In a boost for the profile of a range of World Rugby tournaments, Eir Sport has been named as rights-holding broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland for Rugby World Cup 2019, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 and other key events.
Former IRFU international referee Alain Rolland has been named World Rugby's High Performance 15s Match Officials Manager to replace Joël Jutge, who decided to stand down after four successful years in the role.
The First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA, and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA, yesterday welcomed Ireland's Rugby World Cup 2023 Oversight Board to Belfast. A full board meeting was held at Kingspan Stadium as part of the ongoing preparation of the bid.
Ireland were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup by a stunning quarter-final performance from Argentina who emerged as convincing 23-point winners in Cardiff. Check out highlights of today's last-eight encounter.