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Rugby - Today’s News

URC to be broadcast with a mix of free-to-air, pay TV, and online streaming
# Coverage
# Coverage

URC to be broadcast with a mix of free-to-air, pay TV, and online streaming

10 hours ago 9,282 Views 8 Comments

CEO Martin Anayi said the South African teams come ‘with a commercial might.”

Ireland forced into two late call-ups to U20 Six Nations squad
# Two In Two Out
# Two In Two Out

Ireland forced into two late call-ups to U20 Six Nations squad

10 hours ago 5,967 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Richie Murphy has replaced the injured Lee Barron and Ben Murphy with Levi Vaughan and Will Reilly ahead of Saturday’s opener against Scotland.

United Rugby Championship to kick-off in September with South African sides
# New Era
# New Era

United Rugby Championship to kick-off in September with South African sides

13 hours ago 14,096 Views 51 Comments

The 16-team competition will use one league table and have 18 regular-season rounds.

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'

Updated 14 hours ago 29,932 Views 39 Comments

Andy Farrell will look for Simon Zebo prove himself in Munster before any possible Ireland recall.

Lions settle into Jersey training camp ahead of a tour like no other
# First Day In Camp
# First Day In Camp

Lions settle into Jersey training camp ahead of a tour like no other

15 hours ago 5,301 Views 0 Comments

The Lions had their first day of training in Jersey on Monday.

'Denis Leamy has been extremely good to me - taking me under his wing'
# Role Model
# Role Model

'Denis Leamy has been extremely good to me - taking me under his wing'

15 hours ago 8,364 Views 3 Comments

Ireland Under 20 captain Alex Kendellen is thriving on and off the pitch under Leamy’s tutelage.

Andy Farrell aims for new-look Ireland to play at high speed in July Tests
# Tempo
# Tempo

Andy Farrell aims for new-look Ireland to play at high speed in July Tests

16 hours ago 5,376 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland head coach is excited about the 11 uncapped players in his squad.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'
# 10s
# 10s

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'

Mon 8:00 PM 21,371 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s out-half situation was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'There's a plan behind it' - Farrell leaves Sexton, Healy, and Earls out this summer
# Experience
# Experience

'There's a plan behind it' - Farrell leaves Sexton, Healy, and Earls out this summer

Mon 3:31 PM 9,013 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland head coach has included 11 uncapped players for the July Tests.

Toulon confirm signing of Quinn Roux from Connacht
# Heading To France
# Heading To France

Toulon confirm signing of Quinn Roux from Connacht

Mon 3:28 PM 7,373 Views 2 Comments

Roux’s exit from Connacht was announced in May.

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
# Podcast
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Mon 3:06 PM 1,122 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Andy Farrell includes 11 uncapped players in 37-man Ireland squad for July Tests
# Experimental
# Experimental

Andy Farrell includes 11 uncapped players in 37-man Ireland squad for July Tests

Updated Mon 12:30 PM 26,708 Views 85 Comments

Ireland play Japan and the USA at the Aviva Stadium in July.

RFU to bring down tackle height from shoulder level to armpit up to U18s
# New Rule
# New Rule

RFU to bring down tackle height from shoulder level to armpit up to U18s

Mon 10:46 AM 2,604 Views 7 Comments

The new rule means all players who are permitted to tackle in full contact age grade rugby will do so at the same height.

Irish prop joins Newcastle from Connacht
# Switch
# Switch

Irish prop joins Newcastle from Connacht

Mon 10:45 AM 8,719 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland U20 international Conor Kenny is on the move.

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments
# Potential
# Potential

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments

Mon 9:32 AM 2,593 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman has become a starter for Adam Griggs’ 15s team.

'I’m definitely in a better position going into this tour' - Henshaw
# Lion
# Lion

'I’m definitely in a better position going into this tour' - Henshaw

Mon 9:23 AM 7,982 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster centre is backing team-mate Andrew Porter to bounce back from his Lions disappointment.

Rugby - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Ireland's Ronan Kelleher called to train with Lions
# Late Addition
# Late Addition

Ireland's Ronan Kelleher called to train with Lions

Sun 8:03 PM 18,499 Views 10 Comments

A statement added that while the Leinster player will train with the squad this week, he has not been formally added to the 37-man touring squad.

Here's what The42 members can look forward to over the coming week
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Here's what The42 members can look forward to over the coming week

Sun 8:00 PM 1,577 Views 0 Comments

Pat Nevin discussing new book ‘The Accidental Footballer’ is among the highlights.

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby
# Sportable
# Sportable

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby

Sun 10:00 AM 25,579 Views 21 Comments

Sportable’s smart ball was used recently in the Varsity Cup in South Africa.

