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#WRWC2017 Finals Tickets On Sale Now

Ireland Women’s Rugby stars gathered in Kingspan Stadium, Belfast to launch tickets for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 final which will take place in the Kingspan Stadium in 365 days’ time (August 26, 2017) and the semi-finals day, which takes place on August 22.

Coetzee: Steyn’s experience invaluable

Allister Coetzee has explained why he selected Morné Steyn on the Bok bench for Saturday’s clash with Argentina in Salta, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Coetzee caught some by surprise when he recalled the 32-year-old Stade Français pivot to the Bok squad as an injury replacement for Pat Lambie ahead of the second Test against Ireland in June. At the time, Coetzee correctly..

Northern Ireland claim historic first rugby league series win over Republic

from Rugby League Ireland On a wet and windy day the Northern Ireland Elks showed their mettle to not only win an absorbing game but to also take rugby league’s McGettigans State of Origin series for the very first time.Northern Ireland held a narrow four-point win from game one of the series in Galway – their first ever win over the Republic in a State of Origin match. And the Elks grounded the Eagles again in game two at Portadown RFC on Saturday, to make history.Despite a red-hot start, the Eagles trailed for the vast majority of the game before they rallied and gave themselves a shot at glory before time ran out on them.The Eagles kicked off and were immediately in good field position due to a knock on and followed this up with an excellent burst by Simon Deevy to score a try under the posts, which was converted by Peter O’Neill.This spurred the Elks into action and soon after they were level as Connor Phillips scooted through the defence to score close to the sticks and Adam Doherty added the extras. Both sides then tested each other over the first half hour of the game before the Elks began their assault on the scoreboard.Good work from Phillips put Doherty over out wide on the left but he couldn’t add the conversion but Doherty then added more points when he caught the Eagles defence by surprise by latching onto his own chip and he added the conversion to send the Elks in ten points up at the break.The second half saw an upping of the intensity by both sides and this lead to mistakes being made and tempers flaring so it was no surprise when soon after the restart both sides overheated and both James Kelly (Eagles scrumhalf) and Eamonn McNulty (Elks winger) were both sin binned as the main protagonists of the come together

Leinster 26 v 24 Gloucester

Nick McCarthy notched a brace of tries as Leinster held off a strong final quarter surge from Gloucester to take a 26-24 verdict in this afternoon’s Bank of Ireland pre-season friendly at Tallaght Stadium…

Bealham Signs Contract Extension With Connacht

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the contract extension of Ireland international Finlay Bealham. The 24-year-old prop, who was first capped for Ireland during this year’s RBS 6 Nations, has signed a new contract that will see him play at the Sportsground until at least the summer of 2019.

David Campese

Major clubs: ACT, Padova, Randwick, NSW, Milan Country: Australia Test span: 1982-96 Test caps: 101 (100 starts) Test points: 315 (64T, 8C, 7P, 2DG)IRELAND, OCTOBER 20: David Campese of Australia scores a try during the 1991 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals match between the Australian Wallabies and Ireland held at Lansdowne Road October 20, 1991 in Ireland. The Wallabies won 19-18. (Photo by Getty Images)The son of a wine-making Italian immigrant, Australian David Campese has managed to upset almost everyone because of his truculence …Continue reading »

Tony O’Reilly

Major teams: Old Belvedere, Leicester, London Irish Country: Ireland Test span: 1955-1970 Ireland caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 10 (10 starts) Test points: 30 (10T)14th September 1959: Irish winger Tony O’Reilly of the Lions fends off D J Davison of the Junior All Blacks in a match at Wellington. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)When you evaluate Tony O’Reilly’s rugby career, it’s hard to look beyond the scoring records. The flame-haired wing is still …Continue reading »

Lynne Cantwell

Major teams: UL Bohemians, Richmond Position: Centre Country: Ireland Test span: 2001-14Lynne Cantwell’s story is summed up by the idea that perseverance and hard work truly pays off in sport. The …Continue reading »

Brian O’Driscoll

Province: Leinster Country: Ireland
 Test span: 1999-2014 Ireland caps: 133 (132 starts) Lions caps: 8 Test points: 250 (47T, 5DG)He was only knocked out cold once – playing for Leinster Schools aged 17 – but Brian O’Driscoll typified the …Continue reading »

Mike Gibson

Major teams: North of Ireland, Cambridge University Country: Ireland Test span: 1964-79 Ireland caps: 69 (69 starts) Lions caps: 12 (11 starts) Test points: 112 (9T, 7C, 16P, 6DG)1977: Mike Gibson of the British Lions is tackled during a tour match against the Maoris in Auckland, New Zealand. Mandatory Credit: Adrian Murrell/AllsportNew Zealanders rated Belfast-born Mike Gibson the most complete midfield player of a generation. He filled the lead role for …Continue reading »

Willie John McBride

Major teams: Ballymena Country: Ireland Test span: 1962-75 Ireland caps: 63 (63 starts) Lions caps: 17 (17 starts) Test points: 7 (2T)Not the least of Willie John McBride’s battery of achievements is that he didn’t even play rugby until 17 – …Continue reading »

Syd Millar

Major teams: Ballymena, Ulster Country: Ireland Test span: 1958-70 Ireland caps: 37 (37 starts) Lions caps: 9 (9 starts) Test points: 0To a younger audience, John Sydney ‘Syd’ Millar will be more familiar as an elder statesman of rugby administration, this …Continue reading »