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# rugby - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The Score Super Rugby semis confirmed after pulsating wins for Brumbies and Sharks Final Four This post contains videos

Super Rugby semis confirmed after pulsating wins for Brumbies and Sharks

There may be an investigation back in New Zealand after only one of their five sides made it to the final four.

# rugby - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The Score Connacht-bound Bundee Aki named in Chiefs team for Super Rugby knock-outs Three-peat

Connacht-bound Bundee Aki named in Chiefs team for Super Rugby knock-outs

The reigning champions are away to the Brumbies while Jake White’s Sharks face the Highlanders.

# rugby - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The Score ‘Tongan Thor’ schoolboy sensation may take up Australian offers Big Future

‘Tongan Thor’ schoolboy sensation may take up Australian offers

18-year-old Taniela Tupou is in high demand thanks to a viral video of his hat-trick.

From The Score Tindall bows out to complete England ’03 World Cup squad retirement Last In Line

Tindall bows out to complete England ’03 World Cup squad retirement

The 35-year-old announced his decision on Twitter this morning.

# rugby - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The Score Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed Super Troopers This post contains videos

Dagg offload and Toomua hat-trick the highlights as Super Rugby top six confirmed

The Waikato Chiefs won away in Auckland to keep their three-in-a-row dreams alive.

# rugby - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Score Piri Weepu signs for ‘iconic and globally recognised’ London Welsh Nest Egg

Piri Weepu signs for ‘iconic and globally recognised’ London Welsh

The scrum-half has won 71 caps for New Zealand and won the World Cup in 2011.

# rugby - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From The Score Andrew Trimble on scaling Machu Picchu, setting up a hometown gym and multi-coloured fixies Interview

Andrew Trimble on scaling Machu Picchu, setting up a hometown gym and multi-coloured fixies

The winger is determined to follow up on a superb 2013/14 season and is thriving in life away from the rugby field.

# rugby - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The Score ‘The fat lady hasn’t sung yet’ – Honey Badger waves goodbye… for now More To Life This post contains videos

‘The fat lady hasn’t sung yet’ – Honey Badger waves goodbye… for now

Nick Cummins opted for a lucrative move to Japan to support a large family that includes two siblings with cystic fibrosis.

From The Score The sport in which ‘men and women are seen as equals’ Diversity

The sport in which ‘men and women are seen as equals’

With a 25% growth since the turn of the year, tag rugby is proving to be increasingly popular.

# rugby - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From The Score Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months Business As Usual This post contains videos

Dan Carter sets up match-clinching Crusaders try on first start in six months

Meanwhile in Super Rugby, Nick Cummins parked his impending Japanese move to inspire Western Force to victory.

# rugby - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The Score Former Connacht academy duo Reilly and Macauley’s Canterbury tale Kiwi

Former Connacht academy duo Reilly and Macauley’s Canterbury tale

The prop and fullback are part of Waimate RFC’s league drive in New Zealand.

From The Score Lack of speculation suggests Simon Easterby is odds-on to join Ireland coaching team Frontrunner

Lack of speculation suggests Simon Easterby is odds-on to join Ireland coaching team

Former Connacht and Wolfhounds hooker Adrian Flavin suggests Dan McFarland may be another option to replace John Plumtree.

# rugby - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Score Connacht rugby stars join Guinness World Record planking attempt We're Planking It

Connacht rugby stars join Guinness World Record planking attempt

We’re Planking It is taking place at Galwegians RFC this evening and will raise funds for five worthy causes.

# rugby - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC How to: predict athlete injuries (and make a business) from big data How To

How to: predict athlete injuries (and make a business) from big data

A county Dublin start-up is helping hyper-competitive sports teams get insights and competitive from a mass of information.

# rugby - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From The Score Shock and awe Springboks hammer Scotland by 49 points Shellacking

Shock and awe Springboks hammer Scotland by 49 points

Three tries in 16 minutes had Vern Cotter’s men teetering in Port Elizabeth and the hosts were only warming up.

From The Score Colin Slade and his mouthguard sent flying as Hadleigh Parkes goes on the rampage Crashball This post contains videos

Colin Slade and his mouthguard sent flying as Hadleigh Parkes goes on the rampage

The Crusaders lost a gritty Super XV encounter in Wellington while the Waratahs dominated an Aussie derby.

From The Score 102 point win for Fiji in Rugby World Cup qualifier Rout

102 point win for Fiji in Rugby World Cup qualifier

The Cook Islands actually led close to the half-hour mark.

From The Score Connacht launch pre-season with fundraiser for brave Sligo supporter GIVING BACK

Connacht launch pre-season with fundraiser for brave Sligo supporter

Pat Lam’s men will visit Sligo RFC on Sunday afternoon to raise money and awareness of the Donal Parson Trust.

