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Rugby - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

English egos and selfish players cost 'great men' their jobs at 2015 World Cup, says Burgess

Sam Burgess still receives messages blaming him for England’s failings three years later.

'I was studying for my exams and got a call. The number wasn't saved, but it was Joe'

Adam Byrne was handed his Leinster debut and first Ireland cap by Joe Schmidt.

'It's not a huge deal': Leavy doesn't require procedure on neck strain

The flanker is unavailable for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against the Dragons.

Outstanding November tees Ireland up superbly for Schmidt's final year

Wins over Italy, Argentina, the All Blacks and USA leave this Irish squad in an exciting place.

Rugby - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Joe will want to leave this Irish team in a better place than he found it'

Rob Kearney has hailed the influence of Joe Schmidt on Irish rugby after the 53-year-old confirmed his decision to end his reign.

From Cardiff to Chicago, 7 of Irish rugby's best moments under Joe Schmidt

There have been many memorable days down through the Schmidt years.

Munster assessing Sweetnam's back, as Murray comes through unscathed

The southern province face a short turnaround before Friday’s clash against Edinburgh.

'His job is not done' - Schmidt motivated for the final chapters with Ireland

The 2019 World Cup will be Schmidt’s final hurrah as the national team head coach.

Penny shines on debut, Murray returns and Connacht win in South Africa Pro14 Highlights This post contains videos

Penny shines on debut, Murray returns and Connacht win in South Africa

It was a good weekend for the provinces in the Pro14, although Ulster suffered defeat in Wales.

Pressure mounting for under-fire Wallabies head coach Cheika

After the worst calendar year since 1958, the former Leinster boss will assess his own performance ahead of an Australian Rugby Union review.

Larmour undergoes 'minor procedure' to rectify knee issue

The 21-year-old is expected back in training next week.

'In Schmidereens', 'a great of Irish rugby' - Tributes paid as Schmidt's exit confirmed

‘Let’s savour every moment of his last 11 months in charge of Ireland.’

IRFU back Andy Farrell for daunting task of succeeding Joe Schmidt

Ireland’s current defence coach will step up to the top job next year.

Joe Schmidt to leave Ireland post-World Cup, Andy Farrell to take over

The 53-year-old New Zealander is set to step away from coaching altogether.

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm his departure after next year’s World Cup.

'There's still one more box to tick': Sexton striving for more after dream year

A momentous year received its deserved crowning moment in Monaco last night.

Out-half Frawley's favoured position, but he'd 'play anywhere in the blue jersey'

The 20-year-old starred for Leinster in their big win over Ospreys on Friday night.

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

Rugby - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

What an achievement.

Ireland named 2018 World Rugby Team of the Year while Schmidt takes top coach gong On Top Of The World This post contains videos

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Some of the defining moments from a busy week of sporting action.

Conor Murray returns as Munster bag bonus-point win over Zebre on the road

Chris Farrell also made his return to action.

In-form Connacht down the Kings with polished performance in Port Elizabeth

Jack Carty was named Man of the Match while Matt Healy marked his return with a try.

Bastareaud slams 'pathetic' and 'shameful' France

Les Bleus had never lost to their opponents in nine previous attempts.

Irish football's new lows, remembering Weeshie and the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and enjoy the best of the week’s sportswriting.

Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold

The Eagles boss feels Joe Schmidt’s side are one of the ‘sure favourites’ for next year’s World Cup.

'We are what we repeatedly do' - Joe Schmidt has transformed Irish rugby

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm the big decision on his future tomorrow.

Six Nations and RWC loom large as Schmidt sees flexibility and confidence built in November

Ross Byrne has complicated the tussle for the back-up 10 slot and that suits the head coach just fine.

Rugby - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Conan an injury concern after 'jolt' to the shoulder in win over USA

Darren Sweetnam’s back and Will Addison’s HIA are also causes for concern as players return to their provinces.

Brilliant scenes in Paris as sublime Fiji earn historic win over France

The Stade de France was left stunned.

Big injury blow for Wales as flanker Jenkins suffers suspected ACL damage

‘You have to really feel for him,’ Warren Gatland said.

Clontarf and Cork Con continue their All-Ireland League winning streaks

Here are the weekend’s results from Division 1A and 1B.

Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup

The 53-year-old is out of contract after next year’s World Cup in Japan.

How did you rate Ireland in their big November win over the USA?

Who impressed you at the Aviva Stadium today?

Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November

The US Eagles were competitive for 40 minutes but Joe Schmidt’s side finished strongly.

Cheika slams referee Peyper for 'ludicrous decision' on Farrell tackle

The Australia head coach was understandably upset with the England fly-half’s technique.

Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak

Warren Gatland’s side completed a November clean-sweep in Cardiff.

Spirited Ireland test England but run out of steam at Twickenham

Adam Griggs’ side scored three tries but suffered a 37-15 defeat in their second November international.

Eddie Jones' England end the year on a high with win over Wallabies

Owen Farrell scored 22 points at Twickenham.

As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests

Joe Schmidt’s side were bidding to end a momentous year with one final victory.