Pro12

'I don’t want my last Munster game to be losing to Leinster'

Simon Zebo didn’t get the romantic farewell he wanted as he said goodbye to Munster fans at the RDS yesterday.

Munster

Anticipation mounts ahead of mammoth Munster Championship opener

<b>All roads lead to the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon as Tipperary’s Senior Hurlers face Limerick in their opening Munster Championship game.</b><p>Up first …

Hurling

John Barclay: Scarlets back-rower a doubt for Pro14 final

<b>Scarlets could be without Scotland back-rower John Barclay for their Pro14 final in Dublin next Saturday.</b><p>The 31-year-old suffered suspected ankle and Achilles injuries early on in Friday's semi-final win at Glasgow.<p>It means the Edinburgh-bound player's five-season playing stint at Scarlets could be …

Sport (N. Ireland)

NZ-born Irish centre Bundee Aki to lead NZ-heavy Baabaas squad against England

Ireland centre Bundee Aki will lead a Barbarians side featuring several former All Blacks in a non-cap fixture against England at Twickenham next …

Sport (New Zealand)

Paddy Jackson has 'no offers of employment' following rape trial acquittal

Former Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson is "without employment ... and without an offer of employment" following the high profile trial …

Ulster Rugby

Cork And Clare Name Their Teams For Sunday's Munster Hurling Clash

<b>This Sunday sees the beginning of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship with the new round-robin format in place, there will be no shortage of</b> …

Hurling

'We're always looking' - Leinster considering move for foreign signing

LEINSTER HEAD COACH Leo Cullen indicated that the province are considering their options in the transfer market as they get set to lose captain Isa …

Leinster

Here’s Dublin’s Team To Face Wexford In Sunday’s Leinster Championship Game

<b>Pat Gilroy has named his starting XV ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Leinster Championship clash versus Wexford.</b><p>As reported, Conal Keaney is one …

Hurling

Who is Richard Parks?

RICHARD Parks is back for a second series of adventures on BBC's Extreme Wales.<p>Here's the lowdown on the TV presenter and former Welsh …

Celebrity News (UK)

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

CONNACHT’S SEARCH FOR a new head coach to replace the sacked Kieran Keane is continuing, with Andy Friend and John Dobson emerging as strong …

Eddie Jones

Glasgow 13 Scarlets 28: Reigning champions humble powderpuff Warriors

Glasgow’s evening started badly with the news that Stuart Hogg was a last minute withdrawal. It got worse when Rhys Patchell brushed Nick Grigg aside to go over with barely three minutes on the clock. And from there it careered downhill at breakneck speed as champions Scarlets coasted to an away …

Sport (UK)

Doubts raised over Jono Gibbes coaching Waikato rugby

Jono Gibbes made his name in Waikato colours.<p>Jono Gibbes appears to be having second thoughts about returning from Europe to coach Waikato this …

New Zealand Rugby

Morning top 5: Investigations continue after suspicious death of teenager; four Irish men held in Spain over €3.4m drugs seizure

<b>Gardaí are appealing for assistance from the public in relation to the suspicious death of a 14-year-old girl in Dublin.</b><p>It follows the discovery of …

Ulster Rugby

Finn Russell can lead Glasgow Warriors to final on last Scotstoun appearance

Finn Russell plays his final game for Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun in Pro14 semi-final... what an end it would be if he can lead them to</b> …

Sport (UK)

Relegation a major sore point with Leinster counties facing up to harsh reality of what lies ahead

Moves to change the format of the hurling championships after one season are likely to get under way next month when the Leinster campaign drops one …

Hurling

Wales withdraw three England-based players after Premiership Rugby refuses to release them

Wales have dropped Josh Adams, Luke Charteris and Tomas Francis from their summer tour squad after Premiership Rugby refused to release the trio to prepare for the Test against South Africa on June 2.<p>In-form Worcester Warriors wing Adams, the Premiership’s joint-top try-scorer with 13, Bath lock …

Rugby Union

Ulster Rugby lifts ban on news reporters

<b>News reporters are no longer banned from Ulster Rugby press conferences after the club lifted a recent ban.</b><p>Last month, it prevented news journalists from attending pre-match press conferences at the Kingspan stadium, but admitted sports reporters.<p>The National Union of Journalists and many NUJ …

Ulster Rugby

Rugby ‘has woken up to injury dangers’

Former Ireland rugby international Bernard Jackman believes the sport has woken up to the dangers of head injuries, amid warnings that litigation …

Newport Gwent Dragons

Northern Ireland women's futsal team back Don't Tackle It Alone campaign | IFA

The Northern Ireland women’s international futsal team are preparing for their next set of development games in Scotland this weekend - and they will …

IFA

Gibbes hails 'real rugby technician' McFarland

Jono Gibbes says he is impressed by the man who will succeed him as Ulster head coach next season.<p>Gibbes spoke to the Scotland assistant coach Dan McFarland about the squad he will inherit at Ulster and said McFarland will add a lot to the province when he takes charge at Kingspan Stadium.<p>Former …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Connacht: Former Ulster hooker Jonny Murphy joins from Rotherham

<b>Connacht have added another forward to their squad for next season following the signing of former Ulster hooker Jonny Murphy from Rotherham Titans.</b><p>The Craigavon native has previously represented Ireland at underage level.<p>Murphy is the second forward to move to Galway in as many days after the …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Wales legend Mike Phillips reveals the most wonderful family news

Wales rugby legend Mike Phillips has announced the wonderful news that he and his wife are expecting a baby.<p>The 94-times capped Wales international …

News (Wales)

Rory Best: Ulster captain a doubt for European play-off against Ospreys

Ulster captain Rory Best is an injury doubt for his side's Pro14 play-off against Ospreys at Kingspan Stadium.

Rory Best

Sport24.co.za | Ex-coach Ackermann has advice for Lions

Ex-Lions coach Johan Ackermann says he still keenly follows the interests of his former team.

Sport (South Africa)

Red Hand Podcast Ulster Championship Special

Nothing Beats Being There….Ulster Championship Sunday…Healy Park…Tyrone Monaghan….We have all the build up with our own Barry O’Donnell, Mickey …

Ulster

#95: Cardiff Blues and Leinster European Champions, Russia to RWC2019, Super Rugby Changes to Fiji?

Cardiff Blues

Fardy keen to remain at Leinster beyond initial two-year stay

The Australian has brought huge experience and presence to the Leinster environment.

Leinster

133kg Moldovan Monster joins PRO14

2018-05-15 06:48<p>Gheorghe Gajion<p>Cape Town - Moldovan tighthead <b>Gheorghe Gajion</b> stands at <b>1.90m</b> tall and weighs <b>133kg -</b> and he will be playing in the …

Sport (South Africa)

Paddy Jackson signed €1m deal with Sale Sharks but UK club backed out after public backlash - reports

Sale Sharks were in the process of signing Paddy Jackson but public criticism made the club pull out of a deal, according to reports.<p>Professional …

Sale Sharks

Cardiff Blues Announces New Partnership with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions

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News (Wales)