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Dublin: 15 °C Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Monday 9 May, 2016

VC's Scotland taking no chances with 'tight group' picked for tour of Japan

Vern Cotter won’t be handing out any new caps this summer.

Clontarf resigned to losing 'very, very special player' Carbery to the big stage

‘Tarf coach Andy Wood says his young out-half is a formidable operator with and without the ball.

Sunday 8 May, 2016

Classy Carbery guides 'Tarf to UBL victory over Cork Con

The Leinster academy out-half had a hand in everything the Dublin club did well at the Aviva Stadium.

Season over early, but Stander excited by prospect of fresh start for Munster

The South African is looking forward to his countryman Johan Erasmus bringing ‘something different’ to the province.

Jason Quigley proves he can go the distance with unanimous points win in Vegas

It was the first time the Donegal man had to go beyond four rounds and he didn’t look an inch out of his depth.

Bundee Aki voted Player of the Year in Connacht, Ben Te'o takes Leinster gong

Josh van der Flier and Sean O’Brien picked up the equivalent prize for young players in their respective provinces.

Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa Fresh Approach This post contains videos

Ireland can't fall into the trap of having a 'head-banging competition' on rare trip to South Africa

Shane Horgan looks back on Ireland’s last tour and has hopes for the imminent visit 12 years on.

Friday 6 May, 2016

'Johnny's a very passionate guy': Leinster point to future potential after Sexton's culture criticism

‘When a club like Leinster is successful talent gets recognised elsewhere.’

Aki, Healy and MacGinty bolster Connacht for crucial finale against Warriors

The westerners must beat the reigning champions to seal a home semi-final.

Van der Flier and O'Brien absent as Leinster look to finish with a flourish

Jordi Murphy comes in for the injured opensides for the final day clash with Treviso.

Tuesday 3 May, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: The world comes to terms with Leicester's title and all today's sport

Hey, you made it through the toughest part of the post-Bank Holiday week, give yourself some sport to celebrate.

Time for the final round of Pro12 games, here's where you can watch your province in action

All six matches will kick-off at the same time this weekend.

Sunday 1 May, 2016

The Rock in rugby, GoT fan demands and more of your sporting Tweets of the Week

Here’s what we could see in the flames this week.

Friday 29 April, 2016

Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win Super Rugby This post contains videos

Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win

Springbok centres Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein played key roles in the brilliant Bulls score.

Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig

Ireland will be represented on the touchline in European finals.

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan

The pundit hopes that Connacht’s trail-blazing will encourage more teams to try something a little different.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport

All that, and a beautiful Bill O’Herlihy mural.

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Paddy Barnes will carry the flag and all today's sport

It’s all downhill towards the weekend from here, sports fans.

Disciplinary committee choose to ignore 'gypsy boy' history and give Joe Marler two-week ban for kick

Wasps prop Simon McIntyre received the same punishment for a similar offence.

Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster

The sorely-missed second row is hoping to ‘do a job’ on Leinster’s defence in what is just his seventh appearance of the season.

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg

We went minute-by-excruciating-minute as Zizou’s Spanish giants brought the bus to Manchester.

We'll Leave It There So: The Hillsborough 96 unlawfully killed and all today's sport

Tuesday 26 April was a momentous day for the people of Liverpool.

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.

Monday 25 April, 2016

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs

O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.

Sunday 24 April, 2016

Yup, that's Serena Williams twerking in Beyonce's new video She Ain't Sorry This post contains videos

Yup, that's Serena Williams twerking in Beyonce's new video

Queen Bey’s pose in her song ‘Sorry’ was a clear tribute to the 21-time Grand Slam winner.

This Norwegian cyclist celebrated by throwing some serious shapes on the podium

Sondre Holst Enger, you absolute demon.

ROG's Racing hold firm away to Leicester to seal Champions Cup final berth

It’ll be Racing v Saracens in the European Cup final in Lyon on 14 May.

(Dana) White lies, the weight of gold and the rest of this week's best sportswriting

All that, plus an essential long-read on Tiger Woods.

Saturday 23 April, 2016

Saracens look unstoppable in European semi-final with a sideshow feel

Mark McCall’s men are going to Lyon where, hopefully, there will be a much bigger crowd to see them in action.

Wasps made the most perfect start imaginable to the Champions Cup semi

Christian Wade’s searing pace had Saracens playing catch-up in the first semi-final.

Liverpool suspend Sakho following 'possible anti-doping violation'

A report in France claims that Sakho has been taking a fat-burning supplement which caused the failed test.

Friday 22 April, 2016

The Highlanders played 68 minutes with 14 men and still should have beaten the Sharks Late Drama This post contains videos

The Highlanders played 68 minutes with 14 men and still should have beaten the Sharks

Lima Sopoaga helped the Highlanders take the lead despite Emery’s early red card, but his late drop-goal attempt was poor.

'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting

John Kavanagh is looking forward to ‘meaningful’ conversations about MMA in Ireland.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year

Dan Carter’s in there too, but the EPCR panel couldn’t find room for any Irish players.