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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Rugby - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

World Rugby to continue Nations Championship push at Dublin meetings

The governing body’s CEO, Brett Gosper, admitted that there are ‘some big decisions to make.’

Rugby - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'

Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.

Kelleher makes RDS return as Leinster confirm 21 new contracts

But Rob Kearney’s future remains unclear.

Crusaders and NZ Rugby investigate 'very serious' allegations against players

The Super Rugby club’s players are said to be ‘distraught’ about the allegations.

Ireland trio named in Barbarians squad to face England in historic Twickenham clash

The Baa Baas women’s side face the Red Roses as part of a double-header in London next month.

Highlanders defence coach Delaney to take up role with Scarlets next season

‘We have known each other since school days,’ says Delaney as he prepares to link up with Brad Mooar.

'It was creeping up on me. It hurt and I don't want that to happen again'

Cian Healy suffered his first European final defeat in Newcastle. He’s determined to avoid the same pain this weekend.

Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier

Uncapped Lansdowne flyer Peter Sullivan and Kerry man Jack Daly will hope to win their first international Sevens caps in Twickenham.

Healy looks forward to 'next chapter in journey' as he signs new IRFU contract

The Leinster prop has agreed a new two-year national contract.

I've lived my dreams: Wallabies' George Smith calls time on 20-year rugby career

Veteran flanker won 111 caps for Australia.

O'Brien a major doubt for Pro14 final as Kearney recovers from head knock

The Leinster flanker is battling to overcome a hip problem in time for Saturday’s clash against Glasgow Warriors.

Rugby - Monday 20 May, 2019

Relive the action as Leinster triumph over Munster and Ulster well beaten to Pro14 final Highlights This post contains videos

Relive the action as Leinster triumph over Munster and Ulster well beaten to Pro14 final

Leinster and Glasgow face off in Saturday’s decider at Celtic Park.

Doug Howlett's 11-year association with Munster comes to an end

The former All Black is leaving his role as the province’s head of commercial and marketing to return home.

'This has to be clear, Johnny was not dropped'

Leinster’s message is clear: their captain was not left out of the team at the weekend for performance-related reasons.

Owens appointed to referee Pro14 showdown between Leinster and Glasgow

John Lacey and Mike Adamson will be the touch judges at Celtic Park.

Kidney adds another marquee signing to London Irish squad for next season

Ruan Botha has signed for the Premiership club on a six-month contract.

Ulster announce signing of Munster out-half Johnston

The 22-year-old will seek further first-team opportunities at the northern province next season.

Blow for Leinster as Devin Toner ruled out of Pro14 final

The second row will undergo further assessment on a knee injury this week.

Van Graan to take his time with review ahead of 'big summer' for Munster

The Munster head coach admits reinforcements are unlikely to be brought in for next season.

'We need to freshen up the group, surely people understand that'

Leo Cullen says he is not a big fan of media headlines ‘sensationalising’ some of his team selections.

Folau says he has 'a lot of rugby left' despite sacking

The Wallabies confirmed the sacking of the the star fullback last week.

Rugby - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Simon Zebo grabs a hat-trick as Perpignan are routed by Racing 92

Perpignan suffered a 23rd loss in 25 Top 14 games, going down 52-14 to the side from Paris.

'I felt I wasn't even in contention at stages at Munster and that dents confidence'

After being released by Munster, Dave Johnston has enjoyed an excellent first season with Ealing Trailfinders.

Wallabies hooker withdrawn from training camp amid drink-driving allegations

Waratahs player Tolu Latu is among the contenders to make Australia’s squad for the World Cup.

Remembering Dublin legend Anton O'Toole, the curious case of Ben Te'o and the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.

Oasis-inspired chant for Frank Lampard, Mayo fans in New York and more Tweets of the week

Also featuring Cillian Sheridan and Stephen Elliott.

'I've realised that Ireland is where I want to settle when the rugby career ends'

30-year-old Ian Madigan has had a challenging season with Bristol Bears.

Leinster march on to Glasgow but Munster face same old question

One Irish province advances into the Pro14 final as the other’s season comes to an end.

Rugby - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Three-try Ospreys beat Scarlets to take final Champions Cup spot

Scarlets will have to make do with a place in the Challenge Cup next season.

Outstanding Van der Flier plays as if he's never been away

The Leinster openside was simply colossal in a man-of-the-match performance against Munster.

Toner's injury the only concern for Cullen's Leinster ahead of Pro14 final

The second row was forced off close to half-time at the RDS this afternoon.

'We'll come back stronger' - Van Graan vows Munster will bounce back

The southern province fell in a semi-final yet again.

Leinster 'far from perfect' but rebound strongly from Newcastle disappointment

The province will bid for back-to-back Pro14 titles against Glasgow next weekend.

How did you rate Leinster and Munster in their Pro14 semi-final showdown?

Leinster beat Munster 24-9 to set a date with Glasgow in next week’s final.

Leinster set up Pro14 final with Glasgow as tryless Munster bow out in Dublin

Leo Cullen’s men were simply more clinical with ball in hand.

'It is a clear message that there are consequences for expressing those beliefs' - Owens backs Folau sacking

Rugby Australia have terminated the full-back’s contract over his homophobic comments on social media.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Pro14 semi-final

We followed all the action as the two provinces went head-to-head at the RDS.

'I'm not sure even our best performance would have won. That's the best I've seen Glasgow play this year'

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admits that his charges were simply defeated by a superior side in their Pro14 semi-final.

Highly-motivated Munster bid to end Leinster's season at sold-out RDS

Leinster put their Pro14 crown on the line against their southern rivals in this afternoon’s last four showdown in Dublin.

'I'm not sure what sort of welcome he'll get, we'll wait and see'

Joey Carbery returns to the RDS as a Munster player for the first time this afternoon.