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The iconic global brand GUINNESS is to become the new title sponsor of the Six Nations, with the Championship to be known as the GUINNESS SIX NATIONS from 2019.

The Six Nations is one of the world’s best attended sports events and regularly attracts record TV and online audiences in the UK, France, Ireland, Italy and all ove...

New Zealand's record 10th appearance in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens Cup final saw them end their title drought at the 7he Sevens Stadium, the 21-5 victory over USA giving the All Blacks Sevens their first title here since 2009.

They had gone into the final with only nine fit players with captain Scott Curry among the in...

The IRFU have announced that head coach Joe Schmidt will finish coaching following the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.

Joe Schmidt was appointed Ireland head coach ahead of the 2013 Guinness Series and has overseen the most successful period in the national team’s history winning three 6 Nations titles (2014, 2015) including a Grand Slam (2018), a first win on South African...

Ireland and Leinster out-half, Johnny Sexton, has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year at the annual Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards hosted at Aviva Stadium.

CLAIRE MOLLOY, IRELAND’S MEN’S TEAM AND LEINSTER RUGBY ALL AWARDED AT GUINNESS RUGBY WRITERS AWARDS 2018

Sexton played a vital role in what has been a truly hi...

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has partnered with incoming US Major League Rugby franchise the New England Free Jacks to create a series of development fixtures which will see the four provincial A teams travel to Boston in March and April next year.

The New England Free Jacks are set to join US Major League Rugby from 2020 and will host development sides from Connacht, Leinst...

RUGBY EUROPE ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER:

As a part of its strategic plan, FLORENT MARTY has been appointed as CEO by Rugby Europe, the European governing body gathering 48 national federations (including the six major nations) has proceeded to the recruitment of its Chief Executive Officer.

After a selection process conducted by the headhunter...

Ulster and Ireland back row Chris Henry has today announced that he will retire from rugby with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old played for Malone RFC, Wallace HS and Ballymena RFC, before earning provincial and international honours.

Henry is currently celebrating his Testimonial Year in recognition of ten seasons of service to Ulster Rugby, having made his debut against Ha...

Ballyclare Rugby Club’s Clare Hares to host prestigious festival

AN international rugby event for young people with a learning disability will be held in County Antrim next year.
The prestigious Wooden Spoon Tag Rugby Festival will take place at Ballyclare Rugby Football Club on Saturday, June 8th 2019.

The annual festival is sponsored by children’s ...

The IRFU have confirmed that Ireland will play four fixtures in August and September 2019 in preparation for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Ireland will host Italy on Saturday 10th August at the Aviva Stadium before playing England at Twickenham (Saturday 24th August) and Wales at the Principality Stadium (Saturday 31st August).

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IRFU & WRU launch The Celtic Cup to Develop Emerging Talent

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have joined forces to create a new development competition – The Celtic Cup – for the emerging professional players from the four Irish provinces and four Welsh regions.

The competition which features development sq...

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