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#Rugby World Cup 2011

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Gatland expecting Ireland to seek revenge for World Cup exit
# Cautious
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# Cautious

Gatland expecting Ireland to seek revenge for World Cup exit

Feb 1st 2012, 1:16 PM 252 Views 0 Comments

The Wales coach has spoken of the threat posed by a team still feeling the pain of last year’s quarter-final defeat.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Monday 23 January, 2012

A dish served cold: D'Arcy targets 'revenge' against Wales
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

A dish served cold: D'Arcy targets 'revenge' against Wales

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:57 PM 373 Views 0 Comments

The veteran Irish centre said ‘We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t say it hurt and we wanted to right a wrong’

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

O'Driscoll still sore over World Cup exit
# Hard To Take
From The42
# Hard To Take

O'Driscoll still sore over World Cup exit

Dec 13th 2011, 7:04 PM 562 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland captain says he tries not to dwell on how Ireland’s participation in September’s tournament came to a premature end.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Did Nick Easter make the infamous '£35k' comment?
# Intrigue
From The42
# Intrigue

Did Nick Easter make the infamous '£35k' comment?

Dec 4th 2011, 5:27 PM 1,030 Views 1 Comment

The No8 admits that it’s possible, but that the context in which he made the remark has been distorted by media coverage of the World Cup leaks.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

IRFU brush off English criticism of World Cup partying
# Rubbish
From The42
# Rubbish

IRFU brush off English criticism of World Cup partying

Nov 23rd 2011, 11:49 AM 4,582 Views 12 Comments

An anonymous English player has claimed that Ireland behaved “much worse” than he and his team-mates did on their infamous night out in Queenstown.

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews
# Disgrace
From The42
# Disgrace

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews

Nov 23rd 2011, 11:02 AM 1,268 Views 0 Comments

Leaked documents accuse one senior player of responding to defeat against France by saying ‘There’s £35k just gone down the toilet.’

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go
# Such Sweet Sorrow
From The42
# Such Sweet Sorrow

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go

Nov 16th 2011, 5:43 PM 362 Views 2 Comments

Johnson denies that decision to resign was a “knee-jerk” response to England’s Rugby World Cup disappointment.

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest
# On The Road (again)
From The42
# On The Road (again)

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest

Nov 16th 2011, 4:28 PM 483 Views 1 Comment

Eddie O’Sullivan confirmed today that he is stepping down as head coach of the US Eagles rugby team.

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss
# Bye Bye
From The42
# Bye Bye

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss

Nov 16th 2011, 11:24 AM 363 Views 5 Comments

Martin Johnson will confirm his resignation as England manager later this morning, according to reports.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

An RFU free bar kick-started England's infamous 'dwarfgate' night out
# Freebie
From The42
# Freebie

An RFU free bar kick-started England's infamous 'dwarfgate' night out

Nov 15th 2011, 3:07 PM 543 Views 0 Comments

Reports suggest that the RFU funded the English rugby team’s drinking before their ill-advised night out in Queenstown’s Altitude Bar.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Friday 11 November, 2011

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans
# Bye Bye
From The42
# Bye Bye

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans

Nov 11th 2011, 12:05 PM 346 Views 0 Comments

Chris Ashton and James Haskell were also landed with suspended fines for their inappropriate behaviour in New Zealand.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Monday 7 November, 2011

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby

Nov 7th 2011, 8:11 PM 1,321 Views 16 Comments

Ireland and Leinster may be down a match-winning talisman, but the temporary loss of Brian O’Driscoll may prove the opportunity Ireland didn’t know it was waiting for.

What a load of balls! Wilkinson lashes out at World Cup organisers
# Get Over It
From The42
# Get Over It

What a load of balls! Wilkinson lashes out at World Cup organisers

Nov 7th 2011, 12:47 PM 888 Views 1 Comment

The England star has a few choice words for the tournament chiefs in his forthcoming autobiography.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach
# Time To Say Goodbye
From The42
# Time To Say Goodbye

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach

Nov 1st 2011, 10:37 AM 105 Views 0 Comments

Victory over France was Graham Henry’s last game as New Zealand coach, the 65-year-old confirmed this morning.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Monday 24 October, 2011

In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win
# Champione
From The42
# Champione

In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win

Oct 24th 2011, 11:44 AM 492 Views 0 Comments

It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s here.

Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures
# Developing Story
From The42
# Developing Story

Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures

Oct 24th 2011, 9:18 AM 1,093 Views 0 Comments

As we draw the curtain on an unforgettable six weeks, here are the pictures that captured the drama and excitement of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Saturday 22 October, 2011

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph
# History Repeating?
From The42
# History Repeating?

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph

Oct 22nd 2011, 11:20 AM 265 Views 0 Comments

Get in the mood for tomorrow’s big finale by reminding yourself of what happened in Eden Park 24 years ago.

The sports week in pictures
# Snap Happy
From The42
# Snap Happy

The sports week in pictures

Oct 22nd 2011, 10:00 AM 424 Views 0 Comments

Join us in taking a look back at the stories and images that defined the week.

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France
# Head-to-head
From The42
# Head-to-head

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France

Oct 22nd 2011, 9:06 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how tomorrow’s World Cup final is shaping up.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Friday 21 October, 2011

As it happened: Australia v Wales
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Australia v Wales

Oct 21st 2011, 8:29 AM 2,316 Views 0 Comments

Catch up with our minute-by-minute report as Australia and Wales went toe to toe in this morning’s Rugby World Cup “bronze final”.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Thursday 20 October, 2011

YouTube Top 10: because Rory McIlroy is like the baby from 'Look Who's Talking'
# Going Viral
From The42
# Going Viral

YouTube Top 10: because Rory McIlroy is like the baby from 'Look Who's Talking'

Oct 20th 2011, 1:09 PM 868 Views 1 Comment

This week’s round-up includes: a German expressing his love of Northern Ireland’s finest, Richie McCaw’s somersault turnover and the most inappropriate goal celebration of the season.

