Celtic League title holders Munster have confirmed that Christian Cullen, the Wellington full-back, capped 58 times by the All Blacks, will join them later this year.
Celtic League title holders Munster confirmed this (Wednesday) afternoon that Christian Cullen, the Wellington full-back, capped 58 times by the All Blacks, will join them later this year on a three year contract. Cullen has broken record after record since breaking into the big time back in 1996 when he scored three tries on his debut against Samoa in Napier. He has since become the most capped All Black full back winning 51 of his 58 caps consecutively. He is their leading Test try scorer and earlier this year, playing for the Hurricanes against the Stormers in Wellington he scored two of his side's five tries to become the first player to break the 50 try barrier in Super 12 rugby.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.
Experienced prop Andrew Porter speaks about the Ireland Under-20s' preparations for the World Rugby U-20 Championship and their opening pool encounter with Wales in Manchester later today (kick-off 5.30pm, live on TG4/Sky Sports 1).