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# ireland 2017

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Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards
Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England
Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland
The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup
Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost
Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final
Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'
France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut
Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC
Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French
Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD
'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test
New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis
Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality
'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD
'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'
Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan
England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy
'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'
Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin
Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland
Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool
'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney
Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang
Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales
Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener
Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia
How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes
'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'
Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls
7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup
Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup
With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain
Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener
'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns
Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations