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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.

From The42 Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby Taking A Break

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

From The42 Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career Irish Rugby

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career

Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.

From The42 Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension Done Deal

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

From The42 A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health State Of The Nation

A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health

David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.

From The42 'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place' Problem Child This post contains videos

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'

AIL rugby is too entertaining to be sold so short.

From The42 Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain Leader Of Men

Henderson a student of Best but 'not expecting' to be named new Ulster captain

Iain Henderson is the epitome of the side Ulster are trying to become, and fast becoming.

From The42 Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship? Why Not This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Is it time to bring back the inter-pro championship?

A suggestion sent via email got Murray and Andy’s juices flowing on this week’s The42 Rugby Weekly.

From The42 'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?' Stuck In The Middle This post contains videos

'Munster are The Inbetweeners now... What are they trying to do?'

Andy Dunne believes Munster’s current squad is capable of winning a European Cup, but says coaching issues are holding them back.

From The42 Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash Injury Table

Roux likely to miss Connacht's season-defining Cardiff clash

The Ireland international is suffering from a virus ahead of Saturday’s game.

Relaxed Murray nearing return to his best in Munster colours, says rival Mathewson

‘He is not putting too much pressure on himself and he is back having fun playing’, said the Kiwi of his fellow no.9.

From The42 Addison's World Cup prospects hindered by season-ending back surgery Setback

Addison's World Cup prospects hindered by season-ending back surgery

Ulster hope the 26-year-old will return to full fitness for pre-season.

From The42 McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day' Player Movement

McGrath's Ulster switch leaves Cullen with 'mixed thoughts, depending on the day'

The prop will leave Leinster at the end of the season after deciding to pursue greater opportunities in Belfast.

From The42 Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy Appointment

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

From The42 Sexton out for Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster Team News

Sexton out for Leinster's Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster

Ross Byrne lines out at number 10, while Jordan Larmour also gets the nod at fullback ahead of Rob Kearney.

From The42 'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland The42 Rugby Weekly

'There are multiple relatively easy fixes' but approach must change for Ireland

Players respond to freedom, says Andy Dunne on this week’s podcast.

From The42 'Hunted' Ireland struggling with expectation of being top dogs - Hansen Under Pressure

'Hunted' Ireland struggling with expectation of being top dogs - Hansen

‘It’s different when you’re sitting at the top of the tree. Not many teams cope with it that well,’ said the Kiwi.

From The42 'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity Looking Back

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

From The42 Moynihan kicks 14 points as Cork Con see past Clontarf, while Dublin University edge UCC Roundup

Moynihan kicks 14 points as Cork Con see past Clontarf, while Dublin University edge UCC

A round-up of today’s AIL Division 1A action.

From The42 Cork Con take big step towards semi-final place, while Terenure get boost in relegation battle Wrap

Cork Con take big step towards semi-final place, while Terenure get boost in relegation battle

A round-up of today’s AIL Division 1A action.

From The42 Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A Wrap

Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A

A round-up of today’s AIL action.

From The42 The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves Talking Points

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

From The42 Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad Fresh Faces

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

From The42 All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend Club Rugby

All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend

Lansdowne are bound for Dooradoyle to meet top-flight rivals Garryowen, while City of Armagh face fellow Division 1B side Buccaneers.

From The42 'If you're good enough, you're ready. They'll give you a chance - it's just about taking it' Shining Larmour

'If you're good enough, you're ready. They'll give you a chance - it's just about taking it'

Jordan Larmour won’t be taking his foot off the gas in 2019.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish rugby year? Quickfire Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember the Irish rugby year?

It was a momentous 2018 for Irish rugby, but how much of it do you remember?

From The42 'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country' Zeebs

'The dream is always going to be alive. I'd always love to represent my country'

Simon Zebo would relish the opportunity to pull on the green jersey again.

From The42 Woodward 'almost filled with despair' that England have lost Farrell to Ireland Masterstroke

Woodward 'almost filled with despair' that England have lost Farrell to Ireland

Clive Woodward is at a loss as to why Andy Farrell was discarded after England’s abysmal 2015 Rugby World Cup.

From The42 All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury Window Washer

All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury

Moody suffered a torn eyelid during a lineout drill in training, and will be out for six weeks.

From The42 CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year Standouts This post contains videos

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year

Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.

From The42 'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster New Beginnings

'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster

Having spent his entire playing and coaching career with the province, the former full-back moved to Bath earlier this year.

From The42 'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer Man Management

'It was like I had a little Joe Schmidt on my right shoulder yelling at me': Mike Ross on his former gaffer

Former Ireland and Leinster prop Mike Ross was a guest on the latest episode of the Heineken Rugby Weekly.

From The42 'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more The Blur

'A few of the lads are calling me Spike' - Rob Kearney on his speed times, unseen fullback play and more

The Leinster fullback will win his 200th Leinster cap tomorrow against Munster.

From The42 New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series Kitted Out

New Ireland rugby shirts launched ahead of November series

The alternate jersey is teal green with dark blue accents, no less.

From The42 Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win 7 Up

Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win

The win over Australia capped a successful campaign.

From The42 Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns Famous Win This post contains videos

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns

Ireland’s quarter-final versus the Black Ferns will be broadcast live on Eir Sport from 1:30am.

From The42 Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy Sevens Heaven

Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy

A big victory over Germany seals more silverware for Ireland in Paris.

From The42 Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak German Inefficiency

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak

The Samoans were far too strong for Germany in the first leg of their play-off in Apia earlier today.

The Ballsbridge pub owned by Irish rugby players was flooded with beer after a tank burst

Jamie Heaslip called it “an accidental foam party”.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win Men At Work

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win

Murray Kinsella witnessed Joe Schmidt’s side complete a hugely-successful season earlier.

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