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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 4,935 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 21,012 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
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# Front Row Union

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

Oct 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 7,982 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 3,950 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 9,188 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 29,637 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 21,666 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 5,241 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 6,310 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 11,343 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 3,264 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 6,188 Views 2 Comments

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 18,841 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 10,013 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 8,368 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 8,376 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 4,572 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 29,714 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 4,580 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 9,397 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 2,142 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 3,115 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 5,317 Views 0 Comments

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

21-year-old McIlroy starts in exciting Ulster backline to face Glasgow
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

21-year-old McIlroy starts in exciting Ulster backline to face Glasgow

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:18 PM 7,232 Views 6 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men kick off their season in Belfast tomorrow night.

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,647 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old impressed for Ireland against Italy last weekend.

'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,482 Views 2 Comments

Jarrad Butler is club captain for Connacht this season.

15 minutes of full-contact training per week - World Rugby's new guidelines
# Full Contact
From The42
# Full Contact

15 minutes of full-contact training per week - World Rugby's new guidelines

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:14 AM 10,896 Views 4 Comments

Leinster are among the clubs who have agreed to track their contact loads using mouthguard technology.

Wednesday 22 September, 2021

'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'It has been nice to live and breathe rugby to the extent I can'

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,844 Views 0 Comments

Edel McMahon has pushed her game forward with Wasps over in England.

Fast, relentless, adaptable - Connacht's 'gardener' targets URC quarter-final
# Leaders
From The42
# Leaders

Fast, relentless, adaptable - Connacht's 'gardener' targets URC quarter-final

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 4,346 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend is heading into his fourth season in charge of the province.

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Connacht close in on new signing to help cover Buckley's long-term injury
# Addition
From The42
# Addition

Connacht close in on new signing to help cover Buckley's long-term injury

Sep 21st 2021, 2:07 PM 7,898 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, Kieran Marmion is the only fit scrum-half in the senior squad.

Monday 20 September, 2021

Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies
# Pipeline
From The42
# Pipeline

Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies

Sep 20th 2021, 10:21 PM 20,184 Views 3 Comments

The Irishman is now in a wide-ranging role as the RFU’s director of performance rugby.

Farrell, Salanoa, and O'Connor ruled out of Munster's clash with Sharks
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Farrell, Salanoa, and O'Connor ruled out of Munster's clash with Sharks

Sep 20th 2021, 5:09 PM 9,654 Views 10 Comments

New signing Jason Jenkins is also sidelined for the clash at Thomond Park.

Munster's Phillips shines as Ireland 7s finish fourth in Vancouver
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Munster's Phillips shines as Ireland 7s finish fourth in Vancouver

Sep 20th 2021, 9:47 AM 9,459 Views 1 Comment

Ireland came up short against Kenya and Great Britain after impressing en route to the semi-finals.

Saturday 18 September, 2021

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women
# 10
From The42
# 10

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women

Sep 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,131 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old has shown her quality over the course of five caps so far.

Friday 17 September, 2021

The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three
# Squad
From The42
# Squad

The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 16,995 Views 16 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men are aiming to be in trophy contention this season.

Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
# IQ
From The42
# IQ

Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut

Sep 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,147 Views 0 Comments

The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.

Thursday 16 September, 2021

The Leinster depth chart: Three Test tightheads and another back row battle
# Pipeline
From The42
# Pipeline

The Leinster depth chart: Three Test tightheads and another back row battle

Sep 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,408 Views 9 Comments

Leo Cullen’s squad features plenty of midfield options and some exciting young talent.

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'
# Standards
From The42
# Standards

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 3:04 PM 13,056 Views 10 Comments

Two Ireland internationals have expressed their disappointment about Connacht’s changing facilities.

Wednesday 15 September, 2021

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury
# Squad
From The42
# Squad

The Connacht depth chart: A new Tongan lock and dealing with Buckley injury

Sep 15th 2021, 8:01 PM 17,905 Views 9 Comments

Andy Friend has a 43-man senior squad coming into the new season.

'This is not lost' - Ireland captain Griffin rallies for huge Italy clash
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

'This is not lost' - Ireland captain Griffin rallies for huge Italy clash

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 8:41 AM 13,470 Views 10 Comments

After defeat to Spain, Ireland face a crucial meeting with the hosts on Sunday.