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Today’s News

From The42 Jaco Peyper won't ref Ireland in the 6 Nations Middle Men

Jaco Peyper won't ref Ireland in the 6 Nations

Jerome Garces will be the man in the middle for Ireland’s final day meeting with England at the Aviva.

From The42 'I'm giving thought to everywhere': Move abroad still among options for Jamie Heaslip Negotiation

'I'm giving thought to everywhere': Move abroad still among options for Jamie Heaslip

“I’ve travelled a lot of my life. I’m an army brat and I’ve lived abroad plenty.”

From The42 'These two weeks will define our season': O'Brien ready to empty the tank again Back In Action

'These two weeks will define our season': O'Brien ready to empty the tank again

After the frustration of being kept away from the Wallabies, the Tullow Tank is revved up and ready to go again.

From The42 Leinster hope to have Sexton back in harness for Christmas inter-pros Hamstrung

Leinster hope to have Sexton back in harness for Christmas inter-pros

Head coach Leo Cullen well get a full report on Sexton’s progress in Santry tomorrow.

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Yesterday’s News

From The42 These two Olympians learned a valuable lesson after trying to share a 10k victory She's Behind You

These two Olympians learned a valuable lesson after trying to share a 10k victory

Lanni Marchant and Natasha Wodak hadn’t banked on a storming finish from Tonya Nero.

From The42 Connacht centre Ronaldson ruled out for over a month, will miss big European and inter-pro clashes See You Next Year

Connacht centre Ronaldson ruled out for over a month, will miss big European and inter-pro clashes

Matt Healy and Ronan Loughney are being reintegrated in training after suffering non-match inflicted injuries last week.

Sunday 4 December, 2016

From The42 'We have to be expecting to win big games': Clermont a formidable foe in season-defining weeks for Ulster Suftum

'We have to be expecting to win big games': Clermont a formidable foe in season-defining weeks for Ulster

Tommy Bowe looks ahead to the formidable challenge of facing Clermont in their own backyard.

Saturday 3 December, 2016

From The42 McFadden: Bonus points promise entertainment in 6 Nations, but much more work for coaches Bonus Time

McFadden: Bonus points promise entertainment in 6 Nations, but much more work for coaches

Fergus McFadden will be back running next week after ‘almost’ tearing his quad off the bone. Perfect timing for a new-look Six Nations.

Friday 2 December, 2016

From The42 Ireland Women storm back from 12 - 0 down to win Dubai 7s Challenge Trophy 7s Heaven

Ireland Women storm back from 12 - 0 down to win Dubai 7s Challenge Trophy

Anthony Eddy’s side have gotten better as the Dubai leg of the world series has gone on.

From The42 Ulster boosted by Henry and McCloskey return for Cardiff trip Suftum

Ulster boosted by Henry and McCloskey return for Cardiff trip

The weather forced the northern province to postpone last weekend’s meeting with Zebre and they are in bad need of a win.

From The42 Joey Carbery at 10 as Leinster look to bounce back against Dragons Young Fresh And New

Joey Carbery at 10 as Leinster look to bounce back against Dragons

The Athy man is the only international involved against Australia who will feature at the RDS tomorrow.

From The42 Miller time as Ireland score four to beat USA and reach Trophy Final at Dubai 7s Ali-oop

Miller time as Ireland score four to beat USA and reach Trophy Final at Dubai 7s

Anthony Eddy’s side will face Spain in this afternoon’s final.

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From The42 Tracy hungry to emulate Rory Best's set-piece power Love To Scrum

Tracy hungry to emulate Rory Best's set-piece power

With a little help from a lamp-post.

Thursday 1 December, 2016

From The42 Ireland Women strike late to claim draw with Fiji on tough day in Dubai Sevens

Ireland Women strike late to claim draw with Fiji on tough day in Dubai

However, Lucy Mulhall thought she had kicked the winning points before the referee asked for her conversion to be re-taken.

From The42 Huge blow as kidney problem rules Jared Payne out for 'at least' three months Body Blow

Huge blow as kidney problem rules Jared Payne out for 'at least' three months

Andrew Trimble will also miss the back-to-back clashes with Clermont with a foot tendon problem.

From The42 Beauden Barrett led the All Blacks in a powerful rendition of Ireland's Call in a German bar Wunderbar

Beauden Barrett led the All Blacks in a powerful rendition of Ireland's Call in a German bar

Take it all back. They’re a great bunch of lads.

'Johnny struggles to let 6 hours go without thinking about rugby': Nacewa backs Sexton to power on at Leinster

If Sexton does end up being sidelined, the Leinster captain is confident Joey Carbery can steer the team in Europe.

Wednesday 30 November, 2016

From The42 Tommy Bowe confident of hitting full speed in time for 6 Nations Green With Envy

Tommy Bowe confident of hitting full speed in time for 6 Nations

The Ulster wing admits a touch of jealousy watching Ireland play on without hem, but he’s itching to get scoring tries in 2017.

Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From The42 CJ Stander is the RWI Player of the Year after making a big impact on the international stage SUAF

CJ Stander is the RWI Player of the Year after making a big impact on the international stage

The South African-born back row has led Munster and contributed three tries in 10 Tests for his adopted country.

