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    Best urges Ulster young guns to create their own European legacy

    Best urges Ulster young guns to create their own European legacy


    Ulster skipper Rory Best has urged his young side to create their own legacy as the province build into Saturday's Champions Cup pool finale with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (3.15...

    Ulster skipper Rory Best has urged his young side to create their own legacy as the province build into Saturday's Champions Cup pool finale with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (3.15 kick-off).
    'I would be lying if I said I wasn't' - Tom Farrell hoping for Ireland call-up as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

    'I would be lying if I said I wasn't' - Tom Farrell hoping for Ireland call-up as Schmidt names Six Nations squad


    Connacht head coach Andy Friend has said that his scrum-half Caolin Blade and centre Tom Farrell are fired up and ready to answer Ireland's call if Joe Schmidt includes them in his Six Nations squad...

    Connacht head coach Andy Friend has said that his scrum-half Caolin Blade and centre Tom Farrell are fired up and ready to answer Ireland's call if Joe Schmidt includes them in his Six Nations squad today.

    Gibson-Park confident 'hard-working' O'Sullivan can step up in McGrath's absence


    For the second successive season, Luke McGrath will miss the Six Nations through injury and the luckless scrum-half's knee ligament problem has ramifications for club and...

    For the second successive season, Luke McGrath will miss the Six Nations through injury and the luckless scrum-half's knee ligament problem has ramifications for club and country.

    Munster's talking heads hitting right notes


    One of the greatest challenges presented by rugby as a sport is its simple insistence that the ball must nearly always go backwards before it can go...

    One of the greatest challenges presented by rugby as a sport is its simple insistence that the ball must nearly always go backwards before it can go forwards.
    The Left Wing: Clean sweep for the provinces, sensational Stockdale and Simon Zebo abuse

    The Left Wing: Clean sweep for the provinces, sensational Stockdale and Simon Zebo abuse


    On this week’s episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by the Irish Independent’s Cian Tracey to look back on a cracking weekend of Champions Cup...

    On this week’s episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by the Irish Independent’s Cian Tracey to look back on a cracking weekend of Champions Cup rugby.

    Ulster hopeful Cooney will be fit for Tigers test


    Ulster are hoping that John Cooney will be fit for Saturday's final Champions Cup pool game at Leicester Tigers as the province bid to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time since...

    Ulster are hoping that John Cooney will be fit for Saturday's final Champions Cup pool game at Leicester Tigers as the province bid to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time since 2014.
    Ulster step up probe as Racing condemn 'racist abuse' directed at Zebo

    Ulster step up probe as Racing condemn 'racist abuse' directed at Zebo


    Ulster have stepped up their investigation after French side Racing 92 condemned "racist insults" allegedly directed at rugby star Simon...

    Ulster have stepped up their investigation after French side Racing 92 condemned "racist insults" allegedly directed at rugby star Simon Zebo.

    Ireland's call may influence decision on O'Mahony


    Munster will give their captain Peter O'Mahony every chance of overcoming a rib injury ahead of what is effectively a quarter-final shoot-out with Exeter Chiefs in Thomond Park this...

    Munster will give their captain Peter O'Mahony every chance of overcoming a rib injury ahead of what is effectively a quarter-final shoot-out with Exeter Chiefs in Thomond Park this Saturday.
    Racing 92 release statement condemning 'racist insults' directed at Simon Zebo as Ulster coach calls for info from fans

    Racing 92 release statement condemning 'racist insults' directed at Simon Zebo as Ulster coach calls for info from fans


    Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has appealed for information after Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo tweeted his displeasure at the reception he received from elements of the home support on...

    Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has appealed for information after Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo tweeted his displeasure at the reception he received from elements of the home support on Saturday.
    Johann van Graan says Peter O'Mahony in a battle to be fit for Champions Cup clash against Exeter

    Johann van Graan says Peter O'Mahony in a battle to be fit for Champions Cup clash against Exeter


    MUNSTER captain Peter O'Mahony remains "open-minded" about featuring in his side's final Champions Cup pool game against Exeter Chiefs this weekend but a decision on his participation will not be made until later this...

