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Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Munster underdogs again but feel they're 'a different animal' for Saracens clash

The southern province feel they have moved forward over the past two seasons.

Monday 15 April, 2019

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns

The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’

Pro14 open to further expansion but Pumas and Griquas won't be joining

Adding two teams to make a Pro16 is one potential avenue for the league in the coming years.

Carbery still 'highly unlikely' for Munster as Earls and Kleyn look to prove fitness

Tyler Bleyendaal is set to wear Munster’s number 10 shirt against Saracens.

Sunday 14 April, 2019

'It's great because you're on an even par with the males when you're playing'

Tania Rosser is part of the Ireland ‘Mixed 30s’ team heading to the Touch World Cup in Malaysia.

Thursday 11 April, 2019

Leicester contact police after 'vile and disgusting' online abuse of players

The Premiership club says players’ families have also been targeted.

Griffin and McKeon retire as seven other players set to leave Connacht

Meanwhile, Shane Delahunt and Peter Robb have extended their contracts with the western province.

Munster include three academy players for trip to high-flying Benetton

Johann van Graan has made 11 changes as Munster rest their big guns for their Champions Cup semi-final.

Rugby Australia to sack Israel Folau for 'disrespectful' social media posts

The Wallabies fullback has drawn widespread condemnation for his Instagram and Twitter posts.

'It's a mistake that I'll probably play over in my head thousands of times'

Jacob Stockdale has been overwhelmed by the support Ulster fans have shown him.

Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts

The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.

From Division C of Europe to the World Series: What next for Ireland 7s?

Qualification for the 2020 Olympics is the next major goal for this group.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's sweeping turnover sets a clever trend

The Highlanders adopted the tactic with time running out against the Hurricanes last weekend.

'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test

The 21-year-old has received a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis.

Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year

There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.

Ex-Limerick minor hurler Fitzgerald promoted to senior Connacht contract

Matthew Burke and Conor Kenny will also step up from the academy next season.

'He's starting to get used to the Leinster way' - Joe Tomane finding his feet

The 17-times capped Wallaby has come in for criticism from some of the province’s fans.

Monday 8 April, 2019

'To be playing against Ulster, that was a huge moment for me and my family'

25-year-old Ed Byrne has been in superb form for Leinster this season.

Leinster's Johnny Sexton on track to recover for Toulouse semi-final

The 33-year-old will increase his training load this week after a quad injury.

Thursday 4 April, 2019

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'

John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.

'We'll definitely miss him' - McGrath's Ulster move driven by Ireland ambition

The 29-year-old is making the move north from Leinster this summer.

'I hadn't played fullback in a while... I don't think I was being targeted'

Robbie Henshaw is fit again after overcoming ‘one of the rarest dead legs in the world.’

Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster

The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

IRFU confirm Jack McGrath will join Ulster from Leinster next season

The 29-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this season with his native province.

Monday 1 April, 2019

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

MacGinty haunts Connacht but Bealham injury not as bad as feared

Andy Friend’s side have refocused rapidly on their play-off pursuit in the Pro14.

'Tyler did brilliantly' - Bleyendaal steps up after Carbery injury in Edinburgh

The 28-year-old slotted a crucial conversion after Keith Earls’ second try.

Sunday 31 March, 2019

'Do you want me to dive on the floor?' - A question for players and referees

Edinburgh’s Pierre Schoeman gave up a needless and crucial penalty at a key moment against Munster.

EPCR confirms dates and kick-off times for Munster and Leinster semi-finals

The southern province are first up against Saracens on Saturday 20 April.

Leinster will welcome Toulouse to Dublin in the Champions Cup semi-finals

The French side won a thrilling quarter-final against Racing 92 despite playing 55 minutes with 14 players.

'I let you down' - Stockdale apologises to Ulster fans for error against Leinster

The 22-year-old wing took to Instagram to underline that he has learned ‘the hard way.’

'He's still got it, the Moyross Train!' - Earls the difference for Munster

Johann van Graan’s side will need to improve ahead of their semi-final clash with Saracens.

Saturday 30 March, 2019

'It's breathtaking to see the supporters. It felt like we were playing at home'

Munster boss Johann van Graan said he’s proud to coach this team after their win in Edinburgh.

Earls' brilliant brace sends Munster into 14th Champions Cup semi-final

Johann van Graan’s men edged a brilliant contest against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale

Andy Friend’s side will fly home with regrets after their Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Carbery's class the key for Munster in evenly-matched Edinburgh tie

Johann van Graan’s men should be well-matched by Richard Cockerill’s Scots.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Bealham heads to hospital but Connacht hopeful on Carty bicep injury

The tighthead prop suffered a serious hand injury in the defeat to Sale Sharks.

Connacht crash out of Europe with injury concerns for Carty and Bealham

Andy Friend’s side left it too late in their comeback bid against Sale in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.