Ireland’s Michael Bent is tackled by Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist during the World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo Niall Carson/PA

The Ireland management will be keeping a close eye on the performances of Michael Bent and Gordon D’Arcy in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Mose(...)

A street in Diyarbakir after clashes between the Turkish army and Kurdish rebels on Wednesday. Thursday’s clashes resulted in the deaths of at least seven people. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) buildings,” said Abdullah Zeydan, a lawmaker representing the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). A(...)

Ireland’s Tommy Bowe will be hoping for an eyecatching performance against Edinburgh.

Ireland international wings Tommy Bowe and Andrew Trimble will start for Ulster in a pre-season game against Edinburgh at Goldenacre on Friday nigh(...)

18-year-old Bill Johnston will make his first start at Musgrave Park on Friday night. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Munster take on London Irish on Friday in their final pre-season match before Pro12 (...)

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(...)) relief on a pro rata basis. The portion of the gain exempt under PPR is calculated by taking the number(...)

Phil MacKenzie, who was impressive in the recent World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, has been named in Canada’s 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

DTH Van Der Merwe - the latter will play for the Scarlets next season after joining from Guinness Pro(...)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley at launch of the Guinness Pro12 in London. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro12, a tournament that begins in a little under a fortnight. Speaking at the launch in Diageo(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon and head coach Pat Lam at the launch of the Guinness Pro12. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Muldoon believes province have squad depth to thrive in Pro12 this season (...)

Anhtony Foley believes last year’s pro 12 final defeat will make Munster stronger this time out. Photograph: Inpho

The disappointment of losing last season’s Guinness Pro12 final will be a galvanising force for(...)

“Kicking is also part of the game I get confidence from. There’s no doubt if I am kicking well it lifts other parts of my game,” says Ireland’s Ian Madigan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) the Pro12 with 47 kicks from 54. It’s the second time in three years he has topped the accuracy charts(...)