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#up against it

# up-against-it - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Ireland's bid for T20 World Cup qualification suffers shock setback at the hands of Canada

They will need to win their remaining two group games and hope for favourable results elsewhere in order to achieve automatic qualification.

# up-against-it - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Watch: Disaster for Ireland as New Zealand strike for three early tries

Ireland have been left with a mountain to climb after New Zealand raced into a 17-0 lead in Tokyo.

# up-against-it - Friday 24 May, 2019

'It'll be 23 of us against 40,000': Sexton taking lesson from Saracens for raid in Glasgow's back garden

Leinster’s captain is ready to make a mark after a not-very-enjoyable stint on the bench last week.

# up-against-it - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Celtic's Europa League hopes dented by defeat in Germany

Brendan Rodgers’ side were beaten 2-0 by RB Leipzig.

# up-against-it - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'We want to go out there, stick our chests out and show what we are about'

Ireland need a spark in the Twenty20 format, and are targeting a huge scalp with India in town this week.

# up-against-it - Thursday 17 March, 2016

'This is the first time in a while Scotland have players that can really hurt us'

Leamy wants big-game battle from Ireland’s emerging back-row to counteract Vern Cotter’s improving side

# up-against-it - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Payback on Irish minds as they seek to break France hoodoo

Fly-half Caughey putting Olympic dreams on hold with a Six Nations crown to defend.

# up-against-it - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Farrell dropped as England chase Springboks

Stuart Lancaster has shuffled his back line with only Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton retaining their position.