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#Rugby World Cup

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

Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement from rugby
# Calling Time
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# Calling Time

Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement from rugby

Jul 1st 2019, 9:26 AM 12,159 Views 9 Comments

The 31-year-old cited injury and a lack of contract offers as the reasons behind his decision.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together

Jun 20th 2019, 1:18 PM 12,299 Views 15 Comments

The former Japan boss has made exceptions in his initial squad, but Dylan Hartley is not one of them.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving
# Time Served
From The42
# Time Served

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving

Jun 19th 2019, 11:09 AM 3,951 Views 3 Comments

The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland
# Pool A
From The42
# Pool A

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 9:05 AM 5,813 Views 8 Comments

‘Once we get out of (the pool) we’ve either got New Zealand or South Africa, and we’re not going to lay down for them either.’

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Sexton insists Ireland have not already peaked as he takes aim at World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
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# JAPAN 2019

Sexton insists Ireland have not already peaked as he takes aim at World Cup

Jun 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,882 Views 48 Comments

With a Grand Slam and a first-ever home win over New Zealand, 2018 was a tough act to follow for Ireland.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Stockdale leading Ireland's brave young generation aiming for World Cup breakthrough
# Young Fresh And New
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# Young Fresh And New

Stockdale leading Ireland's brave young generation aiming for World Cup breakthrough

May 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 7,955 Views 26 Comments

The Ulster star found himself in a muddle when Christy Moore visited camp, but he is in no doubt about the target for this year’s World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

After loss to Leinster, Glasgow Warriors duo drafted into Scotland training squad for World Cup
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

After loss to Leinster, Glasgow Warriors duo drafted into Scotland training squad for World Cup

May 28th 2019, 11:00 AM 4,534 Views 0 Comments

Kyle Steyn and Scott Cummings were in action in Saturday’s Pro14 decider.

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness
# Gold Standard
From The42
# Gold Standard

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

May 28th 2019, 2:00 AM 11,940 Views 10 Comments

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Gatland calls up two uncapped players for Wales' World Cup training squad
# JAPAN 2019
From The42
# JAPAN 2019

Gatland calls up two uncapped players for Wales' World Cup training squad

Apr 30th 2019, 2:36 PM 4,719 Views 8 Comments

Prop Rhys Carre and wing Owen Lane have been included in the 42-man training panel.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Wilkinson 'never felt so empty' as he did after winning 2003 World Cup
# Cold Dose
From The42
# Cold Dose

Wilkinson 'never felt so empty' as he did after winning 2003 World Cup

Apr 24th 2019, 12:10 PM 18,456 Views 11 Comments

‘When we won a couple of championships at Toulon, I left and there was no sunset waiting for me to stroll into.’

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report
# Cloud 9
From The42
# Cloud 9

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report

Apr 16th 2019, 6:02 PM 8,155 Views 3 Comments

The former Toulon coach is said to have agreed a four-year contract to take the top job with Les Bleus until 2023.

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

'I'm grateful it's only 12 weeks': Van der Flier on track for World Cup
# Rehabbing
From The42
# Rehabbing

'I'm grateful it's only 12 weeks': Van der Flier on track for World Cup

Apr 5th 2019, 7:45 AM 7,311 Views 55 Comments

The Leinster flanker admits his own injury frustration has been put in perspective by Dan Leavy’s misfortune.

