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.
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.
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 Emerging Ireland coaches have named their team to face hosts Georgia in the final game of the 2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup. There are nine changes to the starting line-up from Wednesday's 33-7 victory over Uruguay.
Cadbury Boost, the official chocolate bar to the IRFU, has today unveiled their brand new limited edition bar which is now available exclusively in SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE and XL stores nationwide. The leading retail brands are owned and operated by BWG Foods, working in partnership with over 900 independent retailers in communities right across the country.
Emerging Ireland's bonus point victory over Uruguay and a surprise defeat for Georgia against Emerging Italy means that Allen Clarke's men have secured the Tbilisi Cup title with one round remaining. Check out the full Emerging Ireland v Uruguay match video courtesy of the Georgian Rugby Union.
Emerging Ireland coach Allen Clarke speaks about his side's five-try 33-7 win over Uruguay in the Tbilisi Cup and the first half injury to captain Rhys Ruddock. They wrap up the tournament against hosts Georgia on Sunday.
Speaking about the floods that occurred following the Tbilisi Cup's first round, Emerging Ireland team manager Joey Miles said: "A natural event like that, a tragedy like that puts the game of rugby into perspective. We express our regrets to the Georgian people and the Georgian Union for the terrible tragedy that they had."
Emerging Ireland ran in four tries - three of them in the first half - as they opened their World Rugby Tbilisi Cup campaign with a 25-0 victory over Emerging Italy. Check out the full match video courtesy of the Georgian Rugby Union.