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# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

From The42 Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England Black Magic

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England

Loosehead Toka Natua scored a hat-trick as New Zealand battled from 17 – 5 down to put 41 points on England.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final

The Grand Slam winner ensures there will be an Irish voice on the field in the deciding match of the WRWC.

# wrwc-2017 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future WRWC17

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future

‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.

# wrwc-2017 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From The42 'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly' Postmortem

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

From The42 Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final Untouchable

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final

New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.

From The42 Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom Down And Out

Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom

Australia ran riot at Kingspan Stadium as they scored five tries to inflict a second straight defeat on the hosts.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Tom Tierney’s side faced Australia at Kingspan Stadium for a shot at the fifth-place play-off.

From The42 'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger' WRWC 17

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'

Ireland face Australia on Tuesday for a shot at the fifth-placed play-off.

# wrwc-2017 - Monday 21 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia Team News

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia

Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.

# wrwc-2017 - Friday 18 August, 2017

From The42 France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut First XV

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From The42 Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French Opinion

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

From The42 Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan Reaction

Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan

Tom Tierney’s side face Australia in the play-offs, following a defeat to France in the Pool C decider tonight.

From The42 Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD Turn The Air Bleu

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

From The42 'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test Enforcer

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

From The42 Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot Late Late Show

Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot

The game finished 47-26 at Billings Park, with all eyes on this evening’s Pool C decider between Ireland and France.

From The42 New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis Blackout

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# wrwc-2017 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From The42 Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal Serious Business

Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal

Tomorrow’s pool decider against Canada will be much more of a test than their opening two clashes.

From The42 Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality Forte

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

# wrwc-2017 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From The42 'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland Hard Edge

'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland

The Kerry blindside has been a silver lining through victories with ample grey areas.

# wrwc-2017 - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The42 TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum Wrwc 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum

And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.

From The42 'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Poppin' This post contains videos

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action

There is pace and power all over the tournament, but the subtle touches are to be celebrated.

From The42 French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD Fanzone

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

From The42 'We need to play the game of our lives against the French' Defining

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'

Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.

# wrwc-2017 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup The Business End

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

From The42 Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan A Win Is A Win

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

From The42 Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan Opinion
From The42 As It Happened: Ireland v Japan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Bring It

As It Happened: Ireland v Japan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Ireland pulled off a huge comeback to make it two wins from two against Japan.

From The42 England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy More To Come

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

From The42 Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition No Mercy

Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition

The game finished 121-0 as the four-time champions march on, truly enjoying their World Cup experience.

From The42 'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away' WRWC17

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making One Box Ticked

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making

Tom Tierney has fully mapped out Ireland’s path to the World Cup final and his squad face their second game against Japan tomorrow.

# wrwc-2017 - Friday 11 August, 2017

From The42 'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us' Wrwc 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From The42 'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround Recovery

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

From The42 Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin Sumptuous Scores

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin

The USA’s Kris Thomas also made the list thanks to a powerful tackle-busting finish against Italy.

From The42 A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland WRWC17

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

From The42 Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland Finishers

Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland

Subs, replacements, finishers… call them what you want, Ireland used them to their full advantage against Australia.

From The42 Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool Douze Points! This post contains videos

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool

Romane Menager’s extremely early try and Caroline Ladagnous’ hat-trick ensured a comfortable start for Ireland’s rivals.

# wrwc-2017 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The42 'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney Wrwc 2017 This post contains videos

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

From The42 Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang Opinion

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

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