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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

6 hours ago 13,730 Views 1 Comment

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'
# VDF
# VDF

'He was exceptionally good and picked up where he left off'

7 hours ago 6,101 Views 2 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named player of the week on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Ulster send Cooney for MRI scan to reveal extent of hamstring injury
# Being Assessed
# Being Assessed

Ulster send Cooney for MRI scan to reveal extent of hamstring injury

9 hours ago 2,846 Views 3 Comments

The scrum-half joins a lengthy list of players currently unavailable to the province ahead of Saturday’s trip to Italy.

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

10 hours ago 3,446 Views 3 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

Scotland boss hails last-gasp hero after targeting Irish indiscipline to end World Cup hopes
# Reaction
# Reaction

Scotland boss hails last-gasp hero after targeting Irish indiscipline to end World Cup hopes

12 hours ago 2,792 Views 0 Comments

Bryan Easson and captain Rachel Malcolm were in flying form in their post-match press conference.

Rugby bosses apologise to Argentina for photo shoot 'error'
# Snub
# Snub

Rugby bosses apologise to Argentina for photo shoot 'error'

17 hours ago 14,245 Views 2 Comments

A fuming Mario Ledesma slammed the decision to go ahead with the shoot.

'I certainly rate RG very highly, that’s why I signed him - he’s a massive part of our group'
# Comeback
# Comeback

'I certainly rate RG very highly, that’s why I signed him - he’s a massive part of our group'

18 hours ago 11,243 Views 3 Comments

South African lock RG Snyman returned to Munster colours on Saturday after a year out with injury.

Rugby - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Argentina 'felt really disrespected' by Rugby Championship photoshoot
# Complaint
# Complaint

Argentina 'felt really disrespected' by Rugby Championship photoshoot

Sun 11:36 AM 19,916 Views 4 Comments

‘All of a sudden we’re 1,400km away, cannot get here and they take the freaking picture.’

'It's a killer blow, a low-point for Irish rugby'
# Postmortem
# Postmortem

'It's a killer blow, a low-point for Irish rugby'

Updated Sun 10:19 AM 41,724 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup qualifying dream came to a gut-wrenching end last night.

Rugby - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Casey: ‘It is about time we brought a trophy back here’
# New Kid On The Block
# New Kid On The Block

Casey: ‘It is about time we brought a trophy back here’

Sat 9:41 PM 13,003 Views 5 Comments

Player of the match Craig Casey has backed his Munster team-mates to end the province’s 10-year trophy drought.

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park

Sat 9:27 PM 42,243 Views 30 Comments

Munster scored six tries to beat the Sharks at Thomond Park this evening.

'Devastating. It's hugely heartbreaking' - Ireland boss Griggs after World Cup dream dies
# Gutting
# Gutting

'Devastating. It's hugely heartbreaking' - Ireland boss Griggs after World Cup dream dies

Sat 9:06 PM 10,878 Views 1 Comment

Scotland ended their bid with the very last kick of the European qualifying tournament.

Leinster start as they mean to go on with convincing win over Bulls
# URC
# URC

Leinster start as they mean to go on with convincing win over Bulls

Sat 7:25 PM 16,779 Views 14 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side started their URC campaign with a bonus-point victory.

Heartbreak for Ireland as World Cup qualification dream ended at the very death
# Gut-wrenching
# Gut-wrenching

Heartbreak for Ireland as World Cup qualification dream ended at the very death

Sat 7:06 PM 54,497 Views 12 Comments

Scotland’s Sarah Law nailed a last-gasp conversion, which had everything riding on it.

Maiden Kerr-Barlow hat-trick claims first win of season for O'Gara's La Rochelle's
# Top 14
# Top 14

Maiden Kerr-Barlow hat-trick claims first win of season for O'Gara's La Rochelle's

Sat 4:41 PM 6,551 Views 1 Comment

They beat promoted Biarritz at home on a scoreline of 59-17.

Zebo is back, fans are back, Snyman is back - so can Munster bring the good times back?

Zebo is back, fans are back, Snyman is back - so can Munster bring the good times back?

Updated Sat 3:37 PM 10,156 Views 14 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side take on the Sharks tonight in Thomond Park.

Wallabies make it three in a row with convincing Argentina win
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
# Aussie Aussie Aussie

Wallabies make it three in a row with convincing Argentina win

Sat 1:14 PM 4,890 Views 4 Comments

It has been a remarkable turnaround for Australia.

New Zealand pip South Africa in 100th Test to claim Rugby Championship
# Nailbiter
# Nailbiter

New Zealand pip South Africa in 100th Test to claim Rugby Championship

Sat 10:48 AM 9,153 Views 1 Comment

The unbeaten All Blacks now have an unassailable lead in the Rugby Championship with one round remaining.

