Jacob Stockdale

Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale out for six to eight weeks with hamstring strain

Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with a grade 2 hamstring strain sustained in training last week.

Ulster

Paul Gustard fires up Harlequins side using the bear necessities as 6ft 3in animal appears in the dressing room

New Harlequins chief Paul Gustard is looking to add extra bite to his defence — by putting a 6ft 3in brown bear in the team room.<p>The former England …

Sport (UK)

Ulster star Jacob Stockdale out for 6-8 weeks after hamstring tear

The province confirmed the news via their Twitter account this afternoon.<p>He could miss up to four rounds of the PRO14.<p>There was better news for …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Big blow for Ulster as injury lay-off for Jacob Stockdale is confirmed

The Six Nations record-breaker looks set to be sidelined until October after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Leicester Tigers

Late blow for Ireland

Ireland hooker Sean Cronin has been ruled out of the third Test against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.<p>Cronin suffered a hamstring injury in …

South African Rugby

Ireland stars Bundee Aki and Jacob Stockdale return for series decider against Australia

<b>IRELAND head coach Joe Schmidt brings back Bundee Aki and Jacob Stockdale for the third and final test against Australia in Sydney this Saturday.</b><p>Sean …

Bundee Aki

Ireland change five for series decider

CJ Stander will start at blindside flank for Ireland in the third Test against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.<p>The South African shifts from No 8 …

South African Rugby

Jacob Stockdale: Ireland and Ulster star set to shine in Oz

Jacob Stockdale will swap his new Lurgan club blazer for his Irish one this week as he heads ‘Down Under’ for the three-Test series against Australia.<p>…

Six Nations Championship

Watch: Ulster defeat Ospreys in European play-off

Ulster score four tries in a 35-17 win over the Ospreys at Kingpsan Stadium in the play-off to decide the final Pro14 team to take part in next season's Champions Cup.<p>Craig Gilroy touched down twice, with Kieran Treadwell and Jacob Stockdale also crossing for the hosts.<p>Alun Wyn Jones, Jeff Hassler …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Rugby Players Ireland: Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale win Player awards

<b>Ireland wingers Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale won the top individual prizes at the Rugby Players Ireland Awards.</b><p>Earls was voted the Players' Player of the Year after a he played a key role in Ireland's Grand Slam-winning season.<p>Stockdale was named the Young Player of the Year after making his …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Ulster and Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale

Six Nations Player of the Tournament Jacob Stockdale talks embarrassing moments, try-scoring celebrations and animal facts<p><b>Downtime with Ulster and</b> …

Rugby Union

Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale criticises Brian O'Driscoll's 'basket case' comments

<b>Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale has hit back after Brian O'Driscoll described the team as a "bit of a basket case".</b><p>The former Ireland captain made the comments in relation to the issues facing the province including poor form and their coach leaving this summer.<p>O'Driscoll added that players could be …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Jacob Stockdale seals win as Ulster keep Ospreys scoreless at Kingspan Stadium

Ulster 8 Ospreys 0<p>They left it late to secure the four points with Jacob Stockdale profiting from a spilt ball in the last minute to run in near the …

Welsh Rugby

Watch: Ulster see off Ospreys in Pro14

Jacob Stockdale scores in the final minute as Ulster edge past Ospreys 8-0 in a low-scoring Pro14 encounter in Belfast.<p>John Cooney's seventh-minute penalty was followed by a scoreless 74 minutes, although each side had a try ruled out.<p>Stockdale collected a lose ball in the dying seconds and ran …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Jacob Stockdale shines as Ulster keep slim Pro14 play-off hopes alive with a tight win against Edinburgh

Edinburgh 20 Ulster 33<p>The Irish side had to win to keep alive their slim hopes of breaking into the top three in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14, …

Ulster

2018 Six Nations – Jacob Stockdale wins Player of the Tournament

Tom Lovelace gives an insight into what it’s like to fulfil your international dream for one of rugby’s smaller nations<p><b>What’s it like to play</b> …

Rugby Union

Jacob Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been voted NatWest 6 Nations Player of the Championship to mark his efforts in a Grand Slam-winning campaign for Joe Schmidt's side.<p>The Ulster star bagged a Six Nations record seven tries as he helped Ireland secure an clean sweep for only the third time in their …

