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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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This year
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Karunaratne, Mendis make Ireland toil in Sri Lanka Test
At stumps in hot and humid conditions in the sides’ first Test series, the hosts were 386 for four with Dinesh Chandimal unbeaten on 18.
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'We have to try new things' - Klopp says Liverpool have nothing to lose in league run-in
Klopp’s men are 12 points off a Champions League place and facing a fight to grab a Europa League spot.
Last year
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Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Rangers cannot compete with Champions League’s best
The Light Blues suffered a 4-0 defeat by Ajax in their first group game in 12 years.
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Ireland face tough task in U20s Summer Series as Covid and injuries derail preparations
Head coach Richie Murphy is missing a number of key players as his squad prepare for a challenging tournament in Italy.
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Sharks will relish opportunity to take down experimental Leinster selection
Leo Cullen’s side will have to battle Springbok internationals and challenging conditions in Durban today.
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Friend calls on Connacht's internationals to set the tone across Leinster double-header
The province host Leo Cullen’s side in Galway in the first leg of the Champions Cup round of 16 this weekend.
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Ireland look to mix skills with smarts as they brace for major test in France
Greg McWilliams’ side take on an impressive French team in Toulouse today.
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'You're in survival mode and shipping big defeats. My heart goes out to the boys'
Offaly and Laois lost to Cork and Waterford by a combined 52 points last weekend.
All time
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Cardiff in ‘surreal situation’ ahead of European Cup clash with champions Toulouse
The Blues are preparing to face last season’s Champions Cup winners with more than 30 players currently in isolation.
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Farah to make last-gasp effort to qualify for Olympics
Farah won the 5,000m-10,000m double at the 2012 London Olympics and repeated the feat in 2016.
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Real Madrid break down stubborn Getafe to narrow gap on leaders Atletico
Real’s city neighbours lead the league by five points but also have two games in hand.
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'George is looking good' - England out-half Ford fit to face Ireland after Achilles injury
Eddie Jones names his team tomorrow morning.
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Ireland's bid for T20 World Cup qualification suffers shock setback at the hands of Canada
They will need to win their remaining two group games and hope for favourable results elsewhere in order to achieve automatic qualification.
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Watch: Disaster for Ireland as New Zealand strike for three early tries
Ireland have been left with a mountain to climb after New Zealand raced into a 17-0 lead in Tokyo.
# Thermopylae
'It'll be 23 of us against 40,000': Sexton taking lesson from Saracens for raid in Glasgow's back garden
Leinster’s captain is ready to make a mark after a not-very-enjoyable stint on the bench last week.
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Celtic's Europa League hopes dented by defeat in Germany
Brendan Rodgers’ side were beaten 2-0 by RB Leipzig.
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'We want to go out there, stick our chests out and show what we are about'
Ireland need a spark in the Twenty20 format, and are targeting a huge scalp with India in town this week.
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'This is the first time in a while Scotland have players that can really hurt us'
Leamy wants big-game battle from Ireland’s emerging back-row to counteract Vern Cotter’s improving side
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Payback on Irish minds as they seek to break France hoodoo
Fly-half Caughey putting Olympic dreams on hold with a Six Nations crown to defend.
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Farrell dropped as England chase Springboks
Stuart Lancaster has shuffled his back line with only Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton retaining their position.