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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

# irish-rugby - Monday 30 March, 2020

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Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today

If you are going stir crazy sitting at home without any sport to watch then the solution to your boredom is here.

# irish-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2020

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

# irish-rugby - 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.

Quiz: How well do you remember the career of Donncha O'Callaghan?

Test your knowledge of the former Munster and Ireland lock as he marks his 41st birthday.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season to conclude with immediate effect

‘The decision has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 12 March, 2020

The case for Joey Carbery to become Ireland's second playmaker from fullback

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explain why they both believe the Munster out-half will complement Johnny Sexton from 15 in the near future.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'

Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.

# irish-rugby - Friday 21 February, 2020

Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend AIL

Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend

Elsewhere, table-toppers Cork Con face UCC.

# irish-rugby - Monday 17 February, 2020

'We remember two years ago': England will find right emotional pitch for visit of Ireland, says Ford

‘You don’t want to look too far in the past but if it’s something you can use to get yourself to a higher level then you use it,’ explained the England out-half.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2020

'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him'

Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman make their cases for Conor Murray and John Cooney respectively.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Let's see, now that that crutch has been removed, whether they do start taking those edges'

With many expecting Ireland’s backs to be freed up under Mike Catt, Shane Horgan questions some of the ‘revisionism’ of Joe Schmidt’s tenure.

# irish-rugby - Monday 27 January, 2020

O'Sullivan, Coombes and McHenry earn senior deals as Munster announce six new contracts

Stephen Archer, Dan Goggin and Liam O’Connor have each extended their senior deals by two years.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Resting of stars won't dilute 'one of the biggest derbies in world rugby' - Contempomi

‘Munster won’t change the way they play because of the way Joey does or doesn’t play…’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Cronin returns and O'Brien debuts in the centre as Leinster name team for Ulster clash

Leo Cullen has opted for a blend of youth and experience for the visit of Dan McFarland’s Ulster.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 14 December, 2019

As it happened: Leinster v Northampton Saints, Champions Cup

Kick-off at the Aviva Stadium is at 17:15.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'A bit of a narrow focus' - Cullen not buying BOD and Nacewa's theory on Ireland's decline

‘There’s 12 Munster players. Why does nobody pick up the change of coaches in Munster? Did that have an effect?’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad

Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.

# irish-rugby - Friday 20 September, 2019

'Ireland will probably look to help out Larmour by dropping someone else in alongside him'

Murray Kinsella, Andy Dunne and Gavan Casey discuss how they expect Ireland’s back three to fare against the Scots.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'

Ben Darwin of GAIN LINE Analytics says Irish rugby has been getting plenty right.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby'

The IRFU’s player pathway has been delivering positive results but there are still possible gaps.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule Parking The Dream This post contains videos

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule

The Leinster wing also revealed how close he was to making his All Blacks debut in 2015.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Before I knew it, I was over there meeting everyone' - Rowntree sheds light on Munster move

‘It just felt like my old club, it felt like Leicester: a big club, proud, big support base.’

# irish-rugby - Saturday 31 August, 2019

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

Join us for minute-by-minute coverage from the Principality Stadium.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

The IRFU confirmed that the Munster fly-half should be available for selection in four to six weeks.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career

Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

# irish-rugby - Friday 24 May, 2019

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

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

# irish-rugby - Friday 10 May, 2019

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place' Problem Child This post contains videos

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'

AIL rugby is too entertaining to be sold so short.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain

Iain Henderson is the epitome of the side Ulster are trying to become, and fast becoming.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship? Why Not This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?' Stuck In The Middle This post contains videos

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash

The Ireland international is suffering from a virus ahead of Saturday’s game.

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson

‘He is not putting too much pressure on himself and he is back having fun playing’, said the Kiwi of his fellow no.9.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Addison's World Cup prospects hindered by season-ending back surgery

Ulster hope the 26-year-old will return to full fitness for pre-season.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 6 April, 2019

McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day'

The prop will leave Leinster at the end of the season after deciding to pursue greater opportunities in Belfast.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

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