All the Senior rugby results and scorers from the weekend just past
Celtic League:Llanelli Scarlets 37 (Tries: Selley, Watkins, A. Thomas, Taylor, Evans. Cons: I. Thomas 2, Evans. Pens: I. Thomas, Evans) Edinburgh 16 (Tries: Southwell. Cons: Paterson. Pens: Paterson 3) Ulster 24 (Tries: Cunningham, Maggs, Feather. Cons: Humphreys 3. Pens:Humphreys) Neath-Swansea Ospreys 37 (Tries: S. Williams, Bishop, Tiueti, Parker. Cons: Henson 4. Pens: Henson 2. Drop Goals: Henson) Leinster Senior Cup:Section A:Blackrock College 17 (A. Pinto 2 tries, R. McCormick try, C. Kilroy con) Bective Rangers 20 (K. Becker 2 tries, F. Campion 2 pens, 2 cons). Suttonians 16 (D.Walsh try, J. O'Neill 3 pens, con) Greystones 15 (D. McKechnie try, pen, con, C. O'Sullivan try) Section B:Wanderers 0St. Mary's College 71 (G. Crawford, R. Murphy 2 tries each, B. Lynn try, 8 cons, J.Sexton, S. Gibney, D. Clare, G. Logan, B. O'Donoghue, D. Hughes try each) Section C:Barnhall 22 (R. Vamiso, E. Burke, G. Browne, try each, R. Gregg pen, 2 cons) Seapoint 15 (B. Keegan 4 pens, C. Dundon dr. goal) Section D:Monkstown 27 Tabbert, I. Bloomer, M. Knofflock, E. Murphy try each; D. Kilbride pen, 2 cons) Naas 26 (K. O'Toole, M. Farragher, B. Fitzgerald, D. O'Meara try each; D. Lenihan 3 cons) Terenure College 66 (M. Sheridan, S. King, K. Mahony 2 tries each; R. Governey try, 8 cons; K. Coleman, D. Cazabon, A. Dunlop try each) Skerries 0UCD 14 (N. Coughlan, R. McCarron try each; M. Hastings 2 cons) Lansdowne 29 (A. Tallon try, pen, 3 cons; R. McCarthy, M.Nathan, M. Quinn try each) Munster Senior League:Garryowen 35 (P. Humphreys 2 tries, T. Lyons, D. Heaton, R. Henderson try each, G. Hurley con, M. Prendergast 2 pens, con) Clonakilty 8 (N. O'Sullivan try, G. Gribb pen)
Shannon 51 (J. Lacey, I. Dowling 2 tries each, J. Blaney, G. Murray try each, T. Cregan try, 2 pens, 5 cons) Young Munster 3 (E. Buckley pen) UL Bohemians 32 (B. O'Connell, A. Hartigan try each, G. Garvey 2 tries, B. Martin try, pen, 2 cons) Sunday's Well 11 (A. Finn try, J. Lynch 2 pens) Cork Constitution 28 (D. O'Brien 2 tries, J. Kelly try, B. Keeshan con, P. McCarthy 3 pens, con) Waterpark 6 (J. Lillis 2 pens) Dolphin 16 (B. Sheahan, T. O'Leary try each, J. O'Mahoney 2 pens) Highfield 19 (T. Curran, D. Buckley-Barry try each, C. Quaid try, 2 cons) Midleton 12 (E. Ronan 3 pens, J. Hitchmough pen) Bruff 15 (A. Bourke, R. Moore try each, M. Lynch pen, con) Ulster Senior League:Ards 29 (K. Heaslip 2 tries, A. Park, H. Jones try each, A. Derwin pen, 3 cons) Dungannon 26 (P. Magee 2 tries, R. Stafford, A. Fitzpatrick try each, G. Hogg 3 cons) Ballymena 67 (O. Edwards 3 tries, A. Trimble 2 tries, D. O'Hara. D. Kane, J. Kelly, S. Young, R. Kernaghan try each, A. Larkin try, 6 cons) City of Derry 10 (G. McCarter try, pen, con) Ballynahinch 17 (M. McCormack, D. Harris try each, J. Callaghan pen, 2 cons) Harlequins 47 (G. Brown, I. Humphreys 2 tries each, J. Lowe, J. Poole, R. Spee try each, M. Sweetman 6 cons) Portadown 8 (M. Stevens try, B. Gribben pen) Malone 21 (O. Becker, J. Amos try each, G. Fry 3 pens, con) Queens 17 (M. Rainey, J. Reaney, R. Hall try each, J. Nicholl con) Instonians 25 (M. Hill 2 tries, A. McKinley try, S. Flynn 2 pens, 2 cons) Connacht Senior League:Ballina 14 (I. Thornton, S. Phillips try each, D. Newman 2 cons) Galwegians 41 (H. Bourke 3 tries, B. O'Sullivantry, 2 cons, A. Conboy, R. Hogan, J. Burke try each, J. Littleton con) Connemara 17 (M. Foyle try, dr. goal, G. Conroy 3 pens) Buccaneers 16 (P. O'Sullivan try, J. Meagher 2 pens, con, C. Glynn pen)
The Ireland Women's team played their first ever November Test match at the Twickenham Stoop last Saturday. We take a look back at the journey as Ireland capped nine new players in a rain-swept London.
Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney said that despite an 8-3 loss to England in their autumn international, the team put in an 'outstanding' effort and to get nine new caps on the pitch is 'a massive boost'.
Head coach Tom Tierney spoke to Irish Rugby TV about the Ireland Women's historic November international clash with England on Saturday. Ireland have eleven new caps in the squad as they build towards the Six Nations.
Ireland Women's second row Sophie Spence talks to Irish Rugby TV about being nominated for the World Rugby Women's Player of the Year honour. The winner will be announced at the World Rugby Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on Sunday.
There are three enforced changes to the Ireland team to play Argentina, with Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy and Chris Henry all coming in up front. Watch as head coach Joe Schmidt announces the side for the quarter-final and flanker Henry talks about his inclusion.
Previewing Ireland's quarter-final clash with Argentina, hooker Rory Best said: "We've trained well and prepared well. It's a massive game. For us, it's going to need another step up from where we were last week against France. I think that's exciting. As a player, you want to be pushed to the end of your ability and there's no doubt Argentina will do that."
Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney, scrum coach Derek Dowling and captain Niamh Briggs talk about their open training session at Kingspan Stadium and preparations for next month's clash with England and the 2016 Women's Six Nations.
'It's a quiet presence that takes up a lot of space' - Joe Schmidt spoke today about the impact of losing Paul O'Connell and his inspirational role in the Ireland squad. The head coach also commented on the incredible contribution of Jared Payne and Peter O'Mahony.
Robbie Henshaw, who starred in the centre against France, talks about Paul O'Connell's influence on him, calling the Limerick man a 'true inspirational leader' and 'a massive loss' to the Ireland squad following his tournament-ending hamstring injury.
Ireland team manager Michael Kearney issues an update on the injuries suffered by Peter O'Mahony, Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton, while full-back Rob Kearney reflects on the 24-9 pool win over France.