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#RWC2011

Rugby HQ's top five 'fans gone wild' features the Irish at RWC2011
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Rugby HQ's top five 'fans gone wild' features the Irish at RWC2011

Jun 12th 2014, 3:19 PM 6,782 Views 3 Comments

Togas, polar bear suits, Borat mankinis and falling over; the Irish fans delivered in New Zealand.

New Zealand bouncer convicted of stealing THAT Mike Tindall video
# CCTV
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# CCTV

New Zealand bouncer convicted of stealing THAT Mike Tindall video

Apr 18th 2013, 10:29 AM 2,650 Views 1 Comment

The England skipper — who is married to Zara Philips — made headlines at the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

All Black legend Jock Hobbs dies
# RIP
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# RIP

All Black legend Jock Hobbs dies

Mar 13th 2012, 10:52 AM 421 Views 0 Comments

Player-turned-administrator played major part in bringing the World Cup to New Zealand before he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Back in harness: David Wallace returns to Munster squad
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Back in harness: David Wallace returns to Munster squad

Mar 7th 2012, 4:08 PM 449 Views 1 Comment

Irish international is on the brink of a long-awaited comeback from injury as Munster prepare to face Aironi.

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury
# Moody Blues
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# Moody Blues

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury

Mar 6th 2012, 12:15 PM 210 Views 0 Comments

The 33-year-old stepped down from Test rugby last October after captaining England at the World Cup in New Zealand.

Open thread: how do you expect Ireland to do against Wales today?
# Six Nations 2012
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# Six Nations 2012

Open thread: how do you expect Ireland to do against Wales today?

Feb 5th 2012, 8:01 AM 3,267 Views 38 Comments

The time for talk from experts, pundits and players talk is almost over. What do you think will happen today in Ballsbridge?

No s**t: Woodward says he would have handled England WC campaign differently
# Shambles
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# Shambles

No s**t: Woodward says he would have handled England WC campaign differently

Jan 8th 2012, 12:46 PM 379 Views 0 Comments

Clive Woodward has sympathised with Martin Johnson but says the recently deposed coach got things wrong both on and off the pitch.

The sporting year in review: October
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

The sporting year in review: October

Dec 30th 2011, 6:00 PM 520 Views 0 Comments

The Rugby World Cup came to a close, Ireland qualified for the Euro 2012 playoffs and the GAA All Stars were announced. How was it for you?

Back to the future 2: our writers look forward to 2012... and reflect on the year just past
# Time Out
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# Time Out

Back to the future 2: our writers look forward to 2012... and reflect on the year just past

Dec 27th 2011, 9:54 AM 1,391 Views 0 Comments

Sean O’Brien facts, Trap’s cat is in the sack and Jo Canning bringing sexy back. Join us by the fore for a chat.

Back to the future: our writers reflect on the year just past... and look forward to 2012
# Final Whistle
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# Final Whistle

Back to the future: our writers reflect on the year just past... and look forward to 2012

Dec 26th 2011, 8:28 AM 951 Views 1 Comment

So how was it for you? Join our writers for a moment of quiet reflection – and an auto-tuned Trap.

The Score.ie's sporting Advent calendar: day 25
# Christmas
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# Christmas

The Score.ie's sporting Advent calendar: day 25

Dec 25th 2011, 11:50 AM 207 Views 0 Comments

It’s finally here! To celebrate, here’s two men in pyjamas preparing their breakfast to music – just like you.

Gallery: here’s 83 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 12 months
# Developing Story
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# Developing Story

Gallery: here’s 83 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 12 months

Dec 25th 2011, 9:21 AM 7,993 Views 8 Comments

It was quite a year – this is how 2011 looked through your favourite sports photographers’ lenses.

Unnamed player fails Rugby World Cup drugs test
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Unnamed player fails Rugby World Cup drugs test

Dec 9th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,004 Views 0 Comments

The IRB has confirmed that the unnamed individual played for one of the sides that failed to make it past the group stages of the tournament.

