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Rugby - Today’s News

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'

Ireland face Australia on Tuesday for a shot at the fifth-placed play-off.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

World Cup winner Dawson reveals heart surgery after tick bite

The 44-year-old won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British and Irish Lions.

Trimble: 'No more excuses, it's time for Ulster to deliver'

The 32-year-old winger wants to help the northern province end their 11-year trophy drought this season.

Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby

The State Government has warned the Australian Rugby Union it will sue for more than $100 million.

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia

Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.

English out-half Flood considering switch of allegiance to Germany

The 32-year-old has found himself in the international wilderness over the last number of years.

'He's a proven leader' - Ulster announce the capture of Australian out-half Lealiifano

The 29-year-old joins the province on a short-term deal.

Rugby - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup

Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Like for Ribery, RT for Ali G and more in our sporting tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

All Blacks 'Player of the 20th Century' Colin Meads dies after battle with cancer RIP

All Blacks 'Player of the 20th Century' Colin Meads dies after battle with cancer

Having played 55 Tests for the All Blacks from 1957-71, Meads is considered one of the greatest players in history.

Rugby - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Resurgent South Africa make it four-in-a-row as the Rugby Championship kicks off

Elton Jantjies kicks 17 points as Boks run out 37-15 winners.

'It's not going to stop us' - Cheika defiant despite home hammering against All Blacks

The Wallabies capitulated in today’s first half against New Zealand.

Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally

Eight tries for New Zealand in today’s Rugby Championship opener at the Olympic Stadium.

All Blacks battling controversy again as Kaino drops out of Wallabies clash

New Zealand Rugby confirmed that Kaino left the camp today amid allegations he cheated on his wife.

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

Rugby - Friday 18 August, 2017

Leinster's pre-season up and running with seven-try victory over Gloucester

Leo Cullen’s side ran out comfortable winners at Templeville Road.

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Try Time This post contains videos

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

Shadow of bug bitterness, Scotland and Sonny Bill lingers as NZ get back in Bledisloe business

Both sides have points to prove as the Rugby Championship begins, and that’s bad news for the Wallabies.

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Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

First pre-season in Leinster allowing Lancaster hone core skill-set

The former England head coach explains how he dovetails with Leo Cullen as Leinster aim to end their three year run without a trophy.

Rugby - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan

Tom Tierney’s side face Australia in the play-offs, following a defeat to France in the Pool C decider tonight.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

As It Happened: Ireland v France, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

We were live from the Belfield Bowl for the all-important Pool C decider.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot

The game finished 47-26 at Billings Park, with all eyes on this evening’s Pool C decider between Ireland and France.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

Leinster centre set for surgery on ACL injury, Wallabies international handed debut

Tom Daly did the damage during last weekend’s pre-season game against Perpignan.

New Zealand Rugby to investigate fresh claims over Aaron Smith's toilet incident

Smith was suspended last October after he entered a toilet cubicle with a woman at Christchurch Airport.

'My time being patient is over, it's time to play and perform in those big games' -- Jack Conan

Jamie Heaslip’s back injury gave Conan a chance to shine for club and country last season, and he grabbed it tight in both hands.

Rugby - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

5,000 calories a day: The fuel that's getting Munster through pre-season Munster Munch This post contains videos

5,000 calories a day: The fuel that's getting Munster through pre-season

Beef stir fry, pulled pork and bacon and cabbage are all popular with the men in red.

Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal

Tomorrow’s pool decider against Canada will be much more of a test than their opening two clashes.

McKenzie's surprise inclusion one of 6 All Blacks changes from Lions draw

Damian McKenzie has been handed the number 15 jersey for New Zealand’s Rugby Championship opener.

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test Insight This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test

The former Irish centre joined Gavan Casey to assess the performances ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game.

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