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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 30 October, 2014


# ireland-rugby - Monday 27 October, 2014

Pienaar set to return for Ireland-Springboks clash

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer included five uncapped players in a 36-man squad.

Ulster’s try against Toulon showed again why Jared Payne is better at 15 than 13

Payne is in line to make his Ireland debut this autumn.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Despite being cleared to play Australia omit disgraced Beale from tour squad

Michael Cheika’s side face Ireland in Dublin next month.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 24 October, 2014

Wallaby Kurtley Beale fined but cleared to play for Wallabies after text message fiasco Soz

Wallaby Kurtley Beale fined but cleared to play for Wallabies after text message fiasco

Michael Cheika’s side will line out in Dublin next month.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Keane: I knew the All Blacks would go after ROG – when I met him for dinner, I warned him

Roy Keane was an unlikely double-agent when the Irish rugby team played New Zealand in 2008.

Simon Hick column: ‘BOD’s legacy is positive in every way, apart from the vacuum left in his absence’

Just who will wear the 13 jersey long term remains a mystery.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Uncapped five in Michael Cheika’s first Wallaby squad

The Aussies come to Dublin next month.

Here’s how Ireland’s injured XV could line up

And when you can expect to see them back on a rugby field.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

O’Driscoll thinks ‘Lunster’ fans showed a ‘lack of loyalty’

O’Driscoll also spoke to RTE about Michael Cheika’s influence and ROG vs Sexton.

The autumn five: Here are the new faces in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad

Schmidt wasn’t afraid to reward form ahead of the November tests.

‘Reformer’ Michael Cheika the perfect man to grab Wallabies by scruff of the neck — Caputo

The Australian coach in waiting has proven his ability to shift culture at Leinster. Now to sort out his country.

Five uncapped players in Ireland squad for autumn tests but no Paddy Jackson

Joe Schmidt named his 37-man squad a week earlier than previously announced.

Andrew Trimble to miss November Internationals with toe injury

He is expected to miss a number of months.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 20 October, 2014

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 16 October, 2014

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 11 October, 2014

‘I don’t think about it too much’ – Denis Hickie has no regrets about walking away at 31

He says he could have played longer, but the wing is content that he made the right choice.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

‘If they go in as favourites, they could underperform’ – Howlett thinks Irish teams need mentality shift

The former All Black talks Munster, Jonah Lomu and Super Rugby vs European Cup.

McClean raring to go after ‘frustrating’ pre-season

The winger has returned to club action and is itching to get back into the green jersey.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ireland fans will be reunited with their good friend Romain Poite this autumn

The mercurial French referee will take charge of one of Ireland’s games in November.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Small comforts: Ireland’s record without Sean O’Brien is actually not that bad

He will be a big loss, but Ireland have coped with his absence since 2012.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time

The centre pairing of Denis Hurley and Ivan Dineen struggled in the province’s recent match with Ospreys.

Anyone for the last of the Rugby World Cup tickets?

The deadline for the ballot is 6pm this evening.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 13 September, 2014

6 things we learned from Brian O’Driscoll’s Off The Ball debut

BOD sees Madigan playing at 12 and thinks some second-tier players might go abroad.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Ulster second row Iain Henderson could miss autumn tests after injury

Henderson will be sidelined for the foreseeable future following hip surgery.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 1 September, 2014

Jonny Sexton fractures jaw and is ruled out for four to six weeks

The Irish international suffered the injury while playing for Racing Metro on Saturday night.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Celtic Manor, St George’s Park confirmed as two of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bases

Ireland open their campaign against Canada at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 19 September.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 25 August, 2014

Leinster quiet over reports of Jonny Sexton’s imminent return

A spokesperson told they were “unable to confirm” any deal at this current point.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 22 August, 2014

Racing Métro have offered Jonny Sexton a new four-year deal in Paris

Sexton’s young son Luca could be the French out-half in 20 years if he stays, Racing coach Laurent Labit joked.

Here’s Cian Healy dressed flamboyantly and miming a classic power ballad

It turns out the Irish rugby player is quite the performer.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll nominates Umaga, Gatland and Prince Albert for ice bucket challenge

The Leinster and Ireland legend is the latest sporting figure to take part in the initiative.

Home or away? Jonny Sexton says he’s ‘pretty much’ decided on his future

Ireland out-half targets silverware as he sets out on his second season with Top 14 giants Racing Métro.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Jonny Sexton to decide on future within weeks

The Ireland out half stayed in Paris this summer, where his wife gave birth to their first child.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The side between Ireland and a World Cup final; who are the English women’s rugby team?

It’s a massive day for our women’s rugby side.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 10 August, 2014

In pictures: Irish women in relaxed mood as they enjoy down day in Paris

What World Cup semi-final against England?

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Check out Cian Healy pulling a Jeep in this class new ad

The Leinster star is looking stronger than ever ahead of the new season.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Watch highlights of Ireland’s historic Rugby World Cup win over New Zealand

We’ve got all the scores from yesterday’s 17-14 victory over the Black Ferns.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Ireland too strong for world champions New Zealand and all today’s sport

Elsewhere, F1 tycoon Bernie Ecclestone will pay his way out of bribery charges while Martin McHugh says Colm Cooper isn’t a ‘two-trick pony’.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 4 August, 2014

Brilliant cross-field kick leads top 5 tries from opening round of Women’s Rugby World Cup

Marion Lievre’s effort against Wales topped the pile.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Snapshot: Gordon D’Arcy among those in attendance at Gaza protests in Dublin

Ex-rugby player Trevor Hogan is also affiliated with the movement.

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