    MUNSTER captain Peter O'Mahony remains "open-minded" about featuring in his side's final Champions Cup pool game against Exeter Chiefs this weekend but a decision on his participation will not be made until later this week.
    Tony Ward: 'Club success gives Joe Schmidt some massive selection dilemmas in pivotal year'

    Tony Ward: 'Club success gives Joe Schmidt some massive selection dilemmas in pivotal year'


    Remember that saying of our youth - look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves? Well, while not suggesting that European rugby is in the penny place, given what lies ahead this year at international level, it's clear that through...

    Remember that saying of our youth - look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves? Well, while not suggesting that European rugby is in the penny place, given what lies ahead this year at international level, it's clear that through the provinces Irish rugby is looking after the pennies and everything else besides.
    No complaint made despite Zebo's abuse claim

    No complaint made despite Zebo's abuse claim


    Champions Cup organisers have confirmed that they have not received any formal complaint of verbal abuse arising from Saturday's Ulster v Racing 92...

    Champions Cup organisers have confirmed that they have not received any formal complaint of verbal abuse arising from Saturday's Ulster v Racing 92 game.
    Faloon says final exciting prospect for Armagh

    Faloon says final exciting prospect for Armagh


    City of Armagh head coach Willie Faloon knows his side will have to step up their game even more when they face Garryowen in their first ever Bateman Cup final appearance in...

    City of Armagh head coach Willie Faloon knows his side will have to step up their game even more when they face Garryowen in their first ever Bateman Cup final appearance in April.
    Van Graan sees 'massive room for improvement'

    Van Graan sees 'massive room for improvement'


    The odds on Munster bridging an 11-year gap by winning the Champions Cup fell on Friday night, but Exeter Chiefs' bonus point win over Castres yesterday means they still have a job to do reach the last...

    The odds on Munster bridging an 11-year gap by winning the Champions Cup fell on Friday night, but Exeter Chiefs' bonus point win over Castres yesterday means they still have a job to do reach the last eight.
    Ulster's winged wonders 'sprinkle stardust' on win

    Ulster's winged wonders 'sprinkle stardust' on win


    There was a time when Simon Zebo knew what it was like to have Jacob Stockdale breathing down his...

    There was a time when Simon Zebo knew what it was like to have Jacob Stockdale breathing down his neck.
    McGrath adds to Schmidt's scrum-half woes

    McGrath adds to Schmidt's scrum-half woes


    Luke McGrath faces an anxious wait to determine the extent of the knee injury that he picked up in Leinster's win over Toulouse on...

    Luke McGrath faces an anxious wait to determine the extent of the knee injury that he picked up in Leinster's win over Toulouse on Saturday.
    'Nervous' Cullen eyes a home quarter-final

    'Nervous' Cullen eyes a home quarter-final


    Outwardly at least, Leo Cullen gave the impression of a head coach who was totally at ease with his team selection, despite going into the biggest game of Leinster's season without a host of front-line...

    Outwardly at least, Leo Cullen gave the impression of a head coach who was totally at ease with his team selection, despite going into the biggest game of Leinster's season without a host of front-line internationals.
    Friend upbeat as Connacht take control of destiny

    Friend upbeat as Connacht take control of destiny


    Connacht coach Andy Friend was both relieved and surprised when Sale Sharks opted to go to the corner from a penalty in the final play of this crunch Challenge Cup match at the Sportsground on...

    Connacht coach Andy Friend was both relieved and surprised when Sale Sharks opted to go to the corner from a penalty in the final play of this crunch Challenge Cup match at the Sportsground on Saturday.

    Leinster impress in show of force


    There are not many sides who can take the stage without an array of leading characters and then put on a show like that. It wasn't that there weren't any fluffed lines but from start to finish there was a resolve to get the job done. Everyone knew their...

    There are not many sides who can take the stage without an array of leading characters and then put on a show like that. It wasn't that there weren't any fluffed lines but from start to finish there was a resolve to get the job done. Everyone knew their places. Everyone gave value for money.

    Stockdale boosts Ulster's Euro hopes


    Jacob Stockdale shone again for Ulster as he scored two tries in their pulsating European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Kingspan...

    Jacob Stockdale shone again for Ulster as he scored two tries in their pulsating European Champions Cup win over Racing 92 at Kingspan Stadium.

