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 Kurtley Beale: the 92-times capped Australian  utility back  will arrive to join Racing in  July.  Photograph: Mark Evans/AFP/Getty

Confirmation of Kurtley Beale’s arrival at Racing 92 will not affect Simon Zebo’s position at the Parisian club. The 92-times capped Wallabies utilit(...)

CJ Stander: his return will boost Munster. In four rounds he has made the most carries (80) of any player in the tournament – and he has the joint highest tackle count of 66. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Racing 92 v Munster, Paris La Defense Arena, Sunday, 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish - Live on BT Sport The natives are restless and even some of thei(...)

Fiji and  Uruguay’s players react after their Pool D encounter at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Fiji 27 Uruguay 30 Uruguay pulled off the first shock of the Rugby World Cup with a stunning 30-27 victory over Fiji. The South American minnows, wh(...)

 Samu Kerevi scores Australia’s crucial fifth try in Sapporo. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Australia 39 Fiji 21 Twice champions Australia survived an almighty scare in their World Cup Pool D opener against Fiji on Saturday as they fought ba(...)

Viliame Mata carries for Edinburgh in their Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Munster. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Fiji Who are they? Fiji are reunited with Wales and Australia in Japan, after the three sides were placed in the same Rugby World Cup pool for a sec(...)

Fiji’s right wing Josua Tuisova (hidden) celebrates with team-mates after scoring a try during the autumn international against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

France 14 Fiji 21 Fiji pulled off a remarkable Test triumph on Saturday with their first win over France, getting home 21-14 in front of a stunned St(...)

Tommy Seymour of Scotland  celebrates with George Horne after scoring his third try during the autumn international against Fiji  at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Ian Rutherford/PA Wire

Scotland 54 Fiji 17 Scotland extended their impressive Murrayfield streak to 10 wins from their last 11 Tests as Tommy Seymour’s hat-trick helped sea(...)

Racing 92’s Wenceslas Lauret scores his side’s second try  in the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Paris La Defense Arena. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Racing 92 44 Ulster 12 Modern day rugby in a modern day setting. In the enclosed setting of the Paris la Defense Arena, with it’s all-weather pitch, (...)

Ireland’s Dave Kearney scores a try despite the efforts of Timoci Nagusa of Fiji during the the game at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 23 Fiji 20 Much like the overall collective performance, many of those auditioning for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland had patchy games, as ultimately (...)

Ireland need to have solid set-pieces and keep the ball for extended phases so as to suffocate the Fijians. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Preview: Ireland v Fiji  Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 5.30pm. On TV: Live on RTE and Sky Sports This is a big opportunity for(...)

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