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# irfu - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From The42 Munster’s BJ Botha: I can’t see myself playing anywhere else Pillar

Munster’s BJ Botha: I can’t see myself playing anywhere else

The 34-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current season, but he is keen to stay with the province.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From The42 ‘Joe doesn’t sleep at night thinking about how we can get better’ – Bowe Cult Of The Coach

‘Joe doesn’t sleep at night thinking about how we can get better’ – Bowe

The Ulster wing outlines what work Ireland carried out during their two-day camp at Carton House.

# irfu - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The42 Ireland’s new Canterbury home kit features a retro white collar New Stash

Ireland’s new Canterbury home kit features a retro white collar

The IRFU and Canterbury have unveiled the playing kit, including the ‘bosphorus’ green home jersey.

# irfu - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From The42 Sexton’s return to Ireland a ‘logical decision,’ says Ronan O’Gara Blessings

Sexton’s return to Ireland a ‘logical decision,’ says Ronan O’Gara

The former Ireland out-half is now part of the coaching set-up at Racing Métro.

From The42 Sexton move the latest success in IRFU’s battle against French wealth Homecoming

Sexton move the latest success in IRFU’s battle against French wealth

The return of the Ireland out-half follows up on last season’s new deals for Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip.

From The42 Racing Métro linked with Talès as replacement for Jonny Sexton J10

Racing Métro linked with Talès as replacement for Jonny Sexton

The Parisian club’s president says the pressure on Sexton has been an unwelcome feature of the start of the season.

# irfu - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From The42 Doyle steps away hoping to see IRFU drive women’s rugby forward Goose

Doyle steps away hoping to see IRFU drive women’s rugby forward

The Ireland head coach has brought about major improvements since first taking the job in 2003.

# irfu - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 Former Leinster lock Louis Magee elected new IRFU president Top Man

Former Leinster lock Louis Magee elected new IRFU president

The Bective Rangers clubman continues a long-standing tradition by taking over from Pat Fitzgerald.

From The42 IRFU report positive financial outcome after Six Nations triumph Money

IRFU report positive financial outcome after Six Nations triumph

Irish rugby’s governing body has urged caution in the long-term despite this success.

# irfu - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The42 Ireland ‘up to 40%’ more likely to win with Brian O’Driscoll on the field ESRIreland's Call

Ireland ‘up to 40%’ more likely to win with Brian O’Driscoll on the field

That’s according to a report by two leading economists.

# irfu - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The42 5 common mistakes inexperienced athletes make about nutrition Fitness

5 common mistakes inexperienced athletes make about nutrition

Probably best you don’t eat that, RG3.

# irfu - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The42 IRFU pay homage to Pathé with bizarre, vintage newsreel video Tallyho This post contains videos

IRFU pay homage to Pathé with bizarre, vintage newsreel video

This is for anyone who ever wished to see Paul O’Connell going for a run in grainy, celluloid glory.

# irfu - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The42 Here’s how nutrition is managed for the Irish rugby squad on tour to Argentina Balance

Here’s how nutrition is managed for the Irish rugby squad on tour to Argentina

We caught up with IRFU nutritionist Dr Ruth Wood-Martin before she headed off to South America ahead of the squad.

# irfu - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The42 Connacht boosted by over €1 million in extra funding from IRFU Windfall

Connacht boosted by over €1 million in extra funding from IRFU

The western province are set to improve their strength and conditioning facilities and have appointed Paul Bunce as their new head of fitness.

From The42 Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests Dilemma

Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests

The Ireland coach has opted to rest four key players while aiming to increase competition for places.

From The42 Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D’Arcy and Madigan miss out Summer Tour

Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D’Arcy and Madigan miss out

Tommy Bowe and Sean O’Brien also miss out as Schmidt calls upon Felix Jones, Robbie Diack, James Cronin, Rob Herring and Kieran Marmion.

# irfu - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From The42 IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby The Future

IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby

‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’

# irfu - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The42 Connacht confirm capture of New Zealand full-back Mils Muliaina Now We're Talking This post contains videos

Connacht confirm capture of New Zealand full-back Mils Muliaina

The 33-year-old will become the first ever All Black to play for the province.

# irfu - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The42 Nucifora to bring ‘greater alignment across all areas’ of Irish rugby High Performance

Nucifora to bring ‘greater alignment across all areas’ of Irish rugby

The Australian’s newly-created position was born in a post-2011 Rugby World Cup review by the IRFU.

