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#rwc 15

# rwc-15 - Friday 30 October, 2015

Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye
# Bronze Medal
From The42
# Bronze Medal

Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye

Oct 30th 2015, 10:12 PM 11,163 Views 18 Comments

Argentina attacked as ambitiously as ever but couldn’t find the finishes they needed.

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.

The tactics the Wallabies didn't want you to see... or did they?
# Open Secret
From The42
# Open Secret

The tactics the Wallabies didn't want you to see... or did they?

Oct 30th 2015, 6:13 PM 9,001 Views 5 Comments

We bet Kieran Read is super rattled right now.

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.

World Rugby Player of the Year nominees revealed
# Shortlist
From The42
# Shortlist

World Rugby Player of the Year nominees revealed

Oct 30th 2015, 12:48 PM 13,881 Views 24 Comments

However, no Irish player makes the shortlist.

Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun

Oct 30th 2015, 8:22 AM 8,320 Views 16 Comments

Nigel Owens will take charge of the World Cup decider tomorrow.

'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind
# The Big Strong Man
From The42
# The Big Strong Man

'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind

Oct 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,895 Views 20 Comments

Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

Toulon-bound Ma'a Nonu aiming to finish All Blacks 'dream' in glory
# Skux
From The42
# Skux

Toulon-bound Ma'a Nonu aiming to finish All Blacks 'dream' in glory

Oct 30th 2015, 6:45 AM 5,875 Views 7 Comments

Leinster will have to deal with the Kiwi centre later this season.

Adam Ashley-Cooper ranks as one of Australia's all-time greats
# AAC
From The42
# AAC

Adam Ashley-Cooper ranks as one of Australia's all-time greats

Oct 30th 2015, 6:15 AM 4,637 Views 2 Comments

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
# King Of NZ
From The42
# King Of NZ

'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw

Oct 30th 2015, 12:05 AM 5,238 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old is expected to retire after New Zealand’s World Cup final against Australia tomorrow.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Lynne Cantwell: BOD and D'Arcy had it, All Blacks Nonu and Smith have it too
# Column
From The42
# Column

Lynne Cantwell: BOD and D'Arcy had it, All Blacks Nonu and Smith have it too

Oct 29th 2015, 10:22 PM 19,242 Views 33 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks at the strength of the All Blacks’ centre pairing.

One fan is hoping to raise £30,000 for a paralysed ex-Ivory Coast rugby player
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

One fan is hoping to raise £30,000 for a paralysed ex-Ivory Coast rugby player

Oct 29th 2015, 9:00 PM 3,998 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Ackermann believes the support provided to former Ivory Coast winger Max Brito, since his injury, has been inadequate.

Cheika: 'We're not all guys camped out by the billabong, wearing cork hats'
# Patriot
From The42
# Patriot

Cheika: 'We're not all guys camped out by the billabong, wearing cork hats'

Oct 29th 2015, 5:58 PM 8,978 Views 10 Comments

Michael Cheika provided some laughs this afternoon in London.

Japan in running with heavyweights for World Rugby team award after tournament heroics
# Gongs
From The42
# Gongs

Japan in running with heavyweights for World Rugby team award after tournament heroics

Oct 29th 2015, 5:05 PM 4,240 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika is on the shortlist for the top coach award, meanwhile.

Australia welcome back Scott Sio for World Cup final against New Zealand
# Fitness Boost
From The42
# Fitness Boost

Australia welcome back Scott Sio for World Cup final against New Zealand

Oct 29th 2015, 3:26 PM 5,312 Views 3 Comments

Cheika has made just one change for Saturday’s final.

Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby

Oct 29th 2015, 3:18 PM 16,436 Views 18 Comments

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'
# All Blacks
From The42
# All Blacks

'They can call us whatever they want. Being Aussies, they probably will'

Oct 29th 2015, 3:01 PM 5,656 Views 5 Comments

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen isn’t too concerned about what the Australians are and aren’t saying.

Munster fans will get the chance to watch their newest signing in action tomorrow
# Rwc 15
From The42
# Rwc 15

Munster fans will get the chance to watch their newest signing in action tomorrow

Oct 29th 2015, 12:40 PM 6,344 Views 5 Comments

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino starts as Argentina face South Africa in the bronze final.

New Zealand's team to face Australia contains seven starters from the 2011 final
# Same Again
From The42
# Same Again

New Zealand's team to face Australia contains seven starters from the 2011 final

Oct 29th 2015, 12:05 PM 5,626 Views 13 Comments

Dan Carter and Richie McCaw could both be playing their final games for the All Blacks

Munster sign 2 new players on short-term deals
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Munster sign 2 new players on short-term deals

Oct 29th 2015, 9:47 AM 12,946 Views 27 Comments

A Rugby World Cup player and a former Ulster flanker have signed with the province.

A 4-year plan in fast forward? Michael Cheika is 80 minutes from coaching greatness
# Cheik Mate!
From The42
# Cheik Mate!

A 4-year plan in fast forward? Michael Cheika is 80 minutes from coaching greatness

Oct 29th 2015, 8:50 AM 6,147 Views 3 Comments

With club successes in two hemispheres, the former Leinster coach will be king of the world if he beats New Zealand this weekend.