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

Crotty to call time on All Blacks career and move to Japan following World Cup
# Crotts
From The42
# Crotts

Crotty to call time on All Blacks career and move to Japan following World Cup

Apr 1st 2019, 11:42 AM 3,937 Views 1 Comment

Steve Hansen described the departing centre as ‘a world-class footballer’.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 4 March, 2019

Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week
# Road To Japan
From The42
# Road To Japan

Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week

Mar 4th 2019, 1:56 PM 12,880 Views 14 Comments

Wales will provide familiar opposition for Ireland as Joe Schmidt bids farewell to the Aviva Stadium.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Second, second bottom - whatever: Six Nations form no indicator through Ireland's World Cup history
# Ceiling
From The42
# Ceiling

Second, second bottom - whatever: Six Nations form no indicator through Ireland's World Cup history

Feb 26th 2019, 4:21 PM 9,243 Views 6 Comments

Form in the spring tournament hasn’t been able to push Ireland beyond the eight yet.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 18 February, 2019

Ireland and England 'have New Zealand's number' at World Cup, says ex-All Blacks captain
# PREDICTION
From The42
# PREDICTION

Ireland and England 'have New Zealand's number' at World Cup, says ex-All Blacks captain

Feb 18th 2019, 6:36 PM 20,882 Views 18 Comments

The reigning champions are seeking a third successive crown at the World Cup later this year.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

All Black coach Hansen stokes Cheika rivalry with 'Mickey Mouse' jibe
# Black Ops
From The42
# Black Ops

All Black coach Hansen stokes Cheika rivalry with 'Mickey Mouse' jibe

Feb 5th 2019, 9:59 AM 9,134 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand’s head coach admits he actively uses mind games against other coaches, though not against ‘a good coach and a mate’ Joe Schmidt.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 4 February, 2019

Australia pull Larkham from attack coach role after Cheika row
# Reshuffle
From The42
# Reshuffle

Australia pull Larkham from attack coach role after Cheika row

Feb 4th 2019, 9:23 AM 7,966 Views 2 Comments

Rugby Australia have moved the former out-half to a new role just over seven months before the Wallabies begin their World Cup campaign.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan
# Threat
From The42
# Threat

Rugby World Cup boss planning for typhoons, quakes in disaster-prone Japan

Jan 16th 2019, 12:02 PM 4,825 Views 5 Comments

The country is especially vulnerable to extreme weather in September, when the tournament will be in full swing.

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

Who should start for Ireland at the Rugby World Cup?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

Who should start for Ireland at the Rugby World Cup?

Jan 3rd 2019, 7:30 PM 20,813 Views 61 Comments

Sure, it’s nine months away, but no harm having a plan in place.

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

'The demand from Japanese fans for Irish tickets is astronomical as well'
# RWC19
From The42
# RWC19

'The demand from Japanese fans for Irish tickets is astronomical as well'

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 43,473 Views 58 Comments

A very different adventure awaits rugby supporters at the World Cup in Japan later this year.

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

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2019 sporting year?
# Calendar
From The42
# Calendar

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2019 sporting year?

Jan 1st 2019, 7:30 AM 7,448 Views 65 Comments

There’s plenty of sporting events on the horizon in 2019, including the Rugby World Cup and Euro 2020 qualifiers.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 30 November, 2018

Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery
# Pretoria
From The42
# Pretoria

Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery

Nov 30th 2018, 10:56 AM 11,100 Views 6 Comments

The powerful former front row is in critical condition after a break-in at his brother’s home.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Eddie Jones glad as 'seduced' England recover to beat Japan
# November Internationals
From The42
# November Internationals

Eddie Jones glad as 'seduced' England recover to beat Japan

Nov 17th 2018, 7:40 PM 8,405 Views 1 Comment

Jones’ side trailed 15-10 at the break but managed to turn things around after the restart.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 12 November, 2018

Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara
# 42 Plus 10
From The42
# 42 Plus 10

Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,553 Views 10 Comments

The New Zealand-based coach will join Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey, in association with Aldi.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 26 October, 2018

'We all know the standards': Sexton backs Ireland to progress even if Schmidt turns for home
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'We all know the standards': Sexton backs Ireland to progress even if Schmidt turns for home

Oct 26th 2018, 6:31 AM 13,192 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland head coach is in demand and has just over a year remaining on his contract.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan
# Inked
From The42
# Inked

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan

Sep 20th 2018, 5:25 PM 18,420 Views 20 Comments

Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.

