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Today’s News

Leinster will 'wait and see' as Sexton remains sidelined with head injury
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Leinster will 'wait and see' as Sexton remains sidelined with head injury

4 hours ago 3,305 Views 11 Comments

The out-half will miss this weekend’s clash with Munster.

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon
# Contract
# Contract

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon

6 hours ago 6,067 Views 12 Comments

The IRFU have been negotiating with the Ireland tighthead prop.

Yesterday’s News

21-year-old Izuchukwu's season over after Ulster confirm torn ACL
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

21-year-old Izuchukwu's season over after Ulster confirm torn ACL

20 hours ago 6,416 Views 4 Comments

In better news, Angus Curtis has returned from his long-term injury.

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Sexton sidelined but Leinster set for boost of returning players against Munster

21 hours ago 15,096 Views 25 Comments

The 35-year-old suffered a head injury against Exeter two weekends ago.

Friday 16 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Fri 5:32 PM 305 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?
# Challenge
# Challenge

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?

Fri 4:50 PM 2,940 Views 0 Comments

The winner of tomorrow’s clash in Dublin will advance into the final against England.

Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal
# Signed
# Signed

Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal

Updated Fri 4:28 PM 17,884 Views 18 Comments

The province have announced a raft of new deals this week.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

Thu 7:30 PM 20,397 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

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Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

Thu 5:49 PM 22,250 Views 27 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Munster confirm that Zebo is returning to his native province this summer

Updated Wed 1:36 PM 57,016 Views 123 Comments

The 31-year-old Ireland international has been in France for the last three seasons.

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,486 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,709 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour
# Experience
# Experience

'He’s still as good as ever' - Sexton very much in the mix for third Lions tour

Apr 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,521 Views 28 Comments

The 35-year-old is hoping to be part of the trip to South Africa this summer.

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,966 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions
# Priorities
# Priorities

Gatland knew 'a long time ago' that Farrell wouldn't be available to Lions

Apr 13th 2021, 11:56 AM 9,236 Views 0 Comments

Farrell will lead Ireland on their tour to the Pacific Islands if it goes ahead.

Leinster's McBryde confirmed as part of Gatland's Lions coaching team
# Lions Lions Lions
# Lions Lions Lions

Leinster's McBryde confirmed as part of Gatland's Lions coaching team

Apr 13th 2021, 9:30 AM 22,258 Views 22 Comments

Gregor Townsend, Steve Tandy, and Neil Jenkins have also been appointed.

Monday 12 April, 2021

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption
# Quarantine
# Quarantine

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 10:30 PM 9,034 Views 4 Comments

France is being added to the government’s quarantine list on Thursday.

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,585 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

'Ronan and Jono, two men we know very well, have been building a great side'

Apr 12th 2021, 11:57 AM 37,957 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen and Leinster will have to beat French opposition to win the Champions Cup.

Rainbow Cup to start this month with final call on South African sides to come
# Plans
# Plans

Rainbow Cup to start this month with final call on South African sides to come

Apr 12th 2021, 10:57 AM 11,272 Views 5 Comments

The three rounds of derby games will go ahead as planned.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts
# Turnaround
# Turnaround

Van der Flier, Kelleher, and Henshaw among the Leinster standouts

Apr 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,971 Views 26 Comments

Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster’s side were superb in Sandy Park yesterday.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury
# Composure
# Composure

Cullen hails Byrne's impact for Leinster after Sexton suffers head injury

Apr 10th 2021, 8:47 PM 17,445 Views 34 Comments

Leinster overturned a 14-point deficit to beat Exeter in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter
# Turnaround
# Turnaround

Leinster storm into European semi-final after overcoming 14-point deficit in Exeter

Apr 10th 2021, 7:33 PM 57,069 Views 132 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men beat the defending champions to surge into the final four of the Champions Cup.

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'
# Player Profile
# Player Profile

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 9:19 AM 36,026 Views 7 Comments

19-year-old Ballinasloe RFC product Beibhinn Parsons is a rising star of Irish rugby.

