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Rugby - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'He knows his own mind and I admire that about him' - McFarland on Flannery ahead of European showdown
# Reunion
# Reunion

'He knows his own mind and I admire that about him' - McFarland on Flannery ahead of European showdown

Mar 30th 2021, 8:23 AM 9,417 Views 3 Comments

The pair played together at Connacht at opposite ends of their respective careers.

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'
# Form
# Form

'If there was a Lions team picked now, he'd be the first name in the backline'

Mar 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,860 Views 8 Comments

Robbie Henshaw delivered another outstanding display as Leinster won the Pro14 last weekend.

Rugby - Monday 29 March, 2021

Munster set to sign South African lock Jenkins ahead of next season
# Addition
# Addition

Munster set to sign South African lock Jenkins ahead of next season

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 9:37 PM 52,751 Views 153 Comments

The 25-year-old won his single Springboks cap back in 2018.

Finn Russell given three-match ban over red card against France
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

Finn Russell given three-match ban over red card against France

Mar 29th 2021, 8:28 PM 7,620 Views 9 Comments

The out-half was dismissed late in the second half at the Stade de France.

Doubts over Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne for Leinster's clash with Toulon
# Latest
# Latest

Doubts over Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne for Leinster's clash with Toulon

Mar 29th 2021, 2:57 PM 9,563 Views 13 Comments

Scott Penny has been ruled out for Friday night’s Champions Cup game against the French side at the RDS.

Richie Murphy appointed Ireland U20 head coach
# Kicking On
# Kicking On

Richie Murphy appointed Ireland U20 head coach

Mar 29th 2021, 2:30 PM 6,827 Views 5 Comments

He succeeds Kieran Campbell but will also remain involved with Andy Farrell’s senior set-up.

Ian McKinley retires from rugby for the second time
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Ian McKinley retires from rugby for the second time

Mar 29th 2021, 1:01 PM 11,841 Views 6 Comments

‘My professional career has been unconventional,’ the former Leinster and Italy out-half said in a statement.

Munster wing Sweetnam joins O'Gara at La Rochelle
# Short-term Deal
# Short-term Deal

Munster wing Sweetnam joins O'Gara at La Rochelle

Mar 29th 2021, 11:47 AM 15,537 Views 29 Comments

The 27-year-old has signed with the Top 14 club until the end of the season.

Top 14 side Clermont confirm the signing of JJ Hanrahan from Munster
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

Top 14 side Clermont confirm the signing of JJ Hanrahan from Munster

Mar 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 11,342 Views 21 Comments

The 28-year-old will move to France at the end of the season.

Munster's Van Graan: 'It's tough to take, I'm not going to lie, it's tough to take'
# Hurting
# Hurting

Munster's Van Graan: 'It's tough to take, I'm not going to lie, it's tough to take'

Mar 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,471 Views 32 Comments

Munster have made some progress over the last three years – but Leinster remain way stronger.

Jack Conan: 'We want to build on this performance and win everything we can'
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Jack Conan: 'We want to build on this performance and win everything we can'

Mar 29th 2021, 6:45 AM 3,185 Views 4 Comments

Leinster are aiming to reclaim the Champions Cup they last won in 2018.

Cullen thinks South African addition will be shot in the arm for the Pro14
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Cullen thinks South African addition will be shot in the arm for the Pro14

Mar 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,782 Views 8 Comments

Leinster have won the last four titles – but South Africa’s big four provinces are set to join the competition.

Rugby - Sunday 28 March, 2021

England U21s on brink of European Championship elimination after Portugal defeat
# Toothless
# Toothless

England U21s on brink of European Championship elimination after Portugal defeat

Mar 28th 2021, 10:38 PM 8,695 Views 5 Comments

Dany Mota’s strike and a Francisco Trincao penalty saw Portugal win the Group D clash on Sunday.