A year out from World Cup, Japan coach Joseph signals he will step away from Sunwolves
# Test Run
From The42
# Test Run

A year out from World Cup, Japan coach Joseph signals he will step away from Sunwolves

Sep 20th 2018, 11:35 AM 6,078 Views 1 Comment

The Kiwi wants to focus on the national side to ensure they peak in September when they will meet Ireland in RWC Pool A.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Centre Duncan Taylor out for rest of the season, a doubt for Ireland's World Cup opponents Scotland
# Injury
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# Injury

Centre Duncan Taylor out for rest of the season, a doubt for Ireland's World Cup opponents Scotland

Sep 12th 2018, 7:39 PM 7,267 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old is not expected to be back until June after undergoing surgery for a ruptured cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
From The42
# JAPAN 2019

Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup

Aug 18th 2018, 10:23 PM 6,923 Views 8 Comments

They’ll go into a pool with defending champions New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Here's what Leo has spent on social media campaigns over the last year
# Pics Or It Didnt Happen
# Pics Or It Didnt Happen

Here's what Leo has spent on social media campaigns over the last year

Mar 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 26,549 Views 82 Comments

Around €6,500 was spent advertising Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid on social media.

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality
# Joe Show
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# Joe Show

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

Mar 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,677 Views 46 Comments

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New Rugby World Cup bidding process could help Ireland and other smaller nations - reports
# Proposal
From The42
# Proposal

New Rugby World Cup bidding process could help Ireland and other smaller nations - reports

Mar 7th 2018, 11:35 AM 5,285 Views 18 Comments

The news comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the 2023 tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 26 January, 2018

Planning on following Ireland at the 2019 World Cup? Tickets go on sale tomorrow
# JAPAN 2019
From The42
# JAPAN 2019

Planning on following Ireland at the 2019 World Cup? Tickets go on sale tomorrow

Jan 26th 2018, 3:08 PM 6,655 Views 6 Comments

Fans can apply for team and stadium packs as tickets go on sale globally.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

World Cup bid: Why should taxpayers' money be given to sporting organisations?
# Opinion
# Opinion

World Cup bid: Why should taxpayers' money be given to sporting organisations?

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 10,863 Views 56 Comments

Our Ministers might consider spending the €339 million on desperately needed pre-school education instead, writes Sean Byrne.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 17 November, 2017

Schmidt excited to see how the depth chart holds up in 'acid test' against Fiji
# Road To Japan
From The42
# Road To Japan

Schmidt excited to see how the depth chart holds up in 'acid test' against Fiji

Nov 17th 2017, 1:50 AM 8,183 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s head coach is counting down the matches before the 2019 World Cup, and he knows there are not many more chances to experiment.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Despite having the third-best bid, the government isn't giving up on the Rugby World Cup
# Good Try
# Good Try

Despite having the third-best bid, the government isn't giving up on the Rugby World Cup

Nov 7th 2017, 10:45 PM 18,666 Views 77 Comments

A government spokesperson said it is “not going down without a fight” adding it will “fight until the very end to get this bid”.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup
# RWC 2023
From The42
# RWC 2023

Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Oct 31st 2017, 11:08 AM 55,961 Views 184 Comments

The Springboks look set to be on home turf for a World Cup for the first time since 1995, but a vote on 15 November will determine the final outcome.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 1 October, 2017

A huge majority of Irish people are in favour of Ireland's bid for the Rugby World Cup
# Shoulder To Shoulder
# Shoulder To Shoulder

A huge majority of Irish people are in favour of Ireland's bid for the Rugby World Cup

Oct 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 16,682 Views 71 Comments

A new poll puts support at above 90%.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics
# Minister For The Olympics
# Minister For The Olympics

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics

Jul 12th 2017, 2:03 PM 14,417 Views 98 Comments

Meanwhile, Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said Ireland should look into hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.