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Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks
# Fit And Fresh
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# Fit And Fresh

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,631 Views 49 Comments

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury
# Late Arrival
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# Late Arrival

Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury

Oct 16th 2019, 3:00 PM 35,932 Views 39 Comments

The Ulster hooker has won eight caps in this Test career so far.

Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high
# Home Straight
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# Home Straight

Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high

Oct 16th 2019, 12:30 PM 5,599 Views 4 Comments

Defeat on Sunday would spell the end of the New Zealander’s 12-year reign.

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks
# Confidence
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# Confidence

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 8:45 AM 32,480 Views 34 Comments

‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
# Leader
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# Leader

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,591 Views 40 Comments

The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.

Schmidt v Hansen: The decisive bout in a memorable rivarly
# Familiar Foes
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# Familiar Foes

Schmidt v Hansen: The decisive bout in a memorable rivarly

Oct 16th 2019, 6:44 AM 8,228 Views 6 Comments

This weekend’s World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and New Zealand will be the fifth, and potentially final meeting between two of rugby’s most successful head coaches.

Scottish Rugby Union hopes for a 'fair hearing' after misconduct charge
# Dispute
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# Dispute

Scottish Rugby Union hopes for a 'fair hearing' after misconduct charge

Oct 16th 2019, 6:35 AM 7,928 Views 12 Comments

The SRU has questioned whether it is ‘appropriate’ for World Rugby to charge them.

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 6:11 PM 10,020 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:15 PM 12,677 Views 21 Comments

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

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times
# Cleared
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# Cleared

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times

Oct 15th 2019, 12:54 PM 43,709 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 11:43 AM 8,632 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 9:51 AM 26,270 Views 63 Comments

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

World Rugby refers Scottish Rugby Union to independent disputes committee
# Legal Threats
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# Legal Threats

World Rugby refers Scottish Rugby Union to independent disputes committee

Oct 15th 2019, 7:06 AM 21,376 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 5:13 AM 17,076 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 2:00 AM 16,236 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:20 AM 12,782 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,580 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:54 PM 29,114 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 3:12 PM 65,596 Views 150 Comments

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

Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown

Oct 14th 2019, 10:52 AM 15,750 Views 9 Comments

The Brave Blossoms jump ahead of France into seventh.

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 7:58 AM 21,720 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:33 AM 15,182 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:32 AM 4,866 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 2:33 AM 32,966 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,830 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 3:38 PM 12,978 Views 24 Comments

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

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa

Oct 13th 2019, 2:11 PM 23,189 Views 37 Comments

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

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 30,200 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 1:41 PM 80,248 Views 160 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 11:08 AM 14,875 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 10:09 AM 54,630 Views 63 Comments

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

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 13,005 Views 2 Comments

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

Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama

Updated Oct 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 36,974 Views 26 Comments

We have a game.

Rock-solid Stander is as important and immovable as ever
# SAFE AS HOUSES
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# SAFE AS HOUSES

Rock-solid Stander is as important and immovable as ever

Oct 13th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,705 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 5:50 AM 13,100 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 3:25 AM 24,118 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 8:00 PM 17,533 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 6:17 PM 15,356 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 5:44 PM 7,897 Views 5 Comments

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