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New Zealand Rugby working to save Super Rugby Clubs

It's a scary time for all rugby teams during the Coronavirus lockdown with players and coaches having to take massive pay cuts. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced an emergency grant will be made available to New Zealand’s five Super...
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Rugby Australia chief gives update on Ireland’s summer tour

Irish rugby's summer tour of Australia looks "highly unlikely" to go ahead, while England's home match against the same opponents in November is also under threat. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said the side's home games against Ireland and...

Jack Carty warns against trolling and scaremongering on Social Media

Ireland and Connacht Rugby Player & Tackle Your Feelings ambassador, Jack Carty is encouraging people to be supportive and avoid trolling or scaremongering when using social media, especially now following the outbreak of the global pandemic, COVID-19. Tackle Your Feelings...

Heineken Champions Cup Rugby 2019/20 finals postponed

The EPCR Board has reconfirmed the suspension of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments and has furthermore decided to postpone the semi-final matches, as well as the 2020 Marseille finals, which were due to be played...

Irish Rugby players agree to pay cuts and deferrals

The IRFU, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, in agreement and partnership with Rugby Players Ireland and its members, have today agreed a payment deferral model for all employees. These deferrals, based on an equitable sliding scale which ranges from...

Pro14 season suspended indefinitely

The board of Celtic Rugby DAC met by teleconference this week and agreed upon a strict list of criteria that would enable the Championship to recommence. However, no decision on a definitive re-commencement date can be made until four key...

AIL Rugby season to conclude with immediate effect

Irish Rugby has finished the AIL rugby season with immediate effect. It wants give clubs the chance to put plans in place for the 2020/21 season. There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the...

European Rugby quarter-finals postponed

It was always going to happen but European rugby have confirmed the quarter finals are postponed. The Board of European Professional Club Rugby decided that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches will not now be played...

List of sports cancelled due to coronavirus

We have a list of the sports events that have been cancelled due to the coronavirus plus other events that affect Irish athletes abroad. 16 March: CRICKET: Pakistan and Bangladesh postpone a one-day international and a Test match, scheduled for...
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Ian Madigan signs for Ulster Rugby

Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of Ireland fly-half, Ian Madigan, who will join the province in the summer after agreeing terms last month. The 30-year old, who joins the club on a one-year-deal, brings with him a superb range...

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Royal Ascot, if it gets the go-ahead, will be behind closed doors

Ascot Racecourse has announced that for public health and safety reasons the difficult but unavoidable conclusion has been reached that Royal Ascot 2020 (16th -...

Free live Sport on Wednesday – Watch ‘Darts At Home’ at 7:30pm

Free live Sport on Wednesday - Watch 'Darts At Home' at 7:30pm Fans will be able to enjoy PDC stars in live darts action...

‘Ryder Cup won’t happen without fans’ – Padriag Harrington

Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington says the "common consensus" is that the Ryder Cup competition, scheduled to take place from 25-27 Sept 2020 at Whistling Straits...

What does the Premier League suspension mean for UK bookmakers??

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the lives of many people around the world. People’s daily lives have changed drastically over the past...