Rugby World Cup

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Ryan Tubridy obliterates the competition in a preview image from ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ of 2014, the most-watched programme on Irish television this century. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

As a television extravaganza, The Late Late Toy Show scores top marks. Not only was last November’s show, with an audience of 1.55 million, the most-(...)

Danny Cipriani is back in the Gloucester team to face Munster on Friday night. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Search for ‘Danny Cipriani fitness’ on Google and the first result to appear is an article in GQ magazine published on Tuesday January 8th: “Danny Cip(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony in action against the All Blacks. Will Ireland lift the Rugby World Cup this year in Japan? Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“What’ve you got there?” “I’m not sure, found it up in the attic. It’s some sort of glass ball.” “Looks like one of those old crystal balls, doesn’t(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Gary Halpin, director of boarding at Cistercian College, Roscrea. Photograph: John D Kelly

The man who will always be remembered for scoring Ireland’s first ever World Cup try against New Zealand has long departed the playing side of things (...)

Jacob Stockdale leads the way  for Ireland with 10 tries, including this one against England in this year’s Six Nations.  Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It’s been an annus mirabilis for Irish rugby, Leinster winning a Champions Cup and Guinness Pro14 double, while the national team produced a Six Natio(...)

  Castres players celebrate a penalty against Munster at Stade Pierres Fabre, Castres, France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s hard to know which left the worst taste in the mouth from Munster’s defeat away by Castres on Saturday, but it probably wasn’t the way some of th(...)

Michael Cheika as been retained as Wallabies head coach after a review by Rugby Australia. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Michael Cheika will lead the Wallabies to the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year, but the head coach will have to report to a director of rugby after (...)

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus and his assistants will work with the country’s four Super Rugby franchises ahead of the World Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his assistants are to spread out across the country’s four Super Rugby teams to offer support as they look to ha(...)

Stuart Lancaster has said he is happy at Leinster amid rumours that he may leave. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster possesses a healthy disdain for rumour-mongering especially when it comes to being linked with coaching positions, coloured by h(...)

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