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# European Rugby
Three Irish referees set for Champions Cup duty as appointments confirmed
Frank Murphy, Andrew Brace and George Clancy will take charge of pool stage fixtures next month.
# Chicago Marathon
Fionnuala McCormack smashes marathon PB to secure Tokyo 2020 qualification
The Wicklow native finished fifth in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
# pro14 highlights
Leinster power on, Fitzgerald impresses and Munster slip up in South Africa
Miss any of the weekend’s Pro14 action? Catch up right here.
# Nine
Osborne caps dream week with first try and hard-earned Leinster contract
The scrum-half will remain with the province for the rest of the season after impressing on trial.
# pro14
Leinster turn on the style again to put Edinburgh to the sword at the RDS
Leo Cullen’s side made it three bonus-point wins from three at the start of the Pro14 season.
# Team news
Coetzee to make injury return as Ulster bid to bounce back in South Africa
Dan McFarland has named his team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against the Southern Kings.
# pro14
From sevens to the Pro14, Keenan making the most of every opportunity
The fullback makes his third appearance of the season for Leinster tonight.
# DK
'I was in a bad place two years ago. To get back in the jersey was huge for me'
Dave Kearney may have missed out on a World Cup place, but the Leinster winger takes huge confidence from his ability to bounce back.
# the italian open
Lowry left with work to do in pursuit of Rahm and Race to Dubai top spot
The Open champion returned to action at the Italian Open this morning.
Explosive Kelleher loving the opportunity to 'step up and fill the jersey'
The hooker was man-of-the-match for Leinster against Ospreys last Friday.
# Road To Recovery
Ex-Connacht out-half Ronaldson training with Leinster after knee injury
The Pro12 winner is currently without a professional contract after leaving the western province.
# highs and lows
Murphy hopeful of playing bigger World Cup role after 'rollercoaster' week
The flanker is set to return to training on Thursday after suffering a rib injury against Russia.
# Injury Update
Conan set for extended spell out as Leinster number eight has foot surgery
Conan will go under the knife in the UK this week.
# Debut
'It's a great story for those late developers who don't come through the academy'
After impressing on trial during the summer, Rowan Osborne made his Leinster debut on Friday night.
# Investment
Dermot Desmond submits proposal to become 25% shareholder of Shamrock Rovers
The Irish businessman says he wants to invest in the club’s academy structure.
Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.
# Red mist
Watch: Argentina's Lavanini sent off for nasty high hit on Farrell
Nigel Owens had no option but to brandish red to the Pumas second row.
# pro14
Kelleher's hat-trick propels Leinster to eight-try hammering of Ospreys
Leo Cullen’s defending Pro14 champions produced an imperious performance at the RDS on Friday night.
# player ratings
Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their uninspiring victory over Russia
Rhys Ruddock and Andrew Conway the pick of the bunch in Kobe, but that’s not saying a whole lot.
# pro14
Lowe and Fardy return as Trinity scrum-half Osborne in line for Leinster debut
Leo Cullen has named his team for tomorrow night’s Pro14 visit of Ospreys.
# pro14
Benetton winger banned after 'reckless' act in defeat to Leinster
Ratuva Tavuyara was sent off for dangerously tackling Dave Kearney in the air.
# the european tour
Irish Open moved back to May but venue for 2020 still undecided
The European Tour today released its schedule for next season.
# doha 2019
Mageean in good shape as she coasts through to World Championship semi-final
The Portaferry native was comfortable in advancing through this afternoon’s 1,500m heats in Doha.
# ross and harry
'It's an incredibly proud day for our family': One Byrne replaces another
Harry Byrne made his senior debut for Leinster last night, replacing his older brother Ross at out-half.
# pro14
New signing Holloway included in Munster's squad for South Africa
The southern province depart for Port Elizabeth today.
Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup
We followed all the action as the two heavyweights of Pool D clashed in Tokyo.
# RWC2019
Samoa's Lee-Lo to miss Ireland clash after receiving three-week ban
The Cardiff Blues centre was sin-binned for a high tackle against Russia.
# big goals
'I really want to own that jersey and play in the big games, play in the finals'
Leinster winger Adam Byrne is itching for the new campaign to start after an extended pre-season.
# Tackle Your Feelings
'If you think about it like an iceberg, I only show you what I want you to see'
James Lowe is the latest player to lend his support to Rugby Players Ireland’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign.
# pro14
Toner set to feature for Leinster in Pro14 opener away at Benetton
Ross Byrne and Dave Kearney are also in line to be involved in Italy this weekend after missing out on the World Cup.
# killer
'It doesn't get much bigger than this. I can't wait for it'
Dave Kilcoyne is savouring every second of his World Cup experience.
# Sidelined
Further injury frustration for Will Addison after hamstring setback
He will miss Ulster’s Pro14 opener against Ospreys on Friday night.
# Injury Update
Sweetnam, Arnold and Goggin emerge as injury concerns for Munster
Johann van Graan’s side open their Pro14 season against Dragons on Saturday.
# RWC2019
Ex-Ulster back Nelson named to start Canada's World Cup opener
The 26-year-old won his first Test cap in July.
# high Performance
Leinster open new €1.5 million Centre of Excellence at Donnybrook
The facility will be home to the province’s sub-academy and age-grade teams.
# RWC2019
O'Mahony and Aki face tight turnaround to be fit for Japan in six days
The pair suffered head knocks against Scotland, while Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton is ‘fine’.
# player ratings
Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their emphatic win over Scotland
Larmour, Murray, Henderson and Stander were all superb for Schmidt’s side in Yokohama.
# RWC2019
Australia's Hodge cited after escaping red in World Cup win over Fiji
Hodge will appear before an independent judicial committee, World Rugby say.
# Potential
Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence
The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.
# starting XV
O'Donnell to captain Munster in final pre-season friendly against Connacht
Johann van Graan has named a strong team for Saturday’s game in Galway.