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# irfu - Friday 22 November, 2013

From The42 Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid? RWC2023

Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.

From The42 Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup Impasse

Opinion: French clubs remain the key to a real Heineken Cup

The LNR has not yet committed to playing in the ERC-run tournament next season.

# irfu - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The42 What Munster stadiums could be included in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid? Venues

What Munster stadiums could be included in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

Where should the games be played if Ireland end up hosting the event in 10 years time?

From The42 GAA wanted to ‘put the country first’ by backing 2023 World Cup bid RWC 2023?

GAA wanted to ‘put the country first’ by backing 2023 World Cup bid

“If we wanted to, we could have killed it, but we wanted to put the country first,” says GAA President Liam O’Neill.

# irfu - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup

Some estimates claim that Ireland could benefit economically to the tune of €800 million if it hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

# irfu - Monday 18 November, 2013

From The42 Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup Ambition

Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.

# irfu - Monday 11 November, 2013

From The42 FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report Incentive

FFR offers clubs €2 million each to play in Heineken Cup – report

Pierre Camou, the president of the FFR, apparently held a meeting with representatives of the Top 14 sides last week.

# irfu - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From The42 IRFU confirms that Australia test is a sell-out Full House

IRFU confirms that Australia test is a sell-out

The second game of the autumn schedule joins the New Zealand fixture in selling out.

# irfu - Monday 4 November, 2013

From The42 November tests set to give economy €60 million boost Money

November tests set to give economy €60 million boost

Tickets for the All Blacks match are sold out with just 4,000 left for the Wallabies game.

# irfu - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The42 Selfies and screaming fans – Ireland’s open training session at Lansdowne Road Meet The Greens This post contains images

Selfies and screaming fans – Ireland’s open training session at Lansdowne Road

Hundreds of young rugby supporters had a mid-term treat to remember this afternoon.

# irfu - Monday 28 October, 2013

From The42 Are sports supplements worth the risk for young players? Diet

Are sports supplements worth the risk for young players?

The IRFU’s Performance Nutritionist, Ruth Wood-Martin, joined us to explain her concerns over supplementation.

# irfu - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From The42 The enigma of Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly Rala

The enigma of Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly

The Ireland and Lions bagman released his book this week.

# irfu - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The42 Cian Healy is a nightmare to scrummage against – Mike Ross Prop Life

Cian Healy is a nightmare to scrummage against – Mike Ross

The Ireland international tight head prop gives an insight into how the law changes at scrum time have impacted.

# irfu - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The42 The cover of Rala’s new book is pretty epic Guru

The cover of Rala’s new book is pretty epic

Bags, balls and, of course, a boombox.

From The42 Tickets sold out for All Blacks test in November IRFU

Tickets sold out for All Blacks test in November

The IRFU has announced that the Aviva Stadium is a sell-out for the visit of New Zealand.

# irfu - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From The42 IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament European Rugby

IRFU will not sanction provincial involvement in breakaway tournament

All four nations involved in the Pro12 have today backed the existing structure.

# irfu - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From The42 Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season Referee

Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season

The 47-year-old will hang up his whistle after one more year.

# irfu - Friday 20 September, 2013

From The42 ‘We’ve been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years’: IRFU chief on Heineken Cup Speaking Out

‘We’ve been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years’: IRFU chief on Heineken Cup

Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.

# irfu - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The42 Declan Kidney named Director of Sport at UCC New Role

Declan Kidney named Director of Sport at UCC

The ex-head coach of Ireland’s senior rugby team has been handed the position ahead of the upcoming academic year.

# irfu - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From The42 Scrum coach still to come for Ireland ‘when we need it’ — Plumtree Going Forward

Scrum coach still to come for Ireland ‘when we need it’ — Plumtree

Ireland’s new forwards coach expects to have some help with the set-piece.

# irfu - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From The42 Plumtree appointed forwards coach as Schmidt puts his mark on Ireland Backroom Team

Plumtree appointed forwards coach as Schmidt puts his mark on Ireland

The arrival of the former Natal Sharks coach means there will be no place for Anthony Foley.

