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Rugby - Today’s News

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

1 hour ago 2,046 Views 0 Comments

Rugby, soccer and American football are all in the spotlight.

De Allende enjoying Larkham's decision-making influence on Munster
# DDA
# DDA

De Allende enjoying Larkham's decision-making influence on Munster

3 hours ago 1,789 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old Springbok has been in excellent form this season.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'

11 hours ago 26,704 Views 7 Comments

Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''
# Be Yourself
# Be Yourself

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''

23 hours ago 9,582 Views 0 Comments

Beibhinn Parsons has been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year.

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Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
# Key Man
# Key Man

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Thu 7:53 AM 13,506 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane
# Focus
# Focus

Clarity key for Connacht and Dillane

Thu 6:17 AM 4,854 Views 1 Comment

The Westerners were left frustrated by muddled information against Munster.

Rugby - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate
# Squad Lists
# Squad Lists

Redpath picks Scotland over England as Wales recall experienced Lydiate

Wed 1:10 PM 9,406 Views 5 Comments

Gregor Townsend and Wayne Pivac have named their 35-man Six Nations squads.

Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19
# Setback
# Setback

Eddie Jones self-isolating after England forwards coach tests positive for Covid-19

Wed 11:40 AM 4,435 Views 5 Comments

England are due to gather for their pre-Six Nations camp next week.

Rare win over Leinster would be momentous for van Graan's Munster
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Rare win over Leinster would be momentous for van Graan's Munster

Wed 7:00 AM 8,895 Views 57 Comments

The South African has only tasted victory in this fixture once before.

'We can’t just roll it out for the inter-pros': Connacht intent on showing their 'New Us'
# Consistency
# Consistency

'We can’t just roll it out for the inter-pros': Connacht intent on showing their 'New Us'

Wed 6:23 AM 4,165 Views 0 Comments

Hitting their stride for derbies and stuttering overseas isn’t acceptable for Andy Friend.

Munster hopeful of holding onto 'majority' of players as contract talks continue
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Munster hopeful of holding onto 'majority' of players as contract talks continue

Wed 6:00 AM 10,874 Views 11 Comments

A raft of senior players’ contracts are due to expire at the end of the current season.

Rugby - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap
# Academy
# Academy

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap

Tue 5:50 PM 7,451 Views 13 Comments

The northern province’s young guns showed their quality again last Friday night.

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'
# Spicy
# Spicy

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'

Tue 5:09 PM 22,042 Views 36 Comments

Johann van Graan says Munster will always look to tailor their game plans to specific opposition.

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return
# Connacht
# Connacht

'Positive' contract outlook for Friend as Aki nears return

Tue 12:34 PM 4,744 Views 6 Comments

The Australian says he is happy in Connacht and hopes to ink a new deal soon.

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition
# Trial
# Trial

Ruddock among those keen to impress Farrell in last Six Nations audition

Tue 7:05 AM 9,334 Views 10 Comments

Munster’s clash with Leinster gives players one last chance to convince the Ireland boss.

Furlong set for Leinster return in coming weeks with the Six Nations looming
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Furlong set for Leinster return in coming weeks with the Six Nations looming

Tue 6:00 AM 5,943 Views 8 Comments

The Wexford man hasn’t played since the 2020 Six Nations last February.

Rugby - Monday 18 January, 2021

Ireland prop Kilcoyne returns to Munster training ahead of Leinster clash
# Status Report
# Status Report

Ireland prop Kilcoyne returns to Munster training ahead of Leinster clash

Mon 7:09 PM 7,816 Views 9 Comments

Jack O’Donoghue has also resumed training as Saturday’s meeting draws near.

'We'll go to option Z to make it happen' - Erasmus says Springboks are desperate for Lions tour to go ahead
# Whatever It Takes
# Whatever It Takes

'We'll go to option Z to make it happen' - Erasmus says Springboks are desperate for Lions tour to go ahead

Mon 5:17 PM 4,584 Views 4 Comments

The original schedule is in serious doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cronin fit, Leinster hopeful on Lowe and Ringrose, but Furlong out of Munster game
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Cronin fit, Leinster hopeful on Lowe and Ringrose, but Furlong out of Munster game

Mon 2:46 PM 7,196 Views 18 Comments

The hooker has overcome a knee injury to be available for the Thomond Park clash.

