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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - All time

'All we've done is earn the right to go to training on Monday' - McCaw
# Level Heads
From The42
# Level Heads

'All we've done is earn the right to go to training on Monday' - McCaw

Oct 17th 2015, 11:23 PM 7,188 Views 11 Comments

The All Blacks will not be getting carried away with their nine-try victory.

Bowe looks to help Schmidt's side to 'where no Irish team has ever been'
# Breaking Ground
From The42
# Breaking Ground

Bowe looks to help Schmidt's side to 'where no Irish team has ever been'

Oct 17th 2015, 11:05 PM 8,385 Views 4 Comments

The experienced wing recognises the need for Ireland to seize their opportunity.

Saint-André admits to shame as his tenure ends in All Blacks hammering
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Saint-André admits to shame as his tenure ends in All Blacks hammering

Oct 17th 2015, 11:01 PM 11,425 Views 26 Comments

The former Toulon boss will be replaced by Guy Noves.

Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 7,628 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were ferocious at the ruck last weekend against the French.

As it happened: New Zealand v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 17th 2015, 8:45 PM

As it happened: New Zealand v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales
# Wow
From The42
# Wow

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales

Oct 17th 2015, 6:01 PM 11,111 Views 31 Comments

What a way to settle a bruising quarter-final!

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow

Oct 17th 2015, 3:05 PM 9,527 Views 35 Comments

The 26-year-old will feel this moment has always been coming.

O'Connell and O'Mahony 'gatecrashing for the weekend' as Ireland keep injured leaders close by
# King Poc
From The42
# King Poc

O'Connell and O'Mahony 'gatecrashing for the weekend' as Ireland keep injured leaders close by

Oct 17th 2015, 2:50 PM 9,321 Views 0 Comments

Ireland will be without some key men on the pitch, but they can still influence matters off it.

Heaslip confident Madigan can make Ireland's late 10 switch seamless
# Fashionably Late
From The42
# Fashionably Late

Heaslip confident Madigan can make Ireland's late 10 switch seamless

Oct 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 6,783 Views 27 Comments

Sexton was a late drop-out from Ireland’s team to face Argentina in tomorrow’s quarter-final.

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup quarter-final
# Huge Blow
From The42
# Huge Blow

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup quarter-final

Oct 17th 2015, 12:35 PM 50,923 Views 103 Comments

The Leinster out-half’s adductor injury flared up after training yesterday.

That Irish rugby joke doing the rounds was too much for one English player
# The Joke
From The Daily Edge
# The Joke

That Irish rugby joke doing the rounds was too much for one English player

Oct 17th 2015, 10:23 AM 14,139 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s a comedian.

The All Black out-half who honed his skills on the GAA fields of Co Meath
# GAA Roots
From The42
# GAA Roots

The All Black out-half who honed his skills on the GAA fields of Co Meath

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 58,738 Views 14 Comments

You may not know that Beauden Barrett played U10 football in Ballinacree, but he did.

If France won’t bring the old school flair, Nehe Milner-Skudder will
# NMS
From The42
# NMS

If France won’t bring the old school flair, Nehe Milner-Skudder will

Oct 17th 2015, 9:30 AM 4,909 Views 2 Comments

“It’s been a pretty hectic year for the fella.”

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
# Out In The Open
From The42
# Out In The Open

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'

Oct 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 27,476 Views 93 Comments

Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland's calm week
# Knock-out
From The42
# Knock-out

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland's calm week

Oct 17th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,060 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup party returns to Cardiff for one final weekend.

'I have a love/hate relationship with my job' - Schmidt feels the pressure
# The Fear
From The42
# The Fear

'I have a love/hate relationship with my job' - Schmidt feels the pressure

Oct 17th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,486 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland head coach says the fear of failure drives him on at this World Cup.

