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#Rugby World Cup 2015

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Saturday 26 December, 2015

How well do you remember the Rugby World Cup?
# Let's Get Quizzical
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# Let's Get Quizzical

How well do you remember the Rugby World Cup?

Dec 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 28,914 Views 24 Comments

Don’t worry, we’ll tell you in due course.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

There were no failed doping tests at this year's Rugby World Cup
# Drugs In Sport
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# Drugs In Sport

There were no failed doping tests at this year's Rugby World Cup

Dec 1st 2015, 3:46 PM 4,427 Views 10 Comments

World Rugby say they carried out 468 tests on players during the tournament.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Japan in running with heavyweights for World Rugby team award after tournament heroics
# Gongs
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# Gongs

Japan in running with heavyweights for World Rugby team award after tournament heroics

Oct 29th 2015, 5:05 PM 4,235 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika is on the shortlist for the top coach award, meanwhile.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Argentina are not underestimating Australia - De La Fuente
# High Hopes
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# High Hopes

Argentina are not underestimating Australia - De La Fuente

Oct 21st 2015, 10:47 AM 2,535 Views 7 Comments

Australia were not at their best in the Rugby World quarter-finals but Argentina remain wary ahead of Sunday.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Agony for Scotland as Australia snatch Twickenham thriller
# Drama
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# Drama

Agony for Scotland as Australia snatch Twickenham thriller

Oct 18th 2015, 6:57 PM 8,457 Views 13 Comments

Scotland were seconds from a World Cup shock.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

'He sees the blueprint for rugby success the same way the rest of us read a menu'
# Rwc 15
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# Rwc 15

'He sees the blueprint for rugby success the same way the rest of us read a menu'

Oct 13th 2015, 9:50 PM 12,690 Views 8 Comments

Simon Hick unravels the genius of Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Saturday 10 October, 2015

England end their World Cup campaign by putting 60 points on Uruguay
# Rwc 15
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# Rwc 15

England end their World Cup campaign by putting 60 points on Uruguay

Oct 10th 2015, 10:30 PM 7,845 Views 15 Comments

Ten tries in total for Stuart Lancaster’s side.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

'It's f****** horrible' - Jamie Cudmore says it as it is after agonising defeat
# Potty Mouth
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# Potty Mouth

'It's f****** horrible' - Jamie Cudmore says it as it is after agonising defeat

Oct 6th 2015, 10:14 PM 12,756 Views 2 Comments

Cudmore was pretty blunt when asked what the mood was like in the Canadian dressing room.

'That belief didn't disappear with the Japan defeat' - Habana proud of how Springboks bounced back
# Bouncing Back
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# Bouncing Back

'That belief didn't disappear with the Japan defeat' - Habana proud of how Springboks bounced back

Oct 6th 2015, 7:43 PM 3,933 Views 0 Comments

Habana isn’t thinking about breaking the World Cup try record.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Has the World Cup shown that the Six Nations should be expanded? The Georgia coach thinks so
# Seven Nation Army
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# Seven Nation Army

Has the World Cup shown that the Six Nations should be expanded? The Georgia coach thinks so

Oct 3rd 2015, 1:35 PM 7,170 Views 22 Comments

Milton Haig wants wants Georgia to join a ‘Seven Nations’ .

'OK, our execution wasn't great' - Steve Hansen defends All Blacks after unconvincing win
# RWC 2015
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# RWC 2015

'OK, our execution wasn't great' - Steve Hansen defends All Blacks after unconvincing win

Oct 3rd 2015, 10:02 AM 3,371 Views 3 Comments

Georgia put it up to the world champions last night.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Finn Russell injury a huge blow for Scotland ahead of crunch Springbok game
# Changes
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# Changes

Finn Russell injury a huge blow for Scotland ahead of crunch Springbok game

Oct 1st 2015, 3:09 PM 6,953 Views 4 Comments

Scotland’s Blair Cowan will make his Rugby World Cup bow against South Africa.

