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Dublin: 3 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014

Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From The Score Ireland ready to showcase another skill-set after scrapping with Springboks — Kearney Changing Tack

Ireland ready to showcase another skill-set after scrapping with Springboks — Kearney

‘We have an ability as players to play lots of different types of gameplans,’ says the star fullback.

Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The Score Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers’ awards We'll Always Have Paris This post contains videos

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers’ awards

Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.

From The Score Snapshot: Georgia’s rugby players struggled to deal with the elements in Dublin today All-weather

Snapshot: Georgia’s rugby players struggled to deal with the elements in Dublin today

When the sun shines, we’ll shine together…

From The Score Rob Kearney pleased with new and improved ‘stress free’ IRFU contract negotiations Smooth Operator

Rob Kearney pleased with new and improved ‘stress free’ IRFU contract negotiations

The Leinster and Ireland fullback says he had no reason to want to leave and so sorted his contract with minimal fuss.

From The Score Payne and Henry remain fitness concerns as both issues continue to be investigated Injury Update

Payne and Henry remain fitness concerns as both issues continue to be investigated

The Ulster duo were both major injury concerns after Saturday’s win over the Springboks.

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From The Score Sure where would he be going? Brian Cody is staying on as Kilkenny hurling boss Immovable Force

Sure where would he be going? Brian Cody is staying on as Kilkenny hurling boss

The James Stephens man will take charge for a 17th year.

Monday 10 November, 2014

From The Score Bowe and Ireland targeting hat-trick of Autumn wins after South African shakedown November Reign

Bowe and Ireland targeting hat-trick of Autumn wins after South African shakedown

One down, bring on Georgia and the Wallabies.

From The Score Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘March’ makes for a pretty epic recap of Monaghan’s 2013 success Poetry In Motion
From The Score ‘They make your breakdown very slow’: Matfield credits Ireland’s ruck work while seeking solace in history High Praise

‘They make your breakdown very slow’: Matfield credits Ireland’s ruck work while seeking solace in history

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

From The Score Here’s our November Tests Team of the Week First XV

Here’s our November Tests Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

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From The Score Open Thread: Who would you like to see play for Ireland against Georgia next week? Rotate Or Retain?

Open Thread: Who would you like to see play for Ireland against Georgia next week?

Would you hand Dave Foley a full debut, keep D’Arcy waiting in the wings and run Keatley at 10? Up to you.

Sunday 9 November, 2014

From The Score ‘Joe gives an inner belief to the whole squad’: Smiling Simon Zebo thrilled to be back in the big time Pokerface

‘Joe gives an inner belief to the whole squad’: Smiling Simon Zebo thrilled to be back in the big time

Ireland believe they can beat anyone, says the recalled winger.

From The Score O’Connell’s big 17 tackles and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over the Springboks Numbers Game

O’Connell’s big 17 tackles and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over the Springboks

While the tackle counts were impressive, the passing numbers didn’t quite match up.

From The Score Good habits mean consistent gains in SMART Training philosophy Fitness

Good habits mean consistent gains in SMART Training philosophy

Jonny Bruton runs the Dublin business and says he wants it to inspire people.

From The Score ‘I love a big hit’: Henshaw more than comfortable in centre of the Test arena 'bok Buster

‘I love a big hit’: Henshaw more than comfortable in centre of the Test arena

The Connacht man had a little help from Gordon D’Arcy to prepare for his biggest Test to date.

Saturday 8 November, 2014

From The Score Wanna watch Ireland beat South Africa again? Here you go Play It Again This post contains videos

Wanna watch Ireland beat South Africa again? Here you go

Saturday night’s all right for highlights.

From The Score Player ratings: How we marked Ireland’s players in the win over South Africa Out Of 10

Player ratings: How we marked Ireland’s players in the win over South Africa

How would you have scored the boys in, er… white?

From The Score Ireland out-think South African brawn in convincing win at the Aviva Match Report

Ireland out-think South African brawn in convincing win at the Aviva

Tries from Rhys Ruddock and Tommy Bowe gave Ireland victory despite Springbok dominance in the scrum.

From The Score Twickenham created an epic Haka v Sweet Chariot mash-up today Black And White This post contains videos

Twickenham created an epic Haka v Sweet Chariot mash-up today

It’s not for everyone, but it’s a hell of a spectacle.