# irfu - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From The42 Sexton hoping to kick on in Paris as French adventure gets going Bonjour

Sexton hoping to kick on in Paris as French adventure gets going

The Ireland No 10 was unveiled to the French media in Paris today. And he’s raring to go.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

From The42 IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing Anti-doping

IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing

However, anti-doping controls have increased at each of provincial, under 20 and academy levels of the game.

# irfu - Friday 19 July, 2013

From The42 IRFU play down €14.9m profit as Fitzgerald appointed president AGM

IRFU play down €14.9m profit as Fitzgerald appointed president

The union say the large surplus is down to a ‘once off’ €11.5 million.

# irfu - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From The42 Illness in Irish camp hits preparations for Canada clash Sick And Tired

Illness in Irish camp hits preparations for Canada clash

Les Kiss may have to change tack ahead of Saturday.

# irfu - Sunday 2 June, 2013

From The42 Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions Reel Stories

Sports film of the week: Living with the Lions

Kangaroo courts, cross-dressing prop forwards and some pretty good rugby too…

# irfu - Friday 31 May, 2013

From The42 ‘We’d love to see him stick around’ – Henry urges Ferris to fight on Hard Ball

‘We’d love to see him stick around’ – Henry urges Ferris to fight on

The emergence of young blindsides Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony may see the IRFU balk at his contract demands.

# irfu - Friday 10 May, 2013

Ireland has some more competition to host the Rugby World Cup

The South Africans have thrown their name into the ring as a possible host for the 2023 tournament.

# irfu - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The42 ‘IRFU didn’t rate me as highly as I rated myself’ – Jonny Sexton on Metro move Bon Voyage

‘IRFU didn’t rate me as highly as I rated myself’ – Jonny Sexton on Metro move

The outgoing Leinster outhalf was eager to sign a four-year contract with his home province.

# irfu - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

From The42 Geordan Murphy to retire from rugby this summer Farewell

Geordan Murphy to retire from rugby this summer

The former Ireland full back has decided to call it a day.

# irfu - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From The42 Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU Backroom Staff

Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU

The current Leinster coach will try not to raid the province for too much.

# irfu - Monday 29 April, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Schmidt installment just 1 of the changes needed in Irish Rugby IRFU

Opinion: Schmidt installment just 1 of the changes needed in Irish Rugby

He’s the right man for the job, no question. But what about the other job?

From The42 O’Connell and O’Driscoll vital for Irish success – Joe Schmidt Irish Totems

O’Connell and O’Driscoll vital for Irish success – Joe Schmidt

The new Ireland coach is eager to keep the forward and backline stars in the green jersey.

From The42 Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together About Schmidt

Isa Nacewa: Schmidt will bind 4 provinces together

Richie Murphy insists he hasn’t talked to the new Ireland boss about following him out the door at Leinster.

From The42 Meet the new boss: the rise and rise of Ireland coach Joe Schmidt Ireland's Call

Meet the new boss: the rise and rise of Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

A new era in Irish rugby starts here.

From The42 Joe Schmidt named as new Ireland head coach Fresh Kiwi

Joe Schmidt named as new Ireland head coach

The New Zealander was officially confirmed to the new role by the IRFU today.

# irfu - Sunday 28 April, 2013

From The42 Opinion: IRFU show Schmidt who’s boss before big announcement Coach In Waiting

Opinion: IRFU show Schmidt who’s boss before big announcement

The Leinster coach has now set three deadlines but he is being made to wait.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From The42 GAA wait for IRFU to select venues for Rugby World Cup bid RWC Bid

GAA wait for IRFU to select venues for Rugby World Cup bid

The GAA’s Congress carried a motion last month to allow the use of its grounds for a potential bid.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The42 Keith Wood ‘impressed’ with interviewees for Ireland job Optimism

Keith Wood ‘impressed’ with interviewees for Ireland job

The former Ireland star described how he was called by the IRFU “out of the blue”.

# irfu - Monday 22 April, 2013

From The42 Keith Wood helping the IRFU to pick the next Ireland coach Job Search

Keith Wood helping the IRFU to pick the next Ireland coach Exclusive

The former Ireland captain is sitting on the interview panel to decide Declan Kidney’s successor.