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Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
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Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut

Jul 26th 2021, 3:37 AM 14,863 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.

Wales' season ends with disappointing defeat to impressive Pumas
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Wales' season ends with disappointing defeat to impressive Pumas

Jul 17th 2021, 5:25 PM 7,548 Views 5 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s men struggled against Argentina in the sun in Cardiff.

Harry Maguire accepts Man United were not good enough
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Harry Maguire accepts Man United were not good enough

Dec 9th 2020, 9:13 AM 5,546 Views 15 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost 3-2 at RB Leipzig to finish third in Group H following the clash in Germany.

England are a better team than Ireland and more work is needed to close the gap
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England are a better team than Ireland and more work is needed to close the gap

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 34,338 Views 37 Comments

Andy Farrell and his coaches must remedy the lineout and breakdown issues that hurt them yesterday.

Tielemans and Mertens strike as Belgium end England's Nations League hopes
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Tielemans and Mertens strike as Belgium end England's Nations League hopes

Nov 15th 2020, 10:01 PM 8,172 Views 2 Comments

Defeat ends England’s hopes of reaching a second successive Nations League finals.

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions
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Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 62,824 Views 144 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'
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Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'

Oct 19th 2019, 7:55 PM 9,634 Views 41 Comments

The New Zealander also lamented the shorter turnaround the team had to manage between their final pool game and the quarter-final.

'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'
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'We’re not going to suddenly sign five world-class players, it doesn’t work like that'

May 13th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,582 Views 55 Comments

Leinster left Newcastle with a few regrets but feeling they had got close to Saracens.

All Blacks depart Dublin after being 'manipulated' by clever Ireland
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All Blacks depart Dublin after being 'manipulated' by clever Ireland

Nov 19th 2018, 9:02 AM 30,633 Views 20 Comments

‘We’re still stuck between the old way and the new way.’

All Blacks and November next in Schmidt's sights as Ireland's success rolls on
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All Blacks and November next in Schmidt's sights as Ireland's success rolls on

Jun 24th 2018, 7:30 AM 12,468 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland head coach is heading home to New Zealand for a few weeks of rest.

Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France
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Three debuts made as Ireland go down to Les Bleus at rain-soaked Stade de France

May 28th 2018, 10:09 PM 29,669 Views 48 Comments

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were enough to hand a dominant French side victory in Paris tonight.

Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence
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Connacht collapse as Ospreys deal second home defeat of Pro12 defence

Sep 10th 2016, 9:34 PM 19,770 Views 26 Comments

Pat Lam’s men gave up a bonus point again in Galway.

Leinster beaten as Seymour runs in 4 tries for Glasgow
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Leinster beaten as Seymour runs in 4 tries for Glasgow

Sep 10th 2016, 5:17 PM 12,057 Views 25 Comments

Rob Kearney, Josh van der Flier and Zane Kirchner all scored for the province but it couldn’t prevent a 33-25 loss at Scotstoun Stadium.

Lukaku double helps Belgium to victory over Ireland at Euro 2016
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Lukaku double helps Belgium to victory over Ireland at Euro 2016

Jun 18th 2016, 4:00 PM 13,049 Views 52 Comments

The Boys in Green were on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in Bordeaux.

Ireland's women lose out to the French in front of 11,158 in Perpignan
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Ireland's women lose out to the French in front of 11,158 in Perpignan

Feb 13th 2016, 10:34 PM 21,281 Views 24 Comments

The Girls in Green were defeated 18-6 in the Six Nations tonight.

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey
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Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey

Nov 2nd 2015, 10:10 AM 3,201 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster boss says his team can close the gap on the All Blacks by playing them frequently.

Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC
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Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC

Jul 12th 2015, 2:10 AM 9,702 Views 7 Comments

John Howard overcame the Dubliner at UFC 189.

'Nothing can console me' laments Messi as world slips through Argentina's hands
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'Nothing can console me' laments Messi as world slips through Argentina's hands

Jul 14th 2014, 3:10 PM 5,782 Views 7 Comments

The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.

Double bogey derails Michael Hoey's bid for €240,000 European Tour win
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Double bogey derails Michael Hoey's bid for €240,000 European Tour win

Mar 2nd 2014, 2:33 PM 2,632 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Irishman was well placed to challenge eventual winner Ross Fisher at the Tshwane Open until he ran afoul of the 12th.

Opinion: Ireland call-ups and lack of signings to hobble Ulster's title ambitions
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Opinion: Ireland call-ups and lack of signings to hobble Ulster's title ambitions

Aug 13th 2013, 4:41 PM 3,471 Views 6 Comments

The province’s emergence as league and Heineken Cup contenders will stretch Mark Anscombe’s squad this season.

Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win
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Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win

Oct 3rd 2012, 3:44 PM 708 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in a confident mood after disposing of Australia at the weekend.

Match Report: Mandzukic on the double for Croatia
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Match Report: Mandzukic on the double for Croatia

Jun 10th 2012, 10:08 PM 2,265 Views 11 Comments

Two goals from the Wolfsburg striker resigned Ireland to defeat in their first Euro 2012 fixture.