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#rwc 15

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

'He said: listen, I know how you feel... Just have a beer with me'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'He said: listen, I know how you feel... Just have a beer with me'

Oct 21st 2015, 9:00 PM 14,294 Views 3 Comments

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer gives an insight into his special relationship with All Blacks boss Steve Hansen.

Ireland's review must be thorough as they move on from RWC failure
# Getting Better
From The42
# Getting Better

Ireland's review must be thorough as they move on from RWC failure

Oct 21st 2015, 3:30 PM 21,677 Views 112 Comments

Joe Schmidt will look to learn from any mistakes he made in this failed campaign.

Current All Blacks 'probably the best team to ever play the game' -- Springbok boss Meyer
# Charm Offensive
From The42
# Charm Offensive

Current All Blacks 'probably the best team to ever play the game' -- Springbok boss Meyer

Oct 21st 2015, 1:36 PM 3,871 Views 7 Comments

‘To beat the number one side in the world you have to be better than your best,’ says Bryan Habana.

Analysis: Ireland lost momentum at crucial times in the scrum battle with Argentina
# Scrum Analysis
From The42
# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland lost momentum at crucial times in the scrum battle with Argentina

Oct 21st 2015, 11:29 AM 5,173 Views 5 Comments

Sunday’s scrum battle was incredibly even.

Same again for Springboks as they name side to face New Zealand
# Same Again
From The42
# Same Again

Same again for Springboks as they name side to face New Zealand

Oct 21st 2015, 10:50 AM 2,496 Views 1 Comment

Ruan Pienaar must settle for a place on the bench yet again.

Argentina are not underestimating Australia - De La Fuente
# High Hopes
From The42
# High Hopes

Argentina are not underestimating Australia - De La Fuente

Oct 21st 2015, 10:47 AM 2,540 Views 7 Comments

Australia were not at their best in the Rugby World quarter-finals but Argentina remain wary ahead of Sunday.

'He's a beautiful man. I always told him that when he was at Toulon'
# El Mago
From The42
# El Mago

'He's a beautiful man. I always told him that when he was at Toulon'

Oct 21st 2015, 9:53 AM 13,009 Views 7 Comments

Matt Giteau racked up his 100th Test cap last weekend against Scotland.

Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks' midfield upstarts
# Centre Collision
From The42
# Centre Collision

Veteran Kiwis Smith and Nonu set for tussle with Boks' midfield upstarts

Oct 21st 2015, 6:45 AM 4,700 Views 3 Comments

Saturday’s World Cup semi-final in Twickenham sees youth pitted against experience in the midfield.

Payne set for up to two months out as Ulster wait on Tommy Bowe injury
# Injuries
From The42
# Injuries

Payne set for up to two months out as Ulster wait on Tommy Bowe injury

Oct 21st 2015, 6:40 AM 7,334 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland internationals were both injured at the World Cup.

Leinster in the past as Douglas looks towards Wallabies' World Cup semi-final
# Changed Man
From The42
# Changed Man

Leinster in the past as Douglas looks towards Wallabies' World Cup semi-final

Oct 21st 2015, 6:00 AM 5,145 Views 3 Comments

The 26-year-old lock has a strong relationship with Michael Cheika.

Sunday no flash in the pan for Argentina - something special has been brewing for some time
# Rwc 15
From The42
# Rwc 15

Sunday no flash in the pan for Argentina - something special has been brewing for some time

Oct 21st 2015, 12:15 AM 5,247 Views 10 Comments

Rory Keane reports from the Pumas’ base in Bagshot.

Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen
# Psychology
From The42
# Psychology

Boks clash with the All Blacks is all mental, says 'machine' Vermeulen

Oct 21st 2015, 12:09 AM 3,345 Views 2 Comments

‘We’re going to bash each other for 80 minutes.’

# rwc-15 - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: Ireland veered away from game plan under Argentinian pressure
# Column
From The42
# Column

Peter Stringer: Ireland veered away from game plan under Argentinian pressure

Oct 20th 2015, 8:31 PM 23,463 Views 55 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks back on a desperately disappointing day for Irish rugby.

We'll leave it there so: The Open returns to Portrush, and all the rest of Tuesday's sport
# Billo
From The42
# Billo

We'll leave it there so: The Open returns to Portrush, and all the rest of Tuesday's sport

Oct 20th 2015, 8:02 PM 8,968 Views 1 Comment

Plus the Billy Walsh fallout continues.

