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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

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Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Irishman Shane O'Leary to play for Canada in crunch Rugby World Cup qualifier against the US

The Cork native recently left Connacht after three years with the province.

Gatland backs Furlong to show he is one of the best props in the world

The Lions head coach is excited about how good the Ireland tighthead can be.

Memories of '71 live on as Lions and All Blacks face into a thrilling series

Warren Gatland has picked an exciting team for the first Test in Auckland.

Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy

Conor O’Shea is still ruing a missed opportunity against Fiji as he takes his team to Brisbane.

Wasps to kick off Connacht's pre-season schedule before Pat Lam returns to Galway

New coach Kieran Keane should be at the wheel in time for two matches in the space of three days.

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony Pom

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony

Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.

Stuart Lancaster got Tadhg Furlong believing he could be a Lion

The 24-year-old tighthead is ready to take on the All Blacks at fortress Eden Park.

'We've played some lovely rugby': Lions will show positive, aggressive streak in attack, says Gatland

‘We’re not going to be talked into playing Barbarian-type rugby when we’ve got certain weapons we can use to our advantage.’

Joe Schmidt makes six changes to Irish side to face Japan

Hooker James Tracy will start in an Irish team for the first time.

Gatland happy to be getting up Hansen's nose as war of words continues

The Lions and All Blacks bosses haven’t been afraid to get stuck in.

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo 10

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo

The Ulster out-half has missed just one kick from the tee in a green shirt since November.

Rugby - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Greats of world and Irish sport congratulate O'Mahony on Lions captaincy

It’s a day the Munster man won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

'He has that Paul O'Connell DNA in him, being a Munster man'

Cork man Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out for the first Test against the All Blacks.

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

Peter O'Mahony named Lions captain for the first Test

Warren Gatland has sprung a couple of surprises for the clash in Auckland.

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

Harlequins announce signing of Francis Saili following Munster departure

The 26-year-old moves to the Twickenham Stoop on a long-term contract.

The Lions have earned respect in New Zealand but they're still outsiders

The tour is back in Auckland after a whirlwind three weeks that have seen Warren Gatland’s side grow.

Ireland management in the dark over Rassie Erasmus' Munster future

Greg Feek says no news from back home has filtered through to the national camp in Japan.

'You need to put your hand up. There's going to be injuries'

CJ Stander went well on his final audition for a place in the Lions’ first Test 23.

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start

The Kildare man has been patient for province and country, but promises to grab any Test start opportunity with two hands.

Rugby - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Gatland given last-minute food for thought in the Lions' back three

Elliot Daly is an interesting option for the left wing but George North has pedigree.

'I think he’ll make us proud' - O'Mahony set to be named Lions captain

The 27-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Test captain tomorrow.

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The Rugby Show: Lions' last chance to shine before facing the All Blacks

Warren Gatland now has some big decisions to make ahead of the first Test on Saturday.

ARU standing firm on plan to cut Force or Rebels from Super Rugby

‘We recognised that these are long-term trends and everybody in the room has accountability.’

Gatland says there's no split in Lions camp as squad join together for dressing room sing-song

‘Whatever people might say about a split in the camp, those boys are pretty together.’

Former Scottish and Lions player reveals that he is suffering with motor neurone disease

Doddie Weir earned 61 Scotland caps during an illustrious career.

POM as a captain: 'He doesn’t say much, but says things to prickle the hairs on the back of your neck'

Greg Feek hailed the leadership credentials of Peter O’Mahony as he prepares his pack for a second bout with Japan.

Gatland keeps the shirt value steady and more talking points as the Lions get a midweek win

Where possible, the head coach opted against playing his late call-ups. But is that the message of unity he wants to project in and out of his squad.

'I said to the boys if you let this one slip by you'll regret it as I regretted it four years ago'

Rory Best was delighted with the attitude of the Lions this morning.

Iain Henderson gives himself a shot but Rory Best's lineout comes up short

The five Irishmen all delivered a high work rate against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Sale bring in Australian back O'Connor as marquee signing on three-year deal

The 27-year-old is returning to the Premiership.

Sparkling outside backs and more player ratings as the Lions churn through Chiefs

Liam Williams and Elliott Daly put their last audition to good use in Hamilton.

Lions find attacking spark against Chiefs to build momentum for first Test

Warren Gatland’s midweekers kept the confidence flowing before the first All Blacks clash.

As it happened: Chiefs v The Lions

We followed all the action from Hamilton as Warren Gatland’s side faced more Super Rugby opposition.

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey

The Munster wing says he was not consistent enough to earn international recognition before this year.

The All Blacks know they're facing a 'world-class' Tadhg Furlong

The scrum will be a major part of the upcoming Lions Test series.

'He's going to be a great coach for Connacht' - Chiefs laud departing Keane

The Kiwi is taking over from Pat Lam in the west of Ireland.

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