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Rugby - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner

The powerful Ulster lock dominated his opposite number Eben Etzebeth in a telling collision.

Hansen: Sonny Bill didn't know the rules

The All Blacks star was unaware of the rule that led to his yellow card against France, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

Rugby - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'It has been a hell of a journey and a hell of a night. I'm lost for words'

Bundee Aki shared a special moment with his family and friends after a fine Ireland debut.

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Coetzee: 'We let ourselves down, we let our support back home down'

The South Africa head coach was unable to explain his side’s miserable performance at the Aviva Stadium as they slumped to a 38-3 defeat.

Wallabies' impressive form continues as Gatland's Wales beaten again

Wales have not beaten Australia since 2008 and their miserable run against the Wallabies continued in Cardiff on Saturday.

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points

A thoroughly dominant victory leaves huge grounds for optimism heading into the season ahead.

How we rated Ireland in their four-try victory over South Africa

Sexton, Conway and Furlong all stood out as Schmidt’s men got up-and-running.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

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Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch

The offer is understood to be a two-year deal to work as Scott Robertson’s assistant.

England see off Pumas in scrappy opener

Nathan Hughes scored his first Test try and Semesa Rokoduguni also crossed for England.

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.

As it happened: Ireland v South Africa, Autumn internationals

We had minute-by-minute coverage as Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November series with a big win against the Boks.

Ireland's World Cup bid: 'We don't think we were holed below the waterline. That's why we will keep battling'

Philip Browne vows to fight until the last possible minute ahead of Wednesday’s 2023 vote.

Lansdowne tighten their grip on the top spot and all of last night's Division 1A action

Reports from Friday night’s four games. Buccaneers and Cork Con face off at 2.30pm today.

'Bundee runs the show in Connacht, he has to bring a little bit of that to us' -- Rory Best

The uncapped Aki has been at the centre of all this week’s debate and he will have ample opportunity to change the conversation tonight.

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

Rugby - Friday 10 November, 2017

Donncha O'Callaghan leads Anthony Foley tribute as Baa-Baas earn Thomond win

There were four Irish debutants in the Barbarians side as Tonga came to Limerick.

'No one has walked into an Irish jersey but guys have walked out of it by the way they perform in training'

Peter O’Mahony says the introduction of uncapped players has helped drive standards in the build-up to Saturday’s clash against South Africa.

Barbarians score emphatic win over Munster in historic first appearance for women's team

The Barbarians crossed over for three tries in Thomond Park.

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Best feeling fit to lead Ireland against 'Boks, but won't look beyond this season

‘If you’re not fit enough you get found out very, very quickly.’

Leinster's Adam Griggs named as new Ireland Women's XV head coach

New Zealander takes charge until the end of the 2018 Six Nations.

Lansdowne face battle in Clontarf to remain top and all of the weekend's AIL previews

There’s a Limerick derby in Dooradoyle while fourth-place Con face a tricky trip to Athlone.

It's time for sport to call time on alcohol sponsorship

Tommy Martin argues that alcohol sponsorship has no place in sports.

Ronan O'Gara in line for sensational switch to Super Rugby - reports ROG

Ronan O'Gara in line for sensational switch to Super Rugby - reports

The Corkman has been lined up for a job with the Crusaders, according to the Irish Examiner.

'Blind' McKinley moving on from 'Goggle Guy' to Italy debut

“I just want to be treated as an ordinary player,” he says.

Schmidt confident ex-hurler Sweetnam will stay cool as he takes Test rugby 'plunge'

‘People have dipped their toe in and now they’ve got to plunge,’ says Joe Schmidt of the new caps making the grade this weekend.

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

Rugby - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Pretty much the entire family, the dog and the cat, are heading down. It'll be something special'

Jacob Stockdale is relishing the prospect of playing in front of the Aviva Stadium crowd for the first time.

'I didn't think it was very impressive from a media point of view, to be honest'

Today’s media briefing at Carton House was again dominated by questions about Bundee Aki’s inclusion.

Former Ireland captain Coghlan to lead Barbarians in historic clash with Munster

Munster have also named their teams – one for the first half, another for the second – for tomorrow’s match at Thomond Park.

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

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Six years after losing his sight in one eye, Dublin's Ian McKinley set to make debut for Italy

Former Leinster man is in the Azzurri 23 for Saturday’s game against Fiji.

Cruel blow for in-form Earls as training injury set to rule him out of series

The Munster man is replaced in Ireland’s starting XV by team-mate Andrew Conway.

McGrath drops out, Kearney remains as Schmidt's fullback and more talking points

The Ireland head coach has named his first team of the season.

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

Farrell and Itoje rested as Hartley captains England for visit of Argentina

Eddie Jones has stuck with Henry Slade and Sam Underhill in his side to face the Pumas, while Elliot Daly has been passed fit.