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# rugby - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Score Donncha O’Callaghan: ‘How come they don’t have the fire up their arse like we have?’ Final Four

Donncha O’Callaghan: ‘How come they don’t have the fire up their arse like we have?’

The Munster lock talks to TheScore.ie about the glut of talented rows in the country and giving Rob Penney a winning send-off

# rugby - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Score Munster’s Rob Penney wins RaboDirect Pro12 Coach of the Year Leaving Present This post contains videos

Munster’s Rob Penney wins RaboDirect Pro12 Coach of the Year

Dan Biggar was voted Players’ Player of the Year, edging out Ulster scrum-half [and exceptional out-half] Ruan Pienaar.

# rugby - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Score Trapattoni claims Irish people more passionate about rugby than soccer Controversial

Trapattoni claims Irish people more passionate about rugby than soccer

The former Ireland manager expressed his views in a column for Gazzetto dello Sport.

# rugby - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Score Irish rugby stars scrub up for annual IRUPA players’ award bash Irupas14

Irish rugby stars scrub up for annual IRUPA players’ award bash

There were more tributes to Brian O’Driscoll, an honorary award for Simon Best and acknowledgement for Andrew Trimble’s fine season.

# rugby - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From The Score Simon Hick column: Connacht prove the west’s awake with headline grabbing signings G-G-G-Galway

Simon Hick column: Connacht prove the west’s awake with headline grabbing signings

Pat Lam has shown he means business with his latest business.

# rugby - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The Score ‘Jesus, this could be the final couple of games’ – Penney wants long Munster goodbye Final Countdown

‘Jesus, this could be the final couple of games’ – Penney wants long Munster goodbye

The New Zealander has resigned himself to the fact that Glasgow have the second home semi-final spot wrapped up.

From The Score Something tells us there may be only 500 days to the Rugby World Cup Massive Clue

# rugby - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The Score Irish winger Shane Monahan scorches in a hat-trick for Gloucester Triple Threat This post contains videos

Irish winger Shane Monahan scorches in a hat-trick for Gloucester

The 27-year-old from Meath made a match-winning impact off the bench this weekend.

From The Score 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.

# rugby - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From The Score Richie McCaw makes return, on the blindside, as Crusaders finally wake up Super Rugby

Richie McCaw makes return, on the blindside, as Crusaders finally wake up

The All Blacks captain is back in action after a thumb injury while the Sharks have stretched their lead.

From The Score Jack McGrath and Andrew Trimble win Leinster and Ulster player awards Peer Reviews

Jack McGrath and Andrew Trimble win Leinster and Ulster player awards

The prop and winger played key roles for province and country this season.

From The Score Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland’s GPS system to the next level Technology

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland’s GPS system to the next level

Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins TheScore.ie to explain the latest fascinating developments.

# rugby - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The Score 21-year-old Bath prodigy George Ford races in great try to stun Saints Sniper

21-year-old Bath prodigy George Ford races in great try to stun Saints

Owen Farrell has some serious competition for the England 10 jersey.

From The Score 7 simple fitness tips that will improve your rugby game Gaining An Edge

7 simple fitness tips that will improve your rugby game

We spoke to Munster’s Strength and Conditioning coach Aled Walters to get his advice on the subtle differences that can transform your game.

# rugby - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Score ‘Connacht game-plan taking shape as Pat Lam clears the decks’ – Adrian Flavin Work In Progress

‘Connacht game-plan taking shape as Pat Lam clears the decks’ – Adrian Flavin

“Connacht brought him over from the far side of the world,” says the former hooker. “They have to back him.”

From The Score Fergus Mulchrone thrilled to be part of green revolution at London Irish Emerald Exiles

Fergus Mulchrone thrilled to be part of green revolution at London Irish

The 28-year-old centre will be joined by three more Irish players at the Madejski Stadium this summer.

From The Score Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig Last Call

Fitting swansong for Alain Rolland as he gets Heineken Cup final reffing gig

One of these men is off to Cardiff at the end of the month. The other is Munster legend Paul O’Connell.

From The Score Top 14 title is more important to Racing Métro than Heineken Cup admits O’Gara Priorities

Top 14 title is more important to Racing Métro than Heineken Cup admits O’Gara

The former Munster out-half has readjusted his priorities after less than a season in France.

# rugby - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Score Munster hand Hurley and Murphy new deals, Nagle to move on Get The Pen Out

Munster hand Hurley and Murphy new deals, Nagle to move on

The province have announced news this evening that the pair will remain for an addition year.

From The Score ‘If Ireland called me I’d snap their hands off’ – London Irish centre Fergus Mulchrone Test Ambitions

‘If Ireland called me I’d snap their hands off’ – London Irish centre Fergus Mulchrone

The Exiles centre was born in England but is Irish qualified through his Belfast-born father.

From The Score James Hart on Grenoble’s slump from Heineken Cup chasers to relegation battlers Player Diary

James Hart on Grenoble’s slump from Heineken Cup chasers to relegation battlers

The Irish scrum-half has been part of a team that has slumped from fourth to 10th in the last two months.

