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Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: she  and Monika Dukarska took  a podium finish in their first regatta together.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland capped off two successful days by taking three bronze medals on Sunday at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja international regatta in Piediluco, Italy(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Jordi Murphy: the Wexford man has his granny lighting Lourdes candles  for him at home on the big rugby occasions. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After the weekend that was in it you couldn’t but conclude that Australian cricket and Oxford rowing could do with some help from Granny Furlong, both(...)

Warren Gatland: Kiwi has come a long way in the game since he launched his coaching career as a player-coach with Galwegians in 1989.  Photograph: Getty.

Warren Gatland left Galwegians, Connacht and Ireland all in infinitely better condition than when he inherited them during a near decade of coaching i(...)

Hadleigh Parkes of Wales stretches clear of South Africa’s  Andries Coetzee to score his side’s third try. Photograph: Getty Images

Relief was quickly followed by reality for Wales. Victory against a side that could only be identified as South Africa by the colour of the jerseys co(...)

Jesse Kriel and Courtnall Skosan’s failure to smash Darren Sweetnam into touch was completely unacceptable. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect one. Where future World Cups end up after this bizarre week only time will tell, but where(...)

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira in action against Australia last month. His absence this weekend is a massive blow to the home side. Photograph: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

World champions New Zealand are expected to complete another clean sweep of the Rugby Championship as they finish this year’s campaign away in South A(...)

Bernard Laporte: allegedly intervened on behalf of Mohed Altrad and Montpellier. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to withdraw from France’s delegation to World Rugby in London on September 25th is the latest bodyblow in (...)

England’s Alastair Cook walks off after the close of play during day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston, Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England’s bankable constants in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston. Day one of this country(...)

England’s  Moeen Ali hits a six during day three of the fourth  Test against South Africa  at  Old Trafford. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Moeen Ali, who contrives to be both irrepressible and phlegmatic at the same time, ensured that England will begin the fourth day against South Africa(...)

Day four of the third Investec Test match between England and South Africa at The Oval, London, England. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

This England side has kept us guessing this summer. But for four days at The Oval they have been Jekylls rather than Hydes, delivering an honourable, (...)

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