‘If Israel Folau doesn’t want to be involved in a sport that’s inclusive then he should go find another sport’

A former teammate of Israel Folau has said it is time for the player “to be moved on”.

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Rugby Australia and New South Wales confirm meeting with Folau; say position is ‘unchanged’

Rugby Australia and New South Wales have said their position regarding Israel Folau is “unchanged” following a meeting with the fullback.

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Connacht’s Eoin Griffin and Conor McKeon to retire from rugby

Connacht’s Eoin Griffin and Conor McKeon have announced their retirements from rugby at the end of this season.

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Iain Henderson back in Ulster team for crucial Pro14 clash

Dan McFarland has made three changes as Ulster bid to get back to winning ways away to Edinburgh.

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Munster make 11 changes as Van Graan rotates squad

Three Academy players are included in the squad.

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Munster winger Ronan O’Mahony forced to retire from rugby

The winger broke his leg and dislocated his ankle in a 2017 game against Treviso and has been advised to retire from professional rugby.

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Ulster’s Will Addison out for the season following back surgery

Ulster confirmed that Addison had recently undergone back surgery and it “is hoped that he will return to full fitness for pre-season.”

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Johnny Sexton could return from injury this weekend

Sexton will hope to regain match fitness ahead of the Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse.

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Van Graan signs two-year extension as Munster coach

“Coming to Munster I wanted to become part of the community, and every day I get to experience that sense of belonging with my family and I settled in from the very beginning.”

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Last-gasp try gives Benetton draw at Leinster

Benetton Rugby earned a 27-27 Guinness PRO14 draw with Leinster in Dublin as Tommaso Allan landed the levelling conversion of Fijian winger Iliesa Ratuva’s last-minute try.

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Connacht edge past Zebre in low-scoring game

Connacht consolidated third place in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 with a hard-fought 6-5 win over Zebre in Parma.

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Connacht make raft of changes for Zebre clash

Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend has made a host of changes to the side that lost to Sale Sharks in the European Challenge Cup Quarter Final last weekend.

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Luke McGrath to captain Leinster in Benetton game

Leo Cullen has named his team for Leinster’s PRO14 clash with Benetton at the RDS Arena tomorrow night.

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Rugby Supporters of the Year awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Virgin Media Sports Supporter’s Player of the Year Award has been revealed.

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Ulster announce team for Pro14 Glasgow clash

Ulster have announced their starting XV to take on Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium.

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Munster name team for final home game in Cork

Munster have named their starting team for the Pro14 clash with Cardiff in Musgrave Park.

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Murray: Ref got controversial Tadhg Beirne call right

Conor Murray admits that there was a touch of the theatrical to Tadhg Beirne in Edinburgh last weekend.

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‘One of Ulster’s finest ever centres’ Darren Cave to retire at end of the season

Ulster centre Darren Cave has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season.

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O’Driscoll: Beirne ‘milking’ penalty ‘not a good look for our game’

Brian O’Driscoll has said the manner in which Tadhg Beirne won a penalty for Munster in the Champions Cup quarter-final is “not a good look” for rugby.

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‘The scan yesterday couldn’t have been a lot better’: Rory Best eases injury concerns

Rory Best is as happy as a man wearing a moon boot can be.

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