A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Featuring a battle of the airlines, X Factor, premature rumours of an international demise, and much more.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
Seiji Hirao played in three World Cups and saw a fourth as Japan's head coach. He was also a superstar in his home country.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
Joe Schmidt's side finish second in Pool A to set up quarter-final with All Blacks.
Sun, 13 Oct, 2019
Ronan O’Gara, speaking at the Irish Examiner Rugby World Cup Tournament Preview last Monday, has said there are “question marks” over the make-up of New Zealand’s best backline, as Steve Hansen’s side prepare for their Pool B showdown against South Africa on Saturday.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2019
I now know the feeling of writing something a week too soon and then being left to wonder how much more appropriate it would have been had I wrote it a week later.
Thu, 18 Jul, 2019
Rob Kearney has agreed a “nine-month extension” to his IRFU contract and will play with Leinster next season.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
There was more than one reason for Alby Mathewson to welcome Johann van Graan’s decision to extend his term at Munster to June 2022.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
For 23 years the name Crusaders was a source of nothing but pride in Christchurch, the uncontroversial identity of a franchise that claims, with some justification, to be the most successful non-national professional rugby team in the world.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
Watching those re-runs on RTÉ of Reeling in the Years serves as a graphic reminder of just how much things have changed in modern Ireland — in the majority of cases — for the better.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2018
Here's your morning bulletin.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2018
Watching New Zealand and South Africa there was that very rare feeling - it lasted only a few minutes, like viewing the aurora borealis,where you are mouthing quietly to yourself: this is unbelievable, writes .
Fri, 12 Oct, 2018
Beauden Barrett scored a record four tries as New Zealand routed Australia 40-12 at Eden Park to retain the Bledisloe Cup.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
Peter Miskimmin made no bones about it: he was torn.
Fri, 25 May, 2018
Former Munster and Ireland scrum-half Michael Bradley is being touted as a contender to take charge of Ulster.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
Graham Ford and his Ireland squad had long left these shores for warmer climes by the time the current chill descended, but the cold and wet of an already bleak Irish winter had long since reached his bones over the opening weeks of the New Year.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
"I’ve been so proud to be part of it all, but every journey sadly must come to an end."
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018
Burnley have announced the signing of Chris Wood from Leeds on a four-year deal for a club-record fee.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
The British and Irish Lions play the final midweek game of their New Zealand tour on Tuesday when they face reigning Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes in Wellington.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Wed, 31 May, 2017
Ireland captain Niamh Briggs hopes her injuries woes are behind her as the countdown starts to the Rugby World Cup in August.
Sat, 27 May, 2017
Tue, 09 May, 2017
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Munster supporters who were enthused by the displays of out-half Johnny Holland in the latter stages of the season will also have been impressed by the performance of Bill Johnston on his debut for the Irish U20s on Tuesday night.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.
Wed, 04 Nov, 2015
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
Our exchange of salutations with Conor McCarthy in Killarney on Saturday was a brief one.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
When Ireland face England in today’s Royal London one-day international at Malahide, the familiar face of a favourite son will be 5,000 miles away in Delhi.
Fri, 08 May, 2015
Investment firms Värde Partners and KKR & Co, along with Deutsche Bank, have agreed to buy General Electric’s Australia and New Zealand financial services unit in what they described as one of the region’s largest private equity deals.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2015
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt believes beating England in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam eliminator in Dublin would represent Ireland’s “biggest win” in his Test tenure.
Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
All Black great Dan Carter said the sheer quality of the players in France’s Top 14 was a key reason in him joining Racing Metro — but money was undoubtedly a factor too.
Fri, 19 Dec, 2014
New Zealand star Dan Carter has announced he will join wealthy French club Racing Metro at the end of 2015 on a three-year contract.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
Come Sunday the veins under Cedric Abellon’s war paint will be throbbing.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2014
Sporting teasers are the life’s blood of many a barstool conversation so here’s one that will have rugby fans all over the country perplexed: When Felix Jones captained Munster in the Guinness Pro12 match against Treviso, was he the first Leinsterman to do so?
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
Jerome Kaino will replace Kieran Read in New Zealand’s team to face England in the first Test at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
Ireland lock Donncha O’Callaghan is one of four players added to the Barbarians’ 24-man squad to face England on June 1.
Tue, 27 May, 2014
With just 14 Tests left to play before Ireland open their World Cup campaign against Canada at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on September 19, 2015, Joe Schmidt will take great care in selecting his squad for the forthcoming series against Argentina.
Wed, 14 May, 2014
Dan Carter admits he could not have climbed to the top of world rugby without Jonny Wilkinson’s workaholic precedent.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
Munster head coach Rob Penney wants his players to hit the ground running this week as they prepare for the return of Heineken Cup action to Thomond Park on Sunday.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2013
Ireland need a quick fix in three key areas...
Sat, 23 Nov, 2013
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has challenged his players not to get sidetracked by their pursuit of a perfect year and concentrate purely on the business of beating Ireland in Dublin next Sunday.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2013
Rob Kearney will not be carrying any baggage from his personal Lions disappointments when he finally gets to face Australia on Saturday.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2013
It’s not easy to create a stir when your panel extends to 42 names, but Joe Schmidt’s first Irish squad announcement yesterday did at least throw up a handful of interesting talking points.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2013