Connacht Rugby have confirmed that backs coach Conor McPhillips will finish in his role with the province at the end of the current season. The former Connacht back, who played with the province from 2003 to 2008, will take up a role as assistant coach with Bristol.
Dave Kilcoyne scored the crucial try two minutes from time - and captain Tyler Bleyendaal added the conversion - as Munster staged an unlikely comeback victory away to the Ospreys to stay top of the GUINNESS PRO12.
Les Kiss has named a strong Ulster squad for the GUINNESS PRO12 trip to play Zebre at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi on Sunday (kick-off 1.30pm local time/12.30pm Irish time), which will see Tommy Bowe reach a special milestone for the province.
Ulster put in one of their finest displays of the season at Kingspan Stadium, running five tries past fellow top four hopefuls Glasgow Warriors to leapfrog the Scots into fifth place in the GUINNESS PRO12 table.
The Munster Women made it two wins out of two in the IRFU Women's Interpros when they hosted their Connacht counterparts at Irish Independent Park. Munster hold a two-point lead at the top of the table ahead of next Saturday's final round clash with second-placed Leinster.
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The eagerly-awaited 2015/16 IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship begins this weekend. Niamh Briggs and Lesley Megarity, the respective new Munster and Ulster captains, previewed the competition with Irish Rugby TV.
The opening fixtures this Saturday see defending champions Munster clashing with Connacht at the Sportsground and Leinster, last year's runners-up, face Ulster at Portadown RFC. Both games kick off at 3pm.
The eagerly-awaited 2015/16 IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship begins this weekend. Newly-appointed Leinster captain Ailis Egan and her Connacht counterpart Ruth O'Reilly spoke to Irish Rugby TV about the competition and facing each other in the scrum.
The opening fixtures this Saturday see defending champions Munster clashing with Connacht at the Sportsground and Leinster, last year's runners-up, face Ulster at Portadown RFC. Both games kick off at 3pm. See http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/women/interpro.php for more Championship details.
After releasing details of the Leinster Academy panel for 2015/16, Academy manager and former Ireland international Girvan Dempsey spoke of his excitement about the new emerging talent and the players who are graduating to the professional ranks.
Mick McGrath is one of the latest players to make the step up from Ulster Bank League rugby to the professional game. The young Leinster winger has scored tries against Cardiff and Edinburgh so far this season.
Speaking to Rob Murphy after Connacht's PRO12 victory over the Dragons, head coach Pat Lam said: "There are some things to learn from, but we're pleased to start with a win. When you consider nine in that starting group are under 23, it's good to see some of those talented guys get a chance - particularly the new ones."
Fresh from launching the new 'Give it a Try - Girls Minis' initiative aimed at geting more girls playing rugby, Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton previews the Women's Interprovincial Championship which kicks off this weekend in Galway and Belfast.
Irish Rugby TV ventured west to cover the launch of Mazda's continued support of Connacht Rugby. We hear from new arrival and Mazda Ambassador Mils Muliaina, Kieran Marmion, Jake Heenan and former captain Gavin Duffy.
Looking forward to the new GUINNESS PRO12 season, Connacht captain John Muldoon said: "We've a lot of younger guys who have big years ahead of them and a few big name signings who will hopefully be able to fit into the system and work hard among the ethos of Connacht Rugby."