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'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
# Lion
From The42
# Lion

'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'

23 hours ago 6,718 Views 2 Comments

Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.

Thursday 21 October, 2021

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'
# Canberra To Connacht
From The42
# Canberra To Connacht

'I was probably the worst electrician in Canberra... I said I would give footy a go'

Thu 7:30 PM 12,303 Views 11 Comments

Irish-qualified back Mack Hansen has made a strong start to life with Connacht.

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster
# Playmakers
From The42
# Playmakers

Casey forming a halfback bond with the 'class' Carbery in Munster

Thu 6:30 AM 9,580 Views 30 Comments

The 22-year-old scrum-half is part of Ireland’s squad for the November Tests.

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Farrell's fresh faces bring excitement to Ireland's November squad
# Uncapped
From The42
# Uncapped

Farrell's fresh faces bring excitement to Ireland's November squad

Wed 8:10 PM 12,434 Views 22 Comments

A large portion of the squad have very little or no Test match experience.

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
# Recall
From The42
# Recall

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up

Wed 5:44 PM 39,056 Views 108 Comments

Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
# Contract
From The42
# Contract

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende

Wed 6:45 AM 12,112 Views 21 Comments

The Springboks centre is out of contract next summer.

Tuesday 19 October, 2021

'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'
# Munster Man
From The42
# Munster Man

'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'

Tue 2:54 PM 9,484 Views 0 Comments

Munster boss Johann van Graan has praised Keith Earls for his bravery.

'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager
# Match Officials
From The42
# Match Officials

'It's a real void' - Lancaster believes URC needs new referee manager

Tue 7:00 AM 6,780 Views 5 Comments

Greg Garner left the role during the summer.

Sexton set to be fit for November Tests as Henshaw makes progress
# Talisman
From The42
# Talisman

Sexton set to be fit for November Tests as Henshaw makes progress

Tue 6:00 AM 7,094 Views 14 Comments

The 36-year-old suffered a hip injury last weekend while playing for Leinster.

Saturday 16 October, 2021

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
From The42
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,085 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

Thursday 14 October, 2021

'You can't just say 'Leinster are the best, let's copy Leinster''
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'You can't just say 'Leinster are the best, let's copy Leinster''

Oct 14th 2021, 8:30 PM 10,497 Views 3 Comments

Hugh Hogan will face his native province as defence coach of the Scarlets this weekend.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Mallow man working with Benetton via a stint in Westside Barbell
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

The Mallow man working with Benetton via a stint in Westside Barbell

Oct 13th 2021, 8:08 PM 6,737 Views 2 Comments

Jim Molony spent time in Munster and Connacht’s S&C programmes before heading abroad.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How teams are creatively using the 50:22 kicking law in rugby

Oct 12th 2021, 7:30 PM 16,681 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Bristol, and the Dragons delivered some smart examples last weekend.

'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'My hope is that the door would be open in Connacht at some stage'

Oct 12th 2021, 2:53 PM 14,436 Views 1 Comment

Nigel Carolan has taken on a new challenge as attack coach for the Glasgow Warriors.

Monday 11 October, 2021

Major blow for Munster as luckless Snyman faces another long, hard slog
# Acl
From The42
# Acl

Major blow for Munster as luckless Snyman faces another long, hard slog

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 9:30 PM 22,896 Views 12 Comments

The World Cup-winning lock could now miss another season of action.

Sunday 10 October, 2021

Healy gets chance to steer heavily-rotated Munster team against Scarlets
# Away Day
From The42
# Away Day

Healy gets chance to steer heavily-rotated Munster team against Scarlets

Oct 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,047 Views 12 Comments

Johann van Graan’s much-changed side face a tough task in Wales.

Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
From The42
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,611 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

Friday 8 October, 2021

Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa
# Heritage
From The42
# Heritage

Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa

Oct 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,905 Views 2 Comments

The 30-year-old has found similarities between the Crusaders and Leinster.

