Wallabies 'escape' to Europe

The Wallabies left Friday for a five-match European tour, relishing the chance to escape the dramas and turmoil that have swamped them in Australia.

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Matfield: RWC not a two-horse race

Victor Matfield believes that the home nations have a shot at winning the World Cup as the Springboks gear up to face the likes of England and Ireland. 
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Kiwi in Ireland Test squad

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt included five uncapped players in a 37-man squad for next month's international programme.

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Cheika confirms Wallaby talks

Australian media are reporting that Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an ARU's offer to coach the Wallabies.
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Brits blow for Boks

Schalk Brits sustained a knee ligament injury playing for Saracens in their European Champions Cup game at home to Clermont Auvergne.
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Ireland star to miss year-end Tests

Leinster prop Marty Moore will miss Ireland's forthcoming Tests after being ruled out of action for 12 weeks.

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Irish O'Brien to miss Bok Test

Sean O'Brien will miss Ireland's November internationals and possibly the Six Nations as well, after being ruled out for up to six months.

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Sexton's return confirmed

BREAKING NEWS: The Irish Rugby Football Union and Leinster revealed that Jonathan Sexton has signed a contract with the IRFU.

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Additional advantage for England

BREAKING NEWS: Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage, as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup.

Sexton Racing to new deal

Irish international flyhalf Jonathan Sexton is closing in on a new four-year contract with French Top 14 side Racing Metro.

Easterby chases Irish dream

The Scarlets have agreed to release their Head Coach Simon Easterby to take up a role with Ireland's international coaching set-up.

Ireland in Puma clean-sweep

Ireland complete a 2-0 clean-sweep of their tour to Argentina, after beating the Pumas 23-17 in the second Test in Tucuman on Saturday.

Preview: Argentina v Ireland

The mainly home-based Argentinean team does not appear to be a real threat to the powerful Six Nations champions, Ireland.

Schmidt's seven Irish changes

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt made seven changes and a positional switch to his side ahead of the second and final Test against Argentina.

Pumas change two for Irish re-run

Argentinean coach Daniel Hourcade has made two changes to his team for the second Test against Ireland, in Tucumán on Saturday.

Ireland pull away from Pumas

Ireland dominated the second half to secure a comfortable 29-17 victory over Argentina at the Estadio Centenario in Resistencia on on Saturday.

Herrera on debut for Pumas

Castres Olympique prop Ramiro Herrera is the only newcomer in a largely domestic-based Argentina team named to face Ireland.

Diack gets Ireland start

Uncapped back row forward Robbie Diack will make his Ireland debut against Argentina in Resistancia on Saturday.