Former Munster coach sacked from role with New South Wales Waratahs
# Rob Penney
# Rob Penney

Former Munster coach sacked from role with New South Wales Waratahs

Mar 28th 2021, 4:23 PM 17,483 Views 9 Comments

Rob Penney had been appointed to the role in October 2019.

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'
# Interview
# Interview

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 28,229 Views 2 Comments

Claire Molloy speaks to The42 about working as a doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic and the prospect of a women’s Lions team.

Five trophies in four years - the secret behind Leinster's success
# Legacy Builders
# Legacy Builders

Five trophies in four years - the secret behind Leinster's success

Mar 28th 2021, 7:57 AM 26,845 Views 51 Comments

“Success can make you soft,” says Leinster coach Leo Cullen.

Rugby - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Van Graan: ‘We came here to win but currently no team can get past Leinster’
# Respect
# Respect

Van Graan: ‘We came here to win but currently no team can get past Leinster’

Mar 27th 2021, 8:26 PM 17,379 Views 72 Comments

Munster coach also reveals that captain Peter O’Mahony is ‘struggling’ following a cut to his leg. Munster play Toulouse in the Champions Cup next week.

‘This just shows we can win ugly – we can win an arm wrestle’
# Champs
# Champs

‘This just shows we can win ugly – we can win an arm wrestle’

Mar 27th 2021, 7:41 PM 10,325 Views 50 Comments

Man of the match Jack Conan paid tribute to Leinster’s squad as they win a fourth straight Pro14 title.

Leinster outplay Munster to win fourth Pro14 title in a row
# Same Old Story
# Same Old Story

Leinster outplay Munster to win fourth Pro14 title in a row

Mar 27th 2021, 6:54 PM 38,823 Views 216 Comments

Leinster defeated Munster 16-6 with Jack Conan getting the game’s only try.

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro14 final
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro14 final

Mar 27th 2021, 4:07 PM 45,188 Views 70 Comments

The two Irish provinces go head-to-head in today’s decider at the RDS.

Gregor Townsend hails Scotland spirit after ending long wait for win in France

Gregor Townsend hails Scotland spirit after ending long wait for win in France

Mar 27th 2021, 11:16 AM 4,474 Views 4 Comments

Scotland had not claimed an away victory over France since 1999.

'Nobody here expected Devin to go off and be what he has become'
# Record Breaker
# Record Breaker

'Nobody here expected Devin to go off and be what he has become'

Mar 27th 2021, 10:00 AM 36,880 Views 14 Comments

As a young man, Devin Toner never quite appeared destined for sporting greatness.

Late McKenzie magic sees Chiefs snatch win over Blues
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

Late McKenzie magic sees Chiefs snatch win over Blues

Mar 27th 2021, 9:52 AM 5,519 Views 4 Comments

Damian McKenzie ensured the Waikato Chiefs revival continued on Saturday.

'Our guys have a chance to do something quite special' - Cullen
# Motivated
# Motivated

'Our guys have a chance to do something quite special' - Cullen

Mar 27th 2021, 8:15 AM 6,457 Views 9 Comments

Leinster can win a fourth successive Pro14 title today.

When brilliant tries from D'Arcy and Horgan helped Leinster to beat Munster
# Classic
# Classic

When brilliant tries from D'Arcy and Horgan helped Leinster to beat Munster

Mar 27th 2021, 7:45 AM 5,965 Views 2 Comments

20 years ago, Nathan Spooner played a key role as Leinster claimed the inaugural Celtic League.

Munster have golden chance to claim statement win against record-chasing Leinster
# Pro14 Final
# Pro14 Final

Munster have golden chance to claim statement win against record-chasing Leinster

Mar 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,362 Views 37 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side are chasing a first trophy since 2011.

Rugby - Friday 26 March, 2021

From despair to joy - Wayne Pivac celebrates Welsh triumph
# Wayne's World
# Wayne's World

From despair to joy - Wayne Pivac celebrates Welsh triumph

Mar 26th 2021, 11:04 PM 8,337 Views 18 Comments

Pivac’s men had been forced to wait an additional six days to discover their fate following Saturday’s last gasp defeat to France.

