1 day, 4 hours, 20 minutes agoUlster have bolstered their squad with the addition 27-year-old tighthead prop, Bronson Ross, who signed from Coventry Rugby Club on a one-year development contract.
1 day, 11 hours, 46 minutes agoSamoan international, James So’oialo, younger brother of former All-Blacks Number 8 Rodney So’oialo and former Harlequins scrum half Stephen will join Connacht this summer.
2 days, 8 hours, 53 minutes agoJonny Wilkinson has capped a triumphant Heineken Cup campaign with Toulon by being named European player of the year.
2 days, 12 hours, 2 minutes agoLes Kiss has confirmed that he will be a permanent member of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland coaching team upon completion of the summer tour to the United States and Canada.
2 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes agoRory Best will captain a senior Ireland squad featuring six uncapped players for the summer tour of the USA and Canada.
3 days, 7 hours, 29 minutes ago » latestClermont Auvergne 15 Toulon 16
Toulon survived a late Clermont surge to win the Heineken Cup victory at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin today.
3 days, 7 hours, 31 minutes ago » sportsflashToulon have won the Heineken Cup, beating Clermont Auvergne 16-15 in the final in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin today.
3 days, 9 hours, 56 minutes agoRonan O’Gara has dismissed any concerns about being appointed to coach his former Ireland rival Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro.
3 days, 13 hours, 27 minutes agoThe Irish Rugby Football Union has paid tribute to Ronan O'Gara as an "iconic figure'' as he announced his playing retirement in order to take up a coaching role with Racing Metro.
3 days, 14 hours, 55 minutes agoMunster have confirmed Ronan O'Gara's retirement from professional rugby saying his career is "a feat unlikely to be surpassed".
3 days, 17 hours, 50 minutes agoRonan O'Gara has agreed a two-year contract to join Jonathan Sexton at Racing Metro for next season.
4 days, 5 hours, 14 minutes agoLeinster 34 Stade Francais 13
Leinster eased the blow of losing their status of European champions tonight - and they did it in some style.
4 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes agoRonan O'Gara will join Jonathan Sexton at Racing Metro next season as kicking coach.
4 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes agoBy Ian Cusack
Leinster are eighty minutes away from adding the Challenge Cup to their trophy cabinet, but even with home advantage and the added motivation of ending Joe Schmidt’s tenure with another European triumph, nothing can be taken for granted against an unpredictable Stade Francais outfit.
4 days, 12 hours, 56 minutes ago » latestGeorge North knows from first-hand experience just how tough a proposition Australia could be for the British and Irish Lions next month.
4 days, 13 hours, 11 minutes agoLeinster and Ireland forward Jamie Heaslip has been nominated for the 2013 European Player of the Year award.
4 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes agoSergio Parisse readily accepts that Stade Francais are underdogs for tonight’s Amlin Challenge Cup final against Leinster in Dublin.
5 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes agoOne of Ulster Rugby’s biggest stars today called for people to support the World Police and Fire Games.
5 days, 13 hours, 47 minutes agoHe may have signed a new one-year deal this morning, but Brian O’Driscoll has been ruled out of the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Leinster and Stade Francais in Dublin tomorrow night.
5 days, 15 hours, 46 minutes agoBrian O'Driscoll has signed a new one year deal with the IRFU that will keep playing for club and country until next June.
6 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes agoIncoming Connacht head coach Pat Lam is beginning to stamp his authority on the squad, with the province today confirming the acquisition of 20-year-old New Zealander Jake Heenan.
6 days, 13 hours, 20 minutes agoMunster back rower Tommy O’Donnell believes the Red Army have plenty to be excited about, with an exciting new generation of players coming through, determined to bring the province success.
7 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes agoIreland and Ulster centre, Luke Marshall, has signed a new three-year deal with the province that will see him remain at Ravenhill until at least the summer of 2016.
7 days, 8 hours, 4 minutes agoLeinster are optimistic about Brian O’Driscoll being fit for Friday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais in Dublin.
7 days, 11 hours, 58 minutes agoA recurrence of his calf injury has ruled Leinster centre Gordon D’Arcy out of Friday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Français in the RDS (8pm).
7 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes agoConnacht trio Frank Murphy, Mata Fifita and Brian Murphy have committed to the province by singing contract extensions.
7 days, 12 hours, 33 minutes agoBritish and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland believes England flyhalf Owen Farrell can recover from his recent dip in form, ahead of the summer tour of Australia.
7 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes agoMunster have announced that current squad captain Doug Howlett will retire from professional rugby at the end of this season.
7 days, 17 hours, 39 minutes agoLeinster fly-half Jonny Sexton would have loved the opportunity to learn from Jonny Wilkinson had the Englishman been selected to tour with the British and Irish Lions this summer.
8 days, 14 hours, 13 minutes agoAustralia back Kurtley Beale could miss this summer’s three-Test series against the British and Irish Lions after the Melbourne Rebels announced he will take an indefinite leave of absence from rugby to resolve personal issues.
8 days, 15 hours, 19 minutes agoWith his team picking up a number of fresh injuries in Friday’s victory over Glasgow, Leinster head coach, Joe Schmidt, admitted he will be sweating on the fitness of several players ahead of Friday’s Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais.
10 days, 4 hours, 56 minutes agoLeinster 17 Glasgow Warriors 15
Leinster’s double dreams are still alive after they came through a gripping RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS.
11 days, 4 hours, 53 minutes agoUlster 28 Scarlets 17
Ulster booked their passage to the RaboDirect PRO12 final with relative ease with victory over the Scarlets at Ravenhill even though they only outscored the visitors by three tries to two.
11 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes agoSeán O’Brien has been named in Leinster’s team to face Glasgow Warriors in tomorrow night's RaboDirect PRO12 Play Off in the RDS (7.35pm) despite a lingering calf injury.
12 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes agoWales and Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones believes the presence of experienced Irish duo, Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell, in the Lions squad will help Sam Warburton deal with the pressure of captaining the Tour.
12 days, 12 hours, 24 minutes agoIreland internationals Paddy Jackson, Tom Court, Declan Fitzpatrick and Dan Tuohy all make their return to Ulster’s starting XV for tomorrow’s RaboDirect PRO12 play-off against Llanelli Scarlets at Ravenhill (7.45pm).
14 days, 12 hours, 13 minutes agoUlster fullback Jared Payne has signed a new three-year deal with the province that will see him remain at Ravenhill until at least the summer of 2016.
14 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes agoHaving being omitted from Warren Gatland’s Lions squad, Perpignan fly-half James Hook could line out against the British and Irish outfit, having been named in the provisional Barbarians squad.
14 days, 15 hours, 12 minutes agoUlster centre Luke Marshall has been ruled out of Ireland's tour of North America next month, after suffering concussion in three consecutive games this season.