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Rugby - Today’s News

Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX

The inaugural tournament will be played out next Tuesday in London.

Champions Cup injury blow for Connacht as O'Halloran undergoes surgery

The win over Dragons came at a cost for the fullback and prop Paddy McAllister.

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

'They went back to the conservative approach' - Nacewa on Schmidt's Ireland

The former Leinster captain feels the belief was sapped from Joe Schmidt’s squad in 2019.

'Good luck to them' - England don't see any advantage in spying on training

Defence coach John Mitchell understands the pressure the All Blacks come under from home.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching

The outgoing Irish boss has admitted he will take time to consider his future.

Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen

The All Blacks boss was disappointed World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship was shot down.

Who should succeed Rory Best as Ireland captain? Looking To The Future This post contains a poll

Who should succeed Rory Best as Ireland captain?

Murray Kinsella sees James Ryan as a future Ireland skipper, but perhaps not one for the immediate future.

Champions Cup blow for Ulster as Lowry out for 6-8 weeks

Ulster back Michael Lowry is set to miss a string of key games after undergoing ankle surgery.

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards also lauded the ongoing class of Alun Wyn Jones.

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'

The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

Cullen: World Cup quarter-final exit won't tarnish Schmidt's legacy in Ireland

Leo Cullen was a mainstay in the Leinster team during the New Zealander’s time in charge of the province.

Gatland aims for World Cup glory after Wales play 'get-out-of-jail card'

This World Cup is Gatland’s final campaign before heading home to New Zealand for a new job with the Chiefs.

Peyper apologies for 'inappropriate' photo as Owens and Garcès get semi-finals

The South African referee was not considered for selection this weekend.

Rugby - Monday 21 October, 2019

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

The new Andy Farrell era will be fascinating, exciting and challenging

The 44-year-old Englishman takes over as Ireland head coach from Joe Schmidt.

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

Leinster and Ireland's Jack Conan out of action for up to six months

The eastern province confirmed the lengthy lay-off today.

Do you agree with our RWC quarter-final Team of the Weekend?

Onto the final four stage we go.

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

Blow for Gatland's Wales as Navidi ruled out of remainder of World Cup

The Cardiff Blues back row injured his hamstring in yesterday’s dramatic win over France.

Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit

Andy Farrell is tasked with taking over and learning the lessons from Ireland’s failings in Japan.

Rugby - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Kidney's London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps

Wasps fell just short in their comeback bid as Declan Kidney and Les Kiss’ men made a winning start in their return to the top flight.

'We're a team of guys who aren't superstars' - Japan bow out with pride

Jamie Joseph’s team have won over neutrals from around the rugby world.

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try Feeling Bleu This post contains videos

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

Poll: Who do you think will win the Rugby World Cup now? RWC2019 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Rugby World Cup now?

Two from the southern hemisphere and two from the north remain, but who will lift the Webb Ellis Cup on 2 November?

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

'Beast' Mtawarira escapes with a yellow after dangerous tip tackle against Japan

The loosehead should consider himself lucky to return to the field after upending his opposite number.

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

Watch: France's Vahaamahina sees red for mindlessly elbowing Wainwright Red Mist This post contains videos

Watch: France's Vahaamahina sees red for mindlessly elbowing Wainwright

Les Bleus have to play the remainder of the quarter-final with 14 men.

'No relationship with the CEO,' says Michael Cheika as he steps down as Wallaby coach

The 52-year-old had stated he would walk away if Australia did not win the World Cup, but was reluctant to make his position clear yesterday.

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Ireland may be gone, but the World Cup carries on and we’re going minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland chases another semi-final.

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

Rory Best can bow out of rugby as one of Ireland's great captains

The hooker steps away after a quarter-final disappointment, but in his 124 caps he created so many reasons for Irish fans to hope and aim for better.

Rugby - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo Woe

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

Two tries from Poland help UCC stay top of the table, while Cork Con outgun Lansdowne

Catch up on all of Saturday’s action from the All-Ireland League.

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