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IRFU Live Blog: Australia v Ireland

The Lansdowne Cup and a winning finish to an already stellar season is the prize on offer as Ireland line out against Australia in the series finale. Today’s final match of the summer tour kicks off at 8.05pm local time/11.05am Irish time – join us fo…

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Scots ‘can’t go into shells or Pumas will run riot’

Peter Horne urges Scotland to change their inconsistent away form in a hostile environment in Argentina on Saturday.

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Eddie Jones seeks end to losing run for weary England in Cape Town

• Sixth consecutive defeat would increase pressure on coach• Test is dead rubber as South Africa lead series 2-0Preparing for the third Test in the shadow of Table Mountain has merely heightened the sense of England’s rugby players being stuck between …

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Head-To-Head: Ireland v Australia

A statistical preview of Saturday’s series decider between Ireland and Australia at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium (kick-off 8.05pm local time/11.05am Irish time).

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Mighty Quins ready to make impact in Championship

The rise and rise of Maesteg Quins this century has seen them reach the dizzy heights of the WRU National Championship and they will kick-off their campaign at Cardiff Met on 1 September.

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‘Rugby saved me from life of crime’

Newport’s Wesley Cunliffe has credited rugby and the people involved in the sport for quite literally turning his life around.?

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Steve Black: ‘Cipriani is a fountain of energy … the dream never left him’

Ten years after his last start for England Danny Cipriani will pull on the No 10 shirt against South Africa and his mentor believes the 30-year-old will now flourishSteve Black’s pride is palpable. Danny Cipriani has just been handed his first England …

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Alasdair Strokosch: Former Scotland flanker joins Edinburgh coaching team

Former Scotland flanker Alasdair Strokosch joins Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh staff as a strength and conditioning coach.

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O’Mahony and McGrath dare to dream on milestone appearances

NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam champions Peter O’Mahony and Jack McGrath are prepared for a fight on their 50th appearance in a green jersey.

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Schmidt defends Ireland’s aerial tactics with Australia series still up in the air

• Head coach says approach to counter Israel Folau is legal• Australia’s Michael Cheika: ‘Everything on the line’ in final TestAustralia expect the series against Ireland, which is locked at 1-1 going into the final Test at a sell-out Allianz Stadium i…

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Gregor Townsend seeks Scotland atonement against Argentina

• Coach makes eight changes from loss to USA for final tour game• Test is Daniel Hourcade’s last in charge of struggling PumasScotland’s players received a rocket after failing to achieve lift-off in Houston last weekend and their head coach, Gregor To…

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Ireland Down Under: Jack McGrath On His 50th Cap

Ireland prop Jack McGrath will win his 50th cap on Saturday in Sydney. We caught up with him after Captain’s Run in Sydney.

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Ireland Down Under: Joe Schmidt On The Summer Tour

We caught up with Head Coach Joe Schmidt at Captain’s Run in Sydney today. He spoke about the challenge that lies ahead in Saturday’s series decider and about all the positives from the tour so far

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Ireland Down Under: Peter O’Mahony On His 50th Cap

Captain’s Run in Sydney and a chance for Ireland skipper Peter O’Mahony to reflect on winning his 50th cap and look forward to the series decider against Australia

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Schmidt strikes balance with Ireland selection

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is balancing the need to build a strong squad for next year’s World Cup with a desire for a series win in Australia.

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Mulvihill excited by Blues challenge and talent

New Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill was unveiled at the Arms Park this week and immediately set about the task of building on the Welsh capital region’s stunning success last season in winning the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

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