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Rugby

# rugby - Friday 7 March, 2014

From The Score Capacity of Munster’s Musgrave Park to increase to 10,000… after Il Divo concert Revamp

Capacity of Munster’s Musgrave Park to increase to 10,000… after Il Divo concert

Once the operatic crooners pack their tuxedos away, work will commence of upgrades to the home of Dolphin and Sunday’s Well.

From The Score David Wallace: Question not if Ireland will beat Italy but by how much Column

David Wallace: Question not if Ireland will beat Italy but by how much

The former Munster and Ireland flanker believes Joe Schmidt will look to his forwards and set-pieces again to win the day.

From The Score Reigning champions Crescent College set up Munster Schools Cup final with Ardscoil Rís Final Days

Reigning champions Crescent College set up Munster Schools Cup final with Ardscoil Rís

The decider will take place on St Patrick’s Day.

From The Score Caption competition: guess what BOD is thinking and win tickets to Italy game Farewell Party

Caption competition: guess what BOD is thinking and win tickets to Italy game

The retiring outside centre will play his final Ireland game at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.

# rugby - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Score Tommy Bowe in line for France comeback as he trains with Ireland T-bowe Time

Tommy Bowe in line for France comeback as he trains with Ireland

Winger Andrew Trimble remarks that his Ulster teammates were mocking him as Bowe scored two tries on his comeback.

From The Score Schmidt has full confidence in Sexton to lead Irish backline against Italy Thumb Wars

Schmidt has full confidence in Sexton to lead Irish backline against Italy

The Ireland coach has been sparing with his changes ahead of the Azzurri’s visit to Dublin.

# rugby - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From The Score Simon Hick column: Irish rugby is in the middle of a golden age Column

Simon Hick column: Irish rugby is in the middle of a golden age

Thanks to a remarkable generation of players, the Ireland team is in the midst of its ‘Alex Ferguson era’.

From The Score ‘You go in for a tackle and wake up 30 seconds later’ – Niall Annett on concussion in rugby Column

‘You go in for a tackle and wake up 30 seconds later’ – Niall Annett on concussion in rugby

The Ulster hooker looks at the recent spate of neck injuries and concussion in rugby and how clubs are seeking to prevent it.

# rugby - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The Score Clongowes Wood see off St Andrews to set up Schools Cup final with Blackrock Senior Cup

Clongowes Wood see off St Andrews to set up Schools Cup final with Blackrock

Up in Ulster, meanwhile, Methodist College were too good for Wallace High School.

From The Score Kerry’s rugby flag flying high as Siobhán Fleming and JJ Hanrahan make their mark Interview

Kerry’s rugby flag flying high as Siobhán Fleming and JJ Hanrahan make their mark

The Ireland Women’s flanker is from the same village as Moss Keane, Mick Galwey and Munster’s latest out-half star.

# rugby - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The Score Fergus McFadden: “I think I’m good enough to start for Ireland” Interview

Fergus McFadden: “I think I’m good enough to start for Ireland”

The Leinster back is hoping his value as a versatile replacement does not prevent him from starting against Italy.

# rugby - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From The Score Leinster rugby stars pay Donnybrook visit as Blackrock overpower Newbridge Schools Cup

Leinster rugby stars pay Donnybrook visit as Blackrock overpower Newbridge

‘Rock had too much pace and power for the Kildare side to advance to the Leinster School Senior Cup final.

From The Score O’Connor on Fitzgerald injury: ‘He’s as keen to get to the bottom of it, as we all are’ Frustration

O’Connor on Fitzgerald injury: ‘He’s as keen to get to the bottom of it, as we all are’

The Leinster and Ireland winger must now focus on the visit of a lesser Italian side to Dublin.

From The Score ‘If Joe goes down that road I’m sure Ian Madigan will do a great job’ – O’Connor Italian Job

‘If Joe goes down that road I’m sure Ian Madigan will do a great job’ – O’Connor

The out-half could yet start against Italy in the Six Nations following the thumb injury to Jonny Sexton.

# rugby - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The Score As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect PRO12 As It Happened

As it happened: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect PRO12

Matt O’Connor’s men have several players seeking to play themselves into Six Nations contention.

From The Score Injury woes continue for Luke Fitzgerald as he pulls out of Leinster game Zero Luck

Injury woes continue for Luke Fitzgerald as he pulls out of Leinster game

The winger has been replaced by Sam Coghlan-Murray for the home tie against Glasgow.

From The Score Connacht make light work of Treviso in bonus point win Easy

Connacht make light work of Treviso in bonus point win

The home side made it three wins in a row in the Pro12.

From The Score Munster lose out to Scarlets in a tale of two intercept tries Match Report

Munster lose out to Scarlets in a tale of two intercept tries

Rob Penney’s men needed a win in Wales to stave off Leinster’s pursuit for top spot.

