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Top Irish province in URC regular season to receive new trophy
# Irish Shield
# Irish Shield

Top Irish province in URC regular season to receive new trophy

1 minute ago 3 Views 0 Comments

The winners of the new competition’s four regional pools will receive a ‘Shield’ trophy as well as automatic qualification for the Champions Cup.

Leinster name Sexton as captain and start Porter at loosehead for Bulls test
# Here's Johnny
# Here's Johnny

Leinster name Sexton as captain and start Porter at loosehead for Bulls test

2 minutes ago 45 Views 0 Comments

Dan Sheehan starts at hooker for the province as the Bulls arrive into the Aviva for the season opener.

Munster name Zebo in their starting line-up and Snyman on the bench for Sharks clash
# Boks Office
# Boks Office

Munster name Zebo in their starting line-up and Snyman on the bench for Sharks clash

13 minutes ago 1,123 Views 0 Comments

Rugby World Cup winner RG Snyman is set to make his Thomond Park debut off the bench on his second appearance for the province having missed last season through injury.

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

20 minutes ago 197 Views 0 Comments

There is one alteration to the bench as Lucy Mulhall comes in for the injured Enya Breen.

Super Rugby newcomers Fijiian Drua appoint experienced Aussie as first ever head coach
# Man Of The World
# Man Of The World

Super Rugby newcomers Fijiian Drua appoint experienced Aussie as first ever head coach

1 hour ago 1,102 Views 0 Comments

Former AFL champion Mick Byrne has previously worked as skills coach for the All Blacks, Australia, Japan and Scotland.

Thirty-six-year ban on alcohol in English football stands could be lifted following fan-led review
# Delighted With The 3 Pints
# Delighted With The 3 Pints

Thirty-six-year ban on alcohol in English football stands could be lifted following fan-led review

1 hour ago 1,532 Views 4 Comments

Former British sports minister Tracey Crouch’s proposals will spark debate – particularly after the crowd trouble during the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Darnold double as Panthers beat Texans to stay perfect
# Thursday Night Football
# Thursday Night Football

Darnold double as Panthers beat Texans to stay perfect

2 hours ago 1,258 Views 1 Comment

Sam Darnold rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the 24-9 victory over the Houston Texans.

Padraig Harrington praises spirit in Team Europe as Ryder Cup begins
# Day 1
# Day 1

Padraig Harrington praises spirit in Team Europe as Ryder Cup begins

3 hours ago 3,513 Views 1 Comment

World number one Jon Rahm will be sent out in the first match for the second Ryder Cup in succession.

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever

3 hours ago 20,035 Views 3 Comments

Eamonn Darcy talks to The42 about his crucial role in winning the 1987 Ryder Cup, the first time Europe ever won on American soil.

'I’m still nowhere near where I want to be' - Hume determined not to be one-cap wonder
# Beginning
# Beginning

'I’m still nowhere near where I want to be' - Hume determined not to be one-cap wonder

4 hours ago 4,355 Views 3 Comments

Ulster’s James Hume started in Ireland’s win over the United States in July.

'I know these teams want to win' - The South African view on the URC
# Skinstad
# Skinstad

'I know these teams want to win' - The South African view on the URC

5 hours ago 2,513 Views 1 Comment

Former Springbok captain Bobby Skinstad says South Africans are optimistic about the new tournament.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

5 hours ago 5,021 Views 3 Comments

Get ready…

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff
# Opener
# Opener

Can Connacht take the next step? It all starts tonight in Cardiff

5 hours ago 1,829 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming to reach the knock-out stages of the URC this season.

Yesterday’s News

McIlroy paired with Poulter, up against Schauffele and Cantlay, in Friday foursomes
# Paddy's Army
# Paddy's Army

McIlroy paired with Poulter, up against Schauffele and Cantlay, in Friday foursomes

12 hours ago 8,948 Views 2 Comments

Shane Lowry will sit out Friday’s first session at Whistling Straits.

Barcelona held by Cadiz as pressure mounts on Koeman
# Seeing Red
# Seeing Red

Barcelona held by Cadiz as pressure mounts on Koeman

12 hours ago 3,403 Views 0 Comments

The under-fire Dutch manager was sent-off in the closing stages of the game.

Derby’s administrators say Championship club’s survival chances are 95%
# Optimistic
# Optimistic

Derby’s administrators say Championship club’s survival chances are 95%

13 hours ago 3,815 Views 6 Comments

Credible buyers have already come forward.

Westmeath hurlers appoint former Dublin U21 and Ballyboden boss Fortune
# Good Fortune
# Good Fortune

Westmeath hurlers appoint former Dublin U21 and Ballyboden boss Fortune

14 hours ago 3,949 Views 0 Comments

Joe Fortune succeeds Shane O’Brien on a two-year term.

Ireland defender Liam Scales makes debut as Celtic ease past Raith Rovers
# New Bhoy
# New Bhoy

Ireland defender Liam Scales makes debut as Celtic ease past Raith Rovers

14 hours ago 14,689 Views 3 Comments

The former Shamrock Rovers player came off the bench during the 3-0 win.

Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to controversial World Cup plan
# Splitting Opinion
# Splitting Opinion

Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to controversial World Cup plan

15 hours ago 4,055 Views 2 Comments

Wenger’s idea to stage the World Cup once every two years led to widespread criticism, while Uefa issued a scathing response

'I really can't be bothered' - Verstappen shrugs off Hamilton comments
# Laid Back
# Laid Back

'I really can't be bothered' - Verstappen shrugs off Hamilton comments

15 hours ago 7,470 Views 6 Comments

The Red Bull driver leads the championship by five points ahead of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

Bolton to cut all ties with betting organisations
# Show Of Support
# Show Of Support

Bolton to cut all ties with betting organisations

16 hours ago 6,411 Views 9 Comments

The League One club will no longer provide on-site betting provision at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes
# Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes

16 hours ago 19,627 Views 8 Comments

Eamonn Darcy, Christy O’Connor Junior and Philip Walton were considered weak links on Europe’s Ryder Cup teams but they overcame the game’s superstars to write their names into golfing folklore.

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'
# AIL
# AIL

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'

16 hours ago 4,531 Views 0 Comments

Railway Union are bidding for another title as the Women’s AIL kicks off this weekend.

Osimhen on the double as Napoli surge back to top of Serie A
# Calcio
# Calcio

Osimhen on the double as Napoli surge back to top of Serie A

16 hours ago 2,037 Views 1 Comment

In the other early game, Ciro Immobile snatched a point for Lazio at Torino with a 91st-minute penalty.

'I got an email from a woman in her 50s looking to get involved in motorsport'
# New Wave
# New Wave

'I got an email from a woman in her 50s looking to get involved in motorsport'

18 hours ago 3,726 Views 0 Comments

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly is working to promote motorsport among women in Ireland.

Brooks Koepka sidesteps Ryder Cup questions about Bryson DeChambeau
# Best Of Friends
# Best Of Friends

Brooks Koepka sidesteps Ryder Cup questions about Bryson DeChambeau

18 hours ago 4,619 Views 0 Comments

The feud between two of America’s top players has been played out in public for months.

Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's the GAA senior club action available on TV and live-streaming this weekend

18 hours ago 8,522 Views 0 Comments

The TG4 cameras are live from Mayo and Tipperary on Sunday.

Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return

Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return

Updated 19 hours ago 16,670 Views 8 Comments

Johann van Graan says the Springbok star is working with increasing training loads as he aims to finally make his impact at Munster.

Liverpool won’t be part of safe standing trial
# Anfield
# Anfield

Liverpool won’t be part of safe standing trial

19 hours ago 5,022 Views 1 Comment

Standing areas are set to come into use from 1 January but the Reds will instead pursue their own rail seating experiment at Anfield.

Wayne Rooney criticises Derby owner Mel Morris after club placed in administration
# Rams
# Rams

Wayne Rooney criticises Derby owner Mel Morris after club placed in administration

19 hours ago 5,275 Views 1 Comment

The Rams boss has not heard from the club’s owner in more than six weeks.

Romelu Lukaku wants social media firms to meet players in fight against racism
# Kick It Out
# Kick It Out

Romelu Lukaku wants social media firms to meet players in fight against racism

20 hours ago 1,165 Views 0 Comments

Blues defender Marcos Alonso recently explained his decision to stop taking the knee before matches.

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form
# Tour Review
# Tour Review

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form

Updated 20 hours ago 28,408 Views 14 Comments

Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions were beaten 2-1 by world champions South Africa this summer.

Steve Stricker must blend experience with raw rookie talent in bid for Ryder Cup
# Melting Pot
# Melting Pot

Steve Stricker must blend experience with raw rookie talent in bid for Ryder Cup

20 hours ago 1,416 Views 0 Comments

Stricker will soon discover if having eight of the top 10 can see his US side regain the trophy in his home state of Wisconsin.

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges his brain to dementia research
# Leading The Way
# Leading The Way

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson pledges his brain to dementia research

21 hours ago 6,389 Views 2 Comments

The former England international is one of a number of ex-sportsmen who are suffering from the disease.

The42 Rugby Weekly: The big, big season preview and Ireland's huge clash
# Podcast
# Podcast

The42 Rugby Weekly: The big, big season preview and Ireland's huge clash

22 hours ago 1,131 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella, and Gavan Casey look forward to the new campaign.

Mack Hansen handed debut as Connacht head to Wales for URC opener
# Green Army
# Green Army

Mack Hansen handed debut as Connacht head to Wales for URC opener

23 hours ago 6,085 Views 4 Comments

The Irish-qualified Aussie has been named in Andy Friend’s starting XV for the clash with Cardiff.

21-year-old McIlroy starts in exciting Ulster backline to face Glasgow
# Team News
# Team News

21-year-old McIlroy starts in exciting Ulster backline to face Glasgow

Thu 12:18 PM 6,946 Views 5 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men kick off their season in Belfast tomorrow night.

Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants
# Inclusivity
# Inclusivity

Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants

Updated Thu 12:00 PM 23,287 Views 40 Comments

Twice within a fortnight in August Reds supporters were criticised by the club for homophobic chants.

O'Donoghue and Munster hoping Currid can repeat Limerick hurling magic
# Sports Psychologist
# Sports Psychologist

O'Donoghue and Munster hoping Currid can repeat Limerick hurling magic

Thu 8:36 AM 21,435 Views 2 Comments

‘She’s only new in the door. We are in awe of her, she has an incredible CV.’

'Who's timing it?': Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance
# Limit
# Limit

'Who's timing it?': Wallabies coach questions new World Rugby contact guidance

Thu 8:34 AM 5,322 Views 7 Comments

Rennie says a 15-minute weekly cap could be hard to implement.

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