Tyler Bleyendaal: ‘I’ve done a lot of travelling for very little action’

Tyler Bleyendaal is confident the dark days of injury are behind him.

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Battle lines drawn for intriguing Munster Senior Cup clashes

With five different winners in the past five years, the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup is proving one of the most competitive tournaments in schools rugby. ...

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Jonathan Joseph added to England squad for Six Nations opener in Dublin

Joseph has not played for England since last season’s Six Nations.

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Ulster issue lifetime ban to fan who racially abused Simon Zebo

Ulster Rugby have banned for life a spectator found to have racially abused Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo.

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Johnny Sexton gives insights into kicking routine and reveals how tough he finds personal judgement

‘The Sexton Series’ takes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Johnny from his playing career, to his mindset to life outside rugby.

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Andy Friend's coaching team sign up for two more years at Connacht

Connacht have been given some renewed stability with the news that three of the province's coaching staff have signed contract extensions.

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Injury rules French flanker out of Six Nations

France flanker Bernard Le Roux has been ruled out of the Six Nations.

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Robson on mission to help England cause ‘big upset’ against Ireland

Dan Robson will be on a twin mission in Dublin next week — making his England debut and causing “a big upset”.

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Sexton backed to face England in Six Nations opener

Johnny Sexton has been backed to start against England in next month’s Six Nations opener – despite not playing a game this year.

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Another O'Brien making his mark with Leinster

Conor O’Brien had more than a hint of deja vu when he made his Leinster European debut against Toulouse last week.

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Van Graan counts cost of Munster win

Emotions were mixed when Munster reconvened in Limerick yesterday after a weekend which saw them progress to a European quarter-final for the 18th time.

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‘Nothing concrete’ in place for Gatland after he leaves Wales post

The New Zealander will step down from his current role after this year’s World Cup.

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Blow for Ireland as Iain Henderson sidelined 'for several weeks' with fresh finger injury

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been dealt a second blow this evening with the news that Ulster second-row Iain Henderson is set to be sidelined "for several weeks".

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Munster count the cost of Exeter win as Tommy O’Donnell suffers another serious injury

Munster’s hard-earned victory over Exeter Chiefs in Saturday’s Heineken European Cup has come at a serious injury cost.

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Munster's Tadhg Beirne to miss opening two Six Nations games with knee injury

Munster second row Tadhg Beirne is set to miss the opening two games of Ireland's Six Nations campaign with a knee injury.

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Munster come to boil in Thomond "pressure cooker"

Munster’s season can now truly begin. The drama, tension and excitement that this pool stage of the Heineken Champions Cup has provided may well have kept ...

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Joey Carbery ticking and kicking all right boxes for Munster

Joey Carbery’s mission to make a difference as Munster’s fly-half is being driven by his ambition to match his predecessors in the famous red ‘10’ ...

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Leo Cullen wary of derby with Dublin flavour

All’s well that ends well for Leinster.

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George Ford: Irish domination not a big worry

George Ford isn’t of the belief that the Irish provinces’ domination of their Gallagher Premiership counterparts in Europe will have any bearing when ...

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Thumbs up for Iain Henderson ahead of the Six Nations

Iain Henderson isn’t out of the woods with the thumb injury which threatened to eat into such a sizeable chunk of his season but the Ulster lock has declared ...

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Dai Young plays down Launchbury and Shields injury worries ahead of Six Nations

England kick off their Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Dublin on February 2.

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Leinster set-up Champions Cup quarter-final with Ulster; Munster will travel to Edinburgh

Leinster have brought the curtain down on the Heineken Champions Cup pool stages with the easiest of victories away to Wasps on Sunday afternoon that confirms for ...

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Brad Shields injury a fresh headache for England head coach Eddie Jones

England open their Six Nations campaign against Ireland in Dublin on February 2.

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Friend relieved as Connacht book Challenge Cup quarter-final spot

Connacht coach Andy Friend said he always believed his men could secure the victory they needed in Bordeaux to advance to the quarter-finals of the European Challenge ...

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Castres strike late to defeat Gloucester in Munster's pool

Centre Florian Vialelle delivered a man-of-the-match performance.

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Munster grind down Exeter in battle for Champions Cup quarter-final spot

Munster booked their place in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals for an 18th time as they ground out a dogged victory over English league leaders Exeter at ...