Two Irish officials on the line as Joubert dropped from World Cup semi-final ref roster
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

Two Irish officials on the line as Joubert dropped from World Cup semi-final ref roster

Oct 20th 2015, 6:05 PM 41,518 Views 41 Comments

There’s no place for Nigel Owens either (but probably for the opposite reasons).

Edinburgh's excellent start to the season made even better with signing of Hardie
# Hardie Bucks
From The42
# Hardie Bucks

Edinburgh's excellent start to the season made even better with signing of Hardie

Oct 20th 2015, 12:45 PM 5,674 Views 2 Comments

Edinburgh, now with added Highlanders.

‘I would have felt like a fraud if I'd done another year at Munster’ -- Donncha O'Callaghan
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

‘I would have felt like a fraud if I'd done another year at Munster’ -- Donncha O'Callaghan

Oct 20th 2015, 12:09 PM 37,965 Views 7 Comments

The Corkman explains why he hasn’t called Paul O’Connell since his injury and why he thinks the Toulon lock can still tour New Zealand.

Springboks want to 'unite a nation' after brutal murders in Johannesburg
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

Springboks want to 'unite a nation' after brutal murders in Johannesburg

Oct 20th 2015, 10:27 AM 12,387 Views 5 Comments

Bryan Habana paid tribute to school teacher Zukisa Kela in a poignant statement.

Cheika springs to defence of Craig Joubert after World Rugby sell him out
# Defender Of Refs
From The42
# Defender Of Refs

Cheika springs to defence of Craig Joubert after World Rugby sell him out

Oct 20th 2015, 9:49 AM 11,221 Views 22 Comments

The Wallabies coach has also hit out at pundits targeting the South African referee.

Champions League vs Rugby World Cup - There's no comparison
# Column
From The42
# Column

Champions League vs Rugby World Cup - There's no comparison

Oct 20th 2015, 8:05 AM 9,012 Views 18 Comments

Our Champions League columnist Tommy Martin is fed up of the rugby and football comparisons.

Brian O'Driscoll on what went wrong and Ireland's 'two biggest injury losses'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Brian O'Driscoll on what went wrong and Ireland's 'two biggest injury losses'

Oct 20th 2015, 12:06 AM 20,930 Views 110 Comments

The Ireland legend was not impressed by what he saw on Sunday afternoon.

# rwc-15 - Monday 19 October, 2015

In pics: Irish team return to low-key homecoming
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

In pics: Irish team return to low-key homecoming

Oct 19th 2015, 11:09 PM 11,922 Views 30 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side are back in the country following yesterday’s disappointing result.

Analysis: Ireland crash out of RWC with worst defensive display of Schmidt era
# Horror Show
From The42
# Horror Show

Analysis: Ireland crash out of RWC with worst defensive display of Schmidt era

Oct 19th 2015, 10:50 PM 17,240 Views 55 Comments

Argentina’s brilliant attack tore Ireland to shreds in Cardiff.

Paulie's is not the only era ending for Ireland
# Kiss Goodbye
From The42
# Kiss Goodbye

Paulie's is not the only era ending for Ireland

Oct 19th 2015, 9:36 PM 65,157 Views 25 Comments

The man who built Ireland’s (ordinarily) miserly defence is moving on after seven years and three Championship wins.

World Rugby say official made wrong call at Australia-Scotland climax
# Clarification
From The42
# Clarification

World Rugby say official made wrong call at Australia-Scotland climax

Oct 19th 2015, 8:10 PM 15,568 Views 28 Comments

A statement from the organisation released this evening confirmed the mistake.

'We can lift it up a few notches': All Blacks promise to get even better next week
# Always Bet On Black
From The42
# Always Bet On Black

'We can lift it up a few notches': All Blacks promise to get even better next week

Oct 19th 2015, 5:59 PM 4,032 Views 4 Comments

Scary, eh?

'I looked up at the clock and couldn't believe there was only 12 minutes gone'
# Millennium Meltdown
From The42
# Millennium Meltdown

'I looked up at the clock and couldn't believe there was only 12 minutes gone'

Oct 19th 2015, 3:11 PM 34,621 Views 85 Comments

Keith Earls stopped to talk about the ‘bizarre’ opening period that ended up deciding yesterday’s World Cup quarter-final.

