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#Rugby World Cup

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

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

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup?

Sep 20th 2019, 9:46 AM 33,219 Views 78 Comments

The tournament is kicking off in Japan today.

Townsend names experienced Scotland team for Yokohama showdown
# The Opposition
From The42
# The Opposition

Townsend names experienced Scotland team for Yokohama showdown

Sep 20th 2019, 9:35 AM 14,231 Views 26 Comments

Here is the starting XV that will take to the field against Ireland on Sunday.

Schmidt opts for continuity as he names first starting XV of World Cup
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Schmidt opts for continuity as he names first starting XV of World Cup

Sep 20th 2019, 9:02 AM 13,931 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland head coach says Joey Carbery, Rob Kearney and Keith Earls are all close to being fit to play.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules
# Well Briefed
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# Well Briefed

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules

Sep 19th 2019, 12:48 PM 9,446 Views 10 Comments

Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for alleged betting offences.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet

Sep 18th 2019, 6:13 PM 7,780 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster boss worked under Gregor Townsend with both Glasgow and Scotland.

Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are taking on Ireland at the right time
# Great Scot
From The42
# Great Scot

Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are taking on Ireland at the right time

Sep 18th 2019, 12:44 PM 10,537 Views 11 Comments

The sides will open their respective Rugby World Cup campaigns by squaring off in Yokohama on Sunday.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 16 September, 2019

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward
# PREDICTION
From The42
# PREDICTION

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward

Sep 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 16,366 Views 26 Comments

The former international fears the team will suffer most in the line-out.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

Sep 15th 2019, 7:30 AM 33,798 Views 13 Comments

The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 14 September, 2019

James Lowe: Moving to Ireland 'like jumping into the deep end, but we're swimming, man'
# Concentrated Energy
From The42
# Concentrated Energy

James Lowe: Moving to Ireland 'like jumping into the deep end, but we're swimming, man'

Sep 14th 2019, 9:10 AM 8,720 Views 40 Comments

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.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 13 September, 2019

'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

'I thought the dream had gone' - Farrell earns World Cup spot with Ireland

Updated Sep 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 35,857 Views 15 Comments

The Munster midfielder will be competing with Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in Japan.

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

In pics: Smiles all round as Irish squad departs for Rugby World Cup
# Say Cheese
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# Say Cheese

In pics: Smiles all round as Irish squad departs for Rugby World Cup

Sep 11th 2019, 5:32 PM 17,299 Views 15 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side left for Japan today.

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage

Sep 11th 2019, 5:00 PM 32,294 Views 56 Comments

All of Ireland’s games from Japan will be live on RTÉ.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979
# Onward
From The42
# Onward

Success Down Under: Remembering Ireland's first Series win in Australia since 1979

Sep 10th 2019, 10:02 AM 5,009 Views 0 Comments

Despite losing the first Test, the Six Nations champions defeated the Wallabies 2-1 in June 2018.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 9 September, 2019

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport
# Typhoon Faxai
From The42
# Typhoon Faxai

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport

Sep 9th 2019, 12:43 PM 10,330 Views 7 Comments

Typhoon Faxai pummelled the Japanese capital Tokyo with record winds and torrential rain.

Keith Earls declared fit to retain his place in Ireland's World Cup squad
# Flight For The Earls
From The42
# Flight For The Earls

Keith Earls declared fit to retain his place in Ireland's World Cup squad

Sep 9th 2019, 11:11 AM 21,285 Views 14 Comments

There had been concern over the Munster winger, who hobbled off during Saturday’s win against Wales.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 8 September, 2019

A fitting send-off but Ireland hope for World Cup lift-off after Wales win
# 14 Days To Go
From The42
# 14 Days To Go

A fitting send-off but Ireland hope for World Cup lift-off after Wales win

Sep 8th 2019, 12:00 PM 30,713 Views 42 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men will board the flight to Japan with renewed confidence.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Connacht beat Ireland's World Cup opponents Russia in final warm-up match
# Warm-up
From The42
# Warm-up

Connacht beat Ireland's World Cup opponents Russia in final warm-up match

Sep 7th 2019, 8:36 PM 21,959 Views 24 Comments

Daly, Leader, Murphy, Fitzgerald (2) and Boyle all got on the scoresheet.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad
# Centre Of Attention
From The42
# Centre Of Attention

Marchant handed first England start despite exclusion from World Cup squad

Sep 4th 2019, 9:42 AM 9,558 Views 4 Comments

The Harlequins centre’s selection raises doubts about the fitness of Jonathan Joseph and Henry Slade.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 2 September, 2019

Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy
# Save The Date
From The42
# Save The Date

Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:00 PM 21,822 Views 4 Comments

We’re heading back to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday 4 September.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Huget heroics give France pre-World Cup boost
# Looking Good
From The42
# Looking Good

Huget heroics give France pre-World Cup boost

Aug 31st 2019, 1:24 AM 13,872 Views 3 Comments

Italy captain Sergio Parisse made his 140th international appearance as his side were outclassed.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 30 August, 2019

'It had never been done before' - When Ireland beat the Springboks on South African soil
# Onward
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# Onward

'It had never been done before' - When Ireland beat the Springboks on South African soil

