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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt
# Sneak Preview
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# Sneak Preview

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt

May 10th 2017, 3:44 PM 6,586 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland head coach called the pool draw featuring Scotland and Japan ‘a mixed bag’.

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

May 10th 2017, 3:01 PM 29,380 Views 34 Comments

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

Ireland draw Scotland, while England placed in pool of death again for 2019 Rugby World Cup
# JAPAN 2019
From The42
# JAPAN 2019

Ireland draw Scotland, while England placed in pool of death again for 2019 Rugby World Cup

May 10th 2017, 9:29 AM 46,506 Views 75 Comments

Joe Schmidt should be very happy with what the pool draw delivered in Kyoto.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed
# JAPAN 2019
From The42
# JAPAN 2019

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed

May 9th 2017, 9:45 AM 9,884 Views 25 Comments

If Ireland are to reach their first ever World Cup semi-final, a bit of luck in tomorrow’s pool draw in Kyoto is vital.

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

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup
# RWC 2023
From The42
# RWC 2023

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:07 PM 12,577 Views 27 Comments

Party in our gaff in 2023 – and the world is invited.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 12 December, 2016

Tipp GAA chief can see reason behind Semple Stadium omisson from Ireland's RWC bid
# RWC 2023
From The42
# RWC 2023

Tipp GAA chief can see reason behind Semple Stadium omisson from Ireland's RWC bid

Dec 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,094 Views 4 Comments

The Thurles venue did not make the long list at the recent launch.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'Transport problems' rule Semple Stadium out of venue list for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid
# No To Thurles
From The42
# No To Thurles

'Transport problems' rule Semple Stadium out of venue list for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

Nov 16th 2016, 2:35 PM 10,864 Views 50 Comments

There’s been anger that the Thurles venue was not selected.

'It is probably the biggest tournament we're capable of hosting' - O'Driscoll
# BOD
From The42
# BOD

'It is probably the biggest tournament we're capable of hosting' - O'Driscoll

Nov 16th 2016, 7:45 AM 6,870 Views 5 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll has been helping out with Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

IRFU hope to keep World Cup prices down with terraces and €15 tickets
# Out Standing
From The42
# Out Standing

IRFU hope to keep World Cup prices down with terraces and €15 tickets

Nov 15th 2016, 4:45 PM 23,764 Views 34 Comments

IRFU chief Philip Browne wants to avoid temporary seating if Ireland win the right to host the 2023 tournament.

A guide to the 8 GAA stadiums that form part of Ireland's RWC 2023 bid
# Around The Grounds
From The42
# Around The Grounds

A guide to the 8 GAA stadiums that form part of Ireland's RWC 2023 bid

Nov 15th 2016, 3:59 PM 23,531 Views 38 Comments

Croke Park, Fitzgerald Stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Casement Park are among the venues to make the long list.

These are the 12 stadia that will make up Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid
# Grounds Of Choice
From The42
# Grounds Of Choice

These are the 12 stadia that will make up Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Nov 15th 2016, 12:21 PM 54,120 Views 89 Comments

The venues are on a long list as the bid was officially launched this morning.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: RWC Irish TV deal, Mourinho on Rooney and all today's sport
# Tuesday
From The42
# Tuesday

We'll Leave it There So: RWC Irish TV deal, Mourinho on Rooney and all today's sport

Jul 5th 2016, 8:10 PM 18,520 Views 1 Comment

Also, the Williams sisters could set to face off in the Wimbledon final.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

11 young internationals who came through the U20 RWC in recent years
# Futureisgreen
From The42
# Futureisgreen

11 young internationals who came through the U20 RWC in recent years

Jun 7th 2016, 12:04 AM 9,552 Views 2 Comments

Remember the names of the players you see in action this month.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995
# Food Poisoning
From The42
# Food Poisoning

Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995

May 5th 2016, 9:25 AM 40,086 Views 24 Comments

Conspiracy theories surrounding a sudden illness in the squad have swirled for two decades.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 1 January, 2016

Why Ireland can convert 2023 World Cup bid into a roaring success
# Spring In Our Step
From The42
# Spring In Our Step