Rugby - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Premiership game between Bristol and London Irish cancelled due to coronavirus issues
# Called Off
# Called Off

Premiership game between Bristol and London Irish cancelled due to coronavirus issues

Sat 3:34 PM 4,336 Views 0 Comments

The result has been listed as 0-0, with four points allocated to Bristol and London Irish receiving two points.

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

Sat 1:52 PM 19,613 Views 25 Comments

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

Crusaders miss out as Blues and Highlanders advance to Super Rugby final

Crusaders miss out as Blues and Highlanders advance to Super Rugby final

Sat 10:44 AM 5,163 Views 0 Comments

Scott Robertson’s side have been the dominant force in recent years but won’t be part of next weekend’s decider.

Zebo scores as Racing power into Top 14 semi-finals
# Irish Eye
# Irish Eye

Zebo scores as Racing power into Top 14 semi-finals

Sat 10:27 AM 15,290 Views 32 Comments

After a derby victory over Stade Francaise, it’s La Rochelle up next.

Eddy plays down disruptions as Ireland Sevens prepare for crucial Olympic qualifier event
# Sevens
# Sevens

Eddy plays down disruptions as Ireland Sevens prepare for crucial Olympic qualifier event

Sat 8:15 AM 3,445 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland men’s Sevens team have their final shot at Olympic qualification in next weekend.

Respect was hard won but departing Leinster man Michael Bent got there in the end
# Leaving Bash
# Leaving Bash

Respect was hard won but departing Leinster man Michael Bent got there in the end

Sat 8:10 AM 16,961 Views 4 Comments

The tighthead arrived to sneers in 2012 but bowed out of professional rugby last night as a much loved figure in the Leinster dressing room.

Rugby - Friday 11 June, 2021

'I just feel lucky to play my final game in front of fans - they were amazing'
# Great Scott
# Great Scott

'I just feel lucky to play my final game in front of fans - they were amazing'

Fri 10:58 PM 8,644 Views 0 Comments

Michael Bent and Scott Fardy signed off their careers in front of 1200 fans as life began to return to normal tonight.

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

Fri 10:05 PM 26,517 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 Fri 8:07 PM 24,654 Views 29 Comments

Gavin Coombes capped a dominant performance with four tries.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 23,423 Views 4 Comments

Let’s see how closely you were paying attention to the big stories of the past seven days.

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

Fri 12:48 PM 21,487 Views 13 Comments

Euro 2020 kicks-off later today.

'Dan Kelly enjoyed his time with us but feels he needs to go in a different direction'
# Ireland U20s
# Ireland U20s

'Dan Kelly enjoyed his time with us but feels he needs to go in a different direction'

Fri 8:09 AM 8,834 Views 8 Comments

Ireland Under 20 coach Richie Murphy has reacted to the news that promising centre Dan Kelly has switched allegiance from Ireland to England.

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

Fri 7:00 AM 8,122 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

Fri 6:00 AM 6,146 Views 8 Comments

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

Rugby - Thursday 10 June, 2021

The42 Rugby Weekly: Where do the Irish provinces stand after the weirdest season ever?
# Rugby Weekly
# Rugby Weekly

The42 Rugby Weekly: Where do the Irish provinces stand after the weirdest season ever?

Thu 6:00 PM 1,598 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella assess Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht’s campaigns and answer loads of listener questions as the 2020/21 provincial season draws to a close.

'These young players are similar to our seniors - they apply themselves well'
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

'These young players are similar to our seniors - they apply themselves well'

Thu 3:53 PM 7,692 Views 5 Comments

Ireland Under 20 coach Richie Murphy is positive about the talent coming through at underage level ahead of this year’s Six Nations.

'One of the brightest young prospects in South African rugby' - Connacht sign Irish-qualified star
# Exciting Capture
# Exciting Capture

'One of the brightest young prospects in South African rugby' - Connacht sign Irish-qualified star

Thu 2:25 PM 16,718 Views 10 Comments

20-year-old Shayne Bolton can play in the center or back three.

Ulster confirm Leone Nakarawa will no longer be joining the province
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Ulster confirm Leone Nakarawa will no longer be joining the province

Thu 1:28 PM 11,210 Views 7 Comments

The Fijian forward failed a medical examination.

Retiring CJ Stander ruled out as Munster make seven changes for Zebre dead rubber
# Team News
# Team News

Retiring CJ Stander ruled out as Munster make seven changes for Zebre dead rubber

Thu 1:13 PM 11,761 Views 14 Comments

Departing duo Billy Holland and Nick McCarthy are named on the bench.

Jones names Ireland U20-capped Dan Kelly in England's senior squad
# Allegiance
# Allegiance

Jones names Ireland U20-capped Dan Kelly in England's senior squad

Thu 1:05 PM 13,736 Views 18 Comments

The 19-year-old centre has impressed for Leicester this season.

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
# Prospects
# Prospects

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Thu 12:51 PM 7,093 Views 13 Comments

Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.

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