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Rugby - Monday 5 December, 2022

Eddie Jones set to discover England fate with reports he will be sacked on Tuesday
# All On The Line
# All On The Line

Eddie Jones set to discover England fate with reports he will be sacked on Tuesday

Updated Mon 9:23 PM 17,377 Views 18 Comments

The veteran Australian boss was reportedly meeting with Twickenham chiefs today.

Warren Gatland insists ‘little time for sentiment’ after Wales return
# No Quick Fix
# No Quick Fix

Warren Gatland insists ‘little time for sentiment’ after Wales return

Mon 3:46 PM 7,692 Views 4 Comments

The New Zealander has replaced his compatriot Wayne Pivac as head coach.

Ngatai returns for Leinster but Sexton and Furlong remain doubts
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Ngatai returns for Leinster but Sexton and Furlong remain doubts

Mon 3:28 PM 7,525 Views 7 Comments

The experienced out-half could miss out on the trip to France to face Racing 92.

England hooker to leave Exeter at end of season to join Montpellier

England hooker to leave Exeter at end of season to join Montpellier

Mon 3:10 PM 6,648 Views 0 Comments

The Chiefs forward will head to France next year.

'He helps Munster get to places they have struggled to get without him'
# Rugby Weekly Extra
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'He helps Munster get to places they have struggled to get without him'

Mon 1:15 PM 16,801 Views 0 Comments

Antoine Frisch came in for praise on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Wales confirm Warren Gatland as new head coach
# Second Coming
# Second Coming

Wales confirm Warren Gatland as new head coach

Updated Mon 12:25 PM 35,549 Views 15 Comments

Wayne Pivac departs the role following a dismal Autumn Nations series.

Friend says he is satisfied protocols were followed after rugby's latest head-on-head challenge
# Player Safety
# Player Safety

Friend says he is satisfied protocols were followed after rugby's latest head-on-head challenge

Mon 10:54 AM 4,976 Views 3 Comments

Connacht hooker Dylan Tierney-Martin was not required to leave the field after being on the receiving end of a massive head-on-head challenge in Saturday’s win.

Cullen content as Leinster's attention turns to Champions Cup matters

Cullen content as Leinster's attention turns to Champions Cup matters

Mon 6:00 AM 5,564 Views 1 Comment

The Blues travel to Le Havre this Saturday to face Racing 92 after a URC victory over interprovincial rivals Ulster.

Rugby - This week 4th December 2022 - 10th December 2022

In-form Young Munster hand heavy defeat to Shannon
# Wrap
# Wrap

In-form Young Munster hand heavy defeat to Shannon

Sun 11:06 PM 11,317 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Clontarf’s mastery of the lineout maul was the difference in their late 29-22 win over Cork Constitution at Temple Hill.

'There have been times where I thought I might never play for Ireland again'
# Clutch
# Clutch

'There have been times where I thought I might never play for Ireland again'

Sun 8:00 AM 32,228 Views 20 Comments

Ross Byrne has reignited his Test career and continues to be a key man in Leinster.

Rugby - Last week 27th November 2022 - 10th December 2022

Fourteen-man Leinster storm back in second half to claim bonus-point win over Ulster
# Too Good
# Too Good

Fourteen-man Leinster storm back in second half to claim bonus-point win over Ulster

Dec 3rd 2022, 10:08 PM 40,972 Views 65 Comments

The hosts were 22-3 behind but scored 35 consecutive points on either side of the break to sensationally turn the game on its head.

Connacht get just the boost needed with bonus-point win over Benetton
# Victory
# Victory

Connacht get just the boost needed with bonus-point win over Benetton

Dec 3rd 2022, 5:43 PM 10,635 Views 16 Comments

Gusty Italians push The Westerners all the way.

Ireland denied piece of history as South Africa prove too strong
# Heartache
# Heartache

Ireland denied piece of history as South Africa prove too strong

Dec 3rd 2022, 4:31 PM 15,062 Views 8 Comments

The Blitzboks secured a 21-5 win to clinch the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai.

