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Rugby - Today’s News

Ireland warm-up game will be last chance saloon for at least 9 Welsh World Cup hopefuls

And head coach Warren Gatland has hinted he may include an injured prop in his final 31.

Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath

The summer’s big Welsh transfer saga is a confusing one.

Australia flanker Michael Hooper let off with 1-week ban, free to face All Blacks

The disciplinary panel found the flanker’s apparent punch to be open-handed and on the low end of the scale for the offence of striking.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

We’ll Leave It There So: Camogie controversy calms, Tyrrell ruled out and all today’s sport

Plus this positive image of Cian Healy being put through his paces at Ireland training.

In pics: Cian Healy training with Ireland in Cork

The prop was in sharp focus and full flow at Joe Schmidt’s session today.

Repeat concussions linked to impaired brain function in new rugby study

A major study have revealed some startling facts.

At 39, cult hero Sireli Bobo is joining Toulon during the World Cup

The 39-year-old Fijian is arriving after a season with La Rochelle.

‘I’ve seen gremlins’ – Wales pre-season training sounds incredibly grim You Weren't There Man! This post contains videos

‘I’ve seen gremlins’ – Wales pre-season training sounds incredibly grim

“I’ve been to places that no man should be on his own”

Keith Earls nonchalantly proves he’s still got it off the kicking tee

The former St Munchin’s man is kicking like it’s 2006.

Reports: Ireland lined up to face the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016

New Zealand are hoping to play two games in Chicago in 2016.

Zinedine Zidane scored a pretty sweet try against Toulon last night

Zidane skins the Toulon defence from inside his own half.

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa

Tony Woodcock showed on Saturday that he’s there for the taking

Rugby - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

We’ll leave it there so: Camogie coin toss farce, and the rest of Tuesday’s sport

Plus an injury scare for Ireland, and Roy Keane targets a return to management.

Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw’s contentious winning try

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the three second-half tries in South Africa’s defeat to the All Blacks.

Munster confirm new signing Francis Saili to arrive this week

The centre will meet his new teammates on Friday.

Mourad Boudjellal vows to make Quade Cooper as broke as Greece after Toulon snub

The Toulon owner’s comments didn’t go down well with Michael Cheika

De Villiers set for return as Springboks issue optimistic RWC injury update

The ex-Munster centre may make his competitive comeback against Argentina.

Ireland handed favourable draw for Dublin-hosted sevens tournament

An absolutely crucial sevens event takes place in the UCD Bowl next month.

Leinster underage product Timoney heads north to join Ulster

The Ireland U20 international back row has signed an academy contract with the northern province.

IRFU decline to comment amid Cian Healy World Cup fears

It is believed the 27-year-old is still struggling to shake off the after effects of neck surgery.

Rugby - Monday 27 July, 2015

Leinster close to signing South African scrum-half as World Cup cover

Conrad Hoffmann is set to join from the Sharks on a three-month contract.

We’ll Leave It There So: Keano’s caution, Irish cyclist’s doping ban and all today’s sport

Here’s the best of what Monday had for all you sports fans out there.

Samoa’s union records hefty financial loss for historic All Blacks visit

You can’t put a price on the value of a positive impression.

Analysis: All Blacks and Springboks fire World Cup warning shots

In a classic encounter at Ellis Park, both teams pounced for brilliant first-half tries.

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Quade Cooper explains his ‘zero f**ks given’ Twitter rant

After lashing out on Twitter, the Australian has explained his motivation.

Rugby - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Reports: Leinster offer Leo Cullen two-to-three-year deal as head coach

Leinster are waiting on the IRFU to give the go ahead on the appointment.

Michael Hooper could be in big trouble for throwing this punch in the win over Argentina

The incident wasn’t seen by the officials at the time.

Incredible Gatlin, pre-season insight and all the week’s best sportswriting

Grab a cuppa and settle in to catch up on some superb articles.

Late Aussie flourish sets up Rugby Championship decider against NZ in Sydney

Michael Cheika’s men ran in two tries in the last two minutes to seal a bonus point win away to Argentina.

Rugby - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Japan lost to the USA last night, but this try was backline perfection

Nothing beats a perfect first phase try.

All Blacks outsmart South Africa with late line-out play in 5-try thriller

We wouldn’t complain too much if these two met in the World Cup final.

As you would expect, Samoa and Fiji traded some huge tackles this morning

They played out a 30-30 thriller in the Pacific Nations Cup.

‘We’ve seen who can cope in extreme conditions,’ Farrell in awe of England’s pre-World Cup training

‘Everyone says they’ve had the best pre-season of all time.’

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Rugby - Friday 24 July, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Hulk’s racism, sectarian abuse ban and all today’s sport

Here’s what you might have missed in the sporting world.

Mourad Boudjellal warns internationals about missing Toulon games

‘The clubs, who pay the wages, should have their stars for the most important dates of the season.’

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