Ireland captain Rory Best says the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and Ireland’s summer tour to the USA and Japan will provide ‘a great test’ of Irish rugby’s depth at international level.
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The Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 squads had a busy Easter period with seven matches played in Ashbourne, Cardiff, Llanelli, Caerphilly and Bordeaux. Check out some of the tries scored. Full match reports are available on www.irishrugby.ie.
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Munster ‘A’ are aiming to lift the British & Irish Cup for the first time since 2012 when they host Jersey Reds, the fifth-placed finishers in the English Championship, at Irish Independent Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.30pm).
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Munster ‘A’ head coach Peter Malone has made two changes for Friday’s eagerly-awaited British and Irish Cup final against Jersey Reds at Irish Independent Park (kick-off 7.30pm).
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Lions coach Warren Gatland says scrum-half Conor Murray must play a game for Munster to make the tour of New Zealand.
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Who are the 41 players with the British and Irish Lions for their tour of New Zealand this summer?
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Lions coach Warren Gatland says player nationalities did not influence the selection of his 41-man squad to tour New Zealand.
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The IRFU hosted a Disability Tag Rugby event in The King’s Hospital last week and it proved to be a wonderful day for all involved as the Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools and England Under-18 Counties players took part.
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Former England and Lions centre Jeremy Guscott says Warren Gatland got his selections right and the squad is good enough to beat New Zealand.
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A PRO12 disciplinary panel convened in Edinburgh, Scotland this evening to consider the citing complaint lodged against Leinster prop Cian Healy resulting from the round 20 match against Connacht in Galway last Saturday.
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Dolphin and Nenagh Ormond will meet in an all-Munster Division 1B promotion/relegation play-off final next Saturday, while Armagh needed extra-time to see off Wanderers’ challenge and the Division 2B play-offs were both won by the away teams, Rainey O…View full post
The Ireland Women’s squad endured a difficult opening day at the Kitakyushu 7s in Japan, going down to Fiji (45-0), Olympic champions Australia (36-0) and Brazil (27-10) to finish bottom of Pool B.View full post
Six promotion/relegation play-off semi-finals take place in the lower divisions of the Ulster Bank League this weekend, with three of them in Cork where Highfield, Dolphin and Sunday’s Well will be looking to extend their seasons.View full post
There are four heavyweight contenders in the Division 1A semi-final line-up, with Lansdowne and Clontarf, who have shared the trophy over the last four years with two wins each, facing off against Bateman Cup kingpins and last season’s beaten league f…View full post
The quartet of clubs all looking to secure the final place in Ulster Bank League Division 1A next season include Garryowen, the second-from-bottom finishers in the top flight, their Limerick rivals UL Bohemians and Leinster duo Old Wesley and Naas.View full post
The Ireland Women’s Sevens squad are in action this weekend in the fourth leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, Japan.View full post