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The IRFU has announced that Joe Schmidt has signed a contract extension to remain as Ireland Head Coach until June 30, 2017.
 
Since taking on the role of head coach Joe and his coaching team have won back-to-back RBS 6 Nations Championship titles and a first Test Series win in the Southern Hemisphere. Ireland were unbeaten during the 2014 Guinness Series which included vi...

 

It was confirmed that former Ireland Women’s Head Coach Philip Doyle and Jarrett Truscott will take charge of the Ulster team ahead of the 2015 inter-provincial series.


Doyle has tasted great success at national...

Current Counties Manukau coach and former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga will be the new Head Coach for the Blues.

His three year appointment, confirmed jointly by the Blues and New Zealand Rugby, was announced today at the site of what will be the new base for the...

Irish rugby fans will experience the excitement of a major World Rugby women's sevens tournament for the first time this August with the announcement that Women's Sevens Dublin will be held in UCD on the 22nd and 23rd of August. 
 
The IRFU were selected to host the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Qualifier 2015, which will see 12 teams, includ...

London Irish have announced that it is strengthening its management resources to capitalise on current and future commercial opportunities and to ensure its long term sustainability.

The Club is organising itself into six departments – Commercial, Community, Finance, Marketing and Communications, Operations and Rugby, each led by an experienced executive who will report to the ...

The Rugby World was in mourning today with sad news of the sudden passing of former All Black skipper Jerry Collins age 34.

Collins, one of the greatest players of a generation had been in Canet-en-Roussillon attending a testimonial banquet for Samoan rugby player Henry Tuilagi who plays for Perpignan.

Returning along the A9 motorway in the direction of Beziers, Collins car r...

Glasgow were without doubt the better team on the day. In fact they had been the best team all season, they finished top of the table, dominated the quarters, semi’s and continued that dominance into the final.

It was a sorry way for Munster legend Paul O’Connell to call time on his Munster career but Glasgow were fully deserved winners at the final whistle.

 

World Rugby has adopted temporary substitution for head injuries at the elite level into Law 3.10, further underscoring the governing body’s commitment to evidence-based research driving player welfare enhancements for players at all levels of the sport.

World Rugby's number-one priority is player welfare and any clear signs or symptoms of concussion or suspected...

The Irish Rugby Football Union have announced details of the Ireland Men's Sevens squad and structures as the Ireland Team begin the journey to a place on the World Rugby Seven's World Series and a possible Olympic spot.
 
The process began with a number of talent identification and screening days in January with over 300 athletes taking part.
 
The prog...

The Guinness PRO12 awards were held recently with the performance of several Irish players taking centre stage.

Ulsters Craig Gilroy pulled over 60% of the public vote for the Try of the season award meanwhile Leinster's Ian Madigan picked up the Rhino Golden Boot award for his 87.04% accuracy from the tee.

Connacht also received a cheque for £10,000 for the Specsavers ...

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