How Ireland can avoid All Blacks quarter-final

Ireland’s bonus-point victory over Samoa ensured progression to the quarter-finals, and Joe Schmidt’s side still have a chance of avoiding New Zealand.

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WATCH: Tonga captain pays emotional tribute to late sister after win

Tonga captain Siale Piutau was happy to see his international career finish on a high after the 31-19 win over the United States in Hanazono.

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Galway officials asked to approach Forde and Larkin again

Galway’s hurling managerial crisis shows no signs of abating as the hurling board have asked officials to approach Francis Forde and Noel Larkin to reconsider their decisions to step away from the managerial appointment process.

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Tonga end World Cup on a high with win over United States

Tonga came from behind at half-time to secure a 31-19 win over the United States and avoid finishing bottom of Rugby World Cup Pool C.

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WATCH: Canada players assist with recovery efforts after Typhoon Hagibis

After the cancellation of their game against Namibia this morning, the Canadian players headed out to help the host nation’s recovery efforts.

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Rhys McClenaghan wins bronze at World Championships

The 20-year-old won the bronze medal with a score of 15.4 after his pommel horse routine – finishing just 0.1 behind the eventual winner Max Whitlock.

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Ireland book place in quarter-finals but suffer Aki blow

Ireland booked their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a comprehensive victory over Samoa.

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Red for Aki but Ireland approach quarters in better health than 2015

Joe Schmidt chose his words carefully but he was clearly fuming about the fact that Ireland were playing rugby today while others got to take the weekend off.

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Game in 60 seconds: Ireland 47 Samoa 5

Simon Lewis provides an on-the-whistle report of the main talking points from Ireland’s win over Samoa.

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LIVE: Ireland take on Samoa in Fukuoka

Follow all the action with live updates from the @examinersport Twitter feed.

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Eliud Kipchoge makes history in Vienna with sub-two-hour marathon

Eliud Kipchoge has become the first runner to finish a marathon in under two hours.

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WATCH: Japan players wade through flooding for captain’s run

Typhoon Hagibis already making its presence felt as footage emerges of flooding

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Leinster let rip against Edinburgh

Leinster strung together four second-half tries as they handed Edinburgh a 40-14 defeat at the RDS Main Arena that ended the Scots’ winning start to the Guinness PRO14 season.

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Numbers keep stacking up against Tier Two nations

Rassie Erasmus isn’t a man for one kind word when a few dozen can be spread lavishly, like honey on toast.

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Eddie Jones: ‘I don’t see any other option that the organisers had’

England head coach Eddie Jones says Scotland only have themselves to blame if eliminated.

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Letter from Japan: Japan rebuilds and adapts, why can’t the World Cup?

Perspective has never been far away on this trip, wonderful though it has been.

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Nike to close Oregon Project following Alberto Salazar doping ban

Nike are to close their Oregon Project less than two weeks after head coach Alberto Salazar was banned for four years for doping violations.

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Scotland call for ‘common sense’ to prevail in bid to save Japan clash

Scotland have urged World Cup bosses to see sense and push their win-or-bust showdown with Japan out of Typhoon Hagibis’ path of destruction.

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Australia toil to victory against Georgia

Much-changed Australian side make heavy work of spirited Georgian resistance but superiority eventually shows in 27-8 victory.

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Conor O’Shea calls for ‘consistency’ as Typhoon Hagibis fallout continues

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has called for “consistency” from World Rugby after Scotland have called for assurances that their crunch Pool A tie with Japan will go ahead.

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