Such has been winger Matt Healy’s improvement over the last couple of seasons with Connacht that he was recently invited to train with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Billy stickland/Inpho

The Guinness Pro12’s leading try scorer would not where he is today were it not for Lansdowne. And Matt Healy probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t f(...)

Daniel Leavy scores UCD’s  sixth try against Garryowen at the Belfield Bowl where the students triumphed 45-19. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork Constitution continued their strong start to 2016 with a 32-0 bonus point win over a disappointing Old Belvedere side at Temple Hill. Brian Hick(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion during  a Heineken Cup match: the graduated return-to-play protocol enabled a team’s medical staff to declare a player fit to return to duty after six days. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Referees reported 26 suspected concussions in 425 matches during the 2014-15 Ulster Bank League (UBL), according to a memo from the IRFU to referees s(...)

In the questionable decision to dispense with end-of-season play-offs (which belatedly return next season), fortunately for the Ulster Bank League,(...)

The IRFU has called for an end to the ’pay for play’ culture in club rugby.

The IRFU has called for clubs to end payments to players and will introduce a series of new regulations in a bid to stamp out the practice in (...)