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Today’s News

Ireland U20 international Scannell signs for French club Biarritz

The 19-year-old hooker joins after a season in the Munster sub-academy.

Ulster's Coetzee returns to Springboks 23 for first time in four years

The powerful back row has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia.

Cullen's Leinster to open Pro14 title defence with a trip to Italy

Competiton organisers have confirmed dates and kick-off times all the way up to round 20.

Yesterday’s News

Two November Tests and extended inter-pros in Ireland Women's 13-month plan

The plan aims to have Ireland in ideal shape for the World Cup Qualifiers in September 2020.

Leinster announce first-ever men and women's double-header

Leo Cullen’s side will start their pre-season with a clash against English outfit Coventry.

Monday 15 July, 2019

Best offers input as World Rugby outlaws dangerous 'axial loading' in scrums

The governing body has announced an amendment to its law book.

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

Sunday 2 June, 2019

'It was relentless pain, a continuous circle and I couldn't find a way out of it'

Munster wing Ronan O’Mahony was forced to retire from rugby after suffering severe injury.

Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad

Jean Kleyn will qualify for Ireland before the World Cup warm-up games begin.

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

Monday 27 May, 2019

Rob Kearney signs new one-year IRFU deal to stay with Leinster

The 33-year-old fullback has extended his deal with the union.

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship

Performance director David Nucifora said the union won’t rush into decisions based on money.

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework

Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

'Stade Français' owner says he's willing to invest €100m of his money in five years'

Leinster’s success continued with the Pro14 trophy on Saturday but they’re already looking forward.

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

Sunday 26 May, 2019

Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup

The 32-year-old will undergo hip surgery and miss six months of action.

'Garry Ringrose's school bought a horse. It won so he's just upgraded houses!'

James Lowe was an effervescent presence once again as Leinster won the Pro14 last night.

'My fear is that with talented players, if you over-coach them, you'll kill the instinct'

Nigel Osborne runs the skills-based Rugby and French camps every summer near Biarritz.

'Our goal is to get a Tier 2 nation into the World Cup quarter-finals'

World Rugby has been running a Pacific Islands Combine in recent years.

Leinster bounce back from 'lowest point in all of our careers' to win Pro14

Johnny Sexton and his team took pride from how they eked out a victory against Glasgow.

Saturday 25 May, 2019

'We have to live with it' - Kearney gets yellow for collision with Hogg

The fullbacks met in the 66th minute and Glasgow fans were not happy with the outcome.

'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'

Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.

Leinster go back-to-back in the Pro14 as they edge Glasgow at Celtic Park

Leo Cullen’s men secured their sixth title in the competition in tough conditions in Glasgow.

Stuesdays, lineout nerding and contact skills - Molony makes progress

The second row returns to the Leinster bench today after a frustrating injury in recent times.

Leinster have chance to finish with a bang in Glasgow's Celtic Park

Dave Rennie’s side should prove a difficult proposition on home soil.

Friday 24 May, 2019

'For any individuals that I did offend, I apologise to them' - Cullen

Leinster boss Leo Cullen has apologised for his comments about Glasgow being Rangers supporters.

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'

IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

Thursday 23 May, 2019

Leicester's Geordan Murphy charged with verbal abuse of match official

The former Ireland fullback has endured a difficult season in charge of Leicester Tigers.

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster

The 48-year-old is currently part of the Georgia coaching staff ahead of the World Cup.

'We believe in the women's game as a commercial entity'

World Rugby wants to see female coaches ‘cracking through barriers’.

World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings

The governing body’s CEO, Brett Gosper, admitted that there are ‘some big decisions to make.’

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'

Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.

Crusaders and NZ Rugby investigate 'very serious' allegations against players

The Super Rugby club’s players are said to be ‘distraught’ about the allegations.

Sunday 19 May, 2019

'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends'

30-year-old Ian Madigan has had a challenging season with Bristol Bears.

Leinster march on to Glasgow but Munster face same old question

One Irish province advances into the Pro14 final as the other’s season comes to an end.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

'We'll come back stronger' - Van Graan vows Munster will bounce back

The southern province fell in a semi-final yet again.

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