McCaw tips Wallabies as World Cup dark horses

McCaw tips Wallabies as World Cup dark horses

Australia have the potential to cause yet another Rugby World Cup surprise later this year in Japan, according to former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.

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Two U20 Six Nations winners among those added to Munster Academy

Two U20 Six Nations winners among those added to Munster Academy

Two of Ireland's U20 Six Nations winners are among the four players added to the Munster Academy for next season.

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Pro14 fixtures for 2019/20 revealed

Pro14 fixtures for 2019/20 revealed

Munster will begin their 2019/20 Pro14 campaign by welcoming the Dragons to Thomond Park while reigning champions Leinster face an away trip to Benetton.

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New Ulster signing out for nine months

New Ulster signing out for nine months

Ulster prop Gareth Milasinovich is set to miss most of his debut season with the province.

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Billy Vunipola draws line under homophobic comment in bid not to distract World Cup preparations

Billy Vunipola draws line under homophobic comment in bid not to distract World Cup preparations

Vunipola received a reprimand from the Rugby Football Union over the remark.

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Leinster announce first-ever double-header between men's and women's teams

Leinster announce first-ever double-header between men's and women's teams

Leinster have announced the first-ever double-header between their men's and women's teams.

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Henshaw gets opportunity to rediscover Ireland

Henshaw gets opportunity to rediscover Ireland

Never mind the trip to Japan, Ireland’s rugby stars will have racked up plenty of miles before the World Cup even starts and that is just the way Robbie Henshaw ...

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London Irish to face Munster in pre-season friendly

The game could prove to be Paddy Jackson's first on Irish soil since his Ulster departure in April 2018.

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Murray won’t rest on laurels

Murray won’t rest on laurels

Conor Murray’s name would be among the first on most people’s Ireland World Cup squad but memories of his own ascent to the 2011 tournament are keeping ...

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Johnny Sexton expected to get thumbs up for Italy game despite injury

Johnny Sexton expected to get thumbs up for Italy game despite injury

Johnny Sexton’s thumb sprain is not expected to stop the Ireland star facing Italy in Ireland’s opening World Cup warm-up game next month.

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Here's the jersey Ireland will be wearing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Here's the jersey Ireland will be wearing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The IRFU have revealed their strip for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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England squad bonding by watching Love Island

England squad bonding by watching Love Island

Tom Curry has revealed the reality TV show is a topic of conversation among the players.

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Les Kiss believes majority of London Irish fans support Paddy Jackson signing

Les Kiss believes majority of London Irish fans support Paddy Jackson signing

London Irish head coach Les Kiss insists the majority of Exiles fans support the decision to sign Paddy Jackson.

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All Blacks head coach clarifies domestic violence comments

All Blacks head coach clarifies domestic violence comments

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has issued a statement to clarify comments he made about domestic violence while defending his selection of Sevu Reece.

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World Cup omission ‘still burns’ for Alex Lozowski

World Cup omission ‘still burns’ for Alex Lozowski

The Saracens centre was left out of Eddie Jones’ 35-man England training squad.

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South African World Cup winner James Small dies aged 50

South African World Cup winner James Small dies aged 50

Small is the third member of South Africa's 1995 World Cup winners to have died.

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Alun Wyn Jones agrees two-year contract extension with Wales and Ospreys

Alun Wyn Jones agrees two-year contract extension with Wales and Ospreys

The 33-year-old is the world’s most capped second row forward with 134 international appearances.

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Gay professional rugby league player provides comforting words for anyone contemplating coming out

Gay professional rugby league player provides comforting words for anyone contemplating coming out

Hirst might have expected his brave move to prompt others to follow suit yet he remains the only gay professional rugby league player.

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Read brings down Crusaders curtain in style as O’Gara bids farewell

Read brings down Crusaders curtain in style as O’Gara bids farewell

Kieran Read precariously sat upon his team-mates’ shoulders holding the Super Rugby trophy aloft on Saturday, satisfied he had ended his career with the Canterbury ...

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North: Wales in ‘best position ever’ ahead of World Cup

North: Wales in ‘best position ever’ ahead of World Cup

The Six Nations Grand Slam champions have won their last 14 games.

