WRWC: England, NZ cruise into semis
Defending champions England joined New Zealand in the semifinals of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 47-26 defeat of the United States in Dublin.
Women's RWC: Pool stage permutations
The Women's Rugby World Cup is heading into the final pool stage games on Thursday, but what does each team need to do to make the last four?
Can anyone upset England or NZ at WRWC?
The Women's Rugby World Cup is set for a dramatic pool stage finale on Thursday as six teams battle it out for four semifinal spots. New Zealand and England are red-hot favourites to progress.
Ireland ready to seize WRWC opportunity
Hosting the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on Wednesday, highlights how far the game has come in Ireland, and it has the potential to grow even further.
Molloy to captain Ireland in WRWC
Claire Molloy will captain Ireland in the Women's Rugby World Cup, standing in for injured skipper Niamh Briggs.
Ex-Ireland boss Bradley takes charge at Zebre
Former Ireland boss Michael Bradley has been named head coach of Italian side Zebre ahead of the new Guinness PRO12 season.
Irish captain Briggs to miss World Cup
Ireland's preparations for their home Women's Rugby World Cup have suffered a blow after captain Niamh Briggs was ruled out of the tournament through injury.
Law changes should provide speedier, simpler rugby - Dowd
World Rugby should be applauded for its looming law changes with the amendments set to simplify and speed up the game, which is a huge positive for referees and fans alike -- Craig Dowd writes.
Ireland duo to be prosecuted for rape
Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars are to be prosecuted for rape. Paddy Jackson, 25, and Stuart Olding, 24, strenuously deny the offence, which was alleged to have happened in Belfast last June.
Tomas O'Leary announces his retirement
Former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O'Leary has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Briggs to lead Irish in home World Cup
Niamh Briggs will captain an experienced Ireland squad during their home Women's Rugby World Cup next month.
Law amendments set to shake up breakdown contest
The ability of openside 'fetchers' to dominate the breakdown could be a thing of the past, after World Rugby rubberstamped three new amendments as part of an overhaul to the game's laws set to commence next month.
Worcester sign Peter Stringer
Worcester Warriors have signed former Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season.
Ringrose faces five months on sidelines
Garry Ringrose has been ruled out of action for up to five months following surgery on a shoulder issue.
Schmidt relieved as Ireland beat Japan
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was relieved to see his side clinch a hard-fought 35-13 victory over Japan at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.
Ireland sign off with Japan win
Ireland signed off on their summer tour with a 35-13 victory over Japan at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.
Tracy, Treadwell handed first Ireland starts
Leinster hooker James Tracy and Ulster lock Kieran Treadwell have been handed their first Test starts for Ireland in Saturday's rematch with Japan in Tokyo.
The quiet man from Munster takes centre stage
Peter O'Mahony has been through an awful lot this season which is why captaining the British & Irish Lions in the first Test against the All Blacks will not faze or distract him in the slightest.
Hansen shows his hand with shock Ioane promotion
Warren Gatland may have taken out the award for multiple selection day shocks, but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pulled his own swiftie with the shock promotion of Rieko Ioane.
Ireland cruise to victory over Japan
Ireland ran in seven tries as they beat Japan 50-22 at the ECOPA Stadium.
Schmidt changes six for Ireland vs. Japan
Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson return to the starting fold for Ireland as coach Joe Schmidt rotates his side that thrashed USA for Saturday's Test against Japan.
Ireland's Carbery ruled out of Japan tour
Ireland have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their two-Test series against Japan with fly-half Joey Carbery returning home having suffered an ankle injury in their win over the USA.
Lions' Henderson faces mad dash home for wedding
Iain Henderson's six weeks in New Zealand with the British & Irish Lions must surely top the list of unorthodox stag dos.
Ireland hammer US Eagles in New Jersey
Ireland made a blistering start to their summer tour with an emphatic 55-19 victory over the United States at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
Lions aim to build world's best rugby pack
The British and Irish Lions have just over two weeks to meet a lofty target on their tour of New Zealand.
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