Thursday 7 October, 2021

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'

Oct 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 20,953 Views 20 Comments

21-year-old Evan Roos is a major prospect for South African rugby.

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'
# Front Row Union
From The42
# Front Row Union

'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'

Oct 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,956 Views 9 Comments

Leinster hope to have even more impact from their front row this season.

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster
# Competitor
From The42
# Competitor

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster

Oct 6th 2021, 5:30 AM 3,936 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old turned to coaching after his enforced retirement from playing in 2012.

Monday 4 October, 2021

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport
# Errors
From The42
# Errors

Wasteful and sloppy - Leinster come through a bad day in Newport

Oct 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,166 Views 8 Comments

The Irish province scored just once despite 16 visits to the Dragons 22.

Sunday 3 October, 2021

'It made me see that I took a lot of them for granted, particularly my family'
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

'It made me see that I took a lot of them for granted, particularly my family'

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 29,533 Views 6 Comments

Adam Byrne is ready to relaunch his career with Leinster after 21 months out of the game.

Saturday 2 October, 2021

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
# Drivers
From The42
# Drivers

'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 10:05 AM 21,655 Views 5 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
# Footballer
From The42
# Footballer

Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:30 AM 5,109 Views 1 Comment

‘He’s a proper footballer. He’s got great skills but also he has put on a bit of size.’

Friday 1 October, 2021

19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback

Oct 1st 2021, 12:21 PM 6,302 Views 9 Comments

Dan McFarland has rotated his team for the trip to face Zebre.

Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018

Oct 1st 2021, 11:57 AM 11,337 Views 14 Comments

Johann van Graan has made four changes to his team to face the Stormers.

Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

Ryan looks for next level having moved past Lions disappointment

Oct 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 3,260 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old Leinster and Ireland second row is aiming to push on as a player.

Thursday 30 September, 2021

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait

Sep 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,140 Views 1 Comment

Cork Con will be aiming to pick up where they left off in Division 1A.

Irish coaches abroad add another layer of interest for new URC season
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish coaches abroad add another layer of interest for new URC season

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 9:36 AM 18,800 Views 5 Comments

Nigel Carolan, Hugh Hogan, and Noel McNamara moved abroad over the summer.

Wednesday 29 September, 2021

'I'm as excited as I have been over the five years at Leinster'
# Go Again
From The42
# Go Again

'I'm as excited as I have been over the five years at Leinster'

Sep 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,005 Views 1 Comment

Stuart Lancaster knows his team needs to be better at beating ‘power-based teams’.

Leinster believe Frawley can 'start knocking on the door' with Ireland
# Ballplayer
From The42
# Ballplayer

Leinster believe Frawley can 'start knocking on the door' with Ireland

Sep 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,357 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old is an intelligent presence at inside centre.

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form
# Variety
From The42
# Variety

Analysis: Sexton and Leinster start the season in slick, sharp form

Sep 28th 2021, 7:03 PM 8,355 Views 2 Comments

There was fluidity and variety to the province’s attacking play in a strong win over the Bulls.

Monday 27 September, 2021

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
From The42
# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

Sep 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 4,528 Views 5 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

Saturday 25 September, 2021

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,641 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot
# Qualifier
From The42
# Qualifier

A huge day for Irish women's rugby as Ireland aim for World Cup spot

Sep 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,567 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side face Scotland in Italy at 5pm.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions
# Off
From The42
# Off

Ireland's clash with USA in Las Vegas cancelled due to border restrictions

Sep 24th 2021, 5:00 PM 9,372 Views 1 Comment

The game could be rescheduled for October 2022.

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
From The42
# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

Sep 24th 2021, 11:58 AM 2,130 Views 1 Comment

There is one alteration to the bench as Lucy Mulhall comes in for the injured Enya Breen.

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
# Opener
From The42
# Opener

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

Sep 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,112 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

Thursday 23 September, 2021

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 5,293 Views 0 Comments

Railway Union are bidding for another title as the Women’s AIL kicks off this weekend.

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