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Rugby - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

White to serve 12-day stand down after being allowed to play on against Ireland
# Concussion
# Concussion

White to serve 12-day stand down after being allowed to play on against Ireland

Nov 20th 2022, 7:51 PM 14,838 Views 6 Comments

The Wallabies scrum-half appeared to stumble twice but passed an off-field HIA.

Deely stars as Blackrock wrap up AIL regular season with resounding win
# Women's Ail
# Women's Ail

Deely stars as Blackrock wrap up AIL regular season with resounding win

Nov 20th 2022, 1:13 PM 4,850 Views 0 Comments

The Women’s AIL semi-finals see Blackrock host UL Bohs, and Railway host Old Belvedere.

'If they get some luck, then absolutely you can see Ireland progressing'
# Crystal Ball Gazing
# Crystal Ball Gazing

'If they get some luck, then absolutely you can see Ireland progressing'

Nov 20th 2022, 7:55 AM 35,260 Views 13 Comments

Three wise men of Irish rugby tell Garry Doyle to be cautiously optimistic ahead of a World Cup year.

Byrne: 'It's what you dream of, the moments as a kid that you want'
# Byrne Baby Byrne
# Byrne Baby Byrne

Byrne: 'It's what you dream of, the moments as a kid that you want'

Nov 20th 2022, 12:01 AM 14,000 Views 36 Comments

Ross Byrne described his match-winning penalty against Australia as a career highlight.

Rugby - Last month November 2022

'Australia made it an absolute dogfight... we're delighted with the win'
# Verdict
# Verdict

'Australia made it an absolute dogfight... we're delighted with the win'

Nov 19th 2022, 11:28 PM 12,816 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell praised his side for finding a way to win in Dublin.

Scrappy win over Australia is more credit in the bank for Farrell's squad
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

Scrappy win over Australia is more credit in the bank for Farrell's squad

Nov 19th 2022, 11:07 PM 13,793 Views 21 Comments

Ireland’s ability to deal with disruption bodes well ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Byrne's late penalty sees Ireland scrape past Wallabies in Dublin
# Nerves Of Steel
# Nerves Of Steel

Byrne's late penalty sees Ireland scrape past Wallabies in Dublin

Nov 19th 2022, 10:11 PM 55,282 Views 119 Comments

The Leinster out-half held his nerve to decide a poor Test match at the Aviva Stadium.

Sexton ruled out so Jack Crowley starts for Ireland against Wallabies
# Breaking
# Breaking

Sexton ruled out so Jack Crowley starts for Ireland against Wallabies

Nov 19th 2022, 7:46 PM 19,321 Views 11 Comments

The 22-year-old Munster man gets a huge chance.

England come back in dramatic fashion to secure draw with the All Blacks
# Spirit
# Spirit

England come back in dramatic fashion to secure draw with the All Blacks

Nov 19th 2022, 7:33 PM 33,307 Views 14 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side were trailing 25-6 with nine minutes to go.

As it happened: Ireland versus Australia, Autumn Nations Series
Live Nov 19th 2022, 7:06 PM

As it happened: Ireland versus Australia, Autumn Nations Series

Australia beat Samoa to retain Rugby League World Cup title

Australia beat Samoa to retain Rugby League World Cup title

Nov 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 6,069 Views 5 Comments

Australia recorded a comprehensive 30-10 victory over Samoa at Old Trafford.

Recalled Russell stars as Scotland hammer ill-disciplined Argentina
# Flying Finn
# Flying Finn

Recalled Russell stars as Scotland hammer ill-disciplined Argentina

Nov 19th 2022, 5:24 PM 9,090 Views 6 Comments

Darcy Graham scored a hat-trick in a 52-29 win for Gregor Townsend’s side.

Defence coach Edwards' new France deal 'excellent news' for Ibanez
# Case For The Defence
# Case For The Defence

Defence coach Edwards' new France deal 'excellent news' for Ibanez

Nov 19th 2022, 5:18 PM 6,300 Views 2 Comments

Former Welsh defence coach Edwards has agreed new terms with France.

