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Change aplenty but rivalry remains as Cork and Dublin gear up for Croke Park clash
France are favourites but Ireland bring momentum even without their key man
Kearney's return gives Leinster 'a real boost' for tonight's visit of Edinburgh
Marquee signings Byrne and Doyle aiming to elevate Dublin rivals to new heights
Prime chance for Ireland against Wales as Farrell plays Hansen wild card
Kilkenny's title defence, Galway's winning run and Cork's quest to end trophy drought
Blackrock aiming to preserve unbeaten record as Top Four heats up in Women's AIL
McCarthy gets debut as Leinster look at shuffling their lock stocks
Clontarf look to roar on, Ireland U20 call-ups and all this weekend's AIL previews
Up-and-down Ulster strive to get momentum rolling again in Northampton
Mourinho's running out of excuses in the Eternal City: John Brewin picks his standout matches
Bad-tempered defeat will be in Munster's memory for this visit to Castres
Munster look to make most of big crowd in Limerick for Castres clash
Munster out to write another riveting chapter in their European history
Belvo meet Railway in eagerly-awaited Dublin derby, and this weekend's Women's AIL previews
Munster sides impacted by Champions Cup call-ups for weekend's AIL action
Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley
'We need to back up our Leinster performance and push forward' - Baloucoune's battle cry
Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
'If you put pants on that are too big, they will go down to your ankles'
'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina
'British style' jibes provide a sideshow as Kenny and Ireland seek to end World Cup campaign on a high
New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks
Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby
Ireland have nothing to lose as Ronaldo and Portugal arrive for a great Aviva occasion
Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan
Blackrock look to go top after Railway Union see match cancelled
'Every Irish team, when nobody gives them a chance, that's when they step up into the light'
Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Ulster out to maintain perfect start as Lions present first real test of the season
Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin
A tale of two clubs as top-class international 'keeper Budden eyes FAI Cup with Shels
Leinster's mixture of class and consistency will be too much for Dragons to cope with
'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
Fresh faces, new coaches, and old rivalries to kick things off as men's AIL finally returns
'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever
A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
'No fear of failure' as Ireland look to halt seven-game losing streak against Sam Kerr and Co