# rugby - Friday 17 January, 2014
The Ospreys flanker is determined to end a disappointing Heineken Cup campaign on a high.
The second-row is delighted that his side have their Pool 1 destiny in their hands going into the final round of fixtures.
# rugby - Thursday 16 January, 2014
The Racing Métro coach has questioned the commitment of his players after their Heineken Cup slump.
The New Zealand-born prop was a surprise inclusion in Joe Schmidt’s extended Six Nations squad.
Great news for Irish rugby fans.
# rugby - Wednesday 15 January, 2014
Tullow CS defeated Ardee CS today 48-0 in the Leinster Rugby Senior Development Cup final.
# rugby - Tuesday 14 January, 2014
The Munster lock is hitting his straps ahead of a crucial Six Nations.
# rugby - Monday 13 January, 2014
The winger will not return to provincial action now before the Six Nations.
Ulster and Munster are looking for April ties at home while Leinster and Connacht are just hoping.
Exeter Chiefs supremo Tony Rowe believes every European club wants to reach an agreement and feels the unions are at fault.
We have selected the best team from the four Irish provinces and the smattering of Irishmen playing abroad.
The fullback’s three-pointer from 42 metres out was a vital spur in a comeback win over Castres.
Four wins from four again for the provinces with two already in the quarter finals.
# rugby - Sunday 12 January, 2014
The westerners may need to uncork some champagne rugby against Saracens next weekend.
The Kiwi scored 21 points for the three-time European Cup champions as they fought back to beat Castres.
The Welsh winger was in unstoppable form at the Liberty Stadium.
Qualification for the quarter finals would be achingly close for Matt O’Connor’s men if they could claim a French scalp.
# rugby - Saturday 11 January, 2014
Kingsholm is no longer the fortress that it used to be but the English side will leave it all out on the pitch.
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker believes Castres will put up a hell of a fight at Stade Pierre Antonie.
# rugby - Friday 10 January, 2014
The duel between young opensides Tommy O’Donnell and Matt Kvesic should be a crucial, deciding factor.
Check out the dates, times and venues for the fixtures.
# rugby - Thursday 9 January, 2014
Grenoble, who include Irish duo Bernard Jackman and Mike Prendergast among their coaching staff, won 22-21 in last Saturday’s Top 14 match.
# rugby - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
Gavin Duffy, Jake Heenan and Craig Ronaldson are all back in contention for Saturday’s Heineken Cup game.
# rugby - Monday 6 January, 2014
He posted on Twitter that his Newstalk programme will end in 2016.
The Newstalk presenter announced his plans via Twitter this afternoon.
And there’s no spot for Francois Trinh-Duc in Philippe Saint-Andre’s Six Nations squad.
# rugby - Saturday 4 January, 2014
More than anything. Except their daddies.
Munster take on Gloucester in the Heineken Cup next weekend and could have Conor Murray back to ease the growing casualty list.
Jonny’s sibling, Jerry, is half a season into his first contract with Auch in the Pro D2.
# rugby - Friday 3 January, 2014
The club’s flooded pitch has seen tomorrow’s game called off.
The flanker is now a veteran of the squad but he has faith in the next generation of talent coming through.
# rugby - Thursday 2 January, 2014
The defeat to Scotland was his last appearance.
# rugby - Wednesday 1 January, 2014
The former Ireland star on a testing World Cup in France.
This quintet of young players look set for breakout years in the world of rugby.
Two Leinster men and one each from Munster, Connacht and Ulster make the list.
The scrum-half and his teammates are readying themselves for a feisty affair in Galway.
Make quitting smoking one of them.
The pair of 21-year-old outhalves are in line for interpro starts for Munster and Ulster respectively.
# rugby - Tuesday 31 December, 2013
It was a year in which we said farewell to the likes of Kevin Heffernan, Colm Murray and Con Martin.
The Ulster flanker is hoping to show Ireland coach Joe Schmidt what he can do after returning from a hamstring injury.
La Provence says the Welsh fullback will join the reigning Heineken Cup champions next season.