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# Strong start

Last year
Springbok skipper Kolisi helps Racing down La Rochelle to reach Top 14 summit on debut
Messi winner gets Argentina under way in World Cup qualifying
Ronan Grimes takes bronze on opening day of Cycling World Championships
1-3 for Championship debutant as Meath down Tipp in Tailteann Cup bow
Inter close in on Champions League semis with solid win at Benfica
Galway stride clear in second half for an opening-day win away to Wexford
Cork put five goals past Kerry in McGrath Cup opener
All time
Jack Crowley: 'It’s special making your debut but you still have to go out and perform'
Rory McIlroy enjoys 'US Open rehab' to lead Travelers
Tigers win hands Leinster 'half the blueprint' to topple Toulouse
Rory McIlroy shares lead after opening round at Hero World Challenge
Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
Lowry hits opening round 69 as play suspended on PGA Tour due to poor weather in Ohio
Cork strike five goals as they win high-scoring hurling league clash against Waterford
Chelsea take two-goal lead over Porto as Mason Mount shines in Seville
Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener
Denise O'Sullivan makes debut as Brighton hold star-studded Manchester City
Meadow two-under after opening round of Major event in California
Hughes fires 60 to take PGA Travelers lead over McIlroy
Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start
France hold off Italy comeback to top Six Nations table
Lowry makes dazzling surge but can't quite catch Ormsby in Hong Kong
Watch: The two early tries that have Ireland up and running against Russia
Watch: The two first-half tries that had Ireland ahead at the break
50 scores in Tullamore clash as Laois win Joe McDonagh Cup opener against Offaly
Callanan hits 2-7 in league success for Tipperary over 14-man Clare in Thurles
Leinster light up the RDS and tear Wasps apart in stunning performance
Limerick rain down the goals to begin All-Ireland U21 title defence with heavy win against 14-man Clare
Brace of goals for Quinn and Diamond as St Vincent's dominate Dublin senior opener
Ford's reign off to a winning start as Joyce guides Ireland home with classy century
Clare's inside trio shine as they cruise past Waterford in McGrath Cup opener
All the tries as Ireland U20s secure place in World Championship final
Andrews and Connolly goals help Dublin to win over Kerry in league opener
Queen's University, NUI Galway and IT Carlow progress in Sigerson Cup
It started out as a move to the Pro D2 but James Coughlan might be part of rugby's next galacticos
O'Mahony's Munster impress to advance to Limerick World Club 7s quarters
Galway off to impressive league start with 13-point victory over Dublin
Macauley amongst goalscorers as NUI Maynooth win Sigerson Cup opener
Cork IT take the honours against Davy Fitz's Limerick IT in Fitzgibbon Cup tie
Edge of glory: McIlroy straight into the Honda Classic mix