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From The42 Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months Upping The Stakes

Saracens feeling buzz ahead of trip to Dublin for first meaningful match in months

Mark McCall’s men face Exeter in another ‘nothing’ game before travelling to Dublin in a bid to hang onto their European title.

From The42 Grace, traces of Twickenham and past glories kept Henshaw going while rugby was on hold We Go Again

Grace, traces of Twickenham and past glories kept Henshaw going while rugby was on hold

The old cliche about only being is good as your last game was best ignored by Ireland players these past six months.

From The42 Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad Go Again

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad

The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.

From The42 Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals Decision

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

The period will run from 1 July to 31 December this year.

From The42 Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Next Gen

Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.

From The42 Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return Rugby Returns

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

From The42 Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear Next Step

Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear

The second phase of testing with Connacht and Ulster will commence this week.

From The42 ‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’ New Normal

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’

Pandemic expert, Professor Gerard Killeen, argues half-empty stadiums with fans obliged to wear masks will be the norm in Ireland until a vaccine is found.

From The42 July Test rugby finally postponed, but rescheduling only poses more problems Comment

July Test rugby finally postponed, but rescheduling only poses more problems

Rugby seasons are arduous enough without cramming a backlog of fixtures in.

From The42 IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia Covid-19

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

From The42 'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that' Talent Development

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'

Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.

From The42 Leinster and Ireland back Fergus McFadden to retire when the season ends Signing Off

Leinster and Ireland back Fergus McFadden to retire when the season ends

As well as winning 34 Ireland caps, the versatile 33-year-old made 184 appearances for his province.

From The42 GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships Uncertainty

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships

With Health Minister Simon Harris warning there may not be mass gatherings in 2020, we answer the key questions that every sports fan is asking.

From The42 Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill Unverified By Wiese

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

From The42 Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today Hidden Gems This post contains videos

Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today

If you are going stir crazy sitting at home without any sport to watch then the solution to your boredom is here.

From The42 'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies' Sherry

'It was affecting me turning up the radio in the car... It was painful picking my kids up, changing nappies'

Mike Sherry makes his debut on The42 Rugby Weekly to give his assessment of where Munster stand under Johann van Graan, and reflect on his decision to retire at 31.

From The42 IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption Support

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the career of Donncha O'Callaghan? Fantastic 4

Quiz: How well do you remember the career of Donncha O'Callaghan?

Test your knowledge of the former Munster and Ireland lock as he marks his 41st birthday.

From The42 Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season to conclude with immediate effect Covid-19

Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season to conclude with immediate effect

‘The decision has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.’

From The42 The case for Joey Carbery to become Ireland's second playmaker from fullback Bold Move

The case for Joey Carbery to become Ireland's second playmaker from fullback

Bernard Jackman and Murray Kinsella explain why they both believe the Munster out-half will complement Johnny Sexton from 15 in the near future.

From The42 'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case' Foot And Mouth

'He tells the story that I kind of threw him under the bus with ROG, but that's not the case'

Shedding light on 2001′s foot-and-mouth-impacted Six Nations, Eddie O’Sullivan recalls his having to convince Warren Gatland to drop Ronan O’Gara after a Murrayfield disaster.

From The42 Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend AIL

Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend

Elsewhere, table-toppers Cork Con face UCC.

From The42 'We remember two years ago': England will find right emotional pitch for visit of Ireland, says Ford Pain And Gain

'We remember two years ago': England will find right emotional pitch for visit of Ireland, says Ford

‘You don’t want to look too far in the past but if it’s something you can use to get yourself to a higher level then you use it,’ explained the England out-half.

From The42 'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him' Debate

'I think if Conor isn't an 8/10 this week, you can't really keep picking him'

Murray Kinsella and Bernard Jackman make their cases for Conor Murray and John Cooney respectively.

From The42 'Let's see, now that that crutch has been removed, whether they do start taking those edges' Shackles

'Let's see, now that that crutch has been removed, whether they do start taking those edges'

With many expecting Ireland’s backs to be freed up under Mike Catt, Shane Horgan questions some of the ‘revisionism’ of Joe Schmidt’s tenure.

From The42 O'Sullivan, Coombes and McHenry earn senior deals as Munster announce six new contracts Promotion

O'Sullivan, Coombes and McHenry earn senior deals as Munster announce six new contracts

Stephen Archer, Dan Goggin and Liam O’Connor have each extended their senior deals by two years.

From The42 Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad New Era

Heffernan eyes vacant Irish hooker slot after inclusion in Farrell's Six Nations squad

‘Obviously Rory Best had the jersey pretty much locked down for the last number of years. There probably is a bit of an opening there.’

From The42 Resting of stars won't dilute 'one of the biggest derbies in world rugby' - Contempomi True Blue

Resting of stars won't dilute 'one of the biggest derbies in world rugby' - Contempomi

‘Munster won’t change the way they play because of the way Joey does or doesn’t play…’

From The42 Cronin returns and O'Brien debuts in the centre as Leinster name team for Ulster clash Mix And Match

Cronin returns and O'Brien debuts in the centre as Leinster name team for Ulster clash

Leo Cullen has opted for a blend of youth and experience for the visit of Dan McFarland’s Ulster.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Northampton Saints, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Northampton Saints, Champions Cup

Kick-off at the Aviva Stadium is at 17:15.

From The42 'A bit of a narrow focus' - Cullen not buying BOD and Nacewa's theory on Ireland's decline Counterargument

'A bit of a narrow focus' - Cullen not buying BOD and Nacewa's theory on Ireland's decline

‘There’s 12 Munster players. Why does nobody pick up the change of coaches in Munster? Did that have an effect?’

From The42 Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad November Tests

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad

Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.

From The42 'Ireland will probably look to help out Larmour by dropping someone else in alongside him' Vulnerability

'Ireland will probably look to help out Larmour by dropping someone else in alongside him'

Murray Kinsella, Andy Dunne and Gavan Casey discuss how they expect Ireland’s back three to fare against the Scots.

From The42 'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that' Cohesion

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'

Ben Darwin of GAIN LINE Analytics says Irish rugby has been getting plenty right.

From The42 'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby' Pathway

'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby'

The IRFU’s player pathway has been delivering positive results but there are still possible gaps.

From The42 Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule Parking The Dream This post contains videos

Lowe prepared to give his all for Ireland but conflicted by 'stupid' and 'weird' residency rule

The Leinster wing also revealed how close he was to making his All Blacks debut in 2015.

From The42 'Before I knew it, I was over there meeting everyone' - Rowntree sheds light on Munster move Just Like Home

'Before I knew it, I was over there meeting everyone' - Rowntree sheds light on Munster move

‘It just felt like my old club, it felt like Leicester: a big club, proud, big support base.’

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

Join us for minute-by-minute coverage from the Principality Stadium.

From The42 'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong' Time For Heroes

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

From The42 Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut On The Plane

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

The IRFU confirmed that the Munster fly-half should be available for selection in four to six weeks.

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