#RWC2019 Quarter-finals: Match previews and team stats

The top eight teams in the world rankings will contest the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan this weekend. Here, we look at the head-to-head records, player and team stats, and the sides’ Rugby World Cup pedigree in four handy graphics....

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Ireland’s Shannon McCurley wins silver at European Track Championships

Photo: Drew Kaplan Ireland’s Shannon McCurley has won a silver medal in the scratch race on day 1 of the European Track Championships in the Netherlands. The 40-lap race was won by Emily Nelson of Great Britain in a sprint...

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Japan success set to rock world rugby order

By Simon Lewis Whether or not Japan, the Brave Blossoms, continue to defy the odds, in this Sunday’s World Cup...

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Magnetism of hosts leaves South Africa in the shade

By Brendan O’Brien Japan’s No. 8 Amanaki Mafi gets airborne during gym training in Tokyo yesterday. Picture: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images...

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La Liga seek to move El Clasico amid Catalonia protests

[timgcap=Police charge against demonstrators during clashes outside El Prat airport in Barcelona on Monday. Picture: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti]CataloniaProtestsOct2019Police_large.jpg[/timg] La Liga...

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Patrick Hoban targets 100 goals as he signs deal to stay at Dundalk until 2021

Patrick Hoban has committed his future to Dundalk. The striker has signed a new two-year deal with the League of...

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TJ Doheny says he is ready for rematch with Danny Roman

TJ Doheny says he’s ready for an IBF super-bantamweight championship rematch with Danny Roman. The Portlaoise southpaw took his professional...

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Rodrigo’s late blast fires Spain to finals

By James Whelan Spain needed an injury-time goal from Rodrigo to book their place at Euro 2020 with two matches...

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Ireland Under-21s suffer first Euro 2021 qualifying defeat in Iceland

By Press Association Republic of Ireland Under-21s suffered their first Euro 2021 qualifier defeat with a 1-0 loss to Iceland....

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Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier in doubt as pitch inspection set to take place

Pictures: Sportsfile The Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland is in doubt as a pitch inspection is due...

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Ireland one win away from sealing spot at Euro 2020 as Connolly set for first start

The Republic of Ireland can seal their place at Euro 2020 with a win tonight. Mick McCarthy’s side head into...

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Tributes pour in for retiring Waterford hurler Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh

Waterford legend Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. Walsh, who played 75 Championship matches since making...

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Ronaldo scores 700th career goal but cannot prevent Portugal defeat

By Press Association Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal as Portugal fell to a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine, who...

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DJ Carey confirmed as selector in Kilkenny set-up for Brian Cody’s 22nd year in charge

By Stephen Barry DJ Carey will join Brian Cody on the sidelines as the Kilkenny boss was ratified for his...

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Quarter-final preparation times a matter of horses for courses

By Simon Lewis Like it or not, last weekend’s typhoon-related cancellations in the final round of World Cup pool games...

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Bundee Aki’s World Cup is over after receiving three-week ban

Bundee Aki’s participation in the Rugby World Cup is over after receiving a three-week ban from World Rugby following his...

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Ireland fans set up Facebook page to help frantic ticket swaps

Beleaguered Irish fans in Japan have set up a Facebook page to facilitate a quarter-final ticket exchange with their Japanese...

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‘Ireland will need something special’ – New Zealand press reacts to Ireland quarter-final

New Zealand’s top rugby writers have had their say on the All Blacks’ quarter-final encounter with Ireland, and are not...

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WATCH: The best tries of the #RWC2019 pool stages

With the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup now complete, it seems like a good time to take a...

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Watch Douglas vs Nemo Rangers in Cork SFC semi-final 2019

Watch all the action as neighbours Nemo Rangers and Douglas battle for a place in the Cork SFC final in...

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