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#Women's Rugby World Cup

Women's Rugby World Cup to be expanded to 16 teams
# Changes
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# Changes

Women's Rugby World Cup to be expanded to 16 teams

Nov 30th 2020, 11:55 AM 2,590 Views 0 Comments

The change will take place from 2025.

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand
# New Era
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# New Era

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand

Aug 21st 2019, 1:51 PM 7,479 Views 37 Comments

This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.

Reigning champions New Zealand win bid to take over from Ireland and host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup
# Next Stop
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# Next Stop

Reigning champions New Zealand win bid to take over from Ireland and host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

Nov 14th 2018, 2:42 PM 5,607 Views 0 Comments

It will be the the first time the tournament will be in the southern hemisphere after it was held in Ireland last year.

After the success of Ireland 2017, six countries want to host next Women's World Cup
# Huge Interest
From The42
# Huge Interest

After the success of Ireland 2017, six countries want to host next Women's World Cup

Jun 13th 2018, 4:38 PM 3,285 Views 2 Comments

Australia, England, France, New Zealand, Portugal and Wales are all interested in staging the tournament in 2021.

IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months
# Vacancy
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# Vacancy

IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months

Oct 17th 2017, 11:22 AM 5,817 Views 14 Comments

The role was advertised seven weeks after Tom Tierney stood down.

Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records
# Record Breakers
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# Record Breakers

Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records

Aug 30th 2017, 10:19 AM 6,386 Views 5 Comments

The 2017 event was the best-attended and most-viewed in tournament history.

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'
# Postmortem
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# Postmortem

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Aug 22nd 2017, 9:40 PM 27,437 Views 27 Comments

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'
# WRWC 17
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# WRWC 17

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'

Aug 22nd 2017, 9:05 AM 9,786 Views 34 Comments

Ireland face Australia on Tuesday for a shot at the fifth-placed play-off.

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut
# First XV
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# First XV

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Aug 18th 2017, 5:35 PM 4,942 Views 5 Comments

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC
# Ireland 2017
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# Ireland 2017

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Aug 18th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,463 Views 23 Comments

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Aug 17th 2017, 11:48 PM 3,998 Views 3 Comments

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD
# Turn The Air Bleu
From The42
# Turn The Air Bleu

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Aug 17th 2017, 9:41 PM 31,233 Views 50 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test
# Enforcer
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# Enforcer

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

Aug 17th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,139 Views 6 Comments

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis
# Blackout
From The42
# Blackout

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

Aug 17th 2017, 1:55 PM 4,994 Views 1 Comment

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality
# Forte
From The42
# Forte

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Aug 16th 2017, 5:42 PM 3,727 Views 7 Comments

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier
# Green Blood
From The42
# Green Blood

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier

Aug 14th 2017, 6:51 PM 6,493 Views 7 Comments

The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD
# Fanzone
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# Fanzone

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

Aug 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 4,733 Views 1 Comment

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup
# The Business End
From The42
# The Business End

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

Aug 13th 2017, 9:02 PM 4,732 Views 6 Comments

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan

Aug 13th 2017, 7:08 PM 3,937 Views 5 Comments

That was too close for comfort.

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy
# More To Come
From The42
# More To Come

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

Aug 13th 2017, 4:17 PM 3,073 Views 0 Comments

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield
# The Black Ferns
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# The Black Ferns

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

Aug 13th 2017, 3:48 PM 5,794 Views 1 Comment

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Aug 13th 2017, 8:20 AM 4,367 Views 0 Comments

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making
# One Box Ticked
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# One Box Ticked

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making

Aug 12th 2017, 7:11 PM 7,921 Views 0 Comments

Tom Tierney has fully mapped out Ireland’s path to the World Cup final and his squad face their second game against Japan tomorrow.

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1
# Star Performers
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# Star Performers

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1

Aug 10th 2017, 8:07 PM 4,785 Views 6 Comments

Here are the players who stood out on the opening day of the tournament.

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

Aug 10th 2017, 6:51 PM 3,913 Views 0 Comments

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

Dramatic finish to Ireland's opening World Cup win over Australia draws over 320,000 viewers
# Audience
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# Audience

Dramatic finish to Ireland's opening World Cup win over Australia draws over 320,000 viewers

Aug 10th 2017, 10:59 AM 5,583 Views 7 Comments

The game averaged 17.45% of the available TV audience.

This photo of the tallest player in the Women's Rugby World Cup standing next to the shortest player is delightful
# Long And Short Of It
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# Long And Short Of It

This photo of the tallest player in the Women's Rugby World Cup standing next to the shortest player is delightful

Aug 10th 2017, 9:26 AM 19,462 Views 16 Comments

Proof that rugby is for everyone.

This photo of the tallest player in the Women's Rugby World Cup standing next to the shortest player is delightful
# Long And Short Of It
# Long And Short Of It

This photo of the tallest player in the Women's Rugby World Cup standing next to the shortest player is delightful

Aug 10th 2017, 8:05 AM 13,213 Views 2 Comments

Proof that rugby is for everyone.

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland
# WRWC17
From The42
# WRWC17

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

Aug 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 5,392 Views 2 Comments

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney
# Wrwc 2017
From The42
# Wrwc 2017

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

Aug 9th 2017, 11:00 PM 5,203 Views 16 Comments

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

Aug 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,441 Views 5 Comments

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win
# BringIt
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# BringIt

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

Aug 9th 2017, 6:00 PM 17,711 Views 43 Comments

Ireland face Australia in their opening fixture at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Follow us for updates.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales
# Room For Improvement
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# Room For Improvement

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

Aug 9th 2017, 4:53 PM 4,044 Views 0 Comments

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match
# D Higgins
# D Higgins

Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match

Aug 9th 2017, 3:30 PM 3,849 Views 1 Comment

Squeeeeee.

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party
# The Wallaroos
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# The Wallaroos

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party

Aug 8th 2017, 2:44 PM 2,659 Views 0 Comments

The Aussies are hoping to fly under the radar and upset the odds on the opening night of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup?
# Time Quizzes By
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# Time Quizzes By

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup?

Aug 8th 2017, 12:20 PM 3,440 Views 4 Comments

With the tournament headed for our shores this year, how much can you recall from France three years ago?

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world
# Home Advantage
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# Home Advantage

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world

Aug 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,556 Views 1 Comment

After months of build-up, Ireland are ready to take centre stage and embrace the expectation of a nation during the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Poll: Will you watch the Women's Rugby World Cup?
# Lunch Crunch
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# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Will you watch the Women's Rugby World Cup?

Aug 7th 2017, 12:45 PM 25,057 Views 44 Comments

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'
# WRWC 17
From The42
# WRWC 17

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'

Aug 7th 2017, 8:10 AM 11,396 Views 1 Comment

It has been a whirlwind week for Claire Molloy as she prepares to lead Ireland into a home World Cup.

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party
# Bring It
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# Bring It

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party

Aug 6th 2017, 8:55 PM 27,926 Views 17 Comments

The Women’s Rugby World Cup was officially launched in Dublin this morning and the tournament is expected to be the biggest ever.

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