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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 10 July, 2020

Rugby - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Bryn Gatland ruins dad Warren's day with last minute drop goal

Super Rugby returned this morning with the Highlanders beating the Chiefs 28-27 in Dunedin.

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'

Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.

Rugby - Friday 12 June, 2020

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts Pay

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts

It’s understood that Rugby Players Ireland is contacting its members this evening.

'Now or never for global season,' says Gatland

Lions coach believes unity can be found.

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’

Pandemic expert, Professor Gerard Killeen, argues half-empty stadiums with fans obliged to wear masks will be the norm in Ireland until a vaccine is found.

World Cup winner Reinach to link up with Pollard after completing Top 14 move

The 30-year-old scrum-half is on his way to Montpellier.

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes

The two-time World Rugby player of the year hasn’t played since the World Cup.

Rugby - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Why Munster Rugby has partnered with an Irish esports team

Munster Rugby Gaming kick-off life in the Northern League of Legends Championships this month.

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18? Expansion This post contains a poll

'The Stormers coming to Thomond Park': Would you be in favour of a new-look Pro18?

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey discuss the very real prospect of South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises joining the Pro14.

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake

The western province have brought eight new players on board.

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September

‘A specific date will not be issued until further clarity is available and will remain subject to change.’

Cruden on the bench as Chiefs and Highlanders name a debutant each

Warren Gatland and Aaron Mauger have named their teams for the return of rugby union.

Championship side Jersey confirm signings of outgoing Munster pair

Sean O’Connor and Ciaran Parker are joining the English club.

Rugby - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'It was unexpected, I didn't think I was going to be let go but that's just sport'

28-year-old Eoin McKeon’s time with Connacht is over after 137 appearances for his native province.

Premiership players say clubs have treated them with 'absolute disregard'

The clubs have agreed to reduce the salary cap by £1.4 million from next season onwards.

Australia's Super Rugby competition confirmed for 3 July kick-off

Innovation and ‘a new brand of rugby’ has been promised by Rugby Australia CEO Rob Clarke.

'The stated objective is to make sure that Munster and the other provinces are still standing'

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has been talking about the challenges of the Covid-19 shutdown.

Rugby - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Lads are playing GAA up to 15 and then focusing on rugby. That's a massive change'

22-year-old Fineen Wycherley is one of a growing number of West Cork players with Munster.

Jerry Flannery joins Premiership club Harlequins as lineout coach

The 41-year-old left his role as forwards coach of Munster last year.

Munster confirm they've reviewed protocols after Cronin's one-month ban

‘It literally could happen to the man in the street where a wrong prescription is dispensed.’

Munster promote 21-year-old hooker Barron to senior squad

The Cashel native has signed a one-year deal with the province.

France captain Ollivon backs global calendar 'for the good of rugby'

A realignment is on the cards.

'Something has to change' - Harlequins back salary cap reduction in Premiership

Reports in the UK suggest a deal has already been agreed.

Rugby - Monday 8 June, 2020

SA Rugby confirm Lions tour shifting to autumn 2021 is being considered

South Africa hope to have their professional teams back in action by August.

England centre Lozowski the latest to depart Saracens on loan deal

The 26-year-old will join Top 14 outfit Montpellier next season before returning to the English side.

World Rugby confirms qualification process for 2023 World Cup in France

Ireland are among the 12 nations who have already qualified but there are eight spots remaining.

Ulster look for green light from NI Executive as part of IRFU inter-pro plans

The four provinces are hoping to return to action on 22/23 August at the Aviva Stadium.

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

The actions gets underway on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.

Rugby - Sunday 7 June, 2020

France prop Jefferson Poirot retires from international rugby

“Les Bleus, it’s the Holy Grail. I can’t go and play for them and just take my cap and my bonus,” said the prop.

Top 14 club sack ex-All Black Tom Taylor after unauthorised travel

Pau say they had no other option but to dismiss the 31-year-old Kiwi playmaker.

Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal

Scott Buckley and Alex Kendellen have also been signed up.

Rugby could work as a summer sport, according to RFU chief

Sweeney did not rule out next year’s Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.

Rugby - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Quiz: Name the provincial rugby stalwart from the noughties

It was a long old decade that brought the formation of the Celtic League and the rise of Munster and Leinster in Europe.

Rugby - Friday 5 June, 2020

England international Ben Spencer completes move away from Saracens

The England scrum-half will be joined by Will Spencer and prop Juan Schoeman at Bath next season.

Premiership Rugby set to resume on 15 August

‘Nothing will happen until it is safe to do so,’ says Premiership Rugby chief executive.

Rugby - Thursday 4 June, 2020

O'Shea: Covid break an 'unbelievable opportunity' to sort rugby calendar once and for all

The RFU performance director says he hopes and believes the sport’s powers will pull together to solve the sport’s age-old problem.

'We're all imagining him and Beauden Barrett linking up at 10 and 15'

The lads on The42 Rugby Weekly are very excited about Dan Carter’s return to Kiwi rugby.

The next Six Nations could be expanded to become a home-and-away tournament

It’s one of the options currently being considered, according to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia NRL

Ex-Leinster centre Ben Te'o makes return to rugby league in Australia

The 33-year-old played in two Tests for the Lions in 2017.