Springboks rebound from Ireland and France defeats with win over Italy
# Winning Ways
# Winning Ways

Springboks rebound from Ireland and France defeats with win over Italy

Nov 19th 2022, 3:41 PM 9,790 Views 6 Comments

The Italians were excellent in the first half but couldn’t stay with the Boks after the break.

Georgia stun Wales to record dramatic victory in Cardiff
# Shock Result
# Shock Result

Georgia stun Wales to record dramatic victory in Cardiff

Updated Nov 19th 2022, 3:32 PM 44,278 Views 17 Comments

Visitors came from nine points down to win 13-12.

'He phoned me up a year ago' - The call that says it all about Jack Crowley
# Authority
# Authority

'He phoned me up a year ago' - The call that says it all about Jack Crowley

Nov 19th 2022, 12:00 PM 43,392 Views 28 Comments

The Munster man rang Ireland attack coach Mike Catt out of the blue before he was even in the squad.

'I struggled when I didn't have much of a purpose' - Scott Fardy on life after rugby
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

'I struggled when I didn't have much of a purpose' - Scott Fardy on life after rugby

Nov 19th 2022, 10:00 AM 17,781 Views 3 Comments

The former Leinster and Australia forward on retirement, family, and why he hopes to return to Ireland some day.

Gibson-Park hitting new heights since answering Farrell's call
# Setting The Pace
# Setting The Pace

Gibson-Park hitting new heights since answering Farrell's call

Nov 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 5,908 Views 4 Comments

The scrum-half explains how lockdown led to a change in mindset which has seen him become a key part of the Ireland team.

Ireland's strong favouritism is well-earned but Wallabies still a threat
# Autumn Finale
# Autumn Finale

Ireland's strong favouritism is well-earned but Wallabies still a threat

Nov 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,393 Views 3 Comments

Dave Rennie’s men have had a tough year, meaning the home side are expected to win.

'A World Cup is a 7-week sprint, what you've done before that really doesn't matter'
# George Gregan
# George Gregan

'A World Cup is a 7-week sprint, what you've done before that really doesn't matter'

Nov 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,057 Views 0 Comments

Australia legend George Gregan looks ahead to Ireland’s clash with the Wallabies.

Last-gasp penalty sinks USA as Portugal claim final place at Rugby World Cup
# Scenes
# Scenes

Last-gasp penalty sinks USA as Portugal claim final place at Rugby World Cup

Nov 18th 2022, 9:30 PM 35,121 Views 31 Comments

Samuel Marques split the posts and sent the Portuguese into raptures.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Nov 18th 2022, 6:03 PM 29,124 Views 10 Comments

How closely have you been following the sports news this week?

Leinster's fringe players excite as they run in six tries against Chile
# Six Of The Best
# Six Of The Best

Leinster's fringe players excite as they run in six tries against Chile

Nov 18th 2022, 4:24 PM 17,475 Views 19 Comments

Leinster defeated Chile 40-3 this afternoon.

'Everybody's got a plan until you get hit in the face'
# That Sinking Feeling
# That Sinking Feeling

'Everybody's got a plan until you get hit in the face'

Nov 18th 2022, 3:46 PM 8,620 Views 5 Comments

England have won just eight out of 42 Tests against New Zealand and Kyle Sinckler is worried their gameplan will come unstuck.

'Stu has done exceptionally well' - McCloskey makes Ireland chances count
# Midfield
# Midfield

'Stu has done exceptionally well' - McCloskey makes Ireland chances count

Nov 18th 2022, 2:42 PM 6,994 Views 17 Comments

The Ulster man will start his third consecutive Test tomorrow against Australia.

England international Joe Launchbury joins Toyota Verblitz in Japan
# Japan Move
# Japan Move

England international Joe Launchbury joins Toyota Verblitz in Japan

Nov 18th 2022, 7:58 AM 4,967 Views 1 Comment

Move is the latest big signing as Japan Rugby League One strives to attract global talent.

