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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Tough trips for Ulster and Connacht while Munster, Leinster come home
Our provinces are in league action against Italian and Welsh opposition, let’s get it done.
That unfamiliar feeling: Gibbes eager to move on after Leinster hammering
The Leinster forwards coach had no excuses for the 45-20 defeat in Llanelli, putting it down to naivety and a lack of physicality. Next.
Boss facing long spell on sideline with elbow ligament injury
The Leinster scrum half suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday’s 45-20 Pro12 defeat.
Pro12: Conway relishing new season's opportunity
The young Leinster wing is in the best shape of his life and ready to stake a claim for a jersey when the big games roll around.
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect Pro12
We went minute-by-minute as Ulster kicked off the new season against stiff opposition at Ravenhill.
Pro12 Cheat Sheet: The dirty dozen are back at last
The new rugby season kicks off tonight, so we bring news from all four provinces
Schmidt: 'Just a passenger on a really good Leinster ride'
A clean slate and a new season beckons, but Leinster still have the same old Joe Schmidt, writes Sean Farrell.
The big rugby season preview... Connacht
No longer the forgotten province, the westerners will be well placed to take a scalp from more than just Zebre in Europe this year.
Heineken Cup: Clermont and Leinster to meet in back-to-back December weekends
The dates and times of our provinces’ Heineken Cup pool fixtures have been announced today.
Coming together: Anscombe frustrated by 'jagged' pre-season
However, the new coach up North will this week welcome a host of international stars back to training.
Provincial finals: Cork, Monaghan retain crowns as Dublin trash Meath
Here’s your round-up of the weekend’s big games in ladies football.
Kick-off: Leinster and Munster away on Pro12 opening day
Not before time, the league’s fixtures were released this morning.
Summer recruitment: Who's stealing our jobs?
With the IRFU’s player import policy shaping our provinces’ squads, Whiff of Cordite run the rule over the players filling the NIQ quotas.
Homeward bound: Niall O'Conner seals return to Ulster
The fly-half is one of two signings announced today as coach Mark Anscombe vows to develop home-grown talent at Ravenhill.
Heineken Cup draw: Familiar faces ahead on road to Dublin
After this morning’s draw for the European Cup pool stages, none of our provinces look set for an easy run.
Another one bites the dust: Munster dealt retirement blow
He’ll be missed.
Four things you may not know about Simon Mannix
Munster have caught us on the hop again with an unfamiliar face to become backs coach.
Opinion: Toner must make mark with final chance
Marginalised by Brad Thorn and his own unique physiology, Devin Toner can still become a dominant force in Leinster’s engine room.
Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to the weekend's rugby action
There are two remaining semi-final places up for grabs, so we’ve got the calculator out to examine the permutations for the four Irish provinces.
Dream team? Only one Irishman in Pro12 team of the year
Ulster’s Dan Tuohy is on the list, while there are only two representatives from table-topping Leinster.
Bright future: Connacht appoint chief executive to replace retiring Kelly
Tom Sears’ CV has a track record of success in cricket, now he turns his attention west, to rugby.
Pro12 cheat sheet: Your guide to the weekend's rugby action
Your guide to this weekend’s rugby action. Teams, injury news and form all in one handy place.
First XV: Belfast set for Titanic Pro12 tussle
Ulster and Leinster have both named strong sides for tomorrow’s meeting despite their looming Heineken Cup appointments.
Underdogs: Ulster must be 'on the money' to beat Leinster
With Pro12 hopes hanging by a thread, Ulster know their very best is required in Ravenhill.
'Everybody wants to be top dog': D'Arcy relishing inter-pro clash
As Leinster continue to seek perfection, the centre has rubbished the prospect of any player holding back a week before the Heineken Cup semi-final.
Calling time: Terblanche plans to retire at end of season
However, the Springbok did admit that he may not need much persuasion to sign another extension at Ravenhill.
Pro12 Cheat Sheet: Your guide to the weekend's rugby action
It’s back to the grindstone as all four provinces bid to end the league campaign on a high.
Pro12: Ulster name full strength squad for Connacht clash
Fresh from an intense win over Munster, Ulster coach, Brian McLaughlin has named a 37-man squad for this Saturday’s trip to Galway.
Bolstered: O'Connell, Murray and Ryan in line for Heineken Cup return
Munster are looking a lot stronger now that a crucial quartet of players were included in the squad to face Ulster.
Familiar territory: BOD comfortable with favourites' tag ahead of Blues battle
Brian O’Driscoll got 80 minutes under his belt at Thomond Park and it’s full steam ahead to Heineken Cup action.
Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to this weekend's rugby
Four provinces, three games. Time to put that dreadful Six Nations business out of sight and out of mind.
Pro12: Leinster bolstered by star quartet
Leinster have named their team to face the Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow and it includes some big, big names.
He's back: Wallace in Munster squad for Aironi trip
The veteran back row has recovered from the knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.
Ulster v Edinburgh, Pro12
We went minute-by-minute for one of those magic Friday nights in Ravenhill. There is also news of Leinster and Connacht.
Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action
Three of the provinces are in action tonight, before that big date in Paris.
Follow Friday: It’s Simon Zebo
Every Friday we’ll point you in the right direction for some of the most interesting sportsmen and women on the Twitter.
Pro12 cheat sheet: Your guide to the provincial rugby action
Three provinces play at home tonight. All in all, it’s a big weekend of oval ball action.
Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action
Ireland v Wales seems an awful long time ago. ROG wants a game, you know you feel the same.
Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action
We know you’ve missed the RaboDirect Pro 12, just admit it. Here’s what’s going on in the Six Nations’ shadow.
Upbeat: Heaslip the embodiment of current high spirit in Irish rugby
‘I think lads are going to be giddy and excited’ says a giddy and excited Jamie Heaslip.