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Gemma Crowley, right, coach to Ireland’s Grand Slam winning team, will be hoping for more success with her Ireland squad at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens which is underway in Moscow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

With rugby set to return to the Olympics at Rio in 2016, here’s something to consider: who are the current Olympic rugby champions? I t’s the USA, who(...)

Wallabies captain James Horwill

Australia captain James Horwill could miss a potentially decisive third test against the British and Irish Lions after the International Rugby Board t(...)

Ireland Women’s Sevens players Jenny Murphy, Sofie Spence and Shannon Houston. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Women’s Sevens coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12 woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow from June 29th/30th.The journey began j(...)

Takudzwa Ngwenya (centre) in action for the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong, before linking up with the US Eagles. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Takudzwa Ngwenya and Samu Manoa trained with the US Eagles squad in Houston yesterday, following appearances for the Barbarians in the resounding 59-(...)

Justin Harrison clashes with the Lions’ Austin Healey in 2001. A fired-up Harrison would go on to make a lineout steal that decided the series. Photograph: Getty

The opening hours of the 2013 Lions tour revealed the polar opposite worlds that the Lions and Wallabies inhabit. The massive marketing juggernaut tha(...)

England’s Tom Wood will captain Stuart Lancaster’s side against the Barbarians and on their tour of Uruguay and Argentina.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Northampton’s Tom Wood will captain a youthful England squad featuring 11 uncapped players for the fixture against the Barbarians and the summe(...)

Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park was the venue for Sunday’s league hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SUNDAY’S league final wasn’t anything more than diverting but the occasion raised two issues worth consideration. The first and more tang(...)

Wales flanker Sam Warburton will lead the Lions Down Under. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Nine Irish will join Wales flanker and Lions captain Sam Warburton for this summer’s tour of Hong Kong and Australia. Ten English have been sel(...)

The GAA’s  annual congress is taking place in Derry this weekend. Photograph:   Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

The GAA’s annual congress in Derry this morning passed overwhelmingly the motion to make some of its grounds available to facilitate an Ireland(...)

Australian international Adam Ashley-Cooper in action against Argentina. Photograph: Stephen Hight/Inpho

Versatile Australia international Adam Ashley-Cooper has turned down offers from abroad and signed a new deal which will keep him at home until(...)

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