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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 30 June, 2022

On holiday in Portugal on Sunday - facing the haka on Wednesday: Niall Scannell's mad week
# Hold My Pint
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# Hold My Pint

On holiday in Portugal on Sunday - facing the haka on Wednesday: Niall Scannell's mad week

Jun 30th 2022, 3:40 AM 6,963 Views 0 Comments

The Munster and Ireland hooker was enjoying a beer when his phone rang on Sunday. Within three days he was facing the Maori All Blacks.

All Blacks name two uncapped players in match day 23 – Beauden Barrett gets nod at outhalf
# Perfect Ten
From The42
# Perfect Ten

All Blacks name two uncapped players in match day 23 – Beauden Barrett gets nod at outhalf

Jun 30th 2022, 1:52 AM 9,413 Views 7 Comments

Crusaders winger Leicester Fainga’anuku will make his debut on the wing with uncapped Pita Gus Sowakula named on the bench for Saturday’s test against Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Bundee Aki: 'I got emotional - my mum hasn’t seen me play for eight or nine years'
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

Bundee Aki: 'I got emotional - my mum hasn’t seen me play for eight or nine years'

Jun 29th 2022, 9:30 PM 35,548 Views 12 Comments

Aki captained Ireland in front of friends and family in Hamilton tonight.

'Cian Healy does not look too good ….he was in a bit of pain coming off the field'
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

'Cian Healy does not look too good ….he was in a bit of pain coming off the field'

Jun 29th 2022, 3:00 PM 34,470 Views 23 Comments

Cian Healy, James Hume and Jimmy O’Brien went off injured in today’s defeat to the New Zealand Maoris.

Ireland's tour gets off to a terrible start after Maori All Blacks stun visitors
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Ireland's tour gets off to a terrible start after Maori All Blacks stun visitors

Jun 29th 2022, 10:40 AM 60,088 Views 121 Comments

Ireland lost 32-17 to the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton this morning.

As it happened: Māori All Blacks v Ireland From The42
Live Jun 29th 2022, 7:25 AM

As it happened: Māori All Blacks v Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

'It's a great story for any young player that has experienced living with a setback'
# Putting The Work In
From The42
# Putting The Work In

'It's a great story for any young player that has experienced living with a setback'

Jun 28th 2022, 9:30 PM 30,818 Views 8 Comments

Just two years ago, Cian Prendergast was told there was no place for him in Leinster’s Academy. Now he’s on tour in with Ireland in New Zealand.

This is where Ireland's World Cup begins - in a Waikato winter rather than under a French sun
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

This is where Ireland's World Cup begins - in a Waikato winter rather than under a French sun

Jun 28th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,556 Views 11 Comments

The Māori All Blacks have taken some big scalps over the years – tomorrow’s tour match is a chance for Andy Farrell to see if his untested kids can rise to the challenge of international rugby.

Henderson ruled out of New Zealand tour due to knee injury
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

Henderson ruled out of New Zealand tour due to knee injury

Jun 28th 2022, 10:56 AM 9,991 Views 19 Comments

The 30-year-old is expected to go home after picking up a serious knock.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Reuben Crothers bemoans slow Ireland start against France
# Les Bleulets
From The42
# Les Bleulets

Reuben Crothers bemoans slow Ireland start against France

Jun 25th 2022, 10:47 AM 9,061 Views 2 Comments

Ireland went down 42-21 to France in their Six Nations Under-20s Summer Series opener.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Ireland name team for Summer Series opener against France
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Ireland name team for Summer Series opener against France

Jun 23rd 2022, 7:37 PM 12,376 Views 5 Comments

Ulster back-row Reuben Crothers will captain the side.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 19 June, 2022

All Black star Whitelock could miss Ireland Tests
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

All Black star Whitelock could miss Ireland Tests

Jun 19th 2022, 9:52 AM 7,467 Views 1 Comment

He missed the Crusaders’ semi-final victory over the Waikato Chiefs with what was termed then as a ‘thumb injury’.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

'This is where we find strength in depth, to see if people can handle pressure at the highest level'
# Time To Shine
From The42
# Time To Shine

'This is where we find strength in depth, to see if people can handle pressure at the highest level'

Jun 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 16,236 Views 24 Comments

Andy Farrell’s squad to tour New Zealand includes five uncapped players, while Connacht senior coach Pete Wilkins will also join the travelling party.

