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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Today’s News

Western Force deny reports they are to be cut from Super Rugby

After expanding to 18 teams, the southern hemisphere tournament looks set to be trimmed back.

Key figures return as Cork make three changes for Munster U21 final against Kerry

Kevin Flahive, Sean O’Donoghue and Michael Hurley all return for Cork.

Lancaster maintaining phaseplay focus to help Leinster overcome Wasps

“You should try and play as much unstructured rugby in training as possible.”

'This is their opportunity' - Ireland's fringe players handed chance to impress against Iceland

The Boys in Green welcome one of Euro 2016’s surprise packages to Dublin for a friendly tonight.

'Once the long evenings come in and the ground starts to harden up, that’s when the hurling will start'

TJ Reid is confident Kilkenny are moving in the right direction as we enter the business end of the league.

A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points Analysis This post contains videos

A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

Plus, can Conor Hourihane be Wes Hoolahan’s long-term successor?

Munster will look to bolster second row after losing Ryan to Racing

Rassie Erasmus understands the IRFU’s decision not to award Ryan a new central contract.

Huge night ahead for Ireland U19s with European Championships qualification on the line

Tom Mohan’s side take on Belgium in their final group game.

Erasmus expects to be at Munster next season but has clauses in contract

The South African director of rugby has been strongly linked with a return home.

Do the green shoots sprouting in Kildare and Louth signal an awakening in Leinster?

Dublin’s dominance won’t be threatened anytime soon, but there are signs of life outside of the capital.

Yesterday’s News

'As amateurs we had the chance to do something special in front of millions of people'

Ten years on from Ireland’s famous World Cup victory over Pakistan, coach Adi Birrell and captain Trent Johnston look back on a truly defining day in Irish sport.

Victor Wanyama: Mauricio Pochettino 'teaches you about life'

Wanyama has spoken about the influence of Pochettino on his career – and it extends beyond football.

Quiz: Can you recognise these former Leinster and Munster U21 football winners?

Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Offaly are all in action in Wednesday night’s finals.

5 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance against Iceland

Martin O’Neill could hand senior international debuts to as many as four players tomorrow night.

2016 thrashing has little relevance to 1/4 final, but Leinster won't forget bitter memory of Wasps

“As a younger player who has never won any European titles with Leinster, you might feel you left the jersey down that day.”

Henrik Larsson among the Celtic legends coming to Ireland for charity match

The former Hoops striker will line out alongside the likes of Stiliyan Petrov, Alan Stubbs, Regi Blinker and Tommy Boyd at the Carlisle Grounds.

From 1978 Harty Cup final goal poacher to All-Ireland hurling winning coach

Noel Fogarty has the distinction of winning Harty and Croke Cup medals as a player and coach.

Senior defender and All-Ireland club winner return as Kerry make 4 changes for Munster U21 final

Kerry travel to Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday night to face Cork.

Treviso's shock win over title-chasing Ospreys, Munster hit 50 and all your weekend Pro12 highlights Icymi This post contains videos

'I’m capable of playing there': Ruddock ready to fill Heaslip's boots at 8

A man-of-the-match display on Saturday has put the Ireland international in contention for a starting place at the back of the scrum against Wasps.

All-Ireland hurling winning boss to decide on future with Dublin club Cuala this week

Mattie Kenny guided Cuala to victory over Ballyea on St Patrick’s Day.

Fifa to pay Seamus Coleman's salary during rehab

The Everton and Ireland defender is set for a long spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg against Wales.

'Six games gone, full house in Cork... it's a special time in the club's history'

Cork City versus Dundalk attracted huge interest on Leeside but many had to settle for the TV broadcast.

The All-Ireland minor hurling and football championships are getting the All-Stars treatment

The standout performers in both codes will be recognised on the Minor Hurling and Football Teams of the Year.

Robbie Brady makes a young fan's day and the look on his face is absolutely priceless My Sporting Hero This post contains videos

3 attractive double-headers in store as GAA announce details for Allianz Hurling Division 1 quarter-finals

The venues and times for the upcoming last eight games have been confirmed.

The last 15 seconds of this March Madness game were an absolute rollercoaster One Shining Moment This post contains videos

Sexton fit for Wasps week, but Leinster will keep assessing Conan calf issue

Senior coach Stuart Lancaster says Zane Kirchner, Dave Kearney and Sean Cronin are all back fit in time for the European knock-out stage.

'I'm disappointed for Munster but I think we have to be happy for Donnacha'

Rassie Erasmus says confirmation of Ryan’s move to Racing 92 next season will be a blow.

Podge Collins might have already scored the Goal of the Season Golazo! This post contains videos

Guardiola videos bore Man City squad – Zabaleta

Short sessions in front of the television are part of the coach’s daily routine — but they are not enjoyed by some.

Are the wheels coming off Team Sky? Wiggins slams marginal gains as 'a load of rubbish'

The 2012 Tour de France winner also called Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton a ‘bit of a milkshake’.

O'Neill hints at handing debuts to uncapped quartet as Brady named stand-in captain for Iceland friendly

Daryl Horgan, Conor Hourihane, John Egan and Andy Boyle could all make their international bows at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.

Munster to give Conor Murray 'every opportunity' of being fit to face Toulouse

There are also doubts over Andrew Conway and Jack O’Donoghue for Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

Dustin Johnson hits drive 424 yards - and still comes up short of his opponent's ball Drive For Show This post contains videos

History makers! Aqua Blue Sport to become first-ever Irish team to compete in Grand Tour event

The Pro-Continental team have received a wildcard invite for this year’s La Vuelta a Espana.

Mats Hummels unhappy with 'arrogant' Germany

The Germans leaked their first goal since July, but they still extended their perfect record in Russia 2018 qualifiers.

'It's liberating' - Tipp's All-Ireland winning captain Maher on handing over the role

Brendan Maher discussed a wide range of topics with former Cavan goalkeeper Alan O’Mara in the latest Real Talks podcast.

Raiders hope Vegas gamble will pay off this week

The NFL has little choice but to approve a third franchise relocation in less than three years.

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