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# irfu - Friday 16 November, 2012

From The Score We’re all about Fiji, says Jamie Heaslip, as Argentina await November Internationals

We’re all about Fiji, says Jamie Heaslip, as Argentina await

The stand-in skipper says he only ‘glanced’ at the Pumas’ defeat of Wales last weekend.

# irfu - Monday 12 November, 2012

From The Score Boks’ ‘Beast’ Mtawarira quits South Africa tour after heart scare in Dublin Heart Scare

Boks’ ‘Beast’ Mtawarira quits South Africa tour after heart scare in Dublin

South Africa doctors say the prop has an irregular heart rhythm as a result of an hereditary condition.

From The Score Opinion: Boks were there for the taking, and we left it behind us once again IRESAF

Opinion: Boks were there for the taking, and we left it behind us once again

‘If the off pitch leadership is not good enough then the decision-making and execution on the pitch will follow suit.’

# irfu - Friday 9 November, 2012

From The Score Caption time: what’s new Ireland skipper Jamie Heaslip saying here then? Raffle

Caption time: what’s new Ireland skipper Jamie Heaslip saying here then?

It’s Friday, it’s almost quittin’ time… it’s time for a good, old-fashioned caption competition.

# irfu - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The Score Patrick Lambie to start for Springboks against Ireland Boks

Patrick Lambie to start for Springboks against Ireland

Heyneke Meyer has named his side for the Aviva Stadium clash.

# irfu - Thursday 1 November, 2012

From The Score In pictures: Ireland rugby players are put through their paces in Kildare Scrum Time This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland rugby players are put through their paces in Kildare

The squad are in camp ahead of this month’s November internationals in Dublin and Limerick.

From The Score ‘It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland’ – Jamie Heaslip Honour

‘It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland’ – Jamie Heaslip

The absence of the injured Brian O’Driscoll has thrown the Leinster forward into the captaincy mix.

# irfu - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

From The Score In pictures: Ireland’s rugby stars go a few rounds with our high-performance boxers Gloves Off This post contains images
From The Score Munster’s Denis Hurley drafted into Ireland squad as fullback cover New Recruit

Munster’s Denis Hurley drafted into Ireland squad as fullback cover

Ronan O’Gara, meanwhile, has been cleared to play against Cardiff on Friday.

From The Score Lambie touted as Springboks no 10 against Ireland Young Boks

Lambie touted as Springboks no 10 against Ireland

Coach Heyeneke Meyer stopped short of appointing the 22-year-old kicker the starting fly-half spot for the Dublin tie.

From The Score Kidney laments loss of O’Driscoll but predicts early return Injury Woes

Kidney laments loss of O’Driscoll but predicts early return

The Ireland coach feels the Leinster star could return for the final rounds of the Heineken Cup.

# irfu - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

From The Score In pictures: Declan Kidney throws open the doors for public training session in Donnybrook Rugby This post contains images

In pictures: Declan Kidney throws open the doors for public training session in Donnybrook

Just in case you’re not on mid-term too, here’s how it looked.

# irfu - Friday 26 October, 2012

From The Score Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role Behind The Scenes

Promoted: McEntee takes up IRFU high performance role

Leinster academy boss Colin McEntee has been entrusted with Irish Rugby’s next generation.

# irfu - Thursday 25 October, 2012

From The Score Analysis: Is Brian O’Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland? He Is Bod

Analysis: Is Brian O’Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland?

The Leinster centre will continue as skipper according to Declan Kidney. But is it the right decision at this stage?

From The Score Here’s Your ‘Cian Healy As You’ve Never Seen Him Before’ Picture of the Day Destiny's Church

# irfu - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From The Score Back surgery rules Kearney out for ’8 to 10 weeks’ Injury Blow

Back surgery rules Kearney out for ’8 to 10 weeks’

Rob Kearney will have surgery on a back injury and will miss Ireland’s November internationals, Declan Kidney confirms.

From The Score Four new faces in Ireland’s November squad Rugby

Four new faces in Ireland’s November squad

Richardt Strauss, Iain Henderson, Luke Marshall and David Kilcoyne have all been called into Declan Kidney’s squad for the Guinness Series internationals.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From The Score Kearney and Henry declare themselves ready for Ireland duty Internationals

Kearney and Henry declare themselves ready for Ireland duty

“The number seven position is my home now,” declared the Ulster flanker ahead of the November Series announcement.

# irfu - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From The Score RTÉ retains Six Nations rights until 2017 Rugby

RTÉ retains Six Nations rights until 2017

The four-year extension of the exclusive Irish right covers TV, radio and online coverage.

