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# ireland-2017 - Monday 28 August, 2017

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards
# Black Tie
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# Black Tie

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards

Aug 28th 2017, 1:21 AM 4,580 Views 1 Comment

It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.

# ireland-2017 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England
# Black Magic
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# Black Magic

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England

Aug 26th 2017, 10:00 PM 8,693 Views 18 Comments

Loosehead Toka Natua scored a hat-trick as New Zealand battled from 17 – 5 down to put 41 points on England.

Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland
# Exit Poll
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# Exit Poll

Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland

Aug 26th 2017, 6:19 PM 9,168 Views 11 Comments

On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.

The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup

Aug 26th 2017, 4:09 PM 5,064 Views 4 Comments

Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.

Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost
# Ireland 2017
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# Ireland 2017

Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,495 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty about the women’s game that is going in the right direction, but all rugby stakeholders should feel invested in growing it further.

# ireland-2017 - Friday 25 August, 2017

Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
# Endgame
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# Endgame

Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action

Aug 25th 2017, 2:16 PM 3,891 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.

# ireland-2017 - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final
# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER
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# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final

Aug 24th 2017, 1:28 PM 4,159 Views 4 Comments

The Grand Slam winner ensures there will be an Irish voice on the field in the deciding match of the WRWC.

# ireland-2017 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:00 AM 4,310 Views 12 Comments

‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.

# ireland-2017 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
# Untouchable
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# Untouchable

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final

Aug 22nd 2017, 6:57 PM 5,839 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.

'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.

# ireland-2017 - Friday 18 August, 2017

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.

# ireland-2017 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

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
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# 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 15,138 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-2017 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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

# ireland-2017 - Monday 14 August, 2017

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
# Poppin'
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# Poppin'

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action

Aug 14th 2017, 4:46 PM 3,659 Views 0 Comments

There is pace and power all over the tournament, but the subtle touches are to be celebrated.

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.

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'
# Defining
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# Defining

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'

Aug 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,868 Views 1 Comment

Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.

# ireland-2017 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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
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# 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.

# ireland-2017 - Friday 11 August, 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'
# Wrwc 2017
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# Wrwc 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

Aug 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 3,934 Views 1 Comment

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# ireland-2017 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin
# Sumptuous Scores
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# Sumptuous Scores

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin

Aug 10th 2017, 3:54 PM 3,995 Views 6 Comments

The USA’s Kris Thomas also made the list thanks to a powerful tackle-busting finish against Italy.

Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland
# Finishers
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# Finishers

Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland

Aug 10th 2017, 4:12 AM 4,249 Views 1 Comment

Subs, replacements, finishers… call them what you want, Ireland used them to their full advantage against Australia.

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool
# Douze Points!
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# Douze Points!

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool

Aug 10th 2017, 2:54 AM 5,836 Views 0 Comments

Romane Menager’s extremely early try and Caroline Ladagnous’ hat-trick ensured a comfortable start for Ireland’s rivals.

# ireland-2017 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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

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.

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener
# Wrwc 2017
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# Wrwc 2017

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener

Aug 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 2,170 Views 0 Comments

The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.

# ireland-2017 - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia
# Wrwc 2017
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# Wrwc 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia

Aug 8th 2017, 6:21 PM 2,489 Views 0 Comments

This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.

# ireland-2017 - Monday 7 August, 2017

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes
# Growing The Game
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# Growing The Game

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes

Aug 7th 2017, 10:00 AM 6,560 Views 5 Comments

Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%

# ireland-2017 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'
# Black Fern
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# Black Fern

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'

Aug 6th 2017, 11:00 AM 4,454 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand’s brilliant scrum-half is working to create solid pathways for girls to follow in her footsteps.

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls
# Grist To The Mill
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# Grist To The Mill

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls

Aug 6th 2017, 8:10 AM 2,834 Views 0 Comments

Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.

# ireland-2017 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup
# Long And Short
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# Long And Short

7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:09 PM 3,556 Views 1 Comment

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy has taken flak for bringing players out of the 15-a-side scene, but he has consistently stuck by his decision.

# ireland-2017 - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup
# Tick Tock
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# Tick Tock

Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup

Aug 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 3,110 Views 1 Comment

Bring it.

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:00 PM 12,044 Views 5 Comments

The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener
# Know Your Enemy
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# Know Your Enemy

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener

Aug 2nd 2017, 8:55 AM 6,482 Views 2 Comments

The Wallaroos are low on experience, but in no shortage of confidence as they bring their Olympic gold medalists to the 15s game.

# ireland-2017 - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns
# Ko Uhia Mai
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# Ko Uhia Mai

'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns

Aug 1st 2017, 4:40 PM 19,922 Views 15 Comments

Versatile New Zealand forward Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate explains the significance of the Kiwi cultural challenge.

Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations
# Road To Recovery
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# Road To Recovery

Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations

Aug 1st 2017, 1:11 AM 4,631 Views 0 Comments

The goal-kicking fullback suffered an ankle injury in training over the weekend.

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