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Rugby - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'Joey is still the key man. If Joey gets fit, then there's a lot you can do'

Bernard Jackman says the out-half can help get the best out of Munster’s new signings.

Rugby - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Former Leinster star Noel Reid and Manu Tuilagi among players to leave Leicester

A number of the club’s stars were involved in a contract stand-off.

Munster changes, the trophy hunt, Ireland's hurt - O'Mahony refreshed for rugby return

The 30-year-old feels he has benefitted from the lockdown.

Still no agreement reached in IRFU discussions with players over salary cuts

The two parties are now due to meet again later this week.

Pro14 side Dragons sign lock Maksymiw after departure from Connacht

The 6ft 8ins second row spent two seasons with the western province.


'It's great to have guys of this calibre being signed' - POM welcomes Munster additions

The province’s captain is excited about the fresh faces in the squad.

Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test

33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.

Rugby - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Lawes and Biggar end French rumours by signing new Northampton deals

The club has announced 19 new contract renewals.

How knowledge of the laws around touch can dramatically change games

Some clever examples from Super Rugby underline the importance of understanding the Law Book.

Dan Carter to line out for rural club Southbridge on bye weekend for Blues

The 38-year-old out-half has yet to make his first Super Rugby Aotearoa appearance.

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short

Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.

Rugby - Monday 29 June, 2020

Cheika linked to top job at big-money takeover targets Beziers

The club confirmed over the weekend that they were negotiating with United Arab Emirates investors.

Barrett, McKenzie, Carbery - The value of being able to kick with your 'bad' foot

The Blues fullback has been using his left foot frequently in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

World Rugby won't be confirming the autumn Test calendar tomorrow

The game’s governing body was due to hold a meeting of its council tomorrow.

James Lowe confirms new Leinster contract is a three-year deal

The 27-year-old qualifies to play for Ireland in November.

Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final

The 33-year-old hopes to finish on a high with the Championship-bound club.

Carlos Spencer cut by Canes due to 'financial uncertainty created by Covid-19'

The ex-All Blacks out-half has been released by the Super Rugby franchise.

Rugby - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'This is a most serious issue' - Anger at London Irish as Kidney's forwards coach poached by Gloucester

‘Surprised and disappointed’ Gloucester have since hit back with a statement of their own.

Crusaders take rare chances to extend home run to 35

Warren Gatland’s Chiefs were beaten in an ‘arm wrestle’.

Rugby - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

Blues defeat the Highlanders in a thriller

Highlanders fight back from 12-point half-deficit but miss a key kick late on.

Quiz: What do you remember of Ireland's run to the 2016 U20 World Cup final?

James Ryan, Jacob Stockdale and the boys lit up the tournament.

Munster and Ulster out to close gap on Leinster as Connacht look for more depth

The Irish provinces are starting to gear up for rugby’s return in August.

Rugby - Friday 26 June, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about sports movies?

Let’s test out your knowledge here.

All Blacks confirm how they'll pick teams for the North v South trial game

The traditional fixture is set to return in August.

Wales centre Tompkins signs for Pro14 side Dragons on year-long loan

The 25-year-old has signed a new long-term deal with Saracens.

Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis

The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.

All Blacks captain Cane returns from injury for Gatland's Chiefs

The Crusaders are unchanged as they aim to pick up where they left off.

Rugby - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'I think it has lost a little bit of its attractiveness over the last four or five years'

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss a busy week of news, and the future of the Champions Cup, on Rugby Weekly.

Impressive contracting leaves Cullen's Leinster squad in a good place

The province confirmed 28 new deals ahead of next season.

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

Leinster announce 28 new contracts as Kearney and McFadden stay short-term

Joe Tomane’s departure has been officially confirmed.

Talks underway to stage historic cross-code clash between All Blacks and Australia's Kangaroos

The Test would be a 14-a-side match on December 5 in Australia.

Rugby - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Rassie Erasmus seriously ill when coaching Springboks to glory - reports

The 47-year-old transformed the national team from a laughing stock to world champions.

'Everyone's nervous about, 'How do we return safely?' - the app making life easier as sporting clubs reconvene

ClubZap is helping clubs cope with the burden of new Covid-19 requirements.

Boost for Glasgow as former European Player of the Season Nakarawa staying put

The Fijian star has signed a contract extension to keep him at Scotstoun.

Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts

The two parties will meet again next week after today’s discussions failed to produce a decision.


Premiership club Leicester Tigers have signed Harry Potter

Wallabies international lock Blake Enever will also join Geordan Murphy’s men.

'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV

The former rugby star is determined to keep the conversation going, educate others and break the stigma around the virus.

'It’s our job to get the message out about why Munster is so special'

CEO Ian Flanagan joined the province last year after years of working in football.