Test rugby's walking wounded
With the November internationals nearing, the biggest concern for the major nations is the growing size of their injury lists -- will key players be fit for the end-of-year tours?
Part-time Irish Women coach 'disheartening'
Ireland Women's centre Jenny Murphy has described the Irish Rugby Football Union's (IRFU) decision to offer only a part-time contract to the team's new coach as "disheartening".
Wallabies confirm Ireland for three-Test series
The Wallabies will host world No.4-ranked Ireland next June in a three-Test series, the Australian Rugby Union has confirmed.
Sexton breaks record as Leinster beat Munster
Johnny Sexton set a new Leinster points-scoring record in the 23-17 PRO14 victory over Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
Munster's trip to Leinster stokes Axel memories
Munster travel to Leinster Saturday for the biggest derby in Irish rugby, when international teammates put friendships to one side and the intensity increases. But there was no bitterness to the rivalry this week as Anthony Foley took centre stage.
Beirne returns to Ireland fray with Munster deal
Munster Rugby and the IRFU confirmed that Tadhg Beirne will join the province at the start next season on a two-year deal.
Leinster omit Heaslip from Champ. Cup squad
Leinster and Ireland backrow Jamie Heaslip is set to miss at least the opening round of the Champions Cup after being left out of the team's squad.
France find extra £30m for World Cup bid
France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to include a £150 million fee to World Rugby, £30m more than the amount required
Ireland: World Cup bid can help crack U.S.
Ireland want to help rugby crack the United States by hosting World Cup 2023.
Best sidelined by hamstring tear
Ireland captain Rory Best looks set to miss Ulster's opening two European Champions Cup games next month after suffering a hamstring injury.
Leinster, Ireland's Kearney suffers fresh injury
Ireland and Leinster fullback Rob Kearney has suffered a fresh injury blow which will rule him out of the province's PRO14 games against the Cheetahs and Southern Kings in South Africa.
Stringer: I'm still up for the challenge
Ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, Peter Stringer's 20th in professional rugby, the Worcester scrum-half reveals what keeps him from hanging up his boots.
Ireland legend Duggan dies aged 67
Willie Duggan, widely regarded as one of Ireland's best ever players, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 67.
Leinster without Lions for South Africa trip
Leinster could face the Southern Kings and Cheetahs without several key players due to PRO14 restrictions and the Irish player welfare system.
WRWC: England, NZ cruise into semis
Defending champions England joined New Zealand in the semifinals of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 47-26 defeat of the United States in Dublin.
Women's RWC: Pool stage permutations
The Women's Rugby World Cup is heading into the final pool stage games on Thursday, but what does each team need to do to make the last four?
Can anyone upset England or NZ at WRWC?
The Women's Rugby World Cup is set for a dramatic pool stage finale on Thursday as six teams battle it out for four semifinal spots. New Zealand and England are red-hot favourites to progress.
Ireland ready to seize WRWC opportunity
Hosting the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on Wednesday, highlights how far the game has come in Ireland, and it has the potential to grow even further.
Molloy to captain Ireland in WRWC
Claire Molloy will captain Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup, standing in for injured skipper Niamh Briggs.
Ex-Ireland boss Bradley takes charge at Zebre
Former Ireland boss Michael Bradley has been named head coach of Italian side Zebre ahead of the new Guinness PRO12 season.
Irish captain Briggs to miss World Cup
Ireland's preparations for their home Women's Rugby World Cup have suffered a blow after captain Niamh Briggs was ruled out of the tournament through injury.
Law changes should provide speedier, simpler rugby - Dowd
World Rugby should be applauded for its looming law changes with the amendments set to simplify and speed up the game, which is a huge positive for referees and fans alike -- Craig Dowd writes.
Ireland duo to be prosecuted for rape
Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars are to be prosecuted for rape. Paddy Jackson, 25, and Stuart Olding, 24, strenuously deny the offence, which was alleged to have happened in Belfast last June.
Tomas O'Leary announces his retirement
Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O'Leary has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Briggs to lead Irish in home World Cup
Niamh Briggs will captain an experienced Ireland squad during their home Women's Rugby World Cup next month.
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