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

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

Jan 26th 2018, 3:08 PM 6,662 Views 6 Comments

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

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 10,870 Views 56 Comments

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

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 8,193 Views 22 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.

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 18,669 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”.

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 55,985 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.

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 16,692 Views 71 Comments

A new poll puts support at above 90%.

'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 14,426 Views 98 Comments

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

'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 6,598 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 29,388 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 46,514 Views 73 Comments

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

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 9,890 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.

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 12,582 Views 27 Comments

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

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 6,103 Views 4 Comments

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

'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 10,880 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 6,878 Views 5 Comments

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

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 23,771 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 23,665 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 54,262 Views 89 Comments

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

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 18,527 Views 1 Comment

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

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 9,556 Views 2 Comments

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

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 40,119 Views 24 Comments

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

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 10,027 Views 8 Comments

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

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 5,951 Views 23 Comments

Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 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 8,986 Views 7 Comments

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

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 5,972 Views 14 Comments

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

'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 14,914 Views 33 Comments

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

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 8,993 Views 17 Comments

More time was needed for the former rugby league player.

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 5,838 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 11,892 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 3:26 PM 16,922 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 7,678 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
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# Try Time

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 11:06 AM 5,683 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 3,241 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 10,911 Views 8 Comments

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

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 13,649 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 8,496 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.

'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 13,509 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 17,824 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 90,144 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 6,539 Views 0 Comments

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