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#Rugby World Cup

# 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 52,845 Views 46 Comments

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

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji
# Red Alert
From The42
# Red Alert

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

Oct 9th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,662 Views 20 Comments

A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends

Oct 9th 2019, 9:39 AM 5,942 Views 2 Comments

With thanks to Volkswagen, we will feed one lucky group of Ireland fans ahead of this Saturday’s Pool A clash against Samoa.

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 9th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Oct 8th 2019, 2:43 PM 4,724 Views 1 Comment

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
From The42
# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,568 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 6 October, 2019

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row
# Dispute
From The42
# Dispute

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

Oct 6th 2019, 8:09 PM 61,565 Views 25 Comments

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 5th 2019, 8:09 AM

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure
# High Bar
From The42
# High Bar

Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure

Oct 5th 2019, 8:01 AM 8,890 Views 8 Comments

‘It’s amazing how much pressure one man can put on an entire team.’

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:05 AM 6,266 Views 5 Comments

Michael Leitch returns for Saturday’s game but the captain’s armband is retained by Pieter Labuschagne.

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case
# Springboks
From The42
# Springboks

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:52 AM 5,918 Views 0 Comments

South African player fully focused on tomorrow’s crucial game against Italy.

Fiji run in seven tries to rout Georgia for bonus-point win at Rugby World Cup
# Seventh Heaven
From The42
# Seventh Heaven

Fiji run in seven tries to rout Georgia for bonus-point win at Rugby World Cup

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:34 AM 5,379 Views 14 Comments

The win puts Fiji in a strong position to secure automatic qualification for the next World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup
# Proceedings
From The42
# Proceedings

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:00 PM 31,141 Views 5 Comments

Eben Etzebeth is alleged to have insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old man.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Get bonus Rugby Weekly podcasts and join our exclusive World Cup WhatsApp group
# The42 Members
From The42
# The42 Members

Get bonus Rugby Weekly podcasts and join our exclusive World Cup WhatsApp group

Oct 1st 2019, 8:45 PM 10,934 Views 0 Comments

Don’t miss out.

South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game From The42

South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

Oct 1st 2019, 11:29 AM 8,103 Views 0 Comments

Damian Willemse will join the squad in Japan on Thursday.

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup
# Blurred Vision
From The42
# Blurred Vision

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup

Oct 1st 2019, 11:05 AM 14,259 Views 6 Comments

Ardie Savea will use protective eyewear against Canada tomorrow.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 30 September, 2019

World Rugby offer 'sincere apologies' to Georgia over Russian music gaffe
# Bum Note
From The42
# Bum Note

World Rugby offer 'sincere apologies' to Georgia over Russian music gaffe

Sep 30th 2019, 11:03 AM 19,998 Views 4 Comments

‘We want to make it clear that Russia is not Georgia,’ said coach Milton Haig after Georgia’s win over Uruguay.

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes
# Three Wise Men
From The42
# Three Wise Men

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

Sep 30th 2019, 10:16 AM 12,764 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Georgia crush giant-killers Uruguay with bonus-point victory
# Comprehensive
From The42
# Comprehensive

Georgia crush giant-killers Uruguay with bonus-point victory

Sep 29th 2019, 8:48 AM 8,274 Views 4 Comments

The popular South American side were unable to pull off another shock win.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 28 September, 2019

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running
# Boks
From The42
# Boks

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running

Sep 28th 2019, 1:00 PM 4,122 Views 1 Comment

The Boks lost on the opening weekend to New Zealand.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 27 September, 2019

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower
# Super 8
From The42
# Super 8

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower

Sep 27th 2019, 3:57 PM 7,639 Views 2 Comments

Afa Amosa is facing a long lay-off after sustaining a knee injury during his side’s victory over Russia.

Get bonus Rugby Weekly podcasts and join our exclusive World Cup WhatsApp group
# The42 Members
From The42
# The42 Members

Get bonus Rugby Weekly podcasts and join our exclusive World Cup WhatsApp group

Sep 27th 2019, 9:30 AM 16,009 Views 11 Comments

Don’t miss out.