Glasgow confirm signing of Ian Keatley until end of the season
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Glasgow confirm signing of Ian Keatley until end of the season

Mon 1:10 PM 8,619 Views 13 Comments

The experienced 33-year-old recently left Italian club Benetton.

Former Ireland captain Rory Best takes on 'mentoring role' with Ulster
# Experience
# Experience

Former Ireland captain Rory Best takes on 'mentoring role' with Ulster

Mon 8:39 AM 6,186 Views 6 Comments

The 38-year-old was with the Ulster A coaching team for Friday night’s win over Leinster.

‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness
# Playing On
# Playing On

‘I’m keen to get my elbows dirty’ - Vunipola plots his own path towards Six Nations fitness

Mon 7:00 AM 3,672 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere yesterday, the Springboks’ ‘very good’ Eben Etzebeth returned in Toulon’s win at Racing.

Rugby - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week

Sun 8:00 PM 1,633 Views 0 Comments

Another busy week lies ahead…

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend
# Audition Time
# Audition Time

These are the players who need to impress Andy Farrell next weekend

Sun 10:03 AM 37,453 Views 58 Comments

With the Six Nations kicking off in just three weeks, the Ireland coach has some tough decisions to make. Saturday’s clash between Munster and Leinster should help him do so.

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

Sun 8:00 AM 29,058 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

Rugby - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier
# Humbled
# Humbled

Ex-Ulster wing scores as Saracens land with a bump in second tier

Updated Sat 9:28 PM 50,410 Views 10 Comments

The former European champions encountered a highly-motivated Ealing on their first outing since relegation.

A passing train helps Glasgow Warriors to Pro14 victory over Edinburgh
# Train In Vain
# Train In Vain

A passing train helps Glasgow Warriors to Pro14 victory over Edinburgh

Sat 9:15 PM 19,644 Views 10 Comments

Edinburgh scrum-half Nic Groom mistook the horn from a nearby locomotive for the half-time buzzer.

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol
# Bubble Ball
# Bubble Ball

England to pick from 28-man squads for Six Nations under new Covid-19 protocol

Sat 12:50 PM 5,483 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones had previously selected an initial squad of around 32 players.

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

Jan 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 51,097 Views 7 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

Rugby - Friday 15 January, 2021

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Jan 15th 2021, 9:33 PM 37,000 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Les Quizerables
# Les Quizerables

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jan 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,889 Views 4 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
# Talent
# Talent

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster

Jan 15th 2021, 4:49 PM 16,101 Views 19 Comments

Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.

Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date
# Refixed
# Refixed

Boost for Ireland players as Connacht's Pro14 clash with Ospreys gets new date

Jan 15th 2021, 3:49 PM 5,274 Views 1 Comment

The rearranged game will now take place on 24 January at the Sportsground.

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Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle

Jan 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 5,389 Views 0 Comments

The club’s training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 11:59 AM 22,950 Views 18 Comments

There’s plenty of live action to keep you entertained over the next few days.

Baird and Kelleher named in Leinster's 'A' side to play Ulster

Baird and Kelleher named in Leinster's 'A' side to play Ulster

Jan 15th 2021, 10:05 AM 9,791 Views 21 Comments

Leinster ‘A’ face Ulster ‘A’ today at 3pm.

Rugby - Thursday 14 January, 2021

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'

Jan 14th 2021, 8:08 PM 19,627 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.

Cancellations mean Leinster and Munster set to go straight to knockout rugby
# New Plan
# New Plan

Cancellations mean Leinster and Munster set to go straight to knockout rugby

Jan 14th 2021, 5:09 PM 46,707 Views 20 Comments

The remaining games in the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup group stage have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

Ulster give starts to Hyde and Doak for tomorrow's 'A' game against Leinster
# Hyde And Go Seek
# Hyde And Go Seek

Ulster give starts to Hyde and Doak for tomorrow's 'A' game against Leinster

Jan 14th 2021, 3:57 PM 5,672 Views 10 Comments

Leinster due to name their side tomorrow.

Joey Carbery: 'It is a year since I played but hopefully things can change soon'
# New Year New Dawn
# New Year New Dawn

Joey Carbery: 'It is a year since I played but hopefully things can change soon'

Jan 14th 2021, 3:36 PM 12,000 Views 19 Comments

The Munster out-half has been out for a year with an ankle injury.

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