'I really enjoy the tribalism in Ireland'

'I really enjoy the tribalism in Ireland'

Ruaidhri O'Connor – Published 24 March 2014 02:30 AMWhat he won't be shouting too loudly this week is that it's his Cork roots that give him his surname. He shouldn't...

Title encore must be Ireland's target

Title encore must be Ireland's target

Eamonn Sweeney – Published 23 March 2014 02:30 AMThis time round, the misery of recent seasons having engendered a more realistic attitude, there was a realisation...

New European Cup 'to boost regions'

Newport Gwent Dragons chief Gareth Davies believes the proposed new European Cup will boost teams in Wales and throughout Europe. The former Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half, told Scrum...

England are reaping the benefits of clubs and country sharing the same coaching philosophy

It has been back to domestic action this weekend, and this should act as a sharp reminder of the work the clubs have done in helping Stuart Lancaster and his other coaches with the production and...

Provinces Nominate Additional Players For Knockout Stages

The 28-year-old will be in contention for a starting place when this season's number 1 seeds take on Saracens in the quarter-final at Ravenhilll on Saturday, 5 April. ...

England's Tom Youngs defends Stuart Lancaster's use of replaceme

England's Tom Youngs defends Stuart Lancaster's use of replacements

Even in Rome, victory does not always come decked with laurels. Long before England had been pipped to the RBS Six Nations title by Ireland last weekend, head coach Stuart Lancaster was already...

Umbrella initiative has sevens covered

Umbrella initiative has sevens covered

Tony Ward – Published 22 March 2014 02:30 AMUmbrella 7s is aimed at promoting Sevens rugby in Ireland (IRFU take note), while at the same time supporting the work...

Nyanga: France making progress

A 27-6 loss to Wales inflicted a significant dent on their hopes for the title however, with the match also seeing Nyanga pick up a groin injury that would rule him out for the rest of the tournament. The...

Exiles centre Sheridan ready to turn down Munster advances

Exiles centre Sheridan ready to turn down Munster advances

David Kelly – Published 22 March 2014 02:30 AMSheridan (24), who also revealed that he hasn't yet spoken to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt about his international ambitions,...

Newport Gwent Dragons v Connacht (Sun)

Welsh international Andrew Coombs will lead the Dragons in their Pro12 clash with Connacht at Rodney Parade on Sunday. Coombs started the Six Nations game in Ireland and came off the bench against...

European Rugby Champions Cup: why English clubs benefit from new format - The Guardian (blog)

European Rugby Champions Cup: why English clubs benefit from new format - The Guardian (blog)

Mutton dressed as English lamb? As the inaugural edition of the European Rugby Champions Cup prepares for lift-off there are still those clinging to half-empty glasses of Heineken and muttering darkly about change and progress being two different ...

Rugby - Cheika named Australia head coach - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - Cheika named Australia head coach - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Cheika. 47, will be in charge for the Wallabies' European tour, which starts against the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 1 and is followed by Test matches against Wales, France, Ireland and England. Cheika, who will also remain as New South Wales ...

Kelly reveals he manipulated seat plan to influence historic Croker vote - Irish Examiner

Kelly reveals he manipulated seat plan to influence historic Croker vote - Irish Examiner

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On the day of the Ireland-England rugby game in 2007, Cork County Board delegate John Arnold, an ardent opponent of the amendment to Rule 42, visited the grave of Michael Hogan, who was murdered on Bloody Sunday. He maintains his views. “It wasn't ...

Rugby - Michael Cheika named Ewen McKenzie's successor as Australia coach - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - Michael Cheika named Ewen McKenzie's successor as Australia coach - Yahoo Eurosport UK

The ARU was keen to appoint a coach before the squad departed on Friday for their tour of Europe, which features a match against the Barbarians and tests against Wales, France, Ireland and England. McKenzie quit a few hours before the Wallabies lost ...

Irish trio can prove a point - English teams are easy to beat - Irish Independent

Irish trio can prove a point - English teams are easy to beat - Irish Independent

The question is will the three Irish provinces win any match this weekend? I think it will be tricky but I think all three Irish provinces will bag four points over the weekend, finding a way to unpick the English sides tactically. Even though there is ...

Weekend rugby review: Christian Wade and David Strettle make England cases ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Weekend rugby review: Christian Wade and David Strettle make England cases ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Try telling that to Ian Keatley though, whose injury time drop-goal against Sale sealed yet another last second win for an Irish side. The usual facets were present and correct: a slow start, a strong lead for the underdog, then a second half ...

FACTBOX-Rugby-Former Australia coach Ewen McKenzie - Reuters UK

FACTBOX-Rugby-Former Australia coach Ewen McKenzie - Reuters UK

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McKenzie made his Australia debut against France in 1990 and played his last match for the Wallabies seven years later against England in 1997. One of Australia's finest props, he won 51 test caps and ... EARLY COACHING CAREER: McKenzie joined the ...

Rugby - Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad for Europe - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad for Europe - Yahoo Eurosport UK

The other uncapped players - wingers Tom English and Henry Speight, centre Kyle Godwin and prop Tetera Faulkner - were all in Ewen McKenzie's final squad before he sensationally quit the job last Saturday. Fijian-born Speight, who qualified for ...

Rugby World Cup: When does the ticket ballot close? All you need to know - Mirror.co.uk

Rugby World Cup: When does the ticket ballot close? All you need to know - Mirror.co.uk

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It is the first time since England will have hosted a Rugby World Cup game since 1997, when they held nine games during the Great Britain and Ireland hosted event. Your chance to get tickets for events at the likes of Twickenham, the Millennium Stadium ...

Former Leinster boss Michael Cheika takes over scandal-hit Wallabies - Irish Independent

Former Leinster boss Michael Cheika takes over scandal-hit Wallabies - Irish Independent

Four days after Ewen McKenzie dramatically quit the job to plunge Australian rugby deeper into crisis after the Kurtley Beale texting scandal, the 47-year-old was handed a three-year contract as the third Wallabies coach in the last 15 months. Cheika ...

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