Ben Armstrong

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Leinster Women celebrate after beating Connacht to claim back-to-back Interprovincial Championships. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster retained the IRFU Women’s Interprovincial Championship with a 25-12 win over Connacht at Energia Park. It’s the first time the province have (...)

 Leinster Women head coach Ben Armstrong during training. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A new look format to the interprovincial series, 10 new caps and the middle slot of a triple-header at Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon, has energised(...)

 Juliet Short in action for Leinster: the player has been included in the Ireland team for the November Test matches. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Just a few years ago Juliet Short was told she would never play rugby again when a spine injury threatened her career. She moved to Brazil to coach bu(...)

England captain Sarah Hunter celebrates with team mates after series victory over Canada at Twickenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/File Photo/Reuters

England are to become the first fully professional women’s rugby nation. Twenty-eight players will receive one-season deals from January 2019, with th(...)

Leinster captain  Sene Naoupu celebrates with the her team-mates after winning the interprovincial championship at Donnybrook on Saturday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The women’s interprovincial championship had another nail-biting finish on Saturday night as Leinster regained the title thanks to a dramatic 14-all d(...)

Dominic Ryan: forced to end his rugby career due to the impact of concussion. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

News of Dominic Ryan’s enforced and premature retirement from rugby at the age of 28 due to concussion issues – revealed in The Irish Times last Satur(...)

New Leinster captain Sene Naoupu in action for Ireland

This season Women’s Interprovincial Championship has been switched from its customary slot in December to September, and so kicks off the women’s rugb(...)