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Keith Earls ready for next chapter of his rugby career

They don’t look great odds for a player with World Cup ambitions. You’re one of eight wingers in the Ireland squad, the only one not to have played a Test for the current coach.

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Simon Easterby: Players will be chosen on form

Class may be permanent but if you’re looking for a place in Ireland’s World Cup squad this September, you better be backing it up with some good form.

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A long road ahead to continue taking women’s sport to next level

Twelve months on from Ireland’s historic win over New Zealand, what has changed for Irish women’s sport, asks Mary White.

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Mischievous Warren Gatland reopens Millennium roof mind games with Ireland

Warren Gatland rarely fails to take an opportunity to rile Ireland and even before a so-called warm-up game — and the mischievous side in him could still play a trick or two on Wales’ rivals.

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Stuart Lancaster says Owen Farrell must excel in warm-up games to replace George Ford

Stuart Lancaster insists Owen Farrell must excel during the World Cup warm-up matches if he is displace George Ford as England’s fly-half.

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Wales still sweating on fitness of George North

George North’s return to rugby has been delayed by a further three weeks.

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