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Rugby - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Conroy returns for Exeter trip as Ireland 7s ramp up to World Cup

A fortnight out from a World Cup in San Francisco, Ireland are bidding to add another title.

Promising Glenstal Abbey out-half among Munster's academy recruits for 2018/19

Ben Healy was the standout performer in the Munster Senior Schools Cup last year.

Rugby - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'They started complaining as soon as they arrived': Tunisia Rugby hit back after Zimbabwe's 'disgusting hotel' claims

Tunisia say they made every effort to accommodate Zimbabwe after they complained about ‘the state of the bathroom in one of the rooms, the lack of a swimming pool and the low internet speed’.

Sale pull off Ashton signing after early release from Toulon for family reasons

The prolific try-scorer’s return to the Premiership opens up a route back into the England fold.

All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery

Ronan O’Gara’s team have a big south island derby date on Friday at Wyatt Crockett Stadium.

Rugby - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Zimbabwe players sleep on the streets ahead of Rugby World Cup qualifier

Photographs showed players lying on a pavement wearing blankets and surrounded by their luggage.

Ireland forwards coach Easterby to provide support for Ulster before head coach arrival

Hope remains that Dan McFarland will leave Scotland before January, but Easterby will work with the province’s young coaches on an interim basis.

Rugby - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Make it a double! Ireland complete another big weekend with second Grand Prix trophy

A big victory over Germany seals more silverware for Ireland in Paris.

Ireland hammer England to continue World Cup prep with bronze medal

It was another good weekend for Ireland in Paris.

#NewbridgeOrNowhere, Gabriel Jesus painting streets in Brazil 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.

From the Aran Islands to American international: Mullen helping Eagles to new heights

“Six months ago I’d only played division three rugby,” says the prop who started all three of the USA’s June Test wins.

Rugby - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Former All Black McAlister retires after 'one hell of a ride'

The versatile back moved to Toulon in 2017 but finished last season with a loan stint at Clermont.

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak

The Samoans were far too strong for Germany in the first leg of their play-off in Apia earlier today.

Rugby - Friday 29 June, 2018

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Rugby - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy

Eoghan Barrett and Ben Roche are heading to France to pursue professional rugby careers.

Folau loses appeal against ban for aerial clash with Peter O'Mahony

The Wallabies fullback was given a one-match ban, but appealed in the hope of playing for the Waratahs this weekend.

Rugby - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Folau handed one-match ban for aerial challenge on Ireland captain O'Mahony

The Wallabies fullback faced a disciplinary hearing with World Rugby and is now set to miss the Waratahs’ Super Rugby clash against the Rebels.

Munster glory, Ireland triumphs and time in England - Peter Stringer's rugby career in pics So Long Strings This post contains images

Munster glory, Ireland triumphs and time in England - Peter Stringer's rugby career in pics

Stringer bowed out yesterday after playing for 20 years.

Cullen hoping Contepomi's fresh set of eyes can keep Leinster on the upward curve

The head coach is keen to welcome some outside influence to the reigning European champions.

Rugby - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Felipe Contepomi makes return to Leinster Rugby

The former out-half previously played with the province 116 times after joining in 2003.

Legendary Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer announces his retirement aged 40

The ex-Munster star has finally opted to hang up his boots.

Samoa PM tells players to quit if they lose crunch play-off to reach Ireland's World Cup pool

He then predicted they’d reach the quarter-finals in Japan.

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland

Ireland had a stunning season in which they beat everyone in the World Rugby Top 10 aside from the All Blacks.

'Without any hesitation that was the biggest game of my career by miles'

Jack Conan took his opportunity on Saturday in Sydney as Ireland won their series Down Under.

Rugby - Monday 25 June, 2018

Rugby star fronts bid to ban homophobic abuse in English football

Former Wales player Gareth Thomas has joined forces with Conservative MP Damian Collins.

Ireland achieve highest-ever points total in latest World Rugby rankings

Joe Schmidt’s side won 10 of their 11 Tests last season.

Leinster sign three Ireland U20 players up as part of academy intake for 2018/19

Six players have left the system, while Will Connors has been awarded a senior contract.

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

What next for Ireland? Schmidt's men don't want to be 'one-hit wonders'

The Ireland boss is excited by the returns of Sean O’Brien, Rhys Ruddock and Josh van der Flier.

'That one-man lift, they're obviously putting their own player in danger'

CJ Stander says he could have protected Peter O’Mahony ‘a bit better’ in the air.

Rugby - Sunday 24 June, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 12 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It’s been a particularly memorable few days from an Irish perspective.

'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'

Ulster front row Rob Herring was one of the big winners on Ireland’s tour Down Under.

Jones: England back on road to being world's best

After ending his worst stretch as coach, Jones believes England are back on track to challenge at the World Cup.

Scotland run riot in Argentina to end tour with record-breaking win

Daniel Hourcade’s final game in charge of Argentina ended in heavy defeat.

How Senegal stunned France at the 2002 World Cup and more of the week's best sportswriting

Settle yourself into some brilliant reads from this week.

All Blacks and November next in Schmidt's sights as Ireland's success rolls on

The Ireland head coach is heading home to New Zealand for a few weeks of rest.

Israel Folau to face disciplinary hearing after challenges on Peter O'Mahony

The Wallabies fullback has received a citing commissioner’s warning on top of his yellow card.

Cheika invited referee to post-match press conference to explain decisions

The Wallabies head coach was not happy with some of the calls against his team in defeat to Ireland.

Rugby - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Super Cipriani kick helps England beat 'Boks to end losing streak

Eddie Jones’ five-month, six-game slump is over.

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Sydney as Ireland seal landmark series win

Murray Kinsella witnessed Joe Schmidt’s side complete a hugely-successful season earlier.