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Ton-up O'Driscoll denies Wallabies in Dublinupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 15:40:00

Ireland snatched a 20-20 draw at home to Australia as captain Brian O'Driscoll celebrated his 100th rugby international appearance with the match-saving try in Dublin on Sunday.

Captain Smit defends Springboks behaviorupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:48:00

South African rugby captain John Smit has told CNN that he believes his side are not a dirty team, and there has been too much "whining" following last Saturday's controversial 28-25 second Test victory in Pretoria -- a result that secured the Test series ahead of this weekend's final match in Johannesburg.

Rugby gets dirtyupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:48:00

Tensions are running high between the British Lions and South Africa's Springboks. CNN's Robyn Curnow has more.

Springboks fail with Botha ban appealupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 08:07:00

South Africa lock Bakkies Botha will miss the final Test against the British and Irish Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday after failing in his appeal against a two-week ban.

Who are the British Lions?updated: Sat Jun 27 2009 09:47:00

Forget World Cups. For many rugby union players the ultimate accomplishment is being selected to appear for the famed British Lions on their overseas tours.

Who are the Lions?updated: Sat Jun 27 2009 09:47:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on the Lions tour of South Africa.

Rampant Lions fire rugby Test warningupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 16:31:00

The British and Irish Lions sent a firm message to hosts South Africa after running in 10 tries in a 74-10 demolition of the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.

Ireland's O'Connell to skipper British Lionsupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 11:20:00

Ireland's Paul O'Connell will captain the British Lions for their 10-match tour of South Africa starting at the end of May, coach Ian McGeechan announced on Tuesday.

O'Driscoll inspires close Irish victoryupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 15:03:00

Man of the match Brian O'Driscoll scored a drop goal and a try in the second half as Ireland kept their grand slam hopes alive with a scrappy 14-13 win over England in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Ireland keep their Six Nations hopes aliveupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 12:40:00

Ireland's bid for the Six Nations rugby title gathered further momentum with a scrappy 38-9 victory against Italy at the Stadio Flaminio, Rome on Sunday.

Ireland defeat France in Six Nations openerupdated: Sat Feb 07 2009 14:45:00

Ireland beat France 30-21 in an enthralling Six Nations rugby opener at Croke Park, Dublin, to underline their status as genuine title contenders.

O'Driscoll confirmed as Irish rugby captainupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 13:33:00

Center Brian O'Driscoll has been chosen by new Ireland coach Declan Kidney to captain the side in their November rugby Tests against Canada, New Zealand and Argentina.

England drop Wilkinson for Ireland clashupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 16:18:00

Rugby superstar Jonny Wilkinson has been dropped by England for their final Six Nations match of the season against Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.

France rugby coach goes for experienceupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 17:49:00

France have made six changes for the Six Nations Championship decider against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Scots skipper misses Six Nations clashupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 12:29:00

Scotland were dealt a blow ahead of their Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at Dublin's Croke Park when skipper Jason White was ruled out with concussion.

Ireland rugby coach limits changesupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 08:39:00

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan remained loyal to his World Cup flops on Tuesday when he named his team for the Six Nations opener against Italy at Croke Park on Saturday.

Argentina send Irish home with winupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 16:19:00

Argentina continued their outstanding World Cup form with an emphatic 30-15 victory over Ireland at the Parc des Princes on Sunday which sealed top spot in Pool D.

O'Driscoll ready for Georgia matchupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 16:34:00

Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll is available for Saturday's rugby World Cup clash with Georgia in Bordeaux.

Montgomery inspires South Africansupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 16:32:00

Veteran South Africa fullback Percy Montgomery inspired his side to a 59-7 victory over Samoa in their rugby World Cup Pool A clash at the Parc des Princes -- scoring 29 points.

Wilkinson to miss World Cup openerupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:10:00

Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson will miss England's opening World Cup match against the United States on Saturday after twisting an ankle in training.

Sorry Tewhata given temporary banupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 21:53:00

Bayonne second row Mikaera Tewhata, who has offered his apologies to Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll after injuring him with a punch during a Cup warm-up match, has been temporarily suspended by the French federation (FFR)

O'Driscoll out of Irish Cup openerupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 00:23:00

Captain Brian O'Driscoll will miss Ireland's opening match of the World Cup next month after suffering a fractured sinus during a warm-up match in France, the Irish Rugby Union said on Friday.

Reddan called-up to Ireland benchupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 11:24:00

Ireland have made one change on the bench for Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield from the team that beat England 43-13.

O'Driscoll is back to lead Irelandupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 09:00:00

Brian O'Driscoll will return as Ireland captain for this Saturday's Six Nations rugby union international against England at Croke Park, Dublin.

Right-wing Horgan back for Irelandupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 11:22:00

Shane Horgan will return at right wing for Ireland, replacing Andrew Trimble, to start Sunday's Six Nations rugby match against France at Croke Park.

France reshuffle for Dublin matchupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 09:45:00

France coach Bernard Laporte has made five changes to the starting XV who beat Italy 39-3 last weekend for Sunday's historic Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin.

Struggling Springboks ring changesupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 12:08:00

Springbok coach Jake White has opted for the physical presence of Butch James at flyhalf as he announced a team with 11 changes -- five positional -- for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.

Ferris earns Ireland squad call-upupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 14:53:00

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has called up Ulster's Stephen Ferris for the first time and named three other uncapped players in a 32-man squad to face South Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Wallabies likely to target O'Garaupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 09:46:00

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan said Australia may pinpoint fly-half Ronan O'Gara as a weak point in his side's defense when the two sides meet in a one-off test in Perth on Saturday.

All Blacks ring changes for Test updated: Tue Jun 13 2006 07:34:00

New Zealand made three changes to the team that beat Ireland 34-23 in Hamilton last weekend for the second Test in Auckland on Saturday.

