Munster Rugby

Maroons skipper Inglis urges his halves to run the ball in Origin II

AFTER 80 minutes of State of Origin together, Queensland’s halves are being urged by captain Greg Inglis to take “ownership” of the Maroons in …

Sport (Australia)

Ireland ring the changes for series decider with Australia

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made a number of changes for Saturday's decider against Australia.<p>A number of injuries have forced some changes …

Sport (N. Ireland)

State of Origin: Is Queensland halfback Ben Hunt under the most pressure heading into game two?

Ben Hunt was one of the major ins for Queensland in their State of Origin campaign in 2018, following the retirements of stalwarts Johnathan Thurston …


Nemo Rangers All-Ireland club finalist brought into Cork U20 team for Munster semi-final

CORK HAVE BROUGHT a member of the Nemo Rangers side that contested last March’s All-Ireland club final into their starting team for tomorrow night’s …


Champions Cup draw sees Ulster in Pool 4 alongside Scarlets, Racing 92 and Leicester

Ulster have been draw alongside Scarlets, Racing 92 and Leicester in Pool Four of the 2018/19 Champions Cup.<p>The province were among the fourth seeds …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Munster SHC as it happened: Toothless Limerick lose out as Cork and Clare book final spots

Clare booked their place in the Munster final in style with an 11-point win over Limerick. Cork needed a very strong finish to see off a brave …


Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos: Is the voluntary tackle officially dead?

They don’t come more voluntary than this.<p>Melbourne second-rower Ryan Hoffman created a gaping hole in the Broncos defensive line after bowling over …

Brisbane Broncos

'That would be a big factor in me potentially coming back' - Simon Zebo on the box he still wants to tick with Munster

Simon Zebo says that if he finishes his career without winning a trophy with Munster, it will be his 'biggest rugby regret'.<p>The 28-year-old leaves …


'It could be Carbery vs Kearney' - Luke Fitzgerald on why Munster move might not solve Ireland's out-half issue

Despite Joey Carbery moving to Munster in pursuit of more game time at out-half, Luke Fitzgerald still thinks that the talented 22-year-old could …


The Left Wing: Simon Zebo on his Paris adventure, World Cup prospects and Munster memories

On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Simon Zebo to discuss his imminent move to Paris to play for …


Cork vs Limerick, Munster hurling championship: Form teams in Munster go head-to-head in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Cork take on Limerick in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the latest Munster hurling championship round robin game this evening. Throw-in is at 7pm:


State of Origin: Andrew Johns identifies Cameron Munster as QLD's danger man

Greg Inglis and Billy Slater will be two of Queensland’s dangerous go-to weapons at the MCG on Wednesday night, but Blues great Andrew Johns believes …

Greg Inglis

Gavin Cooper has compared Cameron Munster to Maroons legend Johnathan Thurston

HE may feel Johnathan Thurston’s on-field absence the most but Gavin Cooper has hailed Queensland’s new pivot Cameron Munster, saying he is “very …


Best 'not quite ready' for Australia - Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says he will not take a risk on Rory Best's hamstring injury after leaving his captain out of the squad for the three-Test tour of Australia.<p>The Ulster hooker has been replaced by Munster's Niall Scannell with Johnny Sexton and Peter O'Mahony set to share the …

Sport (N. Ireland)

'Playing down in Thomond Park… Jesus' - Isa Nacewa recalls intense rivalry between Leinster and Munster

Isa Nacewa was made know about the rivalry between Munster and Leinster very early on in his career for the men in blue.<p>Nacewa, who recently retired …


ULSTER: Ian Keatley in contention for move from Munster

With Leinster’s Joe Carbery’s move to Munster confirmed, Ulster could find themselves with an Irish qualified outhalf from the Southern most Province<b>.</b><p>…


Joey Carbery: Fly-half to move to Munster for next season


Joe Schmidt admits surprise at Joey Carbery's move to Munster

Joe Schmidt admits Joey Carbery's move to Munster has caught him by surprise.<p>Ireland head coach Schmidt and David Nucifora, the IRFU's director of …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Munster confirm long-term absence for O'Donoghue as young prop signs new deal

Jack O'Donoghue was stretchered off in the Guinness Pro14 semi-final defeat to Leinster. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO<p>JACK O’DONOGHUE HAS had surgery …


David Kelly: Joey Carbery’s Munster move may benefit Ireland but could have damaging long-term implications

It seems as if the weight of the world must be resting upon the slight shoulders of Joey Carbery. Or, at the very least, the weight of the World …


Declan Kidney's London Irish to meet Munster in Cork for pre-season

Kidney taking the Heineken Cup to Limerick in 2006.<p>Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO<p>Kidney taking the Heineken Cup to Limerick in 2006.<p>Image: Cathal …

London Irish

Paul O'Connell to leave Munster Academy role

Paul O’Connell is set to leave his advisory role with the Munster Academy, as the former Ireland captain ponders his next move.<p>O’Connell was …


Munster boss Johann van Graan meets Joey Carbery over possible move to Thomond Park

The Irish Independent understands that Munster have stepped up their pursuit to sign Joey Carbery, with head coach Johann van Graan having recently …


Munster: 'There were times when I just didn’t want to play'

“Are you sure he’s going to be right to play?” one of the Queenslanders asked Smith.<p>Munster laughed. Nervously.<p>Now, inside the Queensland …

Sport (Australia) | Ireland include 2 uncapped players for Australia tour

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has named uncapped duo Ross Byrne and Tadhg Beirne in his squad for the forthcoming tour to Australia.

Sport (South Africa)

Gloucester sign Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler

LONDON (AFP) -<p>English Premiership side Gloucester announced the signing of Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler for the 2018/19 season on Monday.<p>The giant South African joined the Irish side last year from Top 14 outfit Racing 92.<p>The 26-year-old was suspended for two years over a failed drugs test during …

South Africa

SA lock Gerbrandt Grobler signs for Gloucester Rugby

GLOUCESTER – Gloucester Rugby on Monday announced the signing of South African lock Gerbrandt Grobler for the 2018/2019 season.Grobler, 25, who …

Sport (South Africa)

Gerbrandt Grobler: Gloucester sign South African lock from Munster


'We want him to stay' - Leinster still hoping Carbery remains amidst Munster interest

The 22-year-old out-half has a big decision in front of him ahead of next season.


Gloucester confirm signing of Munster second row Gerbrandt Grobler

Grobler played 11 times for Munster this season.<p>Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO<p>Grobler played 11 times for Munster this season.<p>Image: Oisin …