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From The42 Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

From The42 Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots Looming

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots

The Ireland forwards are set to be key with rain expected in Yokohama.

From The42 Liverpool hammer Norwich in Premier League opener Too Good

Liverpool hammer Norwich in Premier League opener

Mo Salah, Divock Origi and Virgil Van Dijk were among the scorers.

From The42 Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15 Opener

Van der Flier set for Ireland's seven shirt as Henshaw lined up for 15

Ireland kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a massive clash against England on Saturday.

From The42 'We can't fall in love with ourselves and think it's going to happen again' Title Defence

'We can't fall in love with ourselves and think it's going to happen again'

Joe Schmidt has been focusing in on the imperfections of last year’s Grand Slam campaign.

From The42 Irish fans allocated 500 tickets for Euro 2020 opener Ready To Go

Irish fans allocated 500 tickets for Euro 2020 opener

It is also understood that the Football Association of Ireland are hoping more tickets will be made available to the most loyal fans.

From The42 Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double Fresh Faces

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double

Paul Osam’s U16s suffered a 3-1 defeat in Tralee.

From The42 Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener Group B

Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener

Alyssa Healy made history as the tournament favourites earned a nine-wicket victory in Guyana.

From The42 Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener Too Good This post contains videos

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal prevail in Europa League opener

The Gunners saw off Vorskla in the Europa League thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and a brace from the Gabonese striker.

From The42 Paul Pogba handed captain's armband in Man United's Premier League opener Ready To Go

Paul Pogba handed captain's armband in Man United's Premier League opener

The France international starts just a couple of weeks after starring in the World Cup final.

From The42 Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener Good Start

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions.

From The42 Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup Opener This post contains videos

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup

Russia have made the perfect start to the competition.

From The42 Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris Opener

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

From The42 Arsenal edge 7-goal thriller in Premier League opener Seventh Heaven

Arsenal edge 7-goal thriller in Premier League opener

Olivier Giroud emerged the hero in a game ridden with defensive errors.

From The42 Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points Opener

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

From The42 Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour First Crack

Sexton, Best and Henderson start the Lions' first game of 2017 tour

Warren Gatland’s men face the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday.

Everyone is loving Obama's opening line on his return to public life yesterday

“So, uh, what’s been going on since I’ve been gone?”

From The42 Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement Fresh Start

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement

A neck injury forced the fullback to retire at the age of just 28, and he’s barely taken a day off since.

From The42 Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury Concern

Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury

Joe Schmidt will name his team at 2pm this afternoon.

From The42 Schmidt not ignoring 'incredible banana skin' in Ireland's RWC opener Minnows

Schmidt not ignoring 'incredible banana skin' in Ireland's RWC opener

‘You don’t have to look back too far to 2007 and see that assumptions can undo teams very quickly.’

From The42 Markovic denied stonewall penalty before scoring his first Premier League goal Off The Mark

Markovic denied stonewall penalty before scoring his first Premier League goal

The young Serbian looked sharp in the early stages and got his reward on nine minutes.

From The42 A goalkeeping blunder and a touch of class from Lallana helped Liverpool rout Swansea

A goalkeeping blunder and a touch of class from Lallana helped Liverpool rout Swansea

The Reds won 4-1 in a confident and comprehensive display.

From The42 The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight A Boy Stevie

The brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick that gave Liverpool late hope tonight

The hosts needed a win to progress in this evening’s clash.

From The42 Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare Opener

Waterford announce their team ahead of Saturday's Munster SFC clash with Clare

Waterford go into 2014 without Gary Hurney for the first time in 15 years.

From The42 Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama Take A Bow

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama

They ultimately won by just three wickets.

From The42 Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters Opener

Ibrahimovic double puts PSG on verge of quarters

The French champions are away to Bayer Leverkusen.

From The42 Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs Latest

Cool finish from Remy puts Newcastle ahead against Spurs

The Magpies have taken an early lead at White Hart Lane.

From The42 Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth Going Down This post contains videos

Wigan relegated from Premier League, Arsenal go fourth

It’s the end of the road for James McCarthy and his Wigan team-mates.

From The42 Opinion: Kidney gets our hopes up (again) with wing picks 6 Nations

Opinion: Kidney gets our hopes up (again) with wing picks

Keith Earls and Fergus McFadden will be perplexed at their slide down the pecking order.

From The42 Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory Hoop-la

Celtic's Champions League dreams burn bright after Swede victory

Goals from Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras put The Bhoys in a great position to advance to the group stages.