Rugby - Today’s News
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Rugby - Yesterday’s News
The former Connacht lock has decided to call time on his playing career but will remain with the Top 14 club.
The province will be cheered on from the Golan Heights during their clash with Toulon in the Heineken Cup.
Division 1A champions Clontarf picked up no less than four trophies after their superb league success.
The province’s defeat to the Philippe Saint-André’s men meant they failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Heineken Cup.
The loosehead prop will join up with Jeremy Davidson’s Aurillac in the second tier of French rugby.
The Welsh fullback was also suspended for tackling Alex Cuthbert in the air.
The 24-year-old wing says he learned from last season’s Heineken Cup semi-final defeat to Clermont.
Rugby - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
The former France boss has highlighted the threat of Munster’s maul and line-out ahead of Sunday’s semi-final.
This pirate-themed video runs through the highlights that have led to the province reaching a Heineken Cup semi-final.
We’ve examined the Toulon attack, using GIFs and videos to illustrate the threat Rob Penney’s men face on Sunday.
The Grenoble scrum-half knows a thing or two about facing the Top 14′s best following his breakthrough season with Grenoble.
If Mourad Boudjellal’s side win a second straight European title, others will start following their gameplan.
The veteran lock says the Heineken Cup champions are better than the side that beat his province heavily in France in 2011.
Let us hope the reaction of the crowd prevents any copycat attempts in the future.
We have video clips of the three scores and want to know which one you think is best.
Rugby - Tuesday 22 April, 2014
The 21-year-old was at the squad’s training session in Cork today, while Casey Laulala’s recovery has gone to plan.
The three players all made their Ireland debuts this season and have excelled for their provinces.
The trio will discover who their peers have voted for on 7 May.
22-year-old academy out-half Jonathan Holland trained with the senior squad as JJ Hanrahan underwent fitness tests.
Connacht coach Pat Lam lamented his squad’s injury crisis after another heavy defeat all but ended his side’s European Cup hopes.
The province’s players and backroom staff explain how tablets are used to supplement their training schedule.
There have been suggestions that Munster should go with an attacking back three of Zebo, Conway and Earls.
The Scarlets fullback was sin binned for his challenge, but may face harsher consequences.
The English out-half has recovered from the injury he picked up against Leinster, but Bakkies Botha and Ali Williams are doubts.
But first, he’s hoping to be part of ‘a long day at the office’ against Munster.
Rugby - Monday 21 April, 2014
Watch out, Toulon. The winger was ‘Poppin Them Thangs’ in between sets today.
Toulon or Munster, Clermont or Saracens. Where’s your money going?
Head coach Rob Penney is calling on his team to play the best game in their history to knock off the reigning champions.
Rugby - Sunday 20 April, 2014
The Cardiff Blues No.8 may have played his last game for the Welsh club.
Gareth Anscombe, meanwhile, left his last-ditch penalty attempt against Crusaders a few, crucial yards short.
The Munster coach was pleased that his side picked up a bonus point win, and no injuries, in Galway.
Robert Barrable and his teammate Stuart Loudon finished just under two minutes back from the eventual winners.
Which means it’s fine.
The NFRL hosted its inaugural rugby combine event in Minneapolis two weekends ago, with a number of former NFL players attending.
Rugby - Saturday 19 April, 2014
James Hart kicked 11 points for Grenoble but they Bayonne back into a game they really should have won.
Robbie Henshaw and Eoin McKeon errors have been well and truly punished by their interprovincial rivals.
The Dubliners are the top dogs in Irish club rugby for the first time in their 138-year history.
The northern province will be nursing six front row injuries during the upcoming bye-week.