Ireland Rugby League coach Mark Aston has included eight members of his 2013 World Cup team in his 21-man squad for the 2015 European Championship.
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A second-half hat-trick from Mick McGrath saw Clontarf come from behind to beat Ballynahinch 38-17 and maintain their winning start to the campaign.
Round-up from Saturday's ties in the Ulster Bank League Divisions 1A and 1B.
Defending Ulster Bank League champions Lansdowne ran out comfortable winners over Young Munster on the opening Saturday of the season.
Former Australia rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has realised his dream of winning a place on the San Francisco 49ers' NFL squad.
An investigation has been launched into the circumstances which caused the abandonment of Ireland's international against Serbia in Belgrade.
Rugby league convert Sam Burgess has been named in England's World Cup squad.
The fixtures for the 2015/16 European Rugby Champions Cup season will be announced on Friday 14 August at 14:00.
Lock Kane Douglas became eligible to play for Australia at the World Cup on Friday when he signed a three-year deal to join the Queensland Reds.
Ireland's rugby league side have named a training squad ahead of their upcoming game against Belgium.
Connacht have signed Ireland rugby league player Api Pewhairangi for next season.
Glasgow deservedly won the Guinness Pro12 title for the first time and became the first Scottish side to win the league with a 31-13 victory over Munster at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.
England have named wings Chris Ashton and David Strettle in a 50-man World Cup training squad that also includes rugby league convert Sam Burgess.
The Guinness Pro12 league has downplayed the possibility of Zebre and Treviso being forced out of the competition after reports that the sides were on the brink of expulsion over an unpaid debt.
Lansdowne edged Clontarf 18-17 to take the Ulster Bank League Division 1A title in an engrossing encounter at the Aviva Stadium.
Sam Cronin admits that defending champions Clontarf face a difficult task as they seek to retain their Ulster Bank League crown against a Lansdowne side that dominated the regular season.
Ireland's rugby league side have announced a series of ground-breaking internationals for 2015.
Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf were the winners of two closely-fought Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals today, as the pair set up an all-Dublin decider on Saturday, 9 May.