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Ireland Women Win Challenge Trophy In Dubai

The Ireland Women made a big statement on day 2 of the Dubai Sevens tournament, winning the Challenge Trophy after overcoming the USA and Spain – two teams that finished well ahead of them in last season’s HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

Murphy And Corri To Start For Leinster Women

Leinster Women’s head coach Adam Griggs will use the leadership of Ireland centre Jenny Murphy and flanker Katie Norris to guide the province through the many pitfalls waiting for them against Connacht at Tuam RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).

Olmstead back to face Harlequins on Sunday

The Canadian lock comes is put into the side after starting all three of his country’s autumn internationals against Romania, Ireland and Samoa, replacing the suspended Calum Green. Alex Tait’s positional switch to the wing sees Mike Delany coming into the side at full-back, Fred Burdon making his first Aviva Premiership start after impressing from the bench during last Friday’s 22-16 victory at Northampton. Mark Wilson once again captains the side, scrum-half Sonatane Takulua named on the bench after the Tongan slotted the winning penalty for his country in last weekend’s victory over Italy.

Are the All Blacks dirty? You’d better believe it!

The trouble with New Zealand’s protests that they are being victimised following the rolling footage of head shots in last weekend’s second Ireland versus New Zealand Test in Dublin is that no-one believes them. The main reason for the credibility gap when New Zealand coaches like Steve Hansen attempt to present the All Blacks as […]

England and Australia set to close out the Test season on a high

England face Australia on Saturday with both nations aiming to finish on a high in what will be their final match this year. England have had to make two forced changes, whereas Michael Cheika has made four changes to the Wallabies side that lost to Ireland last weekend. Nathan Hughes comes in for the injured Billy Vunipola at number eight, while Marland Yarde comes in for Elliot Daly, who is suspended after his tackle in the air last weekend againts Argentina

Polish Rugby Union to hold open trials in Exeter

The first open trials for rugby players who live in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and qualify to play for Poland, will be held on the 17th December in Exeter. Trials will take the form of two sessions (commencing at 12:00 and 16:00) and will be held with the Poland Under 18 rugby team who […]

Three months out for Payne

Ireland and Ulster have suffered a setback after Jared Payne was ruled out for at least three months with a kidney injury suffered last week. The post Three months out for Payne appeared first on

State of the Nation: Ireland

With the November internationals now done and dusted for most teams, we look at the state of affairs in each of the competing nations. Next up, Ireland. The post State of the Nation: Ireland appeared first on