World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target
# Cha-ching!
From The42
# Cha-ching!

World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target

Oct 20th 2011, 12:15 PM 194 Views 0 Comments

Sunday’s sell-out World Cup final has generated almost €30m alone, organisers revealed this morning.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

New Zealand in black for World Cup final
# Gestures
From The42
# Gestures

New Zealand in black for World Cup final

Oct 18th 2011, 12:18 PM 770 Views 1 Comment

Despite winning the jersey toss, France have granted their opponents the right to wear their iconic kits in front of home fans.

Gatland: We considered cheating
# Injury-gate?
From The42
# Injury-gate?

Gatland: We considered cheating

Oct 18th 2011, 10:20 AM 498 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland discussed asking his players to fake injury in Saturday’s semi-final against France, he revealed this morning.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Heart and soul see New Zealand through
# One Step Away
From The42
# One Step Away

Heart and soul see New Zealand through

Oct 16th 2011, 12:03 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

Graham Henry pays tribute to his side’s “huge ticker, huge character and guts” after they booked their place in next Sunday’s World Cup final.

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia

Oct 16th 2011, 8:46 AM 1,626 Views 6 Comments

There was no love lost as New Zealand met Australia for a place in the World Cup final. Here’s the minute-by-minute report.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter

Oct 15th 2011, 11:20 AM 615 Views 2 Comments

“There wasn’t much to say in the dressing room and in the team room afterwards. Deccie didn’t even say that much. What could you say?” Jenno checks in with the final installment of his World Cup diary.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Friday 14 October, 2011

Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye
# End Of Story
From The42
# End Of Story

Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye

Oct 14th 2011, 4:49 PM 1,133 Views 7 Comments

“These lads are model professionals who’ve helped to build a great rugby legacy in this country and this was their last chance. There’s just nothing you can say.”

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales
# Chat
From The42
# Chat

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales

Oct 14th 2011, 12:15 PM 295 Views 0 Comments

With the Welsh squad less than 48 hours away from the biggest game of their rugby lives, we turned to our man in the valleys for some pre-match guidance.

WATCH: Rugby legends preview the World Cup semis
# RWC2011
From The42
# RWC2011

WATCH: Rugby legends preview the World Cup semis

Oct 14th 2011, 11:56 AM 160 Views 0 Comments

Carling, Brooke, Henderson and Quinnell look forward to this weekend’s action in Eden Park.

Deans waits as clock ticks on Beale's fitness
# Fitness Race
From The42
# Fitness Race

Deans waits as clock ticks on Beale's fitness

Oct 14th 2011, 11:04 AM 71 Views 0 Comments

Kurtley Beale looks set to start for Australia after Robbie Deans provisionally named the full-back in his starting XV to face New Zealand.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)

Oct 13th 2011, 5:05 PM 7,255 Views 9 Comments

Yo, stats nerds. Come join us as we crunch the numbers on the Dubliner’s refereeing performances and look at what to expect from him in Saturday’s semi-final.

You said what? 9 gems from the mouth of Marc Lièvremont
# Soundbite
From The42
# Soundbite

You said what? 9 gems from the mouth of Marc Lièvremont

Oct 13th 2011, 11:05 AM 901 Views 0 Comments

We’re hoping for a couple more of these pearlers in the run-up to Saturday’s semi-final.

Priestland blow forces change on Gatland
# Game Time
From The42
# Game Time

Priestland blow forces change on Gatland

Oct 13th 2011, 10:39 AM 200 Views 0 Comments

Wales have made just one change to their starting XV ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi against France.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

‘We’ll see what happens’: ROG keeps retirement cards close to his chest
# Stay Or Go?
From The42
# Stay Or Go?

‘We’ll see what happens’: ROG keeps retirement cards close to his chest

Oct 12th 2011, 11:45 AM 381 Views 4 Comments

Nobody has any idea if Ronan O’Gara is retiring from international rugby or not. Not even the man himself.

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home

Oct 11th 2011, 6:16 PM 2,770 Views 14 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men were met by a crowd of fans as they disembarked at Dublin Airport.

Turns out De Villiers didn’t resign after all
# Confusion
From The42
# Confusion

Turns out De Villiers didn’t resign after all

Oct 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 375 Views 0 Comments

The South Africa coach claims the speech he delivered following the Springboks’ quarter-final loss to Australia definitely wasn’t about his resignation. Whatever gave you that idea?

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Monday 10 October, 2011

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements
# Ch-Ch-Changes
From The42
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements

Oct 10th 2011, 2:42 PM 1,712 Views 1 Comment

With a handful of Ireland’s Golden Generation having now slipped the wrong side of 30, how many have the appetite for another year of competitive international rugby?

# rugby-world-cup-2011 - Sunday 9 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us

Oct 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 684 Views 0 Comments

“Imagine a junior disco in Ireland. Now imagine it without the tipsy teens staggering from one song to another before a big fight breaks out.”

De Villiers quits as Australia send Springboks packing
# I'm Out
From The42
# I'm Out

De Villiers quits as Australia send Springboks packing

Oct 9th 2011, 11:31 AM 485 Views 0 Comments

South Africa’s outspoken coach says that he will not be staying on following this morning’s quarter-final exit.

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