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From The42 Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games Qualifier

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

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

From The42 Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance Top Job

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

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

From The42 World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’ Warning

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

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

From The42 Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix Playmaker

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

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

From The42 Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars Looking Ahead This post contains videos

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

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

From The42 Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup COYBIG

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

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

From The42 Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games Aiming High

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

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.

From The42 World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders Super Rugby

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

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

From The42 Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs Pastures New

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs

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

From The42 More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court Probe

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

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

From The42 South African World Cup winner to retire Legend

South African World Cup winner to retire

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

From The42 'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention' Regret

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

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

From The42 Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully Tough Times

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

From TheJournal.ie Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner The Ghost Of Manzanar

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

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

From The42 Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park Rested

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

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

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

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

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'

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

From The42 Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote Testify

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers Book Review

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

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

From The42 Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs Number Two

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

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

From The42 Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings New Boss

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

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

From The42 Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured Sidelined

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

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

From The42 'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup Future

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

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

From The42 Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off New Campaign

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

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

From The42 'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him' Irish Abroad

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

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

From The42 Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup Arigatou

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

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

From The42 Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year Top Honour

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

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

From The42 How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory Resurgence

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

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

From The42 Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years' Beaten

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

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

From The42 As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final

England are one game away from their second World Cup, South Africa are pushing for a third. Join us to see who gets their hands on the Webb Ellis.

From The42 Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks Preview

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

From The42 'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear Likeable

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear

The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.

Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final

The former Munster boss will concentrate on his director of rugby role.

From The42 'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand Last Hurrah

'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand

Tomorrow’s World Cup bronze final will see several people bidding farewell.

From The42 Finishers versus the Bomb Squad: The World Cup final game within a game Subs

Finishers versus the Bomb Squad: The World Cup final game within a game

Both Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus have stressed the importance of their benches.

From The42 Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV Named

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

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