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Rugby - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Three-week ban rules Iain Henderson out of Six Nations restart

The Ulster lock will be free to play against Wales on 13 November.

Johnny Sexton on eight-man shortlist for World Rugby Player of the Decade

Ireland out-half up against five All Blacks for World Rugby prize.

All Blacks wing Bridge ruled out for six months after training ground injury

Bridge will miss Sunday’s Test against Australia as well as the Rugby Championship.

Rugby - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Premiership final under threat as Wasps cancel training due to Covid-19 outbreak

The club has aborted all training sessions until next week in an attempt to stop the disease spreading.

Ryan Baird ruled out of Ireland's remaining Six Nations fixtures

Ultan Dillane called up to Ireland squad, with O’Mahony and Farrell to link up with camp after completing isolation period.

Wales lose Lions hooker Owens to injury for entire autumn series

Elliot Dee called into Wayne Pivac’s training squad to replace injured hooker.

Champions Cup boost for Exeter as Nowell in line to make injury comeback

The England wing trained on Tuesday ahead of Racing showdown.

Ringrose and Doris win Leinster rugby player awards after Pro 14 title-winning season

The province were recently crowned Pro14 champions for the third successive season.

Rugby - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture

The sides meet in their refixed Six Nations game next week.

Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw

‘All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete…’

Rugby - Monday 12 October, 2020

Larmour to miss Ireland's upcoming games as Deegan's season could be over

Leinster revealed this afternoon that the pair suffered significant injuries while on Guinness Pro14 duty.

Finn Russell and Richie Gray return to Scotland fold

Both players have been named in Gregor Townsend’s 40-man squad.

David Humphreys and Neil Doak join Georgia's coaching staff

The former Ulster duo are on board ahead of the Nations Cup campaign next month.

Rugby - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Munster coach hails players after week of upheaval - 'It’s very tough to manage it but I think we all adapted'

Munster defeated Edinburgh after a week of upheaval for the province.

Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener

It finished 16-16 between the sides at the end of an awesome contest.

Rugby - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Ireland coach Andy Farrell faces anxious wait on Henderson and Larmour

Ulster captain Iain Henderson was red carded this evening and faces a potential ban while Jordan Larmour went off injured against Treviso with a shoulder problem.

Stander pounces late to secure dramatic win for Munster

Youngster Ben Healy once again nailed the winning kick for Munster as they came from behind to defeat Edinburgh.

Cardiff prove too strong for Connacht as Friend's side lose in Wales

Cardiff Blues recorded a 29-7 win over Connacht tonight.

Benetton Treviso put up a superb fight but Leinster prevail to win yet again Italian Job This post contains videos

Benetton Treviso put up a superb fight but Leinster prevail to win yet again

Leinster overcame a spirited display from the Italians but in the end they deserved their 37-25 victory.

Five-try Exeter show ruthless streak to book Premiership final spot

Jonny Hill scored two of Exeter’s five tries as they keep up chase for domestic and European double.

Iain Henderson's red card could spell bad news for Ireland

The Ulster skipper faces a disciplinary hearing following his dismissal at the Liberty Stadium.

Wasps blitz Bristol to reach first Premiership final for three years

It was Wasps’ 12th victory in their last 13 Premiership games under head coach Lee Blackett and a huge blow for former Connacht coach, Pat Lam.

Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season

Connacht are aiming for a second successive win in this season’s Pro14.

Sport without fans is soulless - they are the lifeblood of the game

Sport may be secondary to life’s greater challenges right now but that does not stop us yearning for the day when stadium doors re-open and communities are allowed come together again.

Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory

The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.

The day George Hook claimed Joe Schmidt had lost the dressing room

Ten years on since their first Pro12 trip to Treviso, Garry Doyle revisits the harrowing defeat that left questions hanging over Leinster’s newly appointed Kiwi coach.

'He's a ridiculous athlete' - Ryan excited by potential of Leinster team-mate Baird

Both seconds rows are part of Andy Farrell’s 35-man Ireland squad.

Rugby - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby

New guidelines have been drawn up to cover the participation of transgender athletes in men and women’s contact rugby.

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Arnold and Aki to team up in midfield for Connacht's Cardiff trip

Andy Friend makes two changes to the side which beat Glasgow last weekend.

Marcus Rea handed first start of his Ulster career against Ospreys

Ian Madigan handed the controls for the game in Wales after Dan McFarland opts to give the former Leinster out-half a start.

Conor Murray on the bench as Munster name team to face Edinburgh

Last week’s hero Ben Healy starts at 10 for tomorrow evening’s clash in Thomond Park.

Ringrose named as captain for Leinster's trip to Treviso

James Ryan is part of an impressive Leinster pack as the defending champions seek to make it two wins out of two.

Ulster's Gilroy out to hit top stride as he hails Payne's defensive influence

The 29-year-old has been working hard on his reads out on the edge of the defence.

Rugby - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19

The squad will return to training in Limerick tomorrow ahead of their meeting with Edinburgh.

Christmas row defused as All Blacks' clash with Wallabies is rescheduled

New Zealand Rugby was up in arms when the initial schedule of the four-nation tournament was released.

England rugby chiefs decide against banning 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

The RFU began a review into the ‘historical context’ of the popular song earlier this summer.

Baird, Daly, Keenan, Gibson-Park, Byrne, Connors - Ireland's uncapped six

Andy Farrell’s squad includes six men who will be hoping for their Test debuts later this month.

Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results

A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.