Scotland win at the death against France as Wales claim Six Nations title
# Drama
# Drama

Scotland win at the death against France as Wales claim Six Nations title

Mar 26th 2021, 10:07 PM 50,518 Views 47 Comments

Scotland won 27-23 at the Stade de France while Wales become Six Nations champions. Ireland finish third.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Mar 26th 2021, 5:11 PM 29,142 Views 7 Comments

Time to test your knowledge.

'A lot of guys are unlucky to miss out, that’s just the nature of the competition'
# Pro14
# Pro14

'A lot of guys are unlucky to miss out, that’s just the nature of the competition'

Mar 26th 2021, 2:31 PM 12,261 Views 13 Comments

Leo Cullen has kept a number of Leinster’s frontline internationals on the bench for tomorrow’s Pro14 final.

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After the best part of 26 years at Connacht, attack coach Carolan to leave at end of season
# Loss
# Loss

After the best part of 26 years at Connacht, attack coach Carolan to leave at end of season

Mar 26th 2021, 1:21 PM 9,311 Views 12 Comments

Nigel Carolan: ‘I’m at the stage of my coaching career where I need to challenge myself in a new environment and gain new perspectives.’

Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Munster go full strength for Pro14 final
# Team News
# Team News

Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Munster go full strength for Pro14 final

Mar 26th 2021, 12:04 PM 27,130 Views 119 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong will be on the bench for Leo Cullen’s side.

Pro14 announces fixture details of Rainbow Cup with South African sides
# Cross-hemisphere
# Cross-hemisphere

Pro14 announces fixture details of Rainbow Cup with South African sides

Mar 26th 2021, 10:51 AM 11,644 Views 15 Comments

Changes to the format and scheduling sees three rounds of derbies take place before the Lions, the Stormers, the Sharks and the Bulls arrive in Europe.

Barrett scores all 30 as Hurricanes snap losing streak
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

Barrett scores all 30 as Hurricanes snap losing streak

Mar 26th 2021, 9:53 AM 8,227 Views 3 Comments

Aaron Smith faced a special haka as he became the most capped Highlander ever.

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens
# Laws
# Laws

Players need to pull their socks up to avoid seeing red, insists Nigel Owens

Mar 26th 2021, 8:44 AM 8,457 Views 12 Comments

Ireland duo Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki deserved to be dismissed he said.

'Everyone has Leinster on that pedestal': Beirne bullish about Munster's chances
# Pedigree
# Pedigree

'Everyone has Leinster on that pedestal': Beirne bullish about Munster's chances

Mar 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,826 Views 16 Comments

Tadhg Beirne helped scupper Munster’s last attempt to win a final, but he is a key man in a Munster side that have come a long way since.

Quinlan delights as Conor Murray returns to Lions form
# Big Game Player
# Big Game Player

Quinlan delights as Conor Murray returns to Lions form

Mar 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 6,454 Views 18 Comments

‘He’s a big scrum-half who makes a lot of tackles.’

Rugby - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Munster's JJ Hanrahan close to big move to French club Clermont - reports
# Transfer Talk
# Transfer Talk

Munster's JJ Hanrahan close to big move to French club Clermont - reports

Mar 25th 2021, 9:30 PM 38,566 Views 41 Comments

The 28-year-old has previously played abroad when he lined out for Northampton.

How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future
# Force Of Nature
# Force Of Nature

How an Irishman with a glorious past is helping Western Force build for the future

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 40,173 Views 10 Comments

On the eve of his 35th birthday, a look at the influence being exerted by Rob Kearney in Perth.

Carbery set to start for Munster as Ireland internationals return
# Full Strength
# Full Strength

Carbery set to start for Munster as Ireland internationals return

Mar 25th 2021, 7:30 PM 17,573 Views 45 Comments

The southern province are aiming to end their decade-long trophy drought.