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7 key stats from the weekend's Rugby World Cup semi-finals
Tackles, positive carries and line-out steals: every little helps.
They broke Irish hearts, but the Pumas have been a joy in this World Cup
Head coach Daniel Hourcade says he has no regrets about the way Argentina played.
Here's The42's Team of the RWC semi-finals
Who were your top performers in this weekend’s two games?
Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina
Michael Cheika’s men outscored the Pumas four tries to nil.
Australia will face reigning champions New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final
It will be the fourth installment in a fierce World Cup rivalry.
Diego Maradona took that early Australian onslaught surprisingly well
He’s the personification of positive thinking, that wee guy.
Argentina v Australia, Rugby World Cup semi-final
Australia and Argentina fought it out for the right to play New Zealand in the World Cup final.
Cheika calls on knock-out experience to prep Wallabies for Pumas
The ex-Leinster coach says he never imagined coaching in the World Cup semi-finals.
'There’s nothing in it' - Hansen refuses to entertain talk of McCaw citing
‘If you can’t get him on the track, let’s get him off the track sort of thing.’
Spread of outrage over Richie McCaw ignores the facts of the matter
The New Zealand captain has unfairly been the target of headlines since last night’s World Cup semi-final.
Citing concern for Richie McCaw ahead of the Rugby World Cup final
The All Blacks skipper faces an anxious 36 hours to see if he will face disciplinary action.
2013 win over Ireland helped build this self belief - All Blacks coach Hansen
The Kiwi boss says he hopes Australia and Argentina ‘bash each other’ tomorrow.
'It's like kissing your sister' - Boks not looking forward to 3rd place play-off
Head coach Heyneke Meyer wasn’t ready to provide ‘loser talk’ at Twickenham.
'Matlock' made a surprise cameo for the last 20 minutes of New Zealand v South Africa
All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot
Steve Hansen’s men took their two try-scoring chances wonderfully well.
South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final
A place in the World Cup final was on the line. We followed all the action from Twickenham.
All Blacks look to turn on basic magic again but Boks will be ferocious
Today’s World Cup semi-final at Twickenham is the latest instalment of a great rivalry.
We've crunched the numbers on Mario Ledesma's scrum revolution in Argentina
Australia’s scrum has shown a dramatic improvement in 2015.
The two elder statesman guiding a young Pumas side through the World Cup
Juan Martin squared have helped the South Americans to a second semi-final in three attempts.
'I'm certainly not going anywhere' - Joe Schmidt on England job speculation
The Irish coach was a guest on The Late Late Show this evening.
Lynne Cantwell: Success at 2019 World Cup must be target in IRFU's review
Our World Cup columnist looks at a process that needs to be unforgiving and honest.
'I was just running on instinct, I didn't want to stuff it up': Old, wise McCaw still wary of over-thinking the biggest games
The captain is ready to get more battle scars to reach a second consecutive World Cup final.
'The schedule works against us while giving the southern hemisphere teams an advantage'
Dr Liam Hennessy has called for a sensible evaluation of Ireland’s World Cup.
Niall Quinn on appearing in the photo that 'cursed' the Irish rugby team
The former Ireland striker was part of a picture that has gained a degree of notoriety of late
'He used to antagonise the s**t out of the older guys, we had to talk to him'
Dan Carter and Richie McCaw remain vital to the All Blacks despite their age.
Pocock and Folau fit enough to start for Wallabies' World Cup semi-final
Scott Sio, Kurtley Beale, and Ben McCalman drop out of the starting XV that scraped past Scotland.
'Hopefully Julian Savea never runs at me, that will be mildly terrifying!'
Schalk Burger has been in superb form ahead of South Africa’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
Luckless Bowe may miss Six Nations through World Cup injury - report
The Ireland winger could be out for the remainder of the season with knee ligament damage.
Michael Cheika says Australia expected to see Argentina get past Ireland
The Wallabies are waiting anxiously on the fitness of David Pocock, Israel Folau and Scott Sio.
We'll leave it there so: Holohan to headline, Walsh flies to the States and all of Thursday's sport
Plus New Zealand name their XV for the World Cup semi-final.
Letter from London: World Cup moves swiftly on without Schmidt's Ireland
Murray Kinsella checks in from the English capital as the tournament heads into the semi-finals.
'New generation of young and fearless Pumas have taken this World Cup by storm'
Argentina’s attacking evolution has been fascinating to watch, writes Rory Keane.
Who should you support in the World Cup now Ireland are out?
Guaranteed to sort you out with a country to root for in the Rugby Championship too!
'World Rugby has to fix that problem' - All Blacks coach defends Joubert
Steve Hansen says referees must be able to use the TMO for big calls such as last weekend’s in Twickenham.
'If you don’t fear the guy you're fighting, you're fighting the wrong bloke or you're stupid'
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was in impressive form this afternoon in Weybridge.
First Michalak, now Mas and Papé have retired from test rugby
150 more test caps have gone from the French side.
All Blacks make just one change for 'live or die' showdown against South Africa
Joe Moody starts in the New Zealand front row on Saturday.
Burger's brush with death an inspiration to Ulsterman Pienaar at RWC
The experienced scrum-half admits to a touch of sadness as Ireland’s quarter-final exit.
Drop-goal hero Larkham may be the most important man in Australia's RWC bid
One of Michael Cheika’s most important moves was bringing the former out-half in as his attack coach.
Argentina hero Sanchez learned from 'best player of all time' Wilkinson at Toulon
The Pumas fly-half also praised opposite number Matt Giteau ahead of Sunday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia.