# irb - Today’s News
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
# irb - Friday 29 August, 2014
Eoghan Hickey proposes two minor alterations to speed up the game and provide more tries.
# irb - Thursday 28 August, 2014
Rugby union’s international governing body will have a new moniker from the 19th of November onwards.
# irb - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
The 29-year-old UL Bohemians and Munster fullback is on a four-player shortlist.
# irb - Thursday 31 July, 2014
Former Ireland captains Fergus Slattery and Tom Kiernan will be inducted with ‘Uncle Fester’ over the coming months.
# irb - Monday 28 July, 2014
Former Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi is reported to be among the players hoping to line out for Tonga.
# irb - Monday 23 June, 2014
Eddie Jones has led the Brave Blossoms to major improvements ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
# irb - Friday 13 June, 2014
Super Rugby is set to take on a sixth South African side, an Argentinian team plus A.N Other.
# irb - Monday 9 June, 2014
The 27-year-old is now at risk of a two-year ban from playing.
# irb - Monday 19 May, 2014
The memory and balance sections of the PSCA will also be expanded from the 1st of June.
# irb - Sunday 20 April, 2014
A wreath was laid outside the steps of the GPO with the Proclamation of the Republic also read out.
# irb - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
The Scotland fullback did not contest his citing charge after his red card against Wales.
# irb - Monday 10 March, 2014
Philippe Saint-André’s men are one place above Joe Schmidt’s on the official list.
# irb - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Joe Schmidt’s side advance up the list mainly thanks to France’s poor result.
# irb - Monday 27 January, 2014
The cash-strapped rugby union were left with little choice.
# irb - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
One brand of protective eyewear has been approved for cases when players are unable to wear contact lenses.
# irb - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
The International Rugby Board says it ‘supports the commitment’ of the Six Nations member unions.
The IRB has made a greatly welcome alteration to the scrum-related protocol.
# irb - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
Steve Hansen picks up coach of the year award.
# irb - Thursday 28 November, 2013
The fact that Brian O’Driscoll didn’t reappear against the All Blacks suggests progress has been made.
# irb - Thursday 21 November, 2013
We have some tough opposition for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
# irb - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
The man behind London 2012 has some words of advice for Leo Varadkar and the IRFU.
The former Wallabies scrum-half says he believes the game has moved forward in protecting players.
# irb - Monday 18 November, 2013
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar says Ireland are interested in hosting the 2023 version of the tournament.
The world rugby body points out that their pitch-side assessments have reduced dangerous incidents in this area.
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.
# irb - Wednesday 30 October, 2013
Bernard Lapasset said the proposed new European club tournament is by no means definite.
# irb - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
Ireland, Scotland and Wales look set to demand more World Cup cash as concerns over European club rugby persist.
# irb - Friday 20 September, 2013
Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.
# irb - Wednesday 18 September, 2013
“We strongly believe it should be a European competition,” declared IRB chief executive Brett Gosper.
# irb - Sunday 15 September, 2013
The French referee should have taken a firmer stance on the Bismarck du Plessis shoulder barge.
# irb - Friday 28 June, 2013
The former Lions hooker expects the Australia captain to miss out on the Third Test with a playing ban.
# irb - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The ARU said in a response that it was ‘surprised and disappointed’ by the IRB announcement.
# irb - Sunday 2 June, 2013
It means the Saracens player will miss the first three games of next season.
# irb - Monday 22 April, 2013
Small nations complained bitterly during the 2011 World Cup that the timetable was skewed towards the game’s traditional superpowers who had longer rest periods.
# irb - Tuesday 11 December, 2012
The Frenchman will whistleblow at the Millennium Stadium – scene of a lineout-gate in 2010.
The three lads up for the main award are pretty handy though.
# irb - Monday 3 December, 2012
The All Blacks have won the team of the year, while Steve Hansen claimed coach of the year.
# irb - Thursday 29 November, 2012
The South African beat out stiff competition from Julien Malzieu, Hosea Gear and Julian Savea.
# irb - Sunday 25 November, 2012
The winger was determined to make the most of his chance yesterday, saying, “who knows when I’ll get that opportunity again?”
# irb - Friday 23 November, 2012
Here’s a nice confidence booster for you Keith Earls.