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Rugby - Today’s News

Injured player called-up to the Welsh squad to replace injured Liam Williams

Eli Walker isn’t fit enough to play after replacing Liam Williams.

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O’Connell

There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.

24 of the best pictures from Paul O’Connell’s glittering Ireland career

The news today is that one of the country’s greatest ever rugby players has been forced to retire from the international game.

Farewell to Paul O’Connell, the greatest leader Ireland ever had

The Fear of God just about does him justice.

IRFU confirm Paul O’Connell’s Ireland career is over

Mike McCarthy will replace O’Connell in the second row.

Wales players are trying to recreate that try from the night they beat England Play It Again This post contains videos

Wales players are trying to recreate that try from the night they beat England

Lloyd Williams and Gareth Davies have been keeping busy on the training ground.

Tommy Bowe: ‘I was as close to crying as I think any of us have ever been’

The Irish wing reflects on Sunday’s emotional win in Cardiff.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O’Connell injury

The Ireland captain will need surgery on the hamstring injury he sustained against France.

Eoin Reddan and Jamie Heaslip represent Ireland at World Cup reception with the Queen

Representatives from all 20 teams were present at Buckingham Palace.

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish boxer qualifies for Rio, O’Brien cited and today’s sport

Yesterday’s World Cup win over France has come at a cost for Ireland.

‘France only part of the job. Now we must do what we haven’t done before, reach a semi-final’

Two of Ireland stalwarts promise that this time will be different.

Sean O’Brien has been cited for striking Pascal Papé yesterday

The Tullow Tank faces a disciplinary hearing tomorrow in London.

Analysis: Peter O’Mahony’s World Cup ends with the game of his life

The Munster captain was superb for Ireland before a cruel injury.

Peter Stringer: Ireland will want to win this World Cup for Paulie

Our World Cup columnist looks back on one of Ireland’s greatest World Cup performances ever.

‘Half the country at the moment might be on standby’ – Boss not expecting Ireland call

Boss says he can’t predict who will replace Jared Payne in the Irish squad.

In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning Masterclass This post contains videos

Girvan Dempsey says Rhys Ruddock is fit and ready for the World Cup

Dempsey says Ruddock came through 80 minutes against the Dragons unscathed.

Ireland call Rhys Ruddock into World Cup squad in place of injured POM

The 24-year-old back row brings some power into Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Here’s The42′s Team of the Rugby World Cup pool stage

We had to make some very hard calls.

France coach Saint-André is not happy about SOB’s ‘attack’ on Papé

The Ireland back row struck the France lock early in yesterday’s game.

‘The boys are calling Madigan ‘Gazza”: Ireland players stepping off emotional rollercoaster

Rob Kearney tells us about the slagging Ian Madigan took and the beaming smile of Paul O’Connell when they returned to the dressing room.

Pocock escapes a citing following incident in win against Wales

Pocock appeared to strike Scott Baldwin with his knee.

Martin’s Life is back with a hilarious new video about the rugby

This might ease our injury heartbreak for 45 seconds or so.

Peter O’Mahony out of the World Cup, O’Connell hospitalised, but still hope for Sexton

The Munster captain picked up a knee injury against France yesterday.

Letter from Cardiff: Joe Schmidt’s Ireland provide a day for the ages

Ireland were backed by an incredible support in Cardiff yesterday.

Schmidt looks towards World Cup quarter against ‘incredibly good’ Pumas

The Ireland head coach has been impressed by Argentina’s exciting backs.

Ian Madigan’s tears after beating France will make you proud to be Irish Pride In The Jersey This post contains videos

Ian Madigan’s tears after beating France will make you proud to be Irish

Madigan broke down in tears after the win in Cardiff.

‘To fill Paul O’Connell’s boots would be impossible’: Henderson a unique talent ready to step up

Ireland will proceed in the World Cup without the captain, but with the excellent partnership of Henderson and Toner.

Rugby - Sunday 11 October, 2015

‘Paulie’s speech had everyone in tears before the game’

‘We knew we’d be going somewhere deeper,’ explains Chris Henry.

Japan finish memorable World Cup campaign with a win against the USA

Japan sign off their World Cup campaign with a third win.

France captain Dusautoir salutes ‘warrior’ O’Connell after serious injury

The Ireland skipper suffered an horrific hamstring injury against the French.

Check out the highlights from Ireland’s incredible victory against France Relive The Drama This post contains videos

Check out the highlights from Ireland’s incredible victory against France

Relive the drama again and again and again…


‘It doesn’t look great to be honest’ – Schmidt fears the worst for O’Connell

The Ireland head coach says Peter O’Mahony was walking in the changing room after the game.

‘It’s not a closed fist’ – Schmidt hopeful SOB will avoid World Cup ban

The Ireland openside lashed out at Pascal Papé in the first half at the Millennium Stadium.

Sean O’Brien utterly brilliant to push Schmidt’s Ireland to top of Pool D

The Tullow Tank was massively effective for Ireland in the Millennium Stadium.

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