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#rwc 15

# rwc-15 - Monday 26 October, 2015

7 key stats from the weekend's Rugby World Cup semi-finals
# Numbers Game
From The42
# Numbers Game

7 key stats from the weekend's Rugby World Cup semi-finals

Oct 26th 2015, 7:30 AM 6,849 Views 1 Comment

Tackles, positive carries and line-out steals: every little helps.

# rwc-15 - Sunday 25 October, 2015

They broke Irish hearts, but the Pumas have been a joy in this World Cup
# Emotional
From The42
# Emotional

They broke Irish hearts, but the Pumas have been a joy in this World Cup

Oct 25th 2015, 8:06 PM 8,932 Views 15 Comments

Head coach Daniel Hourcade says he has no regrets about the way Argentina played.

Here's The42's Team of the RWC semi-finals
# Top XV
From The42
# Top XV

Here's The42's Team of the RWC semi-finals

Oct 25th 2015, 7:59 PM 10,345 Views 15 Comments

Who were your top performers in this weekend’s two games?

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina
# Into The Final
From The42
# Into The Final

Ashley-Cooper's hat-trick helps Cheika's Wallabies sink daring Argentina

Oct 25th 2015, 6:14 PM 5,923 Views 20 Comments

Michael Cheika’s men outscored the Pumas four tries to nil.

Australia will face reigning champions New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final
# Neighbours
From The42
# Neighbours

Australia will face reigning champions New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final

Oct 25th 2015, 5:54 PM 7,279 Views 31 Comments

It will be the fourth installment in a fierce World Cup rivalry.

Diego Maradona took that early Australian onslaught surprisingly well
# Party Animal
From The42
# Party Animal

Diego Maradona took that early Australian onslaught surprisingly well

Oct 25th 2015, 4:32 PM 8,121 Views 8 Comments

He’s the personification of positive thinking, that wee guy.

As it happened: Argentina v Australia, Rugby World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Oct 25th 2015, 3:08 PM

As it happened: Argentina v Australia, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Cheika calls on knock-out experience to prep Wallabies for Pumas
# Old Pro
From The42
# Old Pro

Cheika calls on knock-out experience to prep Wallabies for Pumas

Oct 25th 2015, 1:50 PM 5,164 Views 3 Comments

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
# Mark Of Respect
From The42
# Mark Of Respect

'There’s nothing in it' - Hansen refuses to entertain talk of McCaw citing

Oct 25th 2015, 1:46 PM 6,748 Views 3 Comments

‘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
# No Elbow
From The42
# No Elbow

Spread of outrage over Richie McCaw ignores the facts of the matter

Oct 25th 2015, 10:18 AM 27,220 Views 19 Comments

The New Zealand captain has unfairly been the target of headlines since last night’s World Cup semi-final.

# rwc-15 - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Citing concern for Richie McCaw ahead of the Rugby World Cup final
# Black Mark
From The42
# Black Mark

Citing concern for Richie McCaw ahead of the Rugby World Cup final

Oct 24th 2015, 11:26 PM 25,602 Views 30 Comments

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
# Grit
From The42
# Grit

2013 win over Ireland helped build this self belief - All Blacks coach Hansen

Oct 24th 2015, 8:25 PM 11,255 Views 22 Comments

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
# Painful
From The42
# Painful

'It's like kissing your sister' - Boks not looking forward to 3rd place play-off

Oct 24th 2015, 7:45 PM 8,533 Views 8 Comments

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
# Job Swap
From The42
# Job Swap

'Matlock' made a surprise cameo for the last 20 minutes of New Zealand v South Africa

Oct 24th 2015, 6:19 PM 11,797 Views 16 Comments

Hmmm…

All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

All Blacks pass brutal Springboks test to secure World Cup final spot

Oct 24th 2015, 6:05 PM 7,482 Views 9 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men took their two try-scoring chances wonderfully well.

As it happened: South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Oct 24th 2015, 3:12 PM

As it happened: South Africa v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final

All Blacks look to turn on basic magic again but Boks will be ferocious
# Best In The World
From The42
# Best In The World

All Blacks look to turn on basic magic again but Boks will be ferocious

Oct 24th 2015, 2:25 PM 4,939 Views 4 Comments

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
# Scrumbags
From The42
# Scrumbags

We've crunched the numbers on Mario Ledesma's scrum revolution in Argentina

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 5,381 Views 2 Comments

Australia’s scrum has shown a dramatic improvement in 2015.

The two elder statesman guiding a young Pumas side through the World Cup
# Juan And The Same
From The42
# Juan And The Same

The two elder statesman guiding a young Pumas side through the World Cup

Oct 24th 2015, 9:11 AM 2,806 Views 0 Comments

Juan Martin squared have helped the South Americans to a second semi-final in three attempts.

