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# confirmed - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
# New Deal
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# New Deal

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton

Updated Tue 5:50 PM 28,279 Views 29 Comments

The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.

# confirmed - Friday 26 February, 2021

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
# RWC2023
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# RWC2023

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Feb 26th 2021, 11:42 AM 11,280 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

# confirmed - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game
# Happy Days
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# Happy Days

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game

Feb 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,646 Views 63 Comments

The 25-year-old has been named on the bench for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys
# Comebacks
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# Comebacks

Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys

Feb 25th 2021, 1:14 PM 6,290 Views 12 Comments

However, Marcell Coetzee has been ruled out for Dan McFarland’s side.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,244 Views 72 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

# confirmed - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 8,532 Views 4 Comments

The Women’s Six Nations will kick-off in April with the U20s competition fixed for June.

# confirmed - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Munster's huge clash with Leinster at Thomond Park confirmed for 23 January
# Derby
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# Derby

Munster's huge clash with Leinster at Thomond Park confirmed for 23 January

Jan 12th 2021, 2:04 PM 7,122 Views 23 Comments

The inter-pro clash has been rescheduled for two weekends’ time.

# confirmed - Friday 25 December, 2020

Leinster players and staff return negative Covid tests following Munster postponement
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Leinster players and staff return negative Covid tests following Munster postponement

Updated Dec 25th 2020, 12:00 PM 32,469 Views 39 Comments

The clash was due to take place tomorrow.

# confirmed - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:00 PM 27,149 Views 20 Comments

The new competition will kick-off in April after the 2020/21 Pro14 final in March.

# confirmed - Friday 18 December, 2020

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol
# Changes
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# Changes

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol

Dec 18th 2020, 12:21 PM 6,913 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s men hope to deliver more of the good stuff from Paris last weekend.

# confirmed - Monday 14 December, 2020

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,197 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

# confirmed - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained
# Team News
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# Team News

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained

Nov 18th 2020, 12:25 PM 39,707 Views 108 Comments

Keith Earls, Bundee Aki and CJ Stander have also come into the starting XV for Twickenham.

# confirmed - Friday 13 November, 2020

Salah tests positive for Covid-19 on Egypt duty
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Salah tests positive for Covid-19 on Egypt duty

Nov 13th 2020, 3:49 PM 8,222 Views 10 Comments

The Liverpool star is not suffering from any symptoms according to the Egyptian FA.

# confirmed - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed

Oct 28th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,684 Views 28 Comments

Leinster will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier, while Connacht take on Pat Lam’s Bristol and Racing 92.

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Oct 28th 2020, 12:25 PM 38,375 Views 35 Comments

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

# confirmed - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests

Oct 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 3,939 Views 0 Comments

The Candystripes could face disciplinary action due to their inability to fulfil Wednesday night’s fixture in Tallaght.

# confirmed - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy

Oct 8th 2020, 10:09 AM 44,344 Views 77 Comments

Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.

# confirmed - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19

Oct 7th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,593 Views 4 Comments

A further five players and one staff member have been identified as close contacts.

# confirmed - Friday 2 October, 2020

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:39 AM 5,778 Views 6 Comments

It’s part of the car industry’s move away from internal combustion engines.

# confirmed - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals
# Fixtures
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# Fixtures

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals

Sep 16th 2020, 12:32 PM 10,138 Views 22 Comments

If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.

# confirmed - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Ireland to face Wales, England, and Georgia in new Autumn Nations Cup
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ireland to face Wales, England, and Georgia in new Autumn Nations Cup

Sep 10th 2020, 2:23 PM 26,290 Views 31 Comments

Fiji join Scotland, France and Italy in the other group.

# confirmed - Friday 4 September, 2020

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes
# Team News
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# Team News

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes

Sep 4th 2020, 12:13 PM 7,659 Views 22 Comments

Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.

# confirmed - Friday 21 August, 2020

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts

Aug 21st 2020, 12:22 PM 11,530 Views 29 Comments

Peter Sullivan and Alex Wootton start on the wings for the western province.

# confirmed - Friday 14 August, 2020

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September

Aug 14th 2020, 11:58 AM 29,512 Views 11 Comments

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in May.

# confirmed - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Test rugby to restart in October as World Rugby confirms autumn window
# Approved
From The42
# Approved

Test rugby to restart in October as World Rugby confirms autumn window

Jul 30th 2020, 1:55 PM 6,397 Views 9 Comments

Ireland are set to play six Tests in seven weekends from October through into December.

# confirmed - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Two more All-Ireland finals set for Croke Park in December as ladies football fixtures confirmed
# Christmas Croker
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# Christmas Croker

Two more All-Ireland finals set for Croke Park in December as ladies football fixtures confirmed

Jul 21st 2020, 3:37 PM 2,803 Views 1 Comment

The senior and intermediate deciders will take place at HQ, with the junior showpiece to be played elsewhere two weeks earlier.

# confirmed - Friday 10 July, 2020

Leicester confirm Tuilagi, Noel Reid and three other players have left the club
# Exit Door
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# Exit Door

Leicester confirm Tuilagi, Noel Reid and three other players have left the club

Jul 10th 2020, 8:49 AM 6,953 Views 26 Comments

The once-capped Ireland international joined from Leinster last year.

# confirmed - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd

Jul 5th 2020, 11:24 AM 8,086 Views 7 Comments

Both clubs have confirmed their starting teams for the clash at Turf Moor.

# confirmed - Thursday 25 June, 2020

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

Jun 25th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,479 Views 25 Comments

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# confirmed - Friday 5 June, 2020

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 12:41 PM 57,106 Views 65 Comments

It follows a cabinet meeting today.

# confirmed - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world
# Tally
# Tally

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

May 12th 2020, 2:53 PM 28,624 Views 47 Comments

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster

May 12th 2020, 10:15 AM 5,818 Views 30 Comments

Dan McFarland has confirmed his 43-man senior squad for next season.

# confirmed - Monday 16 March, 2020

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed
# OFFICIAL
From The42
# OFFICIAL

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

Mar 16th 2020, 6:07 PM 24,095 Views 27 Comments

The European club season has been suspended.

# confirmed - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland bringing total number to 169
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Coronavirus: 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland bringing total number to 169

Mar 15th 2020, 6:05 PM 240,595 Views 256 Comments

There are now 214 cases on the island of Ireland.

# confirmed - Friday 13 March, 2020

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind
# Breaking
From The42
# Breaking

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 2:08 PM 62,287 Views 86 Comments

Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 13th 2020, 7:43 AM 3,704 Views 6 Comments

The Premier League is due to hold an emergency meeting today.

# confirmed - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Pro14 suspended indefinitely as Irish domestic rugby also postponed
# Measures
From The42
# Measures

Pro14 suspended indefinitely as Irish domestic rugby also postponed

Mar 12th 2020, 4:17 PM 6,532 Views 19 Comments

The moves have been made in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead
# Cardiff Encounter
From The42
# Cardiff Encounter

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead

Mar 12th 2020, 12:15 PM 5,111 Views 8 Comments

The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.

# confirmed - Monday 9 March, 2020

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

Mar 9th 2020, 12:25 PM 55,500 Views 58 Comments

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

# confirmed - Monday 2 March, 2020

GAA announce re-fixture details for postponed league games and new date for hurling final
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

GAA announce re-fixture details for postponed league games and new date for hurling final

Mar 2nd 2020, 5:44 PM 11,216 Views 1 Comment

The Division 1 hurling decider will now take place on the same weekend of the football finals.

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