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# rwc-15 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony
# Ham-iversary
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# Ham-iversary

It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony

Oct 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 12,833 Views 10 Comments

“It wasn’t a bad way to go out,” says the legendary lock now that his hamstring injury has healed.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers
# Big Plans
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# Big Plans

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers

Dec 23rd 2015, 10:00 AM 20,714 Views 41 Comments

The IRFU’s performance director says he has no doubt the provinces can remain competitive in Europe.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 17 December, 2015

One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master

Dec 17th 2015, 8:23 AM 8,994 Views 6 Comments

Ayumu Goromaruis now even more of a legend.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Heyneke Meyer walks away from Springboks job
# SPRUNG LOOSE
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# SPRUNG LOOSE

Heyneke Meyer walks away from Springboks job

Dec 3rd 2015, 9:17 AM 6,778 Views 8 Comments

Meyer guided South Africa to third in the World Cup, but was subjected to constant criticism about his side’s style of play.

Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on
# Refresher
From The42
# Refresher

Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on

Dec 3rd 2015, 7:00 AM 6,039 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster prop benefited from some down time last week.

# rwc-15 - Friday 20 November, 2015

'Tackle technique nearly cost me a World Cup' - Keith Earls
# Fractured
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# Fractured

'Tackle technique nearly cost me a World Cup' - Keith Earls

Nov 20th 2015, 1:13 PM 26,085 Views 22 Comments

The Munster wing says he fractured his jaw in the build-up to the global tournament.

# rwc-15 - Friday 13 November, 2015

'Part of me regrets it and part of me doesn't' - Sean O'Brien on the Papé punch
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

'Part of me regrets it and part of me doesn't' - Sean O'Brien on the Papé punch

Nov 13th 2015, 6:00 AM 10,508 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland flanker says Joe Schmidt ‘didn’t go crazy’ with him over the incident and subsequent ban.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Stuart Lancaster steps down as England rugby head coach
# Gone
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# Gone

Stuart Lancaster steps down as England rugby head coach

Nov 11th 2015, 12:19 PM 19,104 Views 54 Comments

He took the decision after a poor World Cup.

# rwc-15 - Monday 9 November, 2015

Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England's sorry World Cup tale
# Share The Blame
From The42
# Share The Blame

Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England's sorry World Cup tale

Nov 9th 2015, 11:58 AM 10,292 Views 13 Comments

The RFU say that they are looking in to the matter internally.

# rwc-15 - Saturday 7 November, 2015

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

England fail to help Sam Burgess crack code

Nov 7th 2015, 4:01 PM 8,960 Views 17 Comments

More time was needed for the former rugby league player.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 5 November, 2015

After a difficult World Cup, Sam Burgess is reportedly quitting rugby union
# Crossing Codes
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# Crossing Codes

After a difficult World Cup, Sam Burgess is reportedly quitting rugby union

Nov 5th 2015, 5:45 PM 9,931 Views 23 Comments

The 26-year-old has ended his contract with Premiership club Bath early for a return to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

All Blacks bring World Cup to Jerry Collins' grave to mark his birthday
# Tribute
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# Tribute

All Blacks bring World Cup to Jerry Collins' grave to mark his birthday

Nov 5th 2015, 8:43 AM 11,535 Views 11 Comments

Carter, Kaino, Nonu, Williams and Messam took a special guest to Porirua.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Airport staff welcome All Blacks home with Haka on the runway
# Rwc 15
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# Rwc 15

Airport staff welcome All Blacks home with Haka on the runway

Nov 4th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,443 Views 11 Comments

Thousands of fans crammed inside Auckland airport for the homecoming.

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 5,808 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.

Peter Stringer: Honing basic skills the key to improving Ireland's gameplan A, B and C
# Column
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# Column

Peter Stringer: Honing basic skills the key to improving Ireland's gameplan A, B and C

Nov 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 11,400 Views 19 Comments

“When you come up against a more physical team than you, you need a plan B.”

Milner Skudder shouldn't look this good but he's an All Black and all he knows is success
# Wing Man
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# 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 11,863 Views 12 Comments

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

# rwc-15 - Monday 2 November, 2015

'Henry Shefflin would be playing first centre, Brian Cody would be in rugby'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'Henry Shefflin would be playing first centre, Brian Cody would be in rugby'

Nov 2nd 2015, 5:10 PM 15,391 Views 42 Comments

Paul O’Connell regrets Ireland’s missed chance to raise the profile of rugby.

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 16,886 Views 29 Comments

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

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:56 PM 8,650 Views 5 Comments

The 36-year-old will be focusing on rehabbing his hamstring injury in the short term.

Only Ma'a Nonu could get away with wearing this vest... and THOSE SHORTS
# See My Vest
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# See My Vest

Only Ma'a Nonu could get away with wearing this vest... and THOSE SHORTS

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:34 PM 19,975 Views 8 Comments

He never goes out of style.

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months
# Fallen Giant
From The42
# Fallen Giant

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:48 PM 24,533 Views 9 Comments

The second row will make his move to Toulon in December.

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

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:41 PM 7,643 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 5,646 Views 6 Comments

We only had 271 to pick from.

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

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 10:10 AM 3,201 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
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# 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 10,864 Views 8 Comments

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

All Black great Dan Carter is World Rugby's Player of the Year for the third time
# World Rugby Awards
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# World Rugby Awards

All Black great Dan Carter is World Rugby's Player of the Year for the third time

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:10 AM 8,385 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s Sophie Spence was nominated for Women’s World Player of the Year.

# rwc-15 - 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
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# 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 13,621 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 8,453 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.

# rwc-15 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Now there's video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan
# Sonny Brill
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# Sonny Brill

Now there's video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan

Oct 31st 2015, 10:32 PM 32,955 Views 37 Comments

Williams gave away World Cup medal to young fan who was tackled by security.

'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 13,473 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
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# TV3

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

Oct 31st 2015, 8:38 PM 17,794 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 89,985 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 6,503 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 39,088 Views 24 Comments

Serious gesture from the All Black centre.

The Kiwi legends deliver, Wallaby woe and more RWC talking points
# Best Of All Time
From The42
# Best Of All Time

The Kiwi legends deliver, Wallaby woe and more RWC talking points

Oct 31st 2015, 6:27 PM 6,744 Views 10 Comments

Dan Carter’s performance was the peak of his brilliant All Blacks career.

'We knew we'd have someone in the bin at some stage': Best laid plans pay off for Hansen
# Don't Worry Be Champions
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# 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 3,769 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 16,359 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

Hansen's clinical All Blacks face off against Cheika's transformed Wallabies
# Finale
From The42
# Finale

Hansen's clinical All Blacks face off against Cheika's transformed Wallabies

Oct 31st 2015, 2:00 PM 4,400 Views 3 Comments

The two best teams in the world go head-to-head in Twickenham this afternoon.

# rwc-15 - Friday 30 October, 2015

The handling skills for the Springboks' second try were worthy of a much bigger game
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

The handling skills for the Springboks' second try were worthy of a much bigger game

Oct 30th 2015, 11:27 PM 8,620 Views 5 Comments

Bryan Habana must be wishing his hands managed to stick a little earlier in the game.

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