Munster's away day success comes at perfect time to jumpstart ambitions
# Boost
# Boost

Munster's away day success comes at perfect time to jumpstart ambitions

Dec 3rd 2022, 12:26 PM 10,639 Views 15 Comments

It was only one month ago that the province’s faithful would have been worried for what was to come.

Ulster have already won Leinster's respect - but the hard work is just about to start
# Derby
# Derby

Ulster have already won Leinster's respect - but the hard work is just about to start

Dec 3rd 2022, 8:31 AM 8,126 Views 11 Comments

The top two sides in the URC meet at the RDS tonight with Leinster packing their team with players who defeated the All Blacks this summer.

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht's season is finally set to begin

Dec 3rd 2022, 7:34 AM 5,035 Views 3 Comments

Fixture list has been cruel for Andy Friend’s side but with the tougher games out of the way, they can view the rest of the campaign with hope.

Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign
# Injury
# Injury

Marcus Smith out for rest of 2022 but should be back in time for England's Six Nations campaign

Dec 2nd 2022, 10:57 PM 5,290 Views 3 Comments

Smith injured his ankle against South Africa last week.

Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh
# Comeback
# Comeback

Munster recover from sloppy start to record bonus point victory over Edinburgh

Dec 2nd 2022, 9:38 PM 38,107 Views 48 Comments

Graham Rowntree’s men have now won three on the spin.

Ireland men qualify for quarter-finals of Dubai 7s despite narrow defeat to France
# Relief
# Relief

Ireland men qualify for quarter-finals of Dubai 7s despite narrow defeat to France

Dec 2nd 2022, 7:20 PM 5,782 Views 4 Comments

Ireland play Argentina in the quarter-finals tomorrow morning.

Higgins shines as Ireland Women's team advance to quarter-finals of Dubai 7s
# All About Eve
# All About Eve

Higgins shines as Ireland Women's team advance to quarter-finals of Dubai 7s

Dec 2nd 2022, 5:57 PM 3,662 Views 0 Comments

Ireland defeated Japan, Spain and Fiji to set up a quarter-final date against USA tomorrow.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Dec 2nd 2022, 5:00 PM 26,031 Views 5 Comments

How well do you remember the week’s headlines?

Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week after RFU review
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Eddie Jones to learn England fate next week after RFU review

Updated Dec 2nd 2022, 2:53 PM 10,266 Views 10 Comments

Jones is fighting for his future as head coach after presiding over England’s worst year since 2008.

Ronan O'Gara 'had contact from RFU' but rules himself out of running for England job
# Decision Made
# Decision Made

Ronan O'Gara 'had contact from RFU' but rules himself out of running for England job

Dec 2nd 2022, 12:32 PM 30,227 Views 11 Comments

The Munster legend is staying put with La Rochelle.

Returning Hansen one of six Connacht changes for Benetton clash
# URC
# URC

Returning Hansen one of six Connacht changes for Benetton clash

Dec 2nd 2022, 12:27 PM 4,703 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s side are hosts at The Sportsground tomorrow.

Lowe returns for Leinster as Henderson starts at 6 for Ulster
# Team News
# Team News

Lowe returns for Leinster as Henderson starts at 6 for Ulster

Dec 2nd 2022, 12:16 PM 9,918 Views 21 Comments

The teams have been named for tomorrow night’s URC clash at the RDS.

Pivac to Leinster? And how can Ireland unearth more athletes?
# Podcast
# Podcast

Pivac to Leinster? And how can Ireland unearth more athletes?

Dec 2nd 2022, 11:06 AM 6,253 Views 1 Comment

Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

Munster locked-and-loaded for massive night in Edinburgh

Munster locked-and-loaded for massive night in Edinburgh

Updated Dec 2nd 2022, 8:56 AM 22,231 Views 7 Comments

The Scots have named a strong side for this evening’s URC clash.

