The 36 woman squad, which has a 23 / 13 split between forwards and backs, includes a number of experienced internationals including Captain Niamh Briggs, winger Alison Miller, out-half Nora Stapleton, second row- Marie-Louise Reilly, back-row forwardClaire Molloy and prop Ailis Egan. Ireland play England and Canada in the Autumn before playing New Zealand twice. There are also a number of uncapped players named in the squad, including Highfield prop Leah Lyons, UL Bohs second row Chloe Pearse, back row Nichola Fryday of Tullamore and Galwegians’ Nicole Fowley.Read more about Ireland squad named
Italy’s FIR have announced that they are withdrawing from the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The announcement from Italy leaves just France, South Africa and Ireland as the three nations bidding to host the tournament. Ireland have never fully hosted the tournament but have hosted pools and matches while South Africa hosted […] The post Italy withdraw from RWC 2023 host bid appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.
from Rugby League Ireland· At least 8 Irish-based players in World Cup qualification squad· At least 6 in the World Cup tournament or European Championship squads· Policy provides ‘a clear
Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup are boosted after Italy withdraw their bid.
Process continues with three strong applicants, France, Ireland and South Africa.
Ireland and Connacht prop Nathan White has been forced to retire from professional rugby on medical advice after suffering a concussion in March.
Concussion forces Ireland prop White to retire
Over the past two-and-a-half months, the IRFU provincial academies have been hard at work preparing for the new season. Below is an insight into the work that is being done in the Ulster Rugby Academy which is headed up by former Ireland scrum half Kieran Campbell.
Dai Young is expecting big things from Marty Moore at Wasps and says it would be a surprise if the prop is not recalled by Ireland in the near future.
Ireland prop Nathan White has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect following a concussion.
Ireland international prop Nathan White is to retire from rugby on medical advice following a concussion injury.
The Wales and Lions boss played a key role in the career of Ireland and Connacht ace Nathan White while he was in charge of Waikato and working with the Chiefs Super Rugby team
Ireland and Connacht prop Nathan White retires from rugby based on medical advice following a concussion injury.
Former Ireland and Munster captain Paul O’Connell will give a pre-Ryder Cup motivational team-talk to Europe, it has been confirmed. The post O’Connell to give golf team-talk appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
Ireland and Connacht prop Nathan White has been forced to retire following medical advice over concussion, the province confirmed on Wednesday. ;
Connacht and the Irish Rugby Football Union have announced that Ireland prop Nathan White is to retire based on medical advice. The post White forced into retirement appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
Connacht Rugby and the IRFU today announced that Connacht and Ireland prop Nathan White is to retire from professional rugby based on medical advice following a concussion injury.
Sale Sharks confirmed that former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer will remain on the sidelines for upto three months after a tear on his biceps tendon.
Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer could miss three months of Sale’s ;Aviva Premiership campaign after tearing his biceps tendon.
Edinburgh fly-half Duncan Weir is facing several ;weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his jaw against Munster last weekend.
NEWS: Connacht Rugby and the Ireland Rugby Football Union are pleased to announce the recruitment of James Cannon from Wasps.
Saracens’ opening match in defence of their European Rugby Champions Cup title against RC Toulon at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday, 15 October will be refereed by John Lacey of Ireland.
Birkdale, 1969: A mean-spirited match that featured Eric Brown, the Great Britain & Ireland captain, instructing his team not to help look for their opponents’ balls in the rough, finished with one of the great sporting gestures. On the final green in the final singles match, Jack Nicklaus gave Tony Jacklin a six-footer, knowing it meant the Ryder Cup would…
The first four weeks of The Rugby Championship have been bitter pills for Australian, South African and Argentinean rugby fans to swallow.
When he announces his Under Armour Series squad on October 18, Head Coach Rob Howley will also announce the three wildcard selections for the campaign.
In association with ‘Beds & Sofas’, Buccaneers Rugby Football Club is proud to host a night with Ireland star Robbie Henshaw and family in the Bounty this Friday night.
South Africa first five-eighth Pat Lambie, who woke up with a headache every day for three months after being knocked out against Ireland in June, said he was ready to return against Australia on Saturday.
Three Ireland internationals are joined by five Premiership players in our team of the week while two hat-trick heroes battle it out for a place on the wing.
The Ireland Women’s Sevens team ended the Rugby Europe Women’s Sevens Grand Prix Series in third place overall thanks to their top four finishes in both Kazan in June and Malemort over the weekend.
Cooke 12-27 Blackrock St Mary’s 25-17 Highfield UL Bohemians 23-12 Old Belvedere Railway Union 8-26 Galwegians STRONG in the first half, resilient in the second UL Bohemians maintained their perfect start to the season while ruining that of their rivals.Defending champions Old Belvedere made the trip to Limerick in fine scoring form, with a brace of four try hauls behind them, writes Aisling CroweRead more about All Ireland league round-up
Strong in the first half and resilient in the second, UL Bohemians maintained their perfect start to the Women’s All-Ireland League season while ruining that of their rivals. Aisling Crowe has a full round-up of Sunday’s action.
Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.Decent 4th place finish for Ireland Women’s 7sLucy Mulhall in among the top
PRO12 SATURDAY WRAP: Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray scored a try-double for Munster but it was the Irish province's pack that came to the fore in this comfortable 28-14 bonus-point victory over Edinburgh.
Ospreys loss in Ireland threw up plenty of talking points, including ongoing debates about who should hold the keys to No10
Due to an injury to Audrey O’Flynn, the Ireland Women’s Sevens management have called up Sene Naoupu to the squad to compete at the Rugby Europe Women’s Sevens Grand Prix Series tournament in Malemort, France this weekend. ;
MIKE PHILLIPS and Peter Stringer are the odd couple who, after years of on-field feuding, suddenly find themselves sharing the same cause in their dotage.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton is all set to return to action after he was named in Leinster’s line-up for the clash against Ospreys on Friday.
Canterbury, the world’s leading rugby brand, and the IRFU have unveiled the new alternate kit for the 2016/17 season. Created by Canterbury, the kit features a contemporary design with a range of innovative technologies developed to enhance performance on pitch.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton will play his first game of the season against the Ospreys on Friday having recovered from shoulder surgery. The post Preview: Leinster v Ospreys appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
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Ireland captain Rory Best is all set to make his first appearance for Ulster in this season during the upcoming clash against Glasgow Warriors on Friday.
The Ireland U-20s will kick off the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 in Georgia against Italy on May 31st. The match schedule for the tournament was announced today.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton has handed Joe Schmidt a boost as he nears match fitness well in advance of November’s Autumn Internationals.