Rugby - Today’s News
‘You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match’: Ireland’s short-term focus for continued progress
Continued progress means continued success for Paul O’Connell as he waves farewell to Ireland.
Rugby - Yesterday’s News
Munster’s win is overshadowed by Saili’s injury, while Trimble and Bowe both score for Ulster.
Wing set to make his return against Ireland but Warren Gatland is still concerned.
Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.
There was also the Captain’s Run ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up and an incredible performance in the women’s 200m final in Beijing.
One of them somehow avoided a card.
It’s rare you find an All Black fan this pessimistic.
Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar is also included in the squad.
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Neil Jenkins says that there are “numerous” places up for grabs in the Welsh squad.
Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.
The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.
JC Greyling could face the All Blacks at the Olympic Stadium.
This extract from the new book ‘Rugby Revealed’ sees the Leinster out-half offer his advice.
Ireland’s players will know their World Cup fate by Monday morning at the latest.
Jack Bechta is on the lookout for the next Jarryd Hayne.
Rugby - Thursday 27 August, 2015
Joe Schmidt says players who have returned to Ulster and Leinster are very much in the World Cup mix.
Almost three years on from the tragic death of the 22-year-old, his province unveiled this fitting tribute.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s coach pointed to several versatile options in the front row.
There is also team news from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup warm-up against Wales and the Champions League group draw.
Munster also hand a first start to 18-year-old Bill Johnston
No other northern hemisphere players feature, however.
Trimble lines out for Ulster for the first time since October.
The 26-year-old comes into the team after an excellent summer of training.
The loosehead prop is back in full training.
Plus, there are the very welcome sights of Cian Healy and Marty Moore in full training.
The centre and prop will hope to force their way in to Joe Schmidt’s squad plans over the weekend.
World Rugby has demanded updated plans from Japan’s 2019 World Cup organising committee to allay concerns about the event’s viability.
Lancaster has gone for seven players with 10 caps of less.
Luke Fitzgerald at 13, frontliners return and Joe Schmidt’s masterplan.
Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney all return.
North is one of 12 changes to the side the Ireland beat three weeks ago.
Rugby - Wednesday 26 August, 2015
Nathan White is set for his first start at tighthead, while Dave Kearney is likely to get his chance.
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George Ford and Owen Farrell are Lancaster’s immovable 10s.
Here are the fresh faces you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of next month.
There was a bizarre incident in last weekend’s ITM Cup action between Northland and Southland.