'Priceless' New Zealand tour the first stop on Ireland's long road to France 2023
# Back On The Road
From The42
# Back On The Road

'Priceless' New Zealand tour the first stop on Ireland's long road to France 2023

Jun 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 4,146 Views 0 Comments

Andy Farrell has called for this squad to ‘push the boundaries’ on their five-game summer tour.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

'We play our own way' - Farrell backs Ireland's game-plan to succeed in New Zealand
# Full Faith
From The42
# Full Faith

'We play our own way' - Farrell backs Ireland's game-plan to succeed in New Zealand

Jun 14th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,068 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland head coach was speaking shortly after naming his 40-man squad for the summer tour.

Andy Farrell includes 5 uncapped players in 40-man Ireland squad to tour New Zealand
# On The Plane
From The42
# On The Plane

Andy Farrell includes 5 uncapped players in 40-man Ireland squad to tour New Zealand

Jun 14th 2022, 12:23 PM 49,179 Views 132 Comments

Robert Balaoucoune, Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell and Rónan Kelleher have all been ruled out through injury.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 13 June, 2022

All Blacks drop Perenara, have revenge in mind against Ireland
# NZ
From The42
# NZ

All Blacks drop Perenara, have revenge in mind against Ireland

Jun 13th 2022, 7:42 AM 12,939 Views 8 Comments

New Zealand coach Ian Foster remained largely loyal to the squad which ended 2021 with emphatic losses to Ireland and France on their northern hemisphere tour.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Disappointment for Ireland as they fall just short in first-ever World Rugby 7s final
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

Disappointment for Ireland as they fall just short in first-ever World Rugby 7s final

May 22nd 2022, 8:01 PM 23,867 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, the women’s team had to settle for a fourth-place finish.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 16 May, 2022

Ireland to play Māori All Blacks twice on summer tour to New Zealand
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Ireland to play Māori All Blacks twice on summer tour to New Zealand

May 16th 2022, 10:01 PM 10,511 Views 12 Comments

The IRFU have finalised Ireland’s full schedule ahead of their summer tour.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Nominees revealed for 2022 Rugby Players Ireland Awards
# Leading Lights
From The42
# Leading Lights

Nominees revealed for 2022 Rugby Players Ireland Awards

May 11th 2022, 7:39 PM 9,345 Views 12 Comments

The awards will take place on 18 May in Dublin.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Rugby chiefs to discuss revived Nations Championship proposal
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Rugby chiefs to discuss revived Nations Championship proposal

May 10th 2022, 10:35 AM 10,110 Views 2 Comments

Talks will be held at a meeting in Dublin on Tuesday night.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 6 May, 2022

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
# Full Package
From The42
# Full Package

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'

May 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,898 Views 9 Comments

Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 29 April, 2022

Ireland's Anna Caplice announces retirement from international rugby
# Bowing Out
From The42
# Bowing Out

Ireland's Anna Caplice announces retirement from international rugby

Apr 29th 2022, 9:54 PM 4,885 Views 2 Comments

The Mallow native made her debut in 2016 and was capped 16 times for Ireland.

'You’re sore, but you get on with it' - Balancing bruising Six Nations games and teaching duties From The42

'You’re sore, but you get on with it' - Balancing bruising Six Nations games and teaching duties

Apr 29th 2022, 8:15 AM 2,473 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Hannah O’Connor was back in the classroom after Ireland’s defeat to England last week.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Monaghan returns and debut for Irwin at fullback as Ireland's team to face Scotland is named
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Monaghan returns and debut for Irwin at fullback as Ireland's team to face Scotland is named

Apr 28th 2022, 1:31 PM 2,789 Views 0 Comments

Greg McWilliams’ side end this year’s campaign at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday night.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 22 April, 2022

Naoupu and Considine make returns for Ireland's Six Nations clash with England
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Naoupu and Considine make returns for Ireland's Six Nations clash with England

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:36 PM 4,762 Views 2 Comments

There is also a debut for Molly Scuffil-McCabe at fullback.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Leinster and Ireland star Seán Cronin set to retire from rugby
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Leinster and Ireland star Seán Cronin set to retire from rugby

Apr 20th 2022, 12:33 PM 15,115 Views 12 Comments

The experienced forward, who turns 36 next month, has made 204 Leinster appearances in addition to winning 72 Ireland caps.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

'There's nobody better than her to pass the ball in Ireland. It's the best I've ever seen'
# Pinpoint Accuracy
From The42
# Pinpoint Accuracy

