# talisman

Last year
Harry Kane sets Premier League record as Tottenham go top of the table
A goal from the England international saw Spurs edge Wolves.
Bale shakes off back injury ahead of Wales' historic World Cup showdown
The Real Madrid star as made just two cameo substitute appearances for his club since scoring both goals in Wales’ 2-1 victory over Austria on 24 March.
Bale stands and delivers for Wales with World Cup place now in their sights
Real Madrid star hits stunning double either side of half-time to down Austria in play-off semi-final.
All time
Sexton set to be fit for November Tests as Henshaw makes progress
The 36-year-old suffered a hip injury last weekend while playing for Leinster.
Milan midfielder credits Ibrahimovic, 16 years his senior, for inspiring club's young guns
Ismael Bennacer has become one of the key members of the team who are currently leading Serie A.
Connacht hoping Aki recovers from knee issue for crucial Munster clash
The Ireland centre has been absent over the past two weekends.
Madigan says Ulster's players understand Coetzee's decision to leave
The South African will join the Blue Bulls next summer.
Bonner wants more protection from referees for Donegal's Murphy
‘Michael is a big strong lad and he comes in for special treatment,’ said Declan Bonner.
Coetzee absence makes Cooney and McCloskey returns timely for Ulster
Dan McFarland’s men are away to Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 this evening.
Klopp impressed with Liverpool response to being without Virgil van Dijk
The central defender faces several months out due to a knee injury.
'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'
Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.
Aubameyang keen to leave legacy after signing new Arsenal deal
The Gabon international has scored 72 goals in 111 games across all competitions for the club.
Talismanic back row Coetzee an injury doubt for Ulster's trip to Toulouse
The South African carried injury niggles into last weekend’s Pro14 final.
Talismanic Henderson 'a big loss' as Ulster prepare for Edinburgh trip
The Scottish club are aiming to reach their first-ever Pro14 final.
'He understands rugby mortality more than most' - Coetzee shining for Ulster
The South African was denied his shot at the World Cup but has bounced back once again with his province.
Bale rescues faltering Wales at home to Azerbaijan
Wales just about did enough to beat Azerbaijan on Friday, with Gareth Bale scoring the winner in the 85th minute after a poor showing.
'There was a middle part of my career where I had to step back and realise I wasn't enjoying it'
Ahead of this evening’s crunch Super 8s clash against Donegal, we caught up with Mayo star Aidan O’Shea.
'Only if someone clumps him' - McCarthy doubts Champions League will affect Eriksen
Denmark’s kingpin is playing against Liverpool just six days before facing Ireland.
Pollard stars as South Africa down Scotland at Murrayfield
The 24-year-old kicked 13 points and notched a try during Saturday’s game.
Barca concern ahead of Clasico as Messi injured in win over Sevilla
After creating one goal and scoring another, Lionel Messi was replaced in the first half of Barcelona’s 4-2 victory.
Wales captain Bale named to face Spain and Ireland after shaking off groin strain
The Real Madrid superstar has been included by Ryan Giggs, having missed Tuesday night’s Champions League game.
Parisse ready to shrug off neck concern ahead of Ireland clash
The focal point of Italy’s game will be in place this weekend.
Dembele sprung from the bench to rescue Celtic with fabulous second half hat-trick
The French striker’s third was pretty special as the Hoops made it 29 matches unbeaten with a 5-2 win.
'He's a freak of nature, we're blessed to have him' - Aidan O'Shea on Diarmuid O'Connor
The Mayo star also lamented his side’s sluggish start to this year’s league campaign.
Schmidt: 'We knew Johnny was ok' after collision with Bastareaud
The Ireland out-half will return to Racing Métro next week to prepare for a Top 14 clash with Clermont.
'The toughest decision of my life': Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure
The midfielder says he’s taking up a new challenge to ensure he doesn’t end his career with regrets.
Lar Corbett back as Tipp make 3 changes for Galway game
The 33-year-old forward replaces Niall O’Meara in attack ahead of the clash in Thurles.
Italy without captain Sergio Parisse for Six Nations visit to Dublin
Jacques Brunel has also changed his halfback pairing for the clash with Ireland.
139 and counting: Latest O'Driscoll record leaves Schmidt dumbfounded
‘You have to be incredibly resilient, incredibly talented, a phenomenal professional – that’s Brian O’Driscoll.’
Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach
Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.