World Rugby dismiss reports that Ireland’s clash with Scotland is under threat from the weather

World Rugby has said that Ireland’s Pool A clash with Scotland in Yokohama will go ahead despite fears over poor weather conditions. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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World Rugby chief defends anti-doping regime and says there’s no evidence of systematic drug-taking in professional rugby

THE spectre of doping looms large over the Rugby World Cup in the wake of South African star and World Rugby breakthrough player of the year for 2018 Aphiwe Dyantyi’s positive test on the eve of the tournament. Independent.ie More...

By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Rúaidhrí O’Connor: ‘Schmidt faced with big calls as squad is stretched thin’

Squad management is a tricky business at World Cups, as Joe Schmidt well knows from the experience four years ago. Back then, he lost five key players in a 10-day period around the final pool game and the team never More...

By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Katie Taylor to headline Manchester Arena card on November 2

Katie Taylor will get a chance to become a two-weight world champion when an expected bout with Christina Linardatou headlines the 21,000-seater Manchester Arena card on November 2. Independent.ie – Sport More...

By James Mackanzie On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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More injury worries for Ireland as Rob Kearney emerges as doubt for Scotland clash

Rob Kearney has emerged as a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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Alan Brogan: ‘If there is one defining trait of this Dublin team over the past five years, it’s their ability to adapt’

The end of an era? Quite possibly. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

By James Mackanzie On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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The Throw-In: Tomás Ó Sé in no doubt Dublin are ‘the greatest team’

Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé has conceded that Dublin’s five-in-a-row-winning All-Ireland champions are the best Gaelic football team ever. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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David Kelly: ‘Injury crisis threatens to turn one of Ireland’s biggest strengths into their greatest weakness’

IN a former life, Joe Schmidt was an English teacher so he will be versed with dear old Oscar’s famous maxim. To lose one player and all that. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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Eamonn Sweeney: ‘There is no logical reason for Dublin to decline – eight-in-a-row is looking more than likely’

Dublin are going to win eight in a row. I know it’s dangerous to predict too far down the line. That’s why I stopped at eight. Really, I’m expecting ten at least. Independent.ie – Sport RSS More...

By James Mackanzie On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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The Left Wing RWC Daily: Henshaw injury, sumo wrestling and gloomy weather forecasts

Independent.ie’s Cian Tracey and Ruaidhri O’Connor are in Chiba and they’re getting used to life in Japan where Ireand are not giving up hope on injured star Robbie Henshaw who will miss the opener against More...