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Ireland stun All Blacks to lay down Rugby World Cup marker

Ireland stun All Blacks to lay down Rugby World Cup marker

Ireland have pulled off an impressive 16-9 victory over the world's top-ranked side in Dublin.

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Tensions peak on eve of rugby's unofficial World Cup final
Ireland rugby

Tensions peak on eve of rugby's unofficial World Cup final

It will be world No.1 versus No.2 when the All Blacks take on Ireland at 6am on Sunday. Steve Hansen says the winner will deserve the mantle of world's best.

  • by Richard Knowler
All Blacks coach wary of Ireland tricks in Dublin duel
Ireland rugby

All Blacks coach wary of Ireland tricks in Dublin duel

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen couldn't hide his appreciation of Ireland ahead of Saturday's clash between the world's top two sides.

Down but not out: Australia upbeat despite World Cup failure
Rugby World Cup

Down but not out: Australia upbeat despite World Cup failure

Rugby Australia vows to keep building on growth in women's participation despite being knocked back for hosting rights to the 2021 World Cup.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup
Australia rugby

Australia misses out on hosting rights for Women's Rugby World Cup

New Zealand will host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup after out-voting Australia.

  • by Tom Decent
Umaga and O'Driscoll finally bury hatchet over 'speargate'
Ireland rugby

Umaga and O'Driscoll finally bury hatchet over 'speargate'

The pair were captaining the All Blacks and Lions in 2005 when O'Driscoll was taken out with a questionable tackle. The controversy has raged ever since.

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Ireland flyhalf relishing New Zealand barometer
Ireland rugby

Ireland flyhalf relishing New Zealand barometer

Two years ago, Ireland finally beat the All Blacks for the first time. This weekend, they're aiming to snap 113 winless years against them on home soil.

Sonny Bill Williams injury run goes on, ruled out of NZ-Ireland Test
Sonny William Williams

Sonny Bill Williams injury run goes on, ruled out of NZ-Ireland Test

Inside centre Williams suffered a shoulder joint blow just before half-time in Saturday's 16-15 win over England and is set to miss at least one Test.

  • by Daniel Gilhooly
Jones incredibly upbeat after England's narrow loss to All Blacks
New Zealand rugby

Jones incredibly upbeat after England's narrow loss to All Blacks

England fell agonisingly short of victory against New Zealand, but coach Eddie Jones was focusing on the positives at Twickenham.

  • by Mitch Phillips
A pitch and a prayer: vote looms on 2021 women's World Cup
Australia rugby

A pitch and a prayer: vote looms on 2021 women's World Cup

Australia and New Zealand will make last ditch presentations to World Rugby before a vote to decide who will host the 2021 women's World Cup.

  • by Georgina Robinson
England-New Zealand showdown bigger than Lions series: Hansen
England rugby

England-New Zealand showdown bigger than Lions series: Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen feels the unsuccessful Lions series on home soil last year has made Saturday's clash with England at Twickenham even bigger.

  • by Ed Elliot