Peter Stringer: Johnny's kicking will be crucial in punishing indiscipline from Argentina
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

Peter Stringer: Johnny's kicking will be crucial in punishing indiscipline from Argentina

Oct 16th 2015, 9:51 PM 17,983 Views 24 Comments

Our World Cup columnist previews the World Cup quarter-final.

'When you get out on that pitch on Sunday, there'll be no one to hold your hand'
# Best Foot Forward
From The42
# Best Foot Forward

'When you get out on that pitch on Sunday, there'll be no one to hold your hand'

Oct 16th 2015, 6:25 PM 8,650 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Connell can’t help Ireland on the field, but Rory Best is confident there’ll be no shortage of heirs to the throne.

'I certainly am not going after Lancaster's job': Schmidt brushes off England link
# Non-runner
From The42
# Non-runner

'I certainly am not going after Lancaster's job': Schmidt brushes off England link

Oct 16th 2015, 3:29 PM 12,937 Views 20 Comments

No point in taking a demotion anyway.

'We believe he's ready to go': Schmidt confident another day will see Sexton right
# Johnny On The Spot
From The42
# Johnny On The Spot

'We believe he's ready to go': Schmidt confident another day will see Sexton right

Oct 16th 2015, 3:02 PM 8,433 Views 14 Comments

The Kiwi also explains why he didn’t want to put the “incredibly strong” Iain Henderson at blindside.

Murphy gets nod at 6, Healy retained and more Ireland XV talking points
# Big Issues
From The42
# Big Issues

Murphy gets nod at 6, Healy retained and more Ireland XV talking points

Oct 16th 2015, 1:22 PM 20,198 Views 15 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and the other leaders must stand up, while Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls are fit.

Argentina make 10 changes as frontliners return for Ireland clash
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Argentina make 10 changes as frontliners return for Ireland clash

Oct 16th 2015, 1:12 PM 9,398 Views 5 Comments

Daniel Hourcade had named a powerful, pace XV for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final.

Jonathan Sexton fit enough for inclusion in Ireland's starting XV to face Argentina
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Jonathan Sexton fit enough for inclusion in Ireland's starting XV to face Argentina

Oct 16th 2015, 1:01 PM 30,059 Views 66 Comments

Keith Earls will also strap up an injury and head into battle at the Millennium Stadium this Sunday.

Aaron Smith snapping at the chance to 'mark himself' against France's Parra
# Mutual Respect
From The42
# Mutual Respect

Aaron Smith snapping at the chance to 'mark himself' against France's Parra

Oct 16th 2015, 11:54 AM 5,774 Views 0 Comments

The All Black scrum-half has taken time to enjoy the view on his way to the top.

Tentative steps for Sexton on Captain's Run with a difference for Ireland
# Starter For 10
From The42
# Starter For 10

Tentative steps for Sexton on Captain's Run with a difference for Ireland

Oct 16th 2015, 11:03 AM 24,344 Views 36 Comments

The out-half looks like a man ready to start on Sunday, but is minding his adductor.

'Failing to convert gilt-edged opportunities is like allowing your opponents to score'
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

'Failing to convert gilt-edged opportunities is like allowing your opponents to score'

Oct 16th 2015, 10:58 AM 6,728 Views 1 Comment

Eoghan Hickey takes a closer look at the pressures players will face in the RWC quarter-finals.

Dave Kearney waiting patiently for Ireland chances out wide
# Wing Play
From The42
# Wing Play

Dave Kearney waiting patiently for Ireland chances out wide

Oct 16th 2015, 6:45 AM 6,335 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland wing talks hitting rucks, holding width, decoys and Joe Schmidt’s ongoing demands.

Reports in France claim Philippe Saint-Andre has been ousted by his players
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Reports in France claim Philippe Saint-Andre has been ousted by his players

Oct 15th 2015, 9:56 PM 25,963 Views 47 Comments

The squad will apparently coach themselves for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.

