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Holders Saracens will face top seeds Leinster in a mouthwatering European Champions Cup quarter-final.
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The Royal Garden Hotel in the swish London borough of Kensington has hosted World Cup winners before. In 1966, Bobby Moore's England paraded the Jules Rimet trophy from the balcony before an adoring audience.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup host favourites Ireland are confident that the awarding process won't be undermined by a Fifa-style "dirty tricks" campaign.
After Ireland lost a third consecutive match at their own World Cup on Saturday, a tournament that once promised so much ultimately ended in tears.
So this is it then. Beat Wales today (kick-off 2.00pm at the Kingspan Stadium) and seventh belongs to Ireland, lose and it's eighth and the ignominy of having to qualify for the next World Cup.
England coach Simon Middleton insists a prime time TV slot will not ramp up the pressure on his players as they face off against New Zealand in tonight's World Cup final.
Ulster's Claire McLaughlin admitted it was a bitter-sweet experience to finally get a taste of World Cup action in yesterday's crushing defeat to Australia.
Ireland head coach Tom Tierney refused to be drawn on his future in the position as the host's World Cup lurched towards disaster in Belfast yesterday.
Ulster will begin their 2017/18 Champions Cup campaign against Wasps in Kingspan Stadium. Last season's beaten Premiership finalists, who overcame Ulster in a pre-season friendly last week, will be back in Belfast on Friday, October 13, with the return...
Wing Portia Woodman scored four tries as New Zealand cruised into the Women's Rugby World Cup final by crushing the United States 45-12 in Belfast.
The Ireland women's team currently find themselves in a tricky position.
From day one against Australia, Ireland's World Cup dream has threatened to descend into a nightmare but that eventually became a reality on Thursday night as France dumped the hosts out of the tournament in utterly convincing fashion.
Logic suggests that Ireland's World Cup dream will be crushed in front of a packed home crowd this evening but if sport has a tendency to not always follow the script, this team can draw on their experiences of ripping up their fair share over the years.
It hasn't exactly gone according to plan but Ireland go into tomorrow's Women's World Cup pool decider against France with their backs against the wall, and if history has taught us anything about this team, it is that that is when they are at their most dangerous.
Back in late 2013, when Hannah Tyrrell decided to give up her inter-county footballing career with Dublin, her focus shifted towards qualifying for the Olympics with the Ireland Sevens team.
Long after the euphoria that shook the UCD Bowl had died down, the Ireland squad made the short trip back to their campus accommodation pleased with their night's work but deeply aware that major improvements are needed before they play France...
England laid out a big statement of intent with a 10-try, 56-5 demolition of Spain to launch their Women's Rugby World Cup title defence. Wing Kay Wilson ran in four tries as the reigning world champions opened their bid to retain the crown in ominous fashion.
Ireland coach Tom Tierney hailed the character of his side after they got their Womens Rugby World Cup campaign off to a winning start with a gritty 19-17 win over Australia last night.
Hosts Ireland clung on to claim a nail-biting 19-17 Women's Rugby World Cup opening win over Australia in Dublin.
It says a lot about the strength in depth of the Ireland squad that Tom Tierney can leave a former World Player of the Year nominee on the bench.
If there are any nerves in the Ireland camp, they certainly weren't on show yesterday when Tom Tierney and his players addressed the media for the final time before they begin their quest for World Cup glory.
Tom Tierney believes that his Ireland squad will be galvanised by the blow of losing their captain Niamh Briggs ahead of the World Cup.
There are just two days to go until the Women's Rugby World Cup kicks off in Dublin and, as the host nation, Ireland bear the weight of expectation.
With less than a month to go until the Women's Rugby World Cup kicks off, former Ireland international Eliza Downey believes the tournament is a once-in-a-generation chance to grow the game on these shores.
Ireland has formally submitted its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, having secured a commitment from the governments in Belfast and Dublin to pay the £120million tournament fee.
Jack Kelly's World Cup dream was very nearly over before it even began, but for all of the disruptions that the Ireland U-20s have endured, having the player who was initially named captain for the Six Nations travel with them to Georgia is a huge boost.
The preparations have been far from ideal but confidence is nevertheless high among the Ireland U20s squad as they gear up for their opening World Cup game against Italy in Georgia on May 31.
Never one to give opposition coaches anything that could be considered bulletin board material, Ireland's Joe Schmidt was yesterday describing his side's 2019 World Cup draw as a "mixed bag".
Eddie Jones joked that he will visit Japanese temples to "pray really hard" before embracing England's renewed presence in the World Cup's 'group of death'.
World Rugby yesterday took a large step towards limiting the phenomenon of so-called 'project players' in the Test game with the decision to change the residency period from three to five years.
Ireland were yesterday handed a dream draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after being placed in Pool A alongside Scotland and Japan.
Ireland have been drawn in Pool A at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and will face the hosts.
Joe Schmidt will be in Japan next week for the draw for the 2019 World Cup. The tournament may seem a distant prospect, but for Ireland's coach it is already looming into view.
Ireland is in a unique position to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Irish Rugby Football Union chief executive Philip Browne.
Ireland rugby chiefs are confident their 2023 Rugby World Cup bid will tick all the necessary boxes following a two-day visit by the World Rugby Technical Review Group designed to assess the credibility of the tournament's prospective hosts.
A Rugby World Cup in Ireland would be a fitting tribute to how far the island has come, a former international player whose career was ended by injuries in an IRA bomb atrocity has said.
Despite failing to do the double over the All Blacks in the Aviva on Saturday, Ireland are on the up in the World Rugby rankings and back among the top four.
Belfast's Casement Park, Kingspan Stadium and Celtic Park in Derry will have a pivotal role in bringing the 2023 Rugby World Cup to Ireland. The 17,000 capacity Derry gaelic football citadel was a surprise inclusion as IRFU CEO Philip Browne said bid organisers...
Casement Park, Kingspan Stadium and Celtic Park have been all been included in the list of proposed stadia for Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
Host nation Ireland face a tricky start to their Rugby World Cup campaign after being drawn in Pool C against Australia and Six Nations champions and rivals France yesterday in Belfast City Hall.
When Fiji take on the famous Barbarians at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night, it's safe to say the old ground won't look too familiar to their coach or captain.
Ulster Rugby Chief Executive Shane Logan has declared a redeveloped Casement Park as imperative to hopes of seeing the world’s best rugby sides such as New Zealand, South Africa, England and Australia play in Northern Ireland.
Ulster Rugby CEO Shane Logan has underlined that the province wants to play a major part in hosting the "best ever" Rugby World Cup.
Joe Schmidt is believed to have signed a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain as Ireland head coach until the 2019 World Cup.
The IRFU yesterday unveiled the tournament identity for the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 which will be held in Belfast and Dublin in August of next year.
A former bodyguard of Nelson Mandela has claimed that the New Zealand rugby team were poisoned by bookmakers prior to their surprise loss to South Africa in the 1995 World Cup final.
One of Ireland's rivals to host the 2023 World Cup could have its bid scuppered by its own government.
Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup could be boosted after South Africa's government banned four of its leading sports unions from staging major international tournaments after missing participation targets.
The Northern Ireland Executive are planning to intensify their efforts to bring the 2023 Rugby World Cup to the island and believe a redeveloped Casement Park can swing next year's vote in Ireland's favour.
The public have crowned New Zealand rugby union superstar Dan Carter as BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year after the award was decided by a public vote for the first time.
Rugby World Cup final referee Nigel Owens has admitted he considered being chemically castrated when he struggled to accept his sexuality.