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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Tour

Last year
# Tour
St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
The Dublin school has gained international acclaim for its rugby programme.
# Criticism
'Every single player will benefit' - Catt defends value of Emerging Ireland tour
The Ireland attack coach says the trip to South Africa is not just about five or six players.
# emerging
'The first thing is that you can see why our Irish team is so good'
Ulster’s Stewart Moore is one of the Irish players out to impress against the Griquas today.
# fresh start
'Sometimes I felt I was playing good rugby but not getting picked'
25-year-old Shane Daly is excited about Munster’s season but first, he has the Emerging Ireland tour.
# Tour
Ireland take late 'opportunity' with ex-U20 stars set to feature in South Africa
The IRFU hopes this Emerging Ireland trip will be a boost for next year’s World Cup campaign.
# arigato
Historic tour a huge positive for Ireland but the hard work is still ahead
Greg McWilliams gave debuts to nine players during the two Tests in Japan.
# Depth
Ireland set to bring inexperienced squad on mini-tour of South Africa
Andy Farrell and co. are keen to keep building their depth ahead of the World Cup.
# Tour
Open champion Smith refuses to be drawn on reports of $100m LIV Golf switch
Fellow Australian Cameron Percy had indicated Smith was set to join the rebel tour.
# Team news
Aki captains Ireland against Māori as Frawley starts at out-half
Andy Farrell has named an exciting team for Wednesday’s clash in Hamilton.
# Homecoming
'Josh Wycherley was outstanding' - Munster back on home soil after South Africa trip
Stephen Larkham was impressed with the loosehead prop and other young Munster players.
All time
# rematch
Bring on Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand next summer
Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.
# Wild Dreams tour
Westlife announce Ireland and UK stadium tour starting next summer
The iconic Irish band will play at the Aviva Stadium and Páirc Uí Chaoimh in July and August.
# William Hill
Time to press the Bundee button: Talking points ahead of the final Lions Test
With the sides tied at one win apiece, the series will be decided in Cape Town on Saturday.
# William Hill
Conan the destroyer to make a big impact: Talking points ahead of the second Lions Test
The side meet in Cape Town once again on Saturday.
# Disarray
'Yes, there are people in the Lions bubble that haven’t been double-jabbed'
Lions MD Ben Calveley defended the decision to proceed with this evening’s game against the Sharks.
# Tour
Lions' clash with Bulls on Saturday in doubt after positive Covid-19 cases
Meanwhile, the Springboks remain in isolation after re-testing this morning.
# Team news
Ireland's Iain Henderson to captain the Lions in clash with the Sharks
The 29-year-old Ulsterman will lead a completely changed starting XV on Wednesday.
# Ready to go
Stuart Hogg captains Lions as Finn Russell gets shot at out-half
Warren Gatland’s men face the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
# protocols
Boks boss Nienaber 'can’t see the Lions tour being in jeopardy' due to Covid
The Lions and Springboks are in bubbles that limit their contact with the outside world.
# On Tour
Cape Town calling but first Gatland's Lions will clash with local Lions
It looks almost certain that the three Tests will be moved to the Western Cape.
# Analysis
Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.
# pandemic
Lions land into Johannesburg as South Africa tightens Covid restrictions
The third wave of the virus has hit South Africa hard.
# Tourists
Fresh concerns for Lions tour after three Covid cases in Springboks camp
South Africa is currently in the midst of an alarming third wave of Covid-19.
# wally
'It was bizarre and surreal but you're just living off adrenaline at that point'
David Wallace had two experiences of being a Lion in 2001 and 2009.
Henshaw and Aki continue shared journey with Lions
Having previously played together with Connacht and Ireland, the pair are heading on tour to South Africa this summer.
# touring party
Lions turn down Australia’s offer to stage the South Africa series Down Under
The British and Irish side are due to face the Springboks in the summer.
# lions 2021
Schedule unchanged and Sky remain broadcasters for 2021 Lions tour to South Africa
Organisers are eager to invite travelling supporters and give ‘clarity’ over the planned tour.
# Lions
BOD and Roberts' brilliance, The Beast's scrum power, and a narrow Boks win
The Lions very nearly produced a comeback victory against South Africa in their first Test in 2009.
# Kauai
Six bodies found after tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii, one person still missing
Search operations to find the final person have been suspended until the fog lifts.
# schedule
Gatland's Lions to face Super Rugby sides and South Africa 'A' in 2021
The touring side have announced details of a reduced eight-game tour in South Africa.
# Down Under
Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed
Andy Farrell’s team will play in Brisbane and Sydney next July.
# Tour
Munster set off for South Africa with a Champions Cup semi-final to come
The belief in Munster’s squad has been greatly boosted by their win over Toulon at Thomond Park.
# VikingFest
Life as a Viking: New festival showcases Dublin's history
It wasn’t just about battles and wars, Vikings were very crafted and gifted people.
# Not happening
Lady Gaga cancels remainder of European tour citing 'severe pain'
The singer suffers from fibromyalgia, a condition which can cause severe pain all over the body.
# On The Road
U2 confirm America and European dates, promise Dublin show announcement 'soon'
The tour will kick off in Oklahoma on 2 May.
# secret society
Step inside the headquarters of Ireland's Freemasons
It’s one of the most unique buildings in Dublin.
# Tour
Ireland will play Australia in three-Test series next summer
Joe Schmidt’s side are set to visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in June.
# fibromyalgia
Lady Gaga postpones European leg of her tour due to battle with chronic illness
The singer suffers from fibromyalgia and a statement issued by promoter Live Nation said this left her unable to perform.
# Justin Bieber
John Mayer perfectly explained why Justin Bieber was right to cancel the rest of his tour
Back off, Beliebers
# Sorry
Justin Bieber abruptly ends world tour
The 23-year-old Canadian cited “unforeseen circumstances”.