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?
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".
The Wallabies will host world No.4-ranked Ireland next June in a three-Test series, the Australian Rugby Union has confirmed.
Johnny Sexton set a new Leinster points-scoring record in the 23-17 PRO14 victory over Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
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.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU confirmed that Tadhg Beirne will join the province at the start next season on a two-year deal.
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'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 want to help rugby crack the United States by hosting World Cup 2023.
Ireland captain Rory Best looks set to miss Ulster's opening two European Champions Cup games next month after suffering a hamstring 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.
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.
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 could face the Southern Kings and Cheetahs without several key players due to PRO14 restrictions and the Irish player welfare system.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Claire Molloy will captain Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup, standing in for injured skipper Niamh Briggs.
Former Ireland boss Michael Bradley has been named head coach of Italian side Zebre ahead of the new Guinness PRO12 season.
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.
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.
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.
Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O'Leary has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Niamh Briggs will captain an experienced Ireland squad during their home Women's Rugby World Cup next month.
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