Home Rugby

Rugby

Over 1 Million People Tuned In To Ireland’s Historic All Blacks Win

Ireland All Blacks Bundee Aki Rugby

Over one million people tuned into Ireland’s historic 16-9 victory over the All Blacks on Saturday, figures released today have confirmed.  883,700 was the average audience figure on RTÉ 2 who were the Irish television broadcaster for the match on Saturday, this accounts for more than half (57%) of the television audience share. At its peak, over one million people …

Read More »

Ireland Release Injury Update As Seven Players Return To Provinces

Ireland Rugby Peter O'Mahony

Ireland have released a squad update this afternoon as Joe Schmidt’s side regroup after a bruising victory over the All Blacks on Saturday.  With the USA coming to Dublin for Ireland’s final November international of this window, we can expect to see some of Ireland’s fringe players get an opportunity on Saturday. The IRFU have confirmed that seven players have …

Read More »

Danny Care Dropped, Hughes Set For England Return Against Australia

England Eddie Jones

England have dropped scrum-half Danny Care for Saturday’s Test against Australia but Nathan Hughes is back in Eddie Jones’s squad for the final autumn fixture. The Wasps number eight was included in the 28-man group announced on Monday after serving a six-week suspension. Also axed after Saturday’s laboured 35-15 victory over Japan are centre Alex Lozowski and number eight Zach …

Read More »

Munster Confirm Conor Murray Has Returned To Full Training

Conor Murray

Munster have confirmed that Conor Murray has returned to full training as the province gear up for the return of the Guinness PRO14 where they travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre.  Murray, of course, has been out of action since the summer tour against Australia and his injury has been the subject of much debate, especially concerning …

Read More »

Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne ‘Arrested After Sex Assault Claims’

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Former Eels player and San Fransico 49ers NFL player Jarryd Hayne is interviewed during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Pirtek Stadium on March 3, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

High-profile rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was reportedly arrested by Australian police Monday over sex assault allegations, the second incident to be raised against the player. Jarryd Hayne, 30, was being questioned by New South Wales Police over an alleged incident in the Hunter region north of Sydney on the night of the National Rugby League grand final in late …

Read More »

MacKenna On Monday: Rugby The Game Of Ireland’s Elite

That was good. Very good, actually. But stop right there and don’t dare go any further. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. We beg you. Please. For can you imagine this scenario as a glorious alternative to what inevitably plays out next? Fair, joyous talk of Peter O’Mahony being a monster, and Devin Toner and Tadhg Furlong running into the wall and it …

Read More »

Bellini Ruled Out As ‘Angry’ Italians Prepare For All Blacks

Mattia Bellini has been ruled out injured as Italy prepare for their final Test of the November series against world champions New Zealand in Rome amid frustration at having two tries disallowed in their weekend loss to Australia. Zebre wing Bellini, 24, scored Italy’s only try in the 26-7 defeat to the Wallabies in Padua on Saturday before going off …

Read More »

Ireland Fall To Disappointing Defeat To The USA

Ireland Women Sheehan

Ireland – 10 USA – 19 Sean McMahon reports from Donnybrook Ireland have fallen to a disappointing defeat in their opening November international against the USA at Donnybrook this afternoon. The result will no doubt frustrate head coach Adam Griggs because his side had enough possession and territory to get the points needed to win this game only for unforced …

Read More »

Luke McGrath On O’Mahony Heroics – “I Couldn’t Believe He Had The Ball”

As far as individual performances go, they don’t come much more heroic than Peter O’Mahony’s in Ireland’s historic victory over the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium last night. O’Mahony was incredible as Joe Schmidt’s men defeated New Zealand on home soil for the first time ever, thanks to a Jacob Stockdale try and some heroic defending, winning the game …

Read More »