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Rugby - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Germany keep World Cup dream alive, will face Samoa for place in Ireland's pool

The sides will face off in a home-and-away play-off.

Erasmus' Springboks come from behind again to seal series win over England

That’s now six defeats in a row for Eddie Jones’ side.

All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card

Referee Angus Gardner sent the French fullback off in a decision which overshadowed this morning’s second Test.

'He's really deserving of that man-of-the-match award' - Furlong on fire

The Ireland tighthead was superb in the set-piece and in the loose against the Wallabies.

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The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's impressive victory over the Wallabies in Melbourne

Murray Kinsella joins Gavan Casey from Melbourne to dissect this morning’s win and look ahead to the series decider in Sydney.

Ireland make six changes in bid to avoid U20 World Cup relegation

‘This isn’t a position we imagined we’d be in,’ head coach Noel McNamara says.

Wallabies unhappy about broken Genia arm but Schmidt positive on Irish injuries

Andrew Conway, Dan Leavy and Cian Healy all went off injured for Ireland.

Schmidt hails 'super line-breaks' and breakdown work as Ireland bite back against Australia

The Kiwi was pleased Ireland made use of the pressure they created in Melbourne, but felt there were more chances left untaken.

First win on Aussie soil since 1979 sends Ireland into series decider in Sydney

Joe Schmidt’s men were much improved as they drew level after a thrilling game in Melbourne.

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, June series second Test

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s men set out to avoid a second straight defeat and keep their series alive against the Wallabies.

'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory

Conor O’Shea’s men dominated the early stages and took a 19-3 lead before Japan were stirred into a reaction.

France limit damage against New Zealand after early red card

The All Blacks scored four tries against the 14 men, but wound up winning by just 13 points.

Series on the line for Ireland in fascinating second Test in Melbourne

Joe Schmidt’s side are on the back foot after last weekend’s defeat to the Wallabies.

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season

The Cork man was only called up after Rory Best’s injury but now finds himself in the starting XV.

Rugby - Friday 15 June, 2018

England still have belief despite bruising South Africa defeat, says captain Farrell

England continue to believe in themselves ahead of their second Test against South Africa, according to their skipper.

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Ex-Munster scrum-half confirmed as new Stade Francais backs and attack coach

Mike Prendergast is moving to the Top 14 club.

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture

The winger was shocked that the referee did not take action against the All Black players who fractured his skull in the first Test.

'Frustrated and upset' Ireland look to bounce back in second Test

Peter O’Mahony says his team-mates are looking for an improved performance.

Sleepless nights for Schmidt, who looks to keep the wheels firmly on the bus

The Ireland head coach said the door is not closed on hooker Sean Cronin.

'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'

'Johnny is one of the toughest roosters out there. He’s the maestro'

The Leinster man returns to Ireland’s number 10 shirt as they look to level the series in Australia.

'Only Tadhg could have told you how good Tadhg could be': Beirne built for international rugby after testing road to the top

Ahead of his Ireland debut, we spoke to some of the people who moulded Tadhg Beirne and first put his athleticism to work.

'I am obviously really proud to be Irish... but I also love being French'

Daniel Brennan on having the best of both worlds.

'You could have all the carries in the world but if you don’t back it up, that’s s**t'

Cian Healy is fired up to put things right at scrum time against the Wallabies.

Rugby - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line 13

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line

The 23-year-old is fully aware of the challenge that awaits as he steps back into the Test arena on Saturday.

Ref review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland's defeat to the Wallabies?

Marius van der Westhuizen had some big decisions to make in Brisbane.

Toulon deny reports Chris Ashton has requested early release from contract

The winger has, in fact, asked for a contract extension with the French club.

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'

Tadhg Furlong is back in Ireland’s starting XV and desperate to rediscover that winning feeling in Melbourne.

The Beast to reach Springbok landmark as Erasmus names team for England

Erasmus hails Mtawarira as ‘a great servant of the game’ ahead of his 100th appearance for South Africa.

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut

The 26-year-old will be covering the second row and blindside flank on Saturday against the Wallabies.

The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side

Murray Kinsella joins us from Melbourne with all the latest news from the Irish camp.

Shields in for full debut as England drop Robshaw for second Springboks Test

Eddie Jones has made two changes in personnel as his side look to halt their losing run.

France flanker brands All Blacks cheats after red card row

Kevin Gourdon has gone in two-footed two days before the second Test in Wellington.

Ex-Ulster boss Gibbes to join French side La Rochelle in November

Gibbes previously worked in France with Clermont Auvergne as forwards coach.

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

Schmidt backs 'good scrummaging hooker' Scannell, with Cronin missing out

The Leinster hooker is absent from the matchday 23 for the second Test against the Wallabies.

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test

Tadhg Beirne could make his Ireland debut from the bench in Melbourne.

'I love the land, I love the people and I’m optimistic for what Zimbabwe can become'

David Pocock showed no ill effects on his return to Test rugby against Ireland last weekend.

Irish coach Mike Prendergast set to join reinvigorated Stade Français

The former Munster scrum-half has a growing reputation as an excellent attack coach.

Rugby - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ronan O'Gara extends his Crusaders contract for 2019 Super Rugby season ROG

Ronan O'Gara extends his Crusaders contract for 2019 Super Rugby season

The former Ireland and Munster out-half says he is looking forward to staying in New Zealand with his family for another year.