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  • 2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    Six Nations launched with new trophy

    The 2015 RBS Six Nations was launched today in London - with a snazzy new trophy up for grabs.

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  • 20 hours, 43 minutes ago

    O’Brien may line out for Irish Wolfhounds

    Sean O’Brien remains in contention to end an injury-plagued 14 months by making a comeback for the Irish Wolfhounds against England Saxons.

  • 1 day, 1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    Niamh Briggs named as Irish women's captain for Six Nations

    Niamh Briggs will captain the Irish women’s rugby team in the upcoming Six Nations tournament.

  • 1 day, 1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    Deans to coach Barbarians

    Former Australia head coach Robbie Deans will oversee the Barbarians for their two fixtures against Ireland and their game against England in May.

  • 1 day, 4 hours, 5 minutes ago

    VIDEO: Hilarious spoof Six Nations ad from Wales

    With less than two weeks to go to the start of the Six Nations fans are preparing themselves for a feast of rugby - and BBC Wales have put together a very funny promo video showing the excitement building in Cymru.

  • England coach Stuart Lancaster
    1 day, 20 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Croft and Day called up by England

    Forwards Tom Croft and Christian Day have been called up to England’s RBS 6 Nations training squad as injury cover, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

  • 1 day, 21 hours, 50 minutes ago

    PRO12 final to be held in Belfast

    The 2015 Guinness PRO12 final will be held in Kingspan Stadium, the home of Ulster Rugby.

  • 1 day, 22 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Ireland hopeful over Reddan - Foley and Murray to be assessed

    Ireland chiefs remain hopeful Eoin Reddan will beat his medial knee ligament strain in time to face Italy in the Six Nations opener in Rome.

  • 2 days, 4 hours, 1 minute ago

    ROG gets advice from The Claw when stuck in airport

    Ronan O’Gara found himself stranded in Birmingham airport after Racing Metro’s victory in the Champions Cup yesterday, when he left his passport in the team hotel.

  • 2 days, 5 hours, 18 minutes ago

    O'Connor believes trio will make start of Six Nations

    Leinster coach Matt O'Connor says the injury news regarding Jamie Heaslip, Eoin Reddan and Dave Kearney is positive.

  • Luke Fitzgerald in action yesterday. Pic: Inpho
    2 days, 20 hours, 16 minutes ago

    Fitzgerald: Clubs fear Leinster

    Luke Fitzgerald believes Europe’s big guns will fear facing Leinster in the Champions Cup knockout phase after Matt O’Connor’s side secured a home quarter-final clash with Bath.

  • 2 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes ago

    Munster dominate Sale with emphatic win

    Simon Zebo and Andrew Conway both crossed twice as Munster dominated their Champions Cup dead rubber against a young Sale outfit at Thomond Park.

  • 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Ulster redeem themselves with bonus-point win over Leicester

    Leicester’s already remote hopes of making the European Champions Cup quarter-finals were finally extinguished as Ulster ended their own disappointing campaign with a 26-7 bonus point win in Belfast.

  • 3 days, 18 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Connacht progress after two late tries in La Rochelle

    Connacht have sealed the eighth and last quarter-final berth of the European Challenge Cup.

  • 3 days, 20 hours, 38 minutes ago

    Reddan and Kearney doubtful for start of Six Nations

    Dave Kearney and Eoin Reddan are likely to miss the start of Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations title defence after suffering injuries as Leinster squeaked through to the Champions Cup quarter-finals at Wasps.

  • 3 days, 23 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Leinster survive Wasps comeback to progress into quarters

    Leinster survived a late Wasps fight back to book their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals despite a 20-20 draw in Coventry.

  • 5 days, 23 hours, 6 minutes ago

    Schmidt names extended Ireland rugby squad

    The Ireland coaching staff has today named an extended squad of 46 players for the upcoming RBS 6 Nations matches against Italy and France, as well as the Ireland Wolfhounds fixture against the England Saxons.

  • 6 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    Lancaster has words with Hartley over discipline issues

    Stuart Lancaster has pledged to “make it absolutely crystal clear” to Dylan Hartley that any more lapses in discipline could blow England’s RBS 6 Nations chances.

  • 6 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Healy and O'Brien to join Wolfhounds in fitness test

    Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien could kick-start their fight for Six Nations fitness in Ireland Wolfhounds’ clash with England Saxons.

  • Pat Lam
    6 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago

    Pat Lam signs new Connacht deal

    It has been announced that Connacht head coach Pat Lam has signed a three-year extension to his contract to keep him as the main man at the Galway Sportsground.

