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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

We’ll Leave It There So: McIlroy crocked, crash at Le Tour and today’s sport

Elsewhere, Ireland won a medal the World University Games while we have an update on Damien Duff’s future.

Leinster lock Douglas back into World Cup contention with the Wallabies

Meanwhile, Zane Kirchner has been called into the South Africa training squad.

One of the best back rows in the game may miss the Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen will have surgery on a neck injury.

The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa

The Samoans have named their XV for an historic Test match in Apia on Wednesday.

What do you think of Munster’s new home and alternate kits?

The southern province have updated their adidas gear.

England’s jersey for a World Cup on home soil comes with no frills Kit

England’s jersey for a World Cup on home soil comes with no frills

The second strip is an eye-catching red.

Could the Honey Badger be going to the World Cup after all?

Nick Cummins has been drafted into the Wallabies squad.

‘It was never planned, it all just happened’ – The Pig ‘n’ Porter tag rugby festival

How the Pig ‘n’ Porter became the biggest tag rugby festival in the world

Rugby - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Andy Ellis to partner Dan Carter when All Blacks begin World Cup season in Samoa

Steve Hansen has pulled no punches in the pack, but the scrum-half is back for his first cap since the World Cup final.

Here’s our 10 favourite pictures from around the sporting world this week Snap Happy This post contains images

Here’s our 10 favourite pictures from around the sporting world this week

Enjoy some of the best shots from the last seven days.

This rugby league player didn’t take too kindly to being bitten

His haymaker to a player on the ground somehow went unpunished.

‘Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O’Connell? They’re getting there!’

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

Rodgers bidding for Southampton chairs now? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Brian O’Driscoll, Padraic Maher and the London Fire Brigade also make our list.

Rugby - Saturday 4 July, 2015

BOD shows up at Wimbledon and brings his gear along to take on Tim Henman Keeping Active This post contains videos

BOD shows up at Wimbledon and brings his gear along to take on Tim Henman

O’Driscoll’s back-hand needs a bit of work.

Poll: You decide on Elliot Dixon’s crucial try in the Super Rugby final Decisions Decisions This post contains a poll

Poll: You decide on Elliot Dixon’s crucial try in the Super Rugby final

A controversial score separated the sides at full-time.

Jerry Collins’ recovering baby daughter was a proud Hurricanes fan in hospital this morning

Ayla was pictured draped in her father’s old Hurricanes jersey this morning.

Highlanders upset Hurricanes for first Super title

From the opening three minutes of helter-skelter rugby, the game was played at a relentless pace.

Rugby - Friday 3 July, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Olympic hopes still alive, Rugby World Cup boost and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news from Wimbledon and all your GAA team updates.

Rugby league gave us another outrageously instinctive piece of skill yesterday

Still one touch short of Steph Roche though…

Munster’s Saili, SBW and the rest of Super Rugby’s biggest hits in 2015

You’ve got to feel for Highlanders scrum-half Fumiaki Tanaka.

All Blacks hopefuls out to impress in highly-anticipated Super Rugby decider

An enthralling encounter awaits at ‘The Cake Tin’ tomorrow.

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Prospect of London-based clubs joining Pro12 distant for coming seasons

Italian sides Zebre and Treviso have paid their way and will continue to be part of the league.

One of Ireland’s expected RWC2023 hosting rivals has decided not to bid

USA Rugby have confirmed they will not proceed with a formal bid.

All Black Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault by South Wales Police

The New Zealander will appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court in August.

McCaw: ‘I was actually in a bit of a dark space. I didn’t want to talk about it’

The All Blacks captain says coming back from a concussion in 2004 was a difficult time.

Rugby - Thursday 2 July, 2015

The teams for the Super Rugby final are littered with major attacking quality

The Canes and Highlanders have both named unchanged teams for what should be an absorbing contest.

We’ll Leave it There So: Keane nominated, Nadal shocked and all of today’s sport

If you missed today’s sport, here’s the place to catch up.

Does rugby need to move to a global calendar to grow?

A leading figure says rugby needs ‘to bring the northern and southern hemisphere programmes closer together.’

13 of our favourite awkward sports sponsorship photos of all time

Of course Ron Atkinson makes an appearance.

Giteau and Mitchell named in Australia squad – but there are a couple of big omissions

The Wallabies open their Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa on 18 July.

The 12 greatest honorary Irishmen in sport

One of us! One of us! One of us!

Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock’s turnover threat to make Super final

Chris Boyd’s side smashed the in-form openside at every opportunity.

Rugby - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: McGregor’s new opponent, #ThanksPaulie and all of today’s sport

Plus, Paul McShane appears to have found a new club, Liverpool make a sixth summer signing and details of an upcoming UFC show in Dublin.

Good news for the Wallabies as a key man opts to stay in Australia

In a huge boost for the Wallabies and Australian rugby, Israel Folau has re-signed.

We now know who will referee Ireland’s games at the Rugby World Cup

Nigel Owens will take charge of Ireland v France.

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