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Rugby Rugby World Cup 2019: Mark Wilson joins Sale on loan from Newcastle as James Phillips signs extension

Rugby Rugby World Cup 2019: Mark Wilson joins Sale on loan from Newcastle as...

Sale have agreed a deal with Newcastle to take flanker Mark Wilson on loan for the 2019-20 Gallagher Premiership season. Wilson will link up with the Sharks in November after the World Cup and the club have also agreed a one-year contract extension with seco…
Rugby Schmidt keeping fingers crossed for Carbery

Rugby Schmidt keeping fingers crossed for Carbery

Ireland 29 Italy 10 - the winners and losersThis was shaping into the easiest analysis piece to write: Joey Carbery rips open the debate about pillars of this Ireland team. Carbery is too slick, so natural a ball player, too gifted for Johnny Sexton or Rob Kearney to continue in the starting XV, right? Roll…
Rugby Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

Rugby Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

JOEY CARBERY HAS been included in Joe Schmidt’s 40-man squad bound for a warm weather training camp in Portugal despite picking up an ankle injury last weekend against Italy. The IRFU confirmed that Munster fly-half will be available for selection in “four to six weeks” as his rehab continues. The versatile John Cooney is among…
Rugby Porter hoping versatility will help prop up World Cup bid

Rugby Porter hoping versatility will help prop up World Cup bid

Andrew Porter is hoping to build his versatility to win a World Cup spot with Ireland (Brian Lawless/PA) Andrew Porter has described the key to his World Cup selection as “like writing with your bad hand”. The versatile prop knows he must flourish on both sides of the scrum in order to force his way…
Rugby Cruel cull continues as Ireland’s World Cup squad whittles down

Rugby Cruel cull continues as Ireland’s World Cup squad whittles down

Joe Schmidt has confirmed that the Irish coaching staff will most likely prune another two or three players from the 43-man squad prior to their departure on Wednesday for an eight-day warm-weather training camp in Portugal. The Irish head coach has also confirmed that Ireland will field a much-changed side, featuring at least 10 or…
Rugby Ireland name extended squad for Italy warm-up match as two players return to provinces

Rugby Ireland name extended squad for Italy warm-up match as two players return to...

Ultan Dillane is one of two players released back to provincial duty. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Joe Schmidt has named an extended 43-man squad for the opening World Cup warm-up game against Italy on Saturday. Ireland host the Azzurri at the Aviva Stadium in a game that kicks off at 2pm, and will serve as…
Rugby Joey Carbery faces an anxious wait as Joe Schmidt ponders cuts to squad

Rugby Joey Carbery faces an anxious wait as Joe Schmidt ponders cuts to squad

Joey Carbery can’t hide his anguish as he is taken off with an ankle injury. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile The only thing anyone ever remembers about these infernal warm-up matches are the injuries. Consider the pre-tournament games from World Cups past and the images that appear are of Tommy O'Donnell and David Wallace prone on the…
Rugby England vs Ireland: Owen Farrell warns Rugby World Cup rivals ‘the best is in front of us’ after record victory

Rugby England vs Ireland: Owen Farrell warns Rugby World Cup rivals ‘the best is...

Owen Farrell put the rest of the world on notice in the aftermath of England’s record 57-15 win over Ireland by stressing their best performances remain ahead of the squad, while Eddie Jones warmed that man-of-the-match Manu Tuilagi still has “20 per cent to go” before he reaches his peak. England blew their Six Nations rivals…
Rugby Schmidt set to give Byrne World Cup chance in Twickenham as big guns return to starting team

Rugby Schmidt set to give Byrne World Cup chance in Twickenham as big guns...

Leinster's Ross Byrne. Photo: Sportsfile Ross Byrne could be handed a major opportunity to stake his World Cup claim by starting against England on Saturday. The Leinster out-half is in line to wear the Ireland No 10 shirt for the first time at Twickenham as Joe Schmidt prepares to call on a host of his…
Rugby England & Ireland name strong teams for World Cup warm-up

Rugby England & Ireland name strong teams for World Cup warm-up

Ireland fly-half Ross Byrne will make his full Test debut against England on SaturdayRugby World Cup warm-up: England v IrelandVenue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday 24 August Kick-off: 15:00 BSTCoverage: Listen to online-only commentary on the BBC Sport website and app, highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 BSTEngland and Ireland have named near full-strength sides for…

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