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Yesterday’s News

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion

The former Ireland head coach has released a book entitled Ordinary Joe.

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences

The Racing centre was in devastating form in his side’s big win over Saracens last weekend.

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

Connacht legend Muldoon to step up as forwards coach at Bristol under Lam

The 36-year-old Irishman joined the Premiership club as defence coach last year.

Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured

The 24-year-old is rehabbing an issue he carried throughout Ireland’s campaign in Japan.

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Meanwhile, Stephen Larkham paid tribute to Alby Mathewson ahead of his departure.

'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht

22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.

Monday 18 November, 2019

Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers

Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.

Munster confirm Mathewson will leave province after Racing clash

The 33-year-old initially joined as short-term cover when Conor Murray was injured.

Connacht in talks with IRFU about short-term signings as injury list mounts

The western province now have 16 players out injured.

Sunday 17 November, 2019

'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'

Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.

Friend's Connacht overcome injury crisis to notch impressive win over Montpellier

Conor Fitzgerald’s penalty edged the western province to their impressive victory.

Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup

Andy Friend’s men welcome Top 14 outfit Montpellier to Galway this afternoon.

Saturday 16 November, 2019

Out-of-sorts Ospreys mean Munster have chance for perfect start in Europe

Johann van Graan’s side must not miss their opportunity to begin with a win in Swansea.

Friday 15 November, 2019

Sam Warburton named as part of Pivac's new Wales coaching staff

The 31-year-old will take up a role as technical advisor for defence and breakdown.

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier

Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys

Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby

The union’s CEO, Mark Dodson, threatened legal action during the World Cup.

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Munster add 20-year-old Healy to Champions Cup squad as Leinster make five changes

Munster add 20-year-old Healy to Champions Cup squad as Leinster make five changes

Scott Penny, Ryan Baird, and Ciaran Frawley have been added to the Leinster squad.

Monday 4 November, 2019

'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'

Makazole Mapimpi, who used to walk 10km to school, has had a stunning rise with the Springboks.

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup

The Brave Blossoms’ stunning exploits were a real highlight over the past seven weeks.

Sunday 3 November, 2019

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year

Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks

Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.

Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020

The Brave Blossoms shocked Ireland at their home World Cup.

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

Saturday 2 November, 2019

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'

The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.

'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum

The Springboks pack was ruthless in going after the English set-piece in the World Cup final.

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown

Superb tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe capped a complete display.

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

Friday 1 November, 2019

'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'

Some big names in the All Blacks set-up bid farewell in Tokyo this evening.

Gatland hopes incoming Pivac can keep Wales out of the 'doldrums'

The outgoing head coach hopes to see the Welsh winning Six Nations titles in years to come.

World Cup winner Wilkinson helps Farrell with last-minute drop-goal prep

Eddie Jones’ side had an interesting visitor to training in Tokyo.

21-year-old Tom Curry among nominees for World Rugby Player of the Year

Ardie Savea, Alun Wyn Jones, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Cheslin Kolbe, and Joe Taufete’e are also up for the award.

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear

The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.

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