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# confirmed - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Munster confirm signing of South African forward Jenkins on one-year deal
# Done Deal
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# Done Deal

Munster confirm signing of South African forward Jenkins on one-year deal

Mar 30th 2021, 1:00 PM 7,656 Views 60 Comments

The 25-year-old will join this summer from Toyota Verblitz in Japan.

# confirmed - Friday 26 March, 2021

Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Munster go full strength for Pro14 final
# Team News
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# Team News

Byrne starts at 10 for Leinster as Munster go full strength for Pro14 final

Mar 26th 2021, 12:04 PM 27,125 Views 119 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong will be on the bench for Leo Cullen’s side.

# confirmed - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
# Tour On
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# Tour On

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,329 Views 32 Comments

SA Rugby and the Lions have confirmed their intention to plough on with the series.

# confirmed - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Stockdale and Murray return as Ireland make six changes for England clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Stockdale and Murray return as Ireland make six changes for England clash

Mar 18th 2021, 3:25 PM 46,579 Views 149 Comments

Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Dave Kilcoyne, and Josh van der Flier all start.

# confirmed - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'Very positive for Irish rugby' - Six Nations confirms €426 million deal with CVC
# Done Deal
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# Done Deal

'Very positive for Irish rugby' - Six Nations confirms €426 million deal with CVC

Mar 11th 2021, 12:07 PM 25,987 Views 36 Comments

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has welcomed an injection of €56 million into the union over the next five years.

# confirmed - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Munster drawn with Toulouse as Leinster get Toulon in Champions Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 1:02 PM 24,377 Views 62 Comments

Both Irish provinces are at home in the round-of-16 ties.

Connacht to travel to Leicester as Ulster draw Quins in Challenge Cup
# Fixtures
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# Fixtures

Connacht to travel to Leicester as Ulster draw Quins in Challenge Cup

Mar 9th 2021, 12:33 PM 6,161 Views 16 Comments

Both provinces will be away from home in the round of 16.

# confirmed - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022

Mar 2nd 2021, 6:38 PM 7,437 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
# New Deal
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# New Deal

IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 5:50 PM 28,343 Views 29 Comments

The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.

# confirmed - Friday 26 February, 2021

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
# RWC2023
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# RWC2023

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Feb 26th 2021, 11:42 AM 11,384 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

# confirmed - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game
# Happy Days
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# Happy Days

Carbery back in Munster's matchday 23 after over a year out of the game

Feb 25th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,684 Views 63 Comments

The 25-year-old has been named on the bench for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys
# Comebacks
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# Comebacks

Stockdale, Baloucoune, and Reidy return for Ulster's clash with Ospreys

Feb 25th 2021, 1:14 PM 6,299 Views 12 Comments

However, Marcell Coetzee has been ruled out for Dan McFarland’s side.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,272 Views 72 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

# confirmed - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Six Nations announce new dates for 2021 Women’s and U20s Championships

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:00 PM 8,562 Views 4 Comments

The Women’s Six Nations will kick-off in April with the U20s competition fixed for June.

# confirmed - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Munster's huge clash with Leinster at Thomond Park confirmed for 23 January
# Derby
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# Derby

Munster's huge clash with Leinster at Thomond Park confirmed for 23 January

Jan 12th 2021, 2:04 PM 7,125 Views 23 Comments

The inter-pro clash has been rescheduled for two weekends’ time.

# confirmed - Friday 25 December, 2020

Leinster players and staff return negative Covid tests following Munster postponement
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Leinster players and staff return negative Covid tests following Munster postponement

Updated Dec 25th 2020, 12:00 PM 32,476 Views 39 Comments

The clash was due to take place tomorrow.

# confirmed - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:00 PM 27,309 Views 20 Comments

The new competition will kick-off in April after the 2020/21 Pro14 final in March.

# confirmed - Friday 18 December, 2020

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol
# Changes
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# Changes

Aki and Oliver come into Connacht starting XV for visit of Pat Lam's Bristol

Dec 18th 2020, 12:21 PM 6,913 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s men hope to deliver more of the good stuff from Paris last weekend.

# confirmed - Monday 14 December, 2020

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,297 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

# confirmed - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained
# Team News
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# Team News

Byrne at 10 against England with Gibson-Park, Roux and O'Mahony retained

Nov 18th 2020, 12:25 PM 39,712 Views 108 Comments

Keith Earls, Bundee Aki and CJ Stander have also come into the starting XV for Twickenham.

