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Rugby - Today’s News

'He's a special guy' -  Kendellen thriving with opportunities in Munster's back row
# Talent
# Talent

'He's a special guy' - Kendellen thriving with opportunities in Munster's back row

3 hours ago 3,665 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old was excellent against Toulouse two weekends ago.

'I feel like there’s a huge opportunity for me to push on' - Connacht's Tierney-Martin
# Optimism
# Optimism

'I feel like there’s a huge opportunity for me to push on' - Connacht's Tierney-Martin

3 hours ago 2,328 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old recently returned to action again after a lengthy injury setback.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Eddie Jones says attack-minded teen star reminds him of Matt Giteau
# Talent
# Talent

Eddie Jones says attack-minded teen star reminds him of Matt Giteau

11 hours ago 8,850 Views 0 Comments

Henry Arundel ls one of 10 uncapped players included in a 36-man training group

Hammer blow for La Rochelle as Kerr-Barlow ruled out of Champions Cup final with Leinster
# Misfortune
# Misfortune

Hammer blow for La Rochelle as Kerr-Barlow ruled out of Champions Cup final with Leinster

14 hours ago 11,670 Views 5 Comments

‘The hand is broken, it’ll take six weeks to fix,’ the former All Black, capped 28 times, told AFP.

England rugby coach Jones hints at Racing approach
# Mate
# Mate

England rugby coach Jones hints at Racing approach

17 hours ago 10,640 Views 5 Comments

The 62-year-old’s contract expires after next year’s World Cup.

Andy Friend: 'It's a tricky one because you want to show the due respect for those players'
# Connacht
# Connacht

Andy Friend: 'It's a tricky one because you want to show the due respect for those players'

18 hours ago 10,646 Views 1 Comment

Zebre Parma await in Connacht’s last game of the season.

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year
# Standouts
# Standouts

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year

19 hours ago 29,005 Views 23 Comments

Grégory Alldritt and Antoine Dupont have also been nominated.

'It's Munster versus Leinster in the Aviva, so we expect a massive game'
# Back At It
# Back At It

'It's Munster versus Leinster in the Aviva, so we expect a massive game'

19 hours ago 8,567 Views 12 Comments

The southern province are battling for a home quarter-final in the URC.

19-year-old sensation Arundell called up to England squad by Jones
# Potential
# Potential

19-year-old sensation Arundell called up to England squad by Jones

22 hours ago 10,714 Views 6 Comments

The London Irish fullback recently scored a wonder try against Toulon.

Ireland-capped Niyi Adeolokun to leave Bristol at the end of the season
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ireland-capped Niyi Adeolokun to leave Bristol at the end of the season

23 hours ago 11,224 Views 0 Comments

Kilkenny man Martin Mulhall is joining Pat Lam’s squad this summer.

Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Ulster 'refocused pretty quickly' after Munster and Toulouse losses as URC prizes beckon

Tue 9:06 AM 3,070 Views 7 Comments

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says it was difficult to watch Champions Cup quarter-finals and semi-finals after his side’s loss.

'My experience here has been unbelievable. I always will be grateful for Leinster and Leo Cullen'
# Moving On
# Moving On

'My experience here has been unbelievable. I always will be grateful for Leinster and Leo Cullen'

Updated Tue 8:33 AM 17,042 Views 3 Comments

Leinster assistant coach Felipe Contepomi is set to leave the province at the end of the season.

Rugby - Monday 16 May, 2022

Ireland to play Māori All Blacks twice on summer tour to New Zealand
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Ireland to play Māori All Blacks twice on summer tour to New Zealand

Mon 10:01 PM 10,106 Views 12 Comments

The IRFU have finalised Ireland’s full schedule ahead of their summer tour.

'I think he'll go to New Zealand and should get capped in one of the three Tests'
# Rugby Weekly Extra
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'I think he'll go to New Zealand and should get capped in one of the three Tests'

Mon 7:00 PM 24,853 Views 15 Comments

Leinster’s Ross Molony was brilliant in last weekend’s semi-final win over Toulouse.

Furlong and Lowe to miss Leinster's URC clash with Munster
# Nervous Wait
# Nervous Wait

Furlong and Lowe to miss Leinster's URC clash with Munster

Mon 3:35 PM 12,311 Views 8 Comments

The pair both picked up knocks during Saturday’s win over Toulouse, and face a battle to be fit for the Champions Cup final on 28 May.

McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks
# Key Man
# Key Man

McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks

Mon 3:09 PM 3,587 Views 3 Comments

The influential centre is still nursing a groin injury.

Coombes returns for Munster but Zebo and De Allende ruled out of Leinster trip
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Coombes returns for Munster but Zebo and De Allende ruled out of Leinster trip

Mon 2:14 PM 9,589 Views 11 Comments

Captain Peter O’Mahony and fullback Mike Haley are also still doubts.

Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina
# Dr Phil
# Dr Phil

Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina

Mon 12:14 PM 19,716 Views 15 Comments

The former Pumas out-half has had two successful spells with the Irish province.

South Africa World Cup winner arrested following flight incident
# Trouble
# Trouble

South Africa World Cup winner arrested following flight incident

Mon 9:51 AM 13,167 Views 0 Comments

Elton Jantjies was detained in Johannesburg and charged with causing malicious damage to property.

