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Boost for Wales as Biggar injury not serious - WRU

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Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar did not suffer a serious injury and has made "excellent progress" in his recovery from an ankle sprain that forced him to limp out of Sunday's Six Nations match against Ireland, the team said.

Rugby-Boost for Wales as Biggar injury not serious - WRU 1:54pm GMT

Feb 9 Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar did not suffer a serious injury and has made "excellent progress" in his recovery from an ankle sprain that forced him to limp out of Sunday's Six Nations match against Ireland, the team said.

Rugby-Pollard ruled out of Super Rugby season with knee injury 12:55pm GMT

PRETORIA, Feb 9 South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard will miss the Super Rugby season, the test series against Ireland and the Rugby Championship after rupturing knee ligaments in a freak training accident, the Bulls said on Tuesday.

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Ireland's O'Connell hangs up his boots for good 11:13am GMT

DUBLIN Paul O'Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champions Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Ireland's O'Connell hangs up his boots for good 11:11am GMT

DUBLIN, Feb 9 Paul O'Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champions Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday.

Rugby-Ireland's O'Connell hangs up his boots for good 10:25am GMT

DUBLIN, Feb 9 Paul O'Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champions Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday.

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Dissident Irish nationalists claim fatal Dublin shooting - BBC 08 Feb 2016

DUBLIN Irish nationalists opposed to Northern Ireland's peace process have told the BBC they were behind a fatal shooting last Friday at a Dublin hotel, saying it was retaliation for the killing of an ally in 2012.

Irish junior coalition party would more than treble bank levy 08 Feb 2016

DUBLIN Ireland's junior government party wants to more than treble a levy on the country's banks if it is re-elected this month, the Labour Party said on Monday, splitting from its senior partner which would maintain the current level.

Irish junior coalition party would more than treble bank levy 08 Feb 2016

DUBLIN, Feb 8 Ireland's junior government party wants to more than treble a levy on the country's banks if it is re-elected this month, the Labour Party said on Monday, splitting from its senior partner which would maintain the current level.

Rugby-Schmidt satisfied after "vulnerable" Ireland snatch draw 07 Feb 2016

DUBLIN, Feb 7 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was deflated after his side gave up a 13-point lead in Sunday's opening 16-16 Six Nations draw with Wales, but he thought his inexperienced team acquitted themselves well after a difficult week.

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Ten dead, more than 80 injured in Bavaria train crash

BAD AIBLING, Germany Ten people were killed and at least 81 injured on Tuesday when two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in remote countryside in southern Germany. | Video