    Connacht survive Sale fightback to stay in control of their own destiny


    There was drama to the death at the Sportsground but at the end of it Connacht are in control of Pool 3 of the Challenge Cup and poised for the...

    There was drama to the death at the Sportsground but at the end of it Connacht are in control of Pool 3 of the Challenge Cup and poised for the quarter-finals.
    Neil Francis: 'More to come from Leinster but ghosts of Thomond Park are now well and truly banished'

    Neil Francis: 'More to come from Leinster but ghosts of Thomond Park are now well and truly banished'


    I was looking for a word to describe Leinster's performance. The word 'clinical' popped up but I'm not sure if you can justify using it on this occasion. Yes, the team in blue were coolly dispassionate and some of the phases of their play were executed...

    I was looking for a word to describe Leinster's performance. The word 'clinical' popped up but I'm not sure if you can justify using it on this occasion. Yes, the team in blue were coolly dispassionate and some of the phases of their play were executed with emotional detachment but there were too many unpardonable inaccuracies.
    Paddy Jackson lining up move to London Irish next season

    Paddy Jackson lining up move to London Irish next season


    Paddy Jackson is almost certain to be playing his rugby with London Irish next season. It is understood there is still one other French club in the mix to sign him but a combination of factors makes a move to the Exiles virtually a done...

    Paddy Jackson is almost certain to be playing his rugby with London Irish next season. It is understood there is still one other French club in the mix to sign him but a combination of factors makes a move to the Exiles virtually a done deal.
    Provinces eye last-eight berths but injury toll mounts

    Provinces eye last-eight berths but injury toll mounts


    Ireland are on course for all four provinces to make the quarter-finals of European competition for the first time. Munster started the run of wins on Friday night in Gloucester, and were followed by Leinster and Ulster yesterday in the Champions Cup,...

    Ireland are on course for all four provinces to make the quarter-finals of European competition for the first time. Munster started the run of wins on Friday night in Gloucester, and were followed by Leinster and Ulster yesterday in the Champions Cup, and Connacht in the Challenge Cup.
    Van Graan hails Carbery as Munster up the ante

    Van Graan hails Carbery as Munster up the ante


    The recurring image from Kingsholm on Friday night oddly enough was not Joey Carbery standing over the tee before banging over another successful kick, rather it was of David Humphreys. The former Ulster star became to go-to man for the tv director. So...

    The recurring image from Kingsholm on Friday night oddly enough was not Joey Carbery standing over the tee before banging over another successful kick, rather it was of David Humphreys. The former Ulster star became to go-to man for the tv director. So every time Munster scored, we got to see Humphreys standing at the back of the coaches' box looking increasingly frustrated.

    Ian McGeechan: 'English rugby needs to look at Irish model if their clubs are to thrive'


    After Gloucester's battering by Munster at Kingsholm on Friday night, Exeter find themselves back in the last-chance saloon today. The Chiefs must win at home to Castres if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the...

    After Gloucester's battering by Munster at Kingsholm on Friday night, Exeter find themselves back in the last-chance saloon today. The Chiefs must win at home to Castres if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup. Even then they would need to win again at Munster next weekend to go through - a tall order.
    Joe Schmidt's top priority after the 2015 World Cup was building depth at 10, how has he fared?

    Joe Schmidt's top priority after the 2015 World Cup was building depth at 10, how has he fared?


    The dust hadn't even begun to settle in Cardiff on Ireland's first ever World Cup win over France when already the body count was getting in the way. If Argentina, Ireland's opponents in the quarter-final, had installed a sniper in the upper tier of the...

    The dust hadn't even begun to settle in Cardiff on Ireland's first ever World Cup win over France when already the body count was getting in the way. If Argentina, Ireland's opponents in the quarter-final, had installed a sniper in the upper tier of the Millennium Stadium, he could hardly have done a better job on taking out the team leaders. Johnny Sexton, Paul O'Connell and Peter O'Mahony were all done for before the finish. Seán O'Brien would join them on suspension. Sure enough, another Irish World Cup campaign would end in failure.
    Simon Zebo says abuse he received from Ulster crowd during Racing defeat was 'not on'

    Simon Zebo says abuse he received from Ulster crowd during Racing defeat was 'not on'


    Racing 92 and Ireland full-back Simon Zebo has tweeted his displeasure at the reception he received from elements of the Ulster support during the northern province’s 26-22 Champions Cup victory at the Kingspan...

