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# Final

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Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks
Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.
# Shifting Roles
Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final
The former Munster boss will concentrate on his director of rugby role.
# subs
Finishers versus the Bomb Squad: The World Cup final game within a game
Both Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus have stressed the importance of their benches.
# named
Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV
Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.
# box kicks
Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics
The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.
Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks
The 46-year-old will be the first Frenchman to adjudicate a World Cup decider.
# sparring
'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'
Eddie Jones couldn’t resist firing a shot back at the Wales boss.
# Changes
To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup
The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.
# Rainbow Nation
'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.
# marching on
'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'
Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.
# Your Say
Poll: What's your prediction for today's All-Ireland football final?
Dublin or Kerry?
# Save the Date
Cardiff City Stadium to host this season's Pro14 final
The game will be played in the Welsh capital on Saturday, 20 June.
# formidable
Hoban hits hat-trick after just 14 minutes as Dundalk ease past Bohs to reach final
It was all too easy for the Lilywhites in the EA Sports Cup tonight.
# arduous
Ex-Liverpool star John Barnes slept outside train station with homeless on journey to Champions League final
The 55-year-old former winger was disrupted by a flight cancellation.
# resilience
Leinster bounce back from 'lowest point in all of our careers' to win Pro14
Johnny Sexton and his team took pride from how they eked out a victory against Glasgow.
# tullow tank
'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'
Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.
# On your marks!
How did you rate Leinster in their hard-fought Pro14 final win over the Warriors?
Leo Cullen’s men completed magnificent defence of their Pro14 crown.
# Champions
Leinster go back-to-back in the Pro14 as they edge Glasgow at Celtic Park
Leo Cullen’s men secured their sixth title in the competition in tough conditions in Glasgow.
# Apology
'For any individuals that I did offend, I apologise to them' - Cullen
Leinster boss Leo Cullen has apologised for his comments about Glasgow being Rangers supporters.
# spygate
Lampard and Derby players belt out chant Leeds fans made up about them after play-off win
The Rams boss mimicked wiping away tears as the squad celebrated in the dressing room.
# Happy Days
Joy for Irish pair as Newport win on penalties to reach play-off final
Mark O’Brien and Padraig Amond were both part of the triumph.
# Powerful
Sensational Saracens deny Leinster a fifth European star with victory in Newcastle
Mark McCall’s men claimed their third Heineken Champions Cup in a stunning game at St James’ Park.
# Decider
Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle
The Heineken Champions Cup finalists are extremely evenly-matched.
# Rivalries renewed
'It's the biggest day of the year' - Cup specialists Crumlin and Avondale meet in Aviva Stadium final
The Aviva Stadium hosts a Dublin-Cork affair in the FAI Intermediate Cup this afternoon.
# prop life
McGrath's 'experience' edges him in as Leinster go for 'important' Bent over Porter
Leo Cullen says Leinster are hopeful Sean Cronin will come through after his recent calf injury.
# Champions Cup
'Not a nice part of the season to miss': JVDF absent for final again, but still aiding Leinster's push
The back row need only look to his backs coach to find someone who understands the pain of missing a European final.
# Quiet Leader
'He's one of those coaches that you really feel privileged to play under'
Former Ireland centre Mark McCall has been the central figure in Saracens’ success in recent years.
# Final
Dominant UL Bohs seek title number 14 against first-timers Railway
Munster back row Jack O’Donoghue helped the Limerick club while he was out injured.
# on the whistle
Garcès appointed to referee Leinster's Champions Cup final clash
The Frenchman will be in charge of the decider against Saracens in Newcastle.
# Five Star Dreams
Leinster look towards 'biggest battle of our careers' against Sarries
Saracens will be aiming to deny Leinster a record fifth Champions Cup title.
Limerick v Waterford, Division 1 hurling league final
All eyes were on the Munster sides in Croke Park.
# The maroons
Record-breaking bicycle kick helps Qatar claim a first-ever Asian Cup
The 2022 World Cup hosts handed Japan a 3-1 defeat in Abu Dhabi, with Almoez Ali scoring nine goals at the tournament.
# success
Judd Trump overpowers Ronnie O'Sullivan in Masters final
The newly crowned champion rarely looked back, after establishing a 7-1 lead in the opening session.
# Dubs Rule
2-4 for captain fantastic Ring as superb Foxrock-Cabinteely seal Leinster four in-a-row
The Dublin kingpins beat Sarsfields of Laois and booked their All-Ireland semi-final date.
# Report
St Pat's to face Offaly champions tomorrow after being crowned champions of Wicklow
Stephen Duffy and Tommy Kelly got the two crucial stoppage-time points amid a dramatic finish.
# Dublin Derby
Shelbourne follow up play-off spot with silverware as Reds retain Leinster Senior Cup
Owen Heary’s side retained the Leinster Senior Cup on Friday night in a Dublin derby against St Pat’s.
# Points Race
Ireland's Oliver Dingley takes fifth place in European Championship
The diver missed the podium places by just six points over the final’s seven dives.
# Glasgow
Celtic Park announced as the venue for next year's Pro14 final
The home of the Scottish Premiership champions will host the competition’s showpiece event on Saturday, 25 May.
# looking ahead
'There are people of many different origins, that's what makes France so beautiful'
A wave of optimism has swept the nation ahead of today’s World Cup final.
# Have your say
Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 World Cup final?
France have a chance to emulate the heroics of their ’98 side, having beaten Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.