Jun 1, 2008: Ireland arrived in Wellington today buoyed by Munster and Leinster's recent successes but minus their captain Brian O'Driscoll, scrum-half Eoin Reddan and full-back Geordan Murphy.
May 19, 2008: The IRFU have announced that former Ireland International Paul McNaughton has been named as the new Ireland Team Manager.
May 19, 2008: Bath Rugby have their last shot at silverware under departing captain Steve Borthwick when they go into their European Challenge Cup final high noon Sunday showdown with Worcester Warriors at Kingsholm, Gloucester.
May 7, 2008: Ireland have confirmed the appointment of Declan Kidney as head coach through to the next World Cup.
Apr 27, 2008: With Toulouse absent on Heineken Cup duty at Twickenham French Top 14 rivals Clermont Auvergne consolidated their position at the top of the league.
Apr 6, 2008: Worcester Warriors and Bath Rugby will have home advantage in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup, to be played on the weekend of 25/26/27 April.
Mar 13, 2008: The appointment of England's World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson onto the Professional Game Board has been welcomed by the players' union as a "significant step forward".
Mar 4, 2008: The members of the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) have held their first quarterly conference of the year in Cape Town, South Africa.
Feb 22, 2008: The International Rugby Board world rankings will be used for the first time to seed teams at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand - with the draw for pool places to take place in December this year.
Jan 28, 2008: ERC, European Challenge Cup organisers, have today confirmed the fixture details for the 2007/2008 European Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
Jan 24, 2008: Clermont Auvergne flanker Alexandre Audebert has received an eight-week ban after being found guilty of foul play during his team's Heineken Cup clash against Munster earlier this month.
Jan 20, 2008: The eight qualifiers from the pool stages and the draw for the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup have been confirmed by ERC.
Jan 19, 2008: Samoan powerhouse Isaac Feaunati scored two tries as Bath eased into the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals at the Recreation Ground.
Jan 18, 2008: Three English clubs will wind up the first stage of their European Challenge Cup campaigns tomorrow with mission already accomplished.
Jan 15, 2008: Let us explain the quarter-finals qualification criteria for this year's European Challenge Cup.
Jan 13, 2008: Referee Rob Debney will not be holidaying in Clermont any time soon after infuriating fans at San Marcel-Michelin Stadium, as his decisions cost the home side, and Munster stormed back into the match.
Jan 13, 2008: Munster hero Ronan O'Gara admitted today's game against Clermont Auvergne was so ``crazy``, he did not even realise his side had won a bonus point.
Jan 12, 2008: Clermont Auvergne are ready to shake things up in this season's Heineken Cup `pool of death' - starting against 2006 European champions Munster.
Jan 12, 2008: Ex-Auckland Blues wing Doug Howlett will start his first Heineken Cup match on Sunday against Clermont Auvergne
Jan 4, 2008: Leading Italian referee Carlo Damasco will be in charge when Brive and Newcastle Falcons clash in Round 5 of the European Challenge Cup, which will be broadcast live by France Televisions and Sky Sports.