ireland

John Cooney to switch allegiance to Scotland?

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland and Ulster scrumhalf John Cooney could switch test allegiances to Scotland next year.   The 32-year-old has represented Ireland 11 times since debuting back in 2017 after turning down an...

5 Munster players sign contract extensions

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the first player contract extensions of the season with five members of the senior squad putting pen to paper.     Craig Casey has signed a three-year...

Women's Rugby World Cup Preview: Pool A

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World Cup draw was made on 19th November 2020 and this split the twelve teams into four “bands”, based on the world rankings at the time and before Italy, Japan and Scotland had...

Bundee Aki Banned for 8 Weeks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Disciplinary process related to Bundee Aki’s (Connacht Rugby) Red Card in the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 2 game against DHL Stormers on Saturday, September 24 2022 has resulted in an...

More of the same for SA teams in the Vodacom URC

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The four South African sides will be looking to build on their winning momentum from last weekend when they line up this coming weekend during the third round of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship,...

Max Deegan captains Emerging Ireland against Griquas

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching group have named the Emerging Ireland Match Day 23 for their first game of the Toyota Challenge series in Bloemfontein (Kick-off 12.45pm Irish time, live on IrishRugby.ie).   Max...

Conan, Ryan and Sexton return for Leinster's trip to Belfast

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster Rugby team has been named by Leo Cullen ahead of Friday's trip to Belfast to take on Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium in the BKT United Rugby Championship (KO: 7.35pm – live...

Ulster change one for Leinster clash, Marshall earns his 150th cap

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's Friday Night Lights at the Kingspan Stadium as top of the table Ulster go head-to-head with Interpro rivals, Leinster (7 35pm UK).   With both teams looking to continue winning ways in the ...

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs vs Bulls XV

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Challenge kicks off on Friday, 30 September at 16:15, when the Cheetahs challenge the Bulls XV.   The Griquas will take on Emerging Ireland at 13:45 in a friendly match.        Both...