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O’Connell would love to see greater local representation in Munster backroom

O’Connell would love to see greater local representation in Munster backroom

Paul O’Connell feels Munster need to be mindful about the absence of any ‘locals’ on their backroom staff as they look to a new campaign with a ...

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Eddie Jones to name England’s World Cup training squad on Thursday

Eddie Jones to name England’s World Cup training squad on Thursday

England are preparing to name their main World Cup training squad.

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Paul O'Connell wants a return to coaching but Munster not on the horizon - yet

News of the Munster legend's Paris departure was announced at the end of March

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Hansen names four new caps in All Blacks squad

Hansen names four new caps in All Blacks squad

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named four uncapped players in an extended 39-man squad for the Rugby Championship as he looks to finalise his World Cup selections ...

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Former Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement

Former Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement

Former Munster player Mike Sherry has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 31.

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Cipriani called up to England World Cup training camp

Cipriani called up to England World Cup training camp

The Gloucester fly-half has won just two caps since Eddie Jones took charge in 2016.

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Wales boss Warren Gatland to become Chiefs head coach

Wales boss Warren Gatland to become Chiefs head coach

Gatland’s deal includes a break to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

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Israel Folau and Rugby Australia fail to reach settlement at conciliation hearing

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia fail to reach settlement at conciliation hearing

The case could now be headed to Australia’s Federal Court.

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Eddie Jones named Barbarians coach for November clash with Fiji at Twickenham

Eddie Jones named Barbarians coach for November clash with Fiji at Twickenham

England head coach lined up for Barbarians role against Fiji.

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Toner: A lot of blame for Argentina defeat in 2015 'on the players'

Toner: A lot of blame for Argentina defeat in 2015 'on the players'

The first game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup is still 85 days away and yet Ireland are back in camp almost two weeks already. It’s no wonder that Toner opined ...

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Joey Carbery will relish Larkham's Munster link-up

Joey Carbery will relish Larkham's Munster link-up

Joey Carbery was only turning 12 when Stephen Larkham brought one of the great Australian careers to an end in 2007.

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Rugby braces for era of change to boost player safety post-Japan

Rugby braces for era of change to boost player safety post-Japan

Rugby union could look very different after the World Cup. How different will become more apparent this week when World Rugby’s Law Review Group (LRG) meets ...

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Munster experience sets Carbery up for World Cup job

Munster experience sets Carbery up for World Cup job

Injury may have diluted Joey Carbery's first year with Munster but the province's out-half believes the time he did manage to bank as the starting ten will stand ...

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Devin Toner fit and ready for World Cup

Devin Toner fit and ready for World Cup

Devin Toner's injury problems are behind him with the Ireland lock declaring himself fit and ready to go as Joe Schmidt's squad ramps up its World Cup preparations. ...

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Christian group replenishes Folau’s legal war chest

Christian group replenishes Folau’s legal war chest

Israel Folau’s second fundraising drive for legal costs has already received more donations in 24 hours than his previous GoFundMe campaign managed to raise ...

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Ronan O'Gara: Stopping Barrett is easier said than done

Ronan O'Gara: Stopping Barrett is easier said than done

Ronan O’Gara believes that beating the Wellington Hurricanes in the Super Rugby semi-final is a pretty straightforward proposition for his Crusaders.

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Leicester reveal plans to sell the club after interest from new investors

Leicester reveal plans to sell the club after interest from new investors

Leicester, who finished second from bottom in the Gallagher Premiership last season, hope investment can revive their fortunes.

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IRFU sanction player over pub incident

IRFU sanction player over pub incident

The IRFU have sanctioned a player in connection with an incident in a bar in Dublin.

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Fundraising site shuts down page set up by sacked rugby player Israel Folau

Fundraising site shuts down page set up by sacked rugby player Israel Folau

A fundraising page set up by sacked Australian rugby union player Israel Folau has been shut down.

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Israel Folau’s GoFundMe page removed for ‘violating terms of service’

Israel Folau’s GoFundMe page removed for ‘violating terms of service’

The crowdfunding platform took the fundraising page down on Monday.

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