Ireland

Keith Earls expecting more physicality from South Africa

Ireland wing Keith Earls has warned his team of more physicality from South Africa when the two teams meet each other at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
7 November 2017

Ireland firm on ignoring overseas-based players - Joe Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt insisted that they will continue to overlook players plying their trade with the overseas clubs.
3 November 2017

Pat Lam backs Bundee Aki to become a "special" player for Ireland

Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam insists Bundee Aki can become a 'special player' for Ireland following his first-call up to the national squad for the autumn internationals.
27 October 2017

Donncha O'Callaghan to retire at end of ongoing season

Former Ireland international Donncha O'Callaghan has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing season.
25 October 2017

Simon Zebo to exit Munster at end of ongoing season

Simon Zebo's participation for Ireland in the 2019 World Cup has taken a beating after the winger has announced his decision to leave Munster and head overseas at the end of the ongoing season.
24 October 2017

Ireland scheduled to tour Australia for three Tests next summer

Ireland are all set to take on Wallabies in a three match Test series when they tour Australia next summer.
19 October 2017

Rory Best comes in support of Rob Howley after Sean O'Brien's criticism

Ireland skipper Rory Best has played down criticism from his team-mate Sean O'Brien on Rob Howley's coaching methods in the recently concluded British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.
3 October 2017

Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid receives Theresa May's backing

Ireland's bid for 2023 World Cup has received a shot in the arm after British Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to stage the tournament.
26 September 2017

Sean O'Brien blames Lions management for not winning against All Blacks

Ireland international Sean O'Brien believes the poor management by Warren Gatland and his support staff was the reason for British and Irish Lions not winning the series against All Blacks in their recent tour of New Zealand.
21 September 2017

Ireland confident of hosting 2023 World Cup

Ireland are upbeat about their chances of hosting the 2023 World Cup as they gear up for the bid presentation to World Rugby council next week.
20 September 2017

Ireland international Cian Healy apologises over laptop-on-plane incident

Ireland international Cian Healy issued an apology after he was asked to leave a flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
20 September 2017

Former Ireland international Willie Duggan passes away aged 67

Former Ireland and British and Irish Lions international Willie Duggan has passed away at the age of 67 after a suspected heart attack.
28 August 2017

Carol Isherwood to lead England Legends against Ireland Legends

Carol Isherwood has been named the captain of England Legends team that will face Ireland Legends in an exhibition encounter that will be played ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup final between England and New Zealand.
25 August 2017

Ireland duo Jackson, Olding to appear in court after rape charges

Ireland internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are set to appear in court later today after they face rape charges.
23 August 2017

Ireland aim fifth place finish as they lock horns with Australia

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has made a total of three changes to the line-up for the Women's World Cup clash against Australia in Belfast in a bid to secure the fifth place.
22 August 2017

Tom Tierney rings the changes for Ireland's must win game against France

Ireland have handed starts to Nicole Cronin and Leah Lyons for the must win encounter against France in the Women's World Cup encounter in Dublin.
17 August 2017

Former England, Ireland players to face each other ahead of Women's World Cup final

Former Ireland and England players will come together for the first time in an Ireland Women's Legends v England Women's Legends game ahead of the final of the ongoing edition of Women's World Cup.
14 August 2017

New Zealand thrash Hong Kong 121-0, France, Canada stun Australia, Wales

The second round of the Rugby Women's World Cup 2017 saw New Zealand extend dominance over Hong Kong while England, Canada, France, USA and Ireland maintained their unbeaten streak.
14 August 2017

Nicole Cronin set for Ireland debut against Japan

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has made seven changes to the line-up for the Women's Rugby World Cup clash against Japan that kicks-off on Sunday.
12 August 2017

New Zealand, Ireland, France off to winning start in Women's World Cup

The opening day of Women's World Cup at UCD Bowl in Dublin on Wednesday saw Canada, England and France top the respective pools.
10 August 2017