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Rugby - Last month November 2022

As it happened: Ireland v Fiji, Autumn Nations Series
Live Nov 12th 2022, 12:30 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Fiji, Autumn Nations Series

New Zealand snap England's invincible streak to win sensational World Cup final
# Black Ferns
# Black Ferns

New Zealand snap England's invincible streak to win sensational World Cup final

Nov 12th 2022, 9:25 AM 31,917 Views 7 Comments

It was a spectacular end to a tournament that has broken records for attendances and came after England played three quarters of the game with 14 players.

Pandemic leaves IRFU with €30m 'hole' in finances
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Pandemic leaves IRFU with €30m 'hole' in finances

Nov 12th 2022, 8:15 AM 6,893 Views 8 Comments

The Union’s net assets now stand at over €105m but cash reserves have taken a hit.

Farrell's ruthless streak means players know they must seize opportunity against Fiji
# Preview
# Preview

Farrell's ruthless streak means players know they must seize opportunity against Fiji

Nov 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 16,229 Views 6 Comments

A number of players in a much-changed Ireland team will be keen to impress at Aviva Stadium today.

Patterson and Healy impress for Munster as Frisch shows his class
# Standouts
# Standouts

Patterson and Healy impress for Munster as Frisch shows his class

Nov 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,164 Views 7 Comments

Graham Rowntree was also delighted with new signing Kiran McDonald.

Australia edge out New Zealand to reach Rugby League World Cup final
# Wizards Of Oz
# Wizards Of Oz

Australia edge out New Zealand to reach Rugby League World Cup final

Nov 11th 2022, 10:14 PM 6,406 Views 10 Comments

The lead changed hands four times in Leeds.

IRFU defend ticket pricing, rule out possibility of Test games at Páirc Uí Chaoimh
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

IRFU defend ticket pricing, rule out possibility of Test games at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Updated Nov 11th 2022, 8:02 PM 49,520 Views 55 Comments

Chief executive Kevin Potts was speaking to the media today as the IRFU published their latest annual report.

IRFU record €5.9m surplus but stress need for Irish rugby to 'live within its means'
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

IRFU record €5.9m surplus but stress need for Irish rugby to 'live within its means'

Nov 11th 2022, 5:37 PM 6,357 Views 10 Comments

The Union’s annual report, published today, was delivered with a word of warning amid predicted deficits in the coming years.

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

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Nov 11th 2022, 5:00 PM 27,538 Views 10 Comments

How well do you remember the week’s headlines?

Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks
# Comeback
# Comeback

Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks

Nov 11th 2022, 3:38 PM 5,925 Views 3 Comments

Scotland have yet to defeat New Zealand in more than a hundred years of trying.

Rugby Weekly: Munster's magic night at the Páirc and Ireland's shake-up for Fiji
# Podcast
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly: Munster's magic night at the Páirc and Ireland's shake-up for Fiji

Nov 11th 2022, 1:39 PM 1,441 Views 0 Comments

Friday’s episode of Rugby Weekly is out now.

'He’s found a way to make us stand up and go, ‘Wow, this guy’s got something’'
# Crowley
# Crowley

'He’s found a way to make us stand up and go, ‘Wow, this guy’s got something’'

Nov 11th 2022, 1:17 PM 18,464 Views 11 Comments

Munster out-half Jack Crowley could make his Ireland debut against Fiji tomorrow.

Fiji boss says tomorrow's Test match will be used as ‘training session’ by Ireland
# Dublin Date
# Dublin Date

Fiji boss says tomorrow's Test match will be used as ‘training session’ by Ireland

Nov 11th 2022, 11:50 AM 8,586 Views 3 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side go into the game having downed South Africa and with Australia on the horizon.

Zombie, Zebo, The Fields - Munster must return to the Páirc soon
# Occasion
# Occasion

Zombie, Zebo, The Fields - Munster must return to the Páirc soon

Nov 11th 2022, 8:36 AM 37,132 Views 31 Comments

The atmosphere was excellent in Cork as the province broke new ground.

'There is plenty to improve upon, our skill set under pressure was dodgy at times'
# FARR To Go
# FARR To Go

'There is plenty to improve upon, our skill set under pressure was dodgy at times'

Nov 11th 2022, 7:10 AM 5,281 Views 1 Comment

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has taken Ireland to the top of the world rankings but believes there is more to come from his team.

