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Irish rugby is 'far from out of the woods' warns IRFU at its AGM
# Finances
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# Finances

Irish rugby is 'far from out of the woods' warns IRFU at its AGM

17 hours ago 5,109 Views 4 Comments

CEO Philip Browne told the union’s AGM that is still in financial crisis.

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s

Wed 12:15 PM 9,261 Views 11 Comments

The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks

Jun 23rd 2021, 11:45 AM 17,912 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers

Jun 3rd 2021, 2:24 PM 7,909 Views 0 Comments

Bernard, Gavan, and Murray dug into the latest news on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'
# Top Dog
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# Top Dog

'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,877 Views 2 Comments

The IRFU’s David Nucifora on the club game, financial problems, and Irish rugby’s reliance on the schools system.

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora
# Grow The Game
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# Grow The Game

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 2,036 Views 1 Comment

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations this year but suffered a heavy defeat to France.

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 7,008 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'
# One More Year
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# One More Year

'We would have liked to have contracted Tadhg for longer than one year'

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:03 PM 10,871 Views 9 Comments

Tadhg Furlong opted for a one-season extension to his IRFU central contract.

All games to be held in Cardiff as Ireland's rescheduled U20 Six Nations fixtures announced
# Dates For The Diary
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# Dates For The Diary

All games to be held in Cardiff as Ireland's rescheduled U20 Six Nations fixtures announced

May 18th 2021, 4:51 PM 4,237 Views 5 Comments

Richie Murphy’s side will get their campaign underway against Scotland on 19 June.

IRFU assessing new options for July as plans for Fiji tour are aborted
# Rugby
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# Rugby

IRFU assessing new options for July as plans for Fiji tour are aborted

Apr 30th 2021, 6:04 PM 9,845 Views 22 Comments

Andy Farrell won’t be bringing a squad to Fiji this summer due to a recent outbreak of Covid-19.

'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'
# Review
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# Review

'We achieved two wins from three which was our target. We know where we need to be better'

Apr 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 7,256 Views 1 Comment

Ireland will now prepare for their World Cup qualifiers after finishing third in the Six Nations.

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon
# Contract
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# Contract

'He's such an important player' - Leinster hope Furlong deal will be done soon

Apr 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,844 Views 20 Comments

The IRFU have been negotiating with the Ireland tighthead prop.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# Brian O'Driscoll
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# Brian O'Driscoll

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:05 PM 450 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene
# Raw Materials
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# Raw Materials

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene

Apr 15th 2021, 8:34 PM 3,387 Views 0 Comments

Look no further than Ballinasloe RFC to see signs of Béibhinn Parsons’ potential influence on women’s rugby, and indeed women’s sport.

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption
# Quarantine
From The42
# Quarantine

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 10:30 PM 9,063 Views 4 Comments

France is being added to the government’s quarantine list on Thursday.

'You want to be performing to a level where it’s not up for debate, you just have to be picked'
# Ambition
From The42
# Ambition

'You want to be performing to a level where it’s not up for debate, you just have to be picked'

Apr 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,247 Views 24 Comments

Ulster’s Eric O’Sullivan is eager to push his game on and hit new targets in his career.

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'
# Interview
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# Interview

'One of the hardest things is loneliness for patients. We're used to seeing a relative hold their hand'

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 28,328 Views 2 Comments

Claire Molloy speaks to The42 about working as a doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic and the prospect of a women’s Lions team.

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season
# New Chapter
From The42
# New Chapter

Ireland U20 Head Coach to depart role at end of the season

Mar 23rd 2021, 3:45 PM 8,726 Views 6 Comments

The IRFU has announced that Kieran Campbell is set to ‘take up a new challenge.’

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster
# Signed And Sealed
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# Signed And Sealed

Cullen, Lancaster, Contepomi and McBryde extend contracts at Leinster

Mar 16th 2021, 6:03 PM 9,835 Views 37 Comments

Head coach Cullen has opted for a one-year rolling contract for personal reasons, while his trio of colleagues have signed on for two further seasons.

