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 ...

The best of Irish club rugby gathered in Dublin last night (Thursday 14th May) for the third annual ‘Ulster Bank League Awards’ in the home of Irish rugby, the Aviva Stadium. Ireland’s Head Coach, Joe Schmidt, was on hand to present the awards in 11 different categories across all four divisions of the Ulster Bank League.

Although he was denied the Divis...




On Wednesday 13th May at the 13th Hibernia College IRUPA Rugby Players’ Awards, former Ireland and Munster flanker David Wallace will become the 15th player to be inducted into the BNY Mellon IRUPA Hall of ...

Whats next for Paulie - 02/05/2015

The proposed retirement of Paul O'Connell: by Frank Quinn

Paul was doing a paid appearance for Adidas as they launched a new super - duper material for jerseys. He arrived into the room in his "Adidas Origianal grey hooded top".

Paul has a contract with the IRFU up to June 2016 (DOB 20/10/ 79), he will be approaching 37 from the wrong direction. He has...

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Matt O'Connor has this morning confirmed the signing of Isa Nacewa who will join Leinster for the start of pre-season training ahead of the 2015/16 campaign. O'Connor also confirmed that Nacewa would be returning in a playing capacity only.

32-year-old Nacewa, is of course a former Leinster player and made a try scoring debut in September 2008 in a 16...

Rory Best has been named Heineken Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year at the province’s annual awards dinner.

The Ulster hooker was given the accolade following a season in which he resumed the captaincy, won his third RBS 6 Nations Championship and led Ulster to the PRO12 play-offs.

The citation read: “Rory epitomises the connection between the players on...

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