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Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont
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Simon Zebo scores late winning try in the snow for Racing against Clermont

Jan 4th 2021, 9:08 AM 13,628 Views 7 Comments

The Cork man gathered Finn Russell’s cross-field kick to seal the victory.

Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
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Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 12,231 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old was formerly part of the Ulster academy.

US-qualified out-half Luke Carty signs for the Los Angeles Giltinis
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US-qualified out-half Luke Carty signs for the Los Angeles Giltinis

Dec 15th 2020, 11:57 AM 12,728 Views 13 Comments

The former Connacht academy man is now hoping to push his career forward in America.

Referendum on vote in presidential elections among key priorities in new diaspora strategy
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Referendum on vote in presidential elections among key priorities in new diaspora strategy

Nov 18th 2020, 6:21 PM 17,603 Views 27 Comments

Addressing barriers facing emigrants who are returning home is another key commitment in the strategy.

'Part of me was thinking, 'You're working in a Test match against the All Blacks''
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'Part of me was thinking, 'You're working in a Test match against the All Blacks''

Nov 15th 2020, 10:00 AM 42,567 Views 1 Comment

Cobh man Shane Lehane has joined the Wallabies set-up in recent months.

'This is something to be grasped around the world, it could be a massive success'
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'This is something to be grasped around the world, it could be a massive success'

Nov 14th 2020, 7:45 AM 10,700 Views 1 Comment

Irishman Declan Bannon coached the Eden Lizards to a national under 85kg rugby title in New Zealand.

Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol
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Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol

Nov 10th 2020, 11:17 AM 9,524 Views 4 Comments

The Irish pair have signed new one-year deals ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Exeter's Irish stalwarts victorious but Simon Zebo superb in defeat for Racing
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Exeter's Irish stalwarts victorious but Simon Zebo superb in defeat for Racing

Oct 17th 2020, 8:08 PM 14,373 Views 12 Comments

Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten have been key men in the English club’s rise.

Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success
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Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success

Oct 17th 2020, 3:09 PM 13,260 Views 4 Comments

The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.

'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'
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'It was tough, I would have had aspirations of staying on in Leinster'

Oct 4th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,678 Views 11 Comments

27-year-old hooker Bryan Byrne has found a new lease of life with Pat Lam’s Bristol.

Irishman Maguire involved against Leinster after earning short-term deal in Dragons
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Irishman Maguire involved against Leinster after earning short-term deal in Dragons

Oct 1st 2020, 4:15 PM 10,034 Views 0 Comments

The loosehead prop was part of Leinster’s training squad earlier this year.

Analysis: Limerick man Prendergast's influence getting best from Racing stars
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# Attack

Analysis: Limerick man Prendergast's influence getting best from Racing stars

Sep 30th 2020, 7:00 PM 5,868 Views 3 Comments

The 43-year-old has earned an ever-growing reputation in French rugby.

'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines
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'His tactical acumen and leadership are vital to the team' - Donnacha Ryan shines

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 43,409 Views 38 Comments

The Tipperary man came in for big praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final
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# Finalists

Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final

Sep 26th 2020, 3:02 PM 21,046 Views 33 Comments

Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.

'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'
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'The break made me appreciate what we have, really re-focus and re-motivate'

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 12,134 Views 9 Comments

Simon Zebo made his return from injury last weekend as Racing secured a Champions Cup semi-final.

Irishman Prendergast plots Racing tactics to break down Saracens defence
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Irishman Prendergast plots Racing tactics to break down Saracens defence

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:35 PM 11,676 Views 21 Comments

The French club’s attack coach is enjoying working with compatriots Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan.

Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle
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Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle

Sep 8th 2020, 11:33 AM 14,052 Views 25 Comments

Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.

'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'
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'I loved coaching with Munster. I just felt the time was right to move on'

Sep 6th 2020, 8:00 AM 41,679 Views 11 Comments

Jerry Flannery is back in the professional game as lineout coach with Premiership club Harlequins.

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read
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Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read

Sep 1st 2020, 10:19 AM 7,875 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Sligo man first moved to New Zealand last year.

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
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O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down

Aug 28th 2020, 2:52 PM 7,684 Views 4 Comments

The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.

