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Ireland squad named

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 withdraw from RWC 2023 host bid

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.

Irish Rugby TV: Focus On Ulster Rugby Academy

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.

White forced into retirement

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

Five great Ryder Cup moments

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…

Team of the week

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.

All Ireland league round-up

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

Munster power past Edinburgh

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.

New Ireland 2016/17 Alternate Kit Is Launched

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.

Preview: Leinster v Ospreys

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