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# Rankings

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Is it time to accept that Ireland are a middle of the road team?
The Irish team has struggled to follow up big wins with repeat performances since the Grand Slam of 2009
November tests: McCaw stars as All Blacks edge closer to unbeaten 2012
Wales’ losing run continues thanks to an 18-point haul from Aaron Cruden and a super effort from his captain.
Declan Kidney hails 'great day' for Ireland after Argentina blow-out
The Irish coach was delighted with the effort of his pack and international newcomers Simon Zebo and Craig Gilroy.
Match report: Seven-try Ireland rout Argentina
Craig Gilroy provided the backline spark for the Irish as the Pumas were blown away.
November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina
The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.
November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina
The Munster scrum-half has alerted his teammates to the attacking evolution in the Pumas’ play.
Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash
Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
Kidney striving to shake Argentina loose and claim rankings boost
The two sides have identical results over their past 10 games and are separated by a solitary ranking point.
Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close
The Irish captain may be on to something here.
November tests: McCarthy plans to replicate Bok-bashing form
‘Annoying, frustrating counter-ruckers’. Are you sure you’ve never played Argentina before Mike?
November tests: The only way is up for Foley
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.
'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
November tests: Lobbe eyes Irish scalp as Pumas seek to end year on a high
The Argentina captain reveals that coaching tips doled out by Graham Henry have motivated his teammates.
November tests: Cave wants to be centre of attention against Fiji
The Ulsterman’s sights are also on the number 13 jersey for the crucial tie against Argentina next weekend.
Strauss is the real deal for Ireland - Bernard Jackman
The former Leinster hooker has tipped the forward to start against his native South Africa next month.
McIlroy leads world rankings, Woods in second
The Holywood man is on a roll and he’s opened up a bit of a lead at the top of the world rankings.
McIlroy extends his lead at the top of world rankings
Luke Donald and Tiger Woods are slipping further and further behind the Holywood sensation.
Djokovic gains revenge against del Potro to set up Federer final
The Serb was a straight-sets winner over the man who bested him at London 2012.
Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking
The Swiss will face fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, safe in the knowledge that he will remain world number one.
Tiger closes in on third in the world after Congressional win
Victory in the AT+T National was Woods’ third on the PGA Tour this season.
Luke Donald still top of the pile as Rory McIlroy remains second in rankings
McIlroy will attract crowds to Royal Portrush for the Irish Open this week.
Top 50 Under 50: DCU named in ranking of world's newest universities
DCU is one of the world’s top 50 youngest universities.
Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance
The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.
On the rise: Ireland up to 18th in latest FIFA rankings
The Boys in Green jump one place and are now on level points with Switzerland.
On the up: Masters champion Watson climbs to Number 4 in world rankings
The golfer from Bagdad … Florida has broken into the Top 10 for the first time while our Rory remains second.
Within touching distance: Rory McIlroy shrugs off world No 1 talk
The Holywood man could become the world’s top golfer with a win in Arizona this weekend.
Westwood pips McIlroy in end of season rankings
Lee Westwood finishes the year as golf’s world number two following his win at the Thailand Golf Open.
Dublin ranked 26th best place to live in the world
For all Ireland’s economic woes, our capital still beats Paris, London, Tokyo and Boston in terms of quality of life… while Baghdad, unsurprisingly, comes last.
Rory on the march - McIlroy climbs to third in rankings
Fredrik Jacobson makes a big leap after his weekend heroics while Luke Donald sits top of the pile.
Dublin Airport defends low ranking in international airport survey
Confidential report shows Ireland’s main airport ranks 98th out of 146 international air hubs – but DAA says it compares well with its peer airports in Europe.
Wow, this is awkward...
Lee Westwood met Tiger Woods for the first time since taking his number one ranking – and there was plenty of swordplay.