Leinster chalked up their second successive win under new head coach Leo Cullen when they hosted English Championship outfit Moseley at Donnybrook on Friday night. Check out our photos from the pre-season friendly.
Reigning IRFU Women's Interprovincial champions Munster and 2014 winners Leinster continued their winning ways in this season's tournament to set up a winner-takes-all clash for the title next weekend, writes Kate Rowan.
To borrow golfing parlance, today is 'moving day' in the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship. Can Connacht and Ulster bounce back from their opening weekend defeats, or will Munster and Leinster keep on track to set up a title decider at Thomond Park next Saturday?
Isa Nacewa has been handed his first start since returning to Leinster, featuring at full-back against Moseley RFC at Donnybrook on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm). Head coach Leo Cullen has made ten changes to the team that won away to Ulster last weekend.
There were some new faces at today's GUINNESS PRO12 season launch in London, including newly-appointed Leinster head coach Leo Cullen and stand-in captain Kevin McLaughlin. Check out some photos from the event at Diageo headquarters.
As stars of Ireland's Six Nations-winning campaign were shining at the Women's Sevens Dublin tournament, there were also stellar performances from fellow internationals such as Ireland captain Niamh Briggs, Ailis Egan and Sophie Spence in the fifteen-a-side game in the opening round of the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship. Kate Rowan reviews the action.
Portadown RFC and the Sportsground in Galway play host to the two opening fixtures of this season's IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship as Ulster entertain Leinster and Connacht tackle defending champions Munster. Kate Rowan previews Saturday's games.
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.
The 2015/16 European Champions Cup will kick off in style when Leicester Tigers host Stade Francais in a mouthwatering round 1 clash at Welford Road on Friday, November 13. The Pool 4 meeting of the two-time winners and the reigning Top 14 champions - live on BT Sport - is just one of a number of heavyweight confrontations scheduled for the opening weekend of Europe's elite club tournament.
The provinces have been busy both on and off the pitch in recent weeks, with the new GUINNESS PRO12 season now just weeks away. Check out some photos from the four camps, courtesy of Inpho Photography and Dickson Digital.
The 2015/16 GUINNESS PRO12 campaign will kick off on Friday, September 4 with last season's beaten semi-finalists - Ulster and the Ospreys - going head-to-head at Kingspan Stadium, and Leinster visiting Edinburgh.
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.
Leinster have relinquished their GUINNESS PRO12 crown this season and one of the main reasons behind their failure to reach the play-offs is their disappointing away form. They have one final chance to win on the road when visiting Edinburgh at the home of Scottish rugby.