    Racing 92 and Ireland full-back Simon Zebo has tweeted his displeasure at the reception he received from elements of the Ulster support during the northern province’s 26-22 Champions Cup victory at the Kingspan Stadium.
    'It was a huge step for them' - Leo Cullen praises his young side's game management and patience in Toulouse win

    'It was a huge step for them' - Leo Cullen praises his young side's game management and patience in Toulouse win


    Leinster head coach Leo Cullen heaped praise on his young charges after they earned an impressive 29-13 bonus-point win over Toulouse, but a knee injury suffered by Luke McGrath could take the gloss off the...

    Leinster head coach Leo Cullen heaped praise on his young charges after they earned an impressive 29-13 bonus-point win over Toulouse, but a knee injury suffered by Luke McGrath could take the gloss off the victory.
    Four-star generals lock horns

    Four-star generals lock horns


    For all of the banality surrounding players and coaches alike insisting that they never look beyond the upcoming game, a rare slip of the guard from Leo Cullen yesterday told you everything you needed to know about who and what has been dominating the...

    For all of the banality surrounding players and coaches alike insisting that they never look beyond the upcoming game, a rare slip of the guard from Leo Cullen yesterday told you everything you needed to know about who and what has been dominating the majority of Leinster’s focus.
    Alan Quinlan: 'Renaissance of French giants has been impressive but today we will find out where they really stand'

    Alan Quinlan: 'Renaissance of French giants has been impressive but today we will find out where they really stand'


    In the grand scheme of sporting revivals, Toulouse supporters appear to have gotten off relatively lightly; the doldrums have passed and one of the world's most esteemed clubs are nearly back to where they feel they...

    In the grand scheme of sporting revivals, Toulouse supporters appear to have gotten off relatively lightly; the doldrums have passed and one of the world's most esteemed clubs are nearly back to where they feel they belong.
    Connacht and Sale call on big guns with top spot on the line in Sportsground

    Connacht and Sale call on big guns with top spot on the line in Sportsground


    Top spot in their Challenge Cup pool is Connacht's aim today as they seek to end a fruitless run against leaders Sale Sharks when the sides meet at the Sportsground...

    Top spot in their Challenge Cup pool is Connacht's aim today as they seek to end a fruitless run against leaders Sale Sharks when the sides meet at the Sportsground (3.0).
    Sinead Kissane: 'Muldoon keeping hold of old Connacht fight for new job in Bristol'

    Sinead Kissane: 'Muldoon keeping hold of old Connacht fight for new job in Bristol'


    It was an odd feeling for John Muldoon, to say the least. On a Friday evening last August, Connacht played the Bristol Bears in a pre-season friendly at Ashton Gate. Muldoon was with the opposition, with the team trying to take down...

    It was an odd feeling for John Muldoon, to say the least. On a Friday evening last August, Connacht played the Bristol Bears in a pre-season friendly at Ashton Gate. Muldoon was with the opposition, with the team trying to take down Connacht.
    Cullen not worried about Leinster's injury crisis as he backs young guns to overcome Toulouse

    Cullen not worried about Leinster's injury crisis as he backs young guns to overcome Toulouse


    Leo Cullen insists that he is unconcerned about Leinster's mounting injury crisis as he believes his squad has enough strength in depth to cope with Toulouse's fire-power in today's (1.0) eagerly-awaited Champions Cup...

    Leo Cullen insists that he is unconcerned about Leinster's mounting injury crisis as he believes his squad has enough strength in depth to cope with Toulouse's fire-power in today's (1.0) eagerly-awaited Champions Cup showdown.
    'We have one more big week' - Munster targeting home quarter-final ahead of pool finale at Thomond Park

    'We have one more big week' - Munster targeting home quarter-final ahead of pool finale at Thomond Park


    Joey Carbery said that Munster's attention was firmly focused on securing a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup after they walloped Gloucester at Kingsholm to increase their lead at the top of pool...

    Joey Carbery said that Munster's attention was firmly focused on securing a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup after they walloped Gloucester at Kingsholm to increase their lead at the top of pool two.
    Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney ruled out as Leinster hit with injury crisis ahead of Toulouse clash

    Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney ruled out as Leinster hit with injury crisis ahead of Toulouse clash


    Leinster are dealing with an injury crisis ahead of their crunch Champions Cup clash against Toulouse tomorrow as Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy became the latest Ireland internationals to miss...

