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Northern Ireland

RUGBY: Ulster welcome back interationals

Luke Marshall, Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell are due to come into the mix for Ulster’s trip to Italy on Saturday.

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New Zealand celebrate winning the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup

RUGBY: New Zealand lift World Cup after thrilling final win over England in Belfast

ENGLAND 32 NEW ZEALAND 41

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WATCH: Reaction from Ireland coach Tom Tierney after the World Cup defeat to Wales in Belfast.

Ireland suffered a disappointing 27-17 defeat to Wales to finish in eighth place at the Rugby Women’s World Cup.

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Ireland players dejected after Wales defeat

RUGBY: Disappointing finish for Ireland after loss to Wales in World Cup

IRELAND 17 WALES 27

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WATCH: Iain Henderson reflects on British Lions Tour and looks ahead to new Ulster and Ireland seasons

It was a busy summer for Iain Henderson, the Ulster and Ireland player having travelled on the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

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WATCH: Ireland reaction after losing to Australia at Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ireland coach Tom Tierney and number eight Paula Fitzpatrick share their views on a disappoint defeat to Australia.

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Ireland's Alison Miller scores their second try
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RUGBY:Australia avenge pool defeat to Ireland

IRELAND 24 AUSTRALIA 36

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WATCH: Reaction after Wasps defeat Ulster 26-15 in pre-season friendly

Ulster’s first hit-out of the season ended in a 26-15 reverse at Kingspan Stadium to English Premiership side Wasps.

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France's Gaelle Mignot and Annaelle Deshayes tackle Claire Molloy of Ireland

RUGBY: Ireland fail in bid to reach Women’s World Cup semi-final

The flair of the French was to deny Women’s World Cup hosts Ireland back-to-back semi-final appearances.

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Claire Molloy talks to her team in the huddle

WOMEN’S RUGBY: Ireland debut for Nicole Cronin ahead of Japan clash at World Cup

Nicole Cronin will make her Test debut as Ireland face Japan in the Women’s Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

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France's Safi N'Diaye is tackled by Saki Mimura of Japan

WOMEN’S RUGBY: Frnech turn on style against Japan at World Cup

FRANCE 72 JAPAN 14

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2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Dublinl and Belfast

WOMEN’S RUGBY: Ireland hold out to see off Australia in World Cup opening thriller

Ireland held out to take a crucial Group C victory over Australia as the Women’s Rugby World Cup got underway in Dublin on Wednesday night.

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Wales Sioned Harries is tackled by New Zealands Sarah Goss and Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali

WOMEN’S RUGBY: Wales steamrollered by New Zealand in World Cup opener

WALES 12 NEW ZEALAND 44

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Canada's Magali Harvey with Colleen Tjosvold of Hong Kong

WOMEN’S RUGBY: Canada just short of century in World Cup opener against Hong Kong

CANADA 98 HONG KONG 0

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USA's Kris Thomas and Maria Magatti of Italy

WOMEN’S RUGBY: World Cup opening win for USA against Italians

UNITED STATES 24 ITALY 12

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England's Kay Wilson scores a try despite the efforts of Spain's Maria Casado and Amaia Erbina

WOMEN’S RUGBY: England put down a marker with 10-try demolition of Spain in World Cup opener

ENGLAND 56 SPAIN 5

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Ireland Head Coach Tom Tierney and Ireland Captain Niamh Briggs

RUGBY: Ulster duo included in Ireland women’s World Cup squad

Ulster’s Ashleigh Baxter and Claire McLaughlin were named in the Ireland squad yesterday ahead of next month’s Women’s Rugby World Club which is being hosted by Ireland.

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Lions' Ken Owens speaks with referee Romain Poite

RUGBY: Reaction to the draw in Auckland after New Zealand and British & Irish Lions Test Series is shared

British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton was left speechless after a 15-15 draw with New Zealand in Auckland meant the Test series was tied.

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British & Irish Lions fans before the game

RUGBY: Fans from Banbridge in Auckland for final New Zealand v British Lions Test match

There may have been no Ulster players involved the final Test series between New Zealand and the British & Irish Lions, but fans from Northern Ireland still made themselves known.

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All Blacks' Samuel Whitelock and Jonathan Sexton of the Lions

RUGBY: New Zealand and British & Irish Lions series shared after draw in Auckland

NEW ZEALAND 15 BRITISH LIONS 15

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