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Jul 25

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond says European competition ‘adds stress’

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond says European competition provides an added stress to an intensive Premiership season.

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Jul 25

Irish Rugby TV: Ireland WRWC 2017 Squad Announcement

Monday was a momentous day for the Ireland Women’s camp as the 28-strong squad was revealed for the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Head coach Tom Tierney and captain Niamh Briggs spoke to the press at the announcement in UCD.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/40232.php

Jul 25

In Pics: Ireland Women’s Squad Announcement For #WRWC2017

Media coverage of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup received another big jolt yesterday with the announcement of the Ireland squad for the tournament. Check out some photos from the event at UCD – the base for the tournament’s pool stages.

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Jul 25

Volkswagen Tiguan Draw Winner Announced

Each year, Volkswagen generously provides Volkswagen Tag players the opportunity to win the new Tiguan for a year with tax and insurance all covered.

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Jul 25

Another Great VW Tag All-Ireland Success

This year’s Volkswagen Tag All-Ireland Championships

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Jul 25

Scotland: Fraser Brown could miss autumn Tests after ankle surgery

Scotland and Glasgow hooker Fraser Brown faces up to four months on the sidelines after ankle surgery.

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Jul 25

Glasgow Warriors bring in Tonga prop Siosiua Halanukonuka

Glasgow Warriors sign Tonga international prop Siosiua Halanukonuka from the Highlanders in New Zealand.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40718817

Jul 25

Terenure To Host ‘Bring Your Boots’ Minis Tournament

With the Women’s Rugby World Cup kicking off in UCD on Wednesday, August 9, players, teams and clubs are encouraged to join in the rugby atmosphere by signing up to the ‘Bring Your Boots’ Rugby Festivals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/40228.php

Jul 25

Irish Rugby TV: David Nucifora On IRFU Investment In Women’s Rugby

IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora has given an insight into the Union’s increasing investment in Women’s rugby and the build-up and preparations for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/40226.php

Jul 25

Commonwealth Games 2018: Wales confirm netball and men’s rugby 7s for Gold Coast

Team Wales confirm that the netball and men’s rugby 7s teams will compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/40716626

Jul 25

Darren Dawidiuk: London Irish sign Gloucester hooker

London Irish bolster their front-row options by signing hooker Darren Dawidiuk from Premiership rivals Gloucester.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40715755

Jul 25

Briggs Hails Cronin As ‘A Huge Addition To The Squad’

Monday was another proud day in the career of star full-back Niamh Briggs as she was named Ireland captain for the forthcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin and Belfast.

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Jul 25

Super Rugby Semi-Final Match Officials

SANZAAR have released the officials for the Super rugby Semi-finals which start this weekend on Saturday in Christchurch where the Crusaders host the Chiefs. There are just four teams remaining and three matches still to be played in the tournament. One of the Lions, Crusaders, Hurricanes and the Chiefs will be crowned 2017 Super Rugby […]

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Jul 25

We Have To Hit The Ground Running – Tierney

After unveiling his 28-strong squad for the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup yesterday, Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has his sights set on a tough opening pool game against Australia in just over two weeks’ time.

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Jul 24

Losing control: outrage at non-send off highlights core problem with NRL referees | Nick Tedeschi

As long as there have been referees, there have been complaints about them but it is apparent the head official no longer controls on-field action

To label the standard of current NRL refereeing a crisis would be to undersell through cliché just how damaging poor officiating has been to rugby league – the standard at which officials are operating is having a more negative impact than nearly anything else in the sport.

Getting universal agreement on any matter in rugby league is about as likely as spotting the Loch Ness monster in Sydney Harbour but almost to a man there was agreement that Sia Soliola should have been sent off for his tackle that was both late and high, and left Billy Slater splayed motionless on the Canberra Stadium turf.

Related: ‘It’s the feeling of Origin’: clamour for women’s State of Origin intensifies | Joe Gorman

Referees today are crippled by a combination of fear of creating imbalance and a misguided sense of superiority

Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/25/losing-control-outrage-at-non-send-off-highlights-core-problem-with-nrl-referees

Jul 24

Niamh Briggs: Ireland captain says hosts will embrace World Cup home advantage

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs says the Women’s Rugby World Cup hosts will “embrace and cherish” home advantage at next month’s tournament.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40708296

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