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Liam Heagney

A seasoned rugby journalist, Liam hails from Limerick and has covered World Cups, Lions tours, Six Nations Championships and European Cup campaigns since 2000. He became a content editor at RugbyPass in 2019 after joining from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday in Ireland.

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Interview

The Test rookie touted by Conrad Smith for All Blacks selection

The 42-year-old told RugbyPass that he has been following the Super Rugby Pacific season closely and wants the uncapped Billy Proc…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 14:02

Georgia U20s repeat 2023's heroics, beating England to share series

Defeat 12 months ago ultimately didn’t hamper Mark Mapletoft’s side as they progressed through their pool in South Africa to m…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 12:32

Gus Warr one of 10 uncapped players in 37-strong Scotland tour squad

The dual-qualified half-back had been touted for a potential call-up by Steve Borthwick’s England, but that hasn’t materialise…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 8:32

Titans statement: Wallabies' Carter Gordon quits union for NRL

Last weekend’s Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final loss at the Hurricanes was Carter’s last match for the Melbourne Rebels as th…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 3:33
Analysis

Where are they now? The 2017/18 Northampton senior academy

It was post-game last Saturday at Twickenham when Phil Dowson paid tribute to the foundation laid at Northampton by Chris Boyd, wh…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 6:01

Watch: Courtney Lawes' final Northampton dressing room speech

The Test-level retired England forward is joining Brive in the Pro D2 in France next season and the 35-year-old signed off on his …

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 4:06

Soyaux-Angouleme confirm the signing of ex-England winger Jonny May

The out-of-contract Gloucester winger was originally touted for a second-tier switch across the Channel on June 1 when Fissler Con…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
11 Jun 2024, 12:04

Ex-England player's theory about why Ted Hill hasn't made tour squad

The impact of the 25-year-old back-rower was one of the prime reasons why Bath reached the league final and came so agonisingly cl…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
11 Jun 2024, 6:40

George Hendy: 'Tom James is not a happy man with me at the moment'

Saints were trailing 18-21 when Hendy, who had come on for Burger Odendaal and was soon at fault for the game-levelling Bath try s…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
11 Jun 2024, 7:59

England U20s change 12 for their rematch with Georgia in Tbilisi

The English are in Eastern Europe for a two-match rehearsal ahead of the upcoming Junior World Championship in Cape Town.

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
11 Jun 2024, 10:52

Jonny May poised to officially name his new French club – report

It was June 1 when RugbyPass reported that the Pro D2 club were interested in the 34-year-old who retired from Test rugby followin…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
11 Jun 2024, 8:37

Why Alex Waller's career ended 'pretending I needed the toilet'

There were 52 minutes gone when Northampton decided to make a change at loosehead, swapping the starting Waller for replacement Em…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
11 Jun 2024, 4:44

RFU statement: George Ford ruled out of England tour

Ford was expected to be named on Monday in the official tour squad along with fellow out-halves Marcus Smith and Fin Smith, but th…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
09 Jun 2024, 7:31

The Northampton injury update on England hopeful Fin Smith

The 22-year-old missed the closing 10 minutes of Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership final through injury, leaving the field with N…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
09 Jun 2024, 4:59
Analysis

The Obano red card and four other Premiership final talking points

We’ve got our rugby back. Saturday’s sold-out Gallagher Premiership final was a vibrant celebration of the elite club game at …

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
09 Jun 2024, 4:02
Analysis

Northampton player ratings vs Bath | 2023/24 Premiership final

Northampton player ratings live from Twickenham: The Saints came marching into London looking to end their 10-year wait for a Gall…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
08 Jun 2024, 12:42

What Johann van Graan has been saying about the Beno Obano red card

The final against Northampton was just 22 minutes old and tied at three points each when the England loosehead was sent off after …

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
08 Jun 2024, 16:10
Analysis

Courtney Lawes and three other Premiership final talking points

We are set for a potential classic to unfold at Twickenham on Saturday after first versus second in the Gallagher Premiership regu…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
08 Jun 2024, 1:55
Exclusive

Matt Ferguson: 'A player said I was a disgrace, let the school down'

The unsung assistant coach had just spent 40 minutes the other day with RugbyPass discussing the captivating resurgence of Northam…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
08 Jun 2024, 2:01

Exeter statement: The signing of Jimmy Roots, Ethan’s young brother

His signing follows a prop exodus at the Gallagher Premiership club, a list of departures that includes former England hopeful Pat…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
07 Jun 2024, 8:03
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