Kelleher glad to be back and relishing competition after 'difficult time' out
# Good To Go
# Good To Go

Kelleher glad to be back and relishing competition after 'difficult time' out

Dec 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 4,587 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland hooker has endured a frustrating spell with injury.

'I can't do it in the Masai Mara! But when I get back to Nairobi I can do my running'
# Wanderlust
# Wanderlust

'I can't do it in the Masai Mara! But when I get back to Nairobi I can do my running'

Dec 1st 2022, 7:58 PM 9,982 Views 1 Comment

The well-travelled Harry McNulty captains the Ireland 7s in Dubai this weekend.

Munster make five changes and Edinburgh welcome back big guns for Friday clash
# Tasty
# Tasty

Munster make five changes and Edinburgh welcome back big guns for Friday clash

Dec 1st 2022, 12:47 PM 12,315 Views 13 Comments

Graham Rowntree has reshuffled his front row, while Gavin Coombes and Simon Zebo start for the key visit to the Scottish capital.

'I’ve Will telling me every time I go home I was crap so that'll keep my feet on the ground!'
# Job
# Job

'I’ve Will telling me every time I go home I was crap so that'll keep my feet on the ground!'

Dec 1st 2022, 12:00 PM 27,801 Views 2 Comments

Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien won’t get carried away after a rollercoaster autumn in the green of Ireland.

'Ireland is a bit of a pipe dream for me at this stage, but if I didn’t have that hope...'
# Mads
# Mads

'Ireland is a bit of a pipe dream for me at this stage, but if I didn’t have that hope...'

Updated Dec 1st 2022, 8:33 AM 32,519 Views 13 Comments

33-year-old Ian Madigan is more focused on being involved with Ulster.

O'Gara set to extend La Rochelle contract until 2027 amid England link - reports
# ROG
# ROG

O'Gara set to extend La Rochelle contract until 2027 amid England link - reports

Nov 30th 2022, 7:01 PM 12,297 Views 13 Comments

French media are reporting that the Munster and Ireland legend will stay on.

John Cooney considering switch to Scotland
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

John Cooney considering switch to Scotland

Nov 30th 2022, 5:43 PM 28,200 Views 56 Comments

The Ireland and Ulster scrum-half could make the move in line with World Rugby’s new eligibility rules.

'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'
# Review
# Review

'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'

Updated Nov 30th 2022, 3:01 PM 15,832 Views 16 Comments

Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan wants to see TMO involvement limited to try-scoring decisions.

Antoine Dupont clear to face Munster for Toulouse as suspension is halved
# Appeal
# Appeal

Antoine Dupont clear to face Munster for Toulouse as suspension is halved

Nov 30th 2022, 2:37 PM 6,050 Views 6 Comments

France scrum-half was suspended for reckless tackle on South Africa’s Cheslin Kolbe.

England prop set for month out with injury sustained in South Africa defeat
# Kyle Sinckler
# Kyle Sinckler

England prop set for month out with injury sustained in South Africa defeat

Nov 30th 2022, 1:53 PM 4,735 Views 5 Comments

Bristol hope Sinckler can be back for the clash with Harlequins on December 27.

'It is a motivation, you want to get to that level and you're constantly trying'
# Porridge
# Porridge

'It is a motivation, you want to get to that level and you're constantly trying'

Nov 30th 2022, 6:45 AM 8,560 Views 1 Comment

Leinster and Ireland flanker Will Connors is not far off making his return to action.

Nash as surprised as anyone to hear try against Connacht was his first at Thomond
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Nash as surprised as anyone to hear try against Connacht was his first at Thomond

Nov 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,199 Views 6 Comments

The Limerick wing also revealed what Andy Farrell told him after his stint with Ireland ‘A’ and in Ireland camp over November.

RWC clash with Ireland, world-class Felix, and 'a few pints with Cro'
# RWC23
# RWC23

RWC clash with Ireland, world-class Felix, and 'a few pints with Cro'

Nov 29th 2022, 10:00 PM 17,327 Views 0 Comments

Springboks out-half Handré Pollard says next year’s clash is massive.