Luke McGrath rugby player
Luke McGrath rugby player

Luke McGrath

3rd Feb 1993 1.75m/84kg Scrum Half

Predicted: How Ireland could line up in the Six Nations opener

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland kick off a new era on Saturday 1 February with Andy Farrell taking charge of his first game as the new Irish head coach as they host Scotland.   The former defence coach will name his...

Champions Cup Team of Round Six

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool stages of the Champions Cup came to an end of the weekend with the eight teams now set to compete for the ultimate prize.   The #HeinekenChampionsCup QFLeinster v SaracensExeter v NorthamptonToulouse...

ANALYSIS: The Ultimate Defence Guru dives into the strengths of the Champions Cup Contenders

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Professional defence coach Omar Mouneimne is back!     The Worcester coach returns to Ultimate Rugby to provide insight into the latest trends in the rugby world with a keen eye on the Champions...

Ireland name 5 uncapped players for 2020 Six Nations

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell has named a 35 player squad which will be captained by Johnny Sexton for the upcoming 2020 Six Nations Championship.     There are five uncapped players...

Andy Farrell’s names a 45 Ireland training squad

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching group will host a 24hr mid-season stocktake at the IRFU’s High-Performance Centre in Dublin across the 22nd and 23rd December ahead of a busy period of interprovincial...

Champions Cup Highlights: Northampton Saints 16-43 Leinster

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A massive win for Leinster as they take control of Pool 1 and will fancy their chances against Saints next week in Dublin. James Lowe got things going for the visitors as he finished off a cracking try...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup after the centre was named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for the crucial Pool A clash with Samoa.   Henshaw has missed Ireland's...

Ireland player ratings vs Russia

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Dave Kilcoyne - 7 Strong in the scrum, showing great technique to win an eafly penalty at the scrum. 2. Niall Scannell - 6 Successfuly completed 5/6 of his line-outs . 3. John Ryan - 6 Good support...

RWC Preview: Ireland v Russia

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt believes Ireland have made the right call by opting not to risk Robbie Henshaw and instead hand Garry Ringrose a third consecutive start at the Rugby World Cup.   Ringrose is one of...

Sexton 'honoured' to captain much-changed Ireland

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton says he is honoured and proud to captain Ireland for the first time and is now determined to lead a much-changed side to a crucial win against Russia.   World Rugby Player of the Year...