# irfu - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From The42 ‘Winning World Cups is achievable’ – Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition Next Step

‘Winning World Cups is achievable’ – Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition

The IRFU’s newly-appointed Performance Director wants to see more young Irish players in first-team action.

From The42 ‘The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy’ – The IRFU’s take on Europe’s new rugby deal Champions Cup

‘The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy’ – The IRFU’s take on Europe’s new rugby deal

The European Rugby Champions Cup comes into being next season.

# irfu - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From The42 The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

# irfu - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The42 IRFU set to introduce David Nucifora as Performance Director Brains Trust

IRFU set to introduce David Nucifora as Performance Director

The Australian won a Super Rugby title as head coach of the Brumbies, while Joe Schmidt worked under him at the Blues.

# irfu - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The42 Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll Homecoming

Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll

‘I think everyone is in agreement that we didn’t want to see him go’.

# irfu - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The42 Zebo left out of 33-man squad for England test Team News

Zebo left out of 33-man squad for England test

The Munster winger hasn’t made the extended panel for this weekend’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

# irfu - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The42 IRFU announce new six-year multi million euro kit deal with Canterbury Signed Up

IRFU announce new six-year multi million euro kit deal with Canterbury

Canterbury’s deal will commence on September 1st next.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The42 GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding Synergy

GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding

Director General, Páraic Duffy, says six of the organisation’s grounds are likely to be used in the bid.

# irfu - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The42 Coaching lessons helping Ulster to outsmart Europe’s elite Teacher's Pet

Coaching lessons helping Ulster to outsmart Europe’s elite

Hooker Niall Annett tells TheScore.ie that 16 senior players are all chasing their coaching qualifications.

# irfu - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The42 Wallace commends IRFU on securing services of ‘inspirational’ O’Connell Munster4life

Wallace commends IRFU on securing services of ‘inspirational’ O’Connell

The former Munster flanker is hopeful that Keith Earls will follow suit and pen a new deal.

# irfu - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From The42 Sean O’Brien remains the most important player in Irish rugby Opinion

Sean O’Brien remains the most important player in Irish rugby

The Leinster flanker is the man around whom Joe Schmidt’s Ireland plans will revolve.

From The42 Sean O’Brien to sign new IRFU contract and stay with Leinster Pen To Paper

Sean O’Brien to sign new IRFU contract and stay with Leinster

Great news for Irish rugby fans.

# irfu - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The42 Going to Ireland v Italy? Stay for free and support the Grand Slam Women’s team Slam Dunk

Going to Ireland v Italy? Stay for free and support the Grand Slam Women’s team

Ireland take on Italy in an Aviva Stadium double-header on 8 March.

# irfu - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The42 IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unions Statement

IRB re-confirms stance on European club competition by backing unions

The International Rugby Board says it ‘supports the commitment’ of the Six Nations member unions.

# irfu - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The42 ‘WRU has failed miserably’: Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with ‘facts’ Statement Wars

‘WRU has failed miserably’: Welsh regions angrily reiterate backing for RCC with ‘facts’

‘It is yet to be explained why bringing an additional £12m into the game is not in the best interests of Welsh rugby.’

# irfu - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The42 ‘Jamie hasn’t signed for anyone’ – Gibbes scotches Heaslip to Toulon rumours In Demand

‘Jamie hasn’t signed for anyone’ – Gibbes scotches Heaslip to Toulon rumours

Another stray tweet caused an online stir at the weekend but Leinster are determined to keep their No.8.

# irfu - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The42 IRFU have called Jamie Heaslip’s contract bluff says George Hook Hardball

IRFU have called Jamie Heaslip’s contract bluff says George Hook

The RTÉ rugby pundit feels the IRFU could get two quality players in for the Kildare man’s current wages.

# irfu - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The42 Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion Player Welfare

Almost 50% of Irish rugby players have hidden a concussion

A survey carried out by IRUPA also revealed that one in five players have been concussed between four and five times.

# irfu - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From The42 Creating a culture for Ireland is Schmidt’s biggest task New Era

Creating a culture for Ireland is Schmidt’s biggest task

The Kiwi head coach must make international rugby a truly unique experience for players, supporters and coaches.

# irfu - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From The42 Muldoon signs new two-year deal with Connacht Dotted Line

Muldoon signs new two-year deal with Connacht

The Galway flanker will remain with the province until 2016.

# irfu - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

From The42 Best commits to new two-year contract with Ulster Suftum

Best commits to new two-year contract with Ulster

The Ireland and Lions hooker has signed up to play at Ravenhill until 2016.