Neil Francis: Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons

Neil Francis: Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons of lost promise

Neil Francis – Updated 04 May 2014 12:39 PMOnce again, Ulster were not strong enough to outmuscle, nor clever enough to outthink Leinster and this continuing frustration...

Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons of lost promis

Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons of lost promise

Neil Francis – Updated 04 May 2014 12:02 AMOnce again, Ulster were not strong enough to outmuscle, nor clever enough to outthink Leinster and this continuing frustration...

Munster close in on home semi-final

Munster close in on home semi-final

03 May 2014 The Irish side had to come from behind after tries from Carl Bezuidenhout and Willem Nel but they finally clicked into gear and scored seven tries in total to keep themselves...

Retiring Rolland gets Heineken final

Irish referee Alain Rolland, retiring from officiating at the end of the season, will take charge of the Heineken Cup Final. The ex-Leinster and Ireland scrum-half referees this fixture for the third...

Munster annihilate Edinburgh to close in on Thomond semi

Munster annihilate Edinburgh to close in on Thomond semi

Published 03 May 2014 07:43 PMThe Irish side had to come from behind after tries from Carl Bezuidenhout and Willem Nel but they finally clicked into gear and scored seven tries in total...

Munster Are Much-Changed For Edinburgh Trip

The Munster team to face Edinburgh in Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 encounter at Meggetland (kick-off 5pm) shows 11 changes to the side that started against Toulon last weekend.

The Heineken Rugby Show  Ep 5

The Heineken Rugby Show Ep 5

In the latest episode of The Heineken Rugby Show our seasoned panel look back on the best of the semi final action from Europe's premier rugby tournament and take a look to what should be a mouthwatering...

Rolland To Referee His Third Heineken Cup Final

Ireland's Alain Rolland has been appointed to referee his third Heineken Cup final when Toulon and Saracens meet in Cardiff on Saturday, May 24. The former scrum half also refereed the 2004 and 2013 European...

11 changes for Munster as they chase home semi-final

11 changes for Munster as they chase home semi-final

Munster have made 11 changes to the side that lost to Toulon in the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup for their penultimate league game against Edinburgh.

Penney rings the changes for Edinburgh

Penney rings the changes for Edinburgh

Published 02 May 2014 12:22 PMIn the penultimate round of the league, Munster travel to Meggetland for Saturday evening's clash against Edinburgh, KO 5pm. After last night's Ospreys...

The Rugby Club - SkySports

The Rugby Club - SkySports

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TONY WARD AND CONOR O'SHEA: Two men who understand the Leinster-Munster rivalry better than most tell us all about it. THE SUPPORTERS: We take to the streets to speak to fans of the Irish clubs. RUGBY ... achieve what only England have done since the ...

Munster's Copeland primed for big occasion - Irish Times

Munster's Copeland primed for big occasion - Irish Times

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As ever with these little Leinster-Munster encounters, there are a host of intriguing sub-plots and not least of these will be Robin Copeland coming up against his native province and going head-to-head with Jamie Heaslip. As James Coughlan, Roger ...

RTÉ and Newstalk get European Rugby rights - RadioToday Ireland

RTÉ and Newstalk get European Rugby rights - RadioToday Ireland

Newstalk will kick off their coverage with the Leicester Tigers v Ulster Rugby Round 1 game on 18 October and the clash of Leinster Rugby and Wasps at the RDS the following day. RTÉ Radio will begin their coverage of the European Rugby Champions Cup ...

New prop Ruaidhri Murphy promises Ulster return to form after Zebre defeat - Belfast Telegraph

New prop Ruaidhri Murphy promises Ulster return to form after Zebre defeat - Belfast Telegraph

Born in Dublin, a product of the Leinster Academy and capped by Ireland at under-20 level, Ruaidhri Murphy is hardly a typical recruit from Super Rugby but the man who joined Ulster from the Brumbies this summer is still finding some aspects of the ...

Sexton agreement with Denis O'Brien confirms IRFU's strategy - Irish Times

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Heaslip was able to spurn the advances of Toulon while maintaining his status as the highest-paid player in Irish rugby when Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson arranged for him to become a Bank of Ireland brand ambassador. This saw Heaslip sell his ...

Short-term game time with Ulster can help Darren Cave's long-term ambitions - Irish Times

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Ulster sit more comfortably than Munster or Leinster in the Pro12 table. Now it's a run in to the Rugby Champions Cup, a platform, as the players see it, for the November series. While the frustration has left him, his ambitions are alive. Cave's ...

Ulster wilt in Italy's heat with first defeat of Pro12 season to Zebre - Belfast Telegraph

Ulster wilt in Italy's heat with first defeat of Pro12 season to Zebre - Belfast Telegraph

Sifting around for positives after this one is simply too much like hard labour – with Declan Fitzpatrick's 10th minute red card foremost in the difficult graft – and yet there is something to be excavated so we'll start with that.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-France national team suffering from free market - Reuters UK

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The same applies in rugby to France, the only free market in the sport. Money has been sloshing around the Top 14, with French clubs winning the last two editions of the Heineken Cup through Toulon and providing five of the last 10 finalists in the ...

Foley keen to take it up another notch - Irish Examiner

Foley keen to take it up another notch - Irish Examiner

He packed down in the second row alongside Paul O'Connell in the Heineken Cup quarter-final Thomond Park thrashing of Toulouse and the narrow and bitterly disappointing defeat against Toulon. On both occasions, Foley did himself full justice, and was ...

The Off Load: The best and worst from the world of rugby - SkySports

The Off Load: The best and worst from the world of rugby - SkySports

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There was loads of great rugby to enjoy over the weekend including some PRO12 upsets and some controversial refereeing. The Pro12 delivers more shock results as Connacht beat Leinster and Toulon get back to winning ways in the Top 14. Rupert Cox ...

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