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Rugby - Today’s News

Robbie Henshaw's tour looks to be over as Lions wait on scan results

The outlook is not good for the Ireland and Leinster centre.

No regrets for Scottish pair after winning very brief Lions caps

Finn Russell and Allan Dell were the ‘lucky’ ones among the so-called ‘geography six.’

Lots of outside 'noise' but Lions must now produce performance of a lifetime

Warren Gatland believes is Test team are totally focused on the task.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Henderson frustrated by 'stupid' yellow after putting himself in Test frame

The 25-year-old Ulsterman was outstanding before being sent to the sin bin.

Sky Sports set to launch channels for specific sports in bid to halt falling figures

The network is also reportedly planning to reduce its subscription fees.

Courtney Lawes confident and ready after staking strong Test claim in Wellington

The English lock did his chances of facing the All Blacks no harm today against the Hurricanes.

Ex-Leinster and Welsh prospects join new crop in Munster academy

Jack Power and James McCarthy are joining the southern province for 2017/18.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks ahead to the Lions' second test against the All Blacks Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks ahead to the Lions' second test against the All Blacks

Eddie O’Sullivan was one of the coaches the last time the Lions toured New Zealand, in 2005.

Max Deegan awarded senior contract as Leinster recruit five Ireland U20s to academy

It brings the number of players promoted to senior contracts at the province to eight.

Eddie O'Sullivan: 'If you want to beat the All Blacks you have to deconstruct them systematically'

O’Sullivan was speaking on The42′s Rugby Show earlier today.

'There’s been a significant campaign against me personally' - Gatland

The Lions coach has felt targeted by the New Zealand Herald.

Criticism of devaluing Lions jersey fed into Gatland not using his bench

The ‘geography six’ were kept on the bench against the Hurricanes, even as a big lead got away from the tourists.

'I'm eternally indebted to Jodie for flying them out': Best shares special Lions moment with family

The Ireland captain had his family in attendance at the Westpac Stadium this morning.

End of the tour pain for Henshaw (and many non-injured players) with only defining Tests to go

The Athlone man’s shoulder injury did not look good, but if he is indeed unable to play any more part on this tour, he won’t be alone on the outskirts of the squad.

Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition

Rory Best and CJ Stander were strong too, but Robbie Henshaw was injured in the first half.

The player ratings as the Lions are held to a draw by Hurricanes

Iain Henderson stood out for the tourists, but his yellow card signaled the start of a brilliant ‘Canes comeback.

Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington

The Hurricanes mounted a second-half comeback at the Cake Tin.

As it happened: Hurricanes v The Lions

Warren Gatland’s side faced the defending Super Rugby champions in Wellington.

All Black Kaino defends himself as Gatland gets mocked up as a clown

The fallout from the first Test between the Lions and All Blacks continues.

'Joe's going through these little towns and country roads and we're sh**ting ourselves'

Hurricanes coach John Plumtree has fond memories of his 10-month stint with Ireland.

Rugby - Monday 26 June, 2017

'Stand out, play well and you will be looked at': Henshaw knows Test door is far from shut

The Lions play their final midweek game of the tour against the Hurricanes tomorrow morning.

Analysis: Big moments decide big games and the Lions came up short

The tourists’ inability to finish chances early in the first half was pivotal in the first Test.

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan Full Flight This post contains videos

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan

Not content with sealing a record for himself, the Limerick man assisted five tries for five different scorers.

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut

The 27-year-old came off the bench in Saturday’s win over Japan.


All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan

“I just thought: ‘Blooming heck, these are big units, I’d best not do anything too bad in the house’.”

All Blacks set for changes as Crotty and Smith likely to miss Test two

Steve Hansen looks certain to have fresh faces in his backline.

Hansen hits back at 'desperate, predictable' Gatland over Murray accusation

The All Blacks boss was not happy with accusations his side had attempted to injury Murray.

Rugby - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'A lot of boys thought I was going to be a bell. They've gone ‘well you’ve actually turned out to be alright’'

Joe Marler on life on tour, ‘getting to know Rory Best OBE’ and trying to make the Test squad.

'If I felt that I was physically dominated, I'd be wanting to fix that'

Lions head coach Warren Gatland has challenged his players to win more collisions in Test two.

Changes on the cards as Lions set to 'shake it up' with selection

Warren Gatland name-checked Maro Itoje and Sam Warburton as two possible inclusions.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven sporting days looked through a lens.

Shane O'Leary lands late equalising kick for Canada as they're held by US in World Cup qualifier

The Cork native and former Connacht player qualifies for the Canucks through his mother.

Analysis: All Blacks show a brutal edge the Lions were sorely lacking

The tourists must up the ante when it comes to the contact in Test two.

Richie Power's quest to banish injury woes and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Munster rugby pay tribute to Peter O’Mahony.

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

Connacht son Johnny O'Connor returns to join club's backroom team

The former Ireland player has previously worked with Galway United and Arsenal.

'I would have Iain Henderson ahead of Maro Itoje:' Willie John McBride

The Lions legend was disappointed with the Lions scrum after the first Test against the All Blacks.

'They are actually diving blindly and hitting someone's leg' - Gatland

The Lions boss was not happy with how the All Blacks targeted Conor Murray.

Best, Henshaw, Stander and Henderson get chance to impress against Canes

The Ulsterman captains the Lions again on Tuesday night in Wellington.

Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear

Warren Gatland’s men missed their chance to really put doubt in the Kiwis’ minds.

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