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Yesterday’s News


Monday 14 October, 2019

Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.

Watch: Argentina's Lavanini sent off for nasty high hit on Farrell Red Mist This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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

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 today released its schedule for next season.

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

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

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

The southern province depart for Port Elizabeth today.

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo to miss Ireland clash after receiving three-week ban RWC2019 This post contains videos

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

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'

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'

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

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'

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

Further injury frustration for Will Addison after hamstring setback

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

Sweetnam, Arnold and Goggin emerge as injury concerns for Munster

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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