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#Irish Rugby

# irish-rugby - Friday 26 March, 2021

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
# Laws
# Laws

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens

Mar 26th 2021, 8:44 AM 8,477 Views 12 Comments

Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season
# New Chapter
# New Chapter

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:45 PM 8,685 Views 6 Comments

The IRFU has announced that Kieran Campbell is set to ‘take up a new challenge.’

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster
# Signed And Sealed
# Signed And Sealed

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster

Mar 16th 2021, 6:03 PM 9,820 Views 37 Comments

Head coach Cullen has opted for a one-year rolling contract for personal reasons, while his trio of colleagues have signed on for two further seasons.

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
# Family First
# Family First

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset

Mar 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 43,885 Views 51 Comments

The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'A lot of the same players for 5 or 6 years' - Cummings not expecting any surprises from Ireland
# Familiarity Breeds Contempt
# Familiarity Breeds Contempt

'A lot of the same players for 5 or 6 years' - Cummings not expecting any surprises from Ireland

Mar 11th 2021, 5:41 PM 7,904 Views 7 Comments

The Glasgow lock says Ireland ‘probably haven’t changed much’ and that ‘we know what they’ll bring.’

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht
# Retention
# Retention

Permanent move for Wootton among 21 new contracts announced by Connacht

Mar 11th 2021, 4:24 PM 9,041 Views 11 Comments

Oran McNulty and Cian Prendergast have signed professional deals, while 19 of the existing senior squad have signed on for next season.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 February, 2021

In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

In time, Carbery could solve a lot of Ireland's problems without replacing Sexton

Feb 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,273 Views 24 Comments

Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey discussed the Munster man’s positional future ahead of his return to action last night.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''
# Detail
# Detail

Henderson: O'Connell 're-coaching the small things that everyone, in inverted commas, 'already knows''

Feb 24th 2021, 6:43 PM 9,187 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster captain saluted the coaches behind Ireland’s improved set piece, which has been a rare bright spark in a poor Six Nations to date.

# irish-rugby - Friday 19 February, 2021

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Kearney shows glimpses of class on debut but Force fall short

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,537 Views 15 Comments

Rob Kearney became the oldest outfield player ever to make his Super Rugby bow as the Brumbies displayed their superiority in Perth.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 28 January, 2021

'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux'

Jan 28th 2021, 2:43 PM 48,548 Views 42 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discussed Irish rugby’s contractual bottleneck on Thursday’s rugby pod.

# irish-rugby - Monday 25 January, 2021

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster
# Drafted In
# Drafted In

Leinster academy player and Ennis RFC man providing scrum-half cover for Munster

Jan 25th 2021, 7:07 PM 32,855 Views 35 Comments

Leinster nine Paddy Patterson, who has made three first-team appearances for the eastern province, has headed south on a short-term basis.

# irish-rugby - Friday 8 January, 2021

Ulster must play the territory to avoid suffocation of inevitable Leinster backlash
# Summit Meeting
# Summit Meeting

Ulster must play the territory to avoid suffocation of inevitable Leinster backlash

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 8:30 AM 13,467 Views 20 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey looked ahead to tonight’s top-of-the-table clash on our Rugby Weekly podcast.

# irish-rugby - Monday 21 December, 2020

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'
# The Bear McCabe
# The Bear McCabe

'I went from playing golf with the local electrician to playing rugby with the best player in the world in 3 weeks'

Dec 21st 2020, 8:36 AM 57,895 Views 19 Comments

Peter McCabe was considering applying for the guards or focusing on the family strawberry farm when a phonecall from Pat Lam breathed new life into his first-choice career.

# irish-rugby - Friday 4 December, 2020

'I think the example of someone having gone away and it not really helping him is JJ'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'I think the example of someone having gone away and it not really helping him is JJ'

Dec 4th 2020, 11:20 AM 14,290 Views 17 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss Ben Healy’s future on The42 Rugby Weekly.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Moving parts in Irish lineout need time to sync, says Henderson
# Green Ball
# Green Ball

Moving parts in Irish lineout need time to sync, says Henderson

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 4,885 Views 6 Comments

‘When you start pushing the boat out and then something doesn’t go quite as well, a lot of players will start feeling the external pressure.’

# irish-rugby - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Skipper Mamukashvili believes Georgia will be ready for Six Nations in 'a couple of years'
# Dream
# Dream

Skipper Mamukashvili believes Georgia will be ready for Six Nations in 'a couple of years'

Nov 26th 2020, 1:02 PM 6,919 Views 10 Comments

The Georgians travel to face Ireland this weekend, their third of four consecutive fixtures against top-tier opposition.

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

Sexton: Later team selections, less of 'The Bibs', and little moments driving Ireland

Nov 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,327 Views 3 Comments

‘You can be the best thing since sliced bread one day and then everyone writes you off the next.’

