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#Women's Rugby

From The42 Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England Shut Out

Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England

Adam Griggs’ side were outclassed and suffered their first defeat of the year.

From The42 IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook In The Cold

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook

The IRFU have blamed the issue on a problem with the water heater in the Wales changing room.

From The42 Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland Ever Ready

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland

The Rush woman was grateful to the Donnybrook crowd that kept her going when her ‘lungs were bursting, body is screaming.’

From The42 Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas' Red Alert

Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas'

Adam Griggs’ side are chasing a repeat of the 2018 win over Wales. They have only beaten Scotland since.

From The42 Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio 6 Nations

Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio

Eimear Considine will face a fitness test later this week, while Cliodhna Moloney is progressing through concussion RTP protocols.

From The42 'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.

From The42 'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it' Hard Fought

'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs was a relieved man after yesterday’s 18-14 win over Scotland.

From The42 Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway Footwork

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

From The42 Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

A sizzling start had Ireland in control in the first half, but they were left to hang on.

From The42 'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women Fortress

'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women

Three wins is the stated goal for this year’s Championship. So Ireland Women must make their home a foreboding place for opponents.

From The42 'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

After increasingly fiery training sessions and a winter’s worth of talk, Lindsay Peat is ready to pour her all into turning Ireland’s form around.

From The42 Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile 6 Nations

Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile

The Wasps hooker missed last year’s Six Nations through injury and is eager to sting Scotland.

From The42 Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Here are your ridiculously early Women’s Six Nations predictions.

From The42 Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash 'quins The Season

Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash

Ben Armstrong’s side will take on in-form Harlequins after a Premiership fixture.

From The42 New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland Building Up

New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland

Adam Griggs has eight uncapped players hoping to make an impression ahead of a November Test against Wales.

From The42 Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX ANOTHER GEAR

Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX

The inaugural tournament will be played out next Tuesday in London.

From The42 'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day' Higher And Higher

'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'

Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.

From The42 Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy Women's Rugby

Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy

Adam Griggs’ side have just one Test match set for November.

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 Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly' International Rugby

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'

The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.

From The42 'We do need more than one AIL club in Munster': Considine hoping to light the way in inter-pro semi-finals Women's Rugby

'We do need more than one AIL club in Munster': Considine hoping to light the way in inter-pro semi-finals

The international fullback captains the southern province against Connacht in Templeville Road today.

From The42 Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster Women's Inter-pros

Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster

‘There’s nothing they did that we couldn’t have a response to,’ says Beth Cregan after looking back on the loss to Leinster in the round robin stage.

From The42 Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster Women's Rugby

Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster

Connacht are next up for Munster after the western province forced a win in Ulster.

From The42 Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster Women's Inter-pros This post contains videos

Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster

Molly Scuffil McCabe set Leinster on course for a convincing win in Armagh.

From The42 Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand New Era

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand

This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.

From The42 'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level' Brains Trust

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'

Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.

From The42 Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games Next Gen

Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games

This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.

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 Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s Tokyo Drift

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s

Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.

From The42 Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals Big In Japan This post contains videos

Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals

A big win over Fiji to start the day made all the difference as France await in the quarter-finals.

From The42 Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals The Business End

Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals

The defending champs secured top spot again with a win over Galwegians, while Old Belvedere defeated Blackrock to seal home advantage in the knockout round.

From The42 Ireland look to defence for next building block against France Women's Rugby

Ireland look to defence for next building block against France

The attack functioned for Adam Grigg’s side in the loss to Italy, but against the formidable French Ireland will have to pick their battles.

From The42 Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more Transition Complete

Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more

The Clare woman first sampled 15-a-side international rugby in 2017 and went travelling after that year’s World Cup. She has returned all the better for the experience.

From The42 Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat Back To Front

Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat

Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.

From The42 Australia women's captain Patu banned for biting arm of international team-mate Making A Mark This post contains videos

Australia women's captain Patu banned for biting arm of international team-mate

Video footage was damning for Patu, though the minimum sentence for the offence was halved by the disciplinary committee.

From The42 Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo Women's Rugby

Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo

Here’s what you may have missed in the 12th round of women’s AIL fixtures this weekend.

From The42 Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland Forza Italia

Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland

Adam Griggs’ side take two bonus points away from Parma, but will rue defensive errors which led to a thrilling Italy win.

From The42 In-form Niamh Briggs shines once again as UL Bohs beat Railway Union Class Act

In-form Niamh Briggs shines once again as UL Bohs beat Railway Union

Meanwhile, there were wins for Cooke and Blackrock in the Women’s AIL.

From The42 17-year-old Parsons set for 7s World Series debut as Ireland head for Sydney Women's Rugby

17-year-old Parsons set for 7s World Series debut as Ireland head for Sydney

The young flyer is one of three players travelling after being involved in Six Nations prep with the 15-a-side team.

From The42 Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales Warm-up

Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales

Adam Griggs’ side picked up a confidence-boosting result at Donnybrook this afternoon.

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