# rugby - Friday 27 June, 2014

From The Score Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime Super Rugby This post contains videos

Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime

The fullback was one of several New Zealand internationals to star in the Highlanders win over Chiefs.

From The Score Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out ‘hard lessons’ to Ireland U20 heroes Reality Bites

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out ‘hard lessons’ to Ireland U20 heroes

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter Robb, Rory Moloney and Ciaran Gaffney will be pressing for senior squad inclusion next season.

# rugby - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The Score Former Connacht and Scotland outhalf Dan Parks retires after ’11 great years as a pro’ Next Chapter

Former Connacht and Scotland outhalf Dan Parks retires after ’11 great years as a pro’

“You get to a point,” the Australian told TheScore.ie, “where you’re running and others are catching up, and passing you.”

From The Score Cardiff Blues confirm Owen Williams has suffered ‘significant’ spinal cord injury Stay Strong For Ows

Cardiff Blues confirm Owen Williams has suffered ‘significant’ spinal cord injury

The 22-year-old Welsh centre incurred the injury at the World Club 10s.

# rugby - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Score Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future Love Eight

Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future

The Wexford native was in fine form for Emerging Ireland during the Nations Cup.

# rugby - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From The Score Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won Summer Shovin'

Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won

The Munster-bound forward received ample help from his Emerging Ireland team-mates but a super solo burst had them flying.

# rugby - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From The Score All Blacks a far stronger outfit than 2011’s World Cup winners Black Is The New Black

All Blacks a far stronger outfit than 2011’s World Cup winners

New Zealand are on course to break the world record for consecutive Test match victories.

From The Score Late penalty try denies Wales their first ever win on South African soil Pay The Penalty

Late penalty try denies Wales their first ever win on South African soil

Warren Gatland’s men were denied a famous win after once leading 17-0.

From The Score Scottish winning streak continues after Argentina miss last-minute drop goal Vern's Jewels

Scottish winning streak continues after Argentina miss last-minute drop goal

Tommy Seymour’s left wing breaks set up two tries for his team.

# rugby - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The Score 40 years on, Lions legend JPR Williams is still rocking lush sideburns The Invincibles

40 years on, Lions legend JPR Williams is still rocking lush sideburns

The dashing, doctoral Welshman joined 14 of his British & Irish Lions teammates for a reunion in Belfast.

# rugby - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From The Score What can rugby learn from the World Cup success of Chile? Ideas

What can rugby learn from the World Cup success of Chile?

TheScore.ie’s rugby department has been viewing the action from Brazil with an open mind.

# rugby - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The Score Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad No Arms

Rugby technique: When good chop tackles go bad

Matías Cortese was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle against Ireland on Saturday.

From The Score Connacht complete 2014/15 recruitment with signing of Niyi Adeolokun Addition

Connacht complete 2014/15 recruitment with signing of Niyi Adeolokun

The Trinity wing has joined the western province on a one-year deal.

From The Score Game by game, Ireland building for ‘something special’ at World Cup – O’Connell Grand Scheme

Game by game, Ireland building for ‘something special’ at World Cup – O’Connell

The Irish captain believes his team but ultimately benefit from a less than stellar Argentina tour.

# rugby - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From The Score Sonny Bill Williams teams up with Tana Umaga as he plots World Cup comeback Master Blaster

Sonny Bill Williams teams up with Tana Umaga as he plots World Cup comeback

The dual star will play with Counties Manukau and is expected to join up with the Chiefs next year.

From The Score Scotland survive Canadian lumberjacking after controversial red card Rubbing Elbows

Scotland survive Canadian lumberjacking after controversial red card

Jebb Sinclair went through Ruaridh Jackson for a short-cut but it cost his team a potential match-winner.

From The Score Cover your ears Martin! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Tweet Tweet

Cover your ears Martin! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Featuring Paul McGrath, Cathal Pendred and BOD’s obligatory appearance.

# rugby - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From The Score Argentina series win for Ireland as Madigan and Zebo add garnish Cherry On Top

Argentina series win for Ireland as Madigan and Zebo add garnish

Joe Schmidt’s men trailed 10-9 at the break but their superior set-piece was crucial in a second-half comeback.

From The Score As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test Winning Habit This post contains videos

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions sought a rare, southern hemisphere series win.

From The Score Russell Crowe could be about to lose his star player to Leinster Big Hitter This post contains videos

Russell Crowe could be about to lose his star player to Leinster

27-year-old Ben Te’o is known more for his huge defensive hits than his try-scoring prowess.

From The Score Alex Wootton: Plucked from Northampton, thriving at Munster, targeting England No Divided Loyalties

Alex Wootton: Plucked from Northampton, thriving at Munster, targeting England

The Ireland U20s winger has hit the ground running since forcing his way into the Junior World Championship reckoning.

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From The Score Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’ The Long Goodbye This post contains videos

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’

The retired Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker opens up about his all-too-short comeback from a debilitating ankle injury.

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