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#Rugby World Cup

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December
# Hierarchy
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# Hierarchy

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December

Oct 2nd 2020, 4:55 PM 14,630 Views 14 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be part of Band 2 for the draw.

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother
# JAPAN 2019
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# JAPAN 2019

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother

Aug 8th 2020, 11:59 AM 13,246 Views 1 Comment

Billy Vunipola admitted he ‘affected the chemistry’ of the England team during their run to the final in Japan.

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board
# Down Under
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# Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Jun 16th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,496 Views 7 Comments

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga
# Fall-out
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# Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Feb 26th 2020, 10:56 AM 8,130 Views 31 Comments

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand
# Black Ferns
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# Black Ferns

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand

Feb 4th 2020, 10:01 AM 2,416 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are still hoping to qualify for the tournament.

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base
# Move On
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# Move On

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base

Jan 30th 2020, 5:19 PM 7,397 Views 3 Comments

Ireland get their first chance to right a few World Cup wrongs this weekend.

Room for just one Kiwi as 'Boks and England dominate international Rugby Team of the Year
# First XV
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# First XV

Room for just one Kiwi as 'Boks and England dominate international Rugby Team of the Year

Dec 26th 2019, 11:00 AM 28,029 Views 24 Comments

No Irish players made the cut this time around, but there was still a lot to love about rugby in 2019.

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade
# Gratitude
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# Gratitude

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade

Dec 11th 2019, 11:00 PM 8,544 Views 8 Comments

The hosts reached the quarter finals for the first time at this year’s World Cup.

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy
# Time To Go
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# Time To Go

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

Nov 16th 2019, 7:51 PM 23,529 Views 45 Comments

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
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# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,619 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home
# Victory Parade
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# Victory Parade

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home

Nov 10th 2019, 1:32 PM 8,727 Views 1 Comment

Siya Kolisi returned to his South African roots today in a Port Elizabeth township.

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month
# ORDINARY JOE
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# ORDINARY JOE

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month

Nov 6th 2019, 11:42 AM 28,502 Views 148 Comments

The former Ireland boss wrote the book himself, the publishers say.

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:05 AM 21,573 Views 29 Comments

England are taking on South Africa in the final this morning.

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England
# J Lowe
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# J Lowe

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England

Oct 30th 2019, 9:44 AM 11,931 Views 27 Comments

The Leinster wing was disappointed to read about the All Blacks’ struggle against England.

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa
# Out Of Action
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# Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,357 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks
# Popular
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# Popular

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

Oct 21st 2019, 6:43 PM 18,127 Views 28 Comments

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal
# Lock Out
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# Lock Out

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

Updated Oct 21st 2019, 6:39 PM 22,127 Views 22 Comments

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle
# Rugby Weekly
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# Rugby Weekly

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Oct 21st 2019, 3:03 PM 8,980 Views 31 Comments

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales
# Last Four
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# Last Four

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Oct 20th 2019, 10:18 AM 17,263 Views 39 Comments

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes
# Dismantled
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# Dismantled

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes

Oct 19th 2019, 3:05 PM 9,021 Views 35 Comments

Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final
# Powerful
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# Powerful

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final

Oct 19th 2019, 10:06 AM 11,816 Views 15 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 19th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,346 Views 11 Comments

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England
# Teenage Kicks
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# Teenage Kicks

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Oct 17th 2019, 2:23 PM 9,297 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident
# Incident
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# Incident

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Oct 17th 2019, 7:24 AM 20,572 Views 14 Comments

Damage was allegedly caused to a nightclub in Kumamoto.

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey
# Volkswagen
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# Volkswagen

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Oct 15th 2019, 4:32 PM 3,204 Views 107 Comments

Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home
# Doubting Thomas
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# Doubting Thomas

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

Oct 13th 2019, 1:53 PM 30,198 Views 5 Comments

Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga
# Pool C
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# Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

Oct 13th 2019, 9:08 AM 13,004 Views 2 Comments

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead
# Typhoon Hagibis
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# Typhoon Hagibis

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead

Oct 12th 2019, 11:07 PM 18,467 Views 26 Comments

World Rugby has yet to make an announcement on Scotland’s clash with Japan.

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan
# Scot's Clan
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# Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

Oct 11th 2019, 10:24 AM 11,799 Views 6 Comments

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

Oct 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,112 Views 25 Comments

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Oct 10th 2019, 7:44 PM 52,826 Views 46 Comments

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji
# Red Alert
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# Red Alert

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

Oct 9th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,640 Views 20 Comments

A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends
# Competition
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# Competition

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends

Oct 9th 2019, 9:39 AM 5,909 Views 2 Comments

With thanks to Volkswagen, we will feed one lucky group of Ireland fans ahead of this Saturday’s Pool A clash against Samoa.

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 9th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Oct 8th 2019, 2:43 PM 4,704 Views 1 Comment

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
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# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,559 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row
# Dispute
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# Dispute

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

Oct 6th 2019, 8:09 PM 61,489 Views 25 Comments

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 5th 2019, 8:09 AM

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

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