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# Rugby World Cup

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A guide to the 8 GAA stadiums that form part of Ireland's RWC 2023 bid
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
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
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
Remember the names of the players you see in action this month.
Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995
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
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
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
‘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
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?
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
More time was needed for the former rugby league player.
Super Rugby's Reds snap up Japan star Goromaru
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
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?
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
Here’s to the playmakers.
It's settled then, here are the 10 best tries of Rugby World Cup 2015
We only had 271 to pick from.
Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey
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
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
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
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
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
What do you make of the TV3 panel’s choices?
Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan
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
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
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
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
The 33-year-old signed off from Test rugby with a sublime performance.
New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final
We went minute-by-minute for the most important Trans-Tasman derby in rugby history.
Peter Stringer: McCaw got a standing ovation in '01 and hasn't let up since
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
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
The 33-year-old out-half ends his New Zealand career after tomorrow’s World Cup final.
The winners and losers from a memorable Rugby World Cup
There’s a lot to look back on ahead of this weekend’s decider.
Toulon-bound Ma'a Nonu aiming to finish All Blacks 'dream' in glory
Leinster will have to deal with the Kiwi centre later this season.
Adam Ashley-Cooper ranks as one of Australia's all-time greats
The Bordeaux-bound wing has been one of the Wallabies’ best servants of all.
'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw
The 34-year-old is expected to retire after New Zealand’s World Cup final against Australia tomorrow.
Lynne Cantwell: BOD and D'Arcy had it, All Blacks Nonu and Smith have it too
Our World Cup columnist looks at the strength of the All Blacks’ centre pairing.
Cheika: 'We're not all guys camped out by the billabong, wearing cork hats'
Michael Cheika provided some laughs this afternoon in London.
Japan in running with heavyweights for World Rugby team award after tournament heroics
Michael Cheika is on the shortlist for the top coach award, meanwhile.
Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby
The 34-year-old is widely expected to hang up his boots following Saturday’s clash with Australia.
'They can call us whatever they want. Being Aussies, they probably will'
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen isn’t too concerned about what the Australians are and aren’t saying.