'There is a younger group striving for success for the first time'
# Drive For Five
# Drive For Five

'There is a younger group striving for success for the first time'

Mon 7:30 AM 9,327 Views 3 Comments

Leo Cullen wants his Leinster squad to make the most of a ‘special moment’ after booking their place in the Champions Cup final.

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star
# Heartbeat
# Heartbeat

Peerless Sexton drives Leinster's relentless pursuit of fifth European star

Mon 6:00 AM 7,699 Views 4 Comments

The 36-year-old was superb once again as Leinster set up a Champions Cup final against La Rochelle.

Rugby - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Leinster will face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
# Decider
# Decider

Leinster will face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final

Sun 5:10 PM 34,131 Views 36 Comments

La Rochelle beat Racing 20-13 in a nervy semi-final in Lens.

Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster

Sun 9:25 AM 18,766 Views 5 Comments

Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern
# Speed Kills
# Speed Kills

Stars appear to be aligned for 'XXL' Leinster but Furlong injury is a concern

Sun 7:15 AM 13,366 Views 10 Comments

Toulouse were blown away by Leinster’s ability to play at high tempo in attack.

The US F1 boom and the death of a racehorse; our favourite sportswriting this week
# Well Read
# Well Read

The US F1 boom and the death of a racehorse; our favourite sportswriting this week

Sun 7:08 AM 8,185 Views 0 Comments

Plus the Milan mind lab and more…

Rugby - Saturday 14 May, 2022

'I never thought that I’d get another chance. We are so driven to put a fifth star on the jersey '
# Drive For Five
# Drive For Five

'I never thought that I’d get another chance. We are so driven to put a fifth star on the jersey '

Sat 7:30 PM 18,068 Views 11 Comments

Johnny Sexton says Leinster will need to hit another level as they look forward to the Champions Cup final on 28 May.

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury
# The Jukebox
# The Jukebox

'Tadhg seems to be OK' - Leinster give update on Furlong's ankle injury

Sat 6:32 PM 12,697 Views 4 Comments

The Wexford man was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s win over Toulouse.

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final
# Next Level
# Next Level

Sublime Leinster dethrone Toulouse to march into Champions Cup final

Sat 4:55 PM 57,552 Views 64 Comments

The only major blot on a brilliant day for Leo Cullen’s men was the injury to Tadhg Furlong.

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final
Live Sat 3:00 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final

This is Leinster's game to lose - Toulouse aren't the force they were last year
# Le Crunch
# Le Crunch

This is Leinster's game to lose - Toulouse aren't the force they were last year

Updated Sat 10:00 AM 19,611 Views 17 Comments

The Irish province take on the defending champions in the Aviva Stadium in today’s Champions Cup semi-final.

'He’s a very key influence around the group' - Leavy still making his presence felt in Leinster
# Supporting Role
# Supporting Role

'He’s a very key influence around the group' - Leavy still making his presence felt in Leinster

Sat 9:00 AM 9,688 Views 5 Comments

The flanker has stayed involved behind the scenes following his injury-enforced early retirement from the game.

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night
# Top Gong
# Top Gong

Mack Hansen named player of the year at Connacht awards night

Sat 12:13 AM 5,655 Views 3 Comments

Matthew Devine is academy player of the year after helping the Ireland U20s to their Grand Slam.

Rugby - Friday 13 May, 2022

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
# Ambitions
# Ambitions

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?

Fri 8:12 PM 4,934 Views 10 Comments

The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
# On The Road
# On The Road

'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara

Updated Fri 8:00 PM 100,731 Views 28 Comments

La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.

Leinster box clever when it comes to their box-office stars - and it pays off in Europe

Leinster box clever when it comes to their box-office stars - and it pays off in Europe

Fri 6:05 PM 8,036 Views 9 Comments

The IRFU’s player-management system is loathed abroad and for one very good reason. It gives Irish sides a competitive advantage.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Test
# Test

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:14 PM 29,371 Views 7 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to the sporting headlines?

'Toulouse have the ability just to turn it on at this stage of the season'
# Clash Of The Titans
# Clash Of The Titans

'Toulouse have the ability just to turn it on at this stage of the season'

Fri 3:45 PM 3,377 Views 3 Comments

Leo Cullen looks ahead to Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final tie with the French giants.

Cian Prendergast signs new long-term contract with Connacht
# 2025
# 2025

Cian Prendergast signs new long-term contract with Connacht

Fri 1:23 PM 6,171 Views 6 Comments

Prendergast had 12 months remaining on his current deal.

Leinster name unchanged team for semi-final meeting with Toulouse
# Selection
# Selection

Leinster name unchanged team for semi-final meeting with Toulouse

Fri 12:12 PM 21,670 Views 18 Comments

The only alteration is on the bench, as Tommy O’Brien has been sidelined with a long-term knee injury.

Horgan: 'Leinster have the edge being at home, Toulouse had draining experience last week'
# Shaggy
# Shaggy

Horgan: 'Leinster have the edge being at home, Toulouse had draining experience last week'

Fri 9:29 AM 6,335 Views 10 Comments

Horgan sees this game as a virtual rematch of Ireland’s Six Nations match in Paris.

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