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5dESPN 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.

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8dSean 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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6dMarie 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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14dMarie 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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20dPA 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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22dESPN 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.

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28dCraig 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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28dPA 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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29dESPN 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.

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33dESPN staff

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.

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33dESPN Staff

Worcester sign Peter Stringer

Worcester Warriors have signed former Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season.

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43dESPN Staff

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.

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59dPA Sport

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.

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59dPA Sport

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.

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61dPA Sport

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.

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61dTom Hamilton

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.

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61dSam Bruce

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.

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68dESPN Staff

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.

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70dPA Sport

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.

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73dPA

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.

2017 RankingsSix Nations

  • IRE2nd
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 16 Tries Scored
    ENG1st
    14
    16
  • IRE2nd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 65 Points Difference
    ENG1st
    49
    65