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#Donnacha Ryan

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 3 June, 2022

'A few boys lost their voices from the singing but we are back to normality'
# Top 14
# Top 14

'A few boys lost their voices from the singing but we are back to normality'

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:59 AM 10,991 Views 3 Comments

Champions Cup winners La Rochelle must win their final regular season Top 14 game against Lyon this weekend to guarantee their passage to the play-offs.

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster

May 15th 2022, 9:25 AM 19,184 Views 5 Comments

Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 6 August, 2021

Donnacha Ryan confirmed as part of O'Gara's new-look La Rochelle coaching team
# Forward Planning
# Forward Planning

Donnacha Ryan confirmed as part of O'Gara's new-look La Rochelle coaching team

Aug 6th 2021, 9:39 AM 12,586 Views 2 Comments

Ryan will have responsibility for the La Rochelle forwards alongside Romain Carmignani.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing
# First Time
# First Time

Exeter edge to first European crown after stunning final battle with Racing

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 8:30 PM 44,016 Views 87 Comments

Simon Zebo scored two tries for the Top 14 side as they came up short in Bristol.

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Man for the big occasion Zebo in place to realise Racing dream

Oct 17th 2020, 10:00 AM 29,209 Views 41 Comments

The Munster man moved to Paris for opportunities like this.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 28 September, 2020

'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines
# Donners
# Donners

'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 43,622 Views 38 Comments

The Tipperary man came in for big praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final
# Finalists
# Finalists

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final

Sep 26th 2020, 3:02 PM 21,096 Views 33 Comments

Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Irishman Prendergast plots Racing tactics to break down Saracens defence
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Prendergast plots Racing tactics to break down Saracens defence

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:35 PM 11,726 Views 21 Comments

The French club’s attack coach is enjoying working with compatriots Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle

Sep 8th 2020, 11:33 AM 14,138 Views 25 Comments

Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ryan prepares for first match in Ireland since move to Racing
# Skin
# Skin

Ryan prepares for first match in Ireland since move to Racing

Nov 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 10,640 Views 41 Comments

The second row has understandably proven a popular figure in Paris.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 25 March, 2019

Zebo nabs assist for Ryan and scores a try in huge comeback win for Racing
# Irish Pride
# Irish Pride

Zebo nabs assist for Ryan and scores a try in huge comeback win for Racing

Mar 25th 2019, 4:28 PM 14,517 Views 13 Comments

The Paris-based side rallied from 13 points down to defeat Bordeaux Bègles in the Top14.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Ireland-England clash carries sweet memories for exile Donnacha Ryan
# Happy Out
# Happy Out

Ireland-England clash carries sweet memories for exile Donnacha Ryan

Jan 29th 2019, 5:48 PM 7,329 Views 13 Comments

The Tipperary man is thriving in Paris and feeling fresh as he aims to return for the business end of the season.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 10 September, 2018

Ex-Munster man Casey makes Top 14 debut as Zebo and Ryan score tries
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Munster man Casey makes Top 14 debut as Zebo and Ryan score tries

Sep 10th 2018, 5:59 PM 15,744 Views 4 Comments

Gareth Steenson has helped Exeter Chiefs to an excellent start to the new season.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Zebo and Ryan cross for erratic Racing in demolition of Agen
# Les Irlandais
# Les Irlandais

Zebo and Ryan cross for erratic Racing in demolition of Agen

Sep 8th 2018, 9:22 PM 17,639 Views 14 Comments

Simon Zebo has two tries in two games after Racing laid waste to Agen in the Top 14.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 3 September, 2018

Strong start for Madigan and Bristol as Parata scores on Pirates debut
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Strong start for Madigan and Bristol as Parata scores on Pirates debut

Sep 3rd 2018, 4:07 PM 10,959 Views 8 Comments

Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten helped Exeter to begin their season with a win.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 31 August, 2018

34-year-old Ryan fit and firing for second season in Paris after a summer of rehab
# French Connection
# French Connection

