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World Rugby has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the post protector.

The minor amendment to Law 8 was approved by the World Rugby Council during its special meeting held via teleconference today and follows a recommendation by the international federation's Rugby Committee and specialist Laws Review Grou...

Sir Bill Beaumont elected World Rugby Chairman for a second term


• World Rugby Council elects Beaumont as Chairman for four-year term
• Beaumont achieves first round majority to confirm second term
• Fédération Française de Rugby President Bernard Laporte elected Vice-Chairman
• New World Rugby Executive Committee elected
•...

Apres Covid 19 Virus - 31/03/2020

The World of Rugby,

by Frank Quinn

A new beginning

We draw the line under May, June, July and August and target each of them for a restart for rugby.
You can be sure that World Rugby the governing body has a contingency plan for each month.

It looks like we will have to draw on the China example as a template, they s...

We can lament the demise of Ireland 2.0 under Farrell, who, let us be honest, was always an able successor to Joe Schmidt. To think Farrell was just there making up the numbers under Schmidt would be idiotic, his influence and input were highly valued by his predecessor, so the ‘new kid on the block’ tag doesn’t fit.

I feel compelled to write this piece in light of ...

England 24 Ireland 12

Report by Frank Quinn

I will recover but will Ireland? This is the third consecutive loss in twelve months to England for the same team (The Joe Schmidt selection). The score line does not do justice to England who should have been out of sight at half time with their dominance of possession and territory.

Two scrappy tr...

Despite initial fears over early broadcast times in the Northern hemisphere and criticism of the tournament being held in Japan, online search statistics gathered during the Rugby World Cup 2019 show that global fan interest in the ninth edition of the competition grew dramatically for the first time in over twelve years.

According to figures analysed by

In a RWC year, the Heineken Cup takes on a new flavour and it is difficult to predict results with so many international players coming back into teams in round one on the weekend of the 15 November. Round two weekend 22nd November

The current rankings of this years local tournaments is topsy turvy, although the Guinness PRO14 is the most consistent tournament. After round two...

Down to the final Two - 29/10/2019

Two countries have made it to the finals on Sun 2nd November at 9 am, both are previous winners - England won the cup in 2003 and were beaten in the  final in 1991 by Australia and in 2007 by their opponents in this edition South Africa - who won the Cup also in 1995.

To get straight to the point, England are 8/15 and South Africa are 7/4 for the CUP final, both were 2nd ...

The Ireland coaching group have named the 31 man squad that will travel to Japan on the 11th September to compete at Rugby World Cup 2019.

The squad is captained by Rory Best who will play at a fourth Rugby World Cup having been involved in the 2007, 2011, 2015 editions.  

Six of the squad named featured at the previous two Rugby World Cups (2011 & 2015...

JOE SCHMIDT HONOURED FOR SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO IRISH RUGBY AT 2019 GUINNESS RUGBY WRITERS OF IRELAND AWARDS


JAMES RYAN, CIARA GRIFFIN, JORDAN CONROY, AMEE-LEIGH MURPHY CROWE, IRELAND U-20s & CORK CONSTITUTION AMONGST THE OTHER AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt was honoured by the Rugby Writers of Ireland at the annual Guinness Rugby Wr...

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