'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...

English rugby player searches for Irish girl he let slip away . . . in 1958 - Irish Independent

English rugby player searches for Irish girl he let slip away . . . in 1958 - Irish Independent

"It's amazing how many bloody Fortunes [surname] are in Ireland, it's crazy." He has talked to four Bridie Fortunes in the past fortnight, but none of the conversations have come to anything. He fears he has exhausted all avenues in finding the one ...

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: England coach Gary Street leaving no stone ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: England coach Gary Street leaving no stone ... - Telegraph.co.uk

USA Could cause problems. Beat Wales 10-7 at Cross Keys last month, and defeated Ireland in WRWC in 2010. They also pushed England close last month. Ireland The most improved side in women's international rugby, having won a first Six Nations Grand ...

Former Ireland rugby international Ian Burns dies - Irish Times

5 hours agoby Irish Timeson Google News

... taken place of former international rugby outhalf Ian Burns. A past Wanderers captain and president, he was 58 years old and played for Ireland once in his career. Burns earned his only international cap in the Five Nations Championship against ...

Rugby - Spencer named Lions tour manager - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - Spencer named Lions tour manager - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Their last New Zealand tour nine years ago, which was headed by England's World Cup-winning supremo Sir Clive Woodward, produced a 3-0 Test series whitewash. Grace, meanwhile, toured South Africa with the 1974 Lions and won 25 caps for Ireland, ...

Krasnoyarsk, the heartbeat of Russian rugby - Boxscore

Krasnoyarsk, the heartbeat of Russian rugby - Boxscore

12 hours agoby Boxscoreon Google News

IRB: July 30, 2014 - The choice of England as the host nation for next year's Rugby World Cup is a fitting one, as it is of course the birthplace of the game. There is a good sense of continuity after the 2011 edition in New Zealand, as the Land of the ...

Rugby Sevens - BBC Sport

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Second seed Laura Massaro, who had an 11-3 11-2 11-6 win against Malaysian Low Wee Wern, will take on England team-mate Alison Waters in the last four. World number one Nicol David of Malaysia meets New Zealander Joelle King in the other semi.

Wallabies recall for Kane Douglas could delay Leinster move - Irish Times

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Douglas is keen to wear the yellow jersey again, having been capped 14 times before this year, and according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cheika has said Douglas “deserved” to play with Australia in 2014, despite his impending move to Ireland. ... If ...

Highfield's Heather O'Brien set for her first women's rugby World Cup - Evening Echo Cork

Highfield's Heather O'Brien set for her first women's rugby World Cup - Evening Echo Cork

... big hopes for England — who just last month had Prince Harry and David Cameron take part in a national campaign to support Gary Street's side — and the British broadcaster will also showcase Ireland's game against tournament favourites New Zealand.

Blue Bulls name Sevens side - SPORT24

16 hours agoby SPORT24on Google News

Nell is set to captain the side and his deputy Murray would be aiming to guide the Bulls side to success in the tournament to be held in Ireland and England between August 9-17. A number of experienced players have been included in the side, to be ...

O'Mahony putting shoulder to the wheel - Irish Examiner

O'Mahony putting shoulder to the wheel - Irish Examiner

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Given the fearless way O'Mahony plays for Munster and Ireland, the danger of being sidelined is always there. However, staying out of the trenches would be anathema to the man. “Even before I dislocated my shoulder against Toulouse, I knew I had to get ...

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