Irish Rugby TV was at the launch of the GUINNESS PRO12 and we caught up with Jamie Heaslip, Pat Lam, John Muldoon, Matt O'Connor and Rory Sheridan of Diageo as the new sponsor gets ready to kick off an exciting season.
The Irish Rugby Football Union are aiming to capitalise on the success and interest in the recent Women's Rugby World Cup by supporting anyone who wants to develop girls minis rugby teams across the country with the launch of a new initiative - 'Give it a Try - Girls minis'.
Gloucester ran in six tries on their way to recording a 45-8 victory over Munster at Kingsholm this afternoon. It was a day for new combinations for the province, a new coaching ticket, a new kit and debuts for eleven of Munster's young guns.
A new-look Ulster, with four new signings and three Academy graduates in the starting line-up, fell just short against Exeter Chiefs in tonight's pre-season friendly at Kingspan Stadium, with Rory Scholes claiming a brace of tries and South African back Louis Ludik touching down on his debut.
A mix of new signings, established players and talented Academy prospects will line out for Ulster in the province's pre-season match against Exeter Chiefs tomorrow night at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 19:30).
Leinster Rugby have this morning introduced their coaching team for the season ahead in the Tallaght Stadium, the venue for their upcoming Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly against Ulster on Saturday, 30th August.
Three Irish players were named in the Women's Rugby World Cup dream team that was announced yesterday. Fullback Niamg Briggs, lock Marie Louise Reilly and hooker Gill Bourke were all named in the side that was voted for by fans.