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#RWC2019

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'
# Response
From The42
# Response

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'

Oct 30th 2019, 3:53 PM 9,305 Views 23 Comments

The Wales coach also joked his final game in charge should be settled by a drinking game.

'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'

Oct 30th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,262 Views 8 Comments

The All Blacks insist they had no issues with England’s response to their haka last weekend.

Ominously, Rassie plans for this World Cup to be a 'springboard' for the Boks
# Growing Force
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# Growing Force

Ominously, Rassie plans for this World Cup to be a 'springboard' for the Boks

Oct 30th 2019, 1:30 PM 8,072 Views 4 Comments

There are big challenges for South African rugby but their return to the top table has been welcome.

Parisse and Perenara among nominees for World Rugby Try of the Year
# Award
From The42
# Award

Parisse and Perenara among nominees for World Rugby Try of the Year

Oct 30th 2019, 9:42 AM 7,421 Views 10 Comments

Meanwhile, the shortlist for the Breakthrough Player of the Year has also been announced.

Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup
# Rehab
From The42
# Rehab

Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup

Oct 30th 2019, 5:41 AM 23,238 Views 98 Comments

The 23-year-old is now a doubt for the opening rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

England fined for crossing halfway line in haka response to All Blacks
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

England fined for crossing halfway line in haka response to All Blacks

Oct 30th 2019, 5:25 AM 10,522 Views 22 Comments

Kiwi boss Steve Hansen praised the English challenge to his team’s war dance.

Ireland became 'predictable' but Marshall keen to see Schmidt back in Kiwi rugby
# Evolve Or Die
From The42
# Evolve Or Die

Ireland became 'predictable' but Marshall keen to see Schmidt back in Kiwi rugby

Oct 30th 2019, 1:00 AM 14,757 Views 13 Comments

The outgoing Ireland coach could add real value to the New Zealand rugby community.

Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32

Updated Oct 29th 2019, 8:07 PM 64,915 Views 42 Comments

The former Munster coach was brought on board by Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus.

World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other
# Physicality
From The42
# Physicality

World Cup final pits 'the two most powerful teams in the world' against each other

Oct 29th 2019, 10:18 AM 9,713 Views 8 Comments

England defence coach John Mitchell is expecting a very different challenge this weekend.

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,836 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics
# Box Kicks
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# Box Kicks

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics

Oct 29th 2019, 5:18 AM 4,632 Views 3 Comments

The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.

Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks

Oct 29th 2019, 4:25 AM 6,017 Views 5 Comments

The 46-year-old will be the first Frenchman to adjudicate a World Cup decider.

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD
# Reflection
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# Reflection

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD

Oct 29th 2019, 1:01 AM 14,673 Views 26 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'
# Sparring
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# Sparring

'Send my best wishes to Warren and make sure he enjoys the third-place play-off'

Updated Oct 28th 2019, 5:01 PM 61,526 Views 44 Comments

Eddie Jones couldn’t resist firing a shot back at the Wales boss.

Sonny Bill: All Blacks required bulletproof vests for brutal post-England autopsy
# No Prisoners
From The42
# No Prisoners

Sonny Bill: All Blacks required bulletproof vests for brutal post-England autopsy

Oct 28th 2019, 3:40 PM 25,794 Views 31 Comments

The 34-year-old claimed his daughter didn’t get much sleep following New Zealand’s World Cup exit.

'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience
# Tough
From The42
# Tough

'The only way we know is fighting fire with fire' - Boks believe in their resilience

Oct 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 5,113 Views 0 Comments

England are the favourites for Saturday’s World Cup final but the Boks will apply pressure.

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup

Oct 28th 2019, 5:00 AM 7,735 Views 15 Comments

The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
# Rainbow Nation
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# Rainbow Nation

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Oct 27th 2019, 3:37 PM 18,420 Views 7 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021
# Gats
From The42
# Gats

Gatland looking to 'have some revenge' with the Lions in South Africa in 2021

Oct 27th 2019, 2:04 PM 8,773 Views 30 Comments

The Wales boss was proud of his side’s effort in their World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks.

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'
# Marching On
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# Marching On

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Oct 27th 2019, 12:45 PM 12,659 Views 22 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales
# Tension
From The42
# Tension

Erasmus' Boks set up World Cup final with England after edging Wales

Oct 27th 2019, 10:59 AM 14,227 Views 40 Comments

Handré Pollard’s place-kicking was crucial as the Boks edged the semi-final in Yokohama.