Rugby Union

Stockdale named Six Nations player of championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has reflected on "a truly memorable few weeks" after being named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.<p>The …

Six Nations Championship

Jacob Stockdale: Ireland hotshot named 2018 Six Nations player of the tournament

Ireland's Jacob Stockdale has been voted the Six Nations Player of the Championship after scoring a record seven tries during the …

Sport (UK)

Jacob Stockdale named Six Nations Player of the Tournament as Ireland claim top four spots

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has been named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.<p>The 21-year-old Ulster player scored a Six Nations record …

Six Nations Championship

Six Nations 2018: Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale voted Player of the Championship

<b>Winger Jacob Stockdale has been voted the Six Nations Player of the Championship, with three of his Ireland team-mates completing the top four.</b><p>The Ulster star, 21, scored a record seven tries in the 2018 tournament, which saw the Irish complete only their third ever Grand Slam.<p>Scrum-half Conor …

Sport (N. Ireland)

The Rugby Debate: Winning does not matter - England should rest their top stars in South Africa

Let Anthony Watson's Achilles injury be a lesson. The Bath and England full-back is out for the rest of the season following England's defeat to Ireland.<p>Given the rate of attrition for England's British and Irish Lions since last summer's tour, Watson may not be the last either.<p>Elliot Daly and Maro …

Rugby Union

Jacob Stockdale: Ireland Grand Slam hero set to feature in Ulster's Cardiff contest

<b>Ireland Grand Slam hero Jacob Stockdale is in line to feature for Ulster in Saturday's must-win Pro14 game against Cardiff Blues.</b><p>In an interview with BBC Sport NI on Tuesday, the wing said he would return to Ulster training on Wednesday which suggests he will feature in Cardiff.<p>The 21-year-old …

Sport (N. Ireland)

ESPN Six Nations Awards 2018

The dust has settled on another thrilling Six Nations but just as Irish heads begin to clear, there is yet more silverware to distribute.<p>Celebrating …

Gregor Townsend

The Left Wing LIVE: Luke Fitzgerald on Grand Slam achievement - and whether Ireland can win the 2019 World Cup

On tonight's live episode of The Left Wing, Luke Fitzgerald and Will Slattery are joined by Irish Independent rugby correspondent Ruaidhri O'Connor …

Six Nations Championship

Joe Schmidt, the hard taskmaster who turned Ireland into a formidable machine

The cancellation of Ireland’s Grand Slam homecoming celebrations on Sunday was proof that Joe Schmidt’s seemingly omnipotent powers do have certain limits.<p>In nearly every other aspect during this year’s tournament, Schmidt has been the master of all he has surveyed. At times during his five-year …

Sport (UK)

Ireland forced to postpone Grand Slam homecoming event due to adverse weather

The Ireland team homecoming planned for Sunday afternoon has been cancelled due to heavy snowfall.<p>Free tickets for the event were made available following Ireland's win at Twickenham on Saturday for a presentation with the squad for the public at 4:30pm at the Aviva Stadium.<p>"We regret to advise …

Rugby Union

Eddie Jones warns some players may not turn out for England again after fifth-place finish

England’s 24-15 defeat to Ireland, their third championship loss in a row, prompted Eddie Jones to warn his squad that some of them may not make it to the 2019 World Cup.<p>It is England’s worst run since 2006. France’s losing bonus point in their 14-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff consigned England to a …

Rugby Union

Ireland prove they are more than just the Jonny Sexton show

There was a brief moment – very brief, it must be said – when it felt as if Ireland’s Grand Slam hopes might just be in the balance here. With Joe Schmidt’s team down to 14 men midway through the first half, and England having scored through Elliot Daly to ignite hopes of a comeback, Johnny Sexton …

Rugby Union

England 15 Ireland 24: Visitors outclass struggling hosts on St Patrick's Day to clinch third Grand Slam title

Tumult for one, calamity for the other. For Ireland the Grand Slam, thoroughly deserved with a slick, superbly-crafted victory, one that sent their supporters heading towards the bars to toast their emerald heroes with gallons of the black stuff.<p>Rumour has it Ireland won the drinking games, too, …

Rugby Union