'We want to stay ahead of the curve - your intent is to play the perfect game'
# Peter The Great
# Peter The Great

'We want to stay ahead of the curve - your intent is to play the perfect game'

Nov 18th 2022, 7:20 AM 5,876 Views 0 Comments

Peter O’Mahony feels Ireland can still improve in 2023 despite a spectacular year when they defeated the world champions and won a series in New Zealand.

Wallabies lock Skelton benefits from ROG influence in France
# Big Man
# Big Man

Wallabies lock Skelton benefits from ROG influence in France

Nov 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,865 Views 7 Comments

La Rochelle had a visit from Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell during the summer.

'I'd class myself as a feel-type coach' - Farrell fosters family vibe with Ireland
# Emotions
# Emotions

'I'd class myself as a feel-type coach' - Farrell fosters family vibe with Ireland

Nov 18th 2022, 6:15 AM 7,771 Views 8 Comments

The families of new caps come into the Irish team camp ahead of their big games.

Cullen rewards 'new faces' from AIL as Leinster host World Cup-bound Chile
# Keeping The Connection
# Keeping The Connection

Cullen rewards 'new faces' from AIL as Leinster host World Cup-bound Chile

Nov 18th 2022, 6:05 AM 4,867 Views 0 Comments

‘I watch a good few AIL games every week and the quality of those games is improving all the time.’

Wallabies boss Rennie aims for Ireland scalp after a coffee with Leo Cullen
# Mates
# Mates

Wallabies boss Rennie aims for Ireland scalp after a coffee with Leo Cullen

Nov 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 15,794 Views 7 Comments

Australia’s head coach knows his men need a ‘massive’ performance on Saturday.

Word Rugby issues Rassie Erasmus two-match ban after critical social media posts
# Punishment
# Punishment

Word Rugby issues Rassie Erasmus two-match ban after critical social media posts

Nov 17th 2022, 5:47 PM 9,186 Views 20 Comments

The coach is consequently set to miss upcoming clashes with Italy and England.

The 'unflappable' O'Brien has put himself in the World Cup frame
# Bolter
# Bolter

The 'unflappable' O'Brien has put himself in the World Cup frame

Nov 17th 2022, 5:09 PM 10,534 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Joe McCarthy is set for his first Ireland cap this weekend.

Australia make 10 changes with Skelton held in reserve
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Australia make 10 changes with Skelton held in reserve

Nov 17th 2022, 2:35 PM 11,590 Views 8 Comments

Dave Rennie has reverted to a more familiar selection following last weekend’s defeat to Italy.

O'Brien and McCloskey start in Ireland team to face the Wallabies
# Team News
# Team News

O'Brien and McCloskey start in Ireland team to face the Wallabies

Nov 17th 2022, 2:10 PM 37,955 Views 58 Comments

21-year-old lock Joe McCarthy is set for his Test debut off the Irish bench.

Both Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola to line up for England against New Zealand
# Team News
# Team News

Both Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola to line up for England against New Zealand

Nov 17th 2022, 1:16 PM 6,580 Views 0 Comments

Both players are specialist number eights.

Leinster unveil team to play Chile in tomorrow's friendly
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Leinster unveil team to play Chile in tomorrow's friendly

Nov 17th 2022, 12:58 PM 13,798 Views 8 Comments

Kick-off at Energia Park is 2pm.

Antoine Dupont suspended for Toulouse's Champions Cup clash with Munster
# Ban
# Ban

Antoine Dupont suspended for Toulouse's Champions Cup clash with Munster

Nov 17th 2022, 11:33 AM 12,738 Views 6 Comments

French ace will miss Toulouse’s date with Graham Rowntree’s team on December 11.

'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
# Big Call
# Big Call

'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''

Nov 17th 2022, 7:15 AM 47,740 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.

Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
# Jackal
# Jackal

Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs

Nov 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,850 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man made his Test debut against the Wallabies back in 2018.