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Ireland Announce Squad For Opening Leg Of World Series

Director of Sevens Rugby, Anthony Eddy, has announced his Ireland women’s sevens squad for the opening leg of the 2018-19 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series which takes place in Glendale, Colorado.  This season, the women’s World Series has increased from five to six legs and in addition to the Glendale leg which gets underway this weekend, the remaining venues are Dubai, Sydney, …

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Quinn Roux Signs New Contract With Connacht

Quinn Roux

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that Quinn Roux has signed a new contract with the western province.  Roux has extended his contract by two years which will see him ply his trade for Andy Friend’s side up until the end of the 2020/21 season. Since arriving at the Sportsground, Roux has made 85 appearances for Connacht and has …

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IRFU Award Women’s 7s Contracts As They Eye Tokyo Qualification

The IRFU have announced that 23 players will be contracted under the Sevens Programme for the 2018/2019 season, however, no full-time XV’s contracts are being considered at present. After a fantastic showing at the Sevens World Cup during the summer, attention now turns to the World Series where qualification for the 2020 Olympics is the prize up for grabs for …

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IRFU Looking To Make Conor Murray Highest Paid Irish Player [Report]

Conor Murray of Munster and Ireland

According to reports this week, the IRFU are looking to make Conor Murray the highest paid Irish player in the country in a move which is hoped will keep him away from tempting offers abroad.  The Munster and Ireland star is currently sidelined with a neck problem, an injury which the player and Munster are reluctant to divulge details. Nevertheless, …

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IRFU Release Research Into Injuries From 2017/18 season

The IRFU and the University of Limerick (UL) have released the first findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project which looks at injuries in both the men’s and women’s All Ireland League (AIL) during the 2017/18 season. The project is the first long-term Rugby Union specific injury surveillance research project within amateur Rugby Union in Ireland and the …

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John Cooney Signs Three Year Extension With Ulster

Ulster Rugby have announced that former Connacht scrum-half, John Cooney has signed a three-year extension with the province. The 28-year-old enjoyed a stellar opening season with Ulster last year, culminating in him winning the Bank of Ireland Player of the Year, Supporters Club Player of the Year and Rugby Writers’ Player of the Year awards after a remarkable season that …

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Development Competition To Be Held Between Welsh And Irish Clubs

The IRFU and the WRU have joined forces to launch a new development competition called ‘The Celtic Cup’. The aim of the competition is to introduce emerging professional players to the week-to-week challenges of playing senior rugby. It will run for seven weeks and include development squads from Munster, Connacht, Ulster, Leinster, Cardiff Blues, the Scarlets, the Dragons and Ospreys. IRFU & WRU …

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IRFU Announce Fixtures For The New All Ireland League Season

The IRFU have today announced the fixtures for both the men’s and women’s AIL seasons.  In Division 1A of the men’s league, defending champions Lansdowne get their season underway with a mouth-watering clash with 2016 champions Clontarf. That game will take place under lights at Clontarf’s home on Castle Avenue. Defeated finalists from last season, Cork Con, will welcome new …

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IRFU Post €1.2 Million Profit After Historic Season For Irish Rugby

The IRFU have today announced that they have recorded a €1.2 million profit for the 2017/2018 season.  Last season was a historic one for Irish rugby. The men’s national team went unbeaten throughout the November Internationals and the Six Nations which resulted in a Grand Slam, while they also recorded a series win against the Wallabies in Australia. At provincial …

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Daily Discussion: Defensive Mindset And Lack Of Transparency Fuelling Women’s Rugby Chasm

David Nucifora, the IRFU’s Performance Director, gave his annual briefing to the Irish rugby media this week in Sydney as Ireland’s men’s national side get ready for the much anticipated third Test with the Wallabies on Saturday.  Such is Nucifora’s influence on the way the game is governed in this country, his media briefings are much anticipated with there being …

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