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State of the Nation: Ireland

With the June internationals now done and dusted, 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 Planetrugby.com.

Lions lose Whiteley for six weeks

Johannesburg based Super Rugby franchise the Lions have suffered a severe blow for their Super Rugby title hopes as Warren Whiteley will most likely miss the rest of the Super Rugby season. Lions captain Whitely injured his right AC joint (shoulder) playing for the Springboks against Ireland and an MRI scan on Monday confirmed a […] The post Lions lose Whiteley for six weeks appeared first on Super Rugby | Super 18 Rugby and Rugby Championship News,Results and Fixtures from Super XV Rugby.

Scarlets sign Tadhg Beirne from Leinster

Ahead of the 2016-17 season, Scarlets have signed lock Tadhg Beirne from Leinster, their official website confirmed. The 24-year-old has made four appearances for Leinster whilst also rising through the ranks at international level, making appearances for Ireland U20s and Ireland Sevens. Beirne brings youth to the Scarlets side, with the second-row player being only […] The post Scarlets sign Tadhg Beirne from Leinster appeared first on Read Rugby Union.

Fitzgerald announces his retirement from rugby

Irish Pro12 Rugby club Leinster have announced that Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. As a result of an incident in the Guinness PRO12 Final against Connacht, the 28 year old Leinster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions back suffered a neck injury and has been advised to retire […] The post Fitzgerald announces his retirement from rugby appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Ponton salutes Chick after England U20s’ World Cup triumph

Chick scored one of England’s six tries in a 45-21 win over Ireland during Saturday’s final in Manchester, club-mate Brett Connon coming on from Ireland’s bench to kick a late conversion while fellow Falcon Andrew Davidson featured for Scotland in their historic pool victory over Australia. Chick’s group became the third England team to win the Junior World Championship in the past four years, the 2015 tournament having seen them as losing finalists to New Zealand. Ponton believes their record at age-group level signifies the current health of the English game, saying: “Rugby in this country is in a very good state

Bulls rest captain Strauss for Argentina Super Rugby trip

The Bulls have named their Super Rugby squad for their trip this weekend to Buenos Aires, Argentina and have opted to rest captain Adriaan Strauss. The Bulls and Springbok captain played all three of South Africa’s Tests against Ireland so the Bulls have chosen to give him a week’s rest. The squad will also be without […] The post Bulls rest captain Strauss for Argentina Super Rugby trip appeared first on Super Rugby | Super 18 Rugby and Rugby Championship News,Results and Fixtures from Super XV Rugby.

Neck injury ends Luke Fitzgerald career

Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. The 28-year-old Leinster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions back suffered a neck injury in the Pro12 Final against Connacht and has been advised to retire on medical grounds. He said, “I’ve had a wonderful rugby career which makes it easy for me […]

In Pics: Ireland’s Summer Tour Of South Africa

A first ever win over the Springboks in South Africa, four new caps, and all 32 players getting game-time. From Cape Town to Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, it was a tour to remember for Joe Schmidt’s men, despite a frustrating finish and a 2-1 series loss.

In Pics: Ireland Under-20s’ World Championship Campaign

The Ireland Under-20 squad can look back on their campaign in Manchester with huge pride, having achieved a best ever finish of second at a World Rugby U-20 Championship and become the first Irish national men’s team to beat a New Zealand side. Number 8 Max Deegan was also crowned the Player of the Tournament and four forwards – Andrew Porter, Adam McBurney, James Ryan and Deegan – were picked for the Championship’s Dream Team.

Fitzgerald forced into retirement

Leinster, Ireland and Lions utility back Luke Fitzgerald has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. The post Fitzgerald forced into retirement appeared first on Planetrugby.com.

U20 World Cup: Scouting Report Round Five

John Davidson reports from the AJ Bell Stadium on the rampant red rose, Pumita power and a Tasman tussle on the final day of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.Champions! Harry Mallinder and injured skipper Jack Walker lift the trophy. (Photo: Getty Images)England 45-21 Ireland England have been crowned World Champions at Under-20 level, capturing their third title in the past four …Continue reading »

Mallinder: Championship win is icing on the cake

Harry Mallinder has said that leading England to the Under 20 World Championship by beating Ireland on Saturday is the “icing on the cake” following a season which saw him break in the Saints first team and become a firm favourite at the Gardens. Speaking after the match, Harry said: “It’s been an amazing journey. “We were very unfortunate to lose the likes of Theo early on, but it was a great sho

Schmidt has tough choice to make

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has to begin the daunting internal negotiation between prioritising either his personal or professional responsibilities. The post Schmidt has tough choice to make appeared first on Planetrugby.com.

Suspension rules Le Roux out for another week of Super Rugby

Springboks and Sharks fullback Willie le Roux will miss this week’s return to Super Rugby after he was given a one week suspension for a dangerous tackle. Le Roux pleaded guilty to a charge of breaching Law 10.4 (i), during the test match between South Africa and Ireland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

It was all a blur for Kriel

REACTION: Springbok flank Jaco Kriel said he could hardly remember anything from his time on the field in South Africa's 19-13 win against Ireland in the third Test in Port Elizabeth. Warren Fortune reports.

England U20 crowned World Champions

England were crowned World Rugby U/20 champions for the third time in four years after recording an emphatic 45-21 victory over Ireland at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday. Martin Haag’s side scored three first half tries through Joe Marchant, Callum Chick and Huw Taylor with Harry Mallinder converting all three in a fine first-half […] The post England U20 crowned World Champions appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Tour Diary – That’s A Wrap

Time for the players and coaches to take a well-earned rest. They can reflect on a tour to be proud of, the disappointment of losing two Tests and the joy of creating history in the first match.

Le Roux cited for aerial challenge

Willie le Roux was cited for allegedly breaching Law 10.4 (i), tackling a player in the air during the Boks 19-13 victory over Ireland. The post Le Roux cited for aerial challenge appeared first on Planetrugby.com.

England win World Under 20s in emphatic display

England 45+ – +Ireland 21 England and Ireland faced off in only the second all-North Hemisphere final in the history of the World Rugby U20 Championship. This was England’s fourth final appearance on the trot. England came into the final as favourites having seen off South Africa in their semi-final