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Video: Seven of the best tries from the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens over the weekend produced its usual feast of fantastic, open rugby. Here’s the seven best tries of the tournament.

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Video: Seven of the best tries from the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens over the weekend produced its usual feast of fantastic, open rugby. Here’s the seven best tries of the tournament.

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Great pictures from today’s Senior Cup finals in Munster and Leinster

CCC and Blackrock took the honours in Munster and Leinster today, and both games threw up some great pictures.

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Pic: The rather scary cloud that loomed over the Connacht Schools Rugby final today

Marist College won their second consecutive Connacht Schools Senior Rugby final today, under a very ominous cloud.

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Schools Profile: Blackrock College

As part of our build-up to Monday’s Leinster Senior Schools Cup Final, we take a look at the kingpins of Leinster schools rugby, Blackrock College.

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Your schools rugby offload/wedgie combo picture of the week

Rockwell are one game away from three-in-a-row in the Munster Senior Cup after beating St. Munchin’s College yesterday and this pic of the victor’s James Maxwell is just great.

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Video: A superb solo try from the Leinster Senior Cup semi-final

Ahead of the second semi-final today, here’s the standout score from the epic first semi-final of the Leinster Senior Cup.

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One to watch: Sonny Dwyer

Rockwell’s inspirational flanker could win his third Senior Cup medal and lift the trophy for the second consecutive time as captain if the Tipperary school can make in three in a row later this month.

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Schools Rugby PRO-file: Cathal Pendred

Most schools rugby players don’t go on to play the game professionally. Some, like Cathal Pendred, become MMA stars instead.

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Schools Profile: Christian Brothers College Cork

Buoyed by a comprehensive quarter-final win over Glenstal Abbey, CBC Cork, or Christians, are well on course for what would be a whopping 29th Munster Senior Cup success.

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Munster Senior Schools Cup wrap-up

There were eight, but now there are only four sides left in the Munster Schools Senior Cup after the completion of all four quarter-finals this week.

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Schools Profile: Cistercian College Roscrea

After their magnificent victory over favourites Terenure secured a semi-final berth, who’s to say that Roscrea can’t go on and win the first Leinster Senior Cup in their history?

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Video: The opening try in the cracker between Roscrea and Terenure today

By all accounts, today’s meeting between Roscrea and Terenure in Tallaght Stadium was an absolute cracker and this was the first touchdown in what was an almighty upset in the Leinster Senior Cup.

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Video: Brilliant try in the CBC Monkstown v Newbridge game yesterday

It wasn’t enough to win the game in the end, but CBC Monkstown’s Adam Swan scored a helluva try in the Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final against Newbridge yesterday.

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Schools Rugby PRO-file: Paul O’Connell

Coming under the microscope in our Schools Rugby PRO-files this week is Munster, Ireland and Lions legend and former Ard Scoil Rís pupil, the one and only Paul O’Connell.

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One to Watch: Nick Timoney

The blue bloods of the Leinster Schools Rugby world, Blackrock College are rolling again in 2013, led by their powerful No 8, Nick Timoney.

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Schools Profile: St. Munchin’s College

The alma mater of Jerry Flannery, Keith Wood, Keith Earls and Conor Murray amongst others, St. Munchin’s College will be looking to avenge last season’s heartbreaking final defeat this time around.

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One to watch: Sebastian Fromm

So you heard about the German international centre who plays for Clongowes, right?

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Your grassroots rugby picture of the week

We reckon nobody called ‘Mine!’ on this catch attempt between Old Belvedere and Young Munster.

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Schools rugby PRO-files: Malcolm O’Kelly

This week, Malcolm O’Kelly of Leinster, Ireland and the Lions reflects on his days as a schools rugby player with Templeogue College.

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Munster Schools Rugby wrap-up

With the first round over and done with, here’s an update on the state of play in the Munster Schools Senior Cup.

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Schools profile: Clongowes Wood

Winners of two of the last three tournaments and determined to make up for last year’s agonising defeat in the final, can Clongowes win the Leinster Senior Cup for a ninth time this year?

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Powerade One To Watch: Billy Dardis

In a team packed with stars, Terenure College full-back Billy Dardis may be the pick of the bunch.

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School Profile: Terenure College

The favourites for this year’s Leinster Senior Cup have one win under their belts already. Can this side add the 2013 Senior to their 2010 Junior Cup success?

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Hands down the best rugby picture of the year so far

It was a bit of a muddy one when Coláiste Iognáid played Rice College of Westport at the weekend in the Connacht Senior Cup.

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Leinster Senior Cup starts with a win for the favourites

The big one of schools rugby in Leinster kicked off yesterday, and competition favourites Terenure made it over the first hurdle.

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Schools rugby PRO-files: Jerry Flannery

As part of a new series on JOE, we talk to some of rugby’s biggest names and ask them about their time in schools rugby and the influence it had on their career. This week, Jerry Flannery goes under the spotlight.

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