# rugby - Today’s News
The tighthead prop has enjoyed a stellar rise in his brief time with Leinster’s senior squad.
# rugby - Yesterday’s News
The out-half edged Jimmy Gopperth out of the 10 jersey in Northampton and is eager for another start this weekend.
The Irish number eight has been with the Welsh side since last year but is leaving in the summer.
Dr Rod McLoughlin believes there needs to be a culture change to remove inappropriate pressure on concussed players.
The fitness update on Sean O’Brien is slightly more positive.
The plan includes a new city centre campus, facilities at University Hospital Limerick and a team training centre for Munster Rugby.
# rugby - Sunday 8 December, 2013
Gloucester beat Edinburgh in Scotland to stay in touch with Munster in Pool 6.
Racing Métro released a statement announcing the team would not be playing their next home game at Stade de France.
The former Leinster winger was delighted at the stunning victory for Pat Lam’s men against Toulouse.
Pat Lam’s men stunned the four-time European champions to set themselves up for a run at the knock-out stages.
A late try from the French side swung the tie in their favour but the Irish side bounced back.
The winger scored a first-half try but was denied another, late on, after a forward pass.
# rugby - Friday 6 December, 2013
The European fortunes of Ospreys dipped further with a narrow defeat away to Castres.
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is confident the three-time champions can win at Franklin’s Gardens.
The duo last featured together in the Lions’ Third Test victory over Australia this summer.
O’Driscoll starts in an all-Irish XV to face the Northampton Saints tomorrow evening.
Get ready to discover some mind-blowing facts.
The New Zealand native is aiming for a famous Heineken Cup win in France this weekend.
# rugby - Thursday 5 December, 2013
Premiership Rugby stakeholders met today to discuss their future in ERC competitions.
Okay, maybe cute more than intimidating but it’s pretty impressive from a six-year old.
# rugby - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
The Wales coach says he would be keen to take charge of the squad in his homeland in four years’ time.
Check out the dates, times and venues for the fixtures.
# rugby - Tuesday 3 December, 2013
Steve Hansen picks up coach of the year award.
# rugby - Monday 2 December, 2013
Irish rugby star named a Doctor of Arts at National University of Ireland ceremony.
Guess he’ll have to spend more time with one-fifth of the Saturdays, Una Healy then.
# rugby - Sunday 1 December, 2013
Watch, listen, feel inadequate.
The south Dublin GAA club will make a new home in Stradbrook before improvements are made to the ground.
Phil Mack’s score was one of the stand-out moments from an enjoyable weekend at the Dubai Sevens.
The Welsh scrum-half took exception to the Wallaby out-half’s presence in a ruck.
Gifts for all the family this Christmas
As if losing to New Zealand wasn’t bad enough, O’Driscoll also got the heave as Bristol City manager.
Leinster face a stiff test away to Northampton next week and Connacht’s away day in France looks a hopeless task.
# rugby - Saturday 30 November, 2013
“This year of transition will give us enough time to create a new structure,” he added.
# rugby - Friday 29 November, 2013
It’s time for another clear-the-air session, write the Whiff of Cordite experts.
The clash in France is close to confirmed, with the Super Rugby champions set to bring their star All Blacks.
With the English seemingly set to come on board, all looks rosy for the ERC but this battle will resume next year.
# rugby - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Warning – this makes for tough reading for Irish fans.
# rugby - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
Many Irish players had two decent performances but not many made an impact in all three outings.
Only 2 per cent of us believe Atrial Fibrillation is a serious condition, yet it’s responsible for about 30 per cent of strokes.
# rugby - Monday 25 November, 2013
Yesterday was not the first time there was heartbreak for Irish sports fans.
The extra ‘w’s’ signify the All Blacks’ 14 successive wins in 2013.