# rwc-15 - Friday 23 October, 2015

'I'm certainly not going anywhere' - Joe Schmidt on England job speculation
# Promise
From The42
# Promise

'I'm certainly not going anywhere' - Joe Schmidt on England job speculation

Oct 23rd 2015, 11:16 PM 9,266 Views 37 Comments

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
# Column
From The42
# Column

Lynne Cantwell: Success at 2019 World Cup must be target in IRFU's review

Oct 23rd 2015, 10:30 PM 15,269 Views 32 Comments

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
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

'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

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:29 PM 6,159 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Rwc 15
From The42
# Rwc 15

'The schedule works against us while giving the southern hemisphere teams an advantage'

Oct 23rd 2015, 5:54 PM 10,366 Views 29 Comments

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
# Infamous
From The42
# Infamous

Niall Quinn on appearing in the photo that 'cursed' the Irish rugby team

Oct 23rd 2015, 5:19 PM 13,905 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Ageless
From The42
# Ageless

'He used to antagonise the s**t out of the older guys, we had to talk to him'

Oct 23rd 2015, 3:36 PM 49,938 Views 11 Comments

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
# BIG GUNS
From The42
# BIG GUNS

Pocock and Folau fit enough to start for Wallabies' World Cup semi-final

Oct 23rd 2015, 2:56 PM 3,481 Views 5 Comments

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!'
# Enforcer
From The42
# Enforcer

'Hopefully Julian Savea never runs at me, that will be mildly terrifying!'

Oct 23rd 2015, 12:51 PM 6,203 Views 5 Comments

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
# Set-back
From The42
# Set-back

Luckless Bowe may miss Six Nations through World Cup injury - report

Oct 23rd 2015, 10:34 AM 12,495 Views 19 Comments

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
# No Surprise
From The42
# No Surprise

Michael Cheika says Australia expected to see Argentina get past Ireland

Oct 23rd 2015, 10:32 AM 8,069 Views 7 Comments

The Wallabies are waiting anxiously on the fitness of David Pocock, Israel Folau and Scott Sio.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 22 October, 2015

We'll leave it there so: Holohan to headline, Walsh flies to the States and all of Thursday's sport
# Sports Round-up
From The42
# Sports Round-up

We'll leave it there so: Holohan to headline, Walsh flies to the States and all of Thursday's sport

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:23 PM 9,697 Views 3 Comments

Plus New Zealand name their XV for the World Cup semi-final.

Letter from London: World Cup moves swiftly on without Schmidt's Ireland
# Final Four
From The42
# Final Four

Letter from London: World Cup moves swiftly on without Schmidt's Ireland

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:09 PM 5,446 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Rwc 15
From The42
# Rwc 15

'New generation of young and fearless Pumas have taken this World Cup by storm'

Oct 22nd 2015, 7:37 PM 4,988 Views 5 Comments

Argentina’s attacking evolution has been fascinating to watch, writes Rory Keane.

Who should you support in the World Cup now Ireland are out?
# The Quizziness End
From The42
# The Quizziness End

Who should you support in the World Cup now Ireland are out?

Oct 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 33,284 Views 38 Comments

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
# Mistakes
From The42
# Mistakes

'World Rugby has to fix that problem' - All Blacks coach defends Joubert

Oct 22nd 2015, 4:12 PM 7,225 Views 10 Comments

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'
# The Master
From The42
# The Master

'If you don’t fear the guy you're fighting, you're fighting the wrong bloke or you're stupid'

Oct 22nd 2015, 3:40 PM 6,117 Views 1 Comment

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was in impressive form this afternoon in Weybridge.

First Michalak, now Mas and Papé have retired from test rugby
# NO MAS
From The42
# NO MAS

First Michalak, now Mas and Papé have retired from test rugby

Oct 22nd 2015, 2:51 PM 7,214 Views 9 Comments

150 more test caps have gone from the French side.

All Blacks make just one change for 'live or die' showdown against South Africa
# New Zealand
From The42
# New Zealand

All Blacks make just one change for 'live or die' showdown against South Africa

Oct 22nd 2015, 12:00 PM 8,229 Views 4 Comments

Joe Moody starts in the New Zealand front row on Saturday.

Burger's brush with death an inspiration to Ulsterman Pienaar at RWC
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

Burger's brush with death an inspiration to Ulsterman Pienaar at RWC

Oct 22nd 2015, 7:00 AM 8,860 Views 0 Comments

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
# Brains
From The42
# Brains

Drop-goal hero Larkham may be the most important man in Australia's RWC bid

Oct 22nd 2015, 6:00 AM 6,094 Views 2 Comments

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
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

Argentina hero Sanchez learned from 'best player of all time' Wilkinson at Toulon

Oct 22nd 2015, 12:10 AM 5,517 Views 7 Comments

The Pumas fly-half also praised opposite number Matt Giteau ahead of Sunday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia.