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From The42 Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA Punishment

Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA

Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.

From The42 All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final Edgy

All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final

Attack coach Ian Foster wasn’t interested in discussing Andy Farrell’s defensive success against the Kiwis.

From The42 World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times Cleared

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times

World Rugby COO Alan Gilpin confirmed no discussion took place with the IRFU regarding Japan’s pool fixture against Scotland.

From The42 Healy: 'It's a do or die game' Fronting Up

Healy: 'It's a do or die game'

Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.

From The42 Ireland waiting to make decision on appealing Aki's three-game ban Appeal

Ireland waiting to make decision on appealing Aki's three-game ban

The Connacht man’s World Cup is over unless Ireland launch a successful appeal.

From The42 World Rugby refers Scottish Rugby Union to independent disputes committee Legal Threats

World Rugby refers Scottish Rugby Union to independent disputes committee

The Scots threatened legal action against the game’s governing body last week.

From The42 Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks Match Officials

Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Angus Gardner and Pascal Guazere will be on the sidelines for the clash in Tokyo.

From The42 Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds Fond Memories

Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds

St Mary’s College visited Japan in 2002 for a schools rugby competition.

From The42 'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game' Level Heads

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'

Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.

From The42 All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan Mind Games

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

From The42 'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence' The42 Rugby Weekly

'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence'

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan look ahead to Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.

From The42 Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after being handed a three-match ban Breaking

Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after being handed a three-match ban

The Connacht man was red-carded for a high tackle against Samoa on Saturday.

From The42 Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown RWC2019

Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown

The Brave Blossoms jump ahead of France into seventh.

From The42 Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up' Mind Games

Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'

The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.

From The42 'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final' Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

From The42 'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that' Brave Blossoms

'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that'

Japan aren’t finished in this World Cup yet after setting up a quarter-final with the Springboks.

From The42 Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks Leader

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

From The42 'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic' A Rugby Life

'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic'

Willie Anderson’s career took him to places far more frightening than the teeth of an All Black haka.

From The42 Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil Joy To Watch

Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil

Jamie Joseph’s men have been the story of this tournament and delivered on a special night in Yokohama.

From The42 Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa RWC2019 This post contains videos

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa

The host nation secured a bonus point early in the second half and withstood a Scottish comeback effort.

From The42 France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home Doubting Thomas

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

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

From The42 Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals Showdown

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

From The42 Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France Gats Enough

Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France

Warren Gatland’s men were on a four-day turnaround and struggled to put the South Americans away.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match RWC2019

IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match

The union have hit back at a report in the Sunday Times.

From The42 Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

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

From The42 Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama CONFIRMED
From The42 Rock-solid Stander is as important and immovable as ever SAFE AS HOUSES

Rock-solid Stander is as important and immovable as ever

After another dominant performance against Samoa, Stander is primed to play a key role for Ireland in the quarter-finals.

From The42 'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong Try Machine

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong

The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.

From The42 Ireland flying in solicitor to represent Aki at disciplinary hearing in Tokyo Red Card

Ireland flying in solicitor to represent Aki at disciplinary hearing in Tokyo

The inside centre was red-carded in last night’s win over Samoa in Fukuoka.

From The42 Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France Healthy

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France

Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.

From The42 'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them' Kiwis Or Boks

'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'

Ireland must now wait to learn if they will face the Kiwis or the Springboks next weekend.

From The42 Carbery: We can overcome anything, we've done it before CONFIDENCE RESTORED

Carbery: We can overcome anything, we've done it before

Joey Carbery says that Ireland’s confidence hasn’t been dented despite some underwhelming performances during the pool stage in Japan

From The42 'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display STANDOUT

'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display

The 22-year-old shone at fullback in a big win over Samoa.

From The42 Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned Hearing

Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned

The Connacht man was sent off against Samoa and now faces a suspension.

From The42 Schmidt: It's pretty devastating for Bundee but hard to argue with red RWC2019

Schmidt: It's pretty devastating for Bundee but hard to argue with red

The Ireland centre paid the ultimate price for his high hit on Samoan out-half Ulupano Seuteni.

From The42 Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their seven-try win over Samoa Player Ratings

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their seven-try win over Samoa

Jordan Larmour and CJ Stander were among those who stood out in green.

From The42 Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa Dominant

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

From The42 Watch: Bundee Aki sent-off for high tackle against Samoa Marching Orders

Watch: Bundee Aki sent-off for high tackle against Samoa

Aki became the first Ireland player to be shown a red card at a Rugby World Cup.

From The42 Watch: Three early tries hand Ireland perfect start against Samoa Perfect Start

Watch: Three early tries hand Ireland perfect start against Samoa

Converted tries from Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton put Ireland into a 21-0 lead against Samoa.

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