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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Test

All time
# Claim
'England should have at least 15 in Lions squad'
Eddie Jones believes the Lions have a real opportunity to beat the All Blacks and thinks England should be heavily represented in the squad.
# Matt Finish
Matt Giteau admits he may have played his last game for Australia
After breaking his ankle against New Zealand, Giteau could step aside to let the next generation come through.
# Test
Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?
# full of praise
Allister Coetzee lauds resilient Springboks after series comeback
The Springboks held off Ireland to claim the three-Test series 2-1 in Port Elizabeth.
# Les Bleus
France ensure tied series with Argentina rout
That’s all you’ll be winning this weekend, lads.
# joe show
Joe Schmidt on our radar along with Gatland and Cotter, says All Blacks chief
The Kiwis are planning for Steve Hansen’s exit.
# all or nothing
Wallabies skipper defends attacking approach in demoralising loss to England
Stephen Moore’s side passed up opportunities to kick for goal when trying to reel in Eddie Jones’ side.
# bok knocks
Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test
The dramatic comeback against Ireland could have come at a cost.
# Is it too late to say Sorry?
Michael Cheika apologises to Australia fans after series defeat to England
The home side slumped to a first ever series defeat in their own backyard to their bitter rivals.
# warren g
Gatland proud despite series loss to New Zealand
After suffering a 36-22 loss to New Zealand that sealed their fate in the series, Wales coach Warren Gatland nonetheless expressed pride.
# Team news
Cheika dumps props for second Test as he looks for instant response against England
Australia’s team for Melbourne shows four changes from the first Test defeat.
# not impressed
Jones scathing of England's 'disrespectful' treatment in Australia
England coach Eddie Jones has been less than impressed with how his team has been treated in Australia.
# Due north
George North ruled out of New Zealand tour
The WRU have confirmed the disappointing news.
# blue boy
Conor O'Shea aims to create best Italy team ever
Italy have the potential to create their best ever team, the side’s new Irish coach Conor O’Shea has said.
# brizzy bash
Eddie Jones gives the nod to Burrell and Farrell for clash with Australia
George Ford drops to the bench for England’s first Test against Australia, with Owen Farrell returning to his usual position of fly-half.
# Me Nerves
No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today
The first exam for both sets of students this morning will be English paper 1.
# tweaks
Cutting out diving and lost time at the scrum the target of World Rugby law changes
World Rugby announced that minor amendments to rules for northern hemisphere rugby union will come into effect from July 1.
# summer centre
England call in Burrell to replace injured Tuilagi for Australia tour
The Northampton man played his first international since the World Cup warm-ups yesterday, and could partner Ben Te’o down under.
# statement
England run in five tries against Wales in tour warm-up at Twickenham
The margin of victory would have been even greater had George Ford not missed six of his seven kicks.
# Comeback
Horwill makes surprise return as Wallabies name 10 debutants
Australia will host England in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney next month.
# splash out
Leaving Chris Ashton out of England squad was an 'easy call'
Eddie Jones feels Marland Yarde is better-equipped to work in his back three.
# comparison
We put these four top smartphone cameras to the test. Here's how it went
Four smartphones, one camera test, but who wins?
# head injury
A simple blood test can diagnose concussions
Left untreated or under-treated, concussions put patients at risk for further, often more serious injury.
# Quiz
How well do you know your League of Ireland history?
Do you know your Gary Twiggs from your Glenn Crowes?
# Magic Mike
Scrum-half Phillips retires from international rugby after 94 Wales caps
The 33-year-old helped the Welsh to two Grand Slams during his Test career.
# Blood donation
Irish Blood Transfusion Service: 'We've been exposing donors to developing anaemia'
A new test introduced in July last year has been failing to identify donors with an iron deficiency.
QUIZ: How Much Did You Learn From Science Week?
Told you there’d be a test.
# special delivery
Would you want this small robot to deliver Tayto and Lucozade to you?
The makers say the autonomous robot will carry out local deliveries and do so in the space of 5 – 30 minutes.
# Bossing it
'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'
Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.
# Test
Robbie Keane takes on Steven Gerrard in pick-up challenge
LA Galaxy TV arranged the competition between the Irish international and his new teammate.
# next step
Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test
A number of Joe Schmidt’s squad players impressed during the win over Wales in Cardiff.
# Test
Know your sport? Prove it in our weekly quiz
We look back at a week encompassing UFC 189, Dublin’s Leinster final win and many more memorable moments.
# Test Yourself
Know your sport? Prove it by taking our big weekly quiz
Step this way to show your knowledge…
# need help?
Concerned about your drug use? This test will tell you how harmful it is
Tony Duffin of the Anna Liffey Drugs Project said a real benefit is the test’s availability 24/7.
# what do you see?
This simple GIF can tell you whether you need glasses
Einstein or Marilyn Monroe – which do you see?
# knowledge is power
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
Fancy yourself as a leader in sporting knowledge? Prove it right here…
# Health
This test means no chemotherapy for some breast cancer patients
The gene test is only available here since 2011.
# Driving me crazy
9 unique stresses of doing the bloody NCT
Is it that time of year again already?
# Quiz
How Well Do You Know These Famous Irish Songs?
You’ve been singing along with them for years, but how well do you *really* know the lyrics.
# learners
Driving instructors will soon be allowed sit in on your test
The initial pilot will take place in Waterford and Thurles over a 6 week period.