'You remember these nights, a special moment in a special place'
# The Boss
# The Boss

'You remember these nights, a special moment in a special place'

Nov 10th 2022, 10:19 PM 14,896 Views 20 Comments

Munster head coach Graham Rowntree was thrilled with his team’s display against South Africa A.

Magnificent Munster make history at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork
# PartyInThePáirc
# PartyInThePáirc

Magnificent Munster make history at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork

Nov 10th 2022, 9:17 PM 62,670 Views 101 Comments

Graham Rowntree’s men overcame an experienced South Africa A side with a superb performance.

'He was like a man inspired' - Recalling Johnny Sexton's Ireland debut against Fiji
# Turning Point
# Turning Point

'He was like a man inspired' - Recalling Johnny Sexton's Ireland debut against Fiji

Nov 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 23,315 Views 8 Comments

After a long wait for international recognition, the out-half enjoyed a memorable Test debut against Fiji at the RDS in 2009.

'Certain areas of our game we weren’t happy with last week'
# On A Mission
# On A Mission

'Certain areas of our game we weren’t happy with last week'

Nov 10th 2022, 5:38 PM 5,865 Views 2 Comments

Andy Farrell is backing his experimental Ireland team to maintain momentum against Fiji on Saturday.

Jeremy Loughman to make Test debut as Ireland team to face Fiji is named
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Jeremy Loughman to make Test debut as Ireland team to face Fiji is named

Updated Nov 10th 2022, 1:29 PM 24,493 Views 24 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will become the 109th player to captain Ireland.

England bench Vunipola, Tuilagi and Youngs for Japan Test
# Changes
# Changes

England bench Vunipola, Tuilagi and Youngs for Japan Test

Nov 10th 2022, 11:44 AM 5,470 Views 6 Comments

Sam Simmonds has replaced Vunipola as the starting No 8, with Guy Porter taking over from Tuilagi at outside centre.

'The USA asked what kind of interest I had... I was like, 'I want to play with Ireland''
# First Cap
# First Cap

'The USA asked what kind of interest I had... I was like, 'I want to play with Ireland''

Nov 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 45,798 Views 16 Comments

Munster prop Jeremy Loughman is set to make his Ireland debut against Fiji on Saturday.

Munster's Alex Kendellen eager to show what he can do at a GAA cathedral
# Pairc Life
# Pairc Life

Munster's Alex Kendellen eager to show what he can do at a GAA cathedral

Nov 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,823 Views 6 Comments

The 21-year-old once dreamed of playing at Páirc Uí Chaoimh for Cork before focusing his attention on a different code.

The relatable Tadhg Furlong is an inspired choice as Ireland captain
# Skipper
# Skipper

The relatable Tadhg Furlong is an inspired choice as Ireland captain

Nov 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,718 Views 1 Comment

The 29-year-old Wexford man is not your stereotypical Irish rugby player.

Carbery set to start at 10 for Ireland as Farrell makes changes for Fiji
# Playmaker
# Playmaker

Carbery set to start at 10 for Ireland as Farrell makes changes for Fiji

Nov 9th 2022, 10:01 PM 21,121 Views 12 Comments

Stuart McCloskey looks likely to continue at inside centre after overcoming an injury.

'I never even dreamed of it' - Furlong to captain Ireland for first time against Fiji
# Leader
# Leader

'I never even dreamed of it' - Furlong to captain Ireland for first time against Fiji

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 8:02 PM 28,895 Views 22 Comments

The tighthead says he never thought captaincy was on his radar but is looking forward to leading the team out this weekend.

'I always wanted to get back here and prove that I can do it at this level'
# Stu Can Do It
# Stu Can Do It

'I always wanted to get back here and prove that I can do it at this level'

Nov 9th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,096 Views 12 Comments

Stuart McCloskey is hoping for another opportunity in the green jersey this weekend after being forced off early against South Africa.

'Ireland don't seem to have been impressed with what he has offered'
# Rugby Weekly Extra
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'Ireland don't seem to have been impressed with what he has offered'

Nov 9th 2022, 7:00 PM 34,432 Views 7 Comments

Gavin Coombes was left out of the Ireland squad this week and has a point to prove for Munster.