Leaks are 'not a true reflection of the squad,' insists Johnson
# Anger Management
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# Anger Management

Leaks are 'not a true reflection of the squad,' insists Johnson

Nov 25th 2011, 3:46 PM 180 Views 0 Comments

Johnson has echoed claims made by Rob Andrew that the information in the controversial documents was exaggerated.

Rumours of our dwarf-throwing are greatly exaggerated, claims O’Brien
# Denial
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# Denial

Rumours of our dwarf-throwing are greatly exaggerated, claims O’Brien

Nov 25th 2011, 12:41 PM 4,873 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland player rejected English allegations that they behaved poorly at the World Cup, when talking to reporters yesterday.

England trio refused RFU advice to pay off Dunedin hotel maid
# Twickileaks
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# Twickileaks

England trio refused RFU advice to pay off Dunedin hotel maid

Nov 25th 2011, 11:41 AM 718 Views 0 Comments

James Haskell, Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley were allegedly advised to pay Annabel Newton NZ$30,000 in “hush money”.

RFU director Rob Andrew vows not to resign
# Going Nowhere
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# Going Nowhere

RFU director Rob Andrew vows not to resign

Nov 24th 2011, 3:28 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

The official says English rugby has hit “rock bottom” following the embarrassing leak of documents relating to their World Cup failure.

One more question ma'am: RFU hire former detective to investigate leaks
# Whodunnit?
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# Whodunnit?

One more question ma'am: RFU hire former detective to investigate leaks

Nov 24th 2011, 11:11 AM 259 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, an unnamed England coach has suggested the information in the leaks was exaggerated.

Disappointed Moody will 'learn to live with criticism'
# Saving Face
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# Saving Face

Disappointed Moody will 'learn to live with criticism'

Nov 23rd 2011, 2:53 PM 331 Views 0 Comments

The star has responded to the damning evaluation he received in the controversial leaked documents relating to England’s failed World Cup bid.

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews
# Disgrace
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# Disgrace

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews

Nov 23rd 2011, 11:02 AM 1,273 Views 0 Comments

Leaked documents accuse one senior player of responding to defeat against France by saying ‘There’s £35k just gone down the toilet.’

Samoan rugby coach fined 100 pigs for World Cup failure
# Crime And Punishment
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# Crime And Punishment

Samoan rugby coach fined 100 pigs for World Cup failure

Nov 22nd 2011, 4:30 PM 688 Views 0 Comments

Tuala Matthew Vaea, who has since been relieved of his position, was accused of not earning the respect of his players.

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go
# Such Sweet Sorrow
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# Such Sweet Sorrow

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go

Nov 16th 2011, 5:43 PM 367 Views 2 Comments

Johnson denies that decision to resign was a “knee-jerk” response to England’s Rugby World Cup disappointment.

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest
# On The Road (again)
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# On The Road (again)

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest

Nov 16th 2011, 4:28 PM 485 Views 1 Comment

Eddie O’Sullivan confirmed today that he is stepping down as head coach of the US Eagles rugby team.

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss
# Bye Bye
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# Bye Bye

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss

Nov 16th 2011, 11:24 AM 365 Views 5 Comments

Martin Johnson will confirm his resignation as England manager later this morning, according to reports.

An RFU free bar kick-started England's infamous 'dwarfgate' night out
# Freebie
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# Freebie

An RFU free bar kick-started England's infamous 'dwarfgate' night out

Nov 15th 2011, 3:07 PM 554 Views 0 Comments

Reports suggest that the RFU funded the English rugby team’s drinking before their ill-advised night out in Queenstown’s Altitude Bar.

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans
# Bye Bye
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# Bye Bye

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans

Nov 11th 2011, 12:05 PM 353 Views 0 Comments

Chris Ashton and James Haskell were also landed with suspended fines for their inappropriate behaviour in New Zealand.

You again? Ireland confirm New Zealand tour dates
# Back In Black
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# Back In Black

You again? Ireland confirm New Zealand tour dates

Nov 8th 2011, 6:25 PM 576 Views 0 Comments

Ireland will face the newly-crowned world champions at the stadium the All Blacks won the title, Eden Park in the first Test.

