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Apr 25

‘Take chances to beat New Zealand’ – Wales hooker Owens

Ken Owens says the 2017 Lions can beat New Zealand if they avoid the pitfalls Wales succumbed to on tour in 2016.

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Apr 25

Mohed Altrad: Greig Laidlaw ‘disappointed’ Premiership blocked Gloucester investment

Club captain Greig Laidlaw is “really disappointed” by the decision to block Mohed Altrad’s investment in Gloucester.

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Apr 25

Scarlets suffer flanker James Davies injury blow

Flanker James Davies has a shoulder injury that rules him out of their Pro12 games against Connacht and Ospreys.

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Apr 25

WRU probes abandoned Treharris v Fairwater game after police called in

The WRU is investigating a lower-league game to which police were called after it was abandoned because of fighting.

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Apr 25

Ellis Genge: Leicester Tigers and England prop signs new contract

Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge, named in the England squad to tour Argentina, agrees a new contract.

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Apr 25

Holding 2023 Rugby World Cup in Ireland would capture hearts and minds | Robert Kitson

As Irish fans have amply demonstrated there is a deep well of passion for rugby in the country which the sport’s premier tournament would do well to tap into

Imagine, for a moment, it is 2023. People have had enough of politics and onrushing global warming and need something more fun to talk about than imminent Armageddon, assuming it has not already happened. What better than a Rugby World Cup, still relatively pure of heart compared with the football version held in Qatar the previous year? If ever there was a moment to showcase the sport as a force for good, this is it.

Where, then, should this feelgood event ideally be held? Where will it not simply generate a few quid but create the kind of positive vibe that might make sponsors, advertisers and TV companies wonder whether rugby merits a bigger slice of their pie? Where will rugby’s most compelling virtues and off-field spirit be best illustrated? There are three different options on the table – South Africa, France and Ireland – with an independently assessed recommendation due to be made this summer and a final vote due on 15 November.

Related: Warren Gatland can give Lions nous and substance for All Blacks challenge | Robert Kitson

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/apr/25/ireland-rugby-world-cup-2023

Apr 25

‘Melbourne Brumbies’ joint venture not an option for ARU in Super Rugby cull

Rebels boss open to discussion of idea of merger with BrumbiesARU stand firm on decision to keep Canberra club safe from axeAustralian Rugby Union is holding firm on safeguarding the Brumbies from the Super Rugby chopping block, amid calls to merge the…

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Apr 24

Cardiff Blues: Sion Bennett signs contract extension

Back row forward Sion Bennett agrees a long-term contract with Cardiff Blues after initially joining as injury cover.

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Apr 24

Ospreys’ Bradley Davies to miss Wales tour to be with expectant wife

Ospreys lock forward Bradley Davies to miss Wales’ summer tour because of the birth of his second child.

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Apr 24

Irish Rugby TV: UL Bohemians v Blackrock Women’s All-Ireland Cup Final Highlights

The UL Bohemians Women’s squad completed a fantastic season for the club by winning the All-Ireland Cup final against Blackrock – 26-17 – at Dubarry Park on Sunday. It was a third 2016/17 title for Mike Storey’s side who were also crowned All-Ireland …

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Apr 24

Unbeaten Machen storm to title

Fuelled by the disappointment of narrowly missing out on promotion last season, Machen weren’t leaving anything to chance this time around as they stormed to the Division Three East B title.

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Apr 24

Taylor hat-trick sinks Pontyclun

Caernarfon earned passage through to the final of the Women’s Super Cup after an absorbing semi-final against Pontyclun which saw them run out 40-14 victors.

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Apr 24

Sharks name Super rugby squad to tour Argentina

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has named a 25 man Super Rugby squad for this weekend’s match against Jaguares in Buenos Aires Argentina. Andre Esterhuizen, Garth April, Inny Radebe, Keegan Daniel, Kobus van Wyk and Pat Lambie were not considered for selection. “A strong travelling squad has been announced by du Preez, despite not […]

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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.

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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.

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