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# The Boss

Last week
21st May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# The Boss
'I’m just delighted for the whole province. The Red Army followed us here'
Graham Rowntree expressed his elation after Munster’s win in the URC final.
Last month
May 2023
# The Boss
'Leo commits his whole life to making Leinster successful. It's admirable'
Leo Cullen ‘bleeds Leinster’ and has been central to their successes as a player and head coach.
'The last time you could come and buy a ticket on the day of the game was 2015'
What have Leinster learned from their heartbreaks against La Rochelle?
This year
# The Boss
Bruce Springsteen cancels another concert because of illness
Springsteen, due to perform three gigs in Dublin in May, cited illness as the reason in a tweet but did not give specifics.
# The Boss
'The best game I've been involved in' - Farrell hails Ireland's character
He said a hurting England side will be out to spoil the party in Dublin next weekend.
# The Boss
'They were outstanding' - Farrell praises Murray and Bealham for stepping up
The Ireland head coach was very pleased with his side’s good start to the Six Nations.
Last year
# The Boss
'It would be bad news' - La Rochelle hope to keep ROG despite England link
Jules Favre hailed the influence of O’Gara and Donnacha Ryan at the Top 14 club.
# The Boss
'You remember these nights, a special moment in a special place'
Munster head coach Graham Rowntree was thrilled with his team’s display against South Africa A.
# The Boss
'We’ve had a disappointing start, I’m not going to shy away from that'
Graham Rowntree believes Munster’s issues can be fixed very quickly.
# The Boss
Brighton appoint Italian Roberto De Zerbi as new head coach on four-year deal
The 43-year-old former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk boss agreed final contractual terms late on Sunday afternoon.
# The Boss
Sublime series success is a momentous achievement for Andy Farrell
The Ireland head coach has steered his team to a series victory in New Zealand.
# The Boss
'Onto the next one' - Farrell a happy man as Ireland look to Paris
An opening-day victory against Wales tees this Irish side up for a visit to France.
# The Boss
'The board put it on me saying, 'You're the one to do the job, you're after saying what needs to change'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley is now the longest-serving Shamrock Rovers manager in more than half a century.
All time
# The Boss
Should he stay or should he go? Van Graan's Munster future up in the air
Bath are understood to have made an approach for the South African.
# jvg
Munster boss Van Graan remains tight-lipped on possible contract extension
The South African’s current deal expires next summer.
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Vera Pauw: 'You couldn’t have hoped for anything like this. I'm so incredibly proud'
The Ireland boss oversaw a record-breaking 11-0 win over Georgia tonight.
# The Boss
'I said to her: 'How many more fights have you got?' She looked at me like she was going to kill me'
Eddie Hearn wants Katie Taylor to headline at Madison Square Garden versus Amanda Serrano, ‘but we’ve got to get it over the f***ing line.’
# The Boss
'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'
The Springboks director of rugby was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
# The Boss
'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell
The Ireland head coach was satisfied with his team’s 39-31 victory over Japan.
# mate
Eddie Jones confident he can turn England's inconsistent form around
Ireland were dominant against Jones’ side in Dublin yesterday.
# The Boss
'They always seem pretty important against Scotland, don’t they?'
Andy Farrell’s Ireland need to show a complete picture of what they’re about.
# golfgate
Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner
Ursula von der Leyen had requested further clarifications from Hogan on the golfgate controversy.
# The Boss
Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era
‘I’ll always be myself otherwise I wouldn’t be true to what I believe in.’
# The Boss
Schmidt confirms he is out as All Blacks invite 26 to apply for head coach job
Jamie Joseph and Dave Rennie are on the list, with Warren Gatland also believed to be in contention.
# The Boss
Quiz: How well do you know Bruce Springsteen?
A quiz, tougher than the rest…
# UnderDone
Schmidt: 'I know we can get better than that, I know we have to'
The Ireland head coach admitted his team had come up short in ‘a litany’ of areas.
# State of the Nation
A first-ever World Cup semi-final the target with Irish rugby in good health
David Nucifora believes that increased player movement has been to the benefit of the game in Ireland.
# The Boss
IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years
The Australian is the key decision-maker in Irish rugby.
# The Boss
OGS: I've always been stupid or naive enough to dream about Man United job
Solskjaer was seen as a stop-gap option when recruited as caretaker manager in December, but has reversed United’s fortunes.
# The Boss
'I'm sure there are lots of people who would love to do this. I feel very privileged'
Leo Cullen says it’s an honour to be asked to stay on as Leinster head coach for another two years.
# Future Boss
'Being over here as a family is special' - Farrell excited to succeed Schmidt
The 43-year-old takes over as Ireland head coach after this year’s World Cup.
# The Boss
'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign
The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.
# The Director
Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again
The 32-year-old was superb as his side claimed their Guinness Pro14 title.
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'A rough ride at times', but historic double provides vindication for Leinster's Cullen
The Leinster head coach says he feels lucky to be involved with a special team, but admits the demands of the job take their toll.
# The Boss
'Everyone wants to be Isa... he's a god amongst men' - James Lowe
Leinster want to send their captain off in style with another trophy this weekend.
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'It was so smart of Leo, so strategic, to bring someone like Stuart in'
Leinster have thrived since Leo Cullen’s decision to pick up the phone and call Stuart Lancaster.
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Alex Ferguson recovering in hospital after brain haemorrhage
The former Manchester United boss was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.
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'I'd never criticise my players. When we lose, it's on me' - Van Graan
The Munster head coach believes his team will bounce back from the disappointment in Bordeaux.
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Schmidt facing into his 'love/hate' relationship with the Six Nations
The Ireland boss is excited by the skills of the young forwards in his squad.
# slim lead
FG leadership race: Voters are leaning towards Leo Varadkar over Simon Coveney
A new poll shows Varadkar maintaining a lead.
# Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen showed his support for the Women's March during a gig yesterday
He called the marchers the new American resistance.