Police raid French Rugby World Cup HQ as legal probe opened
# Investigation
# Investigation

Police raid French Rugby World Cup HQ as legal probe opened

Nov 9th 2022, 1:57 PM 9,101 Views 11 Comments

The dysfunctions in the World Cup organising committee are an unwelcome embarrassment for France as it also prepares to host the 2024 Olympics.

Ulster confirm signing of Springbok star Steven Kitshoff
# The Spicy Plum
# The Spicy Plum

Ulster confirm signing of Springbok star Steven Kitshoff

Nov 9th 2022, 1:35 PM 22,344 Views 27 Comments

The World Cup winner, who earned his 73rd South African cap against Ireland on Saturday, will head for Belfast next season.

Frisch starts and three academy players included in Munster 23 to face South Africa
# SUAF
# SUAF

Frisch starts and three academy players included in Munster 23 to face South Africa

Nov 9th 2022, 12:42 PM 26,508 Views 38 Comments

Short-term signing Kiran McDonald will also make his first start for the province as Munster make seven changes to the side that faced Ulster.

O'Gara to face disciplinary committee again following 'remarks to a match official'
# Top 14
# Top 14

O'Gara to face disciplinary committee again following 'remarks to a match official'

Nov 9th 2022, 11:49 AM 11,146 Views 14 Comments

The La Rochelle coach has just returned from a six-week suspension.

'You can never celebrate for too long' - Ireland look to keep building after Boks win
# On To The Next One
# On To The Next One

'You can never celebrate for too long' - Ireland look to keep building after Boks win

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 8:11 AM 10,072 Views 8 Comments

Jack Conan was happy to make an impact against South Africa but is determined to kick on again this weekend.

How one text message helped reignite Kieran Treadwell's Ireland career
# Words Of Wisdom
# Words Of Wisdom

How one text message helped reignite Kieran Treadwell's Ireland career

Nov 9th 2022, 6:30 AM 11,097 Views 1 Comment

The Ulster lock has worked his way back into Andy Farrell’s thinking over the last year.

Rowntree: No Munster training at Páirc Uí Chaoimh to ensure match is a 'special moment'
# Emotional Pitch
# Emotional Pitch

Rowntree: No Munster training at Páirc Uí Chaoimh to ensure match is a 'special moment'

Nov 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,117 Views 5 Comments

Munster face a South Africa XV at the home of Cork GAA on Thursday night.

'The level of savagery from both sides . . . I actually haven’t seen a game as physical'
# Impact
# Impact

'The level of savagery from both sides . . . I actually haven’t seen a game as physical'

Nov 8th 2022, 9:50 PM 45,909 Views 21 Comments

The ferocity of the contest between Ireland and South Africa was up for discussion on Rugby Weekly.

England boss Jones puts Lawes' health first
# Bigger Picure
# Bigger Picure

England boss Jones puts Lawes' health first

Nov 8th 2022, 8:42 PM 7,473 Views 0 Comments

The player has a history of concussion, including a six-week spell out earlier this year.

'I'd rather get another five caps and a medal at the end of it than win 20 more caps'
# Cian And Able
# Cian And Able

'I'd rather get another five caps and a medal at the end of it than win 20 more caps'

Nov 8th 2022, 8:02 PM 25,409 Views 2 Comments

The prize of becoming Ireland’s most capped player is within reach for Cian Healy but his preference is to add to his medal tally before he retires.

Finlay Bealham: 'I wouldn't see myself as a back-up player'
# Ambition
# Ambition

Finlay Bealham: 'I wouldn't see myself as a back-up player'

Nov 8th 2022, 5:37 PM 9,295 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht tighthead had his best day ever in an Ireland shirt on Saturday.

Graham Rowntree: Munster 'raring to go' for 'historic' clash with South Africa
# Munster V Boks
# Munster V Boks

Graham Rowntree: Munster 'raring to go' for 'historic' clash with South Africa

Nov 8th 2022, 4:46 PM 8,302 Views 1 Comment

Head coach says his players should ‘cherish every hour of this week’.