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Rugby

# rugby - Today’s News

Jonny Sexton to decide on future within weeks

The Ireland out half stayed in Paris this summer, where his wife gave birth to their first child.

# rugby - Monday 18 August, 2014

Will Alan Dillion escape this club? 7 athletes who never won the big one

Dillon is hoping to avoid joining the same club as Jimmy White, Tim Henman and others

# rugby - Friday 15 August, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Bronze medals, Heffo’s withdrawal and all today’s sport

This edition may contain traces of LVG, JBM and ROG.

# rugby - Thursday 14 August, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Proper order, Long leaves and all today’s sport

Pour yourself a cool, tall glass of daily sports news.

5 questions we have going into the Top 14 season

The Top 14 is back this weekend and we took a look at some key storylines

# rugby - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Irish athletics success, Billo’s Jack feud and all today’s sport

Elsewhere there was a new signing for Leinster and Connacht picked a new captain.

# rugby - Monday 11 August, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Rory’s world, Raheny shine and all today’s sport

Monday’s recap includes the world yo-yo champion and a pretty good golfer from Co. Down.

# rugby - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?

# rugby - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Connacht unveil new home kit ahead of 2014-15 season New Clobber This post contains images

Connacht unveil new home kit ahead of 2014-15 season

There’s a new title sponsor for the westerners.

# rugby - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

‘Kia ora, Mils here’ – New signing Muliaina has a message for Connacht fans

The legendary All Blacks fullback is looking forward to arriving in Ireland.

Close shave for Women’s Rugby S&C coach after All Blacks vow

Marian Earls initially promised to shave her head if the Irish stunned New Zealand.

# rugby - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cheika’s Waratahs need to snap 10-year Crusaders streak to claim Super Rugby crown

New Zealand’s Crusaders are aiming for their eighth title since the southern hemisphere’s elite club competition began.

# rugby - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Ulster’s Nick Williams facing battle to be fit for new season

The New Zealander will be eager to get himself physically right ahead of his third season at Ulster.

Ex-Cork player part of USA coaching team for Women’s RWC game against Ireland

USA play Ireland tomorrow in Paris and a Cork man is involved with their coaching setup.

Keith Wood among three Irish rugby greats to join IRB Hall of Fame

Former Ireland captains Fergus Slattery and Tom Kiernan will be inducted with ‘Uncle Fester’ over the coming months.

Ireland go with the big guns for World Cup opener against USA

14 of Ireland’s starting 15 against the United States have Grand Slam winners’ medals.

Former Clermont and Lions star Lee Byrne named Dragons captain

Capped 46 times for the Welsh, Byrne has not appeared for his country since the 2011 World Cup.

# rugby - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower Sightseeing This post contains videos

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower

When the prop got there, however, the captains of 11 other countries were hanging around too. Pure awkward.

Champions Clontarf host Young Munster as Ulster Bank League fixtures announced

Friday Night Lights are back and the IRFU has vowed to live-stream more matches.

Serge Blanco drafted in to assist struggling France boss Philippe Saint-André

The former Les Bleus fullback will pare back his role with Biarritz to give more time to the national team.

‘If we paid €1.7m for Israel Folau I’d need to be locked up’ declares Toulon owner

Mourad Boudjellal has scotched reports that the Heineken Cup champions will move for the Wallabies fullback after the World Cup.

# rugby - Monday 28 July, 2014

5 overseas Irish with an outside chance of making the Rugby World Cup

Jonny Sexton is not included as he immediately qualifies under ‘The Jonny Sexton Rule’.

# rugby - Friday 25 July, 2014

Crusaders hunt eighth Super Rugby title but Sharks sniff an upset Final Four This post contains videos

Crusaders hunt eighth Super Rugby title but Sharks sniff an upset

The weekend’s other semi-final pits Australia’s Waratahs and Brumbies against each other.

Munster, Ulster and Connacht hit with Pro12 fixture confusion

The ongoing civil war in Welsh rugby has led to league and cup fixture clashes.

# rugby - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Munster memorial ‘Jock’s Block’ outside Limerick pub painted blue by mystery man Knock Your Block Off

Munster memorial ‘Jock’s Block’ outside Limerick pub painted blue by mystery man

The memorial is for the late Jock Hunter who was ‘A Proud Munster Man’.

Irish scrum-half Tania Rosser on returning to rugby three months after giving birth

The New Zealand-born player is back in the international fold after four years away from the game.

No room for Cummins and Mowen as Australia name Rugby Championship squad

Ewen McKenzie’s 32-man squad will be led by openside Michael Hooper and face New Zealand first-up.

# rugby - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Super Rugby semis confirmed after pulsating wins for Brumbies and Sharks Final Four This post contains videos

Super Rugby semis confirmed after pulsating wins for Brumbies and Sharks

There may be an investigation back in New Zealand after only one of their five sides made it to the final four.

# rugby - Friday 18 July, 2014

Connacht-bound Bundee Aki named in Chiefs team for Super Rugby knock-outs

The reigning champions are away to the Brumbies while Jake White’s Sharks face the Highlanders.

# rugby - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

‘Tongan Thor’ schoolboy sensation may take up Australian offers

18-year-old Taniela Tupou is in high demand thanks to a viral video of his hat-trick.

Tindall bows out to complete England ’03 World Cup squad retirement

The 35-year-old announced his decision on Twitter this morning.

# rugby - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed Super Troopers This post contains videos

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed

The Waikato Chiefs won away in Auckland to keep their three-in-a-row dreams alive.

# rugby - Friday 11 July, 2014

Piri Weepu signs for ‘iconic and globally recognised’ London Welsh

The scrum-half has won 71 caps for New Zealand and won the World Cup in 2011.

# rugby - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Andrew Trimble on scaling Machu Picchu, setting up a hometown gym and multi-coloured fixies

The winger is determined to follow up on a superb 2013/14 season and is thriving in life away from the rugby field.

# rugby - Sunday 6 July, 2014

‘The fat lady hasn’t sung yet’ – Honey Badger waves goodbye… for now More To Life This post contains videos

‘The fat lady hasn’t sung yet’ – Honey Badger waves goodbye… for now

Nick Cummins opted for a lucrative move to Japan to support a large family that includes two siblings with cystic fibrosis.

The sport in which ‘men and women are seen as equals’

With a 25% growth since the turn of the year, tag rugby is proving to be increasingly popular.

# rugby - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months Business As Usual This post contains videos

Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months

Meanwhile in Super Rugby, Nick Cummins parked his impending Japanese move to inspire Western Force to victory.

# rugby - Friday 4 July, 2014

Former Connacht academy duo Reilly and Macauley’s Canterbury tale

The prop and fullback are part of Waimate RFC’s league drive in New Zealand.

Lack of speculation suggests Simon Easterby is odds-on to join Ireland coaching team

Former Connacht and Wolfhounds hooker Adrian Flavin suggests Dan McFarland may be another option to replace John Plumtree.

# rugby - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Connacht rugby stars join Guinness World Record planking attempt

We’re Planking It is taking place at Galwegians RFC this evening and will raise funds for five worthy causes.

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