Published: 10:32 | 12/5/21

Cooney to miss Leinster date


Ulster scrum-half John Cooney will miss his side's trip to the RDS to face Leinster this Friday (LIVE on eir sport 1 from 8pm) as he continues to recover from a neck injury.

The former Leinster man sustained the injury in the Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Leicester Tigers a fortnight ago and is yet to return to full fitness.

His absence is likely to mean a start for either former All Black Alby Mathewson or Dave Shanahan. 

Following defeats in their opening two Rainbow Cup games, Ulster are unlikely to make the final but will be keen to put one over on their inter-provincial rivals.

Dan McFarland will also be without Kieran Treadwell after the lock sustained an ankle injury in training.

Back row Marcus Rea is a major doubt as he follows return-to-play protocols following the concussion he suffered in the defeat to Munster last weekend.

Image: Sportsfile

***See EIGHT Rainbow Cup games LIVE this weekend on eir sport.

Toulon complete Roux signing

17:19 | 14/6/21

Top 14 side Toulon have completed the signing of former Connacht lock Quinn Roux on a two-year deal.


Ulster pull out of Nakarawa deal

14:15 | 10/6/21

Ulster have pulled out of a proposed deal to sign Glasgow Warriors forward Leone Nakarawa following an issue with his medical.


Carolan joins Glasgow coaching team

09:40 | 22/6/21

Former Connacht assistant coach Nigel Carolan been appointed the new attack coach at Glasgow Warriors, the club has announced.


Coetzee not taking things for granted

15:22 | 17/6/21

Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee has warned his teammates against complacency as they prepare to face Benetton in Saturday's PRO14 Rainbow Cup Final, live on eir s...


Gavin Coombes wins Munster accolade

11:09 | 18/6/21

Gavin Coombes has been named Munster Rugby Men’s Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season.

Top Stories


Watch PFL 6 LIVE this Friday on eir sport

09:51 | 21/6/21

Join us for LIVE coverage of PFL 6 from Atlantic City this Friday on eir sport 1 from 11pm.


Coach expecting even more from Harrison

10:09 | 22/6/21

Double Olympic champion Kayla Harrison may be fighting at lightweight this season, but her coach is expecting even more from her when she eventually drops down ...


What’s in the eir sport pack?

We’ve got heart-stopping action, with Guinness PRO14 , SSE Airtricity League, FA Cup, Allianz Leagues GAA, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Masters golf and more...