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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.

5588 Articles

English Championship statement: ‘We have got what we came for’

Clubs in the second division of English rugby recently reiterated their concerns for the future, claiming on June 3 that they had …

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
14 Jun 2024, 15:21

RFU statement: Professional game partnership, Championship update

The update emerged on Friday following the latest RFU council meeting.

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
14 Jun 2024, 11:41

Ireland include four uncapped players in U20 Championship squad

Forwards Max Flynn and Mikey Yarr, along with backs Ruben Moloney and Jake O'Riordan are the new names added to the squad that Ric…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
14 Jun 2024, 9:48

Will Goodrick-Clarke signs a deal taking him back the Premiership

The prop was made redundant last June when London Irish folded and he opted to play second-tier rugby with a view to getting back …

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
14 Jun 2024, 7:36
Interview

George Gregan: 'I’m thinking that guy will play with Joe Schmidt'

Over the course of his stellar 139-cap career, he was their starting No9 when France were beaten in the 1999 Rugby World Cup final…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
13 Jun 2024, 11:53

Uncapped brothers included as Wales name U20 Championship squad

The Welsh signed off on the recent Six Nations with a fifth place finish following home wins over Scotland and Italy and are now p…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
13 Jun 2024, 9:50

The disciplinary hearing evidence presented by red-carded Beno Obano

Last Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership final had stopped in the 22nd minute so that referee Christophe Ridley and his officials c…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
13 Jun 2024, 8:43

RFU statement: Beno Obano banned after red card decision upheld

The English league’s showpiece fixture was in its 22nd minute when the play was stopped after the front-rower’s shoulder colli…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
13 Jun 2024, 8:00

NZR statement: Two coaches added to Scott Robertson’s All Blacks

The new head coach is just over three weeks out from his first match in charge – the July 6 meeting with England in Dunedin – …

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
12 Jun 2024, 16:18
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
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