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Already out of Italy trip, Tommy Bowe is now a worry for France game
Ospreys physio is not optimistic of winger facing France a week after trip to Italy.
Bowe and Heaslip to miss Six Nations opener
More bad news for coach Declan Kidney ahead of Six Nations opener in Rome.
D’Arcy a Racing certainty as Leinster name side for French trip
Ireland man Gordon D’Arcy will partner Brian O’Driscoll as the Irish province gear up for tomorrow’s final Heineken Cup pool clash.
Munster are at a crossroads, admits Paul O'Connell
Hard work will pay off for off-form Reds, as London Irish visit Limerick.
Let's get ready to rumble: Irish stars gear up for Six Nations
Jamie Heaslip, Jonathan Sexton and Jerry Flannery face the camera in anticipation of the championship kick-off.
Surprise as Declan Kidney names Ireland squad for Six Nations
Good news for uncapped newcomer however as Italy game is first up.
BJ Botha out of Ulster’s crucial Italian job
Rory Best is included for trip to Stadio Zaffanella as Ulster eye spot in knockout stages.
What next for Munster?
There’s big changes needed at Thomond Park it seems, after yesterday’s shattering defeat in the south of France.
Is Munster's humbling Heineken Cup defeat in France amongst their five worst?
Tony McGahan is left shattered by a humbling defeat in the south of France, leaving Munster’s season in shreds. But is the loss amongst the most painful?
Heineken Cup team news: O'Connell, Ferris and O'Brien in
It’s a massive weekend of rugby for the Irish provinces in the Heineken Cup. Here’s the latest team news.
Geordan Murphy out of Six Nations
It’s more bad news for Declan Kidney as Leicester captain joins fellow full-back option Rob Kearney on the sidelines.
Mixed news for provinces as Paulie in but Heaslip unlikely
Munster can welcome back Paul O’Connell for Toulon trip but Leinster may be without Jamie Heaslip it seems.
'It was a great shame' - Brian O'Driscoll explains frustration with IRFU ticketing fiasco
Ireland captain admits that the poor turn-out affected the team’s performance last autumn.
Paul O'Connell named in Munster squad for vital France trip
Tony McGahan reveals panel that will face Toulon on Sunday in the Heineken Cup.
Heineken Cup - who needs what from rounds five and six?
We assess the lay of the land as the European pool action enters endgame.
Murphy's law: Kidney facing full-back injury worry as Geordan joins Kearney on sidelines
It’s more bad news for Ireland Rugby fans ahead of the the Six Nations kick-off.
Munster malaise? Nine points clear but winning ugly
Munster fans are left wondering what’s in store as the Reds face into a season-defining period.
McGahan rings the changes for Munster's clash with Glasgow
Nine changes in side to face Glasgow Warriors on Leeside tomorrow evening.
Ulster Bank likely to be revealed as new AIL sponsor
IRFU set to announce replacement for long-standing partners AIB.
Luke Fitzgerald in Leinster side to face Ospreys
Leinster and Ulster name sides for Magners League showdowns.
Gareth Thomas on Ellen: “I became the master of playing the straight man”
Former Wales rugby skipper tells American chat show giant how he came out.
Jerry Flannery facing another frustrating six weeks on the sidelines
It’s not good news for the Munster hooker after scan.
Heineken Cup half-term report: usual suspects move into view
Paul Ring reflects on the European Cup standings.
Paul O’Connell loses appeal against four-week ban
The Munster lock will stay suspended until January 10, but will still be back in time for Munster’s last two Heineken Cup games.
Connacht and Munster derby game moved to Monday
Pitch in Galway needs time to thaw out, Connacht chiefs say.
O'Connell's red card appeal to be heard tomorrow
Munster confirm Paul Warwick departure
Paul Warwick admits intention to leave Thomond Park at the end of the season.
John Muldoon out of Connacht's festive schedule with broken arm
Westerners’ skipper is facing another spell on the sidelines.
Provinces gear up for Heineken clashes
Munster, Leinster and Ulster are in top European action tomorrow.
Rappers to line out for Munster rugby Christmas party
We don’t know what Dougie Howlett will think of Horse Outside.
Paul O'Connell banned for four weeks
Munster lock handed ban after strike on Ospreys player.
Leinster hopeful Brian O'Driscoll and Jamie Heaslip can win fitness race
Province preparing for visit of French champions Clermont on Saturday.
Dismissed Paul O'Connell to learn fate on Thursday
Munster captain will have the opportunity to plead his case in Dublin.
Limerick councillor wishes Rubberbandits well despite radio rugby comments
Hip-hop stars should represent the city’s sport positively after Blind Boy says he knows “nothing about rugby, kid”
Paul O'Connell may miss Six Nations games after Ospreys red card
Do you think the Thomond Park talisman deserved to have his Heineken Cup comeback cut short?
Mixed fortunes for Irish sides in Heineken Cup
Paul O’Connell is sent off as Munster beat Ospreys 22-16, while Leinster take a losing bonus point from Clermont.
Munster and Ulster name teams for Heineken cup clashes
Big weekend of European Cup action ahead for provinces.
I want to play as soon as I can - Jerry Flannery itching to get back in the game
Colum Coomey speaks to an impatient Munster and Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery as he recovers from injury.
Munster name squad ahead of Ospreys showdown
Paul O’Connell and Donnacha Ryan named in 28-man panel.
Northern exposure: Ulster players, staff and fans pitch in to clear Ravenhill
Donnybrook lined up as a contingency plan though Ulster confident that ground will be playable by the weekend.