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Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster

The 48-year-old is currently part of the Georgia coaching staff ahead of the World Cup.

'We believe in the women's game as a commercial entity'

World Rugby wants to see female coaches ‘cracking through barriers’.

World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings

The governing body’s CEO, Brett Gosper, admitted that there are ‘some big decisions to make.’

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'

Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.

Crusaders and NZ Rugby investigate 'very serious' allegations against players

The Super Rugby club’s players are said to be ‘distraught’ about the allegations.

Sunday 19 May, 2019

'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends'

30-year-old Ian Madigan has had a challenging season with Bristol Bears.

Leinster march on to Glasgow but Munster face same old question

One Irish province advances into the Pro14 final as the other’s season comes to an end.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

'We'll come back stronger' - Van Graan vows Munster will bounce back

The southern province fell in a semi-final yet again.

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin

Leo Cullen’s men were simply more clinical with ball in hand.

Friday 17 May, 2019

Carbery and Earls return as Munster pick Stander at openside flanker

Johann van Graan is able to bring back two key players for the visit to the RDS.

World Cup worry for England as Vunipola ruled out for at least three months

The 28-year-old loosehead picked up a hamstring injury against Leinster last weekend.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

'We haven’t come this far to only come this far' - MU Barnhall on the rise

The Kildare club won 18 games from 18 on their way to the AIL Division 2B title this season.

'I love it down here' - Carbery happily settled in Munster ahead of RDS trip

The 23-year-old out-half was wearing Leinster’s 15 shirt in this fixture a year ago.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Leinster v Munster at the RDS a different story to this time last year

Leo Cullen’s side are coming off a European defeat, while Munster now have Joey Carbery in their ranks.

Tuesday 14 May, 2019

IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years

The Australian is the key decision-maker in Irish rugby.

Connacht sign ex-Munster prop Burke while Kerins gets senior contract

The 25-year-old tighthead has spent two seasons with Nottingham in England.

Springboks 10 Pollard signs for Montpellier as Steyn returns to Bulls

Meanwhile, Sale Sharks have added more South Africans to their squad for next season.

Italy deny Cheetahs claim that Smith will succeed Conor O'Shea after World Cup

Irishman O’Shea has been in charge since 2016.

Ulster confirm signing of Kiwi back Matt Faddes from Highlanders

The 27-year-old Otago man can play in several positions across the backline.

Munster 'will take time' as van Graan looks to add three coaches

With Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones departing, the province will be making backroom appointments.

'They’ve been brilliant' - Earls and Carbery returns huge for Munster

Johann van Graan believes ‘big players will perform in the big games.’

Monday 13 May, 2019

Van Graan sad that 'brilliant Munster men' Jones and Flannery are leaving

The southern province’s head coach is hopeful of securing ‘quality people’ ahead of next season.

'Munster will be frothing at the mouth waiting for us' - Leinster must move on

Leinster boss Leo Cullen feels ‘Munster have the advantage in many ways.’

'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'

Leinster left Newcastle with a few regrets but feeling they had got close to Saracens.

Sunday 12 May, 2019

'It came as a shock because South African rugby is famous for second rows'

26-year-old Jerry Sexton has earned a contract in the Pro14 with the Southern Kings.

'It was as physical as it gets... It was definitely Test match standard'

James Ryan delivered another superb showing for Leinster in defeat to Saracens.

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field' 8

'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field'

Billy Vunipola was excellent as Saracens claimed the Champions Cup against Leinster.

Saturday 11 May, 2019

'They’re big, big men. Very big men' - Saracens' power comes to the fore

Mark McCall’s side came out on top of the collisions against Leinster.

'It's not a good decision to box kick it when you cough up a 10-3 lead'

Leinster opted to keep the ball in play at the end of the first half and conceded a try.

Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle

Mark McCall’s men claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup in a stunning game at St James’ Park.

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

The unsung Irishman who has been at the heart of Saracens' transformation

Philip Morrow joined the English club soon after Mark McCall was promoted to director of rugby.

Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle

The Heineken Champions Cup finalists are extremely evenly-matched.

Friday 10 May, 2019

McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter

Leo Cullen says Leinster are hopeful Sean Cronin will come through after his recent calf injury.

Thursday 9 May, 2019

Beirne extends Munster contract as 20-year-old Casey advances onto senior deal

The Ireland international has quickly become a key player for Johann van Graan’s side.

Munster's TOD and Wycherley return as Carbery and Earls remain on comeback trail

The openside flanker has been sidelined since January.

Wednesday 8 May, 2019

All Blacks wing Naholo joins SOB and Jackson in signing for London Irish

Declan Kidney welcomed the addition of a ‘top-class player.’

'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'

Former Ireland centre Mark McCall has been the central figure in Saracens’ success in recent years.

Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Louth native set to face Ireland after being named in Australia U20 squad

Michael McDonald helped his team to beat New Zealand last weekend.

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup

Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.