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Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan Full Flight This post contains videos

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan

Not content with sealing a record for himself, the Limerick man assisted five tries for five different scorers.

Sunday 25 June, 2017

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

Saturday 24 June, 2017

The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour

Ireland had some freedom to play in the US and Japan, but these men made the most of the chances.

'Direct' NZ deserved the win, says Gatland as he promises breakdown improvement for second Test

The Kiwi says there are easy fixes after today’s 15-point loss.

Thrilling skills, the Rieko case and more talking points as the All Blacks maul Lions

The only worry for New Zealand was that Ben Smith suffered his third concussion of the season.

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms

It was far from the free-running rugby of the opening two Tests, but Ireland’s willingness to work was exemplified by their totemic lock.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

We’ve got an early minute-by-minute in store for you as Ireland wrap up their season in Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.

Friday 23 June, 2017

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season

The finale of a lengthy international campaign is your early-morning appetiser.

Thursday 22 June, 2017

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

'We've played some lovely rugby': Lions will show positive, aggressive streak in attack, says Gatland

‘We’re not going to be talked into playing Barbarian-type rugby when we’ve got certain weapons we can use to our advantage.’

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Gatland keeps the shirt value steady and more talking points as the Lions get a midweek win

Where possible, the head coach opted against playing his late call-ups. But is that the message of unity he wants to project in and out of his squad.

Monday 19 June, 2017

From Sunday, you will only be allowed to carry 'smaller bags' into Croke Park

The GAA’s primary stadium has reviewed its safety procedures and will impose a ban on large bags and backpacks.

Ireland's WRWC rivals Australia take a beating as England defeat NZ to top rankings Ireland 2017 This post contains videos

Ireland's WRWC rivals Australia take a beating as England defeat NZ to top rankings

The Wallaroos have work to do before facing Ireland after conceding 144 points in three tough warm-up Tests.

Sunday 18 June, 2017

Harry Arter's 'waves' and more of the week's best sportswriting

You’ll need to sit down for this.

Saturday 17 June, 2017

Ireland tweak three for final U20 World Cup clash against hosts Georgia

Peter Malone’s men must beat the hosts to earn a ninth-place finish.

Maori misfire and more talking points as the Lions roar before All Black Tests

It was a rough night in Rotorua for the Kiwi side.

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool looks even more manageable after this morning’s seven-try rout.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

We’re getting in a pre-breakfast helping of international rugby. There’s plenty for everyone.

Friday 16 June, 2017

Casey battles his way level with Fowler as McIlroy misses cut at US Open

Shane Lowry looks set to just make it under the projected +1 cut for the weekend.

'A bit of a cuddle' just the trick to put Sexton back on top form, says Sean O'Brien

The Tullow Tank also rubbished the notion that there is an ‘aura’ of invincibility to the World Champion All Blacks.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

Harte goes with same starting line-up for Tyrone's clash with Donegal

The Sean Cavanagh-led side made light work of Derry last time out.

Back 9 struggles for Dunne, G-Mac and DJ, while Rickie Fowler storms to early lead at US Open

A nightmare run of two bogeys and a double over four holes left the pre-tournament favourite 10 shots off the early pace-setter.

Drama in the sky over US Open as blimp crashes, pilot reportedly suffered burns and rushed to hospital

The USGA has been keen to stress that the blimp is not affiliated to them or Fox Sports. The craft was advertising a credit union.

Connolly's 12-week ban stands as Dublin opt against appeal

The 29-year-old was suspended after a confrontation with a linesman during Dublin’s win over Carlow.

Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week

Experimentation has taken a back seat this week after five new caps were unleashed against the US.

Wednesday 14 June, 2017

SBW starts, Jordie Barrett set for debut as All Blacks warm up for Lions

There could be three Barrett boys on the field as Beauden wins his 50th cap and Scott provides second row cover from the bench.

Naoupu and Baxter among exciting Ireland 7s squad chasing World Cup qualification

Anthony Eddy’s squad are in France for the next two weekends, competing on two fronts.

Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I wasn't allowed to stay with Ulster any longer': Montpellier confirm three-year contract for Ruan Pienaar

Vern Cotter is assembling quite the crop of Galacticos in the south of France.

Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions

The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.

Sunday 11 June, 2017

Rough day for Carbery, American dream debut for Ryan and more talking points from NJ

Nine tries, five debutants, but still plenty of room for improvement.

Saturday 10 June, 2017

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s young squad meet the USA in New Jersey.

Lions finally show their claws and more talking points after a gripping clash with Crusaders

A week on from an embarrassing win in Whangarei, Christchurch must feel like the real start of the tour for Warren Gatland’s men.

Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour

The Connacht scrum-half jokes that meeting JJ Watt was one the highlights of the last tour to the US as he was left out of both matchday squads.

Monday 5 June, 2017

Lions tour not alone in punishing tired players in flawed rugby season

Tournament organisers have struggled to deliver a coherent-looking season that comes close to suiting all parties.

Sunday 4 June, 2017

Kyrie's flat world, Cork Hibs, homicide in Cleveland and all this week's best sportswriting

Get some longreads into your long weekend.

Saturday 3 June, 2017

Munster hooker Moloney joins Ireland U20 squad in time for Scotland clash

Ronan Kelleher is one of six changes for Ireland as they target a big response to defeat against Italy.

It can't all be jet-lag and more talking points after the Lions' narrow win over Provincial Barbarians

Gatty’s boys left a LOT of room for improvement.

Thursday 1 June, 2017

Signed, sealed, delivered: Ireland's RWC 2023 bid brought to World Rugby with no shortage of fanfare

Bids from South Africa and France were also handed over. We don’t want them to win.

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Let's not underestimate the frankly unbelievable scores from Italy U20s yesterday

Massimo Cioffi had the ball on a string in Georgia yesterday.

Geordan Murphy would have liked to get Ireland's coaching call too

Three backs-focused coaches are helping Ireland’s summer tour preparations, but Murphy feels caught between two stools as an Irishman in the English system.

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