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Sunday 23 August, 2015

From The42 Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup Le Cut
From The42 Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping Dangerous Man

Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping

The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.

From The42 ‘Chasing a few kilos’: How this Connacht prop got prepped for a new season Heavy Going

‘Chasing a few kilos’: How this Connacht prop got prepped for a new season

The loosehead has put himself through ‘horrible’ conditioning to get back in to peak condition for the season ahead.

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Saturday 22 August, 2015

From The42 Ireland reach quarter-finals at Women’s Sevens tournament in Dublin Hometown Heroes

Ireland reach quarter-finals at Women’s Sevens tournament in Dublin

Despite a loss to South Africa in today’s final Pool C clash, the Girls in Green are in the final eight,

From The42 English and Barr power into semi-finals at World Championships Staying Power This post contains videos

English and Barr power into semi-finals at World Championships

The Donegal man finished fifth in his heat, but fast enough to qualify for the next stage tomorrow.

From The42 As it happened: Manchester United v Newcastle United, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Manchester United v Newcastle United, Premier League

We went minute-by-minute as Manchester United went out to maintain their 100% start to the season.

From The42 Cian O’Connor pays the price for battling on after equestrian governing body reject appeal Horsin' Around

Cian O’Connor pays the price for battling on after equestrian governing body reject appeal

Horse Sport Ireland are considering taking their case to CAS.

Friday 21 August, 2015

From The42 Leinster’s cavalry overpower Ulster as Schmidt watches on Friendly Rivalry

Leinster’s cavalry overpower Ulster as Schmidt watches on

Ireland’s head coach watched a seven-try friendly with both sides using more than 30 players during the 80 minutes.

From The42 Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten Collins Forever

Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten

The presence of the man lives on.

From The42 The man making hurling even more artistic than usual All About That Bás

The man making hurling even more artistic than usual

You’d almost feel bad having a puck-around with these.

From The42 Will Genia left ‘a bit embarrassed’ over RWC inclusion at White’s expense Will There's A Way This post contains videos

Will Genia left ‘a bit embarrassed’ over RWC inclusion at White’s expense

Meanwhile, Fiji have included Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo in their 31-man squad.

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From The42 Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins On Your 6

Connacht more ruthless, ‘harder on each other’ in pursuit of fine margins

After missing out in one heart-breaking circumstance after another, the western province believe their extra experience can get them over the line and in to the Champions Cup in 2016.

From The42 Leo Cullen: ‘It’s quite soon in my career as a coach, but Leinster too good to turn down’ Fast Tracked

Leo Cullen: ‘It’s quite soon in my career as a coach, but Leinster too good to turn down’

It’s been a whirlwind 15 months from captain to coach.

‘As long as the hunger is there, I’ll keep playing on’ — John Muldoon

The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.

Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The42 Girvan Dempsey out to prove coaching credentials during short-term stint Stepping Up

Girvan Dempsey out to prove coaching credentials during short-term stint

The interim backs coach tells us what to expect from the province under his watch at the start of the upcoming season.

Wednesday 19 August, 2015

From The42 This beautiful footage perfectly captures what surfing in Ireland is all about Winter Is Coming This post contains videos
From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Cullen hired, Gibson charged and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Cullen hired, Gibson charged and all today’s sport

Wet Wednesday is almost behind you.

Saturday 8 August, 2015

From The42 What’s the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV? Explainer

What’s the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?

Here’s how you can get the big game on the big screen.

Friday 7 August, 2015

From The42 ‘Some guys won’t make the plane, but you’ve got to die trying’ Fergie Time

‘Some guys won’t make the plane, but you’ve got to die trying’

Fergus McFadden won’t be dragged out of his positive mental state by speculation about squad cuts.

From The42 Jackson can cement World Cup place in Cardiff cauldron Opinion

Jackson can cement World Cup place in Cardiff cauldron

The Ulster 10 can confidently execute Ireland’s gameplan in a pressurised trial run in the Millennium Stadium.