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

Sat 8:00 AM 29,411 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

Leinster remain the team to beat in the URC - and that's no Bull
# Bulls
# Bulls

Leinster remain the team to beat in the URC - and that's no Bull

Sat 7:30 AM 7,659 Views 5 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side take on the Currie Cup winning Bulls this evening at the Aviva in the first game of the new United Rugby Championship.

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
# Qualifier
# Qualifier

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sat 6:00 AM 4,528 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

Rugby - Friday 24 September, 2021

Nine tries and two yellow cards as Ulster kick off with a bonus point win over Glasgow
# Suftum
# Suftum

Nine tries and two yellow cards as Ulster kick off with a bonus point win over Glasgow

Fri 9:54 PM 10,080 Views 7 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men held on for victory in front of 15,000 fans at Kingspan Stadium.

Connacht outgunned by Cardiff in United Rugby Championship opener
# Bad Start
# Bad Start

Connacht outgunned by Cardiff in United Rugby Championship opener

Fri 9:52 PM 9,650 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side were competitive for the first hour but wilted in the concluding stages.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 25,690 Views 5 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions
# Off
# Off

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions

Fri 5:00 PM 9,314 Views 1 Comment

The game could be rescheduled for October 2022.

Hanrahan thriving after fading Ireland hopes coaxed him to Clermont
# 10 Commandment
# 10 Commandment

Hanrahan thriving after fading Ireland hopes coaxed him to Clermont

Fri 2:19 PM 11,589 Views 4 Comments

The Kerry native is set to face European champions Toulouse this weekend in the Top 14.

Leo Cullen: 'Andrew and Cian are open-minded about this change - they've embraced it'
# Big Switch
# Big Switch

Leo Cullen: 'Andrew and Cian are open-minded about this change - they've embraced it'

Fri 2:03 PM 10,192 Views 10 Comments

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has backed Cian Healy and Andrew Porter to prosper in their switch across the front-row.

Top Irish province in URC regular season to receive new trophy
# Irish Shield
# Irish Shield

Top Irish province in URC regular season to receive new trophy

Fri 12:17 PM 4,963 Views 6 Comments

The winners of the new competition’s four regional pools will receive a ‘Shield’ trophy as well as automatic qualification for the Champions Cup.

Leinster name Sexton as captain and start Porter at loosehead for Bulls test
# Here's Johnny
# Here's Johnny

Leinster name Sexton as captain and start Porter at loosehead for Bulls test

Fri 12:16 PM 8,767 Views 7 Comments

Dan Sheehan starts at hooker for the province as the Bulls arrive into the Aviva for the season opener.

Munster name Zebo in their starting line-up and Snyman on the bench for Sharks clash
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Munster name Zebo in their starting line-up and Snyman on the bench for Sharks clash

Fri 12:05 PM 21,632 Views 15 Comments

Rugby World Cup winner RG Snyman is set to make his Thomond Park debut off the bench on his second appearance for the province having missed last season through injury.

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

Fri 11:58 AM 2,103 Views 1 Comment

There is one alteration to the bench as Lucy Mulhall comes in for the injured Enya Breen.

Super Rugby newcomers Fijiian Drua appoint experienced Aussie as first ever head coach
# Man Of The World
# Man Of The World

Super Rugby newcomers Fijiian Drua appoint experienced Aussie as first ever head coach

Fri 11:17 AM 3,632 Views 0 Comments

Former AFL champion Mick Byrne has previously worked as skills coach for the All Blacks, Australia, Japan and Scotland.

'I’m still nowhere near where I want to be' - Hume determined not to be one-cap wonder
# Beginning
# Beginning

'I’m still nowhere near where I want to be' - Hume determined not to be one-cap wonder

Fri 8:04 AM 6,833 Views 3 Comments

Ulster’s James Hume started in Ireland’s win over the United States in July.

'I know these teams want to win' - The South African view on the URC
# Skinstad
# Skinstad

'I know these teams want to win' - The South African view on the URC

Fri 7:15 AM 3,573 Views 1 Comment

Former Springbok captain Bobby Skinstad says South Africans are optimistic about the new tournament.

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 7:00 AM 9,262 Views 4 Comments

Get ready…

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
# Opener
# Opener

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

Fri 6:30 AM 3,067 Views 4 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

Rugby - Thursday 23 September, 2021

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'
# AIL
# AIL

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'

Thu 8:00 PM 5,252 Views 0 Comments

Railway Union are bidding for another title as the Women’s AIL kicks off this weekend.

Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return

Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return

Updated Thu 5:15 PM 17,495 Views 8 Comments

Johann van Graan says the Springbok star is working with increasing training loads as he aims to finally make his impact at Munster.

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form
# Tour Review
# Tour Review

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form

Updated Thu 3:56 PM 29,793 Views 14 Comments

Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions were beaten 2-1 by world champions South Africa this summer.

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges his brain to dementia research
# Leading The Way
# Leading The Way

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges his brain to dementia research

Thu 2:42 PM 6,684 Views 2 Comments

The former England international is one of a number of ex-sportsmen who are suffering from the disease.

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