34-year-old Ryan fit and firing for second season in Paris after a summer of rehab

Aug 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 7,352 Views 19 Comments

The former Munster second row wants to build on an encouraging debut season with Racing.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Simon Zebo off to flying start in Top 14 as Racing secure opening weekend win over Toulon
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

Simon Zebo off to flying start in Top 14 as Racing secure opening weekend win over Toulon

Aug 25th 2018, 10:59 PM 19,123 Views 2 Comments

The former Ireland international played 80 minutes at full-back as Racing secured an opening weekend win.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'It's obviously very disappointing. But credit to Leinster, they kept coming'
# Donners
# Donners

'It's obviously very disappointing. But credit to Leinster, they kept coming'

May 12th 2018, 7:25 PM 12,442 Views 28 Comments

Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan was on the losing side in Bilbao today.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 11 May, 2018

Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Donnacha Ryan at the heart of Racing side showing just one enforced change from win over Munster

May 11th 2018, 12:41 PM 7,931 Views 28 Comments

The Paris club have again opted to keep Dan Carter in reserve when they take on Leinster.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 23 April, 2018

Back from injury, but the pain of semi-final defeat runs deep for Keith Earls
# Fresh Wound
# Fresh Wound

Back from injury, but the pain of semi-final defeat runs deep for Keith Earls

Apr 23rd 2018, 3:50 PM 6,440 Views 10 Comments

‘It was hard to believe standing under the sticks after the third try… all you can do is keep battling on.’

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Donnacha Ryan a difference-maker in Racing's win over Munster
# Workhorse
# Workhorse

Donnacha Ryan a difference-maker in Racing's win over Munster

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:49 PM 23,608 Views 37 Comments

The 34-year-old made his presence felt in typically unfussy fashion in Bordeaux.

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final
Live Apr 22nd 2018, 3:30 PM

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 20 April, 2018

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'
# An Irishman Abroad
# An Irishman Abroad

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'

Updated Apr 20th 2018, 9:30 PM 41,554 Views 23 Comments

Donnacha Ryan is preparing to face his former club in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown, but the 34-year-old has gained a fresh perspective since moving to France.

Munster and Holland feel they're no longer 'a little bit one-dimensional'
# Familiar Foe
# Familiar Foe

Munster and Holland feel they're no longer 'a little bit one-dimensional'

Apr 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 4,579 Views 0 Comments

Tipperary totem Donnacha Ryan will be targeting Munster’s lineout on Sunday in France.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 19 February, 2018

Ryan's form continues, Casey's strong start in Grenoble and a US debut for Fawsitt
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ryan's form continues, Casey's strong start in Grenoble and a US debut for Fawsitt

Feb 19th 2018, 9:22 PM 13,786 Views 6 Comments

Here’s how the Irishmen based abroad got on over the weekend.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 29 January, 2018

Donnacha Ryan's excellent footballing skills and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Donnacha Ryan's excellent footballing skills and all the exiles' action

Jan 29th 2018, 11:53 AM 13,948 Views 34 Comments

Ian Madigan and Bristol march on towards promotion into the Premiership.

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Racing stand firm to reach Champions Cup last 8 in snowy conditions
# Closely Fought
# Closely Fought

Racing stand firm to reach Champions Cup last 8 in snowy conditions

Jan 21st 2018, 3:51 PM 8,988 Views 2 Comments

The Parisian club, needing to win to ensure a place in the next round, scored two tries in the first 12 minutes.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 15 January, 2018

Hard-working Donnacha Ryan remains respected within the Munster ranks
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Hard-working Donnacha Ryan remains respected within the Munster ranks

Jan 15th 2018, 7:23 AM 12,486 Views 29 Comments

Munster had only good things to say about the Nenagh man post-match in Paris.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 11 January, 2018

'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions'
# Donners
# Donners

'He's the kind of guy you want in your team on big occasions'

Jan 11th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,421 Views 4 Comments

Donnacha Ryan is set to face Munster for the first time on Sunday in Paris.