# irfu - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From The Score Diagnosis money: Welsh Rugby Union follow Irish lead to lock in Jamie Roberts Quids In

Diagnosis money: Welsh Rugby Union follow Irish lead to lock in Jamie Roberts

The Cardiff Blues centre, who is studying to be a doctor, may get a fancy mála scoile out of this.

# irfu - Monday 1 October, 2012

From The Score Your ‘Shane Jennings Is The Big Guy On Campus’ Pic of the Day Vrooom

Your ‘Shane Jennings Is The Big Guy On Campus’ Pic of the Day

Some people call him the space cowboy…

# irfu - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

From The Score Ronan O’Gara’s advice for one online critic: ‘Concentrate on achieving something in your own life…’ Kick On

# irfu - Friday 21 September, 2012

From The Score Kidney names three uncapped players for training camp Call-ups

Kidney names three uncapped players for training camp

Iain Henderson, Dave O’Callaghan and Luke Marshall have been included in the 33-strong squad.

# irfu - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The Score ‘Who are these guys?’ Declan Kidney set to name 30-man Ireland training squad Fresh

‘Who are these guys?’ Declan Kidney set to name 30-man Ireland training squad

The Ireland coach will show his hand ahead of the November Series when the IRFU announce the chosen ones.

# irfu - Monday 17 September, 2012

Ulster Rugby open book of condolence for Nevin Spence Nevin Spence This post contains images

Ulster Rugby open book of condolence for Nevin Spence

The family has issued a statement to say the three Spence men expressed their love for each in their final moments by “trying to help one another”.

# irfu - Friday 14 September, 2012

From The Score Interview: Murphy still taking the outside line Easy Tiger

Interview: Murphy still taking the outside line

The former Ireland fullback is intent on making rugby his legacy, not an off-field squabble.

# irfu - Thursday 13 September, 2012

From The Score BT Vision chief flags Heineken Cup alternative Euro Vision

BT Vision chief flags Heineken Cup alternative

“We are looking to set up a dazzling new European tournament with a fantastic new format, with, we hope, all the best clubs,” the TV chief said today.

# irfu - Saturday 25 August, 2012

From The Score Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU RWC2023

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU

With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.

# irfu - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The Score GAA ready to back 2023 Rugby World Cup bid RWC 2023?

GAA ready to back 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

The association have agreed to discuss the issue at congress, a move which allows the IRFU continue its feasibility study.

# irfu - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

From The Score The breakdown: 5 areas of interest ahead of the new Irish rugby season Rugby

The breakdown: 5 areas of interest ahead of the new Irish rugby season

‘The Olympics are great but the new rugby season can’t come quick enough,’ according to Tom Fox. Here’s what to expect.

# irfu - Monday 2 July, 2012

From The Score Thumbs up! Stephen Ferris will be back playing rugby soon Cast Away

Thumbs up! Stephen Ferris will be back playing rugby soon

… but not a moment too soon judging by Ireland’s dismal tour of New Zealand.

# irfu - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The Score Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back? Humbled

Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back?

Ireland will be boosted by the return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Paul O’Connell but others look to have played their last Test match.

# irfu - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The Score Hanrahan helps U20s secure fifth place in Junior World Championships JWC

Hanrahan helps U20s secure fifth place in Junior World Championships

The Munster outhalf kicked six penalties to hand Ireland victory over France in Cape Town today.

From The Score Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule Summer Tour

Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule

The Ireland assistant coach spoke to our man in New Zealand Patrick McCarry in advance of tomorrow’s third meeting with the All Blacks.

# irfu - Thursday 21 June, 2012

From The Score Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland Opinion

Expert view: These All Blacks were rattled and can be again by Ireland

“The selectors need to build on the knowledge that the All-Blacks were rattled because we attacked them in the right places,” writes Emmet O’Rafferty.

# irfu - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From The Score No Dan Carter in All Blacks’ XV to face Ireland in final test Perfect 10

No Dan Carter in All Blacks’ XV to face Ireland in final test

The fly-half star is suffering from a hamstring problem and will be replaced by Aaron Cruden in Hamilton.

From The Score The Deccie Dilemma: Where do we stand now on the Irish coach? Rugby

The Deccie Dilemma: Where do we stand now on the Irish coach?

Whether his detractors like it or not, it was he who oversaw this excellent performance, one which almost saw him achieve something which no other Irish coach has managed to do: beat New Zealand.

From The Score Ronan O’Gara: ‘I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty’ Last Call

Ronan O’Gara: ‘I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty’ Exclusive

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

From The Score Ireland’s Call – Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney Summer Tour

Ireland’s Call – Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# irfu - Monday 18 June, 2012

From The Score Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.