    Leinster are dealing with an injury crisis ahead of their crunch Champions Cup clash against Toulouse tomorrow as Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy became the latest Ireland internationals to miss out.

    James Lowe: 'Toulouse will bring chaos and mayhem but boys will be ready for it'


    Howdy! I hope everyone had a safe, joyful Christmas and new year surrounded by loved ones. If there is anything that I appreciate all the more since moving to Dublin, it's...

    Howdy! I hope everyone had a safe, joyful Christmas and new year surrounded by loved ones. If there is anything that I appreciate all the more since moving to Dublin, it's that.
    McSwiney double fires Con to Senior Cup glory

    McSwiney double fires Con to Senior Cup glory


    Cork Constitution regained the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup with a 26-23 victory over Garryowen in the 128th final of the competition at Thomond Park last Saturday...

    Cork Constitution regained the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup with a 26-23 victory over Garryowen in the 128th final of the competition at Thomond Park last Saturday afternoon.

    Player's Diary: I'm back, fit and ready to play again with the boys in top form


    The last few weeks on your way back from injury can seem to drag on forever, but for once it has been a pleasure making the transition from being injured to available...

    The last few weeks on your way back from injury can seem to drag on forever, but for once it has been a pleasure making the transition from being injured to available again.
    Leinster club notes: Athy's Anderson gets Hall of Fame honour

    Leinster club notes: Athy's Anderson gets Hall of Fame honour


    Roger Anderson of Athy RFC was named the winner of the Sean O'Brien Hall of Fame award for 2019 at a lunch in the Ballsbridge Hotel last...

    Roger Anderson of Athy RFC was named the winner of the Sean O'Brien Hall of Fame award for 2019 at a lunch in the Ballsbridge Hotel last week.
    Sonnes' men won't be short of confidence after excellent run

    Sonnes' men won't be short of confidence after excellent run


    Pool 1 leaders Toulouse will be heading to the RDS tomorrow full of confidence sitting top of the group and going well in France's Top 14, with only Clermont between them and top...

    Pool 1 leaders Toulouse will be heading to the RDS tomorrow full of confidence sitting top of the group and going well in France's Top 14, with only Clermont between them and top spot.
    Hundred up for Tipp club as they seek promotion once more

    Hundred up for Tipp club as they seek promotion once more


    Pat O'Connor works six days a week and combines his life as a vet with the role of president at All-Ireland League club Cashel, who are on the brink of promotion in Division 2A - during their centenary...

    Pat O'Connor works six days a week and combines his life as a vet with the role of president at All-Ireland League club Cashel, who are on the brink of promotion in Division 2A - during their centenary year.
    Murray centre stage after revealing 'hurt' at rumours

    Murray centre stage after revealing 'hurt' at rumours


    Munster fans at Kingsholm tonight (7.45) will be backing Conor Murray after he revealed the hurt he and his family suffered when false rumours of a failed drugs test circulated during his injury...

    Munster fans at Kingsholm tonight (7.45) will be backing Conor Murray after he revealed the hurt he and his family suffered when false rumours of a failed drugs test circulated during his injury absence.

    Marmion touch and go to make Six Nations opener


    Connacht coach Andy Friend has confirmed that scrum-half Kieran Marmion is on course to return from injury and be available for selection next...

    Connacht coach Andy Friend has confirmed that scrum-half Kieran Marmion is on course to return from injury and be available for selection next month.

    Brown leaps to Jones's defence over injuries


    England full-back Mike Brown has defended Eddie Jones's training methods despite a report showing there has been a fivefold increase in the severity of injuries sustained by players during sessions overseen by the head coach since he took over three...

    England full-back Mike Brown has defended Eddie Jones's training methods despite a report showing there has been a fivefold increase in the severity of injuries sustained by players during sessions overseen by the head coach since he took over three years ago.

    O'Sullivan: Ulster must front up to Racing pack


    Ulster's Eric O'Sullivan may be new to the pro game but the young prop knows that his side must "front up" if they are to topple European heavyweights Racing 92 in tomorrow's key Champions Cup encounter at Kingspan Stadium...

