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 Stuart Olding   in action during the Heineken Cup match between Ulster and Leicester Tigers at Ravenhill . Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Olding moves to fullback for Ulster
  • Rugby
  • October 24, 2013, 13:10

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe, has made two personnel changes and one positional switch to the team that beat Montpellier for tomorrow night’s game again(...)

Leinster’s Jack McGrath has seen his early-season form rewarded by a call-up to the Ireland squad for the Autumn Internationals. Photograph; Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The DNA of the Ireland squad, chosen by national coach Joe Schmidt, for the November test series can be traced to the final match in last season’s Six(...)

 Mike Ross: will be needed for Ireland’s testing Autumn schedule. Photograph:   David Maher/Sportsfile

The swagger of Irish loosehead props has provided an early spring in this season’s step. Dave Kilcoyne was left out of Joe Schmidt’s 34 man Ireland s(...)

If they are to achieve success against a limited but dogged Leicester Tigers side in tonight’s Heineken Cup encounter at Ravenhill, Ulster will need to play creative rugby, making full use of lively, skilled backs such as Tommy Bowe. Photograph: Chris Fairweather/Inpho

Munster’s outhalf Ian Keatley got man of the match last week against Leinster by varying his point of contact through multiple touches, hitting the li(...)

Munster  coach Rob Penney with James Cronin during training. “Jimmy is making great progress. He is a mobile, athletic young man with a massive motor and a great deal of desire,” says Penney. Photograph: Inpho

Gone are the days down Munster way when the scrum call “Titanic” is a viable option. What did the great ocean liner do? Sank to the sea bed. The refer(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll (lef) bamboozled opposite man  Owen Williams of the Cardiff Blues more than once in last week’s Rabo Direct Pro 12  game at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Forget the Lions Test series, forget the Autumn Internationals and, at a push, forget the Six Nations or the All-Irelands, for the best two-horse race(...)

Prop James Cronin scores Munster’s first try during the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against  Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 23 Dragons 9: Paul O’Connell made a successful return in Munster’s workmanlike RaboDirect Pro12 win over the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave(...)

 Paul O’Connell. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
O’Connell set to make seasonal bow
  • Rugby
  • September 26, 2013, 13:33

Munster coach Rob Penney has named Paul O’Connell among the replacements for the game against the Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park on Saturday(...)

Leinster’s impressive young tighthead prop Jack McGrath is tackled by  Richard Fussell of the Ospreys during the recent Rabo Direct Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish props haven’t exactly been falling out of the trees in the professional era. The durability of John Hayes, especially, and Marcus Horan covered (...)

 Munster’s Andrew Conway will make his first competitive start for the province against Zebre.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Leinster back Andrew Conway will make his first competitive start for Munster when they lineout against Zebre at Stadio XXV Aprile on Friday ni(...)

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