Friday 9 April, 2021

Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row
# Team News
# Team News

Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row

Apr 9th 2021, 12:08 PM 16,021 Views 25 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men didn’t play last weekend after their clash with Toulon was cancelled.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Munster hopeful Beirne will return in time for start of Rainbow Cup
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Munster hopeful Beirne will return in time for start of Rainbow Cup

Apr 6th 2021, 4:57 PM 10,255 Views 9 Comments

However, Thomas Ahern and Scott Buckley have picked up knee injuries.

Saturday 3 April, 2021

Connacht's European season ends with high-scoring defeat to Leicester
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Connacht's European season ends with high-scoring defeat to Leicester

Apr 3rd 2021, 10:03 PM 17,683 Views 25 Comments

Andy Friend’s men scored 32 points but conceded 48 in their Challenge Cup clash.

As Stander heads for retirement, Munster have already found their new talisman
# Big Game Player
# Big Game Player

As Stander heads for retirement, Munster have already found their new talisman

Apr 3rd 2021, 5:36 PM 24,738 Views 42 Comments

Gavin Coombes has been outstanding in the defeats to Leinster and Toulouse.

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'He's one of the great players in the history of the club... the definition of a warrior'
# Barnhall Bruiser
# Barnhall Bruiser

'He's one of the great players in the history of the club... the definition of a warrior'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 44,949 Views 23 Comments

Trevor Brennan made a massive success of his move to Toulouse and remains part of the club’s fabric.

Friday 2 April, 2021

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'
# Next Step
# Next Step

Leinster's quarter-final spot confirmed as Toulon rage at 'scandal'

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:22 PM 71,185 Views 33 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men will face Exeter or Lyon next weekend.

Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:43 PM 11,417 Views 4 Comments

The Drogheda man will pursue a professional career in France.

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case
# Off
# Off

Leinster's game against Toulon has been cancelled due to a positive Covid case

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:35 PM 57,211 Views 88 Comments

The Champions Cup round-of-16 clash was due to kick off at 5.30pm this evening.

'The Pro14 hasn't been competitive outside the Irish teams. It's the worst I have seen it'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'The Pro14 hasn't been competitive outside the Irish teams. It's the worst I have seen it'

Apr 2nd 2021, 9:49 AM 17,123 Views 6 Comments

Former Munster man Jerry Flannery is now in charge of the Harlequins defence.

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Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon
# Goals
# Goals

Leinster's all-Ireland team look to set European marker against Toulon

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 7,523 Views 16 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have never beaten Toulon but aim to set the record straight at the RDS.

Thursday 1 April, 2021

Lancaster and POC encourage Van der Flier's ball-carrying progress
# Impact
# Impact

Lancaster and POC encourage Van der Flier's ball-carrying progress

Updated Apr 1st 2021, 8:32 AM 19,782 Views 29 Comments

The Leinster flanker will hope to show his quality against Toulon tomorrow.

'We're definitely going to come out swinging... That's what Munster do'
# Front Up
# Front Up

'We're definitely going to come out swinging... That's what Munster do'

Apr 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 7,413 Views 20 Comments

Niall Scannell is relishing going up against a heavyweight Toulouse pack on Saturday.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

A momentous but challenging few years lie ahead for the game

Mar 31st 2021, 7:36 PM 3,099 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations is back this weekend, the World Cup comes next year, then WXV launches in 2023.

Larkham insists Munster are still evenly matched with Leinster
# Positives
# Positives

Larkham insists Munster are still evenly matched with Leinster

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 5:00 PM 23,209 Views 39 Comments

The southern province must now turn their attention to the visit of Toulouse.

Munster believe new signing Jenkins will be 'immense for the young guys'
# Development
# Development

Munster believe new signing Jenkins will be 'immense for the young guys'

Mar 31st 2021, 7:15 AM 10,972 Views 31 Comments

The southern province hope the South African can influence the likes of Fineen Wycherley and Thomas Ahern.

Leinster 15 Keenan's influence against Munster shows his growing skillset
# Second Receiver
# Second Receiver

Leinster 15 Keenan's influence against Munster shows his growing skillset

Mar 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 8,590 Views 10 Comments

The 24-year-old has been encouraged to get involved as a distributor.

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