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Ireland 21-23 South Africa

An Ireland performance riddled with mistakes was not enough to see off South Africa, who won today’s game 23-21. Despite 13 injuries to their side the Springboks were as physical…

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Mealamu – Watch the video evidence and you decide

Following the England v New Zealand match  (Saturday 6 November), the IRB appointed Citing Commissioner for the match, John West (Ireland), has cited the New Zealand player Keven Mealamu for…

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Fogarty and McCormack retire

Leinster Rugby can today announce the immediate retirements due to injury of two great servants for Leinster and Irish rugby; hooker John Fogarty (concussion) and prop Ronan McCormack (neck). Leinster…

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Ireland team update

Both Tony Buckley and Rob Kearney are the two main injuries to report from yesterday’s game against South Africa. Buckley suffered a hip injury during the game while Kearney picked…

London Welsh 29 – 33 Worcester

London Welsh 29 – 33 Worcester

MATCH: London Welsh 29 v 33 Worcester The Championship DATE: Sunday 7th November 2010 VENUE: Old Deer Park Worcester edged a five-try thriller at Old Deer Park to keep ahead…

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Andy Powell joins Wales squad

Wales have added London Wasps and British & Irish Lions back row forward Andy Powell to the squad preparing to face reigning World Champions South Africa in the second leg of the…

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Thom Evans sadly retires from rugby

Glasgow Warriors winger, Thom Evans has retired from rugby following the neck injury he sustained whilst playing for Scotland during the 2010 RBS 6 Nations Championship. Evans collided with another…

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England 16 New Zealand 26 – The Verdict

ENGLAND FANS got a little glimpse of what they hope will be their future today with one of the great Twickenham tries. From the moment Chris Ashton marked the ball in…

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Ireland v South Africa – The Preview

Ireland will be looking to make it a memorable first Test match at the Aviva Stadium by beating a depleted South Africa. They haven’t won a game since March, and…

South Africa team to take on Ireland

South Africa team to take on Ireland

Deon Stegmann will make his Test debut in a much-changed Springbok line-up against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Uncapped Sharks utility back Patrick Lambie could also make his debut if…