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Rugby - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'It happens too much' - Friend says Connacht deserve more respect
# Frustrated
# Frustrated

'It happens too much' - Friend says Connacht deserve more respect

Oct 6th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,373 Views 5 Comments

The Connacht head coach has passionately defended the club following disparaging comments by Bulls boss Jake White.

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster
# Competitor
# Competitor

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster

Oct 6th 2021, 5:30 AM 3,935 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old turned to coaching after his enforced retirement from playing in 2012.

Rugby - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Stormers lock Adré Smith cited for alleged bite on Munster's Niall Scannell
# Release Now Blue
# Release Now Blue

Stormers lock Adré Smith cited for alleged bite on Munster's Niall Scannell

Oct 5th 2021, 9:24 PM 30,769 Views 21 Comments

A TMO review of the alleged incident took place during Saturday’s fixture but the broadcast angles available were inconclusive.

'People look at Connacht down the end of their nose' - Friend responds to comments by Bulls boss
# No Respect
# No Respect

'People look at Connacht down the end of their nose' - Friend responds to comments by Bulls boss

Oct 5th 2021, 3:00 PM 21,137 Views 23 Comments

The province have also confirmed the signing of Samoa international loosehead Tietie Tuimauga.

Larmour returns but O'Loughlin out as Leinster get set for clash with Zebre
# Treatment Table
# Treatment Table

Larmour returns but O'Loughlin out as Leinster get set for clash with Zebre

Oct 5th 2021, 2:31 PM 7,245 Views 3 Comments

Leinster play Zebre on Saturday afternoon.

Quade Cooper turns down Barbarians call-up after being announced in latest squad
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Quade Cooper turns down Barbarians call-up after being announced in latest squad

Oct 5th 2021, 2:03 PM 9,191 Views 2 Comments

The Wallabies playmaker says he won’t be involved in November’s game against a ‘Manu Samoa selection’.

Ex-Munster man Denis Leamy promoted to Leinster's senior coaching staff
# New Job
# New Job

Ex-Munster man Denis Leamy promoted to Leinster's senior coaching staff

Oct 5th 2021, 11:19 AM 21,960 Views 14 Comments

The 39-year-old had already been working with the province as an elite player development officer.

'There's no doubt he's got talent' - Doak backed to shine in Cooney's absence
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

'There's no doubt he's got talent' - Doak backed to shine in Cooney's absence

Oct 5th 2021, 8:03 AM 6,400 Views 16 Comments

The 19-year-old Ulster scrum-half has been handed some gametime as John Cooney rehabs a hamstring problem.

Rugby - Monday 4 October, 2021

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport
# Errors
# Errors

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport

Oct 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,163 Views 8 Comments

The Irish province scored just once despite 16 visits to the Dragons 22.

Savea to keep All Blacks captaincy despite Cane return
# Leading The Way
# Leading The Way

Savea to keep All Blacks captaincy despite Cane return

Oct 4th 2021, 5:12 PM 5,073 Views 1 Comment

Sam Cane has been out since March with a pectoral injury.

Long-term injury rules France star Arthur Vincent out of Six Nations
# Centre Of Attention
# Centre Of Attention

Long-term injury rules France star Arthur Vincent out of Six Nations

Oct 4th 2021, 2:59 PM 4,874 Views 1 Comment

The former World Rugby U20 Championship-winning captain is facing eight months on the sidelines.

'That was definitely a strategy for Connacht and it paid off for them'
# Ball In PLay
# Ball In PLay

'That was definitely a strategy for Connacht and it paid off for them'

Oct 4th 2021, 1:07 PM 8,706 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s side ran the Bulls off their feet in a brilliant win at the Sportsground.

Van Graan: 'I am not going to moan about scoring four forward tries in the second half'
# Perspective
# Perspective

Van Graan: 'I am not going to moan about scoring four forward tries in the second half'

Oct 4th 2021, 7:53 AM 11,494 Views 13 Comments

Munster are moving forward even if it is not at the pace that so many pundits would like.

Rugby - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Railway Union, Old Belvedere and UL Bohs lead the way after one-sided wins in Women's AIL
# Round-Up
# Round-Up

Railway Union, Old Belvedere and UL Bohs lead the way after one-sided wins in Women's AIL

Oct 3rd 2021, 5:43 PM 3,046 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Briggs’ Bohs front row was in especially dominant form, while Railway recorded a remarkable 142-0 win at home to Wicklow.

Leinster misfire but survive serious Dragons scare in Newport
# Got Away With One
# Got Away With One

Leinster misfire but survive serious Dragons scare in Newport

Oct 3rd 2021, 4:10 PM 29,709 Views 24 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men did just enough to avoid becoming the first Irish province to lose to the Dragons in four years.

Coaching abuse scandal in NWSL, racism in football and the best of this week's sportswriting
# Top Picks
# Top Picks

Coaching abuse scandal in NWSL, racism in football and the best of this week's sportswriting

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 3,584 Views 0 Comments

Stick the kettle on.

Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with
# Preview
# Preview

Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:19 AM 7,429 Views 18 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side take on the Dragons today in Rodney Parade.

'It made me see that I took a lot of them for granted, particularly my family'
# Resilience
# Resilience

'It made me see that I took a lot of them for granted, particularly my family'

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 29,497 Views 6 Comments

Adam Byrne is ready to relaunch his career with Leinster after 21 months out of the game.

