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10 years after World Cup fiasco, Raymond Domenech back in management
# The Return
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# The Return

10 years after World Cup fiasco, Raymond Domenech back in management

Jan 1st 2021, 2:29 PM 8,371 Views 1 Comment

The former France coach has been unveiled as the new boss of struggling Ligue 1 side Nantes.

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
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# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,701 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,135 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64
# RIP
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# RIP

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Dec 10th 2020, 7:21 AM 44,122 Views 21 Comments

The 64-year-old was the star of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
# Longevity
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# Longevity

'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:05 AM 16,540 Views 45 Comments

The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.

Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed
# Off Form
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# Off Form

Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed

Nov 27th 2020, 3:33 PM 6,113 Views 6 Comments

As expected, Stephen Kenny’s side have been placed in Pot 3.

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
# Preview
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# Preview

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales

Nov 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,053 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games
# Qualifier
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# Qualifier

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

Oct 20th 2020, 10:57 AM 5,976 Views 6 Comments

It’s unclear if the World Cup Qualifying competition in December will be affected.

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance
# Top Job
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# Top Job

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

Oct 8th 2020, 11:48 AM 15,127 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
# Warning
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# Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,624 Views 14 Comments

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

Updated Aug 4th 2020, 8:03 PM 26,126 Views 26 Comments

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
# Looking Ahead
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# Looking Ahead

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars

Jul 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,936 Views 0 Comments

The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

Updated Jun 5th 2020, 10:28 PM 40,490 Views 17 Comments

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games
# Aiming High
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# Aiming High

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games

May 17th 2020, 9:24 AM 9,813 Views 4 Comments

Cricket Ireland have submitted a bid to the ICC to co-host a global event in cricket’s 2023-31 calendar – meaning some World Cup games could be coming to these shores.

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders

May 13th 2020, 7:52 AM 6,054 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs
# Pastures New
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# Pastures New

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs

Apr 12th 2020, 5:18 PM 15,931 Views 12 Comments

Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court
# Probe
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# Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

Apr 7th 2020, 7:57 AM 13,056 Views 11 Comments

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

South African World Cup winner to retire
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,055 Views 3 Comments

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'
# Regret
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# Regret

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'

Mar 4th 2020, 8:02 AM 34,541 Views 21 Comments

Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully
# Tough Times
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# Tough Times

Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully

Mar 2nd 2020, 7:53 PM 28,531 Views 55 Comments

The 24-year-old’s campaign has been ruined by injuries.

World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations
# Powerhouse
From The42
# Powerhouse

World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations

Jan 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,970 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old teams up with Garry Ringrose in midfield for Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup
# Looking Forward
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# Looking Forward

Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup

Jan 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 5,305 Views 10 Comments

The 23-year-old is excited to link with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three.

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'
# World Cup Winner
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# World Cup Winner

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'

Jan 20th 2020, 7:30 PM 37,198 Views 19 Comments

Felix Jones was part of the Springboks’ coaching team as they won the World Cup last year.

Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner
# The Ghost Of Manzanar
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# The Ghost Of Manzanar

Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner

Jan 4th 2020, 7:25 PM 29,249 Views 6 Comments

Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.

Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park
# Rested
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# Rested

Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park

Dec 16th 2019, 8:30 AM 42,514 Views 62 Comments

Johann van Graan’s squad will be tested in the next three Pro14 inter-pro derbies.

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
# Number One
From The42
# Number One

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Dec 15th 2019, 10:13 PM 10,212 Views 8 Comments

Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'
# Son Of Dagestan
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# Son Of Dagestan

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'

Dec 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,883 Views 6 Comments

Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev made a major impact at the World Cup in Japan.

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote
# Testify
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# Testify

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Dec 11th 2019, 4:51 PM 2,970 Views 6 Comments

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now

Nov 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 26,980 Views 17 Comments

Murray Kinsella sits down with the former Ireland head coach to reflect on the Rugby World Cup, his new book and much more.

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers
# Book Review
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# Book Review

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers

Nov 21st 2019, 9:30 PM 21,758 Views 45 Comments

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs
# Number Two
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# Number Two

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

Nov 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 5,195 Views 12 Comments

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings
# New Boss
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# New Boss

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

Nov 20th 2019, 12:00 PM 20,676 Views 43 Comments

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured

Nov 20th 2019, 1:00 AM 8,682 Views 13 Comments

The 24-year-old is rehabbing an issue he carried throughout Ireland’s campaign in Japan.

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup
# Future
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# Future

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

Nov 19th 2019, 9:44 AM 2,846 Views 2 Comments

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off
# New Campaign
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# New Campaign

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Nov 14th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,240 Views 10 Comments

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Nov 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 49,612 Views 42 Comments

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup
# Arigatou
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# Arigatou

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup

Nov 4th 2019, 2:00 AM 6,414 Views 22 Comments

The Brave Blossoms’ stunning exploits were a real highlight over the past seven weeks.

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year
# Top Honour
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# Top Honour

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year

Nov 3rd 2019, 2:17 PM 15,055 Views 22 Comments

Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory
# Resurgence
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# Resurgence

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

Nov 3rd 2019, 5:12 AM 14,103 Views 9 Comments

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'
# Beaten
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# Beaten

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:45 PM 15,018 Views 9 Comments

The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.

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