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Monday 14 October, 2019

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed
# European Rugby
# European Rugby

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

Oct 14th 2019, 1:18 PM 8,408 Views 10 Comments

Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.

Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification
# Chicago Marathon
# Chicago Marathon

Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification

Oct 14th 2019, 11:24 AM 5,896 Views 5 Comments

The Wicklow native finished fifth in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Leinster power on, Fitzgerald impresses and Munster slip up in South Africa
# Pro14 Highlights
# Pro14 Highlights

Leinster power on, Fitzgerald impresses and Munster slip up in South Africa

Oct 14th 2019, 10:58 AM 9,255 Views 0 Comments

Miss any of the weekend’s Pro14 action? Catch up right here.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Osborne caps dream week with first try and hard-earned Leinster contract
# Nine
# Nine

Osborne caps dream week with first try and hard-earned Leinster contract

Oct 12th 2019, 9:17 AM 10,539 Views 15 Comments

The scrum-half will remain with the province for the rest of the season after impressing on trial.

Friday 11 October, 2019

Leinster turn on the style again to put Edinburgh to the sword at the RDS
# Pro14
# Pro14

Leinster turn on the style again to put Edinburgh to the sword at the RDS

Oct 11th 2019, 9:36 PM 9,252 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side made it three bonus-point wins from three at the start of the Pro14 season.

Coetzee to make injury return as Ulster bid to bounce back in South Africa
# Team News
# Team News

Coetzee to make injury return as Ulster bid to bounce back in South Africa

Oct 11th 2019, 12:13 PM 3,328 Views 9 Comments

Dan McFarland has named his team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against the Southern Kings.

From sevens to the Pro14, Keenan making the most of every opportunity
# Pro14
# Pro14

From sevens to the Pro14, Keenan making the most of every opportunity

Oct 11th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,098 Views 4 Comments

The fullback makes his third appearance of the season for Leinster tonight.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I was in a bad place two years ago. To get back in the jersey was huge for me'
# DK
# DK

'I was in a bad place two years ago. To get back in the jersey was huge for me'

Oct 10th 2019, 9:50 PM 15,741 Views 34 Comments

Dave Kearney may have missed out on a World Cup place, but the Leinster winger takes huge confidence from his ability to bounce back.

Lowry left with work to do in pursuit of Rahm and Race to Dubai top spot
# The Italian Open
# The Italian Open

Lowry left with work to do in pursuit of Rahm and Race to Dubai top spot

Oct 10th 2019, 3:11 PM 6,229 Views 2 Comments

The Open champion returned to action at the Italian Open this morning.

Monday 7 October, 2019

Explosive Kelleher loving the opportunity to 'step up and fill the jersey'
# MOTM
# MOTM

Explosive Kelleher loving the opportunity to 'step up and fill the jersey'

Oct 7th 2019, 8:15 PM 11,001 Views 7 Comments

The hooker was man-of-the-match for Leinster against Ospreys last Friday.

Ex-Connacht out-half Ronaldson training with Leinster after knee injury
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

Ex-Connacht out-half Ronaldson training with Leinster after knee injury

Oct 7th 2019, 4:18 PM 13,167 Views 26 Comments

The Pro12 winner is currently without a professional contract after leaving the western province.

Murphy hopeful of playing bigger World Cup role after 'rollercoaster' week
# Highs And Lows
# Highs And Lows

Murphy hopeful of playing bigger World Cup role after 'rollercoaster' week

Oct 7th 2019, 3:16 PM 5,544 Views 2 Comments

The flanker is set to return to training on Thursday after suffering a rib injury against Russia.

Conan set for extended spell out as Leinster number eight has foot surgery
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Conan set for extended spell out as Leinster number eight has foot surgery

Oct 7th 2019, 1:30 PM 8,038 Views 9 Comments

Conan will go under the knife in the UK this week.

Sunday 6 October, 2019

'It's a great story for those late developers who don't come through the academy'
# Debut
# Debut

'It's a great story for those late developers who don't come through the academy'

Oct 6th 2019, 1:50 PM 14,183 Views 6 Comments

After impressing on trial during the summer, Rowan Osborne made his Leinster debut on Friday night.

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Dermot Desmond submits proposal to become 25% shareholder of Shamrock Rovers
# Investment
# Investment

Dermot Desmond submits proposal to become 25% shareholder of Shamrock Rovers

Oct 5th 2019, 3:37 PM 10,239 Views 36 Comments

The Irish businessman says he wants to invest in the club’s academy structure.

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
Live Oct 5th 2019, 11:05 AM

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Watch: Argentina's Lavanini sent off for nasty high hit on Farrell
# Red Mist
# Red Mist

Watch: Argentina's Lavanini sent off for nasty high hit on Farrell

Oct 5th 2019, 10:35 AM 14,474 Views 30 Comments

Nigel Owens had no option but to brandish red to the Pumas second row.

Friday 4 October, 2019

Kelleher's hat-trick propels Leinster to eight-try hammering of Ospreys
# Pro14
# Pro14

Kelleher's hat-trick propels Leinster to eight-try hammering of Ospreys

Oct 4th 2019, 9:28 PM 13,039 Views 64 Comments

Leo Cullen’s defending Pro14 champions produced an imperious performance at the RDS on Friday night.

Thursday 3 October, 2019

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their uninspiring victory over Russia
# Player Ratings
# Player Ratings

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their uninspiring victory over Russia

Oct 3rd 2019, 2:00 PM 53,568 Views 90 Comments

Rhys Ruddock and Andrew Conway the pick of the bunch in Kobe, but that’s not saying a whole lot.

