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Dublin: 10°C Thursday 29 October 2020


# confirmed - Yesterday’s News

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed

Leinster will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier, while Connacht take on Pat Lam’s Bristol and Racing 92.

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

# confirmed - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests

The Candystripes could face disciplinary action due to their inability to fulfil Wednesday night’s fixture in Tallaght.

# confirmed - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy

Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.

# confirmed - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19

A further five players and one staff member have been identified as close contacts.

# confirmed - Friday 2 October, 2020

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

It’s part of the car industry’s move away from internal combustion engines.

# confirmed - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals

If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.

# confirmed - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Ireland to face Wales, England, and Georgia in new Autumn Nations Cup

Fiji join Scotland, France and Italy in the other group.

# confirmed - Friday 4 September, 2020

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes

Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.

# confirmed - Friday 21 August, 2020

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts

Peter Sullivan and Alex Wootton start on the wings for the western province.

# confirmed - Friday 14 August, 2020

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in May.

# confirmed - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Test rugby to restart in October as World Rugby confirms autumn window

Ireland are set to play six Tests in seven weekends from October through into December.

# confirmed - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Two more All-Ireland finals set for Croke Park in December as ladies football fixtures confirmed

The senior and intermediate deciders will take place at HQ, with the junior showpiece to be played elsewhere two weeks earlier.

# confirmed - Friday 10 July, 2020

Leicester confirm Tuilagi, Noel Reid and three other players have left the club

The once-capped Ireland international joined from Leinster last year.

# confirmed - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd

Both clubs have confirmed their starting teams for the clash at Turf Moor.

# confirmed - Thursday 25 June, 2020

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# confirmed - Friday 5 June, 2020

From Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June CONFIRMED

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June

It follows a cabinet meeting today.

# confirmed - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world Tally

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster

Dan McFarland has confirmed his 43-man senior squad for next season.

# confirmed - Monday 16 March, 2020

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

The European club season has been suspended.

# confirmed - Sunday 15 March, 2020

From Coronavirus: 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland bringing total number to 169 CONFIRMED

Coronavirus: 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland bringing total number to 169

There are now 214 cases on the island of Ireland.

# confirmed - Friday 13 March, 2020

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind

Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus

The Premier League is due to hold an emergency meeting today.

# confirmed - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Pro14 suspended indefinitely as Irish domestic rugby also postponed

The moves have been made in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead

The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.

# confirmed - Monday 9 March, 2020

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

# confirmed - Monday 2 March, 2020

GAA announce re-fixture details for postponed league games and new date for hurling final

The Division 1 hurling decider will now take place on the same weekend of the football finals.

# confirmed - Thursday 13 February, 2020

UFC to return to Dublin this August

The organisation will end a five-year Irish absence when it returns to the 3Arena on 15 August.

# confirmed - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Deegan set for Ireland debut off bench as O'Mahony and Henshaw start

Garry Ringrose and Caelan Doris miss out on the clash against Wales due to injury.

# confirmed - Thursday 21 November, 2019

New look for 2020 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship, with confirmation of no Leinster competition

The LGFA announced details of a revamp today.

# confirmed - Friday 15 November, 2019

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys

Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

# confirmed - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

# confirmed - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks

The 46-year-old will be the first Frenchman to adjudicate a World Cup decider.

# confirmed - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

# confirmed - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Angus Gardner and Pascal Guazere will be on the sidelines for the clash in Tokyo.

# confirmed - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama

We have a game.

# confirmed - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

# confirmed - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Johnny Sexton named captain as Ireland make 11 changes for Russia clash

Bundee Aki is also back as Joe Schmidt rings the changes.

# confirmed - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad

The Ulster back row will arrive in Japan today.

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