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Saturday 16 January, 2021

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
# Humbled
# Humbled

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier

Updated Sat 9:28 PM 48,776 Views 10 Comments

The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.

Wednesday 13 January, 2021

All-Ireland winners Hegarty and O'Callaghan named GAA players of the month
# GAA
# GAA

All-Ireland winners Hegarty and O'Callaghan named GAA players of the month

Wed 1:38 PM 3,370 Views 5 Comments

The pair played pivotal roles in their respective county’s December triumphs.

Friday 8 January, 2021

Hanrahan hopes re-shaped leadership group can lead to more Munster progress
# Player Led
# Player Led

Hanrahan hopes re-shaped leadership group can lead to more Munster progress

Jan 8th 2021, 8:25 AM 7,428 Views 14 Comments

‘Johann was brilliant in that he stepped back and handed it to the players.’

Thursday 7 January, 2021

'I've a long history with Friendy, he's always been good to me'
# Compatriots
# Compatriots

'I've a long history with Friendy, he's always been good to me'

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,826 Views 1 Comment

Munster coach Stephen Larkham laments a ‘short’ working relationship with Friend in 2011, but has fond memories meeting as a young player.

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'
# Make Or Break
# Make Or Break

James Ryan treating Ulster clash as an early 'cup final'

Jan 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,123 Views 2 Comments

The second row admits it’s ‘surreal’ but the games importance is writ large for the reigning champions.

Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Leinster poising to bounce back against 'the best team in the Pro14'
# Showdown
# Showdown

Leinster poising to bounce back against 'the best team in the Pro14'

Jan 5th 2021, 6:31 AM 8,045 Views 11 Comments

Leinster are in the unfamiliar position of looking up at Ulster in the standings ahead of Friday’s showdown.

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Saturday 2 January, 2021

As it happened: Leinster v Connacht, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Connacht, Pro14

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 61,731 Views 50 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as provinces west and east met in Dublin.

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Pro14
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Munster, Pro14

Jan 2nd 2021, 4:00 PM 56,032 Views 13 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as the Conference leaders met in Belfast.

Lions to provide update on South Africa tour prospects in coming weeks
# Going Going...
# Going Going...

Lions to provide update on South Africa tour prospects in coming weeks

Jan 2nd 2021, 3:36 PM 7,445 Views 15 Comments

The statement comes after reports that the tour was ‘on the brink’.

Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Griggs confident behind-closed-doors work will stand to Ireland in 2021
# Interview
# Interview

Griggs confident behind-closed-doors work will stand to Ireland in 2021

Dec 29th 2020, 10:00 PM 6,237 Views 0 Comments

We chat to head coach Adam Griggs about a challenging 2020 and the goals that still stand for 2021.

Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit
# SAINTS SINNER
# SAINTS SINNER

Northampton's Tom Wood handed three-week ban for JVDF hit

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:37 PM 8,897 Views 15 Comments

He’ll be free to play again when the sides meet in round three.

Wayne Barnes named referee for Ireland's Six Nations 2021 opener
# Official Business
# Official Business

Wayne Barnes named referee for Ireland's Six Nations 2021 opener

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 9,213 Views 13 Comments

Mathieu Raynal will take charge of two Ireland games, including the final round clash with England.

Monday 21 December, 2020

Baird honing in on fundamentals for Leinster
# Big Hitter
# Big Hitter

Baird honing in on fundamentals for Leinster

Dec 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 6,691 Views 21 Comments

Ireland’s call will surely come soon enough for the powerful lock.

Saturday 19 December, 2020

Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier
# The Clash
# The Clash

Cullen content to wait for offical channels to discuss dangerous hit on Van Der Flier

Dec 19th 2020, 6:40 PM 14,096 Views 18 Comments

Tom Wood’s clear-out attempt caught the Ireland flanker full in the face.

Baird to the fore as re-jigged Leinster see off Saints
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Baird to the fore as re-jigged Leinster see off Saints

Dec 19th 2020, 2:55 PM 25,033 Views 42 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side notched another bonus point win despite a spate of pre and post kick-off injury issues.

