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Mike McGurn writes:

I remember hearing the above line from a New Zealand film called “Once was Warriors”.

The quote was used as the main character Jake The Muss knocked out a far bigger and muscular figure than himself, Jakes methodology of attacking the other guy was he may have had far bigger muscles, but he reasoned they where no good to the man mountain if he ...

Irish and Munster rugby player, Simon Zebo was today confirmed as race ambassador and driver of the Honda Catcher Car for the Irish race of the 2015 Wings for Life World Run – the race where the finish line catches you.

On 3 May 2015 runners of all abilities, fun runners and fanatics, young and old, will come together in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin to run the ...

Alan Solomons writes: The French power houses have made their presence felt in this year’s inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup. Two thirds of the way through the pool stages, three of the five pools are headed up by French clubs.

No surprise that they are all the big guns of French rugby, being Toulon, Toulouse and Clermont Auvergne. English clubs Harlequins and Nort...

Over 120 volunteers attended an event at Kingspan Stadium recently to celebrate their contribution to rugby in Ulster.

The volunteers were joined at the event by Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey and Barney McGahan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. Ulster and Ireland rugby players Craig Gilroy, Chris Henry and Tommy Bowe were also in attendanc...

The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced three full-time coaching and support appointments for representative women's rugby in Ireland.
 
Anthony Eddy has been appointed Director of Sevens and Women's Rugby and with a hands on coaching role with the Women's and Men's Sevens Squads whilst overseeing the Women's XV program.  Eddy will report directly to IRFU's Perfo...

Mils left on the clock - 11/12/2014

When legendary All Black Mils Muliaina signed for Connacht, the move raised a few eyebrows in rugby circles. The former All Black skipper had his pick of top class clubs, but he chose the wild west as his destination of choice and the question on everyone’s lips was... WHY!

At 34 years of age, some put this down as a ‘final pay day’ but the fact is, he could have ma...

We speak exclusively with with Munster's Ronan O'Mahony.

“Happiness is in many things. It’s in love. It’s in sharing. But most of all, it’s in being at peace with yourself knowing that you are making the effort, the full effort, to do what is right. True happiness comes from the things that cannot be taken away from you. I believe the greatest joy one can h...

CULTURE eats strategy for breakfast. That’s not a saying, it’s a truth. It is attitude, standards, approach and ambition all rolled into one or as Jamie Heaslip explains it’s what you do and how you do it.

We’re sitting outside on the narrow veranda in front of Bear the restaurant he co-owns with Joe Macken, the man responsible for some of Dublin’s trend...

 The IRFU has issued an open invitation to all male athletes, from all sports, to consider if they have what it takes to be part of the new Irish Rugby Men's Sevens programme as it confirmed four Talent Identification Days (TID) to be held in locations around Ireland in January 2015. 

The TID days will only test the speed, power and endurance of players, to see whether the...

The PRO12 Board have announced the appointment of Gerald Davies as Independent Chairman.  Mr. Davies will succeed Andy Irvine who had chaired the Board since 2010.
 
Mr. Davies represented Wales in the 1960s and 1970s and was also selected for the British & Irish Lions in 1968 and again in 1971 when he was a key member of the Victorious tour to New Zealand.  ...

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