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

'We let ourselves down badly' - USA head coach slams performance in heavy England defeat
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

'We let ourselves down badly' - USA head coach slams performance in heavy England defeat

Sep 26th 2019, 6:51 PM 8,564 Views 2 Comments

The Eagles shipped seven tries to Eddie Jones’s side in their World Cup clash.

Italy trounce Canada to make it back-to-back World Cup bonus-point wins
# Magnificent 7
From The42
# Magnificent 7

Italy trounce Canada to make it back-to-back World Cup bonus-point wins

Sep 26th 2019, 11:32 AM 11,459 Views 12 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s side ran in seven tries but the performance in Fukuoka was by no means perfect.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'
# Centre Of Attention
From The42
# Centre Of Attention

Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'

Sep 25th 2019, 7:00 PM 9,403 Views 7 Comments

The Munster centre made his World Cup debut as a first-half substitute in Sunday’s victory over Scotland.

'The odds were 15/1 and they won!' - Uruguay revels in historic Rugby World Cup win
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

'The odds were 15/1 and they won!' - Uruguay revels in historic Rugby World Cup win

Sep 25th 2019, 6:26 PM 7,156 Views 5 Comments

The South Americans pulled off the greatest upset in their history on Wednesday against Fiji.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Throat injury rules Tonga's record points-scorer out of the rest of the World Cup
# Manu Down
From The42
# Manu Down

Throat injury rules Tonga's record points-scorer out of the rest of the World Cup

Sep 24th 2019, 10:20 AM 5,603 Views 1 Comment

Kurt Morath injured his larynx after being caught in a tackle by England’s Manu Tuilagi on Sunday.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 23 September, 2019

Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage
# Peaked Early
From The42
# Peaked Early

Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage

Sep 23rd 2019, 9:45 PM 13,302 Views 34 Comments

There are only a handful of meaningful pool matches left, unless you believe that shocks are possible.

Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 18,218 Views 18 Comments

A brilliant weekend of rugby delivered no shortage of back-line options

Eddie Jones ready for '15 Donald Trumps' when England face USA
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Eddie Jones ready for '15 Donald Trumps' when England face USA

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:58 PM 8,801 Views 8 Comments

The English side have just a four-day turnaround from their opening 35-3 win over Tonga.

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'
# Onward
From The42
# Onward

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:52 PM 7,579 Views 1 Comment

Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 22 September, 2019

'Those critics are always going to come' - Stander hails captain Best
# Oh Captain My Captain
From The42
# Oh Captain My Captain

'Those critics are always going to come' - Stander hails captain Best

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:04 PM 11,264 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland hooker inspired his side to victory against Scotland.

Jones defends England's sluggish start: 'The World Cup is not a 100-metre sprint'
# Fergie Time
From The42
# Fergie Time

Jones defends England's sluggish start: 'The World Cup is not a 100-metre sprint'

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:10 PM 11,772 Views 7 Comments

Slow and steady, says Eddie.

Late try seals bonus point for England in World Cup win over Tonga
# Red Rose
From The42
# Red Rose

Late try seals bonus point for England in World Cup win over Tonga

Sep 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 13,976 Views 19 Comments

Manu Tuilagi scored two tries for Eddie Jones’ side as they took maximum points from their opening game.

'Disappointed' O'Shea refuses to blame conditions for Italy's error-strewn opener
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'Disappointed' O'Shea refuses to blame conditions for Italy's error-strewn opener

Sep 22nd 2019, 11:59 AM 18,074 Views 1 Comment

Six tries but plenty to improve on for the Italians following this morning’s win against Namibia.

Ryan, Best and Furlong get Ireland off to an ideal start at the World Cup
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Ryan, Best and Furlong get Ireland off to an ideal start at the World Cup

Updated Sep 22nd 2019, 10:47 AM 14,157 Views 29 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side were in the driving seat against Scotland in this morning’s tournament opener in Yokohama.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 21 September, 2019

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 21st 2019, 10:15 AM

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless

Sep 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 14,891 Views 17 Comments

The Simon Community, together with Secret Street Tours, are organising the screenings.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 20 September, 2019

Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows
# Body Count
From The42
# Body Count

Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows

Sep 20th 2019, 2:00 PM 13,391 Views 8 Comments

From D’Arcy to Boss, Ireland have had no shortage of late arrivals into their World Cup squad.

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 20th 2019, 10:39 AM

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup