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Rugby - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'He's brave to a fault': Carbery's masterful display ends with suspected arm fracture

The 22-year-old has been ruled out of next week’s game against Argentina.

Here's how we rated Ireland in their narrow win over Fiji

Ireland did just enough to make it six straight wins.

Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji

An experimental selection from Joe Schmidt was put under intense scrutiny by a fantastic array of Fijian talent.

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Elliot Daly's brilliant try the highlight of England-Australia

The hosts ran in four tries to none from their opponents, who had two potential scores disallowed on replay.

As it happened: Ireland vs Fiji, Autumn internationals

We had minute-by-minute coverage as Joe Schmidt’s side continued their November series when they met Fiji at the Aviva Stadium.

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy

This was no work of art in Florence.

Ruddock leads an Irish charge low on experience, high on confidence against Fiji

From uncapped centre Chris Farrell to Andrew Porter on his first international start as tighthead, this Ireland side feel they are ready to meet Schmidt’s standards.

Rugby - Friday 17 November, 2017

Fiji boss wants end to 'amateur era' arrangements and a share of November wealth

Head coach John McKee has a re-energised Nemani Nadolo to call on for the sold-out clash in Ireland.

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

Cheika disrespected referee with England bully claims, insists Eddie Jones

The England head coach does not expect referee Ben O’Keeffe to be influenced by the former Leinster boss’s words.

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'They call today the captain's run, it was more Joey's run' -- Ruddock

“I’m just head down and push,” says lead-by-example skipper Rhys Ruddock.

Barbarian days a welcome change of pace and set Jordi Murphy up for Fiji

The Leinster man is back on the international scene for the first time since Chicago.

Schmidt excited to see how the depth chart holds up in 'acid test' against Fiji

Ireland’s head coach is counting down the matches before the 2019 World Cup, and he knows there are not many more chances to experiment.

Rugby - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Dillane determined to keep focus wider than just box-office Nakarawa

An inexperienced Ireland team will put an emphasis on their structure against Fiji.

Nadolo back in town as Fiji pack a punch in side to face Ireland

John McKee has made four changes to the side who lost to Italy last weekend.

Tom Croft retires at 32 after two tours and three Test starts for the Lions

The Leicester flanker scored two tries on his debut for the Lions against South Africa in 2009.

'It's always a concern', but Schmidt backs new faces and combinations against Fiji

The Ireland head coach says players need to be exposed at this level in order to learn and develop.

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'Couldn't negotiate a piss up in a brewery': Row erupts in Seanad over Ireland's failed Rugby bid

Senators Terry Leyden and Neale Richmond had a war of words over the failed Rugby World Cup bid.

Carbery at 10, another new centre combination and more Ireland team talking points

Joe Schmidt has made 13 changes for Saturday’s clash with Fiji.

Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji

There are also first starts in green for Darren Sweetnam, Andrew Porter and Rob Herring.

IRFU chief 'hugely disappointed' Wales and Scotland gave World Cup votes elsewhere

Philip Browne has thanked England for their support, meanwhile.

Marmion ready to bring energy and more from the start for Ireland

The Connacht man has started just four times at international level, but has impressed Schmidt throughout this year.

Rugby - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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England Women's 15s squad to be paid match fees as they open November Tests

The RFU has agreed a pay deal for the Red Roses.

Who would you like to see get a chance when Ireland face Fiji?

Joe Schmidt names his team tomorrow.

South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process

South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years’ time, but the tournament will return to France.

'It is not to be, our race is now run': Bitter disappointment for Ireland's bid team

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne says it is too early to say whether they will launch another bid in the future.

Ireland miss out on staging 2023 Rugby World Cup as France win bidding process

The IRFU bid was eliminated after the first round of voting in London.

'Johann van Graan the best fit for Munster out there' - Stander

The Ireland number eight said the new Munster coach will hit the ground running.

'Joe told me before the game I was like an aeroplane on the runway, I'm there but I'm not going up'

CJ Stander hopes Saturday’s performance against South Africa will be the launchpad for his season with Ireland and Munster.

Big-stage kicking priceless exposure for Joey Carbery

Ireland’s second choice out-half has found himself fourth in line for the kicking tee with Leinster.

'I struggled with the selection': McGrath gearing up for return to number 1 after rare absence

Missing out on a big Test match was a new experience for McGrath.

Rugby - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Opportunity knocks for squad members but Schmidt demands the same high standards

Jack Conan is one player chomping at the bit to pull on the green jersey against Fiji.

'There was part of me that was wondering was that me done, would I be a one-cap wonder?'

Rob Herring had to wait three-and-a-half years for his second bite at international rugby, and he wasn’t prepared to let the chance slip by.

More injury hell for Munster's Cronin after tearing calf muscle in Baa-Baas game

The prop has endured a wretched run with injuries.

Kilcoyne and Ryan in race to be fit for sold-out Fiji clash after missing training

Leinster’s Michael Bent has been called into the Ireland squad as injury cover.

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'I'm excited to challenge myself in a new environment': Kiwi Lowe arrives at Leinster

The 25-year-old could make his debut against the Dragons.

Setback for Wales as Davies ruled out for 2018 Six Nations after suffering serious foot injury

The centre was injured against Australia last Saturday.