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#Rainbow Cup

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
# Depth
# Depth

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8

Jun 12th 2021, 1:52 PM 19,710 Views 25 Comments

The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 11 June, 2021

Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory
# Fan-tastic
# Fan-tastic

Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory

Jun 11th 2021, 10:05 PM 26,558 Views 36 Comments

Leinster defeated Dragons 38-7 at the RDS tonight in front of 1200 fans.

Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre
# One-sided
# One-sided

Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:07 PM 24,698 Views 29 Comments

Gavin Coombes capped a dominant performance with four tries.

Leinster keep one eye on the future as veterans set for low-key exit
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Leinster keep one eye on the future as veterans set for low-key exit

Jun 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,144 Views 0 Comments

The province bring their season to a close with a home game against Dragons.

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy
# Final Outing
# Final Outing

Carbery and co. bid to finish Munster's season with attacking show in Italy

Jun 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,162 Views 8 Comments

Johann van Graan has selected a strong matchday 23 for the province’s final game of the campaign.

# rainbow-cup - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Benetton qualify for Rainbow Cup final due to Covid cases in the Ospreys
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Benetton qualify for Rainbow Cup final due to Covid cases in the Ospreys

Jun 9th 2021, 10:18 AM 12,793 Views 38 Comments

Munster and Glasgow have missed out on a place in the decider.

# rainbow-cup - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Munster could miss out with Benetton's crucial Rainbow Cup clash in doubt
# Qualifier
# Qualifier

Munster could miss out with Benetton's crucial Rainbow Cup clash in doubt

Jun 8th 2021, 3:30 PM 20,362 Views 28 Comments

Johann van Graan’s men have hopes of securing a place in the decider in Italy.

'I’d rather players concentrate on playing rugby' - Lancaster wants captain's challenge binned
# Captain's Challenge
# Captain's Challenge

'I’d rather players concentrate on playing rugby' - Lancaster wants captain's challenge binned

Jun 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,338 Views 2 Comments

Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster wants to see the captain’s challenge scrapped.

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Ian Madigan lands a last-minute penalty as Ulster secure dramatic win
# Mad Game
# Mad Game

Ian Madigan lands a last-minute penalty as Ulster secure dramatic win

Jun 5th 2021, 7:36 PM 29,889 Views 25 Comments

Ulster defeated Edinburgh 34-31 in their final Rainbow Cup game of the season.

'We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better'
# Niggle
# Niggle

'We definitely got sucked into the physical stuff. We need to be better'

Jun 5th 2021, 7:15 AM 9,670 Views 22 Comments

Leo Cullen is looking for Leinster to end their season with one last big performance at the RDS.

Ulster ready to pull shutters down on long season with trip to Edinburgh
# Last Orders
# Last Orders

Ulster ready to pull shutters down on long season with trip to Edinburgh

Jun 5th 2021, 6:52 AM 2,073 Views 2 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side take on the Scots in their final game of the Rainbow Cup.

'They will be successful wherever they go because they're good people'
# See Ya Later
# See Ya Later

'They will be successful wherever they go because they're good people'

Jun 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,348 Views 0 Comments

Nigel Carolan and Jimmy Duffy’s time with Connacht came to an end last night.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 4 June, 2021

Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

Defeat in Glasgow ends Leinster's hopes of reaching the Rainbow Cup final

Jun 4th 2021, 10:22 PM 35,495 Views 53 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men came up short in Scotstoun.

Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys
# Happy Ending
# Happy Ending

Connacht finish season on a high with bonus-point win over the Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,432 Views 22 Comments

Caolin Blade was outstanding as Andy Friend’s men deservedly beat the Welsh visitors.

Madigan at out-half among seven changes for Ulster's final game of the season
# Suftum
# Suftum

Madigan at out-half among seven changes for Ulster's final game of the season

Jun 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 5,285 Views 8 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side face Edinburgh tomorrow.

Connacht's Abraham Papali'i handed four-week ban over Benetton red card
# Punishment
# Punishment

Connacht's Abraham Papali'i handed four-week ban over Benetton red card

Jun 4th 2021, 11:50 AM 3,878 Views 12 Comments

The New Zealander was dismissed for a high tackle during last weekend’s loss in Treviso.

Leinster in last chance saloon needing a win to keep Rainbow hopes alive
# Do-or-die
# Do-or-die

Leinster in last chance saloon needing a win to keep Rainbow hopes alive

Jun 4th 2021, 7:02 AM 5,862 Views 10 Comments

Leo Cullen’s team take on Glasgow Warriors tonight in the Rainbow Cup.

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys
# Season Finale
# Season Finale

Wise heads and future stars on show as Connacht clash with Ospreys

Jun 4th 2021, 6:45 AM 2,529 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s men won’t be short of motivation despite this being their last game of the season.

# rainbow-cup - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Ulster down to the 'bare bones' but youngsters can catch Farrell's eye
# End Of The Rainbow
# End Of The Rainbow

Ulster down to the 'bare bones' but youngsters can catch Farrell's eye

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:49 AM 5,703 Views 4 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side conclude their season with this Saturday’s game against Edinburgh.

