World Rugby has announced record-breaking fan figures for the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, after another compelling season on and off the field.

The 2016-17 series, the first after rugby sevens’ Olympic Games debut at Rio, saw massive crowds in cities including Dubai, Cape Town, Sydney, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and London as the total attendance over the 1...

RWC 2019 Pool draw. - 15/05/2017


The Pools

Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Europe 1 and a playoff team
Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, African qualifier and a repachage team
Pool C England, France, Argentina, Americas 1 and Oceana 2
Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Oceana 1 and Americas 2

WARREN GATLAND today unveiled the 41 man squad for the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand

Sam Warburton of Cardiff Blues and Wales will lead the Lions for a second consecutive Tour, an honour only ever achieved once before by Martin Johnson in 1997 and 2001.
Warburton will be supported by a number of former Lions with 2 players on their third and 14 on their se...

Current Irish International and Ulster rugby player, Craig Gilroy launched the Heineken Kinsale 7s 2017 at a reception at the White Lady, Kinsale.

He was joined by Peter Elliot, President, Kinsale RFC, Tomás O’Brien, Tournament Director, sponsors and Kinsale RFC club members and volunteers.

The Heineken Kinsale 7s takes place in Kinsale over the May Bank Holiday weekend...

SALLES PROUD 60 year Churchtown Rugby History to be celebrated...

At 7.30pm on Friday March 31st at De La Salle College Churchtown, a number of Rugby milestones will be acknowledged, including the official opening of a Captains Board.

The board will list all the Senior Cup Team’s Captains, from the inaugural Senior Cup Team’s in
1956/57 to th...

World Rugby announces new measures to limit contact with the head

• New law application guideline will codify zero-tolerance to contact with the head
• Approach informed by largest-ever study identifying most common situations leading to head injuries
• Players, coaches and match officials urged to be proactive in changing culture

It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of Anthony Foley on Sunday morning. Aged 42 his time had come far too soon.

Like the global rugby world we were stunned and saddened in equal measures at this devastating news.

Axel was one of a kind, his achievements on the field speak for themselves, but it is perhaps his off-field demeanour that warrants most ...

Rugby League Ireland announces new selection policy to ensure more domestic players in international squads

• At least 8 Irish-based players in World Cup qualification squad
• At least 6 in the World Cup tournament or European Championship squads
• Policy provides ‘a clear pathway to international sport for domestic players’

Rugby Lea...

WARREN GATLAND was today announced as Head Coach of The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand at Standard Life House, Edinburgh.

Gatland will be coaching the Lions on a third successive tour, having been an Assistant Coach in South Africa in 2009 before leading the Lions to victory in Australia in 2013 – the 1st series win for 16 years.

The We...

After a week long campaign to raise funds for departing defence coach Kurt McQuilkin and his family, the Leinster Rugby Shave or Dye campaign ended last night after a phenomenal show of support from Leinster and rugby supporters around the world.

Before he departed McQuilkin spoke to LeinsterRugby.ie to address the support that both he and his family had re...

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