Thursday 6 August, 2015

From The42 Cian Healy could still make the World Cup squad without playing beforehand Propped Up

Cian Healy could still make the World Cup squad without playing beforehand

Two weeks between the final warm-up and the start of the tournament could give Cian Healy the window he needs to recover.

From The42 Ryan reaping reward for behind-the-scenes contribution to Schmidt success Out Of The Shadows

Ryan reaping reward for behind-the-scenes contribution to Schmidt success

The Munster man is one of a number of players rewarded for unseen roles in the preparation that brought back-to-back titles to these shores.

From The42 The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland’s first team-sheet of the season

The immovable Mike Ross and more talking points on Ireland’s first team-sheet of the season

Joe Schmidt’s first squad for the summer series is jam-packed with experience.

From The42 Donnacha Ryan to start first international in over two years as Ireland take on Wales Starting XV

Donnacha Ryan to start first international in over two years as Ireland take on Wales

Here’s the starting line-up for a new international season.

Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From The42 Dubliner AJ MacGinty landed a late drop-goal to give USA victory over Canada Irish-Americans

Dubliner AJ MacGinty landed a late drop-goal to give USA victory over Canada

It’s a long way from Blackrock to British Columbia, but MacGinty looked at home last night.

The ridiculous skills of Leone Nakarawa helped Fiji win a thriller against Samoa

The Glasgow Warriors man is raising the bar for second rows everywhere.

From The42 We’ve reached peak Stade Francais! Here’s what the Top14 champions will wear this season Maillot Bon

We’ve reached peak Stade Francais! Here’s what the Top14 champions will wear this season

The latest trends from Paris are right here.

From The42 Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht West Reawakens

Lam able to increase focus on detail for third year in charge of Connacht

The Samoan and his team are regrouping for another shot at the same targets.

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From The42 5 backs who will set the Rugby World Cup alight Gamechangers

5 backs who will set the Rugby World Cup alight

You’ve met the world’s best forwards, now put your shades on to meet the flash fellas.

Monday 3 August, 2015

From The42 These Argentinian clubs engaged in an energy-sapping 34-second scrum Total Gridlock This post contains videos

These Argentinian clubs engaged in an energy-sapping 34-second scrum

That’s about 30 seconds longer than it needs to be.

From The42 ‘In 2013, Mayo gave us a lesson in how to play football’ — Murphy determined to push Donegal to another level Hunger Games This post contains videos

‘In 2013, Mayo gave us a lesson in how to play football’ — Murphy determined to push Donegal to another level

A comfortable win over Galway won’t mean much when facing their another west coast powerhouse in Croke Park this weekend.

From The42 Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood’s stand-out RWC memories Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood’s stand-out RWC memories

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

From The42 Avoiding the dreaded ‘undercooked’ tag and 3 big wishes ahead of Ireland’s RWC warm-up fixtures I Love Lamp

Avoiding the dreaded ‘undercooked’ tag and 3 big wishes ahead of Ireland’s RWC warm-up fixtures

The World Cup is just around the corner and nerves are jangling.

From The42 5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup STRANGLEHOLD

5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup

Rucks, mauls, scrummaging… that sort of thing.

Saturday 1 August, 2015

From The42 Diego’s big mafia chair, Paulie v Zizou: It’s your Comments of the Week Below The Belt
From The42 ‘Turning pro is where I want to be,’ but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time Steady As She Goes

‘Turning pro is where I want to be,’ but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

Thursday 30 July, 2015

From The42 Can you pick young Dan Carter out of a line-up? Schoolboy Stuff

Can you pick young Dan Carter out of a line-up?

That jet black hair is unmistakable, right?

From The42 Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night Oh Canada This post contains videos

Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night

Meanwhile, ex-Connacht wing Vainikolo provided one of Tonga’s tournament highlights, a try from 60 metres against USA.

From The42 Ireland warm-up game will be last chance saloon for at least 9 Welsh World Cup hopefuls Cull

Ireland warm-up game will be last chance saloon for at least 9 Welsh World Cup hopefuls

And head coach Warren Gatland has hinted he may include an injured prop in his final 31.

From The42 Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath Warren's Way

Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath

The summer’s big Welsh transfer saga is a confusing one.