Flavell try steers All Blacks homeupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 08:19:00

Replacement lock Troy Flavell capitalised on an error to score a 73rd minute try to help New Zealand to an unconvincing 34-23 victory over Ireland.

Leamy cited over alleged stampingupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 08:35:00

Ireland number eight Denis Leamy has been cited following an alleged stamping incident in the Six Nations against Italy, tournament organisers said on Monday.

Lions hooker axed from Irish squadupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 06:09:00

Lions hooker Shane Byrne was left out of Ireland's squad on Wednesday for the Six Nations opener against Italy on February 4.

Wales include new quartet in squadupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 09:04:00

Wales coach Mike Ruddock has called up four new faces in the squad which the injury-stricken Six Nations Grand Slam champions hope will defend their title this season.

O'Driscoll opts to stay in Irelandupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 08:15:00

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has pulled out of a possible move to French champions Biarritz to sign a new contract with the Irish rugby union and his current team Leinster.

Byrne earns a place in Wales squadupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 07:37:00

Llanelli Scarlets full-back Lee Byrne is the only uncapped player named in Wales' injury-hit squad for the November Test series against New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Fiji.

Irish to play tests in New Zealandupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 17:46:00

Ireland will play two tests in New Zealand and one in Australia next June, the Irish Rugby Union have said.

Two-month ban ends Grewcock's tourupdated: Sun Jun 26 2005 08:20:00

British and Irish Lions lock Danny Grewcock has been banned for two months after being found guilty of biting All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu in Saturday's first test defeat.

Row erupts over O'Driscoll tackleupdated: Sat Jun 25 2005 10:46:00

Lions coach Clive Woodward has turned his fire on All Blacks captain Tana Umaga and hooker Keven Mealamu for the 'horrendous' tackle that has put out his captain Brian O'Driscoll out of the tour.

O'Driscoll blow as All Blacks winupdated: Sat Jun 25 2005 04:21:00

The British and Irish Lions lost captain Brian O'Driscoll to injury in the opening minutes before crashing to a 21-3 defeat to the New Zealand All Blacks in the first Test.

Lions defeated by rampant NZ Maoriupdated: Sat Jun 11 2005 08:32:00

The British and Irish Lions were beaten for the first time by a New Zealand Maori team on Saturday with coach Clive Woodward conceding it was a 'make or break defeat' for the tourists in Hamilton on Saturday.

Lions opt for power against Maoriupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 03:47:00

British and Irish Lions coach Clive Woodward has opted for a heavyweight pack for their heavyweight clash with the New Zealand Maori in Hamilton.

Wilkinson ready to roar with Lionsupdated: Sun May 08 2005 16:08:00

England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson has been added to the British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand after proving his fitness to head coach Clive Woodward.

France shatter Ireland Slam dreamsupdated: Sat Mar 12 2005 10:20:00

France derailed Ireland's dream of a first grand slam in 57 years and kept their own hopes of retaining their Six Nations title alive with a breathless 26-19 win at Lansdowne Road.

Maggs back in one change for Irishupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 08:28:00

Kevin Maggs was recalled to Ireland's midfield on Tuesday ahead of Saturday's critical Six Nations rugby union international against France at Lansdowne Road.

Irish Grand Slam hopes still aliveupdated: Sun Feb 27 2005 12:04:00

Ireland kept alive their hopes of a Six Nations Grand Slam with a battling 19-13 win over England at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.

O'Driscoll comes through unscathedupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 13:34:00

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has come through a tough training session with no ill effects on his damaged hamstring and has been pronounced fit to start their Six Nations clash with England on Sunday.

Wilkinson ruled out of Dublin gameupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 11:25:00

England will again miss Jonny Wilkinson for their next Six Nations tie in Ireland on February 27 as the flyhalf continues his recovery from a knee ligament strain.

Ireland rally to raise title hopesupdated: Sat Feb 12 2005 12:50:00

Ireland recovered from an early scare to beat Scotland 40-13 at Murrayfield and remain in the hunt for their first Six Nations title in 20 years.

Ireland miss D'Arcy and O'Driscollupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 08:07:00

Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland with a hamstring injury.

D'Arcy returns to starting line-upupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 09:39:00

Irish center Gordon D'Arcy returns to the starting line-up for the opening Six Nations match with Italy in Rome on Sunday.

Paulse to reach 50 cap milestone updated: Tue Nov 09 2004 09:45:00

Winger Breyton Paulse will win his 50th cap for South Africa as they continue their quest for a grand slam against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Wallace back in Ireland limelightupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 09:47:00

David Wallace, surprisingly left out of Ireland's World Cup squad, returned to the fold when he was named for the final Six Nations game against Scotland.

O'Driscoll banks win after sin binupdated: Sat Mar 20 2004 10:32:00

Skipper Brian O'Driscoll scored a try but was also sin-binned as Ireland beat Italy 19-3 in a windswept, error-strewn Six Nations encounter on Saturday.

Winger Murphy recalled by Irelandupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 09:14:00

Geordan Murphy was named in Ireland's lineup for their Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday for the first time since breaking his leg last September.

O'Driscoll is fit to captain Irishupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 11:15:00

Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll has recovered from a hamstring injury and will start against Wales in the Six Nations on Sunday.

O'Connell steps up to lead Irelandupdated: Tue Feb 10 2004 09:14:00

Munster's Paul O'Connell will captain Ireland against France in Saturday's Six Nations opener in Paris after Brian O'Driscoll was ruled out by a hamstring injury.

Injured Horan to miss Irish openerupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 10:03:00

Ireland have suffered another injury blow ahead of Saturday's opening Six Nations clash against France.

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