    Ulster's Eric O'Sullivan may be new to the pro game but the young prop knows that his side must "front up" if they are to topple European heavyweights Racing 92 in tomorrow's key Champions Cup encounter at Kingspan Stadium (3.15).

    Enniscorthy flex muscles to move further clear at the summit


    Enniscorthy resumed where they left off before the Christmas break with a 40-8 bonus-point win against champions Ashbourne at home in Ross Road on Saturday, a result that extended their Division 1A lead to 10...

    Enniscorthy resumed where they left off before the Christmas break with a 40-8 bonus-point win against champions Ashbourne at home in Ross Road on Saturday, a result that extended their Division 1A lead to 10 points.

    Rory O'Loughlin: 'We need to be patient and wait for the right moments'


    It's hard to define 'the next level' or even when you reach it. Rory O'Loughlin is still young and is still developing but he has been very open in the past about what he needs to do to get to that 'next' level as a...

    It's hard to define 'the next level' or even when you reach it. Rory O'Loughlin is still young and is still developing but he has been very open in the past about what he needs to do to get to that 'next' level as a player.
    Senior Cup resides in Cork after Con edge Garryowen

    Senior Cup resides in Cork after Con edge Garryowen


    Cork Con are not back in action in Division 1A until next weekend, but last Saturday they secured the Munster Senior Cup with a 26-23 win over...

    Cork Con are not back in action in Division 1A until next weekend, but last Saturday they secured the Munster Senior Cup with a 26-23 win over Garryowen.

    Castres away form hints at a tough assignment for Chiefs


    Castres warmed up for their Champions Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park by claiming an impressive fourth away win in the Top 14 this season, a 16-6 triumph in...

    Castres warmed up for their Champions Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park by claiming an impressive fourth away win in the Top 14 this season, a 16-6 triumph in Grenoble.

    Take 20: 'I absolutely love 'Fortnite' and would be highly regarded on the scene here'


    1. What sport would you play if you didn't play rugby and why? If I wasn't a professional rugby player I would like to play football, even though I would be no good at...

    1. What sport would you play if you didn't play rugby and why? If I wasn't a professional rugby player I would like to play football, even though I would be no good at it.

    Conan wary of threat from 'capable' rivals


    For Leinster No 8 Jack Conan and many more, tomorrow's clash with Toulouse at the RDS Arena is the defining game of their...

    For Leinster No 8 Jack Conan and many more, tomorrow's clash with Toulouse at the RDS Arena is the defining game of their season.
    'The move to Munster has been a dream one for me'

    'The move to Munster has been a dream one for me'


    Tighthead props and central midfielders don't exactly come hand in hand. One plays with an egg-shaped ball where they look to be the linchpin of the scrum and lineout, while the other tends to be a box-to-box footballer, vision is key with speed and...

    Tighthead props and central midfielders don't exactly come hand in hand. One plays with an egg-shaped ball where they look to be the linchpin of the scrum and lineout, while the other tends to be a box-to-box footballer, vision is key with speed and fitness a necessity.

    Carbery flexibility pleases Van Graan


    Munster coach Johann van Graan was pleased to see Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal link well together against Connacht and insists he is keen to operate with two playmakers in his...

    Munster coach Johann van Graan was pleased to see Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal link well together against Connacht and insists he is keen to operate with two playmakers in his backline.
    Rumours about failed drugs tests hurt me, says Murray

    Rumours about failed drugs tests hurt me, says Murray


    Rugby star Conor Murray has admitted "crazy" rumours that he had failed a drugs test while out injured "hurt" both him and his...

    Rugby star Conor Murray has admitted "crazy" rumours that he had failed a drugs test while out injured "hurt" both him and his family.
    Rúaidhrí O'Connor: 'Munster must bare teeth to keep control of destiny'

    Rúaidhrí O'Connor: 'Munster must bare teeth to keep control of destiny'


    This is the kind of night that the Munster legend was built on. Away from home in a traditional English stadium, under Friday night lights and with their backs to the wall, the team of 2019 must perform or risk...

    This is the kind of night that the Munster legend was built on. Away from home in a traditional English stadium, under Friday night lights and with their backs to the wall, the team of 2019 must perform or risk elimination.