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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

‘Prove them wrong, or prove them right’ – Inside the Barbarians’ dressing room Insight This post contains videos

‘It was probably me that was more emotional than the players’ – Schmidt

Schmidt feels for those left behind, but has Ireland focused on the challenges ahead.

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt’s prop gamble calculated

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

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Two Irishmen have been named in USA’s squad for the Rugby World Cup

AJ MacGinty and John Quill have both made the 31-man squad.

England have named a frighteningly good team to play Ireland on Saturday

England not holding back with their team to face Ireland.

Connacht install new attack coach, but have 4 injury worries before start of new season

Pat Lam’s centre options for the opening month of the season have taken a hit.

Welsh rugby set to experiment with a new points scoring system

More points for tries, less points for kicks.

Not-yet-qualified Josh Strauss named in Scotland’s World Cup squad

The rest of the tournament can go shave, Strauss has the best beard award locked down.

Specialist centre Darren Cave covers Ireland’s ‘manufactured midfield’

Joe Schmidt says the Ulsterman has earned his World Cup spot in training and in Cardiff.

Schmidt: ‘Some of those hours Trimble was coming to the World Cup with us’

The Ireland head coach said Felix Jones and Fergus McFadden also just missed out on inclusion.

Ian Madigan has been practicing for scrum-half duties on his own all summer

Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.

Darren Cave looks like the world’s happiest centre in Ireland’s squad mugshots Rwc Squads This post contains images

Darren Cave looks like the world’s happiest centre in Ireland’s squad mugshots

Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford Eye Of The Tadhg-er This post contains videos

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford

Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.

Trimble, Moore and Jones among unlucky men to miss out on World Cup

All of these Ireland internationals will remain on standby in the coming months.

Ranked: Gordon D’Arcy’s 7 tries for Ireland Rare And Wonderful This post contains videos

Ranked: Gordon D’Arcy’s 7 tries for Ireland

The centre has been left out of Ireland’s World Cup squad with his retirement looming.

Schmidt confirms 31-man Ireland squad with Cave and Furlong in

Andrew Trimble is the big name to miss out after a tough selection process.

Rugby - Monday 31 August, 2015

These French rugby clubs were left playing 13 aside after a mass brawl Ballin' And Brawln' This post contains videos

These French rugby clubs were left playing 13 aside after a mass brawl

Nobody likes to see this sort of thing obviously…

6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad

Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.

Highlanders hero Tanaka one of two scrum-halves picked for Japan squad

Coach Eddie Jones has also defended the number of overseas-born players plying their trade for Japan.

We’ll Leave it There So: Trimble set to miss out, Man United players depart and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, public tickets for the All-Ireland semi-final replay have already sold out.

Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave

The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric’s ‘best performance in a Welsh jersey’

There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.

Analysis: Should this have been a penalty against Paul O’Connell?

The Ireland captain was penalised for clearing Justin Tipuric out around the neck.

Munster and Leinster set up winner-takes-all Interpro finale

Irish captain Niamh Briggs was on target for Munster

Rugby - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Henderson adding the ‘nitty-gritty work’ to his explosive efforts for Ireland

The 23-year-old lock was superb for Ireland in their defeat to Wales yesterday.

South Africa’s participation in the Rugby World Cup could be in doubt

A political party are seeking a court order to have them kicked out.

Irish player allegedly ‘kicked in the head’ after mass rugby league brawl

“Serbian water carrier tackles Irish player and then all hell breaks loose”.

15 of our favourite sporting pictures of the week Say Cheese This post contains images

15 of our favourite sporting pictures of the week

Some classic shots from the week in sport

Analysis: Joubert’s refereeing of Welsh scrum doesn’t bode well for Romania clash

Craig Joubert made some questionable calls at scrum time.

Coughlan, Dougall and Butler help Pau to first win in the Top 14

Elsewhere, Eamonn Sheridan scored his first Top 14 try for Oyonnax.

Schmidt and O’Connell left frustrated by defeat to Gatland’s Wales

Warren Gatland’s side conceded far fewer penalties and won the contest in Dublin.

Schmidt: Dave Kearney looked dangerous with the ball the whole time

The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.

Rugby - Saturday 29 August, 2015

O’Connell ‘embarrassed’ by incredible reception after Wales defeat

The Ireland captain made his final international appearance on home soil.

Tadhg Furlong ‘a very proud representative of New Ross’ after Ireland debut

Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians Water Park This post contains videos

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians

It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.

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