From The42 Surgery puts Griffin out until March, but Connacht welcome Matt Healy back Injection Of Pace

Surgery puts Griffin out until March, but Connacht welcome Matt Healy back

The western province won’t have their internationals back this week, but on the whole their injury problems are on the wane.

From The42 'On the bench you have to know roles for all positions,' but no time for 9s to practice on the wing Half Measures

'On the bench you have to know roles for all positions,' but no time for 9s to practice on the wing

Luke McGrath was impressed by the way Kieran Marmion adapted to an all new role on Saturday.

Monday 28 November, 2016

From The42 Tadhg Furlong 'an inspiration to the country folk' and Leinster team-mate Dooley 12 County Army

Tadhg Furlong 'an inspiration to the country folk' and Leinster team-mate Dooley

The Offaly loosehead says the rising star of Ireland’s front row has put himself in Lions contention.

From The42 'We'll look at all the data': Leinster willing to discuss period of rest for Sexton Hamstrung

'We'll look at all the data': Leinster willing to discuss period of rest for Sexton

The province’s medical team are hoping to clear Robbie Henshaw to return to running very soon.

Sunday 27 November, 2016

From The42 Cubs to impact subs: It's The42's big November Tests awards bash Suit Up This post contains videos

Cubs to impact subs: It's The42's big November Tests awards bash

We’re dishing out the awards that matter after a long, hard month of rugby.

From The42 'You can't wallow in self pity and panic': Best's Ireland show steel to steady ship Problem Solvers

'You can't wallow in self pity and panic': Best's Ireland show steel to steady ship

Best’s calm words and Simon Zebo’s ferocious tackle helped turn a gushing tide of Green and Gold momentum.

Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Tadhg Furlong 'embarrassed' by Lions link as he nit-picks another huge performance in green Attitude

Tadhg Furlong 'embarrassed' by Lions link as he nit-picks another huge performance in green

The 24-year-old with just two European Cup starts cemented his place as Ireland’s premier tighthead this month.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland looked to end the month on a high against Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

From The42 JVDF steps in again with Sean O'Brien officially ruled out of Wallabies Test Ever Ready

JVDF steps in again with Sean O'Brien officially ruled out of Wallabies Test

The Wicklow man has played a lot of rugby this month despite not being named on a single starting line-up.

Moore's mind far from Munster as he leads Wallabies against Ireland

The Wallaby captain was very close to agreeing terms with Munster last year.

Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 Too cold for comfort: Ulster's home clash with Zebre postponed due to frozen pitch Raven-chill

Too cold for comfort: Ulster's home clash with Zebre postponed due to frozen pitch

If you’re on your way to Kingspan Stadium, turn back.

From The42 Australia captain demands 'best game of the tour' against land of his father Blood Ties

Australia captain demands 'best game of the tour' against land of his father

Stephen Moore has had a busy week catching up with his long lost cousins.

From The42 Here's the Ireland 7s squad to take on 'the toughest group in Dubai' Women's Rugby

Here's the Ireland 7s squad to take on 'the toughest group in Dubai'

Anthony Eddy is also sending a development squad to compete in the UAE.

Thursday 24 November, 2016

From The42 'If you're confident enough, you don't need experience': Payne on new 12 Ringrose Midfield Mindset

'If you're confident enough, you don't need experience': Payne on new 12 Ringrose

If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

From The42 'I'm still a bit off': Sean O'Brien promises even better performances to come Revved Up
From The42 'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre Rising Stock

'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre

The Leinster tyro will start his first senior match in the 12 jersey against the Wallabies.

From The42 Northampton flanker banned for Leinster clash after elbowing Donncha O'Callaghan SAINTS SINNER

Northampton flanker banned for Leinster clash after elbowing Donncha O'Callaghan

Calum Clark was hit with a three-week ban and will miss the first of the back-to-back Champions Cup clashes with Leinster.

Tuesday 22 November, 2016

From The42 'Donnacha Ryan's taken on a Paulie-like role': Henderson heaping pressure on seasoned locks Hoarse Of A Man

'Donnacha Ryan's taken on a Paulie-like role': Henderson heaping pressure on seasoned locks

The Ulster second row knows it won’t be an easy task to dislodge the Tipperary man after his performances against the All Blacks.

From The42 'You're playing Australia, it's not time for rest': Ireland shaking off pain of defeat Round Four

'You're playing Australia, it's not time for rest': Ireland shaking off pain of defeat

Jack McGrath admits bodies are still sore all across Carton House, but promises the squad will be ready to go again on Thursday.

From The42 Modified training for Simon Zebo as concussion concerns continue along protocols Recovery

Modified training for Simon Zebo as concussion concerns continue along protocols

The wing will have to prove his fitness by Thursday to be considered for a starting role against the Wallabies.

From The42 Jamie Heaslip: Ireland don't just switch discipline on and off come game day Penal Code

Jamie Heaslip: Ireland don't just switch discipline on and off come game day

Ireland conceded a miserly total of eight penalties over two tough Tests against the world champions.

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