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Rugby - Friday 2 November, 2018

'We were the wingers on our U18 team... Jordan was 16 and tearing it up'

Jacob Stockdale is looking to keep up his scintillating try-scoring form for Ireland.

Rugby - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Workaholic' Ruddock captains as Schmidt looks for seamless Ireland debuts

Will Addison and Ross Byrne are set to win their first caps off the Ireland bench against Italy.

Beirne and Larmour get first starts in exciting Ireland team for Italy clash

Joe Schmidt is set to hand Will Addison and Ross Byrne their debuts off the bench in Chicago.

McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast

With Joe Schmidt naming an experimental team, opportunity knocks at Soldier Field.

'We always find an angle to have a go off someone but this guy has been phenomenal'

Ronan O’Gara is full of admiration for the job Joe Schmidt has done in Ireland.

'I'd back myself to be a head coach, I'm not afraid of what people think or say' ROG

'I'd back myself to be a head coach, I'm not afraid of what people think or say'

Ronan O’Gara has turned down a number of head coach positions already, but says he will take a top job ‘sooner rather than later.’

Ex-Wales Sevens star handed debut against Scotland

Wing Luke Morgan will start in Saturday’s autumn international at the Principality Stadium.

Farrell starts at out-half as Jones names England team for Springboks

The Saracens 10 will co-captain the side with Dylan Hartley.

After weeks of appeals and counter appeals, Saracens centre Lozowski banned for All Blacks Test

The England international has been handed a four-week suspension, back-dated a fortnight.

Eight debutants named in All Blacks' 23 for opening Test of November series

Plenty of new faces in the New Zealand line-up for this weekend’s meeting with Japan in Tokyo.

Munster's squad depth set for stern examination at altitude in Bloemfontein

Johann van Graan is without 24 players for Sunday’s Pro14 clash against the Cheetahs.

Carbery set to steer the Ireland ship from 10 after settling in at Munster

The out-half turns 23 today in Chicago as Joe Schmidt’s side prepare to face Italy.

'This isn't about me, this is about the team... it can't be an Ian story'

Italy out-half Ian McKinley goes up against some very familiar faces on Saturday in Chicago.

Rugby - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Fit and firing Josh van der Flier looking to play 'old-school seven role'

The 25-year-old has returned from a long-term ACL injury in impressive fashion.

'You can’t see how his first game will be the All Blacks but if it is, all the better'

Ronan O’Gara says the most important thing for Conor Murray is to return when he feels right, and not ahead of time.

Leavy in Leinster squad for South Africa as Cullen includes six academy players

The flanker is named in the province’s 27-man panel for their trip to Port Elizabeth.

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

Bleyendaal to captain Munster on long-awaited injury return in South Africa

The out-half will make his first senior appearance in eight months against the Cheetahs this weekend.

Wales' most capped player to retire this weekend due to 'chronic' knee injury

Gethin Jenkins will call time on his decorated career after Cardiff’s Pro14 clash against Zebre on Sunday.

'Even if Johnny Sexton isn't here, Ireland are a very good team'

Conor O’Shea’s Italy have named an understrength side but come into the Chicago clash in a positive place.

Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks

The Munster scrum-half has been in Ireland camp at Carton House this week.

Contepomi determined to help Leinster become the best team in the world

The former Puma is not trying to add the free-running Jaguares ethos to Leinster, just to tweak the province’s excellent structure.

'His skill-set was always above his age-grade': Test rugby always a matter of 'when' not 'if' for Ross Byrne

Rory O’Loughlin has watched the uncapped out-half grow up and has continually seen him impress.

'People have their own opinions. You can't hide from it... I have thick skin'

Bundee Aki made his debut for Ireland last November and has become a vital cog in Joe Schmidt’s machine since.

Rugby - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Ireland injury concerns ease ahead of Schmidt's delayed arrival in Chicago

The Ireland head coach has remained in Ireland to work with his senior players in the early part of this week.

Mike Brown dropped for first time in Eddie Jones era as England name 25-man squad for Boks

Chris Ashton could feature in Brown’s absence during this weekend’s Test.

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year Standouts This post contains videos

CJ Stander score among four nominees for World Rugby International Try of the Year

Ireland’s second try in Twickenham joins a Sean Maitland-finished counter-attack and two All Blacks scores on the shortlist.

Rob Kearney being monitored for shoulder issue as McFadden ruled out until March

McFadden went under the knife at the weekend after suffering a serious knee injury.

Bleyendaal among Munster's playing squad for South African trip

Ireland squad members Sam Arnold and John Ryan will also be with their province.

Eddie Jones brings 'specialist in leadership' Will Carling to England backroom team

‘He understands what made English rugby great,’ says the England head coach of the 90s star.

Letter from Chicago: Schmidt's Ireland arrive as Warriors show world-class quality

Joe Schmidt’s side are back where they famously beat the All Blacks in 2016.

Rugby - Monday 29 October, 2018

Van Graan reaffirms commitment to Munster amid reports of Bulls return

‘I believe in this club and I’m staying at Munster,’ the head coach said.

21-year-old Academy winger hungry for more Ulster caps after successful debut

Robert Baloucoune played the full 80 minutes in Ulster’s Guinness Pro14 win over the Dragons.

Sexton stays at home as Schmidt names 26-man squad for Chicago

The uncapped Ross Byrne and Will Addison are part of the travelling party for the clash with Italy.

Rugby - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Old Belvedere dish out nine-try hammering to move top and the weekend's Women's AIL action

Galwegians sent out a statement, but Old Belvedere, Railway and title holders UL Bohemians continue to set the pace.

Rwanda's president praises Arsenal and more tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

'Ireland are managing it best': Players running on empty, warns All Blacks coach Hansen

Steve Hansen has called for a longer off-season in rugby to avoid player burnout.

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week

The former Ulster and Ireland wing has partnered up with Louis Ludik for ‘Rugby Rising.’

Rugby - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I joked to Rory a few days ago that his time would come and it came sooner than we thought'

Johann van Graan hailed Munster’s matchwinner on a night the province earned a big Pro14 victory.

Scannell the hero as last-gasp penalty sees Munster pull off stunning comeback win

Johann van Graan’s side came from 14 points behind to beat Glasgow Warriors in Limerick.

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