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Simon Zebo's tries see Racing into Champions Cup quarter-finals

Racing 92 booked a home Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final with a 46-33 bonus-point victory over the Scarlets in Paris.

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Ulster boss okay over prospect of meeting Leinster in European quarter-final

Ulster's reward for making a first European Cup quarter-final in eight years may yet be a trip to Dublin to face Leinster's reigning champions.

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Connacht's dramatic comeback seals Challenge Cup quarter-final spot

Jack Carty crowned a glorious week as he celebrating his call-up to the Irish squad by scoring the match-winning try three minutes from time to send Connacht into ...

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Far from pretty but Ulster claim place in Champions Cup quarter-finals

It was a performance riddled with mistakes, so many of them elementary, but the side's reaction to adversity in the second-half, when coming from 13-0 down to claim ...

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England’s Six Nations preparations hit by Owen Farrell injury

The Saracens star has undergone surgery on his thumb and could be sidelined for up to 10 days.

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England’s Six Nations preparations hit by Owen Farrell thumb injury

Farrell missed Saracens’ Champions Cup clash with Glasgow due to the problem.

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Leo Cullen bemused by English money gripes

It may be vulgar to talk about money but there is no escaping the grubby subject as Leinster go to Coventry in search of the win that would guarantee them top spot ...

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Leo Cullen backs Ross Byrne to bounce back after missing out on Ireland squad

Leo Cullen is adamant Ross Byrne will park the disappointment of being omitted from Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad and guide Leinster to the win against Wasps ...

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‘Rugby is floundering at club level, especially in the rural areas’

There was little to suggest that when Bob McGann, a hurler and sportsman of some renown, left Monivea to join An Garda Síochána many decades ago that ...

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McNamara plans for future with new-look U20 squad

Noel McNamara says welcoming England to Cork for the U20 Six Nations opener is a dream fixture.

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Munster's Red Army beginning to feel the buzz again

Simon Lewis (half cut) Munster’s upturn in form has not gone unnoticed. Three very different victories since Christmas, over Leinster, Connacht, and Gloucester ...

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Munster must find another knockout punch against Exeter

It is not as if Munster have not been here before, standing on the brink of a European quarter-final but still needing the final game to close out their progress ...

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Brown sees Ireland clash as perfect chance to reclaim England spot

The country’s most capped full-back has not worn the number 15 jersey for the last nine Tests.

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AIL 1B preview: Ballymena look to keep momentum going

This weekend sees the return of the All-Ireland League rugby. Dave Mervyn previews the action in Division 1B.

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Robbie Henshaw returns for Leinster's trip to Wasps

Leo Cullen has chosen his Leinster team to face Wasps on Sunday in Round 6 of the Heineken Champions Cup.

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Henderson returns for Leicester clash

Iain Henderson has recovered from injury to take his place in the Ulster team that will face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in tomorrow's crucial Champions Cup ...

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Peter O’Mahony passed fit to captain Munster in Champions Cup clash

Head Coach Johann van Graan has made just one change to his Munster side that defeated Gloucester last weekend for Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash against ...

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Bundee Aki ‘just a small cog’ in the Ireland wheel

Bundee Aki says he can see a lot of similarities between this season and Connacht’s glorious march to silverware in 2016 as he prepares for his second Six ...

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Ulster sweating on Billy Burns and John Cooney

Ulster are still awaiting definitive news on the prospect of travelling to Leicester’s Welford Road tomorrow afternoon without their key half-back partnership ...

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Josh van der Flier a man in a hurry

There will come a point soon, after the Six Nations is done for another 12 months and Leinster’s elite return to the day job for another battle on two fronts, ...

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Exeter Chiefs' Ian Whitten gunning for Munster

You can hear the excitement in Ian Whitten’s voice as he described the feeling of being in an Exeter Chiefs back-line when everything comes together. The bad ...

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Jones believes left-field thinking could prove successful for England in 2019

The Australian has spoken about the possibility of winger Jack Nowell playing at openside flanker and Tom Curry and Sam Underhill in the backs.

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Jordan Larmour: 'I'm still trying to find the right balance'

Energia has released the second video in a three-part series on Leinster Rugby’s Jordan Larmour.

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England co-captain Dylan Hartley to miss Six Nations opener against Ireland

The hooker sustained a knee injury playing for Northampton in December.

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