'Understudies not quite up to the task' - the international media reaction to Ireland's loss
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

'Understudies not quite up to the task' - the international media reaction to Ireland's loss

Oct 19th 2015, 3:10 PM 11,738 Views 23 Comments

The Irish team were criticised following their comprehensive loss to Argentina.

One Ireland player made our Team of the RWC quarter-finals
# Knockout Kings
From The42
# Knockout Kings

One Ireland player made our Team of the RWC quarter-finals

Oct 19th 2015, 1:13 PM 22,414 Views 14 Comments

Scotland are well represented after their heartbreaking exit.

'We could have filled a bath with all the tears' - Scottish players devastated by late defeat
# Bounce Of A Ball
From The42
# Bounce Of A Ball

'We could have filled a bath with all the tears' - Scottish players devastated by late defeat

Oct 19th 2015, 11:19 AM 6,160 Views 5 Comments

Josh Strauss says he thought the game was won.

The IRFU have paid tribute to retiring kitman 'Rala' with this great video
# Goodbye Rala
From The42
# Goodbye Rala

The IRFU have paid tribute to retiring kitman 'Rala' with this great video

Oct 19th 2015, 10:31 AM 11,661 Views 4 Comments

Paddy “Rala” O’Reilly retires after 21 years with the team.

Ireland left 'devastated' after the better team wins World Cup quarter-final
# Vamos Pumas
From The42
# Vamos Pumas

Ireland left 'devastated' after the better team wins World Cup quarter-final

Oct 19th 2015, 8:25 AM 22,017 Views 81 Comments

‘It’s a tough day but that’s sport,’ said flanker Chris Henry.

# rwc-15 - Sunday 18 October, 2015

'If I see referee Craig Joubert again, I am going to tell him how disgusted I am'
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

'If I see referee Craig Joubert again, I am going to tell him how disgusted I am'

Oct 18th 2015, 10:26 PM 32,493 Views 55 Comments

The South African referee is in the firing line following his penalty call that went against Scotland.

Watch the highlights from Australia and Scotland's incredible quarter-final
# Incredible Drama
From The42
# Incredible Drama

Watch the highlights from Australia and Scotland's incredible quarter-final

Oct 18th 2015, 7:36 PM 8,709 Views 21 Comments

It was an incredible game in Twickenham.

Agony for Scotland as Australia snatch Twickenham thriller
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Agony for Scotland as Australia snatch Twickenham thriller

Oct 18th 2015, 6:57 PM 8,461 Views 13 Comments

Scotland were seconds from a World Cup shock.

Were Argentina lucky not to get a red card this afternoon?
# You're The Ref
From The42
# You're The Ref

Were Argentina lucky not to get a red card this afternoon?

Oct 18th 2015, 6:22 PM 17,075 Views 40 Comments

Ramiro Herrera came close to a second yellow card.

Hard to begrudge the brilliant Pumas their World Cup semi-final spot
# Vamos!
From The42
# Vamos!

Hard to begrudge the brilliant Pumas their World Cup semi-final spot

Oct 18th 2015, 6:15 PM 7,288 Views 18 Comments

Argentina swatted Ireland aside to move into the last four.

Anguished Ireland players left to wonder why they were unable to walk the walk
# Down And Out
From The42
# Down And Out

Anguished Ireland players left to wonder why they were unable to walk the walk

Oct 18th 2015, 6:10 PM 14,158 Views 65 Comments

All the messages were right before kick-off, but they didn’t translate into a first half performance.

Two of Argentina's tries made for an absolute masterclass in finishing
# Outrageous
From The42
# Outrageous

Two of Argentina's tries made for an absolute masterclass in finishing

Oct 18th 2015, 5:10 PM 4,419 Views 10 Comments

Juan Imhoff and Joaquin Tuculet served up two fantastic tries.

'We let ourselves down' - Madigan making no excuses after Ireland bow out
# No Excuses
From The42
# No Excuses

'We let ourselves down' - Madigan making no excuses after Ireland bow out

Oct 18th 2015, 4:58 PM 10,136 Views 13 Comments

“We still had full belief that we could come back”