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#David Nucifora

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'
# Top Dog
# Top Dog

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'

Nov 16th 2021, 8:39 AM 8,713 Views 13 Comments

The IRFU is pleased with the job its performance director is doing.

# david-nucifora - Friday 12 November, 2021

IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position
# Union
# Union

IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position

Nov 12th 2021, 4:33 PM 7,461 Views 18 Comments

The union’s CEO Philip Brown said he didn’t want to provide a distraction for the Ireland team.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 11 November, 2021

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'
# Policy
# Policy

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 4,933 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s men’s team have not discussed the goings-on in women’s rugby.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 3 June, 2021

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:24 PM 7,943 Views 0 Comments

Bernard, Gavan, and Murray dug into the latest news on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora
# Grow The Game
# Grow The Game

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 2,092 Views 1 Comment

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations this year but suffered a heavy defeat to France.

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 7,014 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

# david-nucifora - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'
# One More Year
# One More Year

'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:03 PM 10,897 Views 9 Comments

Tadhg Furlong opted for a one-season extension to his IRFU central contract.

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon
# Contract
# Contract

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,855 Views 20 Comments

The IRFU have been negotiating with the Ireland tighthead prop.

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
# New Deal
# New Deal

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 5:50 PM 28,419 Views 29 Comments

The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France
# Goals
# Goals

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,946 Views 21 Comments

A home defeat to les Bleus would leave Ireland staring at a miserable Six Nations campaign.

# david-nucifora - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future
# Plans
# Plans

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 36,643 Views 32 Comments

Ireland recently had five players who qualified through residency in their starting XV.

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,583 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 3,672 Views 9 Comments

The union’s performance director says Ireland will be going out to win next year’s championship.

# david-nucifora - Monday 30 November, 2020

IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16
# Support
# Support

IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16

Nov 30th 2020, 3:17 PM 8,854 Views 20 Comments

The union is keen to see the Pro14 become a more competitive proposition.

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'
# Contracts
# Contracts

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 3:15 PM 34,508 Views 57 Comments

The IRFU and the provinces are not currently entering contract negotiations with players.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 16 January, 2020

In-form Ringrose hopeful new IRFU contract will be sorted in coming weeks
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

In-form Ringrose hopeful new IRFU contract will be sorted in coming weeks

Jan 16th 2020, 1:00 AM 7,030 Views 2 Comments

The 24-year-old’s Leinster deal is set to expire this summer.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 5 December, 2019

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations
# New Boss
# New Boss

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

Dec 5th 2019, 8:00 AM 14,692 Views 19 Comments

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'
# Mental Hurdle
# Mental Hurdle

'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'

Dec 5th 2019, 1:00 AM 8,040 Views 21 Comments

The IRFU will be investing more in performance psychology in the years to come.

# david-nucifora - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup
# Tough Tests
# Tough Tests

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

Jul 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,204 Views 44 Comments

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

# david-nucifora - Monday 27 May, 2019

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship
# On The Fence
# On The Fence

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship

May 27th 2019, 2:30 PM 10,321 Views 22 Comments

Performance director David Nucifora said the union won’t rush into decisions based on money.

# david-nucifora - Friday 24 May, 2019

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

May 24th 2019, 7:31 AM 8,123 Views 18 Comments

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'
# Backroom
# Backroom

'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'

May 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,321 Views 57 Comments

IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links
# Contract Talks
# Contract Talks

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

May 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,092 Views 31 Comments

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

# david-nucifora - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

David Nucifora signs new deal to stay with IRFU until 2022
# Performance
# Performance

David Nucifora signs new deal to stay with IRFU until 2022

May 22nd 2019, 2:58 PM 11,421 Views 32 Comments

The Australian has made landmark changes in Irish rugby since arriving in 2014.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'We'll definitely miss him' - McGrath's Ulster move driven by Ireland ambition
# Interprovincial
# Interprovincial

'We'll definitely miss him' - McGrath's Ulster move driven by Ireland ambition

Apr 4th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,566 Views 72 Comments

The 29-year-old is making the move north from Leinster this summer.

# david-nucifora - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'
# Shipping Up To Boston
# Shipping Up To Boston

'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'

Feb 24th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,321 Views 0 Comments

The New England Free Jacks will host the four Irish provinces’ A teams in March and April.

# david-nucifora - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Rugby Australia should be mortgaging the bank and the house to get David Nucifora back'
# In Demand
# In Demand

'Rugby Australia should be mortgaging the bank and the house to get David Nucifora back'

Dec 5th 2018, 10:36 PM 12,766 Views 20 Comments

Former Wallabies hooker Brendan Cannon believes the IRFU’s High Performance Director should be snapped up by Australia.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'We felt it was a really strong case to align the professional and the club game'
# AIL
# AIL

'We felt it was a really strong case to align the professional and the club game'

Oct 25th 2018, 4:30 PM 6,084 Views 4 Comments

The IRFU had hoped to restructure the All-Ireland League into two top divisions.

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

IRFU confident Ireland's success is sustainable even if Schmidt leaves
# Joe Show
# Joe Show

IRFU confident Ireland's success is sustainable even if Schmidt leaves

Oct 23rd 2018, 11:45 AM 22,663 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

Two World Cup semi-finals the key target of IRFU's new strategic plan
# New Ground
# New Ground

Two World Cup semi-finals the key target of IRFU's new strategic plan

Oct 23rd 2018, 8:32 AM 9,815 Views 35 Comments

The union also wants to see the four provinces producing more talent.

# david-nucifora - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ireland Women to face England in second November Test
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Ireland Women to face England in second November Test

Aug 31st 2018, 11:28 AM 2,054 Views 0 Comments

After declining an invitation to tour Australia in June, the IRFU has confirmed the autumn schedule.

# david-nucifora - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival
# Future Stars
# Future Stars

Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival

Aug 25th 2018, 7:15 AM 6,398 Views 6 Comments

The IRFU’s Eoin Hogan explains what has been involved in the inaugural festival at UL.

# david-nucifora - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Irish provinces' emerging players to feature in new Celtic Cup
# New Comp
# New Comp

Irish provinces' emerging players to feature in new Celtic Cup

Aug 15th 2018, 2:00 PM 10,342 Views 8 Comments

The seven-week competition essentially replaces the disbanded British & Irish Cup.

# david-nucifora - Thursday 21 June, 2018

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis
# Drugs In Rugby
# Drugs In Rugby

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis

Jun 21st 2018, 2:00 AM 5,676 Views 15 Comments

‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’

'The Elton Jantjies thing didn't make sense. We still hope there's an Irish option'
# Solution
# Solution

'The Elton Jantjies thing didn't make sense. We still hope there's an Irish option'

Jun 21st 2018, 1:30 AM 15,379 Views 37 Comments

The IRFU expect Dan McFarland to be in charge at Ulster ahead of the new season.

# david-nucifora - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward

Jun 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 16,438 Views 43 Comments

The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'
# Declined
# Declined

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'

Jun 19th 2018, 7:05 AM 6,826 Views 19 Comments

The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.

'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign
# The Boss
# The Boss

'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign

Jun 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 17,799 Views 19 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

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

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

Jun 19th 2018, 1:00 AM 15,223 Views 59 Comments

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

# david-nucifora - Monday 4 June, 2018

Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise
# Big Impact
# Big Impact

Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise

Jun 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 37,402 Views 34 Comments

The journey began back in 2015 but has now moved onto a new level.

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