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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Rugby World Cup

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# super 8
Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower
Afa Amosa is facing a long lay-off after sustaining a knee injury during his side’s victory over Russia.
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# Disappointment
'We let ourselves down badly' - USA head coach slams performance in heavy England defeat
The Eagles shipped seven tries to Eddie Jones’s side in their World Cup clash.
# Magnificent 7
Italy trounce Canada to make it back-to-back World Cup bonus-point wins
Conor O’Shea’s side ran in seven tries but the performance in Fukuoka was by no means perfect.
# Centre of attention
Ireland's Chris Farrell reaping the rewards from his 'shot in the dark'
The Munster centre made his World Cup debut as a first-half substitute in Sunday’s victory over Scotland.
# Upset
'The odds were 15/1 and they won!' - Uruguay revels in historic Rugby World Cup win
The South Americans pulled off the greatest upset in their history on Wednesday against Fiji.
# Manu down
Throat injury rules Tonga's record points-scorer out of the rest of the World Cup
Kurt Morath injured his larynx after being caught in a tackle by England’s Manu Tuilagi on Sunday.
# peaked early
Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage
There are only a handful of meaningful pool matches left, unless you believe that shocks are possible.
# First XV
Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend
A brilliant weekend of rugby delivered no shortage of back-line options
# looking ahead
Eddie Jones ready for '15 Donald Trumps' when England face USA
The English side have just a four-day turnaround from their opening 35-3 win over Tonga.
# Onward
'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'
Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.
# oh Captain my captain
'Those critics are always going to come' - Stander hails captain Best
The Ireland hooker inspired his side to victory against Scotland.
# Fergie Time
Jones defends England's sluggish start: 'The World Cup is not a 100-metre sprint'
Slow and steady, says Eddie.
# red rose
Late try seals bonus point for England in World Cup win over Tonga
Manu Tuilagi scored two tries for Eddie Jones’ side as they took maximum points from their opening game.
# Reaction
'Disappointed' O'Shea refuses to blame conditions for Italy's error-strewn opener
Six tries but plenty to improve on for the Italians following this morning’s win against Namibia.
# Up and Running
Ryan, Best and Furlong get Ireland off to an ideal start at the World Cup
Joe Schmidt’s side were in the driving seat against Scotland in this morning’s tournament opener in Yokohama.
New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup
Settle in as the defending champions open their campaign against the Springboks in Yokohama.
# Homelessness
'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless
The Simon Community, together with Secret Street Tours, are organising the screenings.
# Body count
Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows
From D’Arcy to Boss, Ireland have had no shortage of late arrivals into their World Cup squad.
Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup
We went minute-by-minute for the World Cup opener from Tokyo.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup?
The tournament is kicking off in Japan today.
# The Opposition
Townsend names experienced Scotland team for Yokohama showdown
Here is the starting XV that will take to the field against Ireland on Sunday.
# RWC2019
Schmidt opts for continuity as he names first starting XV of World Cup
The Ireland head coach says Joey Carbery, Rob Kearney and Keith Earls are all close to being fit to play.
# Well Briefed
'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules
Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for alleged betting offences.
# RWC2019
'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet
The Ulster boss worked under Gregor Townsend with both Glasgow and Scotland.
# Great Scot
Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are taking on Ireland at the right time
The sides will open their respective Rugby World Cup campaigns by squaring off in Yokohama on Sunday.
Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward
The former international fears the team will suffer most in the line-out.
# Explainer
Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?
The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.
# concentrated energy
James Lowe: Moving to Ireland 'like jumping into the deep end, but we're swimming, man'
We chatted to the Leinster wing about his childhood hero worship of Joe Rokocoko, settling in so far from home and the ‘special humans’ Leinster have built their team around.
# Midfield
'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland
The Munster midfielder will be competing with Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in Japan.
# Say Cheese
In pics: Smiles all round as Irish squad departs for Rugby World Cup
Joe Schmidt’s side left for Japan today.
# RWC2019
Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage
All of Ireland’s games from Japan will be live on RTÉ.
# Onward
Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979
Despite losing the first Test, the Six Nations champions defeated the Wallabies 2-1 in June 2018.
# Typhoon Faxai
Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport
Typhoon Faxai pummelled the Japanese capital Tokyo with record winds and torrential rain.
# Flight for the Earls
Keith Earls declared fit to retain his place in Ireland's World Cup squad
There had been concern over the Munster winger, who hobbled off during Saturday’s win against Wales.
# 14 days to go
A fitting send-off but Ireland hope for World Cup lift-off after Wales win
Joe Schmidt’s men will board the flight to Japan with renewed confidence.
# Warm-up
Connacht beat Ireland's World Cup opponents Russia in final warm-up match
Daly, Leader, Murphy, Fitzgerald (2) and Boyle all got on the scoresheet.
# Centre of attention
Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad
The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.
# Save the Date
Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy
We’re heading back to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday 4 September.
# looking good
Huget heroics give France pre-World Cup boost
Italy captain Sergio Parisse made his 140th international appearance as his side were outclassed.