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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Grenoble

All time
# second row
Connacht confirm signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita
The 31-year-old will join from Grenoble this summer to replace Quinn Roux.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'
Bernard Jackman gave fascinating insight into rugby recruitment on The42 Rugby Weekly.
# Grenoble
Two children survive three-storey drop during escape from apartment fire in France
The brothers were unharmed by the fall but might have suffered from smoke inhalation.
# Midfield
'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland
The Munster midfielder will be competing with Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in Japan.
# on the way out
Ex-Munster man Casey to retire from 'the job every boy dreams of having' aged 28
The Grenoble hooker will call it a day at the end of the season.
# La Plagne
12 year-old child survives being buried in snow following avalanche in French Alps
The boy was swept away after skiing with his parents in southeast France.
# Irish Abroad
Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français
The former Munster scrum-half has a growing reputation as an excellent attack coach.
# Irish Abroad
'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'
Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.
# Grenoble
Hunt underway for man who tried to ram car into soldiers jogging near barracks in France
Prosecutors said it was not being treated as a terrorist attack for the moment.
# medical joker
Munster's Casey set for loan move to aid Grenoble's promotion push
The injury-plagued hooker has fallen down to fifth in the Munster pecking order and will hope to get a run of games in ProD2.
# Rebrand
Jackman excited to unleash the Dragons after sour turn in French adventure
‘Most of them didn’t think a gameplan was important. Because if you gave players a gameplan they could go to the president and tell him that you said this would work and it didn’t.’
# Grenoble
Two Irish players questioned in alleged rape investigation, treated as witnesses, says lawyer
Denis Coulson and Chris Farrell arrived at the police station this morning.
# Irish Abroad
Irishman Prendergast appointed attack coach at French club Oyonnax
The former Munster scrum-half will hope to be working in the Top 14 again next season.
# Addition
Munster set to sign Irish centre Chris Farrell for next season
The 23-year-old centre is returning home to Ireland next summer.
# Guilty
Brive out-half given 14-week suspension after being found guilty of eye gouging
Matthieu Ugalde will be out of action until early next year as a result of the incident in a Top14 match against Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble.
# Irish Abroad
Steenson steers Chiefs success, Annett scores and all the exiles' action
Jeremy Davidson’s Aurillac remain top of the Pro D2.
# transition
Retiring Leinster hooker Aaron Dundon to make instant switch to coaching in Jackman's Grenoble
Bernard Jackman is moving up to the director of rugby seat in the Alpine club and his first appointment will be the new forwards coach.
Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final
We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.
# Update
No coaching role for O'Connell at Grenoble, insists Jackman
The Grenoble head coach says O’Connell’s stay in the Alpine city is “not anything long-term or formal”.
# paulie's holiday
Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)
This is not good news for Connacht.
# Irish Abroad
Jackman's Grenoble rampant, Flanagan's try and all the Irish exiles’ exploits
There were many Irish players in action in France and England over the weekend.
# tearing it up
Four Toulon tries not enough to beat Jackman's Grenoble
The European champions had Mamuka Gorgodze, Steffon Armitage, Juan Smith and Mathieu Bastareaud in their ranks.
# Terror Threat
Man decapitated as attacker carrying Islamist flag targets French gas factory
One vehicle drove into the factory attempting to set off an explosion.
# Endorsement
'I won't be surprised if Bernard Jackman gets the Leinster job'
Gio Aplon talks about life under the former Ireland hooker at Top 14 outfit Grenoble.
# warming up
Toulon conceded four tries to Jackman's Grenoble (but still won) before Leinster clash
The champions welcomed Leigh Halfpenny back from concussion, but he picked up a shoulder knock before being replaced.
# Exiles
20-year-old Irish prop Coulson signs new deal with Top 14 outfit Grenoble
The 20-year-old loosehead has impressed under head coach Bernard Jackman.
# Irish Abroad
Irish propping prospect Coulson makes second Grenoble appearance
The Ireland U20 international featured against London Irish last night as James Hart kicked five penalties.
# Jouez
Analysis: Jackman's Grenoble bringing French flair back to the Top 14
We use GIFs, screenshots and videos to examine the exciting attacking play of Grenoble so far this season.
# Prospect
Ulsterman Chris Farrell enjoying fresh start in Top 14 with Grenoble
The 21-year-old left Ulster during the summer to join the growing Irish community in France.
# specialist
Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy
Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.
# Les Verts
Ireland U20s prop Coulson joins Grenoble's growing Irish legion
The loosehead won a Leinster Schools Senior Cup with St. Michael’s in 2012.
# Les Irlandais
Sexton's Racing Métro handed demanding start to Top 14 season
Meanwhile, Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble have two tough away games on the opening weekends.
# Transfers
Jackman's Grenoble confirm Irish centre Farrell among new recruits
Gio Aplon and Jackson Willison will be moving to France from Super Rugby.
# Allez Jonny!
Sexton's Racing secure play-off against Toulouse on thrilling day of Top 14 action
The final round of regular season fixtures saw Grenoble survive the threat of relegation at the other end.
# Transfers
Connacht capture Grenoble prospect O'Leary and Ulster scrum-half Porter
The western province have added the 21-year-old centre/out-half and 26-year-old scrum-half to next season’s squad.
# irlandais
Irish revolution at Grenoble continues as Farley confirms management role
The former Connacht lock has decided to call time on his playing career but will remain with the Top 14 club.
# Exiles
Round up: Irish players in France
Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.
# athletic potential
Munster among clubs sending scouts to inaugural American rugby combine
There will be up to 60 athletes with NFL experience at the unique two-day event in Minneapolis next weekend.
# Get Well Soon
VIDEO: Grenoble-bound Gio Aplon suffered a shudder-inducing injury this morning
WARNING: Don’t watch this if you’re faint of heart.
# inside view
Prendergast believes in Schmidt's ability to tweak game plan for Paris
Grenoble’s skills coach provides us with his views on why France are struggling for form.