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From The Score Snapshot: It’s a big day for the men filling these jerseys at the Aviva Stadium PayneShaw

Thursday 6 November, 2014

From The Score Sean O’Brien getting back down to the serious business of shoulder rehab Comeback Trail

Sean O’Brien getting back down to the serious business of shoulder rehab

After a month of surgery and a few nutritional discrepancies, the Tullow Tank is thinking about making tracks again.

From The Score Open Thread: What Irish team would you pick to face South Africa on Saturday Your XV

Open Thread: What Irish team would you pick to face South Africa on Saturday

Joe Schmidt has fewer and fewer players to choose from, but there are still big calls to be made.

From The Score Fog, white togs and ROG ROG ROG: Ireland’s 5 most recent clashes with South Africa Throwbok

Fog, white togs and ROG ROG ROG: Ireland’s 5 most recent clashes with South Africa

The last 10 years have been our most successful period against the Southern Hemisphere giants.

From The Score Ireland well able to carry the ball without me — Sean O’Brien Go Forward Ball

Ireland well able to carry the ball without me — Sean O’Brien

The injured flanker is looking forward to seeing Sean Cronin getting over the gainline this weekend.

Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The Score 12 month bans for three players involved in Derry club football final row DERRY DUST UP

12 month bans for three players involved in Derry club football final row

The row started over a disputed goal in last month’s final between Ballinderry and Slaughtneil.

From The Score This is the flashiest grubber kick you’ll see anywhere this month Tekkerz This post contains videos

This is the flashiest grubber kick you’ll see anywhere this month

One for us all to work on in the garden this evening.

From The Score ‘Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line No Scrum No Win

‘Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From The Score November is a big, big month for these 5 Irish rugby players Taking Chances

November is a big, big month for these 5 Irish rugby players

A raft of injury worries mean there are places up for grabs. These guys have a lot to gain.

From The Score ‘He stopped Goliath, dead’: Munster’s win over the All Blacks is now an ad for a stout near you Pint Sized This post contains videos

‘He stopped Goliath, dead’: Munster’s win over the All Blacks is now an ad for a stout near you

The famous 1978 victory is one of four ‘mind over matter’ themed Guinness ads.

From The Score O’Connell ‘the best I’ve played against in my career’ – Victor Matfield Mutual Respect

O’Connell ‘the best I’ve played against in my career’ – Victor Matfield

The 37-year-old has come out of retirement to win a World Cup and thinks it’s ‘funny’ that BOD hasn’t done the same.

From The Score BOD spectre still looms at Carton House 8 months on… The View From Maynooth

BOD spectre still looms at Carton House 8 months on…

Could the number 13 jersey be retired? Could pigs fly?

Monday 3 November, 2014

From The Score ‘We’ve come an awful long way’: Sexton partnership still improving, says Murray Winning Combination

‘We’ve come an awful long way’: Sexton partnership still improving, says Murray

The scrum-half is happy to take on a relatively smaller portion of the responsibility wit Ireland, but the pressure is still on.

From The Score Sexton injury ‘nothing of concern’ for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt He'll Be Grand

Sexton injury ‘nothing of concern’ for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt

Ireland had an agreement with Racing Metro to limit the number 10′s game time on Saturday.

Friday 31 October, 2014

From The Score Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness 13

Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness

The Connacht man partnered Gordon D’Arcy in the centre at today’s open training session at the Aviva.

From The Score Happy Halloween: Here’s 7 sports injuries that sent us crying for our mammy House Of Horrors

Happy Halloween: Here’s 7 sports injuries that sent us crying for our mammy

CAUTION: We’re not messing. Some of these are really hard to watch.

Thursday 30 October, 2014

From The Score Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight — Kevin McLaughlin Eight Ball

Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight — Kevin McLaughlin

The 22-year-old will make his third start for Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night.

From The Score Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks White Out

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

From The Score ‘The breakdown is about hitting people’: Leinster asking Ben Te’o to keep things simple Te'o Theory

‘The breakdown is about hitting people’: Leinster asking Ben Te’o to keep things simple

The province’s new signing from rugby league is relishing the chance to smash his way through rucks against Edinburgh tomorrow.

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From The Score Murphy, McFadden and Kearney all back in training for Leinster Coming Soon

Murphy, McFadden and Kearney all back in training for Leinster

But it’s not clear if they’ll be fit to play this weekend.

From The Score Kobe Bryant takes an elbow from ex team-mate Dwight Howard, calls him soft and then a teddy bear Trash Talkin'