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#World Cup

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.

From The42 Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final Shifting Roles

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.

From The42 'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example Captain

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

From The42 Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup Rehab

Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup

The 23-year-old is now a doubt for the opening rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

From The42 Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32 Irish Abroad

Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32

The former Munster coach was brought on board by Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus.

From The42 O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain Leader

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

From The42 Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics Box Kicks

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics

The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.

From The42 'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD Reflection

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD

Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.

From The42 To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup Changes

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup

The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

From The42 'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home' Rainbow Nation

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

From The42 'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan' Marching On

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

From The42 'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat Perspective

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Rassie left Ireland to bring South Africa back to the top of the game. Warren Gatland and Wales stood between them and the World Cup final.

From The42 Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final Late Arrival

Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final

The Saracens man has replaced the injured Willi Heinz in Eddie Jones’ squad.

From The42 As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final

The best two teams at the World Cup locked horns this morning and we went minute-by-minute to see who would prevail.

From The42 All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic Thriller

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

All Blacks seek to drag kids from 'PlayStation and soccer'

Rugby is commonly held to be like a religion in New Zealand, but studies have shown participation rates falling.

From The42 Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals Early Kill

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals

Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.

From The42 Scott Barrett starts as All Blacks drop Sam Cane to the bench for semi-final Change

Scott Barrett starts as All Blacks drop Sam Cane to the bench for semi-final

Steve Hansen has rejigged his back row for Saturday’s clash with England.

From The42 Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

From The42 Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide Little Genius

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards also lauded the ongoing class of Alun Wyn Jones.

From The42 'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around Honesty

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

From The42 Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards' Stirring The Pot

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'

The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

From The42 Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

From The42 'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo Controversy

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

From The42 Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit Hurt

Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit

Andy Farrell is tasked with taking over and learning the lessons from Ireland’s failings in Japan.

From The42 France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try Feeling Bleu This post contains videos

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

From The42 Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup Ground Down

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

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