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby
# Opinion
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# Opinion

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby

Nov 7th 2011, 8:11 PM 1,321 Views 16 Comments

Ireland and Leinster may be down a match-winning talisman, but the temporary loss of Brian O’Driscoll may prove the opportunity Ireland didn’t know it was waiting for.

What a load of balls! Wilkinson lashes out at World Cup organisers
# Get Over It
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# Get Over It

What a load of balls! Wilkinson lashes out at World Cup organisers

Nov 7th 2011, 12:47 PM 893 Views 1 Comment

The England star has a few choice words for the tournament chiefs in his forthcoming autobiography.

A Welshman thinks that Alain Rolland was right to send Sam Warburton off
# Right Call
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# Right Call

A Welshman thinks that Alain Rolland was right to send Sam Warburton off

Nov 4th 2011, 10:53 AM 377 Views 1 Comment

And that Welshman’s name is Sam Warburton.

Going nowhere: Johnson set to remain as England manager
# Safe
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# Safe

Going nowhere: Johnson set to remain as England manager

Nov 1st 2011, 11:50 AM 140 Views 0 Comments

The ex-World Cup-winning captain looks likely to stay on as coach, but he will be forced to change the majority of his backroom staff.

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach
# Time To Say Goodbye
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# Time To Say Goodbye

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach

Nov 1st 2011, 10:37 AM 107 Views 0 Comments

Victory over France was Graham Henry’s last game as New Zealand coach, the 65-year-old confirmed this morning.

Harinordoquy: 'I felt [Lièvremont] was lost'
# Obvious
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# Obvious

Harinordoquy: 'I felt [Lièvremont] was lost'

Oct 31st 2011, 6:10 PM 513 Views 0 Comments

The back row dynamo has come out swinging against France’s maverick coach in his first major interview since the Rugby World Cup.

Regretful Moody would have stopped English players from having any fun
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# RWC2011

Regretful Moody would have stopped English players from having any fun

Oct 30th 2011, 2:21 PM 453 Views 0 Comments

Lewis Moody says he’d have prohibited England’s players from going out drinking if he had his time back.

The war at home… here’s what you might have missed in domestic rugby recently
# Back To Business
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# Back To Business

The war at home… here’s what you might have missed in domestic rugby recently

Oct 28th 2011, 9:54 AM 495 Views 1 Comment

It’s time to move on. The World Cup is but a memory – but away from the international stage, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained.

Graham Henry says he would talk to the RFU about 'development' role
# Gizza Job
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# Gizza Job

Graham Henry says he would talk to the RFU about 'development' role

Oct 27th 2011, 2:18 PM 200 Views 0 Comments

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has only been unemployed since the weekend but he is already plotting a return to the world of rugby.

Samoan captain accuses team management of drunken buffoonery
# Telling Tales
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# Telling Tales

Samoan captain accuses team management of drunken buffoonery

Oct 26th 2011, 12:35 PM 503 Views 0 Comments

The team’s executive, meanwhile, does its best Withnail impression while refusing to admit it has a problem.

Here's one more Sean O'Brien fact: he carried Jimmy Bullard around Ibiza
# Ibeefah!
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# Ibeefah!

Here's one more Sean O'Brien fact: he carried Jimmy Bullard around Ibiza

Oct 25th 2011, 9:53 PM 2,709 Views 0 Comments

An unlikelier pair we’ve never met: the Tullow Tank and English football’s jester on a Mediterranean boat cruise.

Wales drop two places in latest rugby world ranking
# Injustice
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# Injustice

Wales drop two places in latest rugby world ranking

Oct 25th 2011, 3:08 PM 429 Views 6 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side were one of the highlights of the World Cup, but the most recent ranking sees them drop below both Ireland and Argentina.

Poll: What's your favourite memory of the 2011 Rugby World Cup?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: What's your favourite memory of the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

Oct 25th 2011, 2:24 PM 1,127 Views 10 Comments

In what has generally been regarded as an excellent tournament, we recall some of the moments that defined the event. What’s been your highlight?

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