Wesley Fofana  runs with a ball next to captain Thierry Dusautoir during a France training session at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Getty

POOL D: France v Canada, Milton Keynes, 8.0 (Live on TV3, ITV) French coach Philippe Saint-André has put out the nucleus of the team that will (...)

Ian Madigan: “It was very satisfying to see the stuff we have been working on over the last three of four weeks come to fruition.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ian Madigan watched from the bench as Johnny Sexton’s effervescence allowed Ireland’s backs to sparkle and fizz during the 50-7 victory over Canada a(...)

Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock: doesn’t believe the loss of Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to injury will have a massive impact on Wales’ chances at the World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Mike Ruddock knows a thing or two about winning trophies whether it’s with the Mumbles club and their Welsh Division Three South West title triumph t(...)

Canada’s lock Jamie Cudmore:  “That’s a key thing, keeping rugby’s ethics. You play hard, you shake hands – there’s a good level of respect.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

It’s tempting to cast Jamie Cudmore in the role of pantomime villain, but there is nothing cartoonish about the periodic fistic confrontations that ha(...)

Paul Dunne: produced an amazing display at the British Open where he was co-leader with a round to go.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Nigel Edwards won’t feel pressure when he sits down this weekend to draw up the Walker Cup team to face the USA. When the 10 names are announced on Mo(...)

Sales in Dublin for the first half of the year were up by 42.8% – from 5,067 to 7,237

Property transactions for the first half of the year in the Republic are up by more than a third on the same period in 2014. However, it is less certa(...)

John Delaney’s general avoidance of journalists whose job it is to cover football does not inspire much confidence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“We’ve got a very open approach to the game. The members are very happy with how we run the game of football. We have an AGM every year, our accoun(...)

Arthur Russell, an accounting teacher at the Institute of Education, said higher-level accounting was “a fair, well-balanced paper, with one or two tricky questions which required students to think on their feet”. Photograph: Srdjan Srdjanov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Leaving Cert students faced some unpredictable questions that required careful handling in their accounting exam, according to one teacher. “The pap(...)

Providence has a 43 per cent stake in the licence having recently agreed to assign a 15 per cent equity interest to Chrysaor Holdings

Irish-based oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has said a recent 3D seismic survey undertaken at the Fel/114 licence in the northern(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • June 11, 2015, 08:34

World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)