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England go with all three out-halves in starting line-up for Uruguay
# Dead Rubber
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# Dead Rubber

England go with all three out-halves in starting line-up for Uruguay

Oct 6th 2015, 12:35 PM 12,531 Views 15 Comments

And not a Sam Burgess in sight.

'Tough day, yeah': England's Mike Brown really, really didn't want to talk after that Wales defeat
# Swing Low ...
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# Swing Low ...

'Tough day, yeah': England's Mike Brown really, really didn't want to talk after that Wales defeat

Sep 28th 2015, 11:46 AM 13,716 Views 20 Comments

He’s just there so he won’t get fined.

Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare
# Pool D
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# Pool D

Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare

Sep 26th 2015, 4:23 PM 11,304 Views 31 Comments

Kieran Crowley’s side made this a thrilling encounter in Leeds.

Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip
# Superlatives
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# Superlatives

Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip

Sep 25th 2015, 8:11 AM 10,127 Views 17 Comments

Mike Ross will be suped up and ready to prove Heaslip wrong.

'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania
# Captain Fantastic
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# Captain Fantastic

'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

Sep 21st 2015, 8:20 AM 7,256 Views 7 Comments

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

TV, tunes and inventing the iPad: Keeping Irish minds as busy as bodies key to sharpness
# Happy Campers
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# Happy Campers

TV, tunes and inventing the iPad: Keeping Irish minds as busy as bodies key to sharpness

Sep 16th 2015, 5:15 PM 4,921 Views 5 Comments

Distractions from the day-to-day slog of training in camp is easier than it ever was, says Keith Wood.

Cian Healy is bringing some Conor McGregor spirit to Ireland's World Cup camp
# Here To Take Over
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# Here To Take Over

Cian Healy is bringing some Conor McGregor spirit to Ireland's World Cup camp

Sep 13th 2015, 7:25 PM 15,033 Views 24 Comments

The Notorious had 31 extra autographs to sign.

'The unbelievable was happening before my eyes': Doug Howlett's World Cup memories
# Unfulfilled
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# Unfulfilled

'The unbelievable was happening before my eyes': Doug Howlett's World Cup memories

Sep 12th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,240 Views 6 Comments

New Zealand’s record try-scorer doesn’t have a World Cup medal to his name, but he takes pride from just making it there.

As you were: South African court allows Springboks to go and compete in Rugby World Cup
# Transformation
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# Transformation

As you were: South African court allows Springboks to go and compete in Rugby World Cup

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:39 PM 9,296 Views 14 Comments

The judge in the Pretoria high court did criticise the pace of racial integration in the setup however.

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect
# BONG
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# BONG

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect

Sep 2nd 2015, 1:15 PM 11,321 Views 9 Comments

Also featuring what can only be a further sneak peak at George Hook’s erotic novel.

Ian Madigan has been practicing for scrum-half duties on his own all summer
# Dial 9
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# Dial 9

Ian Madigan has been practicing for scrum-half duties on his own all summer

Sep 1st 2015, 1:50 PM 10,480 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.

Darren Cave looks like the world's happiest centre in Ireland's squad mugshots
# Rwc Squads
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# Rwc Squads

Darren Cave looks like the world's happiest centre in Ireland's squad mugshots

Sep 1st 2015, 12:19 PM 14,476 Views 34 Comments

Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford
# Eye Of The Tadhg-er
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# Eye Of The Tadhg-er

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford

Sep 1st 2015, 10:18 AM 17,720 Views 7 Comments

Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.

6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad
# Opinion
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# Opinion

6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad

Aug 31st 2015, 9:43 PM 41,329 Views 63 Comments

Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.

Highlanders hero Tanaka one of two scrum-halves picked for Japan squad
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Highlanders hero Tanaka one of two scrum-halves picked for Japan squad

Aug 31st 2015, 9:15 PM 5,048 Views 6 Comments

Coach Eddie Jones has also defended the number of overseas-born players plying their trade for Japan.

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'
# Open Season
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# Open Season

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'

Aug 31st 2015, 3:35 PM 6,024 Views 10 Comments

There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.

Tadhg Furlong 'a very proud representative of New Ross' after Ireland debut
# Wexford Beef
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# Wexford Beef

Tadhg Furlong 'a very proud representative of New Ross' after Ireland debut

Aug 29th 2015, 9:01 PM 9,704 Views 5 Comments

Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians
# Water Park
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# Water Park

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians

Aug 29th 2015, 7:42 PM 7,848 Views 2 Comments

It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.

Ireland's World Cup pool rivals Italy hit for 6 by Scotland
# Pool D
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# Pool D

Ireland's World Cup pool rivals Italy hit for 6 by Scotland

Aug 29th 2015, 6:44 PM 6,517 Views 2 Comments

Only a defensive howler allowed the Azzurri on the scoreboard.

