Niall Scannell rugby player
Niall Scannell rugby player

Niall Scannell

4th Apr 1992 1.85m/111kg Hooker

How Munster could line up next season

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster have added some real firepower to their side for next season with World Cup winners Damian de Allende and RG Snyman joining Johann van Graan's charges.   Along with the Springbok pair,...

Rated: Ireland's Player Depth Per Position

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland may have failed to reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan but there is a lot to look forward to under new head coach Andy Farrell after a promising start to his tenure during the...

Champions Cup Team of Round Six

6 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...

Andy Farrell’s names a 45 Ireland training squad

7 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...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

10 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...

Things we learned from Ireland's win over Russia

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sexton is crucial to Ireland The Ireland captain ran the show in the first half, as Ireland raced into a 21-0 lead at half time. The Leinster out-half put Russia under the cosh with some lovely kicks...

Ireland player ratings vs Russia

10 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...

Sexton 'honoured' to captain much-changed Ireland

10 months 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...

Ireland Name Rugby World Cup Squad

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching group have named the 31 man squad that will travel to Japan on the 11th September to compete at Rugby World Cup 2019.     The squad is captained by Rory Best who will...

Gatland: Wales v Ireland a shoot-out for World Cup places

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has urged his Wales players to prove their Rugby World Cup credentials against Ireland and highlighted a shoot-out for the fly-half position.       Wales have made 14...