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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 9 August, 2020

Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

Monday 15 June, 2020

'I didn't want to be in the game just for the sake of saying I'm a pro rugby player'

Ricky Andrew played for Ulster 21 times but now coaches and plays in Valencia in Spain.

Aussie centre Godwin returns to Western Force after Connacht departure

The 27-year-old spent two seasons with the western province.

Blues captain Tuipulotu the latest Kiwi to pen new deal until next World Cup

The 27-year-old lock helped his side to a win over the Hurricanes yesterday.

Saturday 13 June, 2020

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'

Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.

Friday 12 June, 2020

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts Pay

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts

It’s understood that Rugby Players Ireland is contacting its members this evening.

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes

The two-time World Rugby player of the year hasn’t played since the World Cup.

Thursday 11 June, 2020

Why Munster Rugby has partnered with an Irish esports team

Munster Rugby Gaming kick-off life in the Northern League of Legends Championships this month.

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake

The western province have brought eight new players on board.

Cruden on the bench as Chiefs and Highlanders name a debutant each

Warren Gatland and Aaron Mauger have named their teams for the return of rugby union.

Championship side Jersey confirm signings of outgoing Munster pair

Sean O’Connor and Ciaran Parker are joining the English club.

Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'It was unexpected, I didn't think I was going to be let go but that's just sport'

28-year-old Eoin McKeon’s time with Connacht is over after 137 appearances for his native province.

Premiership players say clubs have treated them with 'absolute disregard'

The clubs have agreed to reduce the salary cap by £1.4 million from next season onwards.

Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Lads are playing GAA up to 15 and then focusing on rugby. That's a massive change'

22-year-old Fineen Wycherley is one of a growing number of West Cork players with Munster.

Jerry Flannery joins Premiership club Harlequins as lineout coach

The 41-year-old left his role as forwards coach of Munster last year.

Munster confirm they've reviewed protocols after Cronin's one-month ban

‘It literally could happen to the man in the street where a wrong prescription is dispensed.’

Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

World Rugby confirms qualification process for 2023 World Cup in France

Ireland are among the 12 nations who have already qualified but there are eight spots remaining.

Ulster look for green light from NI Executive as part of IRFU inter-pro plans

The four provinces are hoping to return to action on 22/23 August at the Aviva Stadium.

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

The actions gets underway on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.

Sunday 7 June, 2020

Top 14 club sack ex-All Black Tom Taylor after unauthorised travel

Pau say they had no other option but to dismiss the 31-year-old Kiwi playmaker.

Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal

Scott Buckley and Alex Kendellen have also been signed up.

Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia NRL

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia

The 33-year-old played in two Tests for the Lions in 2017.

'That collision between Danie Roussouw and BOD is something that's vivid'

Former Springboks wing Bryan Habana is excited about the 2021 Lions series.

Wednesday 3 June, 2020

'What Munster are getting is two World Cup-winning, world-class players'

Bryan Habana is a huge fan of Munster boss Johann van Graan.

Connacht promote six exciting academy prospects into their senior squad

Niall Murray, Sean Masterson, Conor Dean, Colm Reilly, Peter Sullivan and Jordan Duggan have earned pro contracts.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Ex-Ireland captain Anderson retiring from role with Ulster academy

The 65-year-old won 27 caps for Ireland during his playing days.

Red-carded players to be replaced after 20 minutes in Kiwi Super Rugby

The new competition will feature a golden point system and a renewed focus on the breakdown.

Monday 1 June, 2020

'King Carlos' - Kiwi out-half Spencer was the greatest maverick of them all

The All Blacks and Blues out-half thrilled fans with his audacious, creative play.

Saturday 30 May, 2020

'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'

Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.

Friday 29 May, 2020

Major League Rugby team 'named after a premium cocktail' launched in LA

Aussie coaches Darren Coleman and Stephen Hoiles have been signed up.

Thursday 28 May, 2020

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials

The law trials are optional and unions are free to pick-and-chose or completely ignore them.

England international Isiekwe the latest to leave Saracens on season-long loan

Several Sarries players have left temporarily as the club drops into the Championship.

Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

'I wouldn't have been a name that leapt off the page for Irish fans'

Will Addison recently signed a new two-year deal to keep him with Ulster.

Monday 25 May, 2020

How Joey Carbery could help Andy Farrell's Ireland to be less 'predictable'

The Munster playmaker is the ideal man to act as a second playmaker in the backline.

England lock George Kruis signs for Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan

The 30-year-old will leave Saracens after 12 years with the club.

Sunday 24 May, 2020

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

Saturday 23 May, 2020

'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has warned that the union needs international games to return urgently.