Fiji’s lock Leone Nakarawa runs in to score a try during the Pool A match against Uruguay at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji 45 Uruguay 15 Uruguay waited 12 years for a World Cup try and two came along on one night in a 47-15 defeat as Fiji bowed out of the tournament w(...)

Japan rugby fans celebrate their team’s second try as they watch Japan’s IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match against Samoa at a public viewing event in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Japan coach Eddie Jones believes his players have put the pride back in Japanese rugby regardless of whether they qualify for the World Cup quarter-fi(...)

 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 (...)

Television cameras showed France coach Philippe Saint-Andre reading the riot act to his players after a scrappy first half display against Romania on Wednesday night. Photograph: PA

France winger Noa Nakaitaci admits head coach Philippe Saint-André was right to give the team a dressing-down after their limp first-half display agai(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidates Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky Campbell (c) in Stevenage, in the UK. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Harriet Harman has insisted there will be no doubt about the “integrity” of the British Labour leadership contest as it emerged that less than 1 per c(...)

Tottenham are poised to sign Burnley’s Kieran Tripper in a deal worth €4.9 million. Photograph: PA

Mauricio Pochettino is primed to make Burnley’s Kieran Trippier his second signing of the summer. The Tottenham Hotspur manager is also interested in (...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)

Millton Keynes Dons’ Antony Kay tussles with Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez during the Capital One Cup Second Round match at Milton Keynes. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Manchester United’s humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons came as no surprise to Louis van Gaal, who insisted he needs time to turn things around at Old (...)

The Celtic Manor Resort, outside Newport, south Wales, will host Ireland during their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. Photograph: Giddens/PA Wire

The bases for all of the teams competing at next year’s 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales have been completed.Joe Schmidt’s Irish side will m(...)

 Local fishing boats pass  the Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner, which is on a one-day visit to Dun Laoghaire today(Wed). The ship belonging to the Cunard Line, is making it’s fifth port of call, on a 10-day cruise of Britain and Ireland.
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Dún Laoghaire is displaying a distinctly Mediterranean hue today as the flower-bedecked port welcomes an estimated 2,000 visitors from the Cunard Line(...)