Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 25 August, 2019

Thursday 1 August, 2019

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht AIL

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht

The 21-year-old scored 15 tries for Lansdowne in Division 1A of the AIL last season.

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Goal-line drop-outs and 50:22 law to be trialled in Australia's NRC

The new season kicks off on 31 August.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

5ft 7ins Kolbe shaping to be one of the biggest stars at the World Cup

The Toulouse man has been in sensational form this year.

Monday 29 July, 2019

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

Sunday 28 July, 2019

'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'

Eoin O’Malley was forced to retire at 25 but has made a success of life post-rugby.

Saturday 27 July, 2019

'The dream is to get a professional contract, whether it be here or at home'

Irish out-half Seán Kearns has been in excellent form in the Shute Shield in Australia.

Friday 26 July, 2019

World Cup teams prepare for strong sanctions of high tackles in Japan

World Rugby’s new framework has brought an increased focus on clamping down on illegal tackles.

Irishman Nelson named at out-half for Canada debut against US

The 26-year-old will be playing with and against several other Irishmen.

Thursday 25 July, 2019

Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?

Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.

Ex-Ulster man Lealiifano returns to Wallabies team for first time since 2016

James O’Connor is also set for his first appearance in 2,142 days.

Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Barrett moves to 15 as All Blacks bring in Crusaders star Mo'unga at 10

Steve Hansen has named his two best out-halves to start against the Springboks.

Flannery, Stringer and D'Arcy join eir Sport's panel for World Cup coverage

Ireland Women internationals Eimear Considine and Louise Galvin will also join presenter Tommy Bowe.

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

Thomond Park naming rights still on the cards as Munster chip away at debt

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says union and province ‘have an agreement in place and everyone’s happy about that.’

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Samoa's Joe Tekori in shock retirement just months before World Cup

The Toulouse lock won’t be involved in the Pool A clash against Ireland.

Monday 22 July, 2019

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge

Joe Schmidt’s men could meet the Boks at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

Saturday 20 July, 2019

Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations?

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says the competition has to “embrace the change.”

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'

Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.

Friday 19 July, 2019

IRFU records best-ever financial year with revenues of €87.5 million

The men’s international game now accounts for 81% of all IRFU revenues.

Thursday 18 July, 2019

AIL players link up with Leinster as Cullen boosts pre-season squad

Tony Ryan, Rowan Osborne and David Aspil have been training with Leo Cullen’s squad.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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.

Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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.