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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C


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# Heineken Cup
Leinster to wait as O'Driscoll in race for fitness
Province’s staff to wait until 48 hours before game in France to make decision.
# Jaw-breaker
Update on O’Driscoll injury delayed due to weather
Leinster captain likely to miss Clermont clashes.
# Just the ticket
New ticketing structure for rugby fans
Some sense at last as rugby bosses reveal new plans.
# Ow!
'My jaw is rather sore this morning' - O'Driscoll could face injury lay-off
A suspected broken jaw could be bad news for Leinster’s Heineken Cup hopes.
# November Tests
Ireland go out on a high with comfortable win over Pumas
Late Darcy try adds gloss to scoreline at Lansdowne Road.
# Snow Patrol
IRFU: Ireland v Argentina match to go ahead
IRFU say snow won’t stop play at today’s Test match.
# Friends Reunited
The Ireland vs Argentina Story: how the rivalry began
They say old friends are best – let’s see as fierce rivals Ireland and Argentina meet tomorrow. Andy McGeady traces the roots of the rivalry.
# Friends Reunited
Kidney names team for Pumas showdown
Stringer and Sexton. Together at last.
# November Tests
Darcy planning to be fighting fit to face Pumas
Ireland centre is among Ireland’s walking wounded after the bruising New Zealand encounter.
# November internationals
Who's out of the Argentina game after bruising All Blacks clash?
It will be an under-strength Ireland side who will face the Pumas this weekend in Dublin.
# November internationals
Bowe believes in Ireland upset
Perfection needed to beat All Blacks for the first time.
# Off Broadway
Staying focused on the Magners League
The bread-and-butter rugby continues this weekend despite the glamour international games.
# Let's Dance
Here's how Ireland should respond to the haka
There may be murder on the dancefloor if Declan Kidney’s men react incorrectly to the visitors’ haka.
# Let's Dance
Which is your favourite haka?
We all perform the bar-counter haka and the where’s-my-car-keys haka, but here’s five of the best on-field versions.
# Video Nasty
You be the judge in this citing case
Which Irish player is facing a hearing tomorrow?
# Going nowhere
Donncha O'Callaghan staying put
Munster lock agrees three-year deal.
# November internationals
O'Driscoll warns of big hits
Samoa name team for Aviva Stadium bow.
# November internationals
Ireland make 11 changes for clash with Samoa
Kidney names team for Samoa clash this weekend.
# Channel-hopping
No more BBC commentary gigs for RTÉ lads
NUJ strike gave Ryle Nugent his shot at the big time, corporation says.
# November internationals
More bad news for Kidney's Ireland
Team manager Paul McNaughton gives injury update.
# On the tear
Puma's plans for those ripping commemorative jerseys
German sportswear company have taken back the special jerseys commissioned for the first Ireland game at the Aviva Stadium.
# Keyboard warrior
Brian blogs: read the latest installment from the captain
Leinster man in eggs-and-soldiers shocker.
# Picture perfect
Crouch, touch, pause... snap!
We want our readers to send us their pics from the new Aviva Stadium tomorrow – as Ireland play their first game in the redeveloped Lansdowne Road.
# Friends Reunited
De Villiers passed fit
Munster fans will recognise a familiar face at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
# South Africa Rugby
South Africa team announced for Ireland test
The Springboks are decimated by injuries, but Peter de Villiers still pulls together a strong team for Saturday’s test.
# Ireland Rugby
Ireland ready for a bit of Boks bullying
Gordon D’Arcy and Tommy Bowe say that the physical approach of South Africa may require some bullying from the Irish
# Legend
Want to meet Boks legend Pienaar this weekend?
It’s only Francois Pienaar!
# Clubs' revolt
'Mistakes were made': IRFU U-turn after ticketing fiasco
The country’s clubs win their ticketing policy battle.
Rugby clubs on the 'brink of revolution'
Ticket allocation row sees rugby chiefs meet in Dublin today
# Nice Gaf
The stadiums that compare with the new Lansdowne
Ireland’s rugby side will run out for the first time in their new home week, but how does the re-developed Lansdowne Road shape up with the newest stadiums around the globe?
# Time Lord
BOD goes back to the future
The IRFU plan on burying a time capsule beneath the Aviva Stadium in the coming weeks. What would you include?
# Say nothing
Munster delay naming team
Thread-bare Reds delay team announcement.
# Strictly Courtroom
Ospreys ponder legal action as Henson trains with Sarries
Wales centre may have to quick-step it to his lawyer after pairing off with Premiership club.
# Magners League
Back to business for provinces
It’s a tricky Italian job for Munster and a Scottish trip as the Irish provinces get back to Magners League action tonight
# Magners League
All change for Ulster ahead of Murrayfield trip
Ulster name side to face Edinburgh in the Magners League tomorrow night
# Rivals
ROG sticking around to wreck Sexton's head
Though trying to flog some energy drinks to thirsty rugby fans, Ronan O’Gara insists he has the hunger again.
# Brucie Bonus
It takes two to tango as Henson in talks with Saracens
More used to the Rumba than rugby these days, Gavin Henson could be in line for a double-time move to the Premiership.
# Red Army
Flannery misses out on Munster's Italian job
Ireland hooker omitted from Tony McGahan’s squad for Magner’s League showdown with with Benetton Treviso in Limerick on Friday.
# Heave
Kidney names squad for Aviva bow
Irish squad boosted by returned big names ahead of tough November schedule
# Rugby
Lions reveal their eastern promise
The British and Irish Lions will enjoy an unusual stop-over in Hong Kong – to play the renowned Barbarians – on their way to Australia in 2013