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# brive - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest

This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.

# brive - Thursday 7 February, 2019

New Ulster CEO keen to move on from 'old wounds' and take province forward

Jonny Petrie is eager to keep the focus on rugby in Ulster.

# brive - Friday 12 October, 2018

Glamour aplenty in the Challenge Cup, but Connacht best served pushing hard in Pro14

The 2016 Pro12 champions sorely needed the Challenge Cup last season. With renewed confidence this time around, they are well equipped to compete for a top-three place in their conference.

# brive - Monday 8 October, 2018

Zebo keeps scoring, a debut for Foley, and POC's Stade win again

Here’s how the Irish players and coaches based abroad did in recent days.

# brive - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'I don't think anything is ever forever, who knows what could happen?'

IRFU boss David Nucifora hasn’t ruled out a return to Ireland for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

# brive - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Connacht come from 19 points down to score brilliant comeback win in Brive

Kieran Keane’s side remain firmly on course for a home quarter-final in the Challenge Cup.

# brive - Friday 8 December, 2017

Academy flanker handed first start for Connacht's trip to France

Cillian Gallagher has been given the nod by Kieran Keane for tomorrow’s Challenge Cup outing.

# brive - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Champions Clermont Auvergne hit with 7-try trouncing by La Rochelle

Meanwhile, former Ulster favourite Ruan Pienaar chipped in with 17 points for Montpellier against Castres.

# brive - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Brive out-half given 14-week suspension after being found guilty of eye gouging

Matthieu Ugalde will be out of action until early next year as a result of the incident in a Top14 match against Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble.

# brive - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Toulouse's last-minute conversion was blocked down in front of the posts and it cost them the win Oh Dear This post contains videos

Toulouse's last-minute conversion was blocked down in front of the posts and it cost them the win

Scrum-half Sebastien Bezy was left red-faced at the final whistle.

# brive - Monday 18 January, 2016

Brive match-winner buys drinks for Connacht fans before starring in singsong French Toast This post contains videos

Brive match-winner buys drinks for Connacht fans before starring in singsong

Thomas Laranjeira kicked the winning score in the French side’s 21-18 Challenge Cup win on Saturday.

# brive - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished

Rory Parata, Ben Marshall and Kieran Marmion all scored tries but there was no bonus point.

# brive - Friday 20 November, 2015

Just the 13 changes for Connacht ahead of home Challenge Cup opener

Pat Lam’s men are still thawing out after their prolonged trip to Siberia.

# brive - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Here's why Clermont stick with out-half Brock James

The Australian play maker produced this exquisite pass in a derby win over Brive on Saturday.

# brive - Monday 7 January, 2013

Scotland stalwart Blair retires from internationals

The scrum-half was capped 85 times for his country and was captain of the side on 14 occasions.

# brive - Friday 26 October, 2012

Leinster’s Browne happy with second coming ahead of Cardiff test

Stepping into the role left vacant by All Black Brad Thorn was never going to be easy but the 32-year-old has staked his claim.

# brive - Friday 8 April, 2011

Hooked: Frankie Sheahan's rugby weekend preview

The former Munster man sends this update from Brive ahead of a massive weekend for Irish rugby.

# brive - Monday 4 April, 2011

O'Connell set to miss most of Munster's run-in Crocked This post contains videos

O'Connell set to miss most of Munster's run-in

Skipper expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks with an ankle injury.