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# stepping up

This year
Tonga's returning stars send Ireland a World Cup warning in win over Australia A
A Tonga side featuring Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau were 27-21 winners.
Robbie Keane appointed manager of Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv FC
The Republic of Ireland legend will join the side on a two-year contract as their head coach.
Robbie Keane named Maccabi Tel Aviv manager
The Republic of Ireland legend will join the side on a two-year contract.
Steijn replaces Heitinga as Ajax boss
Heitinga’s contract was not renewed at the end of last season.
Ukraine appoint former Tottenham striker Serhiy Rebrov as new boss
The 49-year-old has taken charge of Dinamo Kyiv, Al-Ahli, Ferencvaros and most recently Al-Ain.
Connacht appoint Mark Sexton as attack coach
Sexton worked as attack coach for the Ireland U20 sides who landed back-to-back Grand Slams in 2022 and 2023.
'I've always enjoyed helping people develop' - O'Brien on leading Leinster in South Africa
The former Ireland flanker will act as Leinster head coach this week ahead of Saturday’s URC clash with the Bulls.
'His ceiling is quite high, you can see he’s still adding layers to his game'
Is Davd Hawkshaw a ready made replacement for Jack Carty at 10 for Connacht?
John O'Shea joins Stephen Kenny's Ireland as assistant coach
The former Ireland and Manchester United player has been working with the Ireland U21s since 2020.
Patterson intends making the most of Murray and Casey absence
The 24-year-old also hailed the impact of former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast.
Jared Payne takes interim charge at Clermont following Jono Gibbes' exit
The former Ireland international joined Clermont as defence coach last summer.
'International quality' Osborne impressing Leinster as Henshaw in race to be fit for Six Nations
Henshaw has yet to fully recover from wrist surgery in November.
Last year
Jeremy Loughman to make Test debut as Ireland team to face Fiji is named
Tadhg Furlong will become the 109th player to captain Ireland.
'I knew I'd be back' – Baloucoune out to take his chance against the Springboks
The Ulster winger has had to wait for his chance after winning his first two caps for Ireland last year.
Lowry ready to take leading role in Ulster backline
The 24-year-old could somehow find himself as the most experienced of Ulster’s back three for Saturday’s URC clash with the Ospreys.
England could turn to Henry Arundell as Jonny May set to miss second Test against Australia
The wing also missed the first Test defeat in Perth due to Covid.
Ferreira confident 'passionate' Rowntree can build on Munster continuity
The outgoing defence coach is following Johann van Graan to Bath at the end of the season but insists the province is in good hands.
Inspirational Peter O'Mahony leads Munster to thrilling win over Exeter
The province have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup thanks to a superb 26-10 win at Thomond Park.
'I'm ready' - Rowntree excited to tackle top job at Munster
The Munster job will be Rowntree’s first as a head coach.
Ulster happy to see hard work paying off for young stars
Ulster skills coach Craig Newby was in the Aviva Stadium to watch Mike Lowry score two tries on his Test debut.
Ireland U20s captain Reuben Crothers aiming to lead by example
The Ulster flanker is preparing for his second U20s Six Nations campaign.
'He’s been outstanding all year' - Friend backs Marmion for Ireland recall
The scrum-half was last capped at Test level in November 2020.
All time
'For a lot of our blokes this will be the biggest stage they've been on'
Connacht are preparing for a trip to play Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers on Sunday.
In-form Emile Smith Rowe gets first England call-up
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has dropped out of the squad.
'There's no doubt he's got talent' - Doak backed to shine in Cooney's absence
The 19-year-old Ulster scrum-half has been handed some gametime as John Cooney rehabs a hamstring problem.
O'Sullivan: Physical edge helping Cork close the gap on Dublin
The Cork star believes they have been guilty of letting Dublin ‘bully’ them in recent seasons.
Tuchel says Mount is now 'key player' for Chelsea following first Champions League goal
The 22-year-old opened the scoring against Porto with a memorable strike.
'Every time I go out I have something to prove' - Van der Flier making most of latest opportunity
The flanker also discussed the need for accuracy at the breakdown following Peter O’Mahony’s red card against Wales.
Wayne Rooney to prepare Derby’s next match after Phillip Cocu departure
Derby have managed just six points this season and sit bottom of the table.
Dubliner O'Shea makes Premier League debut but West Brom easily beaten by Leicester
Jamie Vardy scored a brace of penalties in a 3-0 win for the Foxes.
Keenan and Connors 'deserve their chances' after strong Leinster form
Leo Cullen said Devin Toner was back in the starting XV for his lineout nous.
Munster promote 21-year-old hooker Barron to senior squad
The Cashel native has signed a one-year deal with the province.
All-time record World Cup goalscorer Klose named Bayern Munich's assistant coach
The former striker spent four years at the Bavarian giants during his playing days, and has most recently worked with their U17s.
Shanahan hopes to step out of Cooney's shadow
Reserve scrum-half finally gets his shot after patiently waiting for his chance all season.
Van Graan hands first start to Academy out-half Healy
Munster have made a number of changes for the meeting with Edinburgh ahead of their Champions Cup games against Saracens.
'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet
The 27-year-old Connacht man has improved many aspects of his game in the past two seasons.
Larmour set for aerial test from Scotland in Ireland's World Cup opener
The 22-year-old starts at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.
'If it's a case that Rob's not there, we'd be very happy with the guys'
Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could have important roles against Scotland.
'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up
The Ireland back row was busy after moving to blindside flanker against Wales.
'Everyone wrote us off' - Lennon defiant after Old Firm win
The Scottish champions produced a faultless performance to move three points clear of their Glasgow rivals.