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Apr 24

Esterhuizen suspended for six weeks of Super Rugby

Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen has been suspended for six weeks of Super Rugby by a Sanzaar Judicial Hearing for a dangerous tackle in his team’s draw with the Rebels. The SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing found Esterhuizen guilty of contravening Law 10.4(j) Lifting a Player from the ground and either dropping or driving that Player’s head […]

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Apr 24

Worcester Warriors: Donncha O’Callaghan signs new contract at the age of 38

Former Ireland and Lions lock forward Donncha O’Callaghan signs a new contract with Worcester, at the age of 38.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39694845

Apr 24

Mark McCall: Premiership and European Champions Cup double talk is ‘disrespectful

Talk of another European and Premiership double is “disrespectful” to other teams, according to Saracens boss Mark McCall.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39693054

Apr 24

Second Row Thornbury Signs For Connacht

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced the signing of Dublin-born second row Gavin Thornbury on a two-year deal.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39564.php

Apr 24

Nominees Announced For Connacht’s Annual Awards Ball

Connacht Rugby have announced the nominations for their annual end-of-season Awards Ball, taking place next Sunday (April 30) at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39563.php

Apr 24

PRO12 Semi-Final Dates And Kick-Off Times Confirmed

PRO12 Rugby have confirmed the dates and kick-off times for the GUINNESS PRO12 semi-finals on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20.  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39562.php

Apr 24

Karl Dickson: Harlequins scrum-half to retire at the end of the season

Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson says he will consider his post-career options after announcing his retirement.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39694905

Apr 24

What we’ve learned from the first half of the Super League season | Gavin Willacy

Castleford are worth watching; Wigan won’t surrender their title without a fight; Hull FC are bizarre; and Toronto Wolfpack are far too good for League One

By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets Required, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Every Super League club has now played 11 games, meaning we are at the halfway mark of the regular season. Here’s what we have learned so far:

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/no-helmets-required/2017/apr/24/super-league-season-rugby-castleford-wigan-hull

Apr 24

Rory Best ‘elated’ by selection for Lions Tour to New Zealand

Ireland captain Rory Best tells BBC Radio 5 Live how he was immediately “bombarded” by his wife and three children following the announcement of his selection for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand last week.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39692653

Apr 24

St Clears secure promotion

St Clears continue to climb up the National Leagues having secured the Three West A title and promotion to Division Two West.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/38687.php

Apr 24

Souths cry injustice but introduction of ‘captain’s call’ is no solution | Matt Cleary

The game’s commentariat was outraged by a call on Friday but officials got it right and alternative avenues for review would only further confuse matters

It is said of South Sydney fans that even after a win they’ll race home to watch the replay and still be nervous about the result. From dear sweet Russell Crowe down, Souths supporters bleed the green blood of Ming the Merciless.

After Brisbane Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford landed a drop-goal to beat the Bunnies by a point on Friday night, Souths fans, and with them the greater fanbase and punditry of this great game, dug out the pitchforks and demanded retribution. Demanded justice. Demanded that someone make the pain go away.

Related: Manly stun Raiders in golden-point NRL win as Broncos pip Souths

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/24/souths-cry-injustice-but-introduction-of-captains-call-is-no-solution

Apr 23

Cup Success Sees UL Bohemians Women Complete Famous Treble

UL Bohemians crowned a campaign that was near flawless with a 26-17 Women’s All-Ireland Cup final victory over Blackrock at Dubarry Park this afternoon, writes Aisling Crowe.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39560.php

Apr 23

Ulster Bank League: Promotion/Relegation Play-Offs Review

There was disappointment for Sean Cronin with Leinster today but joy for his younger brother Neil as he steered Garryowen to a runaway 41-19 promotion/relegation play-off win over Old Wesley.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39559.php

Apr 23

Hull FC dig deep to see off Castleford despite early dismissal of Liam Watts

• Hull FC 26-24 Castleford Tigers
• Two Mohe Fonua tries help hosts see off fightback from Super League leaders

Daryl Powell had made it abundantly clear while his Castleford side were sweeping aside all before them in the embryonic weeks of this season that his side would falter at some stage. It seems he was not wrong. In truth, this was a result which said as much about Hull FC as it did the Super League leaders. Hull were magnificent in forging an early 18-0 lead in as many minutes, but the sending off of the prop Liam Watts after just 20 minutes looked to be the catalyst for Castleford to overturn that deficit.

Related: Steve Gill, the unlikely chief executive leading the Castleford revival

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/23/hull-fc-castleford-tigers-super-league-match-report

Apr 23

Ireland Women Win Challenge Trophy In Kitakyushu

Having missed out on a top eight finish, the Ireland Women bounced back to win the Challenge trophy today at the Kitakyushu 7s – the fourth leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39556.php

Apr 23

Alun Wyn Jones ready to join Lions legends

Alun Wyn Jones has been told he won’t need on operation on the shoulder he damaged playing for Wales in the final round of the Six Nations in France last month and has been cleared to tour with the British & Irish Lions this summer.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/38686.php

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