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Women’s World Cup to expand to 16 teams

World Rugby has confirmed that the women’s edition of the Rugby World Cup will expand to 16 teams from 2025 onwards. Women’s edition of the Rugby World Cup to increase from 12 to 16…Continue readingWomen’s World Cup to expand to 16 teams

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup Georgia Men International Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland 23 Georgia 10

Ireland scrapped to a 23 – 10 win against Georgia in the Autumn Nations Cup at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Billy Burns and Hugo Keenan both crossed, either side of a try…Continue readingAutumn Nations Cup: Ireland 23 Georgia 10

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup Georgia Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Georgia.

The teams are up for the final Pool A match in the Nations Cup featuring Ireland and Georgia. The match, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, kicks off a 14:00 on Sunday evening, 29th November…Continue readingAutumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Georgia.

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Queen's University Belfast RFC

HSL supports Queen’s Rugby to boost breast cancer awareness

Joining the elite athletes of Queen’s University Belfast women’s rugby club to round out Breast Cancer Awareness Month, leading supplier of specialist diagnostic equipment Hospital Services Limited (HSL) has announced a sponsorship which will…Continue readingHSL supports Queen’s Rugby to boost breast cancer awareness

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: 2020 Six Nations Wrap

The Women’s 2020 Six Nations was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign was paused on the 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. An attempt was made to complete the competition…Continue readingIreland Women: 2020 Six Nations Wrap

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup England Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: England 18 Ireland 7

The Nations Cup progressed yesterday afternoon with England producing a dominant performance against Ireland at Twickenham. The lack of atmosphere gave the occasion the feel of a trials match and the teams responded accordingly.…Continue readingAutumn Nations Cup: England 18 Ireland 7

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup England Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for England v Ireland.

The second round of the Autumn Nations Cup takes place this weekend after a fairly sedate start last week. You can catch up with the fixtures, results and our associated coverage here and there…Continue readingAutumn Nations Cup: Teams up for England v Ireland.

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup International Rugby Men Ireland Men Wales Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Ireland 32 Wales 9

Ireland kicked off their Nations Cup campaign with a convincing win against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Friday evening. Neither side created much, in a drab match, but Ireland managed to get over…Continue readingAutumn Nations Cup: Ireland 32 Wales 9

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2020-21 Autumn Nations Cup International Rugby Men Ireland Men Wales Men

Autumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

It’s a crazy old world at the minute and the unique circumstances, we find ourselves in, have seen the formation of the Autumn Nations Cup as an extension of the, only just completed, Six…Continue readingAutumn Nations Cup: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

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2020-21 Cardiff Blues PRO14 Provincial Rugby Men Ulster Rugby

PRO14: Teams up for Cardiff v Ulster

It’s been a while since I’ve had to do an Ulster match preview as I’ve been concentrating on our Club and Schools output in recent seasons. However, our regular contributor for the PRO14 is…Continue readingPRO14: Teams up for Cardiff v Ulster

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2019-20 France Men International Rugby Men Ireland Men Six Nations

Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v France

The teams have been announced for “Le Crunch” as Ireland travel to Paris for the final round of the 2019 – 20 Six Nations. They may be seven months behind schedule but the Six…Continue readingSix Nations: Teams up for Ireland v France

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2019-20 International Rugby Men Ireland Men Italy Men Six Nations

Six Nations: Ireland 50 Italy 17

Ireland overpowered Italy to record a bonus point win and take control of the Six Nations, setting up a Super Saturday finish next weekend in this prolonged competition. Sat 31st Oct RD5 Wales Scotland…Continue readingSix Nations: Ireland 50 Italy 17

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2020-21 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Italy Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for the refixed Six Nations fourth round match between Ireland and Italy. The match will take place at Donnybrook on Saturday evening. Kick off 18:30. It will be broadcast…Continue readingIreland Women: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

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2019-20 International Rugby Men Ireland Men Italy Men Six Nations

Ireland Men: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for Saturdays rescheduled 2020 Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy. The match will be played behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium but it will be broadcast live…Continue readingIreland Men: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Malone RFC Rainey Old Boys RFC

Club Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1

On Saturday Rainey entertained Malone in a Community Series Ulster Conference 1 game at Hattricks Park, Magherafelt. For over 30 minutes defences dominated proceedings, before a Jules Storey try after 34 minutes, converted by…Continue readingClub Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Dungannon RFC Omagh Academicals RFC

Club Men: Omagh Academicals 10 Dungannon 13 Community Series U2

Omagh Academicals entertained their “near neighbours” Dungannon in an Ulster Conference 2 match in the Community Series on Saturday afternoon. There was no score in the first quarter which Dungannon just about edged. However…Continue readingClub Men: Omagh Academicals 10 Dungannon 13 Community Series U2

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2020-21 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series Queen's University Belfast RFC

Club Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.

It was a much changed Ballynahinch side that took the pitch for an Community Series Ulster Conference 1 game against Queens at Ballymacarn Park. Report and images by Bob Given. For the first 30…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Old Belvedere RFC (W) Wicklow RFC

Club Women: Old Belvedere 48 Wicklow 3 Community Series LW.

Old Belvedere Women welcomed AIL newcomers Wicklow to the Ollie Campbell Park on Saturday evening for community Series match in the Leinster Conference. Wicklow produced a determined first half performance making the D4 Dutchess’…Continue readingClub Women: Old Belvedere 48 Wicklow 3 Community Series LW.

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Old Belvedere RFC (M) Old Wesley RFC

Club Men: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18 Community Series L1

Old Wesley entertained near neighbours Old Belvedere on Saturday afternoon at Donnybrook with the home staging a second half revival to take the game. Wesley started strongly and they controlled much of the territory…Continue readingClub Men: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18 Community Series L1

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2020-21 Ballymena RFC Bangor RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series

Club Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2

Saturday 10th October 2020 saw Ballymena Rugby Football club travel to Upritchard Park, Bangor to take on Bangor Rugby Football Club in the Community Series. Bangor opened the scoring early with a try inside…Continue readingClub Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series

Club Women: Community Series Week 2 Preview.

UL Bohemian kicked of the Women’s Community Series last Friday night with a big win against Shannon LIT in the Munster Conference. The Leinster conference kicked in on Saturday with Railway Union and Blackrock…Continue readingClub Women: Community Series Week 2 Preview.

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series

Club Men. Community Series Week 3 Preview

There was only one fixture completed in the Ulster Conference Division 1 in Week 2 with City of Armagh moving to the top of the league after a last minute win against Ballynahinch. Division…Continue readingClub Men. Community Series Week 3 Preview

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Wicklow RFC

Club Women: Wicklow Women Get Ready To Return to Rugby

We made our first visit to Ashtown Lane, home of Wicklow RFC, a few week’s to catch up with one of this season’s new teams in the Women’s All Ireland League. Wicklow’s debut in…Continue readingClub Women: Wicklow Women Get Ready To Return to Rugby

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Cooke RFC Malone RFC

Club Women: Malone 0 Cooke 26 Community Series U1

Malone Women met Cooke Women on a rainy Sunday lunchtime in the first round of the Women’s Community Series games. From kick off Cooke took it to Malone with a series of forward drive…Continue readingClub Women: Malone 0 Cooke 26 Community Series U1