Lowe and Fardy return as Trinity scrum-half Osborne in line for Leinster debut
# Pro14
# Pro14

Lowe and Fardy return as Trinity scrum-half Osborne in line for Leinster debut

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:48 AM 5,676 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen has named his team for tomorrow night’s Pro14 visit of Ospreys.

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Benetton winger banned after 'reckless' act in defeat to Leinster
# Pro14
# Pro14

Benetton winger banned after 'reckless' act in defeat to Leinster

Oct 2nd 2019, 9:10 PM 11,491 Views 26 Comments

Ratuva Tavuyara was sent off for dangerously tackling Dave Kearney in the air.

Irish Open moved back to May but venue for 2020 still undecided
# The European Tour
# The European Tour

Irish Open moved back to May but venue for 2020 still undecided

Oct 2nd 2019, 5:54 PM 7,925 Views 5 Comments

The European Tour today released its schedule for next season.

Mageean in good shape as she coasts through to World Championship semi-final
# Doha 2019
# Doha 2019

Mageean in good shape as she coasts through to World Championship semi-final

Oct 2nd 2019, 4:07 PM 4,795 Views 3 Comments

The Portaferry native was comfortable in advancing through this afternoon’s 1,500m heats in Doha.

Sunday 29 September, 2019

'It's an incredibly proud day for our family': One Byrne replaces another
# Ross And Harry
# Ross And Harry

'It's an incredibly proud day for our family': One Byrne replaces another

Sep 29th 2019, 4:16 PM 14,118 Views 4 Comments

Harry Byrne made his senior debut for Leinster last night, replacing his older brother Ross at out-half.

New signing Holloway included in Munster's squad for South Africa
# Pro14
# Pro14

New signing Holloway included in Munster's squad for South Africa

Sep 29th 2019, 12:50 PM 9,771 Views 6 Comments

The southern province depart for Port Elizabeth today.

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup
Live Sep 29th 2019, 9:30 AM

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo to miss Ireland clash after receiving three-week ban
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo to miss Ireland clash after receiving three-week ban

Sep 26th 2019, 4:27 PM 7,077 Views 4 Comments

The Cardiff Blues centre was sin-binned for a high tackle against Russia.

'I really want to own that jersey and play in the big games, play in the finals'
# Big Goals
# Big Goals

'I really want to own that jersey and play in the big games, play in the finals'

Sep 26th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,571 Views 1 Comment

Leinster winger Adam Byrne is itching for the new campaign to start after an extended pre-season.

Wednesday 25 September, 2019

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'
# Tackle Your Feelings
# Tackle Your Feelings

'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'

Sep 25th 2019, 4:24 PM 7,957 Views 2 Comments

James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.

Toner set to feature for Leinster in Pro14 opener away at Benetton
# Pro14
# Pro14

Toner set to feature for Leinster in Pro14 opener away at Benetton

Sep 25th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,597 Views 11 Comments

Ross Byrne and Dave Kearney are also in line to be involved in Italy this weekend after missing out on the World Cup.

Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'It doesn't get much bigger than this. I can't wait for it'
# Killer
# Killer

'It doesn't get much bigger than this. I can't wait for it'

Sep 24th 2019, 6:19 PM 11,551 Views 21 Comments

Dave Kilcoyne is savouring every second of his World Cup experience.

Further injury frustration for Will Addison after hamstring setback
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Further injury frustration for Will Addison after hamstring setback

Sep 24th 2019, 3:58 PM 14,970 Views 15 Comments

He will miss Ulster’s Pro14 opener against Ospreys on Friday night.

Sweetnam, Arnold and Goggin emerge as injury concerns for Munster
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Sweetnam, Arnold and Goggin emerge as injury concerns for Munster

Sep 24th 2019, 3:32 PM 8,403 Views 4 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side open their Pro14 season against Dragons on Saturday.

Ex-Ulster back Nelson named to start Canada's World Cup opener
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Ex-Ulster back Nelson named to start Canada's World Cup opener

Sep 24th 2019, 10:55 AM 3,646 Views 2 Comments

The 26-year-old won his first Test cap in July.

Monday 23 September, 2019

Leinster open new €1.5 million Centre of Excellence at Donnybrook
# High Performance
# High Performance

Leinster open new €1.5 million Centre of Excellence at Donnybrook

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 5:00 PM 33,778 Views 27 Comments

The facility will be home to the province’s sub-academy and age-grade teams.

Sunday 22 September, 2019

O'Mahony and Aki face tight turnaround to be fit for Japan in six days
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

O'Mahony and Aki face tight turnaround to be fit for Japan in six days

Sep 22nd 2019, 11:52 AM 16,507 Views 43 Comments

The pair suffered head knocks against Scotland, while Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton is ‘fine’.

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their emphatic win over Scotland
# Player Ratings
# Player Ratings

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their emphatic win over Scotland

Sep 22nd 2019, 11:00 AM 36,641 Views 80 Comments

Larmour, Murray, Henderson and Stander were all superb for Schmidt’s side in Yokohama.

Australia's Hodge cited after escaping red in World Cup win over Fiji
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Australia's Hodge cited after escaping red in World Cup win over Fiji

Sep 22nd 2019, 9:40 AM 13,633 Views 9 Comments

Hodge will appear before an independent judicial committee, World Rugby say.

Friday 20 September, 2019

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence
# Potential
# Potential

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence

Sep 20th 2019, 3:46 PM 10,023 Views 32 Comments

The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.

O'Donnell to captain Munster in final pre-season friendly against Connacht
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

O'Donnell to captain Munster in final pre-season friendly against Connacht

Sep 20th 2019, 2:56 PM 7,945 Views 4 Comments

Johann van Graan has named a strong team for Saturday’s game in Galway.

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