From The Score Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam Interview

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam

The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.

# rugby - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Score Owen Farrell’s ticket for the Ireland game sold for £440 and the RFU want to know how Rugby

Owen Farrell’s ticket for the Ireland game sold for £440 and the RFU want to know how

The out half’s ticket ended up on re-sale website Viagogo.

# rugby - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From The Score Ulster drop Nick Williams after ‘alleged unauthorised absence’ Wrist Slap

Ulster drop Nick Williams after ‘alleged unauthorised absence’

It has been reported that the back row forward returned to New Zealand without obtaining permission from the province.

From The Score France like ‘clowns in the circus’ – Guscott Les Bleus

France like ‘clowns in the circus’ – Guscott

Ireland face France in Paris in their tournament finale.

# rugby - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Paul O’Connell’s Pinergy ads banned for being “misleading”

The ads can’t be shown again in their current format, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

# rugby - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From The Score Scintillating Mike Brown the difference as Ireland left to rue Triple Crown slip Reaction

Scintillating Mike Brown the difference as Ireland left to rue Triple Crown slip

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt revealed that Brian O’Driscoll’s late replacement was due to cramp in his calf.

From The Score How the Irish players rated after their narrow loss to England Out Of 10

How the Irish players rated after their narrow loss to England

There were some heroic showings for Joe Schmidt’s men at Twickenham but a lot of missed tackles.

From The Daily Edge 5 essential phrases for watching rugby while knowing nothing about it Blaggers Guide

5 essential phrases for watching rugby while knowing nothing about it

Memorise these, and never feel stupid again.

From The Score As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: England v Ireland, Six Nations

A Triple Crown was up for grabs at Twickenham, could Joe Schmidt’s success continue? We went minute-by-minute to find out.

From The Score When you’re young and want to come out, a high profile sportsperson doing the same gives you reassurance Emerald Warriors

When you’re young and want to come out, a high profile sportsperson doing the same gives you reassurance

Simon Murphy, a gay rugby player, was confused by Neil Francis’ comments last weekend.

# rugby - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Meet the Irish rugby team’s secret weapon for this weekend’s match Triple Crown Size

Meet the Irish rugby team’s secret weapon for this weekend’s match

He’s more than willing to answer Ireland’s call.

# rugby - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Score Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid RWC Bid

Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid

The former Irish international will chair a cross-border working group.

From The Score Ireland U20s can keep Six Nations hopes alive by crashing England’s crisis corridor Column

Ireland U20s can keep Six Nations hopes alive by crashing England’s crisis corridor

Ulster hooker and former U20 captain Niall Annett believes Mike Ruddock’s young charges can keep their championship alive at Franklin’s Gardens.

From The Score New boss Anthony Foley says new job is ‘surreal’ Munster Munster

New boss Anthony Foley says new job is ‘surreal’

The former Munster skipper has been offered a two-year contract as head coach.

# rugby - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From The Score ‘Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water’ Tall Tales

‘Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water’

Ireland Women’s second-row Marie Louise Reilly tells TheScore.ie that the Grand Slam winners are ready to prove a point against England.

From The Score Conor Murray: ‘There’s a Triple Crown on the line and that’s a great position to be in’ Triple Threat

Conor Murray: ‘There’s a Triple Crown on the line and that’s a great position to be in’

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half is relishing his first trip to Twickenham.

From The Score No talk of rap battles this year as Ireland prepare for battle at Twickenham Opinion

No talk of rap battles this year as Ireland prepare for battle at Twickenham

The mood in the Ireland camp is not as jocular as 2013 but that is no bad thing.

# rugby - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From The Score Conor Murray: England capable of cutting loose with ‘dangerous’ Danny Care pulling strings Care Package

Conor Murray: England capable of cutting loose with ‘dangerous’ Danny Care pulling strings

The Ireland scrum-half believes the Harlequins player must be watched like a hawk on Saturday.

From The Score Dragons prop slapped with 10-week ban for tip-tackle on Isaac Boss Just Desserts

Dragons prop slapped with 10-week ban for tip-tackle on Isaac Boss

The Argentine received a straight red card for his tackle on the Leinster and Ireland scrum-half.

From The Score Connacht lose centre Eoin Griffin as he is lured to London Irish Jumping Ship

Connacht lose centre Eoin Griffin as he is lured to London Irish

The centre had been tipped for a summer move to Munster but is heading to the Premiership.

From The Score Speedster Carlin Isles to join Glasgow Warriors in Pro12 — reports Scotstoun

Speedster Carlin Isles to join Glasgow Warriors in Pro12 — reports

Despite signing a ‘futures’ deal with an NFL franchise, Isles could get his rugby union chance this season.