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
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# Aussie Aussie Aussie

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown

Oct 1st 2015, 8:56 AM 10,012 Views 27 Comments

Michael Cheika has returned to the Wallabies who opened their Rugby World Cup as his side prepare to face England.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Saturday 26 September, 2015

The other ex-Leinster boss at the RWC is confident about the big calls he's made before Uruguay clash
# Rwc 15
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# Rwc 15

The other ex-Leinster boss at the RWC is confident about the big calls he's made before Uruguay clash

Sep 26th 2015, 12:28 PM 4,698 Views 0 Comments

Australia coach Michael Cheika expects his side to maintain their winning Rugby World Cup start against Uruguay despite a raft of changes.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jubilant Japanese fans force official Rugby World Cup store to close in London
# Memorabilia Mania
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# Memorabilia Mania

Jubilant Japanese fans force official Rugby World Cup store to close in London

Sep 21st 2015, 2:51 PM 7,290 Views 6 Comments

You can hardly blame them, can you?

Cheika's Wallabies go with Hooper-Pocock combo for RWC opener
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Cheika's Wallabies go with Hooper-Pocock combo for RWC opener

Sep 21st 2015, 9:18 AM 7,859 Views 4 Comments

Will Genia will start Australia’s Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Sunday 20 September, 2015

John Smit: Springboks in a 'dark hole' after Japan defeat
# OFF YOUR BOKS
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# OFF YOUR BOKS

John Smit: Springboks in a 'dark hole' after Japan defeat

Sep 20th 2015, 2:54 PM 7,718 Views 3 Comments

John Smit says South Africa must win the remainder of their Rugby World Cup pool fixtures after a surprise defeat to Japan.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'We let South Africa down with Japan loss'
# Upset
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# Upset

'We let South Africa down with Japan loss'

Sep 19th 2015, 11:51 PM 11,986 Views 23 Comments

The Springboks did South Africa a disservice by losing to Japan at the Rugby World Cup, coach Heyneke Meyer has said.

'The greatest win of my career' - Georgia celebrate like they've just won the World Cup
# Rwc 15
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# Rwc 15

'The greatest win of my career' - Georgia celebrate like they've just won the World Cup

Sep 19th 2015, 2:27 PM 11,117 Views 6 Comments

A record-breaking day for the eastern Europeans.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Europe versus USA as Olympics bid heats up, Shaw stays strong and all today's sport
# Wednesday
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# Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Europe versus USA as Olympics bid heats up, Shaw stays strong and all today's sport

Sep 16th 2015, 8:22 PM 7,179 Views 2 Comments

Also, Andy Lee could be in line for a very interesting bout and an Irish youngster makes the grade

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Monday 14 September, 2015

5 times Ireland were given a World Cup scare by minnows
# RWC 2015
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# RWC 2015

5 times Ireland were given a World Cup scare by minnows

Sep 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 6,603 Views 5 Comments

Come at us, Canada.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Friday 11 September, 2015

Can Meyer match the best? Question​s for South Africa heading into the World Cup?
# Boksing Clever
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# Boksing Clever

Can Meyer match the best? Question​s for South Africa heading into the World Cup?

Sep 11th 2015, 8:07 PM 5,309 Views 7 Comments

Could the Springboks be the tournament bolters?

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game
# Demented Mole
From The42
# Demented Mole

Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game

Sep 10th 2015, 12:58 PM 12,988 Views 25 Comments

Because everyone needs to play video games in work.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Gary Halpin's one finger salute and Bordeaux bedlam - Ireland's opening RWC games
# Opening Night
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# Opening Night

Gary Halpin's one finger salute and Bordeaux bedlam - Ireland's opening RWC games

Sep 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,784 Views 2 Comments

We’ve usually started with a win.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

'15 years ago today I was on the bare bones of my arse': Big Jim Hamilton calls it a day
# 63 And Out
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# 63 And Out

'15 years ago today I was on the bare bones of my arse': Big Jim Hamilton calls it a day

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:36 PM 11,345 Views 8 Comments

Hamilton retires from test rugby after missing out on the World Cup squad.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Monday 31 August, 2015

Open thread: Pick the 31 man squad you want to see go to the World Cup
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: Pick the 31 man squad you want to see go to the World Cup

Aug 31st 2015, 6:30 AM 9,353 Views 52 Comments

Put yourself into Joe Schmidt’s shoes

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Sunday 30 August, 2015

South Africa's participation in the Rugby World Cup could be in doubt
# Say It Ain't So
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# Say It Ain't So

South Africa's participation in the Rugby World Cup could be in doubt

Aug 30th 2015, 9:03 PM 21,646 Views 37 Comments

A political party are seeking a court order to have them kicked out.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'It's something the players will be very alien to' - Last chance for Welsh outsiders
# Last Chance Saloon
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# Last Chance Saloon

'It's something the players will be very alien to' - Last chance for Welsh outsiders

Aug 29th 2015, 12:10 PM 5,664 Views 4 Comments

Neil Jenkins says that there are “numerous” places up for grabs in the Welsh squad.