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Leinster wary of Saints after applying Saracens lesson on opening weekend
# Win Or Learn
# Win Or Learn

Leinster wary of Saints after applying Saracens lesson on opening weekend

Dec 17th 2020, 6:29 AM 6,771 Views 4 Comments

‘When you lose it’s important you don’t lose the lesson.’

Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Van der Flier has bit between his teeth in battle for 'disputed' 7 shirt
# Competitor
# Competitor

Van der Flier has bit between his teeth in battle for 'disputed' 7 shirt

Dec 16th 2020, 9:32 AM 6,947 Views 18 Comments

Competing for a starting slot is different at 27 than it was at 23 for Josh van der Flier.

Tuesday 15 December, 2020

'The best prep you could have prior to a World Cup': Henshaw excited by series in NZ
# Tough Tests
# Tough Tests

'The best prep you could have prior to a World Cup': Henshaw excited by series in NZ

Dec 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,195 Views 8 Comments

The centre scored the try that sealed Ireland’s first ever win over the All Blacks and is looking forward to another clash.

Monday 14 December, 2020

Overwhelming majority vote to merge GPA and women's association
# Gaelic Games
# Gaelic Games

Overwhelming majority vote to merge GPA and women's association

Dec 14th 2020, 9:38 PM 20,670 Views 14 Comments

The bodies representing GAA players had been separate entities.

'It certainly gets you thinking about next steps': Farrell hopes to face 'Boks ahead of 2023 showdown
# Road To France
# Road To France

'It certainly gets you thinking about next steps': Farrell hopes to face 'Boks ahead of 2023 showdown

Dec 14th 2020, 7:04 PM 3,788 Views 3 Comments

Farrell has brought about a transition in Ireland’s international side and the sight of the ‘Boks at the end of the cycle makes his task all the tougher.

Sunday 13 December, 2020

Connacht dig in to give Racing 92 one hell of a fright
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Connacht dig in to give Racing 92 one hell of a fright

Dec 13th 2020, 5:23 PM 20,213 Views 15 Comments

The French giants seemed to be cruising for a bonus point win, but tries from Matt Healy, Alex Wootton and Conor Oliver gave Connacht a hard-won losing bonus.

Saturday 12 December, 2020

Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault

Dec 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 9,569 Views 10 Comments

Leo Cullen’s pack won’t use a complicated set of calls in Montpellier as they bring 11 Ireland internationals back in the side.

Friday 11 December, 2020

European debut for Coombes as Munster welcome back big guns for 'Quins clash
# SUAF
# SUAF

European debut for Coombes as Munster welcome back big guns for 'Quins clash

Dec 11th 2020, 12:27 PM 19,164 Views 39 Comments

Peter O’Mahony continues at 7 while Conor Murray is back to partner JJ Hanrahan.

Sexton, Ryan on bench as Ross Byrne starts Leinster's Champions Cup opener
# Plenty In Reserve
# Plenty In Reserve

Sexton, Ryan on bench as Ross Byrne starts Leinster's Champions Cup opener

Dec 11th 2020, 12:12 PM 12,595 Views 28 Comments

Byrne, Robbie Henshaw and Caelan Doris are among the men who jump straight from Ireland duty to the starting Leinster XV.

Meath legend Sean Boylan joins Down U20 setup
# Royal County Down
# Royal County Down

Meath legend Sean Boylan joins Down U20 setup

Dec 11th 2020, 10:16 AM 5,826 Views 8 Comments

Boylan will have an advisory role with Conor Laverty as manager with Martin Clarke also involved.

Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again
# Big Dev
# Big Dev

Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again

Dec 11th 2020, 8:22 AM 7,574 Views 11 Comments

‘If someone gets injured, would you pick the 34-year-old who has 70 caps or give the young guy a chance?’