Rugby - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Munster to go through official channels after allegation Niall Scannell received a bite
# Munster
# Munster

Munster to go through official channels after allegation Niall Scannell received a bite

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:40 PM 15,196 Views 22 Comments

Munster beat Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Munster survive the Storm to blow South Africans away with second-half powerplay
# Stormin'
# Stormin'

Munster survive the Storm to blow South Africans away with second-half powerplay

Oct 2nd 2021, 9:31 PM 37,233 Views 64 Comments

Munster defeated the Stormers 34-18 at Thomond Park tonight.

Timoney and McIlroy on the double as Ulster hit Zebre for six
# Northern Light
# Northern Light

Timoney and McIlroy on the double as Ulster hit Zebre for six

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 6,709 Views 4 Comments

Dan McFarland’s side pulled away in the second half in Italy.

Kiernan comes back to haunt boyhood club in dramatic Lansdowne win over Cork Con
# Wrap
# Wrap

Kiernan comes back to haunt boyhood club in dramatic Lansdowne win over Cork Con

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 8,315 Views 3 Comments

Lansdowne launched their Energia Men’s All-Ireland League campaign with a 16-11 win.

South Africa beat All Blacks in instant classic as sides swap lead four times in final minutes
# Boks On Top
# Boks On Top

South Africa beat All Blacks in instant classic as sides swap lead four times in final minutes

Oct 2nd 2021, 1:19 PM 16,610 Views 10 Comments

The Rugby Championship finale did not disappoint as the Springboks edged a 31-29 thriller.

Saracens set for major investment after agreeing takeover deal
# New Era
# New Era

Saracens set for major investment after agreeing takeover deal

Oct 2nd 2021, 12:09 PM 8,475 Views 5 Comments

World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar is a member of the incoming consortium.

Kellaway scores superb hat-trick as Wallabies down Pumas
# In Form
# In Form

Kellaway scores superb hat-trick as Wallabies down Pumas

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:43 AM 5,135 Views 2 Comments

The winger has now crossed for seven tries since his international debut against New Zealand earlier this year.

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
# Drivers
# Drivers

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 10:05 AM 21,654 Views 5 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
# Footballer
# Footballer

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 5,105 Views 1 Comment

‘He’s a proper footballer. He’s got great skills but also he has put on a bit of size.’

Injury crisis provides Ulster's kids with a chance to shine in Italy
# Bright Young Things
# Bright Young Things

Injury crisis provides Ulster's kids with a chance to shine in Italy

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:03 AM 3,079 Views 3 Comments

Ulster take on Zebre this evening with 10 seasoned players missing with injury.

Andy Friend: ‘There is relief and with relief comes belief, there is so much more to come’
# Statement
# Statement

Andy Friend: ‘There is relief and with relief comes belief, there is so much more to come’

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:37 AM 4,290 Views 5 Comments

Connacht are seeking to build on last night’s thumping win over the Bulls.

The making of Josh van der Flier, the newest member of Leinster's 100 club

The making of Josh van der Flier, the newest member of Leinster's 100 club

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 13,177 Views 4 Comments

The flanker is set to win his 100th cap for the province when they play the Dragons on Sunday.

Rugby - Friday 1 October, 2021

‘Conditions didn’t suit us,’ says Bulls coach White – ‘Weather was beautiful,’ says Hansen
# Connacht
# Connacht

‘Conditions didn’t suit us,’ says Bulls coach White – ‘Weather was beautiful,’ says Hansen

Oct 1st 2021, 10:23 PM 13,601 Views 8 Comments

Connacht’s new star Mack Hansen says he is loving life in Galway after scoring sensational try.

Connacht destroy the Bulls with performance filled with passion and panache
# Mack The Knife
# Mack The Knife

Connacht destroy the Bulls with performance filled with passion and panache

Oct 1st 2021, 9:35 PM 27,861 Views 19 Comments

Connacht got a bonus point win over the Bulls at the Sportsground tonight in the second game of this URC season.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Get Quizzy With It
# Get Quizzy With It

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Oct 1st 2021, 5:00 PM 31,752 Views 3 Comments

Let’s see if you’ve been paying attention to the headlines over the past seven days.

Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns
# Preview
# Preview

Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns

Oct 1st 2021, 4:54 PM 5,114 Views 5 Comments

Lansdowne host Con in the pick of tomorrow’s fixtures, while Old Belvedere will stream their opener with Naas tonight on YouTube.

Ryan captains Leinster and Leavy back among replacements for Dragons trip
# Team News
# Team News

Ryan captains Leinster and Leavy back among replacements for Dragons trip

Oct 1st 2021, 12:54 PM 8,339 Views 20 Comments

Rob Russell makes his debut as Leo Cullen’s men head to Rodney Parade on Sunday afternoon.

19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback
# Changes
# Changes

19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback

Oct 1st 2021, 12:21 PM 6,302 Views 9 Comments

Dan McFarland has rotated his team for the trip to face Zebre.

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport

Oct 1st 2021, 12:00 PM 20,965 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty to get stuck into…

Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018
# Team News
# Team News

Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018

Oct 1st 2021, 11:57 AM 11,337 Views 14 Comments

Johann van Graan has made four changes to his team to face the Stormers.

Ireland's new home and away jerseys for 2021/22 campaign unveiled
# Launch
# Launch

Ireland's new home and away jerseys for 2021/22 campaign unveiled

Oct 1st 2021, 11:23 AM 9,381 Views 9 Comments

Released in men’s and women’s, the shirts will be worn for the first time this autumn.

From Durban to Belfast, via Wales and Magherafelt: Bradley Roberts' unique rise to the top
# Winding Path
# Winding Path

From Durban to Belfast, via Wales and Magherafelt: Bradley Roberts' unique rise to the top

Oct 1st 2021, 9:15 AM 4,866 Views 5 Comments

The South African hooker has quickly become a firm fan favourite at Kingspan Stadium.