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(...)

Leinster have announced Robin McBryde will join the province as an assistant coach after this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster have announced Robin McBryde will join the province as an assistant coach after this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. McBryde’s appointment (...)

Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s treasury and finance minster, promised to “transform” the country’s economy and to “rein in inflation”, but lacked specific details. Photographer: Stringer/Bloomberg

A spat with the United States and a deepening economic crisis plunged Turkey’s lira to an all-time low against the dollar on Friday, despite its finan(...)

Urban targets:  coffins are carried through the  crowd at the  funeral of police officers who were killed in a bomb attack on the  Besiktas football stadium in Istanbul in  December 2016. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Safe from the sub-zero gusts blowing down Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait, motorists abreast the Besiktas stadium are stuck in a long line of evening rush(...)

A new kind of cancer test has been developed that can detect the disease long before any symptoms occur. It is based on a simple blood test and researchers hope it might be able to spot a range of different cancers. Image: iStock/Getty.

A new kind of cancer test has been developed that can detect the disease long before any symptoms occur. It is based on a simple blood test and resear(...)

Warren Gatland and his backroom team name their Wales Six Nations squad in January.

Coach: Warren Gatland Gatland is entering his ninth Six Nations campaign as head coach of Wales since taking over from Gareth Jenkins in 2007. His (...)

Wales are disconsolate and Fiji ecstatic after their 38-34 win in the final pool game of the 2007 World Cup in Nantes. Photograph: Getty

When it comes to top tier nations suffering shock World Cup defeats, Wales have taken the bullet more often than most. They were the side to fall vict(...)

Simon Easterby: “Why can’t this be the period when Ireland win back-to-back championships.” Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Come the full-time whistle today and Simon Easterby could have a highly-distinguished place in the history of Irish rugby. He played a part in the pre(...)

 Joe Merler of Harlequins is tackled by Samson Lee (number three) and Emyr Phillips (R) of Scarlets during the Heineken Cup match  at Twickenham Stoop. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

The Scarlets tight-head prop, Samson Lee has been suspended for two weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin today arising from t(...)