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The Ireland coaching staff has named an extended squad of 46 players for the upcoming RBS 6 Nations matches against Italy and France, as well as the Ireland Wolfhounds fixture against the England Saxons.
 
There are two uncapped players named in the extended squad, Leinster backrow Jack Conan and Connacht prop Nathan White. &n...

SEAT ambassadors Donnacha Ryan and Alan Quinlan gathered with Munster Schools Cup players in Blackwater Motors, Fermoy yesterday to launch the SEAT Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup competitions.
 
The first round of the Senior Cup begins next week and 2015 marks the 10...

The Ireland Women's Squad (sponsored by AON) ahead of the RBS 6 Nations has been named. The squad sees a number of new faces, uncapped at international XV a side rugby.
 
Seven players included in the squad are involved with the Ireland Sevens set-up, including Nicole Cronin, Katie Fitzhenry, Sene Naoupu, Hannah Tyrrell and Megan Williams along with experienced Internation...

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...

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