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Rugby - Friday 31 May, 2019

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Early starts, dark arts and McNamara's long winter: Ireland U20s ready for England

Victory over England was the first giant step towards the U20 Grand Slam, but momentum will have to be built all over again.

Rugby - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald to retire

The IRFU and the southern province will begin the process of recruiting a replacement for the long-serving Fitzgerald.

Proud Galwegian McKeon hails 'positive culture' as he exends Connacht deal

The back row was a regular starter after injury curtailed the first half of his season.

Highly-rated Brown returning to Highlanders next season after Sunwolves stint

The Kiwi side will wave goodbye to their defence coach this year, but may prefer to focus Brown’s talents on the attack.

Rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s

Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.

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'After rugby we have nothing': Player interests at the heart of enigmatic 'Caucau' story

Dan Leo’s documentary tells the tale of one of rugby’s greatest talents.

Moloney absence adds to Ireland U20 injury woes as they head for Argentina

Noel McNamara’s men travel to the U20 World Cup without two more of the Grand Slam-winning squad.

Stockdale leading Ireland's brave young generation aiming for World Cup breakthrough

The Ulster star found himself in a muddle when Christy Moore visited camp, but he is in no doubt about the target for this year’s World Cup.

Rugby - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Ruck-hitting, hard-scrummaging Kleyn comes into the mix for Ireland

The South African native will be eligible in time for the World Cup warm-up games.

Geordan Murphy charged with three-match ban for verbally-abusing match officials

The former Ireland international accepted the charges brought against him following Leicester Tigers’ final-day defeat.

'It was like the House of Commons': Ulster dressing room ensured Stockdale moved beyond blip

One corner of the Aviva Stadium witnessed the peak and trough of Jacob Stockdale’s career.

Schmidt sets World Cup ball rolling with exciting 44-man training squad

Jean Kleyn will qualify for Ireland before the World Cup warm-up games begin.

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

After loss to Leinster, Glasgow Warriors duo drafted into Scotland training squad for World Cup

Kyle Steyn and Scott Cummings were in action in Saturday’s Pro14 decider.

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

Rugby - Monday 27 May, 2019

Kearney content with extension after pushing for two-year deal

The decorated fullback hopes his new deal will allow him get to 100 international caps.

'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'Kearney was really in no position to contest the ball': Leinster get the benefit of any doubt on replay

Faraway screens just might have helped Rob Kearney avoid a red in Glasgow.

Rob Kearney signs new one-year IRFU deal to stay with Leinster

The 33-year-old fullback has extended his deal with the union.

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship

Performance director David Nucifora said the union won’t rush into decisions based on money.

Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham

Finlay Bealham, Niyi Adeolokun and David Heffernan have been selected for the historic double-header.

'They're the national team' - Calls for Jaguares to be dumped from Super Rugby

The Argentinian side have the competition’s third-best record, winning six of their last seven games.

World Rugby aims for consistency with new high tackle framework

Owen Farrell’s shoulder charge against South Africa last November should have seen him yellow-carded.

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

'Stade Français' owner says he's willing to invest €100m of his money in five years'

Leinster’s success continued with the Pro14 trophy on Saturday but they’re already looking forward.

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

Rugby - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Another encouraging weekend as Ireland finish sixth at London 7s

Anthony Eddy’s side fell short to New Zealand in the fifth place play-off at Twickenham.

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

All the action from a different angle.

Courageous Ireland fall short at London 7s after narrow defeat to Fiji

They will now face the All Blacks in the fifth place final after their 19-point win over Canada at Twickenham.

Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup

The 32-year-old will undergo hip surgery and miss six months of action.

'Garry Ringrose's school bought a horse. It won so he's just upgraded houses!'

James Lowe was an effervescent presence once again as Leinster won the Pro14 last night.

'My fear is that with talented players, if you over-coach them, you'll kill the instinct'

Nigel Osborne runs the skills-based Rugby and French camps every summer near Biarritz.

Rod Stewart's brilliant tribute to Liam Miller, Dick Clerkin down in Castlebar and more Tweets of the Week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

'Our goal is to get a Tier 2 nation into the World Cup quarter-finals'

World Rugby has been running a Pacific Islands Combine in recent years.

Leinster bounce back from 'lowest point in all of our careers' to win Pro14

Johnny Sexton and his team took pride from how they eked out a victory against Glasgow.

Rugby - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'We have to live with it' - Kearney gets yellow for collision with Hogg

The fullbacks met in the 66th minute and Glasgow fans were not happy with the outcome.

'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'

Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.