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Dublin: 14°C Tuesday 20 October 2020


# irfu - Yesterday’s News

Clean bill of health for Ireland in lead-up to Italy clash as Lowe remains with Farrell's squad

Peter O’Mahony and Chris Farrell have joined the squad following periods of self-isolation while five training invitees have returned to their provinces.

Canterbury and IRFU launch new Ireland women's home jersey ahead of Six Nations conclusion

It’s the first time that supporters can buy a replica version of the women’s jersey in a non-World Cup year.

# irfu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

Rising Covid-19 numbers have brought a return to tightened restrictions for contact sport.

# irfu - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now

International, provincial, and elite amateur club rugby can continue under the IRFU’s guidelines.

# irfu - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'

The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.

Joy Neville makes more history as Nigel Owens gets 100th Test appointment

Meanwhile, Andy Farrell’s Ireland have learned who will be refereeing them this autumn.

# irfu - Saturday 19 September, 2020

IRFU are not ruling out option of moving Ireland's matches abroad

Staging Ireland matches temporarily in Belfast also a possibility if UK government decides to open up events to fans.

# irfu - Friday 18 September, 2020

'If this goes on indefinitely you have to question if pro rugby is sustainable'

IRFU chief warns ‘existence of professional rugby in Ireland’ is under threat in 2021 as sporting bodies seek government help.

# irfu - Friday 11 September, 2020

FAI, GAA and IRFU to make collaborative proposal to government regarding return of spectators

The associations will meet again next week.

# irfu - Friday 4 September, 2020

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Minister to meet with sports bodies to discuss Covid-19 restrictions

Catherine Martin will meet with representatives from the GAA, FAI and the IRFU today.

# irfu - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

The period will run from 1 July to 31 December this year.

# irfu - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021

The first half of the season will involve a new provincial Community Series.

# irfu - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts

The two parties will meet again next week after today’s discussions failed to produce a decision.

# irfu - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear

The second phase of testing with Connacht and Ulster will commence this week.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week

Connacht and Ulster are scheduled to return on 29 June.

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

# irfu - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# irfu - Friday 12 June, 2020

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts

It’s understood that Rugby Players Ireland is contacting its members this evening.

# irfu - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'The stated objective is to make sure that Munster and the other provinces are still standing'

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has been talking about the challenges of the Covid-19 shutdown.

# irfu - Monday 1 June, 2020

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap

There are four stages on the roadmap.

# irfu - Friday 29 May, 2020

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

# irfu - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# irfu - Saturday 23 May, 2020

'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has warned that the union needs international games to return urgently.

# irfu - Friday 22 May, 2020

£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU

Meanwhile, there is a drive to create more meaningful Test matches moving forward.

# irfu - Friday 15 May, 2020

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

# irfu - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches

10 years on from its official reopening, the Lansdowne Road venue is planning for another.

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'

Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.

# irfu - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster

The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.

# irfu - Monday 11 May, 2020

IRFU bins plans to bring Irish provinces back into training next week

The Irish union will update players again next month, subject to government directives.

# irfu - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

RFU warns of 'catastrophic' effects if Test rugby can't resume until 2021

Bill Sweeney says the English union will lose out on £107 million if the November Tests are cancelled.

# irfu - Thursday 23 April, 2020

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease

The northern province could be set for a short-term move if the IRFU pursue the idea.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Ulster Rugby puts players on furlough, IRFU to top up salaries

The northern province has placed 70% of its staff onto the UK government’s job-retention scheme.

# irfu - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'The IRFU have done it in the most equitable way' - Carty on pay deferrals

The Connacht out-half says these are uncertain times for many rugby players.

# irfu - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

# irfu - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture'

Former professional prop Tim Ryan has overseen Highfield RFC’s rise in the AIL in recent years.

# irfu - Friday 20 March, 2020

IRFU confirm pay deferrals of 10 to 50% as players go into 'stand down' period

The union hopes that players can return to collective training on 18 May.

# irfu - 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.

# irfu - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Ireland international Jack McGrath agrees new contract with Ulster

The 30-year-old was back in the Ireland squad for this year’s Six Nations.

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