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We'll leave it there so: Holohan to headline, Walsh flies to the States and all of Thursday's sport

Plus New Zealand name their XV for the World Cup semi-final.

Paddy Holohan Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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The best thing we shared today

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This Nazi doll named “Bastian” is not based on Bastian Schweinsteiger, its Chinese manufacturers claim.

Nope, definitely not.

On the record

“It is too early to talk about Vardy along with Neymar,”

Leicester City manager said comparisons between Jamie Vardy and Neymar were premature, and managed to keep a straight face while doing so.

Where we were today

Paul Dollery was at the Gibson Hotel, as preparations continued ahead of UFC Fight Night 76.

Murray Kinsella was in Weybridge, outside London, to keep tabs on the All Blacks ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

The Fixtures List

  • It’s the penultimate round of fixtures in the SSE Airtricity League. With the title race over, it’s all eyes on the bottom, as Limerick host Shamrock Rovers, Sligo travel to St Pats, and Drogheda play Longford Town. Galway face Bray Wanderers, Derry take on Bohs, and Cork and Dundalk face off in a dress-rehearsal for the FAI Cup final.
  • The Guinness Pro12 continues. Munster and Scarlets face off in a top-of-the table clash a 7:05pm, Ulster host Cardiff at 7:35, while Leinster host Glasgow at 7:45.

Showbiz, baby!

Britain Jets Dolphins Football Source: Matt Dunham

The NFL has extended its agreement to stage regular season games at Wembley until at least 2020.

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Letter from London: World Cup moves swiftly on without Schmidt’s Ireland

‘New generation of young and fearless Pumas have taken this World Cup by storm’

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