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Sky Sports had the rights to Liverpool’s Friday night clash against Norwich City, but many more fixtures are only on BT Sport or Premier Sports. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

A lot has happened since 2016, when Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway defended Virgin’s move to drop the Eir Sport pack of channels by (...)

Myles ‘Elvis’ Kavanagh at his home. Photograph: Sarah Mooney

“We haven’t been in an All-Ireland for three years, and this is why we said we’d go all out, and we’d just really go mad,” says Kilkenny man Myles ‘El(...)

Siya Kolisi returns for the Springboks as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Siya Kolisi will start as flanker for South Africa in their one-off test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, eager to prove his fitness (...)

James O’Connor retains the number 13 jersey for the Wallabies against the All Blacks. Photograph: James Worsfold/Getty

Australia coach Michael Cheika has kept faith with the team that produced a record victory over the All Blacks last weekend and made only one injury-e(...)

John Cooney has been cut from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Cooney is out of Ireland’s squad for the Rugby World Cup, with Joe Schmidt cutting another three players on Wednesday. Ulster scrumhalf Cooney’s(...)

Duncan Taylor makes his Scotland return against France in Nice on Saturday. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Duncan Taylor will make his first Scotland appearance for two years when he starts against France in Nice on Saturday. The 29-year-old has not featur(...)

Japan international Amanaki Mafi will stand trial in a New Zealand court next year for an assault charge, allowing him to play at the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty

Japan international Amanaki Mafi will stand trial in a New Zealand court next year for an assault charge, allowing him to play at the Rugby World Cup.(...)

Former Wallabies player Israel Folauwants an apology from his former employers after he posted on social media that hell awaited ‘drunks, homosexuals, adulterers’ and other groups. Photograph: EPA

Israel Folau’s unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs will head to trial in February, 2020 if no settlement i(...)

 Eddie Jones has named his England team to take on Wales on Sunday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Outhalf George Ford of Leicester Tigers will captain England on Sunday when they play Wales at Twickenham Stadium, England head coach Eddie Jones said(...)

The new pitch being laid at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Irish-owned SIS Pitches has installed a hybrid pitch at the Aviva Stadium ahead of the Ireland rugby squad World Cup warm-up match against Italy on Sa(...)

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