Mike McCarthy has announced his intention to leave Connacht Rugby at the end of the current season. Mike's current contract expires in June next year and, following lengthy negotiations, Mike has decided to join Leinster Rugby
Internationals, Keith Earls, Simon Zebo, Ronan O’Gara, Donncha O’Callaghan, Donncha Ryan, and the newest of all, Dave Kilcoyne return to the Munster starting XV for the RaboDirect PRO12 game with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park Stadium on Saturday.
The Leinster team to face Zebre in Saturday evening’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS (KO: 6pm) has been named.
Ulster coach Mark Anscombe has made nine changes for the top-of-the-table RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Scarlets on Sunday (4.00pm, Parc y Scarlets).
The pick of the games in the RaboDirect Round10 will not take place until Sunday, when second placed Scarlets welcome table-topping Ulster to Llanelli. Ulster are the only team with a 100% winning record still intact, although they were held close in their last two games in Italy, but Scarlets, having claimed the scalp of Munster in Cork last weekend, will be anxious to add another Irish Province to their tally.
Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis will not play again this season it was confirmed today.
The Leinster squad stepped up their on-field preparations ahead of this weekend’s RaboDirect PRO12 visit of Zebre to the RDS on Saturday evening (KO: 6pm) with a training session in UCD on Monday afternoon.
The Leinster team to face the Glasgow Warriors in Friday night's RaboDirect PRO12 clash in Scotstoun (KO: 7.35pm) has been named.
Ahead of tonight's RaboDirect PRO12 round 9 clash with Newport Gwent Dragons, there has been one change to the Connacht replacements.
Ireland duo Andrew Trimble and Paul Marshall have been included in the Ulster line up to play Treviso on Friday (kick off 6.05pm GMT).