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3dESPN Staff

Test rugby's walking wounded

With the November internationals nearing, the biggest concern for the major nations is the growing size of their injury lists -- will key players be fit for the end-of-year tours?

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Part-time Irish Women coach 'disheartening'

Ireland Women's centre Jenny Murphy has described the Irish Rugby Football Union's (IRFU) decision to offer only a part-time contract to the team's new coach as "disheartening".

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15dCillian O Conchuir

Munster's trip to Leinster stokes Axel memories

Munster travel to Leinster Saturday for the biggest derby in Irish rugby, when international teammates put friendships to one side and the intensity increases. But there was no bitterness to the rivalry this week as Anthony Foley took centre stage.

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24dCillian O Conchuir

Leinster omit Heaslip from Champ. Cup squad

Leinster and Ireland backrow Jamie Heaslip is set to miss at least the opening round of the Champions Cup after being left out of the team's squad.

31dESPN Staff

France find extra £30m for World Cup bid

France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to include a £150 million fee to World Rugby, £30m more than the amount required

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33dPA Sport

Best sidelined by hamstring tear

Ireland captain Rory Best looks set to miss Ulster's opening two European Champions Cup games next month after suffering a hamstring injury.

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40dESPN Staff

Leinster, Ireland's Kearney suffers fresh injury

Ireland and Leinster fullback Rob Kearney has suffered a fresh injury blow which will rule him out of the province's PRO14 games against the Cheetahs and Southern Kings in South Africa.

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52dMartyn Thomas

Stringer: I'm still up for the challenge

Ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season, Peter Stringer's 20th in professional rugby, the Worcester scrum-half reveals what keeps him from hanging up his boots.

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Ireland legend Duggan dies aged 67

Willie Duggan, widely regarded as one of Ireland's best ever players, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 67.

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58dESPN Staff

Leinster without Lions for South Africa trip

Leinster could face the Southern Kings and Cheetahs without several key players due to PRO14 restrictions and the Irish player welfare system.

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65dESPN Staff

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.

68dSean Nevin

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?

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66dMarie Crowe

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.

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74dMarie Crowe

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.

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80dPA Sport

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.

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82dESPN Staff

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.

88dCraig Dowd

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.

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88dPA Sport

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.

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89dESPN Staff

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.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE1st
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 0 Tries Scored
  • IRE1st
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 0 Points Difference