Ireland's George Clancy and John Lacey will both referee three matches during the pool stages of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The match official appointments for the tournament's opening games were announced by World Rugby today.
Ireland will host the 'Women's Sevens Dublin' at UCD on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. Tournament director Garrett Tubridy and Ireland stars Lucy Mulhall, Jenny Murphy and Louise Galvin speak about their excitement ahead of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series qualifier.
Irish rugby fans will experience the excitement of a major World Rugby Women's Sevens tournament for the first time this August with the announcement that 'Women's Sevens Dublin' will be held in UCD on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.
The Rugby World Cup recently went on a whistle-stop tour of Ireland, taking in all four provinces as rugby fans, both young and old, got up close and personal with the game's most prized piece of silverware. Watch highlights of the tour, including short interviews with Reggie Corrigan, Alain Rolland and Shane Byrne.
Current Ireland stars Ian Madigan and Nora Stapleton joined Alan Kerins (Alan Kerins Projects), Denis Hickie (patron to Gorta-Self Help Africa) and Irish rugby greats Tony Ward and Ollie Campbell in St. Stephen's Green today to launch the unique and historic 'Caps to the Summit' event.
The Ireland management team have named a 45-man training squad which will commence Rugby World Cup preparations at the end of June and play in four Test matches across August and September. Paul O'Connell has been named captain of the squad.
The Irish Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce that it will be providing 400 Euro to clubs who hire coaches to travel to the Aviva Stadium for the GUINNESS Summer Series clashes with Scotland and Wales this August.
Emerging Ireland were crowned Tbilisi Cup champions for the first time last weekend, seeing out a three-match winning run with a runaway 45-12 victory over hosts Georgia. Check out the full Georgia v Emerging Ireland match video courtesy of the Georgian Rugby Union.
The Ireland Women's squad scooped their second successive Plate title at the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series tournament in Malemort, France over the weekend. Check out our photos of the girls in green in action.
Winger Stephen Fitzgerald scored a try in each half as the Ireland Under-20s overcame Scotland to claim seventh spot at the World Rugby U-20 Championship. Check out some photos from Saturday's clash in Viadana.
Coach Allen Clarke and stand-in captain Billy Holland answer questions from the media following Emerging Ireland's 45-12 victory over Georgia in the final round of their successful Tbilisi Cup campaign.
The Ireland Men's Sevens squad got the job done in emphatic fashion in Zagreb, securing the Rugby Europe Division B title with an unblemished record of six wins, 384 points and 60 tries scored and none conceded.
The Ireland Women finished fifth overall after an exciting Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series came to a close in Malemort near Brive today. They secured their second Plate title in as many weeks with a 19-5 final win over the Netherlands.
Already assured of lifting the World Rugby Tbilisi Cup afterwards, Emerging Ireland will aim to make it three wins out of three when they meet the host nation who are smarting from a surprise defeat to Emerging Italy.
The Ireland Under-20s finished their season with a third World Rugby U-20 Championship win, beating Six Nations rivals Scotland 17-9 in a well-contested 7th-8th place play-off in Viadana. The result saw Nigel Carolan's side follow up on their 24-20 pool triumph over the Scots.