boss Johann van Graan has praised Keith Earls for his bravery.

'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager
# Match Officials
# Match Officials

'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager

Oct 19th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,811 Views 5 Comments

Greg Garner left the role during the summer.

Sexton set to be fit for November Tests as Henshaw makes progress
# Talisman
# Talisman

Sexton set to be fit for November Tests as Henshaw makes progress

Oct 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,117 Views 14 Comments

The 36-year-old suffered a hip injury last weekend while playing for Leinster.

Saturday 16 October, 2021

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,136 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

Thursday 14 October, 2021

'You can't just say 'Leinster are the best, let's copy Leinster''
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'You can't just say 'Leinster are the best, let's copy Leinster''

Oct 14th 2021, 8:30 PM 10,512 Views 3 Comments

Hugh Hogan will face his native province as defence coach of the Scarlets this weekend.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Mallow man working with Benetton via a stint in Westside Barbell
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

The Mallow man working with Benetton via a stint in Westside Barbell

Oct 13th 2021, 8:08 PM 6,748 Views 2 Comments

Jim Molony spent time in Munster and Connacht’s S&C programmes before heading abroad.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
# Analysis
# Analysis

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby

Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 16,740 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.

'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'

Oct 12th 2021, 2:53 PM 14,454 Views 1 Comment

Nigel Carolan has taken on a new challenge as attack coach for the Glasgow Warriors.

Monday 11 October, 2021

Major blow for Munster as luckless Snyman faces another long, hard slog
# Acl
# Acl

Major blow for Munster as luckless Snyman faces another long, hard slog

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 9:30 PM 22,898 Views 12 Comments

The World Cup-winning lock could now miss another season of action.

Sunday 10 October, 2021

Healy gets chance to steer heavily-rotated Munster team against Scarlets
# Away Day
# Away Day

Healy gets chance to steer heavily-rotated Munster team against Scarlets

Oct 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,051 Views 12 Comments

Johann van Graan’s much-changed side face a tough task in Wales.

Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,623 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

Friday 8 October, 2021

Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa
# Heritage
# Heritage

Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa

Oct 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,908 Views 2 Comments

The 30-year-old has found similarities between the Crusaders and Leinster.

Thursday 7 October, 2021

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'
# Hotshot
# Hotshot

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'

Oct 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 20,977 Views 20 Comments

21-year-old Evan Roos is a major prospect for South African rugby.

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'
# Front Row Union
# Front Row Union

'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'

Oct 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,957 Views 9 Comments

Leinster hope to have even more impact from their front row this season.

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster
# Competitor
# Competitor

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster

Oct 6th 2021, 5:30 AM 3,941 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old turned to coaching after his enforced retirement from playing in 2012.

Monday 4 October, 2021

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport
# Errors
# Errors

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport

Oct 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,167 Views 8 Comments

The Irish province scored just once despite 16 visits to the Dragons 22.

Sunday 3 October, 2021

'It made me see that I took a lot of them for granted, particularly my family'
# Resilience
# Resilience

'It made me see that I took a lot of them for granted, particularly my family'

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 29,542 Views 6 Comments

Adam Byrne is ready to relaunch his career with Leinster after 21 months out of the game.

Saturday 2 October, 2021

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
# Drivers
# Drivers

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 10:05 AM 21,660 Views 5 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
# Footballer
# Footballer

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 5,114 Views 1 Comment

‘He’s a proper footballer. He’s got great skills but also he has put on a bit of size.’

Friday 1 October, 2021

19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback
# Changes
# Changes

19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback

Oct 1st 2021, 12:21 PM 6,302 Views 9 Comments

Dan McFarland has rotated his team for the trip to face Zebre.

Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018
# Team News
# Team News

Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018

Oct 1st 2021, 11:57 AM 11,337 Views 14 Comments

Johann van Graan has made four changes to his team to face the Stormers.

Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment
# Lock
# Lock

Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment

Oct 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 3,262 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old Leinster and Ireland second row is aiming to push on as a player.

Thursday 30 September, 2021

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait
# Club Rugby
# Club Rugby

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait

Sep 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,147 Views 1 Comment

Cork Con will be aiming to pick up where they left off in Division 1A.

Irish coaches abroad add another layer of interest for new URC season
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish coaches abroad add another layer of interest for new URC season

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 9:36 AM 18,807 Views 5 Comments

Nigel Carolan, Hugh Hogan, and Noel McNamara moved abroad over the summer.

Wednesday 29 September, 2021

'I'm as excited as I have been over the five years at Leinster'
# Go Again
# Go Again

'I'm as excited as I have been over the five years at Leinster'

Sep 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,006 Views 1 Comment

Stuart Lancaster knows his team needs to be better at beating ‘power-based teams’.

Leinster believe Frawley can 'start knocking on the door' with Ireland
# Ballplayer
# Ballplayer

Leinster believe Frawley can 'start knocking on the door' with Ireland

Sep 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,361 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old is an intelligent presence at inside centre.

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form
# Variety
# Variety

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form

Sep 28th 2021, 7:03 PM 8,358 Views 2 Comments

There was fluidity and variety to the province’s attacking play in a strong win over the Bulls.

Monday 27 September, 2021

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

Sep 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 4,531 Views 5 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

Saturday 25 September, 2021

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,649 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
# Qualifier
# Qualifier

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sep 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,570 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions
# Off
# Off

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions

Sep 24th 2021, 5:00 PM 9,374 Views 1 Comment

The game could be rescheduled for October 2022.

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