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Rugby - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Can Ross Byrne fill Johnny Sexton's boots for Leinster's pivotal clash with Toulouse? Heineken Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Can Ross Byrne fill Johnny Sexton's boots for Leinster's pivotal clash with Toulouse?

Byrne, 23, looks set to deputise for the World Player of the Year in the European champions’ crunch tie at the RDS.

Summer signing Mike Haley building trust in Munster's 15 shirt

The former Sale Sharks fullback has been first-choice for Johann van Graan this season.

Munster and Leinster name teams for 'A' inter-pro at Thomond Park

The game will be streamed live on YouTube on Friday afternoon.

'I hope it will go away': England star admits fear on injury return

Billy Vunipola has missed 47 weeks through injury since September 2017.

Byrne primed for Leinster's 10 shirt with Sexton set to miss out

Stuart Lancaster has backed Byrne to step up against Toulouse this weekend.

Leinster Rugby announces new TV deal for 2019 Senior Schools Cup

FreeSports will broadcast eight games between the first round and the St Patrick’s Day decider.

Positive scan clears Chris Farrell to start Munster's crucial Champions Cup clash in Gloucester

Meanwhile, the hosts in Kingsholm will be boosted by the return of Danny Cipriani.

'We're well able to match any Pro14 team,' says Carty as he targets a higher grade of European rugby

The in-form out-half has sampled two runs through the Champions Cup pool stage and wants to double that during his new contract.

'You just can't afford to let up for one second': Pain of defeat driving Ringrose's on-field intensity

The Leinster centre comfortably switches between very different personas on and off the field.

McFarland taking leaf from Schmidt's attention to detail to raise Ulster standards

Scrum-half John Cooney says Ulster are feeling the benefit of a trickle down effect after Ireland’s success.

Rugby - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

Toulouse's Ntamack one of five new faces in French training squad for Six Nations

The teenage centre is in line to emulate his father Émile.

Ultan Dillane signs contract extension at Connacht

It’s 73 and far-from-out for the Paris-born lock.

Connacht head coach has no fears about them becoming a development province again

Andy Friend spoke on the topic after Cian Kelleher’s departure was confirmed on Tuesday.

'Big players rise to these big occasions': Leinster ready for toughest test

Jack Conan says there is a mix of excitement and tension within the dressing room ahead of Toulouse showdown.

'Booster weeks' leave Munster turnover threat O'Mahony fresh

The southern province’s captain is enjoying working with Tadhg Beirne this season.

Rugby - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'Earlsy and Conway working off the ball, that was really good, even Tadhg's line'

Johann van Graan was pleased with Munster’s decision-making last weekend against Connacht.

'A glimpse behind the curtain' - TG4 provide unique coaching insight with Flannery warm-up clip

Kieran Hartigan speaks to The42 about the station’s pre-match coverage of Munster’s Pro14 clash with Connacht which impressed viewers.

A new Laochra Gael series, Jump Girls racing documentary, live rugby and soccer coverage

The spring sporting schedules of TG4 and Virgin Media One were released today.

Worrying news as Halfpenny set to miss start of Six Nations with concussion

The fullback hasn’t played since November.

Excellent business by Connacht as in-form Carty signs contract extension

The 26-year-old has committed his future to the western province.

Ospreys centre Ben John retires at 27 following a series of head injuries

The former Wales U20 international scored 15 tries in 79 appearances during his time with the Ospreys.

Connacht confirm Kelleher departure amid reports of Leinster return

The winger is set to rejoin his native province after three years in Galway.

Leinster register Conor O'Brien in Champions Cup squad ahead of Toulouse

The 22-year-old centre takes the place of the injured Joe Tomane in Leo Cullen’s panel.

Luckless Ulster prop set for further lay-off with 'significant' injury

Kyle McCall may require surgery on his hamstring.

'I could see the disappointment on his face' - Munster concerns for Irish centre Farrell

The imposing centre is waiting on the results of scans on his right knee.

Doddie Weir: Living with MND, the crusade for a cure and the global rugby family

‘The truly amazing support from the rugby community gives me a reason to get up in the morning.’

Lancaster: 'Toulouse are as good a team as I've coached against'

The Leinster senior coach says Saturday’s heavyweight showdown at the RDS is the ‘premier game’ in the Champions Cup this weekend.

'He's a real leader': Leinster have confidence in Byrne to deputise for Sexton 10

'He's a real leader': Leinster have confidence in Byrne to deputise for Sexton

The recently-capped Ireland international could be in line for a big starting role against Toulouse this weekend.

Rugby - Monday 7 January, 2019

Munster's Keatley ponders Italian switch as Leicester close in on Taute

Johann van Graan’s squad is likely to see some change ahead of next season.

Disappointing setback for Leinster's Keenan as young fullback undergoes surgery

The Ireland sevens international had impressed for the province during the first half of the season.

AIL leaders Cork Con boast seven players in Ireland Club squad

Morgan Lennon has 19 new names hoping to win a Club cap in two clashes with Scotland next month.

Sexton emerges as injury doubt for Toulouse, but Henshaw back in contention

The Leinster captain is rated as ’50/50′ for Saturday’s crunch Heineken Champions Cup game with a lower leg injury.

Luckless Chris Farrell unlikely to feature for Munster against Gloucester

The outside centre sustained a knee injury against Connacht last weekend.

Carbery class, O'Brien's burst and all your Pro14 highlights Derby Days This post contains videos

Carbery class, O'Brien's burst and all your Pro14 highlights

The last of the seasonal inter-pro highlights are right here waiting for you.

26,267 tickets accounted for as Munster sell out Thomond for Exeter's visit

The southern province are starting to make a habit of selling out big games nice and early.

'We're the team chasing them now. It's going to be a huge game for us'

Leo Cullen has warned his Leinster team that Toulouse are an even greater threat this weekend than they were at the start of the season.

Constant 'handful' Farrell leading charge to break into Ireland squad

The 25-year-old is the form Irishman in the Pro14 this season.

McFarland hopes Ulster's talented prospects 'learn a lot' from RDS experience

The northern province suffered another heavy inter-pro defeat, as their young side were taught a lesson by Leinster.

Munster bumped and bruised, but battle-hardened for English tests

The medical team will have a full workload in UL today as Munster take aim at Gloucester.