Rhys Ruddock could miss the World Cup after suffering an arm injury at the Tbilisi Cup.

Emerging Ireland 33 Uruguay 7 Rhys Ruddock’s hopes of taking part in the World Cup rest upon the results of an x-ray after damaging his right arm just(...)

Rhys Ruddock will captain Emerging Ireland in their Tbilisi Cup opener against Emerging Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilsi Cup on Saturday. Rhys Ruddock will l(...)

Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey could turn out to be a bolter for Ireland’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

For the third year in succession an Emerging Ireland squad will head for Eastern Europe in early summer to compete in a tournament that at face value (...)

Donnacha Ryan making his first Munster start since March 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As significant as this match is in Munster’s quest for a home semi-final, and indeed Treviso’s battle with Zebre for a place in next season’s Champio(...)

Robert Duke scored one of Terenure College’s  tries in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A win away to Cork Constitution at Temple Hill. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: With Clontarf slipping up at St Mary’s on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final with (...)

Ian Keatley has been named in the Munster side to play Cardiff Clues in the Pro 12 tomorrow evening. (Photograph: INPHO/Marcus Sheridan)

Ian Keatley returns to the Munster team for tomorrow’s Pro 12 fixture against Cardiff Blues at the newly developed Musgrave Park.Keatley, fresh from a(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Lansdowne’s Tom Farrell tries to avoid the challenges of Clontarf’s Ariel Robles and Evan Ryan during the  Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Having struggled past Old Belvedere last week, Division 1A leaders Lansdowne were back at full tilt today as they ran in (...)

Former Ireland under-20 centre Rory Scannell starts at number 12 for Munster. Photograph: Inpho.

  Cardiff Blues v Munster Arms Park, 5.15pm Sky Sports 2 Glancing ahead to the November internationals plenty can be inferred fro(...)

 Donncha O’Callaghan will captain Munster against Cardiff Blues. Photograph; Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead a Munster side that shows 11 changes from the win over Saracens out against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Saturday ((...)