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat
# Perspective
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# Perspective

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

Oct 27th 2019, 8:54 AM 13,216 Views 14 Comments

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final From The42
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As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?
# Future
From The42
# Future

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?

Oct 27th 2019, 5:07 AM 13,236 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.

Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final
# Late Arrival
From The42
# Late Arrival

Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final

Oct 27th 2019, 4:19 AM 12,120 Views 4 Comments

The Saracens man has replaced the injured Willi Heinz in Eddie Jones’ squad.

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England
# Slugfest
From The42
# Slugfest

Gatland's Wales and Rassie's Boks to battle for final spot against England

Oct 27th 2019, 1:15 AM 8,305 Views 22 Comments

The second semi-final in Yokohama promises to be a brutally physical affair.

'It makes our lives easier with those two!' - Curry and Underhill shine again
# Kamikaze Kids
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# Kamikaze Kids

'It makes our lives easier with those two!' - Curry and Underhill shine again

Oct 26th 2019, 6:17 PM 9,127 Views 6 Comments

The England flankers were superb as Eddie Jones’ side downed the All Blacks.

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response
# Face Off
From The42
# Face Off

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response

Oct 26th 2019, 3:43 PM 38,039 Views 40 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side knew they would have to back up their pre-match actions.

Hansen invites journalist to 'spend some time outside' after 'disrespectful question'
# Annoyed
From The42
# Annoyed

Hansen invites journalist to 'spend some time outside' after 'disrespectful question'

Oct 26th 2019, 2:33 PM 31,881 Views 26 Comments

The All Blacks boss admitted to having regrets about his big selection decision.

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand
# Comprehensive
From The42
# Comprehensive

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand

Oct 26th 2019, 12:58 PM 15,828 Views 25 Comments

Eddie Jones’ team were simply outstanding as they dethroned the All Blacks in Yokohama.

'We knew we'd have to keep taking away time and space from them'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'We knew we'd have to keep taking away time and space from them'

Oct 26th 2019, 11:56 AM 9,907 Views 33 Comments

Eddie Jones was delighted his with his team’s performance after England recorded a dominant win over New Zealand.

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan

Oct 26th 2019, 11:04 AM 55,822 Views 197 Comments

The back-to-back winners lost their first World Cup game since 2007.

Watch: England lineout disaster sets up tense ending against All Blacks
# Try Time
From The42
# Try Time

Watch: England lineout disaster sets up tense ending against All Blacks

Oct 26th 2019, 9:22 AM 10,882 Views 14 Comments

England needed just 90 seconds to break through the New Zealand defence, but have gifted the All Blacks a second half try.

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Oct 26th 2019, 2:55 AM 11,246 Views 29 Comments

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins
# Lessons
From The42
# Lessons

IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins

Oct 25th 2019, 8:04 PM 33,054 Views 95 Comments

The latest underperformance in the biggest competition in the sport leaves many questions.

Barrett and Farrell - Out of position or thriving in new surroundings?
# Influencers
From The42
# Influencers

Barrett and Farrell - Out of position or thriving in new surroundings?

Oct 25th 2019, 6:55 PM 4,447 Views 1 Comment

Beauden Barrett and Owen Farrell have moved position in a bid to freshen up their teams at the World Cup.

'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on
# Double Act
From The42
# Double Act

'Irish people are really good people' - Erasmus and Nienaber drive the Boks on

Oct 25th 2019, 5:45 AM 8,835 Views 9 Comments

The South Africa coaching duo have been close friends since the early 1990s.

Halfpenny in for injured Williams as Gatland's Wales welcome back Davies
# Changes
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# Changes

Halfpenny in for injured Williams as Gatland's Wales welcome back Davies

Oct 25th 2019, 4:50 AM 4,151 Views 7 Comments

Leigh Halfpenny comes into the team at 15 in place of the injured Saracens man.

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

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

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,359 Views 10 Comments

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

Vahaamahina to miss Clermont's trip to Ulster after picking up six-week ban for elbow
# Gone Til December
From The42
# Gone Til December

Vahaamahina to miss Clermont's trip to Ulster after picking up six-week ban for elbow

Oct 24th 2019, 5:00 PM 3,158 Views 7 Comments

The France lock was issued a red card in the quarter-final loss to Wales.