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
# Family First
From The42
# Family First

Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset

Mar 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 44,517 Views 51 Comments

The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.

Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU
# Dotted Line
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# Dotted Line

Earls signs one-year contract extension with IRFU

Mar 8th 2021, 3:37 PM 10,379 Views 29 Comments

The Limerick native has scored 33 tries in 91 Tests and will remain with his home province until 2022.

IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level
# Contracts
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# Contracts

IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level

Mar 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 4,706 Views 10 Comments

The senior Ireland leaders have both had their central contracts extended this week.

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract
# Staying Put
From The42
# Staying Put

Peter O'Mahony signs two-year extension to IRFU contract

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:01 PM 26,619 Views 83 Comments

The flanker’s new deal will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2022/23 season.

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
# New Deal
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# New Deal

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 5:50 PM 28,371 Views 29 Comments

The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.

Ulster's Iain Henderson signs new two-year IRFU contract
# Ulster
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# Ulster

Ulster's Iain Henderson signs new two-year IRFU contract

Feb 24th 2021, 11:23 AM 5,598 Views 13 Comments

The second-row has been capped 60 times by Ireland, making his international debut against South Africa in 2012

What's going on in Irish rugby's development pathway amidst Covid?
# National Talent Squad
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# National Talent Squad

What's going on in Irish rugby's development pathway amidst Covid?

Feb 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 4,509 Views 4 Comments

Peter Smyth, the IRFU’s Head of Elite Player Development, outlines the challenges.

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France
# Goals
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# Goals

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,939 Views 21 Comments

A home defeat to les Bleus would leave Ireland staring at a miserable Six Nations campaign.

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup
# RWC31
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# RWC31

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:36 AM 14,636 Views 22 Comments

An RFU spokesperson said a bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales was being considered.

IRFU cancel All-Ireland leagues for 2020-21 season due to Covid-19
# PULL THE PLUG
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# PULL THE PLUG

IRFU cancel All-Ireland leagues for 2020-21 season due to Covid-19

Jan 28th 2021, 3:25 PM 17,045 Views 19 Comments

The women’s interprovincial series has also been cancelled.

'Hopefully they'll be all sorted out over the next week or two' - Contract talks rumble on for Ireland players
# Negotiations
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# Negotiations

'Hopefully they'll be all sorted out over the next week or two' - Contract talks rumble on for Ireland players

Jan 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,634 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is just one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season.

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Some people are feeling isolated or alone, so this is more important than ever'

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,387 Views 4 Comments

Su Carty, who works with the IRFU and World Rugby, is part of Ohana ZERO Suicide.

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
# Negotiations
From The42
# Negotiations

Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season

Jan 14th 2021, 11:00 AM 6,268 Views 6 Comments

The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
# Contract
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# Contract

'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland

Dec 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 4,106 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills

Dec 3rd 2020, 5:32 PM 12,629 Views 10 Comments

Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

IRFU look to 'non-established areas' with project players less likely in future

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 8:00 PM 36,617 Views 32 Comments

Ireland recently had five players who qualified through residency in their starting XV.

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
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# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,573 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

'There are people who aren't working or have been laid off. It's sh**ty place to be'
# Pom
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# Pom

'There are people who aren't working or have been laid off. It's sh**ty place to be'

Dec 2nd 2020, 1:01 AM 12,031 Views 2 Comments

Peter O’Mahony says rugby players remain in a fortunate position despite contract talks being on hold.

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021
# State Of The Nation
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# State Of The Nation

Nucifora backs 'experienced' Ireland coaches to make big impact in 2021

Dec 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 3,663 Views 9 Comments

The union’s performance director says Ireland will be going out to win next year’s championship.

IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16
# Support
From The42
# Support

IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16

Nov 30th 2020, 3:17 PM 8,842 Views 20 Comments

The union is keen to see the Pro14 become a more competitive proposition.

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'
# Contracts
From The42
# Contracts

'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 3:15 PM 34,406 Views 57 Comments

The IRFU and the provinces are not currently entering contract negotiations with players.

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