Adeolokun and McCabe join Pat Lam's Bristol on short-term deals
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# Familiar Faces

Adeolokun and McCabe join Pat Lam's Bristol on short-term deals

Aug 27th 2020, 10:21 AM 10,948 Views 8 Comments

The wing and loosehead prop have signed on until the end of the 2019/20 season.

Ex-Ulster lock Jack Regan named in Mitre 10 Cup squad in New Zealand
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Ex-Ulster lock Jack Regan named in Mitre 10 Cup squad in New Zealand

Aug 27th 2020, 9:39 AM 7,877 Views 5 Comments

The 23-year-old is part of the Otago set-up for the upcoming Kiwi competition.

Irish players involved as English Premiership has first midweek games
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# Irish Abroad

Irish players involved as English Premiership has first midweek games

Aug 26th 2020, 10:50 AM 6,771 Views 10 Comments

36-year-old Gareth Steenson helped Rob Baxter’s Exeter to victory last night.

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'
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'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 41,967 Views 2 Comments

20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.

Ex-Ulster back row Montgomery makes Premiership debut for Worcester
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Ex-Ulster back row Montgomery makes Premiership debut for Worcester

Aug 22nd 2020, 4:40 PM 6,475 Views 2 Comments

Former Ireland U20 centre Oli Morris also featured in the defeat to Wasps.

Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians drawn in Europa League against sides from Finland and Hungary
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Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians drawn in Europa League against sides from Finland and Hungary

Aug 10th 2020, 1:11 PM 5,114 Views 0 Comments

Derry City will meet Lithuanian side Riterai.

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster
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# New Challenge

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster

Aug 7th 2020, 3:13 PM 11,654 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.

Ex-Ireland U20 prop Trenier signs for Premiership club Harlequins
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Ex-Ireland U20 prop Trenier signs for Premiership club Harlequins

Jul 27th 2020, 12:50 PM 7,721 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old tighthead has spent the past three seasons in the Championship.

Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster
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Irish lock O'Shea signs for French Pro D2 club after leaving Munster

Jul 6th 2020, 11:26 AM 9,889 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has agreed to a two-year deal with Vannes.

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd
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# CONFIRMED

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd

Jul 5th 2020, 11:24 AM 8,073 Views 7 Comments

Both clubs have confirmed their starting teams for the clash at Turf Moor.

Contrasting emotions for Irish stars in Germany as Barrett's winner not enough to save Köln from relegation
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# Heartbreak Hotel

Contrasting emotions for Irish stars in Germany as Barrett's winner not enough to save Köln from relegation

Jun 28th 2020, 5:43 PM 3,021 Views 0 Comments

A win over Diane Caldwell’s SC Sand ultimately made no odds, while Claire O’Riordan’s MSV Duisburg survived the drop.

Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis
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Irish hooker Bryan Byrne joins Pat Lam's Bristol on permanent basis

Jun 26th 2020, 10:21 AM 6,610 Views 17 Comments

The 26-year-old was with the Premiership club on loan from Leinster before the lockdown.

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
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# Irlandais

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:16 PM 10,432 Views 20 Comments

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

'I didn't want to be in the game just for the sake of saying I'm a pro rugby player'
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'I didn't want to be in the game just for the sake of saying I'm a pro rugby player'

Updated Jun 15th 2020, 8:03 PM 23,103 Views 4 Comments

Ricky Andrew played for Ulster 21 times but now coaches and plays in Valencia in Spain.

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'
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'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'

Jun 13th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,196 Views 7 Comments

Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.

'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'
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'The Championship is struggling... I've seen people get really screwed over'

May 27th 2020, 7:35 PM 19,343 Views 1 Comment

Mark Best spent two years on a development contract with Ulster but never got a senior debut.

'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'
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'I'd love to get into an academy somewhere because I want to play pro rugby'

Updated May 21st 2020, 8:00 PM 17,813 Views 9 Comments

19-year-old Dublin native Karl Keane is part of the USA U20s squad.

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal
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# Au Revoir

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

May 18th 2020, 7:16 PM 13,823 Views 12 Comments

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'
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'We were getting relegated, everything had gone to sh*t. I was done'

May 17th 2020, 7:45 AM 11,449 Views 1 Comment

Ruairí Cushion played in the Championship for six years and now coaches with Exeter.

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'
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'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

May 10th 2020, 8:00 AM 48,673 Views 6 Comments

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

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