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Rugby - Today’s News

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Schmidt: In-form Keatley won out over ‘tough young man’ Jackson 10s

Schmidt: In-form Keatley won out over ‘tough young man’ Jackson

The Ireland head coach outlines his decision to leave the Ulster out-half out of his squad for November.

We’ll Leave It There So: Keane lashes United, Schmidt on Irish squad and all of today’s sport

Dessie Farrell, John Caulfield, Chris Ashton, Ched Evans and Steven Gerrard are all in the news as well.

Check out Brian O’Driscoll’s brilliant analysis on BT Sport last night

Should Hooky and Popey be quaking in their boots?

It’s ‘absolutely untrue’ that I influence provincial selection – Schmidt

The Ireland head coach refuted the notion that he has told Ulster to pick Jared Payne at outside centre.

Ashton drops out of England squad again as Lancaster prefers Rokoduguni

The Fijian soldier is one of three uncapped players in England’s 33-man squad.

Uncapped five in Michael Cheika’s first Wallaby squad

The Aussies come to Dublin next month.

Here’s how Ireland’s injured XV could line up

And when you can expect to see them back on a rugby field.

Openside O’Donnell living the Munster tradition of breakdown competition

The 27-year-old Tipp native discusses competing for steals and CJ Stander’s impact with ball in hand.

‘They almost know they’re going to win’ – Toulon’s experience a threat to Ulster

Mourad Boudjellal’s money has bought some of the best mindsets in the world of rugby.

Rugby - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland’s starting XV

A back row of Diack, Ryan and O’Donnell? If you say so.

‘OOOH, he’s absolutely done Madigan!’ – Wade’s try against Leinster was pretty special

There were some cracking scores in the Champions Cup opening round

O’Driscoll thinks ‘Lunster’ fans showed a ‘lack of loyalty’

O’Driscoll also spoke to RTE about Michael Cheika’s influence and ROG vs Sexton.

The autumn five: Here are the new faces in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad

Schmidt wasn’t afraid to reward form ahead of the November tests.

We’ll Leave It There So: No place for Paddy, Oscar gets jail and the rest of today’s sport

We’ll also have news of two Ulster Rugby injury set backs and Man City’s early Champions League start.

‘Reformer’ Michael Cheika the perfect man to grab Wallabies by scruff of the neck — Caputo

The Australian coach in waiting has proven his ability to shift culture at Leinster. Now to sort out his country.

Schmidt squad hit by injuries in all the wrong places for Reid, Hanrahan and Jackson

While Joe Schmidt has had to reach down the depth chart in some areas, he was faced with difficult omissions in the back-line.

Why are the RTÉ panel, Conor McGregor and Jonny Sexton releasing butterflies this week? Come Fly With Me This post contains videos

Why are the RTÉ panel, Conor McGregor and Jonny Sexton releasing butterflies this week?

Hint: It’s all to do with DEBRA Ireland and EB Awareness Day.

Five uncapped players in Ireland squad for autumn tests but no Paddy Jackson

Joe Schmidt named his 37-man squad a week earlier than previously announced.

Ross, Kearney and Fitzgerald all ‘pencilled in’ for Leinster trip to Castres

Scrum coach Marco Caputo says that Luke Fitzgerald will feature on the bench again this week.

Andrew Trimble to miss November Internationals with toe injury

He is expected to miss a number of months.

Munster’s Zebo eager for head-to-head against ‘nice guy’ Chris Ashton

The Irish province welcome Saracens to Thomond Park on Friday night for what should be a superb Pool 1 clash.

‘Just catch it or Matt will kill me’ – Fanning happy with brace but stresses team effort

Darragh Fanning enjoyed a prolific European debut, but credited the win to his pack.

Rugby - Monday 20 October, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Wes gets injured, Cheika up for Aussie job and the rest of today’s sport

Also, Bale could miss Liverpool clash and Paddy McNair is in line for a new deal.

O’Mahony encouraged to see Red Army out in force ahead of Saracens clash

Meanwhile, head coach Anthony Foley says no definitive progress has been made in the search for an extra back.

Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?

It’s closer than you think says Whiff of Cordite.

Fire and Ice: Cheika vs Schmidt at the Aviva would remind us of the differences between them

Cheika got Leinster to realise their potential but Schmidt helped them exceed it.

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

Six Munster men, three Ulster players and six Leinster stars make our selection.

Opinion: Ireland’s need for Payne at 13 is holding back Ulster’s attack

Neil Doak again used Payne at outside centre for Saturday’s Champions Cup defeat to Leicester.

Add Sale to the list: 8 times Munster have stolen victory at the death

Poor Saracens have been scalped twice by Munster at the end of European encounters.

Analysis: Ulster’s backs show cutting edge with superb Tommy Bowe try

Neil Doak’s backline demonstrated what they can do when provided with a quality platform.

Former Leinster boss Cheika agrees to coach Wallabies – report

Could we be set for Cheika v Schmidt in Dublin next month?

‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster

The Ireland No. 8 gave an open and accurate analysis of his side’s performance at the RDS.

Capital gains as Blackrock, Old Belvedere and Railway Union all come out on top

Also, UL Bohemians got a win in the Women’s AIL.

Rugby - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster beat Sale at the death

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to pick apart the crucial moments in the endgame at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Error count a concern but O’Connor pleased with Leinster’s second half

The Australian head coach was enthused by the performances of Darragh Fanning and the back row.

5 talking points after Leinster beat Wasps at the RDS

Heaslip’s work rate, Fanning’s tries, individual errors, the back row and inconsistency.

Heaslip drives Leinster to Champions Cup victory over plucky Wasps

Matt O’Connor’s side picked up all four points at the RDS as Darragh Fanning scored two tries.

Rory McIlroy might have just switched his allegiances…….his rugby allegiances

Make up your mind Rory, is it Ulster or Leinster?

As it happened: Leinster v Wasps, Champions Cup

Matt O’Connor’s side were hoping to find their best form as the ambitious Premiership outfit visited the RDS.

Toulon hold off spirited Scarlets but don’t get bonus point

Toulon were only able to pick up four points at home to the Scarlets.

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