From The Score 8 crucial errors that cost Munster a place in the Heineken Cup final Analysis This post contains videos

8 crucial errors that cost Munster a place in the Heineken Cup final

After focusing on the heroics of Simon Zebo, James Coughlan and company, we use GIFS and video clips to highlight some key slip ups.

# rugby - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Score The Honey Badger sends a message from Down Under, to Clondalkin Rugby Club G'day Clondalkin This post contains videos
From The Score Ronan O’Gara labels Munster’s Heineken Cup semi final venue ‘a disgrace’ Building Site

Ronan O’Gara labels Munster’s Heineken Cup semi final venue ‘a disgrace’

The former out-half believes the ERC should have selected a different venue than Stade Velodrome, which is currently under construction.

From The Score 8 new faces in Ireland U20 squad for 2014 Junior World Championship Jwc 2014

8 new faces in Ireland U20 squad for 2014 Junior World Championship

Coach Mike Ruddock has selected four players that featured in last year’s JWC, including captain Sean O’Brien.

# rugby - Sunday 27 April, 2014

From The Score Flying Joe Tomane has Brumbies bubbling while Chiefs play more topless rugby Super Rugby

Flying Joe Tomane has Brumbies bubbling while Chiefs play more topless rugby

The southern hemisphere’s elite club competition is heating up and Jake White is feeling the burn.

From The Score ‘Munster win could be the catalyst of another golden era’ – Mick O’Driscoll Mountain To Climb

‘Munster win could be the catalyst of another golden era’ – Mick O’Driscoll

The former Reds lock played two seasons of Top 14 rugby with Perpignan.

# rugby - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From The Score Glasgow move past Ulster and Munster into second after surviving late scare When The Cat's Away This post contains videos

Glasgow move past Ulster and Munster into second after surviving late scare

Edinburgh looked dead and buried at Scotstoun before Tim Visser struck with two tries in the last five minutes.

From The Score Hanrahan put through his paces as O’Donnell tries out the subs’ bench in Marseille In Pictures

Hanrahan put through his paces as O’Donnell tries out the subs’ bench in Marseille

Rob Penney’s men went through a gentle captain’s run ahead of Sunday’s semi final with Toulon.

# rugby - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From The Score Old Belvedere’s Danny Riordan scoops top prize at Ulster Bank League awards Domestic

Old Belvedere’s Danny Riordan scoops top prize at Ulster Bank League awards

Division 1A champions Clontarf picked up no less than four trophies after their superb league success.

# rugby - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The Score ‘Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling’ – James Hart Plan B

‘Conor Murray can handle out-half pressure if Munster come calling’ – James Hart

The Grenoble scrum-half knows a thing or two about facing the Top 14′s best following his breakthrough season with Grenoble.

From The Score Paul O’Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final Heineken Cup

Paul O’Connell compares Toulon with All Blacks ahead of Munster semi final

The veteran lock says the Heineken Cup champions are better than the side that beat his province heavily in France in 2011.

# rugby - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Score ‘We took a guy off the bar to play 10 minutes for Connacht, that’s where we’re at’ Straight Talk

‘We took a guy off the bar to play 10 minutes for Connacht, that’s where we’re at’

Connacht coach Pat Lam lamented his squad’s injury crisis after another heavy defeat all but ended his side’s European Cup hopes.

# rugby - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From The Score Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless Super Rugby This post contains videos

Prince William catches the Izzy Folau show and Brodie Retallick goes topless

Gareth Anscombe, meanwhile, left his last-ditch penalty attempt against Crusaders a few, crucial yards short.

From The Score ‘This is a market people seriously need to look at’ – US rugby combine a success Crossover

‘This is a market people seriously need to look at’ – US rugby combine a success

The NFRL hosted its inaugural rugby combine event in Minneapolis two weekends ago, with a number of former NFL players attending.

From The Score Basta breeds them big: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week Hush Puppies

Basta breeds them big: It’s the Sporting Tweets of the Week

Also featuring a jubilant Ken Doherty, Eoin Cadogan and a child who simply would not share.

# rugby - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From The Score Sexton and Racing Métro secure European Cup rugby as Toulon hit Perpignan for 46 Top 14 This post contains videos

Sexton and Racing Métro secure European Cup rugby as Toulon hit Perpignan for 46

James Hart kicked 11 points for Grenoble but they Bayonne back into a game they really should have won.

# rugby - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Score 19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions Bolter

19-year-old Connacht hooker seeking to put a dent in Munster’s Pro12 ambitions

Jack Dinneen has been drafted into the senior squad following an injury crisis in the front row.

From The Score Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season French Rugby

Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season

The British broadcaster previously tied up a deal to show the Pro12 from September onwards.

# rugby - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital Visit This post contains images

Munster stars visit sick kids in Limerick Hospital

CJ Stander, Simon Zebo and Donncha O’Callaghan were just some of those in attendance.