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# rugby - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless Super Rugby This post contains videos

Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless

Gareth Anscombe, meanwhile, left his last-ditch penalty attempt against Crusaders a few, crucial yards short.

‘This is a market people seriously need to look at’ – US rugby combine a success

The NFRL hosted its inaugural rugby combine event in Minneapolis two weekends ago, with a number of former NFL players attending.

Basta breeds them big: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week

Also featuring a jubilant Ken Doherty, Eoin Cadogan and a child who simply would not share.

# rugby - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Sexton and Racing Métro secure European Cup rugby as Toulon hit Perpignan for 46 Top 14 This post contains videos

Sexton and Racing Métro secure European Cup rugby as Toulon hit Perpignan for 46

James Hart kicked 11 points for Grenoble but they Bayonne back into a game they really should have won.

# rugby - Friday 18 April, 2014

19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions

Jack Dinneen has been drafted into the senior squad following an injury crisis in the front row.

Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season

The British broadcaster previously tied up a deal to show the Pro12 from September onwards.

# rugby - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital Visit This post contains images

Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital

CJ Stander, Simon Zebo and Donncha O’Callaghan were just some of those in attendance.

# rugby - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Glasgow beat abject Munster by 17 points in Thomond Park

Three first half tries have put the hosts to the sword.

Habana marks return with try in Toulon comeback win

The South Afrcian was on form as Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final opposition came from 20-9 down to prevail.

Big coup for Connacht as Bundee Aki signs on for three years

The 24-year-old has made a name with Waikato Chiefs.

TV3 beats out RTÉ to rights for 2015 Rugby World Cup

The news is a big blow to the national broadcaster.

# rugby - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

VIDEO: You won’t see a better comeback win than this in 2014

Trailing by 18 points with less than six minute left, the UCT Ikeys were surely beaten…

# rugby - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Super Rugby: Brumbies hunt Sharks while Chiefs stage another stunning fightback Super Troopers This post contains videos

Super Rugby: Brumbies hunt Sharks while Chiefs stage another stunning fightback

Meanwhile in Canberra, Auckland Blues’ Jerome Kaino cheered himself up by meeting an Aussie legend.

Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown Last Man Standing This post contains videos

Brian O’Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson set for final showdown

The Irish and English rugby legends meet in a last-man-standing clash at Stade Felix Mayol this afternoon.

# rugby - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Payne challenge a yellow but red card ‘very harsh’, says Muller

French referee Jerome Garces will not be welcome back at Ravenhill any time soon.

Clermont await the winner of Ulster and Saracens after taming Tigers

The unbeaten run at Stade Marcel Michelin is now up to 75 matches.

David Wallace: Result too tight to call but Munster will deliver best performance yet

The former Munster and Ireland flanker says Toulouse have been ‘on the radar’ ever since they thrashed his province in 1996.

# rugby - Friday 4 April, 2014

Shane Byrne: Pienaar and ‘world-class wrecking ball’ Ferris to see Ulster through

The former Leinster and Saracens hooker believes his old side will fall short at a sold-out Ravenhill on Saturday evening.

Brian O’Driscoll wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play him in the BOD biopic Make This Happen This post contains videos

Brian O’Driscoll wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play him in the BOD biopic

Gordon D’Arcy knows his Leinster bro more than his Leinster bro knows about him.

Wexford lock Eoin Sheriff hoping to skittle Ulster’s European Cup hopes

The former Leinster and Ireland U20 lock is hoping to make the Sarries squad to compete in the Heineken Cup quarter final.

# rugby - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Irish rugby fans so vocal ‘because they’re normally drunk’ jokes Saracens’ Kelly Brown Tipples This post contains videos

Irish rugby fans so vocal ‘because they’re normally drunk’ jokes Saracens’ Kelly Brown

The Scottish captain has vast experience of playing in front of fired up Ireland supporters.

Toulouse have no reason to fear Munster faithful, says Maxime Medard

The French winger believes his team are hitting form at the right time.

Aviva Stadium, not Croke Park, confirmed for potential Leinster v Munster semi final

There are two gigantic, French obstacles in place that may well scupper any hopes of a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 clashes.

Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat

The Sports Minister was speaking about the 2023 competition on Off The Ball.

Simon Hick column: Irish nous staving off French power play, for now

Top 14 sides have been unashamed in spending big and buying bigger in recent years, writes Simon Hick.

# rugby - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Ulster will thrash Saracens, if this cool Lego video is anything to go by Block Party This post contains videos

Ulster will thrash Saracens, if this cool Lego video is anything to go by

We are not sure if Ruan Pienaar is being tackled or is sporting the sprawled monkey hairstyle.

Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika investigated for allegedly abusing cameraman

The incident occurred a week after the Waratahs chief broke a glass pane during an away defeat to the Brumbies.

When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory Smashed 'em Bro This post contains videos

When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory

The poor lad didn’t even see it coming.

# rugby - Monday 31 March, 2014

Madigan hoping to hang onto Leinster 10 jersey for Toulon quarter final

The out-half played from start to finish in the Blues’ top-of-the-table triumph over Munster.

# rugby - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Art of showboating takes another hefty blow after this Carlin Isles clanger

The American dropped the ball under the posts to deny what would have been a superb club rugby score.

Courageous Connacht salvage pride and points in breath-taking Scarlets clash Match Report This post contains videos

Courageous Connacht salvage pride and points in breath-taking Scarlets clash

The man who replaced Brian O’Driscoll in the third Lions Test put Scarlets ahead after just three minutes.

Dylan Hartley cleared of biting allegations after Leicester defeat

The Northampton Saints and England hooker will be spoken to by his coach Jim Mallinder.

Super Rugby: Swinging arms, Cruden’s late show and Mark Anscombe’s son is a legend Super Troopers This post contains videos

Super Rugby: Swinging arms, Cruden’s late show and Mark Anscombe’s son is a legend

Round Seven of the southern hemisphere’s elite rugby competition brought its usual sackful of attacking plays, big hits and stunning tries.

Wonderful GIF of Japanese rugby player absolutely botching a swan dive

Kosuke Hashino, hang your head in shame.

Munster among clubs sending scouts to inaugural American rugby combine

There will be up to 60 athletes with NFL experience at the unique two-day event in Minneapolis next weekend.

McKeon: Connacht ready to go it alone as Heineken Cup dream looms large

The back row forward believes the westerners have what it takes to defeat Scarlets in Wales today.

# rugby - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Injured Healy cheers on Clontarf as they beat Old Belvedere to lead league Grassroots This post contains videos

Injured Healy cheers on Clontarf as they beat Old Belvedere to lead league

The Leinster prop was joined by Connacht’s Paul O’Donohoe at Castle Avenue last night.

From Bressie to Mossie: 15 Munster v Leinster blasts from the past

It’s not all Brian O’Driscoll sidesteps and clutch Ronan O’Gara penalties you know.

# rugby - Friday 28 March, 2014

Shane Byrne: ‘Munster will be bloody hard to beat but I’m going with Leinster’

The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes both coaches have shadow boxed in terms of selections.

Ulster sign South African Wiehahn Herbst as long-term John Afoa replacement

Director of rugby David Humphreys has tipped The Sharks prop to be a huge success at Ravenhill.