  • 6 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes ago

    Cheeky birthday message for BOD from wife Amy

    Former Leinster and Ireland player Brian O’Driscoll may be a legend in rugby circles and treated like a hero wherever he goes, but wife Amy Huberman is always on hand to make sure his ego doesn’t get out of control.

  • 7 days, 1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    Bad news for Cork hurling as Sweetnam commits to rugby

    Darren Sweetnam has committed his future to Munster rugby, putting paid to any hopes of him returning to his inter-county hurling career with Cork.

  • 7 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Tomas O’Leary confirms Munster return

    Tomas O’Leary will return to Munster at the end of this season, his current club London Irish confirmed today.

  • 7 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    England open door for Cipriani return

    Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter have the chance to reignite their Test careers in England’s 34-man Six Nations training squad, with Sam Burgess also handed World Cup lift-off.

  • 7 days, 21 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Four Edinburgh players called up to Scotland 6N squad

    Scotland coach Vern Cotter has handed four Edinburgh players their first call-ups after naming his squad for next month’s RBS 6 Nations opener with France.

  • 7 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes ago

    Gatland selects uncapped Ascombe for Six Nations

    Warren Gatland has revealed that a glowing recommendation from one of world rugby’s outstanding coaches played its part in New Zealand-born Gareth Anscombe making an unlikely journey from Super Rugby to potential Wales Test star.

  • 7 days, 22 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Jackson ruled out of Six Nations campaign

    Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson will miss Ireland’s entire Six Nations campaign with a dislocated elbow.

  • Niamh Briggs
    7 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Irish women include 12 uncapped players in Six Nations squad

    The Irish women’s rugby team management have named 12 uncapped players in their squad for the Women’s Six Nations.

  • Manu Tuilagi
    8 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes ago

    England’s Tuilagi a doubt for Six Nations

    Manu Tuilagi could miss England’s RBS 6 Nations campaign after the Leicester centre revealed his recovery from a groin injury was progressing slowly.

  • Cian Healy
    8 days, 23 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Healy and O'Brien may be on way back for Leinster

    Leinster fans could see a return to action for long term injury due Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien for this weekend’s trip to Wasps in the European Champions Cup, while there are no concerns over Jamie Heaslip's fitness either.

  • 10 days, 16 hours, 37 minutes ago

    O'Connor happy with defensive display

    Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor hailed his side’s collective performance at the RDS on Saturday evening as they kept alive their European Champions Cup hopes with a comprehensive 50-8 victory over Pool Two opponents Castres.

  • 10 days, 17 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Wilson: Score doesn't reflect our effort

    Ulster number eight Roger Wilson admits they struggled to get to grips with a rampant Toulon side in record 60-22 European defeat.

  • 10 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes ago

    Leinster boost qualifying hopes with seven-try win over Castres

    Leinster remain on course to qualify from European Champions Cup Pool Two following a 50-8 bonus point thrashing of Castres at the RDS.

  • 10 days, 20 hours, 31 minutes ago

    Ulster get bonus point but let in 60 points at Toulon

    Steffon Armitage scored a hat-trick as Toulon secured top spot in Champions Cup Pool 3 with a game to spare thanks to a 60-22 bonus-point win over Ulster.

  • 10 days, 21 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Foley: We didn't fire a shot

    Munster head coach Anthony Foley says his team "didn’t turn up at times" today after suffering their heaviest European defeat since losing 60-19 to Toulouse during the 1996-97 season.

  • 10 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes ago

    Munster brushed off by Saracens strength

    Saracens took a giant stride towards the European Champions Cup quarter-finals by flooring Irish heavyweights Munster at Allianz Park.

  • 11 days, 16 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Leicester prove too strong for Scarlets

    Leicester 40 Scarlets 23
    Leicester Tigers kept alive their slim hopes of a European Champions Cup quarter final spot by romping to a bonus point victory at home to the Scarlets.

  • 12 days, 1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    Leinster boost as players return from injury for Champions Cup tie

    Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has named his team to take on Castres tomorrow with Jamie Heaslip, Marty Moore and Fergus McFadden all starting the Champions Cup match.

  • 12 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    Munster without Murray for crucial Saracens game

    Munster coach Anthony Foley has made eight changes to the starting 15 ahead of the province’s match against Saracens in the Champions Cup this weekend.

  • 12 days, 19 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Heaslip fit and ready for action

    Jamie Heaslip has declared himself fit and available for Leinster ahead of the return of the European Champions Cup this weekend.

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