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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 16 November, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Sunday 7 October, 2018

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing

Greg Garner, the Pro14′s elite referee manager, explains their five-year plan.

Saturday 6 October, 2018

'Ross, Joey and Johnny were established and I couldn't really see things changing'

Cathal Marsh will be playing rugby in the US after signing for Rugby United New York.

'Felix was told he needed to go to a bigger club... He said he was playing for Seapoint' AIL

'Felix was told he needed to go to a bigger club... He said he was playing for Seapoint'

Seapoint RFC are proud of their most famous son and their ongoing status as a senior club.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Carbery to face Leinster in Munster colours for the first time tomorrow

The out-half starts for Johann van Graan’s side, as does captain Peter O’Mahony.

Monday 24 September, 2018

Earls and Scannell return to Munster training ahead of Ulster's visit

However, hooker Rhys Marshall has been sidelined with a calf injury.

Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November

There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.

Connacht increase capacity by 2,000 for eagerly-awaited Leinster clash

Temporary terracing is being installed at the Bohermore and College Road ends of the Sportsground.

Saturday 22 September, 2018

'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'

Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs is leading the ‘emerging talent day’ at Abbottstown.

Nephew of a Wallaby wing, Monty Ioane now making his own name in Pro14

The 23-year-old Aussie wing is a crucial player for the ever-improving Benetton.

Friday 21 September, 2018

James Lowe returns on Leinster's left wing as Leavy included on the bench

The Ireland flanker is fit again after recovering from a shoulder procedure.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

'We're burning players out... The pressure on our athletes is a huge concern'

International Rugby Players has received eye-opening feedback around tackle height from its members.

Stander gets first start of the season as Munster make six changes Cj

Stander gets first start of the season as Munster make six changes

Johann van Graan has named JJ Hanrahan at fullback for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'

World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.

Eddie Jones leaves Danny Cipriani out of latest England squad

The 30-year-old out-half has started the season strongly with Gloucester.

IRFU decline proposal for behind-the-scenes series on Schmidt's Ireland

The discussions never advanced beyond an informal stage.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'It's about being creative but effective... you try to manipulate the defence'

Felipe Contepomi is happy with the direction Leinster’s set-piece attack is moving in.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Stuart talks about taking a bit of pressure off the 10 when the opportunity comes up'

Garry Ringrose had a strong first outing of the season for Leinster but sees plenty of room for improvement.

Eddie Jones' England bring in experienced John Mitchell as defence coach

The former All Blacks head coach is an intriguing appointment a year out from the World Cup.

Monday 17 September, 2018

'I stared down not having it. I made a pact with myself to enjoy every minute I get'

Cian Healy has discovered a love for knife making and figured out the best approach to counter-rucking.

Zebo scores, McCall's Sarries march on and Patterson dots down for Pirates

It was another busy weekend in England and French rugby for a raft of Irish-qualified players.

'It's great to have him back' - Leavy returns to full fitness for Leinster

Sean O’Brien and Ciarán Frawley are still unavailable for selection.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

What role should the TMO play in rugby? A key question for the sport

World Rugby expressed its unhappiness with the current situation in July.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

'There's something special about the red jersey... Munster always meant a lot to me'

Laura Guest has gone from captaining Munster to inter-pro success to leading them as head coach.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Promising 19-year-old prop O’Toole back for Ulster's clash with Kings

Dan McFarland has made just three changes to his starting team.

Sexton, Ringrose, Van der Flier, Ryan and Kearney make Leinster returns

Van der Flier makes his comeback from an ACL injury as Leinster host the Dragons.

Leinster trust in defence for clash with Munster and their 10/12 playmaking duo

The Women’s Inter-provincial Series goes down to the wire in Donnybrook tomorrow night.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup

Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.

Aki returns to Connacht bench as Marmion gets first start of the season

Andy Friend has also brought Conán O’Donnell, Ultan Dillane and Niyi Adeolokun into his starting XV.

POM, Cloete and Conway back for Munster as Carbery and Beirne start

Johann van Graan has some of his big guns back for the visit of the Ospreys tomorrow night.

'He reminds me of the threat that Damian McKenzie brings for the All Blacks'

Stuart Lancaster says Jordan Larmour has similar traits to the Kiwi playmaker.

Ex-Connacht men Leader and O'Toole called into USA Men's Selects squad

Former Trinity and Munster U20 playmaker Conor Kearns has also been included.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame ROG

Ronan O'Gara inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame

The legendary Ireland and Munster out-half became the 12th Irish inductee.

'That’s probably the mindset of a smaller club... We can be so much better'

Leinster number eight Jack Conan and his team-mates are out to prove a point this week.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'One of our principles defensively is not to get beaten on your inside shoulder'

Leinster were disappointed with how they gave up the game-clinching try to the Scarlets.

Leinster hope to see women's inter-pros expanded from three rounds

Head coach Ben Armstrong says his players are keen for more inter-provincial fixtures in the future.

'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'

Leinster’s Jack Conan was sad to see his former team-mate forced to hang up his boots.

Lancaster not interested in Leicester gig as Murphy set to stay on for season

The Leinster senior head coach is very happy where he is.

Monday 10 September, 2018

Ex-Munster man Casey makes Top 14 debut as Zebo and Ryan score tries

Gareth Steenson has helped Exeter Chiefs to an excellent start to the new season.

Leinster lose McGrath to injury but welcome back more Ireland internationals

The Ireland international prop suffered a knee injury in training last week.

Denis Buckley focuses on Connacht form after featuring in Ireland camp

The 28-year-old was superb as Connacht’s pack took Zebre apart in the scrum on Saturday.