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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph
# Stunted
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# Stunted

Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph

May 31st 2022, 11:05 AM 4,259 Views 0 Comments

Japan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Australia and USA to host next men's Rugby World Cups
# New Frontiers
From The42
# New Frontiers

Australia and USA to host next men's Rugby World Cups

May 12th 2022, 12:50 PM 7,301 Views 9 Comments

The women’s tournament is set for England (2025), Australia (2029) and the United States (2033).

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

World Rugby to investigate possible eligibility breach by Ireland's RWC opponents Spain
# Regulation 8
From The42
# Regulation 8

World Rugby to investigate possible eligibility breach by Ireland's RWC opponents Spain

Mar 29th 2022, 11:15 AM 31,760 Views 6 Comments

The review pertains to an unnamed player who represented Spain in the Rugby Europe Championship, which doubled as World Cup qualifiers.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 19 March, 2022

'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'
# Blackrock Boy
From The42
# Blackrock Boy

'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'

Mar 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 29,689 Views 9 Comments

Alejandro Alonso, who helped Spain to qualify for the World Cup, spent two years in Blackrock College.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'
# What Could Have Been
From The42
# What Could Have Been

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 81,624 Views 8 Comments

In April 1987, an IRA car bomb killed two people and ended the career of Ulster flanker Nigel Carr, who was driving to Ireland training with two team-mates.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues
# Coming To America
From The42
# Coming To America

USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues

Oct 20th 2021, 5:45 PM 7,115 Views 8 Comments

Of the 28 venues under consideration, 20 already comply or have plans to widen their pitches.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

No Irish involvement as England confirm solo bid to host 2031 Rugby World Cup
# Going It Alone
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# Going It Alone

No Irish involvement as England confirm solo bid to host 2031 Rugby World Cup

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 12:01 PM 21,425 Views 25 Comments

The RFU initially considered a joint-bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 2 October, 2020

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December
# Hierarchy
From The42
# Hierarchy

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December

Oct 2nd 2020, 4:55 PM 14,691 Views 14 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be part of Band 2 for the draw.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother
# JAPAN 2019
From The42
# JAPAN 2019

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother

Aug 8th 2020, 11:59 AM 13,271 Views 1 Comment

Billy Vunipola admitted he ‘affected the chemistry’ of the England team during their run to the final in Japan.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Jun 16th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,525 Views 7 Comments

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Feb 26th 2020, 10:56 AM 8,160 Views 31 Comments

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand
# Black Ferns
From The42
# Black Ferns

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand

Feb 4th 2020, 10:01 AM 2,451 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are still hoping to qualify for the tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base
# Move On
From The42
# Move On

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base

Jan 30th 2020, 5:19 PM 7,417 Views 3 Comments

Ireland get their first chance to right a few World Cup wrongs this weekend.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Room for just one Kiwi as 'Boks and England dominate international Rugby Team of the Year
# First XV
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# First XV

Room for just one Kiwi as 'Boks and England dominate international Rugby Team of the Year

Dec 26th 2019, 11:00 AM 28,059 Views 24 Comments

No Irish players made the cut this time around, but there was still a lot to love about rugby in 2019.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade
# Gratitude
From The42
# Gratitude

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade

Dec 11th 2019, 11:00 PM 8,576 Views 8 Comments

The hosts reached the quarter finals for the first time at this year’s World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy
# Time To Go
From The42
# Time To Go

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

Nov 16th 2019, 7:51 PM 23,559 Views 45 Comments

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,642 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home
# Victory Parade
From The42
# Victory Parade

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home

Nov 10th 2019, 1:32 PM 8,760 Views 1 Comment

Siya Kolisi returned to his South African roots today in a Port Elizabeth township.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month
# ORDINARY JOE
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# ORDINARY JOE

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month

Nov 6th 2019, 11:42 AM 28,528 Views 148 Comments

The former Ireland boss wrote the book himself, the publishers say.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:05 AM 21,575 Views 29 Comments

England are taking on South Africa in the final this morning.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England
# J Lowe
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# J Lowe

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England

Oct 30th 2019, 9:44 AM 11,951 Views 27 Comments

The Leinster wing was disappointed to read about the All Blacks’ struggle against England.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,386 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 21 October, 2019

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks
# Popular
From The42
# Popular

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

Oct 21st 2019, 6:43 PM 18,152 Views 28 Comments

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal
# Lock Out
From The42
# Lock Out

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

Updated Oct 21st 2019, 6:39 PM 22,145 Views 22 Comments

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

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

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

Oct 21st 2019, 3:03 PM 9,006 Views 31 Comments

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.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales
# Last Four
From The42
# Last Four

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Oct 20th 2019, 10:18 AM 17,290 Views 39 Comments

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM

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

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes
# Dismantled
From The42
# Dismantled

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes

Oct 19th 2019, 3:05 PM 9,038 Views 35 Comments

Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final
# Powerful
From The42
# Powerful

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final

Oct 19th 2019, 10:06 AM 11,859 Views 15 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 19th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,369 Views 11 Comments

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England
# Teenage Kicks
From The42
# Teenage Kicks

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Oct 17th 2019, 2:23 PM 9,329 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident
# Incident
From The42
# Incident

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Oct 17th 2019, 7:24 AM 20,599 Views 14 Comments

Damage was allegedly caused to a nightclub in Kumamoto.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey
# Volkswagen
From The42
# Volkswagen

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Oct 15th 2019, 4:32 PM 3,243 Views 110 Comments

Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home
# Doubting Thomas
From The42
# Doubting Thomas

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

Oct 13th 2019, 1:53 PM 30,224 Views 5 Comments

Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga
# Pool C
From The42
# Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

Oct 13th 2019, 9:08 AM 13,026 Views 2 Comments

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead
# Typhoon Hagibis
From The42
# Typhoon Hagibis

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead

Oct 12th 2019, 11:07 PM 18,480 Views 26 Comments

World Rugby has yet to make an announcement on Scotland’s clash with Japan.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 11 October, 2019

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan
# Scot's Clan
From The42
# Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

Oct 11th 2019, 10:24 AM 11,813 Views 6 Comments

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

Oct 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,127 Views 25 Comments

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Oct 10th 2019, 7:44 PM 52,844 Views 46 Comments

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

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