In pictures: Paul O'Connell waves goodbye after last home Test
# Leaving Lansdowne
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# Leaving Lansdowne

In pictures: Paul O'Connell waves goodbye after last home Test

Aug 29th 2015, 5:47 PM 7,911 Views 9 Comments

Thanks Paulie.

Here's how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

Here's how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales

Aug 29th 2015, 4:53 PM 15,883 Views 67 Comments

It was an intense and difficult day for Joe Schmidt’s men.

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As it happened: Ireland v Wales, summer international

The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil
# FIRST CLASS SECOND ROW
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# FIRST CLASS SECOND ROW

The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil

Aug 29th 2015, 12:07 PM 19,440 Views 38 Comments

Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.

'You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match': Ireland's short-term focus for continued progress
# Thanks Paulie
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# Thanks Paulie

'You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match': Ireland's short-term focus for continued progress

Aug 29th 2015, 12:05 AM 5,975 Views 1 Comment

Continued progress means continued success for Paul O’Connell as he waves farewell to Ireland.

'If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would' -- Paul O'Connell
# Constant Abuse
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# Constant Abuse

'If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would' -- Paul O'Connell

Aug 28th 2015, 4:45 PM 15,648 Views 14 Comments

Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.

O'Connell's greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory
# The Daddy
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# The Daddy

O'Connell's greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory

Aug 28th 2015, 3:21 PM 25,716 Views 39 Comments

The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.

In pics: Paul O'Connell goes through his paces before last home appearance for Ireland
# Thanks Paulie
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# Thanks Paulie

In pics: Paul O'Connell goes through his paces before last home appearance for Ireland

Aug 27th 2015, 4:27 PM 6,691 Views 7 Comments

Plus, there are the very welcome sights of Cian Healy and Marty Moore in full training.

The42 writers pick their 31-man Ireland Rugby World Cup squad
# Joe's Job
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# Joe's Job

The42 writers pick their 31-man Ireland Rugby World Cup squad

Aug 26th 2015, 8:38 PM 15,738 Views 58 Comments

Your move, Joe.

England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad -- reports
# England 2015
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# England 2015

England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad -- reports

Aug 26th 2015, 5:18 PM 6,823 Views 6 Comments

George Ford and Owen Farrell are Lancaster’s immovable 10s.

The breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm
# Nkotb
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# Nkotb

The breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm

Aug 26th 2015, 4:00 PM 13,579 Views 16 Comments

Here are the fresh faces you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of in September.

'We still don’t have a concrete 31': Ireland coaches sharpen axes for final RWC cut
# Boarding Cards
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# Boarding Cards

'We still don’t have a concrete 31': Ireland coaches sharpen axes for final RWC cut

Aug 25th 2015, 8:13 PM 12,163 Views 24 Comments

Joe Schmidt has a lot of difficult conversations ahead of him this weekend.

Paddy Jackson reveals all about his not-creepy-at-all night time antics
# Ghost Of Carton House
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# Ghost Of Carton House

Paddy Jackson reveals all about his not-creepy-at-all night time antics

Aug 25th 2015, 4:41 PM 11,713 Views 7 Comments

Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.

Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy
# Prop The Clock
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# Prop The Clock

Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy

Aug 25th 2015, 3:15 PM 10,340 Views 15 Comments

The prop showed some promising signs in today’s training session, according to Les Kiss.

Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup
# Le Cut
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# Le Cut

Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup

Aug 23rd 2015, 12:55 PM 11,141 Views 34 Comments

It’s all yours, Freddy.

Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping
# Dangerous Man
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# Dangerous Man

Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:06 AM 8,733 Views 16 Comments

The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.

Will Genia left 'a bit embarrassed' over RWC inclusion at White's expense
# Will There's A Way
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# Will There's A Way

Will Genia left 'a bit embarrassed' over RWC inclusion at White's expense

Aug 21st 2015, 3:38 PM 10,428 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Fiji have included Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo in their 31-man squad.

England's Mike Brown 'massively excited' for return after 5 months out with concussion
# Sweet Chariot
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# Sweet Chariot

England's Mike Brown 'massively excited' for return after 5 months out with concussion

Aug 19th 2015, 9:00 PM 7,110 Views 10 Comments

The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.

'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney
# EVER-IMPROVING
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# EVER-IMPROVING

'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney

Aug 19th 2015, 6:25 PM 6,169 Views 27 Comments

The fullback is adamant the world’s second-ranked side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

What's the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?
# Explainer
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# Explainer

What's the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?

Aug 8th 2015, 1:36 PM 102,736 Views 100 Comments

Here’s how you can get the big game on the big screen.

'Some guys won't make the plane, but you've got to die trying'
# Fergie Time
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# Fergie Time

'Some guys won't make the plane, but you've got to die trying'

Aug 7th 2015, 8:15 PM 10,006 Views 41 Comments

Fergus McFadden won’t be dragged out of his positive mental state by speculation about squad cuts.

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