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Rugby - Today’s News

Olding released to play for Ulster as they look to bounce back from Toulon defeat

The 21-year-old starts at fullback tomorrow evening as the Dragons visit Ravenhill.

Pick Six: Shane Jennings v TheScore.ie – NFL week 9 NFL

Pick Six: Shane Jennings v TheScore.ie – NFL week 9

We’ve asked the Leinster and Ireland player to call six of this week’s NFL games.

Donncha O’Callaghan returns to lead much-changed Munster

The province’s most-capped player is one of 11 changes made by Anthony Foley for the trip to Wales.

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Happy Halloween: Here’s 7 sports injuries that sent us crying for our mammy

CAUTION: We’re not messing. Some of these are really hard to watch.

Leinster have turned a corner after three successive victories, insists O’Connor

International commitments may have limited his hand but the Leinster coach is confident of avoiding a Halloween scare against Edinburgh.

Rugby - Yesterday’s News

Looking for a sports Halloween costume? Here are 8 ideas that will impress your mates

You’ll be the talk of the party if you rock up looking like Miguel Angel Jimenez.

We’ll Leave It There So: Donal Óg’s dickie bow, Roy’s reality TV & all today’s sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including John Delaney’s mistakes and an injury blow for Joe Schmidt.

Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight — Kevin McLaughlin

The 22-year-old will make his third start for Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night.

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

‘The breakdown is about hitting people’: Leinster asking Ben Te’o to keep things simple

The province’s new signing from rugby league is relishing the chance to smash his way through rucks against Edinburgh tomorrow.

These are the 6 nominees for Irish Sports Book of the Year 2014

The winner will be announced at a gala event on Wednesday 26 November.

Analysis: Breakdown battle can be won with supporting turnover ‘assists’

We take a look at three examples of how the second defensive player can make the difference post-tackle.

Connacht boosted by availability of Ireland trio as Bundee Aki set to make debut

Kieran Marmion, Darragh Leader and Rodney Ah You have been released by Joe Schimdt.

Ben Te’o to wear Leinster’s iconic #13 on his senior debut tomorrow

Coach Matt O’Connor makes eight changes from the side which won in Castres last weekend.

Flanker Lydiate to leave Racing Metro and head home to Wales

He’s heading off after the November tests.

Feek excited to test Ireland’s propping depth in November series

The national team’s scrum coach is excited by what Nathan White has added to the squad.

Second row Kane Douglas aiming to be a leader for O’Connor’s Leinster

The 25-year-old has put his Wallabies career on hold to experience rugby and life in Europe.

Rugby - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Ticket upset for Irish fans, the Ed Sheeran effect & all today’s sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including the latest on Jack Grealish and Ireland.

Murphy, McFadden and Kearney all back in training for Leinster

But it’s not clear if they’ll be fit to play this weekend.

Ireland pack making minor tweaks to solid foundations under Easterby

Joe Schmidt’s new forwards coach explains that small adjustments can help Ireland stay ahead of the opposition.

Schmidt managing multiple injuries as Ireland prepare for Springboks test

Leinster’s Darragh Fanning and Andrew Conway of Munster were drafted in as cover this week at Carton House.

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Richie McCaw pulls on a Blackhawks jersey and tries his hand at ice hockey Shoot The Puck This post contains videos

Richie McCaw pulls on a Blackhawks jersey and tries his hand at ice hockey

Tomorrow: A Blackhawks player learns how to lie all over the ball at a ruck.

Ulster and Herring keen to swiftly move on from Toulon disappointment

The 24-year-old hooker is hoping to impress Joe Schmidt in Saturday’s clash with the Dragons in Belfast.

It would be ‘an honour’ to work with BOD – Leinster code hopper Te’o

The 27-year-old looks set for his first-team debut against Edinburgh on Friday night at the RDS.

Rugby - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: We’re off to the Algarve, Murphy has another captaincy and all today’s sport

Put the Bank Holiday behind you with all the day’s sporty goodness.

We need to stage an intervention for BT rugby about their constant ‘banter’

Rugby Tonight has some potential but it’s ruined by cringe-inducing comedy from the panel.

Jamie Heaslip only managed to name 17 of his team-mates (including himself) Unsung Heroes This post contains videos

Jamie Heaslip only managed to name 17 of his team-mates (including himself)

In fairness, it’s tough when you’re put on the spot.

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5 questions for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland as the November Tests loom

Outside centres, the line-out, new caps, being clinical and the Georgia encounter.

Rugby league influence grows at Leinster with Te’o and Douglas settling

Former Leinster boss Michael Chieka recommended the province to both players.

The biggest rugby team in the world are playing in America and nobody really cares

Only 3 local journalists showed up to the All Blacks first press conference in Chicago.

Toulon’s Romain Taofifenua has been cited for an alleged kick on Stuart Olding

The Ulster centre left the field with a suspected concussion in the second half.

George North’s show of power and the other top tries of the weekend

The Northampton Saints’ wing features in Sky Sports’ latest compilation of the best scores.

Ireland call-ups hit Connacht as they look to bounce back from Exeter defeat

The Westerners face Pro12 leaders Ospreys on Friday.

Rugby - Monday 27 October, 2014

TheScore.ie’s Irish XV of the second Champions Cup weekend

Munster are well represented after their comprehensive win over Saracens.

Pienaar set to return for Ireland-Springboks clash

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer included five uncapped players in a 36-man squad.

Ulster’s try against Toulon showed again why Jared Payne is better at 15 than 13

Payne is in line to make his Ireland debut this autumn.

Patston reveals distress over Beale texting affair

‘I’m alive but there have been times I haven’t wanted to be here,’ Di Patson said.

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