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From The42 Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend First XV This post contains videos

Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend

A brilliant weekend of rugby delivered no shortage of back-line options

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup

It’s Monday morning and there’s top class international rugby on. So we’re following it minute-by-minute.

From The42 'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral Wallabies

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener Fronting Up

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener

A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.

From The42 Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks Next Job

Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks

The Ireland boss was pleased with how his side built a lead against Scotland, then kept it.

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

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

Join us for live coverage from Yokohama as Joe Schmidt’s side open their Pool A campaign against the Scots.

From The42 Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks Transition

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

From The42 Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia Teamsheet

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia

Warren Gatland has named an experienced side for Monday’s World Cup clash.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

Settle in as the defending champions open their campaign against the Springboks in Yokohama.

From The42 As it happened : France v Argentina, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened : France v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

Pool C opens with a mouth-watering clash in Tokyo and we’re going minute-by-minute.

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

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup

We went minute-by-minute for the World Cup opener from Tokyo.

From The42 Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga RWC2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga

England have decided to start their strongest team in the Rugby World Cup clash with Tonga.

From The42 Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash Team News

Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash

Andrew Conway gets the nod on the right wing for Joe Schmidt’s side.

From The42 'I remember saying, 'I'm going to be on that plane in four years'' Family Man

'I remember saying, 'I'm going to be on that plane in four years''

30-year-old Munster loosehead Dave Kilcoyne is in better form than ever.

From The42 'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn Lock

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

From The42 Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

From The42 Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan Concerns

Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan

Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could be in line to get starting opportunities.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama On The Move

Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama

The All Blacks and Springboks will whet the appetite even further on Saturday.

From The42 World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport Drugs In Rugby

World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport

CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.

From The42 Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots Looming

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots

The Ireland forwards are set to be key with rain expected in Yokohama.

From The42 Ireland hopeful Kearney will overcome calf issue to face Scotland Doubt

Ireland hopeful Kearney will overcome calf issue to face Scotland

The 33-year-old reported tightness in his calf during yesterday’s training session in Chiba.

From The42 'Felix has contributed a lot in a short space of time' - Boks impressed with Jones Rugby Nerd

'Felix has contributed a lot in a short space of time' - Boks impressed with Jones

The former Munster attack coach linked up with Rassie Erasmus’ men just before the World Cup.

From The42 'Five is very special' - Schmidt's squad catch up on All-Ireland final in Japan Dubs

'Five is very special' - Schmidt's squad catch up on All-Ireland final in Japan

Joe Schmidt’s squad watched the game first thing this morning in their team room.

From The42 Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan Prolific

Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan

The 22-year-old’s contract with Connacht was cancelled last year after a court appearance.

From The42 'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there' Future

'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there'

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt and his squad are settling in well in Japan.

From The42 Robbie Henshaw emerges as major doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener Setback

Robbie Henshaw emerges as major doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener

The Leinster centre is understood to have sustained a hamstring injury in training.

From The42 'I loved the World Cup up until the semi-finals. Then I hated it' Remember When

'I loved the World Cup up until the semi-finals. Then I hated it'

The pressure was ‘horrendous,’ says former South Africa player Mark Andrews.

From The42 'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that' Cohesion

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'

Ben Darwin of GAIN LINE Analytics says Irish rugby has been getting plenty right.

From The42 Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture Home Comforts

Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture

The Ireland flanker is determined to enjoy the experience of being on tour with Ireland.

From The42 Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover

Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover

Paddy Butler and Peter McCabe have also linked up with the province during pre-season.

From The42 Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win Wallabies

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win

Michael Cheika’s side secured a 34-15 win on Saturday.

From The42 'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today' Let Bygones...

'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today'

Michael Owen has not fully forgiven David Beckham for his red card against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.

From The42 Addison and Murphy in 'pole position' among Ireland's standby list Back Up

Addison and Murphy in 'pole position' among Ireland's standby list

Joe Schmidt confirmed that he definitely won’t be calling on foreign-based players in an emergency.

From The42 Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped On The Plane

Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped

Felix Lambey and Dany Priso have been left out of the 31-man selection travelling to Japan.

From The42 Toner set to miss out as Schmidt makes tough World Cup squad decisions Big Calls

Toner set to miss out as Schmidt makes tough World Cup squad decisions

Luke McGrath appears to have edged out Kieran Marmion in the scrum-half spots.

From The42 Schmidt will be 'bedraggled' after making final World Cup squad calls 31

Schmidt will be 'bedraggled' after making final World Cup squad calls

The Ireland boss is set to submit his final 31-man group to World Rugby today.

From The42 Schmidt calls for World Cup squad size to be increased to 32 Numbers

Schmidt calls for World Cup squad size to be increased to 32

The Ireland head coach would like to see 32-man squads in the future.

From The42 'I got a bit of a scare' - Murray on injury worry during 'embarrassing' defeat to England Recovered

'I got a bit of a scare' - Murray on injury worry during 'embarrassing' defeat to England

The Munster scrum-half was back in full training on Monday and yesterday.

From The42 Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters RWC2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters

The All Blacks will make do without their powerful lock during the pool phase.

From The42 Positive progress puts Carbery in line to recover for World Cup opener Update

Positive progress puts Carbery in line to recover for World Cup opener

Joe Schmidt said the out-half will, at worst, be fit for the Scotland clash.

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