Why Ireland can convert 2023 World Cup bid into a roaring success

Jan 1st 2016, 10:00 PM 10,019 Views 8 Comments

Clever approach has put the tournament within reach for the IRFU.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
# King Poc
From The42
# King Poc

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Dec 17th 2015, 7:00 AM 5,945 Views 22 Comments

Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 2015.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Jonah Lomu had all the qualities you could wish for in a hero -- Brian O'Driscoll
# Rip Jonah
From The42
# Rip Jonah

Jonah Lomu had all the qualities you could wish for in a hero -- Brian O'Driscoll

Nov 18th 2015, 12:45 PM 8,970 Views 7 Comments

‘Be careful, if you get there too quickly you might have to actually tackle him’.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 13 November, 2015

Ex-Springboks coach says he's the man to bring World Cup glory back to England
# No Pressure
From The42
# No Pressure

Ex-Springboks coach says he's the man to bring World Cup glory back to England

Nov 13th 2015, 9:00 AM 5,957 Views 14 Comments

Jake White won the Webb Ellis trophy with South Africa in 2007.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'It's almost like they don't want anyone else to do well.' Is Sam Burgess having a pop at Gordon D'Arcy?
# Returning Fire
From The42
# Returning Fire

'It's almost like they don't want anyone else to do well.' Is Sam Burgess having a pop at Gordon D'Arcy?

Nov 10th 2015, 11:19 AM 14,905 Views 36 Comments

Former Ireland centre’s scathing criticism of rugby league convert made news across the globe in September.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 7 November, 2015

England fail to help Sam Burgess crack code
# Slammin' Sam
From The42
# Slammin' Sam

England fail to help Sam Burgess crack code

Nov 7th 2015, 4:01 PM 8,985 Views 17 Comments

More time was needed for the former rugby league player.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Super Rugby's Reds snap up Japan star Goromaru
# Brave Blossom
From The42
# Brave Blossom

Super Rugby's Reds snap up Japan star Goromaru

Nov 4th 2015, 9:00 AM 5,830 Views 7 Comments

The fullback was the star of Japan’s impressive resurgence in this World Cup, and finished sixth on the list of the tournament’s top scorers.

Milner Skudder shouldn't look this good but he's an All Black and all he knows is success
# Wing Man
From The42
# Wing Man

Milner Skudder shouldn't look this good but he's an All Black and all he knows is success

Nov 4th 2015, 7:10 AM 11,886 Views 12 Comments

New Zealand play in such a way that it guarantees their wingers always thrive, writes Simon Hick.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 2 November, 2015

Do you agree with the official World Cup Team of the Tournament?
# Dream Team
From The42
# Dream Team

Do you agree with the official World Cup Team of the Tournament?

Nov 2nd 2015, 3:26 PM 16,910 Views 29 Comments

There are a few surprise selections and omissions in the line-up.

7 achingly beautiful RWC passes too good not to watch over and over again
# Supply And Demand
From The42
# Supply And Demand

7 achingly beautiful RWC passes too good not to watch over and over again

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:41 PM 7,672 Views 9 Comments

Here’s to the playmakers.

It's settled then, here are the 10 best tries of Rugby World Cup 2015
# Try Time
From The42
# Try Time

It's settled then, here are the 10 best tries of Rugby World Cup 2015

Nov 2nd 2015, 11:06 AM 5,675 Views 6 Comments

We only had 271 to pick from.

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey

Nov 2nd 2015, 10:10 AM 3,229 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster boss says his team can close the gap on the All Blacks by playing them frequently.

'It was a dream of mine to kick a right-footed conversion': Dan Carter has done it all now
# 1598
From The42
# 1598

'It was a dream of mine to kick a right-footed conversion': Dan Carter has done it all now

Nov 2nd 2015, 9:26 AM 10,899 Views 8 Comments

The world’s record points scorer topped off his Test haul with his weak foot.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 1 November, 2015

The All Blacks are too good, here's our Kiwi free Team of the Rugby World Cup
# Best Of The Rest
From The42
# Best Of The Rest

The All Blacks are too good, here's our Kiwi free Team of the Rugby World Cup

Nov 1st 2015, 7:15 PM 13,636 Views 25 Comments

Complete with images of 14 of them being dominated by New Zealanders.

