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Dublin: 17 °C Saturday 8 August, 2020

Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.

Monday 6 July, 2020

Welsh rugby player banned for four years after failed drugs test

Ystalyfera RFC’s Jesse Patton tested positive for metendienone.

Ex-Scotland captain Laidlaw the latest to sign up for Japanese club rugby

The 34-year-old was a popular figure at last year’s World Cup in Japan.

Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster

The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with Vannes.

Sunday 5 July, 2020

50/22 kicks, 22/50 kicks, and goal line drop-outs: Australia's new law trials

We saw the first few examples of Super Rugby AU’s law trials this weekend.

Holland's Hurricanes consign Gatland's Chiefs to fourth straight defeat

Jordie Barrett was the star as the Canes recorded their first win in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Saturday 4 July, 2020

What kind of shape are Andy Farrell's Ireland in as they look towards next season?

Ireland were due to face Australia in Brisbane today.

Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Munster changes, the trophy hunt, Ireland's hurt - O'Mahony refreshed for rugby return

The 30-year-old feels he has benefitted from the lockdown.

Still no agreement reached in IRFU discussions with players over salary cuts

The two parties are now due to meet again later this week.

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht

The 6ft 8ins second row spent two seasons with the western province.

'It's great to have guys of this calibre being signed' - POM welcomes Munster additions

The province’s captain is excited about the fresh faces in the squad.

Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test

33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.

Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Lawes and Biggar end French rumours by signing new Northampton deals

The club has announced 19 new contract renewals.

How knowledge of the laws around touch can dramatically change games

Some clever examples from Super Rugby underline the importance of understanding the Law Book.

Dan Carter to line out for rural club Southbridge on bye weekend for Blues

The 38-year-old out-half has yet to make his first Super Rugby Aotearoa appearance.

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short

Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.

Monday 29 June, 2020

Barrett, McKenzie, Carbery - The value of being able to kick with your 'bad' foot

The Blues fullback has been using his left foot frequently in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

James Lowe confirms new Leinster contract is a three-year deal

The 27-year-old qualifies to play for Ireland in November.

Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final

The 33-year-old hopes to finish on a high with the Championship-bound club.

Carlos Spencer cut by Canes due to 'financial uncertainty created by Covid-19'

The ex-All Blacks out-half has been released by the Super Rugby franchise.

Saturday 27 June, 2020

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth

The Irish provinces are starting to gear up for rugby’s return in August.

Friday 26 June, 2020

All Blacks confirm how they'll pick teams for the North v South trial game

The traditional fixture is set to return in August.

Wales centre Tompkins signs for Pro14 side Dragons on year-long loan

The 25-year-old has signed a new long-term deal with Saracens.

Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis

The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.

All Blacks captain Cane returns from injury for Gatland's Chiefs

The Crusaders are unchanged as they aim to pick up where they left off.

Thursday 25 June, 2020

Impressive contracting leaves Cullen's Leinster squad in a good place

The province confirmed 28 new deals ahead of next season.

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

Leinster announce 28 new contracts as Kearney and McFadden stay short-term

Joe Tomane’s departure has been officially confirmed.

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts

The two parties will meet again next week after today’s discussions failed to produce a decision.

Premiership club Leicester Tigers have signed Harry Potter

Wallabies international lock Blake Enever will also join Geordan Murphy’s men.

'It’s our job to get the message out about why Munster is so special'

CEO Ian Flanagan joined the province last year after years of working in football.

Munster's search for a fifth coach still active but not main priority

Johann van Graan has been keen to bring in an additional member of coaching staff.

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Munster CEO says the province is 'overly reliant on matchday income'

Selling the naming rights for Thomond Park remains a possibility.

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

Hoskins Sotutu, Caleb Clarke, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Will Jordan and Cullen Grace have looked good.

Ringrose and Healy fit again as Leinster's Lowe remains in New Zealand

Dan Leavy is now in the final stages of his running rehabilitation.

Monday 22 June, 2020

Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game

Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.

All Blacks goal on hold as league sensation Kalyn Ponga signs new NRL deal

The 22-year-old has agreed a new four-year contract with the Newcastle Knights.

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.