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Thursday 18 June, 2015

The Webb Ellis Cup is in Ireland this weekend, here’s where you can gaze upon its glory

Rugby’s hottest property is coming to Belfast, Galway and Limerick.

Wednesday 17 June, 2015

World Cup looks to be over for Rhys Ruddock after recurrence of arm injury

The blindside was replaced by Jack Conan after 20 minutes today.

Emre Can showed the value of playing him in midfield tonight

The German showed his quality, creating space for a precise finish, for his country tonight.

4 men who stood out in a patchy Emerging Ireland display

20-year-old Cian Kelleher had a hand in two of Ireland’s best scores in an otherwise scrappy game.

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay

Captain Rhys Ruddock lasted only 20 minutes before being replaced due to injury.

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Uruguay, Tbilisi Cup

Rhys Ruddock captained the side in their second game in Georgia and we were there for every minute of it.

Analysis: Bonner’s bomb puts Sheedy in position for sublime equaliser against England

Here are the 10 crucial stages to one of the most important goals in Irish football history.

Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Munster’s Scannell named at 10 as Emerging Ireland take on Uruguay

With fatal flooding hitting the Georgian capital this week, head coach Allen Clarke’s thoughts were for the local population.

How to avoid Toulon and all you need to know about the Champions Cup pool draw

Apart from Connacht being a tier one seed in the Challenge Cup, it’s all a bit complicated.

Monday 15 June, 2015

Ireland U20s blown away by Wales, England set up World Cup final against New Zealand

Nigel Carolan’s men were 22 – 0 behind at half-time, but battled back with two second half tries.

Serious slip ‘n’ slide accident as Stade Francais celebrate with Bouclier de Brennus Jocks This post contains videos

Serious slip ‘n’ slide accident as Stade Francais celebrate with Bouclier de Brennus

You wouldn’t catch Toulon at this craic.

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland’s Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland’s Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

Saturday 13 June, 2015

Ireland’s Aileen Reid got a ‘reality check’ at the European Games today

The Derry woman fell in to a chasing pack that didn’t want to chase Olympic champ Nicola Sprig.

Rapid and steady progress continues for Irish 7s with 2nd place finish for Wolfhounds

Reigning champions Samurai needed extra-time to see off the Irish challenge.

5 players who stood out in Emerging Ireland’s cruise over Italy

Four tries and a clean sheet. Ireland’s Tbilisi Cup opener wasn’t all bad.

JJ Hanrahan assists three tries as Ireland come out on top against Italy

Scores from Eoin Griffin, Andrew Conway, Stuart McCloskey and Tiernan O’Halloran helped Ireland to a comfortable win.

Ireland Women rally after 2 losses, thrashing Ukraine to earn place in quarter-finals 7s

Ireland Women rally after 2 losses, thrashing Ukraine to earn place in quarter-finals

Ireland weren’t dispirited by losses to Spain and France, bouncing back with a six-try win over Ukraine.

FAI shredded match programmes to remove Delaney comments on Fifa

Delaney ‘entirely unaware’ of decision, which is understood to have cost almost €7k.

As it happened: Emerging Ireland v Italy, Tbilisi Cup

The squad is in Georgia, but we were at home with minute-by-minute coverage of their exploits in the first of three games.

Smith smashed by SBW, but Hurricane skill helps them underline title credentials

An out-of-this-world offload helped the ‘Canes bounce back from a 13 – 0 deficit.

Carter and McCaw bid farewell to Crusaders with a win, but Nadolo steals the show again

He’ll never be as big a legend as Dan and Richie in south-east New Zealand, but he’s incredibly effective.

5 things we want to see from Ireland’s Emerging talent

Allen Clarke’s squad are in Tbilisi Cup action this weekend and, because it’s World Cup year, we have a list of demands for him.

Friday 12 June, 2015

One Aussie out-half absolutely destroyed and 15 of the best tries from the U20 World Cup Strong As Ox This post contains videos

One Aussie out-half absolutely destroyed and 15 of the best tries from the U20 World Cup

Getting caught in possession by a prop is never good news.

It’s mid-June, so you better spend your weekend inside watching all this rugby

Here’s where, when and how you can watch an unhealthy amount of rugby tomorrow.

Thursday 11 June, 2015

5 French-based All Blacks performed a powerful roadside Haka where Jerry Collins died Ka Mate This post contains videos

5 French-based All Blacks performed a powerful roadside Haka where Jerry Collins died

‘Saying goodbye the way we were all brought together.’

Robbie isn’t coming home any time soon – he’s signed a new contract with LA Galaxy

That’s another year in tandem with Steven Gerrard.

Wednesday 10 June, 2015

6 U20s who impressed during Ireland v New Zealand

We’ve picked three Irish players who put in a promising shift against the best team in the world.

Ireland U20 suffer first loss of World Cup as New Zealand pull clear in second half

Ireland will now take on Wales for the right to contest the 4th/5th place play-off.

Wicklow footballer Mulhall captains Ireland Women 7s squad on Olympic quest

Here’s the Ireland Women’s 7s squad hoping to take an early Olympic place this month.

Gronk and David Ortiz singing on a tandem bike is the weirdest ad you’ll see Sunstroke This post contains videos

Gronk and David Ortiz singing on a tandem bike is the weirdest ad you’ll see

And now this stupid song is going to be in our heads until we get some cool, refreshing iced coffee.

15 snap predictions with 100 days to go before the Rugby World Cup

Can we just fast forward there right now?

Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Connacht promote from within to fill forwards coaching vacancy

The former Connacht back row replaces Dan McFarland who has moved on to Glasgow Warriors.

Here’s how Argentina U20s (almost) upset New Zealand last time out Weakness This post contains videos

Here’s how Argentina U20s (almost) upset New Zealand last time out

Ireland will have to lull them in to a false sense of security without conceding four brilliant tries tomorrow.

We’ll Leave It There So: FAI saga rumbles on, gymnast jumped and all today’s sport

It was far too hot to be paying attention to sport all day long. Here’s what you missed.

Ireland U20s make four changes for World Cup test against New Zealand

10 of Nigel Carolan’s side will be starting their third game in eight days.

Sunday 7 June, 2015

‘The simple things were going to win it’ — Ireland U20 star Ringrose

The centre made his opportunities count on a day of dogged defence for the Wolfpuppies.