Aug 30th 2019, 9:43 AM 8,263 Views 7 Comments

In June 2016, they earned a first-ever Test win at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'Key weapon' - Ireland's opponents Japan aim high at Rugby World Cup after naming squad
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

'Key weapon' - Ireland's opponents Japan aim high at Rugby World Cup after naming squad

Aug 29th 2019, 8:27 AM 7,167 Views 3 Comments

The hosts face Russia in the tournament’s opener on 20 September.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped
# Rugby World Cup
From The42
# Rugby World Cup

Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped

Aug 28th 2019, 8:19 AM 13,669 Views 13 Comments

Ngani Laumape and Liam Squire also miss out on a place on the plane.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 26 August, 2019

Springbok star Etzebeth denies assaulting homeless man
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Springbok star Etzebeth denies assaulting homeless man

Aug 26th 2019, 1:22 PM 12,695 Views 8 Comments

The South African Rugby Union has also issued a statement in response to the allegations.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Scotland redeem themselves with warm-up victory over France
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Scotland redeem themselves with warm-up victory over France

Aug 24th 2019, 3:30 PM 10,997 Views 3 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side bounced back from last week’s heavy defeat in Nice.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan?
# The Byrne Legacy
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# The Byrne Legacy

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan?

Aug 22nd 2019, 7:08 PM 19,231 Views 49 Comments

With the Irish camp seriously concerned by Joey Carbery’s fitness, his former club team-mate may steal a march on his fellow Ireland backups.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'The tea leaves say he's going' - Will Kleyn's inclusion keep Beirne from the World Cup squad?
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The tea leaves say he's going' - Will Kleyn's inclusion keep Beirne from the World Cup squad?

Aug 15th 2019, 9:30 PM 27,466 Views 91 Comments

On this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly, Gavan, Murray and Bernard Jackman look at each of the 15 positions and pick out the candidates that they would bring to the World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Japan star Mafi free to play in World Cup with assault trial pushed to January
# Day In Court
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# Day In Court

Japan star Mafi free to play in World Cup with assault trial pushed to January

Aug 14th 2019, 9:35 AM 6,195 Views 0 Comments

An alleged assault on former Melbourne Rebels team-mate Lopeti Limani won’t keep the number 8 from facing Ireland on 28 September.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 12 August, 2019

Schmidt ready to make harsh calls after assessing who was 'chasing their tail'
# Whittling Down
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# Whittling Down

Schmidt ready to make harsh calls after assessing who was 'chasing their tail'

Updated Aug 12th 2019, 8:41 AM 50,526 Views 53 Comments

Ireland head for training camp in Portugal this week, but all eyes remain on the exit door as 43 men try to squeeze into 31 spaces.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Wales denied top world ranking spot after 14-point defeat to England
# No Dice
From The42
# No Dice

Wales denied top world ranking spot after 14-point defeat to England

Aug 11th 2019, 4:59 PM 19,542 Views 20 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side came out on top in this World Cup warm-up match at Twickenham.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Time for 'learnings' over as Best demands Ireland hit peaks in Japan
# Carpe Diem
From The42
# Carpe Diem

Time for 'learnings' over as Best demands Ireland hit peaks in Japan

Aug 8th 2019, 6:45 AM 10,730 Views 28 Comments

‘Those regrets will stay with you forever,’ says the skipper approaching his fourth World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain

Aug 7th 2019, 2:49 PM 4,430 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh Grand Slam-winning captain admits having children gave him some perspective on his playing career.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 5 August, 2019

Dillane and Scannell return to provincial duty as Schmidt names 43-man squad for Italy clash
# Squad
From The42
# Squad

Dillane and Scannell return to provincial duty as Schmidt names 43-man squad for Italy clash

Aug 5th 2019, 10:18 AM 38,032 Views 61 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side face Italy on Saturday afternoon in the first of four warm-up games ahead of the World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34
# Neighbours
From The42
# Neighbours

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34

Jul 31st 2019, 7:58 AM 7,158 Views 3 Comments

Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks
# Dress Rehearsal
From The42
# Dress Rehearsal

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks

Jul 23rd 2019, 1:42 PM 5,879 Views 4 Comments

South Africa’s only win in eight Tests against the world champions came in New Zealand’s capital.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 19 July, 2019

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off

Jul 19th 2019, 9:54 PM 6,769 Views 1 Comment

The tick-tock of Rugby World Cup countdown is getting louder, though New Zealand and South Africa are holding back on opening weekend.

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland
# Official Business
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# Official Business

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

Jul 19th 2019, 3:28 PM 7,413 Views 17 Comments

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Wales captain Jones ends months of speculation to sort out his future
# Going Nowhere
From The42
# Going Nowhere

Wales captain Jones ends months of speculation to sort out his future

Jul 9th 2019, 11:01 AM 9,327 Views 4 Comments

The 33-year-old has agreed to renew his contract with the Ospreys and the Welsh Rugby Union.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 5 July, 2019

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup

Jul 5th 2019, 10:37 AM 4,666 Views 5 Comments

The Wallabies flanker continues to battle his way back from injury.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 1 July, 2019

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey
# Rwc 2019
From The42
# Rwc 2019

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey

Jul 1st 2019, 10:42 AM 11,819 Views 15 Comments

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is behind the defending champions’ kit, which was unveiled today.