'It's going to be pretty emotional' - Wales out to spoil O'Connell's farewell
# Spoil Sport
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# Spoil Sport

'It's going to be pretty emotional' - Wales out to spoil O'Connell's farewell

Aug 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,433 Views 7 Comments

Neil Jenkins says he’ll be glad to see the back of O’Connell wearing green.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Friday 28 August, 2015

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia
# Staying Put
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# Staying Put

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia

Aug 28th 2015, 8:43 PM 6,602 Views 1 Comment

Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.

A New Zealand punter has wagered an enormous sum on this year's Rugby World Cup
# Rugby World Cup 2015
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# Rugby World Cup 2015

A New Zealand punter has wagered an enormous sum on this year's Rugby World Cup

Aug 28th 2015, 6:37 PM 11,808 Views 13 Comments

It’s rare you find an All Black fan this pessimistic.

Leinster lose another for the World Cup after Springboks include Kirchner
# Leinster's Loss
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# Leinster's Loss

Leinster lose another for the World Cup after Springboks include Kirchner

Aug 28th 2015, 5:57 PM 6,663 Views 7 Comments

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar is also included in the squad.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Cipriani and Burrell out as Sam Burgess picked in England's World Cup squad
# Slammin' Sam
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# Slammin' Sam

Cipriani and Burrell out as Sam Burgess picked in England's World Cup squad

Aug 27th 2015, 2:12 PM 6,635 Views 16 Comments

Lancaster has gone for seven players with 10 caps of less.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Monday 24 August, 2015

Italy's most capped player left out of 31-man World Cup squad
# Marco? Oh No!
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# Marco? Oh No!

Italy's most capped player left out of 31-man World Cup squad

Aug 24th 2015, 4:24 PM 10,229 Views 4 Comments

Marco Bortolami is a shock omission from their final squad.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney
# EVER-IMPROVING
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# EVER-IMPROVING

'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney

Aug 19th 2015, 6:25 PM 6,184 Views 27 Comments

The fullback is adamant the world’s second-ranked side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Thursday 13 August, 2015

10 & 11 October is shaping up to be the biggest Irish sporting weekend of the year
# Save The Dates
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# Save The Dates

10 & 11 October is shaping up to be the biggest Irish sporting weekend of the year

Aug 13th 2015, 5:00 PM 15,527 Views 12 Comments

Book your spot on the couch now.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

'A great example to any young player' - O'Connell says O'Donnell will bounce back
# Bouncebackability
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# Bouncebackability

'A great example to any young player' - O'Connell says O'Donnell will bounce back

Aug 12th 2015, 6:45 PM 6,167 Views 9 Comments

“He’s a special type of athlete.”

Despite a winless Six Nations Scotland offer Vern Cotter a new deal
# Stand By Your Man
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# Stand By Your Man

Despite a winless Six Nations Scotland offer Vern Cotter a new deal

Aug 12th 2015, 5:12 PM 3,334 Views 9 Comments

Scotland show their faith in Cotter with a new contract

Twickenham trials Hawkeye technology to assist concussion diagnosis
# Trial
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# Trial

Twickenham trials Hawkeye technology to assist concussion diagnosis

Aug 12th 2015, 3:54 PM 5,658 Views 1 Comment

England and France will see the use of the technology for the first time this weekend.

# rugby-world-cup-2015 - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Danny Cipriani back in World Cup contention after being re-bailed
# Reprieve
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# Reprieve

Danny Cipriani back in World Cup contention after being re-bailed

Aug 4th 2015, 5:50 PM 5,228 Views 4 Comments

Out-half re-bailed until November following drink-driving arrest

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