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Elstadt confirms Bok call-up talks IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Powerful but uncapped loose-forward Rynhardt Elstadt is in with a shout of featuring for the Springboks at the World Cup. Elstadt, who was one of the stars of Toulouse's successful Top 14 campaign, confirmed he had discussed a potential Springbok call-up.

41-year-old Buffon considers taking year off after rejecting PSG offer The veteran goalkeeper has revealed his reasons for turning down an ‘attractive offer’ of another 12 months in France.

U20: Preview of Knock-out Round 1 There are three categories of team involved in Monday's first round of knock-out matches - the four with a chance of being champions, the next four with only pride at stake, and the bottom four desperate to avoid relegation.

Fuglsang wins Criterium du Dauphine, solidifies status among Tour de France favourites A timely boost for the Dane ahead of next month’s showpiece in France.

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Ireland stunned by Korea in front of sold-out Banbridge crowd Gareth Grundie’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat in Sunday’s FIH Series final.

Sweden cruise past Thailand to make World Cup last 16 The Swedes moved top of Group F with a 5-1 win this afternoon.

Callanan's goal the difference but Tipp set for Limerick rematch in Munster final The Premier County made it four wins from four in their round-robin series with victory at Semple Stadium.

All the weekend's highlights WATCH the highlights from the weekend's Super Rugby Round 18 matches!

Clare hit back with Munster victory over Cork but exit 2019 All-Ireland hurling race Cusack Park in Ennis hosted today’s game.

LIVE: Galway v Roscommon, Connacht SFC Final Can Kevin Walsh’s charges complete a provincial back-to-back? We’ll be bringing you through all the action from Pearse Stadium.

Sarri returns to Italy as Chelsea boss takes over at Juventus The Italian spent just one season at Stamford Bridge.

Full Match - Chile vs Spain Chile and Spain continued their international rivalry on Saturday. In the sixth test match between the countries Los Leones were 29-22 winners. Prior matches date back to 1995. The first international between the teams was won by Chile 28-23. Los Cóndores also won the second fixture, doing so 20-18 in 1999.

Clare minors squeeze through to Munster final while Limerick progress after 15-point win The two sides will meet in the decider on 30 June.

Americas Rankings - June 16 2019 Following the competition of a busy weekend of international activity the Americas Rankings have been updated. Calculations for the June 16 2019 edition take into account the June Internationals on Saturday in South America. In Montevideo Uruguay humbled the Argentina XV.

'If you haven't seen women's rugby and you don't actually know about it, that is annoying' Zoe Harrison would love women's rugby to enjoy a much higher profile and a new RugbyPass documentary on Saracens is aiming to do just that.

Stormers and Sharks were just clueless SUPER RUGBY REACTION: The final-round clash between the Stormers and the Sharks was an awful game of rugby. The Sharks edged the Stormers 12-9 win at Newlands, which booked the Durbanites a quarterfinal against the Brumbies in Canberra next weekend.

Bulls believe they can win Super Rugby the hard way SUPER RUGBY REACTION: The Bulls believe that they can emulate the Crusaders and become only the second team to win a Super Rugby final on foreign turf if that scenario pans out for them. The three-time Super Rugby champions qualified for the Super Rugby quarterfinals courtesy of a 48-27 victory over the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.

LIVE: Tipperary v Limerick, Clare v Cork - Munster hurling match tracker We’re going minute-by-minute with all of today’s hurling action in Munster.

Pogba wants 'new challenge somewhere else' amid Man United exit talk Speaking in Tokyo, Paul Pogba has admitted he may be ready to leave the club after joining in 2016.

Namibian winger suffers rib-breaking collision then gets sent off Namibia winger Dumarcho Hartung received a yellow card as he was stretchered off the pitch during Saturday's Nations Cup game against Russia. Hartung collided with Russian winger Vladislav Sozonov in the air as they competed for a cross field kick and Sozonov's knee hit Hartung in the ribs which required medical attention.

Schools Results - 15 June 2019 The K-Day derby in Grahamstown was a thriller - a match of 41 points with a one-point winner. St Andrew's went the short distance along to Kingswood and won. The match is always tense and exciting, but this year the occasion and the score made it. After all, it was part of Kingswood's 125th birthday celebrations, and the final score was 21-20.

Injuries, lack of goals, loss of form - where did it go wrong for the Galway hurlers? 21 months after their All-Ireland triumph, Galway’s season is over in mid-June.

'I take my hat off to those young lads' - Dane Coles "I take my hat off to those young lads, they got thrown in the deep end and they showed a lot of heart and a lot of ticker and I think that will put them in good stead," he told Stuff following the impressive victory. "It's a hell of a comeback. It was a short week, we didn't get back till Wednesday.

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