Rugby - Yesterday’s News
The new signing marked his home debut with a first try in Ulster colours.
Cian Healy and Rob Kearney made promising returns for the eastern province.
On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.
Plus, Shane Duffy has become Brighton’s record signing, while Blackburn have brought in two Irish defenders.
Can Kerry shock Jim Gavin’s side and set up an All-Ireland decider with Mayo?
Let’s see if you’ve been paying attention over the last seven days.
The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.
Stirling Mortlock is among the vocal critics of the World Cup runners-up, but Cheika says the Australian thing to do is get behind the team.
The northern province are playing two games in Kingspan Stadium tonight. Ruan Pienaar will sit out the fixtures with an elbow injury.
Andrew Trimble and Ireland switched onto the task of beating New Zealand earlier this week.
Rugby - Thursday 25 August, 2016
Elsewhere, Ireland will have another Paralympian in Rio while Cristiano Ronaldo picks up another individual accolade.
Meanwhile, Charles Piutau starts for Ulster again.
Leo Cullen’s men welcome Bath to Donnybrook on Friday.
Bernard Foley will start in the centre as the World Cup runners-up look to avenge their 42-8 home humbling.
The three-time Major winner with a meticulous eye for detail.
It’s been a long road back for the blindside flanker, who is positive about the new regime.
Rugby - Wednesday 24 August, 2016
Anton Lienert-Brown has been named to start by Steve Hansen in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test.
The 26-year-old out-half will hope to face Leinster in the RDS in two weekends’ time.
Here’s what Wednesday had to offer, sports fans.
After breaking his ankle against New Zealand, Giteau could step aside to let the next generation come through.
The Aucklander his hoping the influence of the ‘exceptional’ Graham Henry can give Leinster and edge in his second year back after retirement.
Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare
The wing hopes to play in the early weeks of the new season, but Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss must deal with an injury crisis in the front row.
Pat Lam’s squad trained against Ulster Bank League outfit Clontarf last weekend.
The promising out-half is struggling with a hamstring issue.
The Leinster boss reckons eight or nine teams could win the Pro12 this season.
Managing director Martin Anayi is in favour of reducing the number of games in the league.
Rugby - Tuesday 23 August, 2016
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Here’s what the world of sport had to offer on Tuesday.
Some players have made a permanent move to live in Limerick and those who haven’t are staying overnight during training weeks.
Pat Lam is coming down hard on any signs of complacency in Galway.
The final returns to the capital for the first time since 2014.
The former Leinster coach admits that Australia are up against it following their 42-8 defeat to the All-Blacks at the weekend.
And Ronan O’Gara, of course.
Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty believes Cian Healy can return to former heights.
Rugby - Monday 22 August, 2016
Elsewhere, Paul O’Donovan was dominant in his world rowing championships heat and Limerick are looking for a new Gaelic football manager.
Rugby union’s highest test point-scorer is well able to defend too.
The 25-year-old centre/fullback won all three of his international caps in 2012.
We’re going to find out next month.
The former Leinster man kicked five penalties as Bordeaux beat reigning champions Racing 92 in the Top 14.
The South African director of rugby rated his side’s performance as solid.
Rugby - Sunday 21 August, 2016
The Toulon star fractured his ankle in as the Wallabies were trounced in Sydney.
A European Cup winner will be on the sideline with Tipperary today.