# donnacha-ryan - Monday 8 January, 2018

Ryan helps Racing blow Clermont away and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ryan helps Racing blow Clermont away and all the exiles' action

Jan 8th 2018, 11:12 AM 17,249 Views 11 Comments

Former Connacht man Rory Parata made his debut for Zebre.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 16 June, 2017

Argentinian great Albacete joins Donnacha Ryan at Racing to make a seriously mean looking second row
# Lock Stocks
# Lock Stocks

Argentinian great Albacete joins Donnacha Ryan at Racing to make a seriously mean looking second row

Jun 16th 2017, 5:30 PM 7,096 Views 5 Comments

The Puma is one of three men leaving Toulouse for the Paris club.

# donnacha-ryan - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Schmidt happy that he and IRFU did all they could to keep Donnacha Ryan
# Difficult Calculation
# Difficult Calculation

Schmidt happy that he and IRFU did all they could to keep Donnacha Ryan

Jun 1st 2017, 12:00 PM 24,099 Views 64 Comments

The Kiwi head coach feels the deal on offer from Munster and the IRFU came close to matching the contract offered to Ryan by Racing.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Ryan bids farewell to Munster but lessons learned from POC's exit
# Donners
# Donners

Ryan bids farewell to Munster but lessons learned from POC's exit

May 27th 2017, 8:15 AM 8,651 Views 20 Comments

The 33-year-old lock will play his final game for the province against Scarlets.

# donnacha-ryan - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'I've got CVs of wonderful players who want to come and play for Munster'
# Transfer Market
# Transfer Market

'I've got CVs of wonderful players who want to come and play for Munster'

May 23rd 2017, 6:00 AM 14,317 Views 22 Comments

The province are understood to have permission to sign a NIQ second row.

# donnacha-ryan - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'My whole adult life I've played in Munster. It means everything'
# Farewell
# Farewell

'My whole adult life I've played in Munster. It means everything'

May 21st 2017, 11:52 AM 10,679 Views 42 Comments

Donnacha Ryan gave an emotional interview to Sky Sports yesterday.

# donnacha-ryan - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park
# Emotional
# Emotional

'It's sad to lose guys like that' - Ryan and Saili bid farewell to Thomond Park

May 20th 2017, 9:47 PM 15,792 Views 26 Comments

Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili finished their time at the Limerick stadium in style.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 19 May, 2017

Donnacha Ryan departing Munster with some frustration, but also a new crop of 'heroes'
# Full Circle
# Full Circle

Donnacha Ryan departing Munster with some frustration, but also a new crop of 'heroes'

May 19th 2017, 4:57 PM 10,166 Views 18 Comments

The Tipperary man will play his last home game at Thomond Park tomorrow when Ospreys visit for the Pro12 semi-final.

Key Munster duo Keatley and Taute sign new deals, New Zealander Saili among those set to depart
# Ins And Outs
# Ins And Outs

Key Munster duo Keatley and Taute sign new deals, New Zealander Saili among those set to depart

May 19th 2017, 12:04 PM 18,868 Views 42 Comments

The pair have committed to the province, with both penning two-year contracts.

# donnacha-ryan - Friday 21 April, 2017

'Donnacha wants to stay here and play for Munster. He doesn't want to go and I know that for a fact'
# Talking Sense
# Talking Sense

'Donnacha wants to stay here and play for Munster. He doesn't want to go and I know that for a fact'

Apr 21st 2017, 3:29 PM 22,109 Views 38 Comments

Mick Galwey hopes the IRFU realise they’ve made the wrong decision and offer Donnacha Ryan a new contract before it’s too late.

# donnacha-ryan - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Ryan misses out but 'point of difference' Henderson makes Lions squad
# Lions Locks
# Lions Locks

Ryan misses out but 'point of difference' Henderson makes Lions squad

Apr 19th 2017, 3:16 PM 16,120 Views 12 Comments

Steve Borthwick says Henderson’s ability to cover six was attractive for the Lions.

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