Northern Ireland

RUGBY: Rory Best hails Tommy Bowe as a player and a person

Ulster skipper Rory Best has vowed the squad will aim to see Tommy Bowe finish his final season as a professional on a high.

Tommy Bowe runs in for one of his many Ulster tries

RUGBY: The final string to Tommy’s ‘Bowe’

Tommy Bowe has been enjoying a new lease of life this season after making the decision to quit professional rugby at the end of May.

Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale scored two tries in the win over Argentina

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Ireland boss Joe Schmidt impressed with two-try Jacob Stockdale

Joe Schmidt revealed his delight at Jacob Stockdale's two-try breakthrough performance as Ireland saw off Argentina 28-19 in Dublin.

Jacob Stockdale goes over for his first try against Argentina

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY: Try brace from Jacob Stockdale helps Ireland to win over Argentina


Ireland skipper 
Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt

RUGBY: Rory Best insists Irish Rugby is in a stronger place

Skipper Rory Best insists the Ireland squad is in a stronger place now as they look to complete a clean sweep of victories in the November Guinness Test series.

Ireland's Joey Carberry receives medical attention on the pitch before retiring with a suspected broken arm during Saturday's 23-20 win over Fiji in Dublin

RUGBY REACTION: Ireland's Joey Carbery suffers suspected broken arm against Fiji

Joey Carbery suffered a suspected broken arm in Ireland's edgy 23-20 win over Fiji in Dublin.

Darren Sweetnan opens the scoring for Ireland against Fiji

RUGBY: : Ireland tested to limit in narrow win over Fiji


Ulsters Sean Reidy

RUGBY: Ulster’s Sean Reidy called up as cover to Ireland squad

Back-row forwards Sean Reidy and Jordi Murphy have been called into the Ireland squad ahead of Saturday’s game against Fiji at the Aviva Stadium, WRITES RICHARD MULLIGAN.

Irelands Rob Kearney and Dillyn Leyds of South Africa

RUGBY: Fiji are a real threat warns Ireland’s Rob Kearney

Fiji could pose Ireland more problems than South Africa in Dublin on Saturday, Rob Kearney has warned.

South Africa's Lood de Jager pulls Irelands Iain Henderson's jersey

RUGBY: Iain Henderson hailed as a ‘monster” by fellow Ireland lock Devin Toner

Iain Henderson has realised his potential as a true Test match “monster” for Ireland, according to lock partner Devin Toner.


WATCH: Reaction from Ireland try scorer Jacob Stockdale

It has become a habit scoring tries for Ulster for winger, Jacob Stockdale - now he is doing the same for Ireland.

Ireland captain Rory Best steals ball from South Africa

RUGBY REACTION:: Joe Schmidt happy with satisfying Ireland performance in win over South Africa

Head coach Joe Schmidt insisted he had fretted before the contest that Ireland would face the same level of Springboks performance that forced a 25-24 defeat to New Zealand last month.

Ulster duo Rob Herring and Jacob Stockdale who each scored a try for Ireland in the win over South Africa

RUGBY: Record victory for Ireland over South Africa in Dublin

Ireland were too good for South Africa in Dublin, scoring four tries in a convincing 38-3 victory on Saturday.

Ireland's Andrew Conway crosses for a first half try against South Africa in Dublin's Aviva Stadium

RUGBY: Comfortable win for Ireland over South Africa


Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY: Talking points ahead of Ireland against South Africa

Ireland host South Africa in Dublin on Saturday looking to kick-start their autumn Test series with victory in a doubtless bruising encounter.

Doing what he does best, scoring tries - 

Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY COMMENT: Jacob Stockdale continues to grab the headlines

Jacob Stockdale is the one everyone has been talking about since the start of the new season.


WATCH: Ireland captain Rory Best on winger Jacob Stockdale

In-form winger Jacob Stockdale has been the talk ot the town recently.

Stuart McCloskey

RUGBY: Stewart McCloskey up against former Ulster star in battle for Irish places

Ulster centre, Stuart McCloskey, has been rewarded for some powerful displays with a call to the Ireland squad for the November Test series.

Ulster and Ireland winger Jacob Stockdale

RUGBY: Impressive Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale included in Ireland squad

In-form Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has the chance to add to his two Ireland caps during the summer by being included in the Irish panel for next month's Guinness Test series.
Rory Best

RUGBY: Rory Best boost for Ulster and Ireland

International hooker Rory Best could make a return to playing on Sunday with Ulster in the European Champions Cup pool game against La Rochelle.
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