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Will Connors: will make his full Champions Cup debut when he lines out against Saracens at the Aviva. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Thomas Joseph Crean was a boarder in Clongowes from 1889 to 1891 and went on to captain Ireland to their first Triple Crown and Home Nations in 1894, (...)

Ireland under-20 international Seán O’Brien has joined the first year of Leinster’s academy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland Under-20 team may get an opportunity to try and close out a second successive Grand Slam in October. Unbeaten after three matches, games a(...)

Galwegians’ Michael O’Donnell after the Energia All-Ireland League Division 2B game against Dungannon at  Crowley Park back in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clubs, particularly those in Division 1A and 1B of the All-Ireland League, will have a significant and practical role this season in providing a compe(...)

Leinster training has had a little more normality to it this week - we began passing the ball again. File photograph: Inpho

Week two of restricted training has continued with the basics, but with some differences from week one. Instead of three days training we have four. O(...)

Cormac Izuchukwu  crossed for five tries and was a standout player at the RugbyX tournament in the O2 Arena, London, in October 2019. File photograph: Stella Pictures

Orthodox is overrated, just ask Cormac Izuchukwu. A pathway from schools and clubs is commonplace for aspirants looking to gain a foothold in professi(...)

Tyler Bleyendaal has been forced to retire from professional rugby at 29 due to a neck injury.Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s unlikely that Munster will look to recruit another outhalf following the news that the unfortunate Tyler Bleyendaal will retire from professional(...)

Jack Crowley has received some advice on his game from Ronan O’Gara. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The rugby posts stand like sentinels in the paddock adjoining his family home in Innishannon and that’s where Jack Crowley can be found at some point (...)

The Irish 20s were due to fly to the south of France on Wednesday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Six Nations Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that the Under-20 and Women’s internationals between France and Ireland scheduled for this weekend will not go (...)

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland under-20 team will train at the National Sports Campus on Tuesday as they await an official update on the status of Friday night’s game ag(...)

Barry Daly makes a break for Leinster against BenettonGuinness at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Barry Daly’s rugby career could bring to mind the popular board game, ‘Snakes and Ladders,’ a volatile sequence of ups and downs. The 27-year-old Lein(...)

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