Autumn Nations Cup
Autumn Nations Cup
Fly-half Billy Burns has been handed a first start for Ireland as they take on Georgia in their final Autumn Nations Cup Group A clash in Dublin on Sunday, while uncapped centre Shane Daly has been included on the bench.
Jonny May scored twice, including one of the all-time great individual Twickenham tries, as a dominant England overwhelmed an inexperienced Ireland 18-7 on Saturday to make it two wins out of two in the Nations Cup.
Johnny Sexton's understudy at Leinster, Ross Byrne, will start in place of the injured Ireland captain in Saturday's clash with England as coach Andy Farrell made four changes from his side's opening Autumn Nations Cup win over Wales.
England flanker Jack Willis got a close-up view of how coach Eddie Jones operates on Tuesday when, days after scoring a try on debut in a 40-0 win over Georgia, the Premiership player of the year was omitted from a 25-man squad.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton and centre Robbie Henshaw will miss Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup clash with England through injury, a major blow for Andy Farrell's side ahead of the potential Pool A decider.
Wales made a single change to their team for Friday's start of the new Autumn Nations Cup away against Ireland despite losing their last five matches.
New Zealand-born wing James Lowe will make his much anticipated Ireland debut in Friday's Autumn Nations Cup opener against Wales as Andy Farrell's men look to bounce back from a disappointing end to the Six Nations.
France produced some brilliant rugby but came up just short in the Six Nations as their 35-27 victory over Ireland was not enough to leapfrog champions England into top spot on Saturday.
It took 273 days from start to finish to crown the 2020 Six Nations champions. England's name eventually sits next door to this year's championship, but the story of how we got to this bizarre, prolonged completion is unlikely to be repeated.
Gael Fickou will be shifted from centre to the wing to make up for the absence of the injured Teddy Thomas as France look to win the Six Nations for the first time in 10 years when they take on Ireland on Saturday.
Ireland can mark Healy's milestone with a bonus-point victory that would ensure they win the Six Nations crown at the expense of second-placed England.
Ireland centre Garry Ringrose will be out for the rest of the year after suffering a broken jaw in the Six Nations win over Italy at the weekend, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Monday.
Ireland overwhelmed Italy 50-17 in an empty Aviva Stadium on Saturday to bring the long-delayed 2020 Six Nations championship back.
Will Connors and Hugo Keenan have been handed Ireland debuts as coach Andy Farrell on Wednesday included them in the starting lineup for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Italy at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has included uncapped Leinster players Ryan Baird, Ed Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park among his 35-man squad for their two remaining Six Nations games this month.
The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will take place in Paris on Dec. 14 using seedings based on the world rankings taken after last year's tournament, organisers said on Friday.
England have been drawn in the same group with Wales, Ireland and Georgia for the new Autumn Cup which will start in November.
World Rugby remains hopeful of achieving global calendar change for 2021 after a meeting of key stakeholders took place on Monday.
World Rugby has announced the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup in France aimed at promoting a "genuine opportunity" for all unions, the game's global body said on Monday.
Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.
Munster prop James Cronin has been banned for a month after committing an unintentional doping violation due to a mix-up at a pharmacy, EPCR said in a statement on Monday.
The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.
All Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) employees will take a 10% to 50% pay deferral to help the organisation save money, it announced on Friday.
The 2020 Six Nations came to an unexpected end but James Harrington brings you this year's Fantasy Rugby team of the tournament.
The French Rugby Federation has suspended all of its competitions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.