IRFU international referees John Lacey and George Clancy will take charge of matches in the upcoming 2015 RBS 6 Nations, while the first game of Ireland's title defence - against Italy in Rome - will be refereed by Pascal Gauzere of France.
The Irish Rugby Football Union today formally announced its intention to submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, both of whom pledged their support for the tournament bid.
RUGBY EUROPE celebrated 80 years since its launch in 1934, at its 93rd General Assembly, held at the headquarters of Societe Generale Banking Group, at La Defense in Paris, last weekend (28/29 November).
The IRFU today issued an open invitation to all male athletes, from all sports, to consider if they have what it takes to be part of the new Irish Rugby Men's Sevens Programme as it confirmed four Talent Identification Days (TID) to be held in locations around Ireland in January 2015.
Tributes are flooding in for Ulster, Ireland and Lions legend Jack Kyle who died peacefully in his sleep overnight on Friday, surrounded by close family members. Here are some of the warm tributes to the much-loved 88-year-old.
For those of us too young to have seen Jack Kyle play, it can be difficult to fathom just how good the legendary out-half was. We do, at least, have some video archive footage to see the Belfast man in full flight for Ireland and the Lions.