Sam Warburton to lead British and Irish Lions in New Zealand tour openerSam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Saturday's tour opener in Whangarei.
May 31, 20:48
Warren Gatland: 'Dylan Hartley still in contention for Lions captaincy'Warren Gatland talks up Dylan Hartley's credentials for the British and Irish Lions captaincy, insisting that the hooker has done a "fantastic" job for England.
Mar 20, 21:31
Rory Best hails "monumental" Ireland performanceIreland captain Rory Best expresses his pride after halting England's record-equalling 18-match winning streak with a 13-9 victory in Dublin.
Mar 18, 22:13
Johnny Sexton returns for Ireland against FranceJohnny Sexton returns to the Ireland starting lineup after a calf injury in one of three changes to the side ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash with France.
Feb 23, 14:16
Ireland without hooker Sean Cronin for Six NationsLeinster confirm that Sean Cronin suffered a high-grade hamstring tear in the win over Zebre, essentially ruling him out of Ireland's upcoming Six Nations campaign.
Jan 16, 17:06
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Rory Best: 'We will take positives from Wales draw'Ireland skipper Rory Best admits that he and his side have mixed feelings having let slip a 13-point advantage before eventually drawing 16-16 with Wales in the Six Nations.
Feb 7, 18:15
Rory Best takes over Ireland captaincyIreland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54
Ireland make two changes for Pool D showdown against FranceIreland make two changes to the side that beat Italy as they prepare for this weekend's Pool D showdown against France in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 9, 14:58
Result: Ireland defeat Italy by seven pointsIreland defeat Italy 16-9 in the Rugby World Cup, with Keith Earls scoring the only try of the match.
Oct 4, 18:35
Seven changes for Ireland against EnglandJoe Schmidt makes seven changes for Ireland's clash with England at Twickenham Stadium.
Sep 3, 18:20
Joe Schmidt concerned by potential Jack McGrath World Cup banJoe Schmidt concedes that prop Jack McGrath deserved his yellow card for kneeing Konstantin Mikautadze in Ireland's defeat to the Barbarians.
May 29, 07:32
Team News: Ireland replace Jamie Heaslip with Jordi Murphy for England Six Nations clashIreland make one change as Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured Jamie Heaslip for Sunday's Six Nations clash against England in Dublin.
Feb 27, 15:33
George Ford warns England to focus on more than just Jonny SextonIreland have many dangerous players and don't just rely on star man Jonny Sexton, warns England fly-half George Ford.
Feb 23, 03:43
Team News: Johnny Sexton returns to Ireland fold in one of two changes for France clashJohnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip will start Ireland's Six Nations encounter against France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend.
Feb 12, 14:46
Result: Ulster beat Scarlets for first victoryUlster pick up their first win of their European Champions Cup campaign by beating the Scarlets 24-9.
Dec 6, 21:38
Ireland centre Jared Payne to miss Australia clashIreland centre Jared Payne is to miss his side's upcoming clash with Australia in Dublin due to a foot injury.
Nov 18, 17:17
Rory Best ruled out of Ireland's South Africa clashIreland's Rugby Foootball Union confirm that hooker Rory Best will play no part in Saturday's visit of South Africa to Dublin.
Nov 6, 01:09
Rory Best ruled out for Ireland against South AfricaIreland hooker Rory Best is to miss Saturday's Test against South Africa due to a calf injury.
Nov 5, 15:05
Rory Best doubtful for Ireland ahead of South Africa internationalIreland's hooker Rory Best is a doubt for their game with South Africa after picking up a calf injury.
Nov 4, 17:00
Rory Best: 'We have to be careful against Saracens'Rory Best warns his Ulster teammates to "play the game, not the occasion" when they face Saracens at Ravenhill.
Apr 5, 15:27
Seven uncapped players in Ireland squad for Six NationsIreland coach Joe Schmidt names seven uncapped players in his provisional 44-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations.
Jan 14, 17:28
Rory Best signs Ulster contract extensionRory Best signs a two-year contract extension with Ulster.
Dec 17, 15:32
Rory Best suffers fractured armUlster confirm that Rory Best suffered a fractured arm during Ireland's dramatic defeat to New Zealand on Sunday.
Nov 25, 15:31
Result: Heartbreak for Ireland against New ZealandIreland are beaten by New Zealand in Dublin with a late try and conversion in an astonishing match this afternoon.
Nov 24, 15:59
Rory Best: 'We were second best'British and Irish Lions hooker Rory Best admits that they deserved to lose against the Brumbies on Tuesday.
Jun 18, 16:28
Team News: British and Irish Lions call up Shane Williams to face BrumbiesThe British & Irish Lions hand Welsh legend Shane Williams a shock call-up for their final warm-up game against the Brumbies.
Jun 16, 00:35
Brian O'Driscoll to captain British and Irish LionsBrian O'Driscoll will captain the British and Irish Lions against Western Force on Wednesday.
Jun 3, 06:43
Brian O'Driscoll backs Rory Best for British and Irish LionsBrian O'Driscoll says that Rory Best can more than compensate for the absence of Dylan Hartley on the British and Irish Lions tour.
May 29, 07:33
Les Kiss delighted for Rory BestIreland head coach Les Kiss says that Rory Best should have been part of the British and Irish Lions' original squad.
May 28, 16:40
Geoff Parling sympathises with Dylan HartleyGeoff Parling says that Rory Best can do a great job replacing Dylan Hartley during the British and Irish Lions tour.
May 28, 07:38
Rory Best: 'British and Irish Lions call up is a massive honour'Rory Best says that getting called up to the British and Irish Lions squad is a massive honour.
May 27, 08:04
Warren Gatland: 'Rory Best can make Lions impact'Warren Gatland says that Rory Best can make an impact after being called up to the British and Irish Lions squad.
May 27, 07:57
Stuart Lancaster: 'Dylan Hartley ban a real shame'England coach Stuart Lancaster admits that Dylan Hartley's ban from British & Irish Lions duty is a "real shame".
May 27, 01:06
Rory Best replaces Dylan Hartley in British & Irish Lions squadIreland and Ulster hooker Rory Best replaces the suspended Dylan Hartley in the British & Irish Lions squad for the upcoming tour of Australia.
May 26, 18:07
Keith Wood: 'British and Irish Lions squad will mainly be Welsh'Former Ireland hooker Keith Wood believes that the British and Irish Lions squad will feature a high proportion of Welsh players.
Apr 28, 13:04
Rory Best: Paddy Jackson "will bounce back" for IrelandRory Best backs Ireland teammate Paddy Jackson to bounce back from his performance against Scotland in the Six Nations.
Mar 1, 15:57
Rory Best: 'We want to end losing run against Wales'Rory Best hopes that Ireland can end Wales's run of three wins against the country when they meet in the Six Nations this afternoon.
Feb 2, 13:30
Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley hit with two-week banNorthampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley is suspended for two weeks after being cited for striking Ulster's Rory Best in the Heineken Cup clash last weekend.
Dec 13, 16:38
Dylan Hartley cited for Rory Best clashNorthampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley will face disciplinary action for striking Ulster's Rory Best during Friday's Heineken Cup clash.
Dec 11, 12:30