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Ex-Springboks coach says he's the man to bring World Cup glory back to England
# No Pressure
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# No Pressure

Ex-Springboks coach says he's the man to bring World Cup glory back to England

Nov 13th 2015, 9:00 AM 5,922 Views 14 Comments

Jake White won the Webb Ellis trophy with South Africa in 2007.

Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here
# The Right Path
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# The Right Path

Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 26,115 Views 7 Comments

Somehow, despite his troubled teenage years, the South African broke free from the chains and lived out his dream.

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
# Out In The Open
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# Out In The Open

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'

Oct 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 27,332 Views 93 Comments

Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.

These Irish fans lost their tickets to the France match but a couple saved the day
# Heroes
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# Heroes

These Irish fans lost their tickets to the France match but a couple saved the day

Oct 13th 2015, 8:02 AM 9,741 Views 3 Comments

So sound.

These Irish rugby fans had an epic time on the streets of Cardiff last night
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# Rwc 15

These Irish rugby fans had an epic time on the streets of Cardiff last night

Oct 12th 2015, 8:14 AM 12,155 Views 4 Comments

“Olé Olé Olé.”

Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O'Connell and O'Mahony are forced off
# Huge Blow
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# Huge Blow

Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O'Connell and O'Mahony are forced off

Oct 11th 2015, 5:33 PM 12,752 Views 37 Comments

Joe Schmidt is without some key leaders for the second-half.

More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup
# Dropping Like Flies
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# Dropping Like Flies

More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup

Oct 11th 2015, 10:49 AM 6,230 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by Australia last night & will face South Africa in a quarter-final next weekend.

Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday
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# Les Bleus

Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday

Oct 9th 2015, 11:23 AM 8,393 Views 6 Comments

Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.

Relive the superb action from Wales' magnificent comeback win over England right here
# Highlights
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# Highlights

Relive the superb action from Wales' magnificent comeback win over England right here

Sep 27th 2015, 10:36 AM 5,551 Views 2 Comments

We’re still trying to catch our breaths after a magnificent clash.

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV
# Feelgood Factor
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# Feelgood Factor

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV

Sep 20th 2015, 12:24 PM 11,684 Views 10 Comments

Inevitably, everything went crazy when Karne Hesketh went over in the corner.

Massive blow for France as Yoann Huget is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup
# Feeling Blue
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# Feeling Blue

Massive blow for France as Yoann Huget is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup

Sep 20th 2015, 10:56 AM 10,775 Views 18 Comments

The winger suffered a cruciate ligament injury against Italy on Saturday.

'A rugby miracle' - Here are the highlights of Japan's historic triumph
# Video
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# Video

'A rugby miracle' - Here are the highlights of Japan's historic triumph

Sep 19th 2015, 8:54 PM 20,939 Views 19 Comments

There were emotional scenes as Karne Hesketh claimed a last-gasp try.

10 of the best pubs in Dublin to watch Ireland in the Rugby World Cup
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# RWC

10 of the best pubs in Dublin to watch Ireland in the Rugby World Cup

Sep 19th 2015, 1:14 PM 12,282 Views 2 Comments

GO TEAM.

Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game
# Demented Mole
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# Demented Mole

Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game

Sep 10th 2015, 12:58 PM 12,956 Views 25 Comments

Because everyone needs to play video games in work.

PSA's France finish World Cup warm-ups with win over spirited Scotland
# Red Letter Day
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# Red Letter Day

PSA's France finish World Cup warm-ups with win over spirited Scotland

Sep 6th 2015, 11:52 AM 4,865 Views 2 Comments

But there was a blow for les Bleus with Wesley Fofana and Pascal Pape both limping off injured.

Michael Cheika's half-time blast pushes struggling Wallabies to warm-up win over USA
# Strong Words
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# Strong Words

Michael Cheika's half-time blast pushes struggling Wallabies to warm-up win over USA

Sep 6th 2015, 9:55 AM 6,311 Views 3 Comments

Australia struggled in the opening period and only led 14-10 at the break.

Schmidt confirms 31-man Ireland squad with Cave and Furlong in
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Schmidt confirms 31-man Ireland squad with Cave and Furlong in

Sep 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 30,117 Views 85 Comments

Andrew Trimble is the big name to miss out after a tough selection process.

Wales have revealed their World Cup squad and there's a couple of surprises
# The Final Cut
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# The Final Cut

Wales have revealed their World Cup squad and there's a couple of surprises

Aug 31st 2015, 12:38 PM 16,488 Views 9 Comments

Only two hookers and five locks?

Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales
# Standouts
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# Standouts

Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales

Aug 29th 2015, 5:15 PM 12,856 Views 23 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.

'Some of the players who play with their province are likely to be in the 31'
# Released
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# Released

'Some of the players who play with their province are likely to be in the 31'

Aug 27th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,655 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt says players who have returned to Ulster and Leinster are very much in the World Cup mix.

Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week
# Gospel
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# Gospel

Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week

Aug 27th 2015, 5:05 PM 6,313 Views 5 Comments

The loosehead prop is back in full training.

Murphy has Schmidt's trust as he reads Ireland's game better than ever
# Jordi
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# Jordi

Murphy has Schmidt's trust as he reads Ireland's game better than ever

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 9,145 Views 11 Comments

The versatile 24-year-old has grown into an important squad member under the Kiwi.

Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on 'Le Crunch' part deux tomorrow
# Les Bleus
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# Les Bleus

Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on 'Le Crunch' part deux tomorrow

Aug 21st 2015, 2:31 PM 7,957 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s clash with France looks like being key to Pool D at the World Cup.

Toner taking care of Ireland's basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock
# Engine Room
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# Engine Room

Toner taking care of Ireland's basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock

Aug 20th 2015, 9:59 AM 6,726 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.

'Have we hit our best? I don’t think we have' - Ireland's Sexton looks for more
# Growth Mindset
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# Growth Mindset

'Have we hit our best? I don’t think we have' - Ireland's Sexton looks for more

Aug 20th 2015, 6:00 AM 10,779 Views 7 Comments

The out-half wants his team to continue the attacking verve they showed in the Six Nations win over Scotland.

Teams who breach RWC concussion protocols 'unlikely' to be disqualified
# Concussion
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# Concussion

Teams who breach RWC concussion protocols 'unlikely' to be disqualified

Aug 19th 2015, 7:01 PM 4,686 Views 4 Comments

But World Rugby have sanctions they’ll use on teams who rush players back, he says.

SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'
# Mindset
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# Mindset

SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'

Aug 19th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,206 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.

Analysis: Schmidt keeps big ideas under wraps ahead of World Cup
# Game Plan
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# Game Plan

Analysis: Schmidt keeps big ideas under wraps ahead of World Cup

Aug 17th 2015, 2:01 PM 23,000 Views 16 Comments

Ireland showed some nice shape in attack against Scotland on Saturday.

Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad?
# You're The Boss
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# You're The Boss

Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad?

Aug 17th 2015, 12:00 PM 21,486 Views 72 Comments

Joe Schmidt has watched his men beat Wales and Scotland in the past fortnight.

Here's the Argentina squad Ireland could face in the World Cup quarters
# Collision Course
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# Collision Course

Here's the Argentina squad Ireland could face in the World Cup quarters

Aug 16th 2015, 3:43 PM 6,119 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men may well face the Pumas in the quarter-finals.

'You feel like a bit of a kid when you've got Paul O'Connell next to you!'
# Wise Head
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# Wise Head

'You feel like a bit of a kid when you've got Paul O'Connell next to you!'

Aug 16th 2015, 12:11 PM 8,379 Views 12 Comments

Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.

'He gave the players around him a real confidence' - Schmidt on Zebo
# Zeebs
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# Zeebs

'He gave the players around him a real confidence' - Schmidt on Zebo

Aug 15th 2015, 8:33 PM 13,214 Views 43 Comments

The Ireland head coach was similarly pleased with Ian Madigan’s display at out-half.

TV3 remind us of our World Cup heartbreak... and why we can't wait for another shot
# TV3
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# TV3

TV3 remind us of our World Cup heartbreak... and why we can't wait for another shot

Aug 15th 2015, 7:34 PM 9,165 Views 13 Comments

‘Sometimes it doesn’t click and they’re the most soul-destroying days of the lot.’

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup warm-up From The42
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As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

IRFU hedging their bets on potential World Cup win bonuses
# Incentive
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# Incentive

IRFU hedging their bets on potential World Cup win bonuses

Aug 15th 2015, 7:00 AM 9,134 Views 4 Comments

‘The further you’re to travel in the tournament, the greater the proportion.’

Ireland look to Zebo's 'X-factor' at fullback as Cotter's Scots visit Dublin From The42

Ireland look to Zebo's 'X-factor' at fullback as Cotter's Scots visit Dublin

Aug 15th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,786 Views 29 Comments

Opportunity knocks for Ian Madigan at out-half, while Gordon D’Arcy is at 12.

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
# Captain O'Brien
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# Captain O'Brien

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'

Aug 14th 2015, 1:21 PM 7,137 Views 3 Comments

Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.

'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'
# Bossing It
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# Bossing It

'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'

Aug 14th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,543 Views 9 Comments

Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.

Schmidt avoids Ireland cuts but World Cup squad crunch time comes soon
# Joe's World
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# Joe's World

Schmidt avoids Ireland cuts but World Cup squad crunch time comes soon

Aug 13th 2015, 5:54 PM 8,201 Views 19 Comments

‘Instead of whittling down, we’ll be counting upwards to 31,’ says the Kiwi head coach.

Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt's Ireland XV
# Versatile
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# Versatile

Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt's Ireland XV

Aug 13th 2015, 2:03 PM 13,043 Views 14 Comments

Jack Conan makes his debut, Madigan steers the ship and D’Arcy returns.

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