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Rugby - Today’s News

Further second row blow for Ireland as Henderson ruled out for 'several weeks'

The Ulster lock joins Tadhg Beirne in the treatment room ahead of the start of the Six Nations.

Concern for luckless O'Donnell as Munster fear another injury setback

The flanker suffered a shoulder injury at the weekend.

Ross Byrne to sit out Leinster's Pro14 clash with Scarlets

Dan Leavy will hope to overcome a calf injury in time for the clash.

Murphy relishing the chance to 'go home and play Leinster, my boyhood club'

The Ulster back row will face his former club in the Champions Cup quarter-final.

Munster's Tadhg Beirne ruled out of opening rounds of Six Nations

Connacht’s Quinn Roux has been called up as Ireland depart for Portugal.

Townsend forced to call four new players into Scotland's Six Nations squad

Hamish Watson has dropped out with a hand injury.

Join The42 for a special Six Nations preview event with Simon Zebo

The Racing 92 man joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre.

Wallaby Hunt handed rugby lifeline after drug scandal

The 32-year-old has been given a one-year deal by Super Rugby outfit the Waratahs.

Excellent business as Exeter tie England trio down to new deals

Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie have all signed fresh two-year deals with the Premiership club.

Clean sweep for the provinces tees up riveting European quarter-finals

Irish rugby’s good health has been underlined in the Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup.

Van Graan wary of Edinburgh away from 'deafening' Thomond Park cauldron

Munster’s head coach quickly turned his thoughts to how tight the last knockout clash between the sides was.

Henderson's man-of-the-match return for Ulster bodes well ahead of Six Nations

The second row made his comeback from a thumb injury as Ulster secured a quarter-final.

Sexton back running as Ireland set off for Portugal training camp

The Leinster out-half has been absent for the past fortnight with a knee injury.

Ford: Irish dominance in Europe will have no bearing on Six Nations clash

The Leicester Tigers out-half is ready for the challenge of facing Joe Schmidt’s Ireland in Dublin.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said Leinster’s depth makes them difficult to beat.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

We look back on a busy few days of sport.

Cullen's Leinster look towards 'tricky' Ulster side with many familiar faces

The Leinster head coach was pleased with a ‘controlled’ performance from his team in Coventry.

Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.

All-Ireland derby at the Aviva Stadium as Champions Cup quarters confirmed

Munster, meanwhile, face an away trip to Edinburgh.

Leinster set up European quarter-final against Ulster with powerful win at Wasps

Leo Cullen’s men notched a bonus point win to set up an intriguing knock-out in March.

As it happened: Wasps vs Leinster, Heineken Champions Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Leinster made the trip to Coventry to take on Wasps.

'To win in France is a great achievement': Friend and Connacht march on

The western province snatched a dramatic comeback win over Bordeaux to book their place in the Challenge Cup last eight.

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

Eddie Jones says Johnny Sexton has a 'bat phone to the referee'

The England boss suggested that Ireland’s out-half receives preferential treatment from match officials.

First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland

Yesterday’s comeback win against Leicester saw Ulster secure knock-out rugby in Europe.

'I really like the idea of my family having different experiences'

Former Munster assistant coach Ian Costello is enjoying his challenging task with Wasps.

Van Graan hails 'pure class' Carbery after he kicks Munster to quarter-final

The Athy man stayed cool is a red-hot atmosphere to keep Munster’s winning run at Thomond Park in tact.

Leinster have home quarter-final in their sights on return to Coventry

The defending champions have already qualified for the quarter-finals, but are bidding to secure a home tie in the knockout rounds.

Rugby - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A

A round-up of today’s AIL action.

Knee knock the only down side to another brilliant Tadhg Beirne performance

The lock will undergo a scan after his man-of-the-match display in Munster’s narrow win over Exeter.

Munster show their mettle under pressure to take quarter-final berth with win over Chiefs

Tadhg Beirne led the way as Munster found a way to beat a brilliant Exeter side.

Ireland international Cooney the composed catalyst in Ulster's turnaround

Iain Henderson was man of the match for Ulster on his return from a thumb injury.

Connacht face Sale rematch as Challenge Cup quarter-final line-up confirmed

Andy Friend’s side will travel to the AJ Bell Stadium on the last weekend of March.

Saracens see off Glasgow to advance to quarter-finals as top seeds

The English side will pose a serious threat to Leinster’s European crown this season.

Ulster produce rousing comeback in Leicester to claim a precious quarter-final

The northern province have reached the knock-out stages for the first time since 2014.

Carty's last-gasp intercept sends Connacht through to Challenge Cup quarter-finals

The western province came back from the dead to snatch victory over Bordeaux this afternoon.

As It Happened: Munster v Exeter, Heineken Champions Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As It Happened: Munster v Exeter, Heineken Champions Cup

All the minute-by-minute action from Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Exeter.

Former Springbok Lambie retires from rugby after succession of head injuries

The 28-year-old suffered two serious collisions in the space of a year between 2016 and 2017.

As It Happened: Bordeaux v Connacht, Leicester v Ulster - European rugby updates

It was a busy afternoon of Challenge Cup and Champions Cup action.

England captain Farrell emerges as a doubt for massive Ireland clash

Saracens boss Mark McCall say the out-half will be back in seven to 10 days’ time.

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