# irish-rugby - Monday 9 November, 2020

Ireland missing a trick from nine to exploit gaps in high-linespeed defences
# Rugby Weekly Extra
# Rugby Weekly Extra

Ireland missing a trick from nine to exploit gaps in high-linespeed defences

Nov 9th 2020, 6:16 PM 12,557 Views 16 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Gavan Casey discuss Ireland’s lack of sniping threat around the ruck and Conor Murray’s future in green.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'I can sit here and say we'll learn from everything but we don't want to be in that position again'
# Too Familiar
# Too Familiar

'I can sit here and say we'll learn from everything but we don't want to be in that position again'

Nov 1st 2020, 11:42 AM 10,870 Views 14 Comments

Andrew Conway lamented Ireland’s missed opportunities and second-half compound errors at the Stade de France.

# irish-rugby - Monday 19 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 19th 2020, 1:19 PM 10,772 Views 21 Comments

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
# Available To Buy
# Available To Buy

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

Oct 19th 2020, 12:23 PM 6,206 Views 6 Comments

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

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Irish professional rugby breathes brief sigh of relief as show limps on for now
# Level 3
# Level 3

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

Oct 6th 2020, 1:00 AM 5,173 Views 2 Comments

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

# irish-rugby - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Ulster to welcome 600 fans for Friday's Pro14 opener in first for Irish rugby
# Supporters
# Supporters

Ulster to welcome 600 fans for Friday's Pro14 opener in first for Irish rugby

Sep 29th 2020, 1:16 PM 5,115 Views 2 Comments

The northern province are the first to welcome supporters back since Covid-19 struck.

# irish-rugby - Friday 11 September, 2020

Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months
# Upping The Stakes
# Upping The Stakes

Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months

Sep 11th 2020, 9:35 PM 9,145 Views 11 Comments

Mark McCall’s men face Exeter in another ‘nothing’ game before travelling to Dublin in a bid to hang onto their European title.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Grace, traces of Twickenham and past glories kept Henshaw going while rugby was on hold
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Grace, traces of Twickenham and past glories kept Henshaw going while rugby was on hold

Aug 20th 2020, 8:00 AM 24,626 Views 8 Comments

The old cliche about only being is good as your last game was best ignored by Ireland players these past six months.

# irish-rugby - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad
# Go Again
# Go Again

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad

Aug 12th 2020, 3:56 PM 4,574 Views 0 Comments

The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.

# irish-rugby - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals
# Decision
# Decision

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

Jul 13th 2020, 11:55 PM 9,212 Views 7 Comments

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

# irish-rugby - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
# Next Gen
# Next Gen

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Jul 9th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,935 Views 45 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

# irish-rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 27th 2020, 1:35 PM 4,486 Views 4 Comments

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 21 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 21st 2020, 5:14 PM 6,698 Views 20 Comments

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

# irish-rugby - Friday 12 June, 2020

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’
# New Normal
# New Normal

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’

Jun 12th 2020, 4:29 PM 28,613 Views 38 Comments

Pandemic expert, Professor Gerard Killeen, argues half-empty stadiums with fans obliged to wear masks will be the norm in Ireland until a vaccine is found.

# irish-rugby - Friday 15 May, 2020

July Test rugby finally postponed, but rescheduling only poses more problems
# Comment
# Comment

July Test rugby finally postponed, but rescheduling only poses more problems

May 15th 2020, 5:33 PM 3,403 Views 1 Comment

Rugby seasons are arduous enough without cramming a backlog of fixtures in.

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

May 15th 2020, 8:04 AM 5,074 Views 6 Comments

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

# irish-rugby - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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

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

May 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,055 Views 95 Comments

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

# irish-rugby - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Leinster and Ireland back Fergus McFadden to retire when the season ends
# Signing Off
# Signing Off

Leinster and Ireland back Fergus McFadden to retire when the season ends

May 3rd 2020, 3:00 PM 25,168 Views 44 Comments

As well as winning 34 Ireland caps, the versatile 33-year-old made 184 appearances for his province.

# irish-rugby - Sunday 19 April, 2020

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships

Apr 19th 2020, 10:05 PM 70,289 Views 45 Comments

With Health Minister Simon Harris warning there may not be mass gatherings in 2020, we answer the key questions that every sports fan is asking.

# irish-rugby - Thursday 2 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 6:23 PM 10,836 Views 19 Comments

‘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

Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today
# Hidden Gems
# Hidden Gems

Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today

Mar 30th 2020, 3:52 PM 4,204 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Sherry
# Sherry

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

Mar 27th 2020, 8:01 PM 68,416 Views 4 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

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

Mar 24th 2020, 7:18 PM 3,868 Views 29 Comments

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

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