'There's nobody better than her to pass the ball in Ireland. It's the best I've ever seen'

Apr 12th 2022, 4:25 PM 6,769 Views 1 Comment

Ireland inside centre Stacey Flood has been praised by her international team-mate Eimear Considine after Sunday’s win over Italy.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Irish rugby has lost a genuine powerhouse as injury calls time on Dan Leavy's career
# Cruel Blow
From The42
# Cruel Blow

Irish rugby has lost a genuine powerhouse as injury calls time on Dan Leavy's career

Apr 5th 2022, 4:38 PM 11,324 Views 12 Comments

The flanker announced his retirement today following a long battle with a knee injury.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

'The gap has most definitely closed' - O'Gara sees New Zealand tour as 'massive opportunity' for Ireland
# No Fear
From The42
# No Fear

'The gap has most definitely closed' - O'Gara sees New Zealand tour as 'massive opportunity' for Ireland

Mar 23rd 2022, 12:43 PM 30,701 Views 29 Comments

The former out-half also offered his thoughts on Ireland’s current depth at 10, with some words of warning for Jack Carty.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Munster's Jason Jenkins back from injury as trio return from Ireland duty
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Munster's Jason Jenkins back from injury as trio return from Ireland duty

Mar 22nd 2022, 7:08 PM 8,579 Views 4 Comments

Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes and Jeremy Loughman are all available again.

'I’m driven to being as good as I can be and I feel like I have a lot to offer'
# More In The Tank
From The42
# More In The Tank

'I’m driven to being as good as I can be and I feel like I have a lot to offer'

Mar 22nd 2022, 8:30 AM 28,892 Views 17 Comments

Conor Murray is determined to be involved in more big days with Ireland, despite the increased competition at scrum-half.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 21 March, 2022

Do you agree with Murray Kinsella's Guinness Six Nations Team of the Tournament?
# Top XV
From The42
# Top XV

Do you agree with Murray Kinsella's Guinness Six Nations Team of the Tournament?

Mar 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 51,411 Views 40 Comments

The42′s rugby writer picked his selections on this week’s episode of The Front Row, in partnership with Guinness.

'I never thought I'd be in a position to say I've won a Triple Crown'
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

'I never thought I'd be in a position to say I've won a Triple Crown'

Updated Mar 21st 2022, 8:42 AM 28,875 Views 2 Comments

Ireland lock Tadhg Beirne reflects on an encouraging Six Nations campaign.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 19 March, 2022

How did you rate Ireland in their win over Scotland?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their win over Scotland?

Updated Mar 19th 2022, 7:42 PM 45,635 Views 20 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side recorded a bonus-point win against a stubborn Scottish side in Dublin.

'I just thought I’m going to give it everything I've got, and play my style of footie'
# Super Mac
From The42
# Super Mac

'I just thought I’m going to give it everything I've got, and play my style of footie'

Mar 19th 2022, 9:00 AM 8,986 Views 5 Comments

Mack Hansen was worried about how he would adapt to international rugby, but the winger ‘has loved every second’ of his time in Ireland camp.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 18 March, 2022

Farrell hopes the best is yet to come as Ireland close in on Triple Crown
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Farrell hopes the best is yet to come as Ireland close in on Triple Crown

Mar 18th 2022, 6:45 AM 4,143 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are looking to win their first silverware under Andy Farrell when they host Scotland on Saturday.

Bundee Aki on how 'fast learner' Mack Hansen has made his mark in Ireland camp
# Connacht Connection
From The42
# Connacht Connection

Bundee Aki on how 'fast learner' Mack Hansen has made his mark in Ireland camp

Mar 18th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,173 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht wing is back in the Ireland team for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Scotland.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

England's Ewels slapped with three-week ban following red-card tackle on James Ryan
# Crime And Punishment
From The42
# Crime And Punishment

England's Ewels slapped with three-week ban following red-card tackle on James Ryan

Mar 16th 2022, 4:18 PM 6,919 Views 22 Comments

The Ireland lock was withdrawn after the incident in Ireland’s win over England.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

'I don’t think there’s any part of Faz that will be like – ‘Don’t throw those passes’'
# Keeping The Faith
From The42
# Keeping The Faith

'I don’t think there’s any part of Faz that will be like – ‘Don’t throw those passes’'

Mar 15th 2022, 6:30 PM 8,979 Views 5 Comments

Iain Henderson explains how Ireland have attempted to address their high handling error count against England last weekend.