2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies
# Uncompromising
From The42
# Uncompromising

2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies

Oct 29th 2015, 6:45 AM 6,748 Views 4 Comments

The former Australia centre is a key part of Michael Cheika’s coaching staff.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Letter from London: Should we be calling them the All Blacks?
# You Know Who
From The42
# You Know Who

Letter from London: Should we be calling them the All Blacks?

Oct 28th 2015, 10:48 PM 13,654 Views 30 Comments

There’s a theory that Michael Cheika’s Australians have been avoiding the famous moniker.

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
# Best Of The Best
From The42
# Best Of The Best

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final

Oct 28th 2015, 6:12 PM 11,177 Views 24 Comments

We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement
# Last Stand
From The42
# Last Stand

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement

Oct 28th 2015, 5:40 PM 6,856 Views 3 Comments

Also, Ruan Pienaar is back in the starting line-up.

The42's virtually impossible 2015 Rugby World Cup quiz
# It's Quizziness Time
From The42
# It's Quizziness Time

The42's virtually impossible 2015 Rugby World Cup quiz

Oct 28th 2015, 5:00 PM 29,576 Views 26 Comments

It’s harder than figuring out how Richie McCaw gets away with all those offsides.

Analysis: All Blacks will have to target ludicrously effective David Pocock
# Turnover King
From The42
# Turnover King

Analysis: All Blacks will have to target ludicrously effective David Pocock

Oct 28th 2015, 4:05 PM 5,695 Views 5 Comments

The Wallabies number eight must be dealt with aggressively and in numbers.

At the risk of jumping the gun, this RWC final is definitely going to be the best RWC final
# Power Ranking
From The42
# Power Ranking

At the risk of jumping the gun, this RWC final is definitely going to be the best RWC final

Oct 28th 2015, 12:44 PM 5,929 Views 9 Comments

Though in fairness, it doesn’t have many classics to compete with.

Two of rugby's deep thinkers will go head-to-head in the RWC final
# Smarts
From The42
# Smarts

Two of rugby's deep thinkers will go head-to-head in the RWC final

Oct 28th 2015, 6:30 AM 5,620 Views 4 Comments

Wayne Smith’s defence will attempt to nullify and exploit Stephen Larkham’s attack.

# rwc-15 - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Gloriously old-school Ben Smith is one of the world's greatest players
# Bender
From The42
# Bender

Gloriously old-school Ben Smith is one of the world's greatest players

Oct 27th 2015, 4:27 PM 15,340 Views 4 Comments

The New Zealand fullback spent a gap year working and playing in Bristol.

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough
# NATURE LOVERS
From The42
# NATURE LOVERS

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough

Oct 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,977 Views 7 Comments

The Australia back row says the broadcaster is a ‘big hero of mine.’

Bowe ruled out for six months as Henderson sidelined with hand injury
# Injury Trouble
From The42
# Injury Trouble

Bowe ruled out for six months as Henderson sidelined with hand injury

Oct 27th 2015, 11:56 AM 9,768 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland lock will miss up to six weeks of action.

2011 has little bearing for Milner-Skudder and the latest breed of All Blacks
# Eyes Ahead
From The42
# Eyes Ahead

2011 has little bearing for Milner-Skudder and the latest breed of All Blacks

Oct 27th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,627 Views 1 Comment

Many of the current World Cup squad watched the 2011 victory on television.

# rwc-15 - Monday 26 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say
# Column
From The42
# Column

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say

Oct 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 38,576 Views 13 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.

'We've got the jokers, the lovers, the fighters, a team of diversity'
# Characters
From The42
# Characters

'We've got the jokers, the lovers, the fighters, a team of diversity'

Oct 26th 2015, 5:18 PM 21,317 Views 16 Comments

David Pocock ‘is a really interesting character,’ says Michael Cheika.

World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final
# Final
From The42
# Final

World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final

Oct 26th 2015, 2:34 PM 10,471 Views 36 Comments

Irishman John Lacey will referee Friday night’s bronze final between Argentina and South Africa.

These are the nominees for the first Breakthrough Player of the Year award
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

These are the nominees for the first Breakthrough Player of the Year award

Oct 26th 2015, 2:02 PM 12,383 Views 8 Comments

Nehe Milner-Skudder, Mark Bennett and Vasil Lobzhanidze have all showed superb form.

'They tore Ireland apart last week, and we had to work hard to stop them' - Cheika praises defensive effort
# Cheika Yo'self
From The42
# Cheika Yo'self

'They tore Ireland apart last week, and we had to work hard to stop them' - Cheika praises defensive effort

Oct 26th 2015, 8:55 AM 9,256 Views 17 Comments

Despite scoring four tries, Cheika says defence was key.

Finishing was the easy part, AAC's tries were thanks to three sensational assists
# Gold
From The42
# Gold

Finishing was the easy part, AAC's tries were thanks to three sensational assists

Oct 26th 2015, 8:52 AM 6,904 Views 6 Comments

Take a bow, Giteau, Foley and Mitchell.