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Rory Best is to take up a coaching role with Seattle Seawolves. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rory Best is to make is first foray into coaching with the Seattle Seawolves in America’s Major League Rugby. The former Ulster and Ireland captain is(...)

Former Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The Ruddocks’ Celtic union was formed, naturally enough, over pints after Welsh choir practice in Dublin. The Irish bloodlines go deeper than you mig(...)

Ulster’s Matt Faddes in action during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph:  Alex James/Inpho

Ospreys 26 Ulster 24 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland hit out at his team’s naivety after they became only the second side to lose to the Ospreys this(...)

Mike Ruddock will leave Lansdowne and take charge of the Ospreys on an interim basis. Photograph: Ben Whitley/Inpho

The former Leinster and Wales Grand Slam-winning coach Mike Ruddock is to end his long and successful association with Lansdowne and Irish rugby, at l(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

Munster’s James Cronin scores his side’s first try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against  the Ospreys. photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Munster 28 Ospreys 12 Munster bounced back from their loss to the Cheetahs in South Africa to chalk up their third win of the Pro 14 campaign with a (...)

Rob Herring in training. ‘One of the things I’ve noticed is that where we are now and where we were last season is chalk and cheese,’ he says.

Pro14: Ulster v Ospreys Kick-off: 7.35pm. Venue: Kingspan stadium. On TV: Live on Eir Sport. Ireland captain Rory Best will retire after t(...)

Ospreys’ Luke Morgan beats Tom Prydie of Scarlets to score a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Liberty Stadium in December. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Welsh rugby is set for its most radical overhaul since 2003 with the country’s two most successful professional sides – Ospreys and Scarlets – poised (...)

Tom Farrell and Stephen Fitzgerald with teammates at  Connacht’s squad training session at  Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crisbie/Inpho

Three points separate the combatants in Conference A so the implications are significant for the team that manages to eke out a victory in Galway. M(...)

Jack O’Donoghue at Munster squad training in Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ospreys v Munster, Liberty stadium, 7.35pm, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sports Jack O’Donoghue makes a welcome return to the Munster match-day 23(...)

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