Pride jersey sparks player boycott in Australia

Seven players from Australian rugby league side Manly Sea Eagles will not play this week after refusing to wear the club’s one-off Pride jersey due to “cultural and religious” beliefs, the club’s coach revealed Tuesday. The Sydney-based Sea Eagles will don the rainbow-themed uniforms for a crucial match against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday, a move unveiled earlier this week to promote inclusivity and respect.

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Sensational Ireland stun All Blacks to win series

Ireland held off a ferocious All Blacks fightback to claim a sensational, unprecedented 2-1 series win in New Zealand. A week on from their first victory over the All Blacks on Kiwi soil, Ireland produced a near-faultless first half to open up a 19-point lead in Wellington.

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Ireland make history with victory over All Blacks to level series

Ireland recorded their first ever victory over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil with an accomplished performance in Dunedin. Two tries from Andrew Porter and 13 points from the boot of Johnny Sexton secured the victory that ties up the series ahead of a decider in Wellington next Saturday.

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New Zealand blast past Ireland in series opener

New Zealand emphatically preserved their remarkable 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park with a six-try win over Ireland to take a 1-0 series lead. The All Blacks scored four tries in 17 first-half minutes in response to Keith Earls’ score to extend their winning run at the Auckland venue to 47 Tests.

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