Henderson set to take over from POC as Sexton looks likely to be fit
# Starting 10
From The42
# Starting 10

Henderson set to take over from POC as Sexton looks likely to be fit

Oct 15th 2015, 8:43 PM 27,323 Views 68 Comments

The Ulsterman is set start in the second row, while there will be two changes to the back row.

We’ll Leave it There So: All-Ireland draw, Ward claims world silver and today's sport
# Thursday
From The42
# Thursday

We’ll Leave it There So: All-Ireland draw, Ward claims world silver and today's sport

Oct 15th 2015, 8:19 PM 12,095 Views 2 Comments

There are also updates from the Irish rugby team’s camp and news on Shane Long’s latest injury.

French hunt for O'Brien ban tougher to take than the Tullow Tank's swinging arm
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

French hunt for O'Brien ban tougher to take than the Tullow Tank's swinging arm

Oct 15th 2015, 8:02 PM 21,128 Views 30 Comments

Pascal Pape is an instigator, he got exactly the reaction he wanted from O’Brien, just not from the referee.

'Apart from Rainbow Warrior, we're on the same page': NZ dealing with pressure of France week
# All Gags
From The42
# All Gags

'Apart from Rainbow Warrior, we're on the same page': NZ dealing with pressure of France week

Oct 15th 2015, 5:09 PM 7,731 Views 10 Comments

‘Worry is a wasted emotion,’ comes the words of wisdom from a man used to dealing with intense pressure.

Ireland have provided a positive update on Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls
# Health
From The42
# Health

Ireland have provided a positive update on Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls

Oct 15th 2015, 4:31 PM 11,731 Views 15 Comments

Joe Schmidt may have to make late calls on two of his backs.

Bastareaud benched for France's big bash with All Blacks
# Quinze
From The42
# Quinze

Bastareaud benched for France's big bash with All Blacks

Oct 15th 2015, 11:46 AM 12,371 Views 26 Comments

PSA has made three changes for their rematch of the famous 2007 semi-final at the same venue.

Cardiff hotel rooms costing rugby fans an average of €1,664 for one night
# Pricey
# Pricey

Cardiff hotel rooms costing rugby fans an average of €1,664 for one night

Oct 15th 2015, 9:40 AM 20,642 Views 87 Comments

The average price for Saturday is now 960% higher than the Welsh capital’s monthly average.

Sean O'Brien: 'I'm embarrassed by punch on Pape'
# Rwc 15
From The42
# Rwc 15

Sean O'Brien: 'I'm embarrassed by punch on Pape'

Oct 15th 2015, 8:46 AM 18,609 Views 32 Comments

A report of the disciplinary hearing was released by World Rugby.

Here's why Isa Nacewa expects to see Ireland and the All Blacks in the World Cup final
# Top Two
From The42
# Top Two

Here's why Isa Nacewa expects to see Ireland and the All Blacks in the World Cup final

Oct 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 16,071 Views 9 Comments

Ireland look like ‘a champion team’, the Leinster legend says.

Sexton holds key to Ireland's Clásico against Argentina says Hernández
# El Mago
From The42
# El Mago

Sexton holds key to Ireland's Clásico against Argentina says Hernández

Oct 15th 2015, 7:00 AM 6,607 Views 4 Comments

The Pumas magician says his relationship with Ronan O’Gara is now an ‘awesome’ one.

Spanish speaker Murphy keen to fill in for Ireland's injured O'Mahony
# Back Row Candidate
From The42
# Back Row Candidate

Spanish speaker Murphy keen to fill in for Ireland's injured O'Mahony

Oct 15th 2015, 6:30 AM 11,305 Views 8 Comments

With two spots available in Ireland’s back row, the Leinster man is hoping for the nod from Joe Schmidt.

Was Sunday's win against France a turning point in Ian Madigan's career?
# Perfect 10
From The42
# Perfect 10

Was Sunday's win against France a turning point in Ian Madigan's career?

Oct 15th 2015, 12:30 AM 12,413 Views 16 Comments

We asked Leinster’s Isa Nacewa.