Wednesday 9 December, 2020

'Every point counts': Leinster intent on setting European pace through training
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

'Every point counts': Leinster intent on setting European pace through training

Dec 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,852 Views 10 Comments

Scrum-half Luke McGrath feels the 2018 champions must attack to ensure they don’t fall in Montpellier.

Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Leinster won't rush Furlong or Sexton
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Leinster won't rush Furlong or Sexton

Dec 8th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,732 Views 7 Comments

The prop has not played since February, the out-half suffered a dead leg against Scotland but could feature this weekend.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Conor Murray, Brian O'Driscoll named on curious World Rugby Team of the Decade
# Awards Night
# Awards Night

Conor Murray, Brian O'Driscoll named on curious World Rugby Team of the Decade

Dec 7th 2020, 10:11 PM 30,158 Views 34 Comments

There is no room for any English player on the men’s team, while Jamie Heaslip’s finish against Italy in 2016 was named Try of the Decade.

Bohemians sign defender Tyreke Wilson from Waterford
# LOI
# LOI

Bohemians sign defender Tyreke Wilson from Waterford

Dec 7th 2020, 8:28 PM 4,493 Views 1 Comment

The 21-year-old was on the books of Man City before his stint at Waterford.

Lowe and Ryan doubts, but Sexton set to lead Leinster in Montpellier
# Back In Blue
# Back In Blue

Lowe and Ryan doubts, but Sexton set to lead Leinster in Montpellier

Dec 7th 2020, 4:01 PM 7,339 Views 9 Comments

Will Connors is also set to be fit for Leo Cullen’s side.

Saturday 5 December, 2020

Brace brings Earls outright second spot on Ireland's all-time try-scoring list
# Finisher
# Finisher

Brace brings Earls outright second spot on Ireland's all-time try-scoring list

Dec 5th 2020, 8:28 PM 10,290 Views 10 Comments

The Limerick man shared second spot for almost two years with Tommy Bowe, but moved two closer to Brian O’Driscoll today.

Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France
# Kick On
# Kick On

Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France

Dec 5th 2020, 6:34 PM 5,093 Views 18 Comments

‘We’re happy with the way we’re improving,’ says the Ireland captain while pointing out a ‘difference of opinion’ with the media.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup

Dec 5th 2020, 1:19 PM 44,852 Views 51 Comments

Third place was at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side came to the Aviva, we went minute-by-minute.

Friday 4 December, 2020

'Something I've always had in my locker': Stockdale glad to let passing skill shine through
# November Tests
# November Tests

'Something I've always had in my locker': Stockdale glad to let passing skill shine through

Dec 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 5,163 Views 23 Comments

The wing-turned-fullback put his passing range on display against Georgia.

Thursday 3 December, 2020

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room
# November Tests
# November Tests

Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room

Dec 3rd 2020, 6:51 AM 13,382 Views 12 Comments

The veteran prop feels the mood in the current camp is the best he has experienced.

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere
# November Tests
# November Tests

Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere

Dec 1st 2020, 4:03 PM 9,429 Views 10 Comments

‘Sometimes we’re seeing it and not executing and sometimes we’re not seeing it and running into brick walls.’

Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'
# Progress
# Progress

Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'

Dec 1st 2020, 1:52 PM 7,132 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland captain insists the current Ireland side has made progress that they have just been unable to reproduce in competitive action.

Monday 30 November, 2020

Exciting Munster talent on show as they bid for seventh win of Pro14 campaign
# Pro14
# Pro14

Exciting Munster talent on show as they bid for seventh win of Pro14 campaign

Nov 30th 2020, 7:14 AM 10,342 Views 6 Comments

An experimental Zebre are in Thomond Park this evening.

Sunday 29 November, 2020

'Like riding a bike': Porter not counting himself out of Ireland's loosehead conversation
# November Tests
# November Tests

'Like riding a bike': Porter not counting himself out of Ireland's loosehead conversation

Nov 29th 2020, 8:21 PM 8,964 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, Shane Daly will be one of the few who take fond memories away from today’s win over Georgia.

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