Ireland Summer tour. USA and Japan.

While the Lions are busy in New Zealand, the Irish team will be touring to USA and Japan. With two tests against the rugby world cup hosts – and Japan are in Ireland’s group in the world cup, should make for an interesting encounter.

V USA. June 10. 4pm Eastern, 11pm Ireland, 8am New Zealand

V Japan. June 17. 1am E, 6am I, 5pm NZ

V Japan. June 24. 1:40am E, 6:40am I, 5:40pm NZ (First Lions test match is at 7:35pm NZ time)


Source: Eight Uncapped Players In Ireland Summer Tour Squad : Irish Rugby | Official Website

Leinster and Munster Bow out of Europe

Munster fought a valiant battle on Saturday to lose to a dominant Saracens. Munster were overplayed and over coached.
Then on Sunday, Leinster went behind 15-3 and it was too little too late for a comeback against Clermont.

A disappointing two matches for the two Irish powerhouses in what looked like a promising weekend.

Saracens look to repeat as European Champs – Highlights of both matches follow;

ASM Clermont Auvergne v Leinster Rugby

Munster V Saracens

A thrilling encounter between Stade Francais and Bath was a great back and forth battle in the Challenge Cup..



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