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Friday 22 May, 2020

£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU

Meanwhile, there is a drive to create more meaningful Test matches moving forward.

IRFU confirms plans are in place for inter-pros at the Aviva in August

The games would take place behind closed doors on 22 and 23 August.

Six Nations confirms it's working with SANZAAR on 'aligned global calendar'

The two bodies have been in discussions during the lockdown.

Thursday 21 May, 2020

'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'

19-year-old Dublin native Karl Keane is part of the USA U20s squad.

World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice

The 27-year-old is staying with the Stormers and Western Province.

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Madigan and Mathewson are 'two quality additions' for Ulster

The 31-year-old out-half and 34-year-old scrum-half add depth to Dan McFarland’s squad.

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'

Jordi Murphy has signed a new two-contract to keep him at Ulster until 2022 at least.

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal has retired from professional rugby

The 29-year-old has been struggling with a neck injury.

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'

Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.

De Allende completes isolation while Munster expect Snyman to arrive this month

The Springboks duo will add major ballast for the province next season.

All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup

The Crusaders lock made his New Zealand debut against Ireland back in 2016.

Monday 18 May, 2020

'I'd be going home in absolute bits that I wasn't able to make my mark'

Zack McCall’s six years with Ulster ended without the hooker making a senior appearance.

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

World Cup-winning ex-All Black Franks joins Scarlets coaching team

The 36-year-old will hang up his boots to move into coaching full-time.

Sport Ireland will not appeal Cronin's 'quite lenient' one-month ban

The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone last November.

Sunday 17 May, 2020

'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'

Ruairí Cushion played in the Championship for six years and now coaches with Exeter.

Saturday 16 May, 2020

World player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit terminates contract in South Africa

The World Cup winner has exited his deal with Western Province.

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'

Ger Earls was a key part of Young Munster’s AIL success in 1993 after joining from Thomond.

Friday 15 May, 2020

Blue Bulls sign former Springbok back row Arno Botha from Munster

The 28-year-old made more than 40 appearances for the province after joining in 2018.

Thursday 14 May, 2020

EPCR looking at possible 24-team Champions Cup for next season

Eight clubs from each of the leagues would qualify and the competition would be played over eight weekends.

Leinster academy tighthead Aungier set to make switch to Connacht

The 21-year-old made five senior appearances for the eastern province this season.

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster

The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.

Scarlets confirm Wales centre Parkes' exit ahead of expected Japan move

The 32-year-old will be ineligible for the Welsh if he heads abroad.

21-year-old wing Kernohan set for Championship move after leaving Ulster

The former Ireland U20 flyer is close to finalising a deal with Ealing Trailfinders.

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election

The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders

The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.

Tuesday 12 May, 2020

It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector

Edinburgh went to extreme lengths against Munster last November.

Munster's Sammy Arnold and Conor Oliver set for moves to Connacht

The 24-year-old centre and back row have struggled for game time in recent seasons.

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster

Dan McFarland has confirmed his 43-man senior squad for next season.

Monday 11 May, 2020

'I can't wait to learn off RG Snyman... It's like man against boys in some of the clips'

Waterford native Thomas Ahern made a big impression for the Ireland U20s this year.

IRFU bins plans to bring Irish provinces back into training next week

The Irish union will update players again next month, subject to government directives.

Racing 92 confirm signings of Wallabies Kurtley Beale and Luke Jones

The Australian duo will join a squad that is already littered with quality.

Sunday 10 May, 2020

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

Saturday 9 May, 2020

When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin

Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.

'I'd love to have seen how the last two weeks of the Six Nations played out'

Leinster openside Will Connors earned an Ireland call-up thanks to his excellent season.

Thursday 7 May, 2020

We could be watching Super Rugby from New Zealand as soon as next month

The five Kiwi sides are set to play each other home and away over the course of 10 weeks.

Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'I've been fired, let go, hired. I've moved provinces, I've moved countries'

Former Munster centre James Downey is now working as a player manager with rugby agency Esportif.

Former Ireland U20 out-half McPhillips signs deal to stay with Leicester

The 23-year-old playmaker joined the Premiership club from Ulster last year.

Murphy's Leicester confirm addition of 'world-renowned, world-class' Walters

The former Munster man will join the Premiership club from the Springboks.

How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167

The governing body has published a list of the minimum number of stakeholders required.