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Rugby - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There is a lot of things they get away with': Lions coach to meet with refs over Crusaders' tactics

Ahead of the Super Rugby final, Lions coach Swys de Bruin has called for his side to get a “fair deal” against the Crusaders.

Townsend and backroom team extend deals to coach Scotland until 2021

Ireland’s World Cup pool rivals will have their house in order.

AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list

The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.

'I'm not holding Eddie to account': RFU boss backs Jones despite England's slump in form

“It’s about looking at the whole picture and having confidence in the future plan as well as the history to date.”

Rugby - Monday 30 July, 2018

Celtic Park announced as the venue for next year's Pro14 final

The home of the Scottish Premiership champions will host the competition’s showpiece event on Saturday, 25 May.

Rugby - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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

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

Watch: Simon Zebo produces a sensational run to score his first try for Racing 92 Decent Effort This post contains videos

Watch: Simon Zebo produces a sensational run to score his first try for Racing 92

It took the former Munster man just two minutes to get a try in his first pre-season game for the French side.

Getting your van jammed outside Dalymount, dodgy adidas boots and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

Rugby - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Crusaders crush 'Canes to move step closer to back-to-back Super Rugby titles

Ronan O’Gara is going to a Super Rugby final.

'I could see young Irish guys coming here after missing out on the provinces' academies'

Adrian Balfour, general manager of the Seattle Seawolves, told us about their Major League Rugby-winning success.

'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster

The Ireland captain missed the June series, but has rehabilitated his hamstring and is determined to steer Ulster on a better course.

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

Rugby - Friday 27 July, 2018

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'It will be nice to win in the RDS for a change': Tomane settling into Leinster life with help from an old friend

Leinster’s new recruit is ready to hit the ground running.

After intense headaches and feeling just plain 'crap', Jared Payne has moved to a new chapter

‘Sometimes you felt like you had a bit of a hangover and other times it feels like something’s wrong in your head and you’re tempted to call A&E.’

Rugby - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Six-month ban for Johnson after consuming wife's fat-burning supplement

The ban has been backdated and the Wasps man will be free to play from the start of the upcoming season.

Rugby - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

North, Carbery, Tomane: All the Pro14 signings for the 2018/19 season

We’ve rounded up all the additions ahead of the upcoming Pro14 campaign.

Irish-qualified Bristol back Hughes among new additions to Ulster academy

The northern province have brought six youngsters into Year 1 of their academy programme.

'Armpit line' introduced in English cup as trials to lower tackle height continue

Rugby authorities are hoping to see a reduction in the number of concussions being sustained in tackles.

Samoan rugby player charged with assault after bust-up at World Cup Sevens

Gordon Langkilde of Samoa attacked three Welsh opponents in the tunnel at AT&T Park over the weekend.

Rugby - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Leinster get Pro14 defence underway in Wales as inter-pro dates rejigged

There will be two rounds of inter-provincial clashes leading into the first European weekend of the season.

Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay

Last weekend’s World Cup in San Fran saw the men’s and women’s teams deliver fine performances.

Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations

All three suspensions are for two-year periods.

Rugby - Monday 23 July, 2018

Irish men sign off Sevens bid with impressive Challenge final win

The win over Australia capped a successful campaign.

Rugby - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Five-try Ireland show Wales a clean pair of heels to reach Sevens World Cup Challenge final

Ireland will face Australia at 00:08 Irish time.

Champions New Zealand book Sevens World Cup final with England 7s

Champions New Zealand book Sevens World Cup final with England

The Kiwis beat Olympic champions Fiji in their semi-final, while England overcame South Africa.

The Kiss, Croatia and Clones: Get into the week's best sportswriting

Stay in and treat yourself to some of the best things on the internet this week.

Conroy rips Kenya to shreds with hat-trick as Ireland book Wales semi-final at RWC Sevens Speed Merchant This post contains videos

Conroy rips Kenya to shreds with hat-trick as Ireland book Wales semi-final at RWC Sevens

Buccaneers flyer Jordan Conroy completed his hat-trick of tries in just seven minutes.

Rugby - Saturday 21 July, 2018

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Slick skipper show from Mulhall as Ireland see off Russia to battle on in San Fran

Ireland Women will now play Spain for fifth place at the Sevens World Cup.

Sam Warburton retirement a 'red flag' for rugby

The former Wales and British Lions captain this week announced he was hanging up his boots at the age of 29.

Ronan O'Gara's Crusaders cruise past Sharks to book Hurricanes semi-final

The last two champions of Super Rugby will meet in the semi-finals after the Crusaders made light work of the Sharks.

Dominant South Africa rout Ireland at RWC Sevens

The men’s side were overpowered in the last-16 tie.

Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland

After a brilliant win over England, defeat sends Ireland Women to the 5-8th place play-offs.

Dardis to the rescue for Ireland as late O'Brien try delivers win over Chile

A thundering run from Pedro Verschae threatened to derail Ireland’s World Cup campaign.

Rugby - Friday 20 July, 2018

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns Famous Win This post contains videos

Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns

Ireland’s quarter-final versus the Black Ferns will be broadcast live on Eir Sport from 1:30am.

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Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis Blowback This post contains videos

Early Savea score tips the balance as Hurricanes see off Chiefs to make Super semis

Either the Crusaders or the Sharks will be the semi-final opponents for the Hurricanes after they saw off the Chiefs in the last eight.

7s World Cup a golden gateway for Ireland to show fruits of their labour

The short form of the game has in-built hurdles, but this weekend is a big opportunity for it to make a mark.

Carbery and Munster to tackle Leinster early, both provinces due in South Africa on the same November weekend

There will be two rounds of inter-pros before European competition kicks off this season.

Rugby - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Warburton overwhelmed by support following shock retirement announcement

“Never in a million years expected this much support. I cannot put into words how much it means to me.”