End of an All Black era, but NZ still boast enough leaders to continue unparalleled success
# Culture
From The42
# Culture

End of an All Black era, but NZ still boast enough leaders to continue unparalleled success

Nov 1st 2015, 1:58 PM 8,482 Views 19 Comments

Don’t go feeling sorry for New Zealand just because the heart is about to be ripped out of their double World Cup-winning side.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 31 October, 2015

'The old legs have got a bit of life in them!' - Dan Carter finishes with pride
# Composure
From The42
# Composure

'The old legs have got a bit of life in them!' - Dan Carter finishes with pride

Oct 31st 2015, 9:01 PM 13,503 Views 8 Comments

The 33-year-old was sensational for New Zealand as they claimed a second consecutive World Cup.

Seven countries (including Ireland and France!) represented in TV3's Team of the RWC
# TV3
From The42
# TV3

Seven countries (including Ireland and France!) represented in TV3's Team of the RWC

Oct 31st 2015, 8:38 PM 17,814 Views 36 Comments

What do you make of the TV3 panel’s choices?

Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan
# Gifted
From The42
# Gifted

Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan

Oct 31st 2015, 8:17 PM 90,100 Views 41 Comments

The All Blacks centre gave his medal away after the World Cup final.

Nonu's Ma'avelous try, Dan Carter's deadly drop-goal and the rest of the RWC final highlights
# Always Bet On Black
From The42
# Always Bet On Black

Nonu's Ma'avelous try, Dan Carter's deadly drop-goal and the rest of the RWC final highlights

Oct 31st 2015, 7:53 PM 6,525 Views 0 Comments

Thanks, All Blacks and Wallabies, for the best Rugby World Cup final ever.

Holy SBW!  Sonny Bill just offloaded his World Cup medal to this lucky kid
# Golden Moment
From The42
# Golden Moment

Holy SBW! Sonny Bill just offloaded his World Cup medal to this lucky kid

Oct 31st 2015, 7:11 PM 39,144 Views 24 Comments

Serious gesture from the All Black centre.

'We knew we'd have someone in the bin at some stage': Best laid plans pay off for Hansen
# Don't Worry Be Champions
From The42
# Don't Worry Be Champions

'We knew we'd have someone in the bin at some stage': Best laid plans pay off for Hansen

Oct 31st 2015, 6:22 PM 3,797 Views 0 Comments

14 points conceded with a man in the bin? Steve Hansen doesn’t believe in worrying.

Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies
# Kiwi Pride
From The42
# Kiwi Pride

Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies

Oct 31st 2015, 5:53 PM 16,385 Views 49 Comments

The 33-year-old signed off from Test rugby with a sublime performance.

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final From The42
Live Oct 31st 2015, 4:05 PM

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 30 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: McCaw got a standing ovation in '01 and hasn't let up since
# Column
From The42
# Column

Peter Stringer: McCaw got a standing ovation in '01 and hasn't let up since

Oct 30th 2015, 9:24 PM 26,785 Views 7 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks at what makes the New Zealand captain such a legend of the game.

Wales move to retain Shaun Edwards and the rest of Gatland's back room team until next World Cup
# Stay Another Day
From The42
# Stay Another Day

Wales move to retain Shaun Edwards and the rest of Gatland's back room team until next World Cup

Oct 30th 2015, 2:45 PM 4,405 Views 6 Comments

Gatland omitted Edwards from his Lions touring party in favour of Andy Farrell, but wants him by his side until 2019.

'He likes a beer, he likes a laugh and he's nice company' - Hansen lauds Carter
# Golden Boy
From The42
# Golden Boy

'He likes a beer, he likes a laugh and he's nice company' - Hansen lauds Carter

Oct 30th 2015, 2:27 PM 6,769 Views 1 Comment

The 33-year-old out-half ends his New Zealand career after tomorrow’s World Cup final.