We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 08:26 | 17/2/16

Ireland to meet All Blacks twice


Ireland will play World champions New Zealand twice in November 2016, the IRFU has confirmed.

Joe Schmidt's men will meet the All-Blacks on Saturday, November 5, at Soldier Field in Chicago in a one-off Test match, which is part of the 'The Rugby Weekend'.

Ireland will return to Dublin for their opening Guinness Series fixture against Canada the following weekend before renewing rivalry with the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, November 19.

"There is a huge population in the USA who are proud of their Irish heritage as well as large numbers of Irish who have migrated more recently to live and work in the USA," IRFU CEO Philip Browne commented.

"We know that many of these people are Irish rugby fans and we look forward to seeing them pack out the stadium, alongside some of our passionate travelling fans as we take on the World champions, New Zealand.

"Ireland rugby fans on both sides of the Atlantic will have the opportunity to see their team take on some of the very best sides in World rugby in November 2016."

The match will take place at the 61,500-seater stadium, which is home to the Chicago Bears, and USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville believes the game will help boost the sport's image in America.

"We are looking forward to another fabulous weekend for rugby in the United States with our return to Chicago in November," he said.

"The city and its fans have shown the world how passionate they are about the sport, and we think this weekend will again take the game's popularity to another level."

'The Rugby Weekend' will also see the USA Eagles take on the New Zealand Maori on Friday, November 4 at Toyota Park.

Scarlets crush Munster to win Pro12 title

20:52 | 27/5/17

Scarlets have won the Pro12 title for the second time, and the first time since 2004, with a commanding 46-22 victory over Munster at Aviva Stadium.


Munster were "blitzed", says Zebo

11:24 | Today

Simon Zebo says Munster "got blitzed" in Saturday's 46-24 Pro 12 final defeat to Scarlets in the Aviva Stadium.


Munster unchanged for PRO12 final

12:38 | 26/5/17

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has kept faith with the starting XV that defeated Ospreys for Saturday's Guinness PRO12 final against Scarlets at the A...


Farrell has no concerns over latecomers

09:58 | 26/5/17

Andy Farrell is confident the latecomers to the British and Irish Lions will be ready to get to work when they finally join up with the squad at the weekend.


Best not in favour of Six Nations changes

09:18 | 24/5/17

Rory Best has added his voice to those against the proposal to reduce the Six Nations to five weeks.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.