# confirmed - Friday 13 November, 2020

Salah tests positive for Covid-19 on Egypt duty
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Salah tests positive for Covid-19 on Egypt duty

Nov 13th 2020, 3:49 PM 8,225 Views 10 Comments

The Liverpool star is not suffering from any symptoms according to the Egyptian FA.

# confirmed - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Munster draw Clermont and Quins as Champions Cup pool draw is confirmed

Oct 28th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,686 Views 28 Comments

Leinster will face Northampton Saints and Montpellier, while Connacht take on Pat Lam’s Bristol and Racing 92.

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Oct 28th 2020, 12:25 PM 38,376 Views 35 Comments

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

# confirmed - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Derry City's league trip to Rovers cancelled, Cup quarter-final postponed due to positive Covid tests

Oct 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 3,940 Views 0 Comments

The Candystripes could face disciplinary action due to their inability to fulfil Wednesday night’s fixture in Tallaght.

# confirmed - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

Farrell includes six uncapped players in Ireland squad as Sexton retains captaincy

Oct 8th 2020, 10:09 AM 44,369 Views 77 Comments

Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson-Park, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan, and Ryan Baird have been included.

# confirmed - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ulster Rugby suspend training after two players test positive for Covid-19

Oct 7th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,598 Views 4 Comments

A further five players and one staff member have been identified as close contacts.

# confirmed - Friday 2 October, 2020

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:39 AM 5,781 Views 6 Comments

It’s part of the car industry’s move away from internal combustion engines.

# confirmed - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals
# Fixtures
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# Fixtures

Leinster will be at home again if they reach the Champions Cup semi-finals

Sep 16th 2020, 12:32 PM 10,160 Views 22 Comments

If Ulster qualify, they’ll either be away to Exeter or at home against Northampton.

# confirmed - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Ireland to face Wales, England, and Georgia in new Autumn Nations Cup
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ireland to face Wales, England, and Georgia in new Autumn Nations Cup

Sep 10th 2020, 2:23 PM 26,290 Views 31 Comments

Fiji join Scotland, France and Italy in the other group.

# confirmed - Friday 4 September, 2020

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes
# Team News
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# Team News

Stockdale, McCloskey, and Murphy all fit as Ulster make three changes

Sep 4th 2020, 12:13 PM 7,659 Views 22 Comments

Billy Burns returns to captain the side, while Edinburgh have named a strong starting XV.

# confirmed - Friday 21 August, 2020

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts

Aug 21st 2020, 12:22 PM 11,530 Views 29 Comments

Peter Sullivan and Alex Wootton start on the wings for the western province.

# confirmed - Friday 14 August, 2020

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

2020 Irish Open to be held at Galgorm Castle in September

Aug 14th 2020, 11:58 AM 29,520 Views 12 Comments

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Mount Juliet in May.

# confirmed - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Test rugby to restart in October as World Rugby confirms autumn window
# Approved
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# Approved

Test rugby to restart in October as World Rugby confirms autumn window

Jul 30th 2020, 1:55 PM 6,398 Views 9 Comments

Ireland are set to play six Tests in seven weekends from October through into December.

# confirmed - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Two more All-Ireland finals set for Croke Park in December as ladies football fixtures confirmed
# Christmas Croker
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# Christmas Croker

Two more All-Ireland finals set for Croke Park in December as ladies football fixtures confirmed

Jul 21st 2020, 3:37 PM 2,807 Views 1 Comment

The senior and intermediate deciders will take place at HQ, with the junior showpiece to be played elsewhere two weeks earlier.

# confirmed - Friday 10 July, 2020

Leicester confirm Tuilagi, Noel Reid and three other players have left the club
# Exit Door
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# Exit Door

Leicester confirm Tuilagi, Noel Reid and three other players have left the club

Jul 10th 2020, 8:49 AM 6,967 Views 26 Comments

The once-capped Ireland international joined from Leinster last year.

# confirmed - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Four Republic of Ireland internationals start as Burnley host Sheff Utd

Jul 5th 2020, 11:24 AM 8,090 Views 7 Comments

Both clubs have confirmed their starting teams for the clash at Turf Moor.

# confirmed - Thursday 25 June, 2020

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

Jun 25th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,491 Views 25 Comments

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# confirmed - Friday 5 June, 2020

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 12:41 PM 57,137 Views 65 Comments

It follows a cabinet meeting today.

# confirmed - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world
# Tally
# Tally

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

May 12th 2020, 2:53 PM 28,627 Views 47 Comments

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster

May 12th 2020, 10:15 AM 5,821 Views 30 Comments

Dan McFarland has confirmed his 43-man senior squad for next season.

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