# rainbow-cup - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season

Jun 1st 2021, 3:44 PM 3,955 Views 2 Comments

Eric O’Sullivan has also been ruled out of the clash with Edinburgh.

'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'
# Papa
# Papa

'The bottom line is that he needs to change his tackle technique'

Jun 1st 2021, 2:30 PM 13,320 Views 11 Comments

Abraham Papali’i has been red carded three times for high tackles since joining Connacht.

'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players
# Still In The Mix
# Still In The Mix

'That stand-by list is going to play a vital role' – McBryde's Lions message to Leinster players

Jun 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 11,040 Views 3 Comments

McBryde will be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team in South Africa.

# rainbow-cup - Monday 31 May, 2021

Edinburgh report positive Covid case but Ulster game still set to go ahead
# Tests
# Tests

Edinburgh report positive Covid case but Ulster game still set to go ahead

May 31st 2021, 2:16 PM 2,192 Views 1 Comment

Ulster have also had to deal with Covid cases over the past week.

'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'
# Challenge
# Challenge

'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'

May 31st 2021, 12:39 PM 14,193 Views 25 Comments

Munster had a successful captain’s challenge at the death against Cardiff Blues.

# rainbow-cup - Sunday 30 May, 2021

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'
# New Era
# New Era

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'

May 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,233 Views 16 Comments

The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and Lions are due to join European rugby next season – what lies ahead?

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final
# Italian Job
# Italian Job

Benetton end Connacht's dream of making it to the Rainbow Cup final

May 29th 2021, 7:41 PM 34,834 Views 45 Comments

The Italian side are now one win away from a place in their first ever final.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 28 May, 2021

Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap
# Rainbow Cup
# Rainbow Cup

Aki returns after long absence as Buckley set for 200th Connacht cap

May 28th 2021, 1:05 PM 5,634 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s side take on Bentton on Saturday.

Munster are a frustrating team but they'll still reach Rainbow Cup final
# Rainbow Cup
# Rainbow Cup

Munster are a frustrating team but they'll still reach Rainbow Cup final

May 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,009 Views 20 Comments

Munster face Cardiff at Thomond Park tonight in the Rainbow Cup.

# rainbow-cup - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19
# Called Off
# Called Off

Ulster's final home game of the season cancelled after four players test positive for Covid-19

May 27th 2021, 7:28 PM 7,264 Views 10 Comments

The four players in question are currently asymptomatic.

Italy confirmed as hosts for Rainbow Cup final
# At The End Of A Rainbow
# At The End Of A Rainbow

Italy confirmed as hosts for Rainbow Cup final

May 27th 2021, 11:25 AM 4,226 Views 4 Comments

1,000 supporters will be permitted to attend the game.

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'

May 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,534 Views 2 Comments

Denis Buckley will become the third member of Connacht’s 200 Club this weekend.

# rainbow-cup - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

'Guys come through and guys leave, that's just the nature of clubs'
# Cronin
# Cronin

'Guys come through and guys leave, that's just the nature of clubs'

May 26th 2021, 7:15 AM 13,563 Views 26 Comments

Graham Rowntree says Munster have the resources to deal with the departure of loosehead prop James Cronin.

# rainbow-cup - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return
# Boost
# Boost

Lions centre Bundee Aki 'chomping at the bit' to make Connacht return

May 25th 2021, 1:07 PM 6,955 Views 4 Comments

The centre hasn’t played since his red card for Ireland during the Six Nations.

# rainbow-cup - Monday 17 May, 2021

'He's probably been the form lock in the northern hemisphere over the last couple of seasons'
# Cheese
# Cheese

'He's probably been the form lock in the northern hemisphere over the last couple of seasons'

May 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,592 Views 43 Comments

Leo Cullen was full of praise for James Ryan after the lock’s excellent display against Ulster.

# rainbow-cup - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'He's going to be a hugely important player for the club' - Doris makes his mark on Leinster return

'He's going to be a hugely important player for the club' - Doris makes his mark on Leinster return

May 15th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,262 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old played the full 80 minutes on his return from injury on Friday night.

# rainbow-cup - Friday 14 May, 2021

McFarland: Henshaw decision not decisive factor in defeat to Leinster
# Splitting Opinion
# Splitting Opinion

McFarland: Henshaw decision not decisive factor in defeat to Leinster

May 14th 2021, 11:55 PM 15,538 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster centre avoided a card for his tackle on Robert Baloucoune.

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat
# Strength In Depth
# Strength In Depth

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat

May 14th 2021, 10:15 PM 27,335 Views 63 Comments

Tried from Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw helped Leo Cullen’s side come from behind to win at the RDS.

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
# Fiery
# Fiery

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster

May 14th 2021, 8:21 PM 42,569 Views 102 Comments

Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.

Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue
# Mark Your Diary
# Mark Your Diary

Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue

May 14th 2021, 4:08 PM 18,626 Views 16 Comments

A host stadium is yet to be confirmed, with more details set to be announced next week.

Leinster roll out the stars for visit of Ulster but all eyes will be on returning Doris
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Leinster roll out the stars for visit of Ulster but all eyes will be on returning Doris

May 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 6,855 Views 7 Comments

The dynamic back row forward returns to action tonight following a lengthy lay-off.

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