Munster close in on signing of tighthead prop Jager from New Zealand

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MUNSTER ARE UNDERSTOOD to be closing in on the signing of tighthead prop Oli Jager, who has been playing with the Crusaders in New Zealand since 2017. The former Ireland U18 international grew up in Kildare...

Ireland Under-20 Team Announced For Australia Match

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Richie Murphy has named his Ireland Under-20 team (sponsored by PwC) for Thursday’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship game against Australia in Paarl (kick-off 11am local...

James Tracy forced to retire from rugby

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby hooker James Tracy has this morning announced he has been forced to retire from professional rugby on medical grounds due to a neck injury he suffered in April 2022.   Despite his...

Fraser McMullen Cup Final Preview: Dublin University v UCC

5 years ago by Ulster Bank League

Tony Smeeth’s Dublin University Under-20s are bidding to become the first team to retain the Fraser McMullen Cup since UCD in 2012. University rivals UCC stand in their way in what promises to be...

Dublin University See Off UCC Challenge To Retain Fraser McMullen Cup

5 years ago by Ulster Bank League

The Dublin University Under-20s produced a spectacular performance at Naas RFC this evening to defeat UCC 41-24 and secure back-to-back Fraser McMullen Cup titles. Backs Paddy Opperman and Louis O’Reilly...

Irish Rugby TV: ‘We Know It’s Going To Be Tough Down There’ – Smeeth

5 years ago by Irish Rugby News

Dublin University director of rugby Tony Smeeth says their Fraser McMullen Cup success is a big boost for the club heading into next Sunday’s All-Ireland League Division 1A semi-final. Their Under-20s...

Ireland name 28-man squad for World Rugby U20 Championship

6 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland have named a 28-man squad for this summer's World Rugby U20 Championships in France. St. Mary's College clubman Caelan Doris, who was awarded a senior contract by Leinster last week, will...

Ireland U20 squad confirmed for World Rugby U20 Championships in Georgia

7 years ago by Irish Rugby

Ireland U20 Head Coach Peter Malone has named the Ireland Under-20 Squad for the World Rugby U20 Championships in Georgia.   There are some new faces in the squad, with U19s players Jordan Duggan,...

Bustling Kildare club on the crest of a wave

7 years ago by Irish Independent

Officially, Naas RFC was formed in 1922 but there were signs and records of rugby in Naas in the late 1800s with a multipurpose sports club by the name of the County Kildare Club forming in 1880.

Naas RFC warm up for new season

7 years ago by Irish Independent

On Friday night last in Naas RFC a team from MU Barnhall played a combined team made up of players from Naas RFC, Kilkenny RFC, Portlaoise RFC and even a player from Dundalk RFC in the first night of the...