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#rwc 15

# rwc-15 - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Schmidt doesn't see 'a chasm' between Northern and Southern Hemispheres
# Skills
From The42
# Skills

Schmidt doesn't see 'a chasm' between Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Oct 18th 2015, 4:57 PM 12,110 Views 36 Comments

The Ireland head coach felt that losing the first collision meant his side couldn’t generate linespeed.

The reactions to Ireland's second try are too painful to watch again
# No Pumas No Party
From The42
# No Pumas No Party

The reactions to Ireland's second try are too painful to watch again

Oct 18th 2015, 4:41 PM 11,982 Views 9 Comments

We believed.

Schmidt: 'We were probably a little bit naive. We missed a little bit of that experience'
# Decime Que Se Siente
From The42
# Decime Que Se Siente

Schmidt: 'We were probably a little bit naive. We missed a little bit of that experience'

Oct 18th 2015, 4:07 PM 7,773 Views 39 Comments

Over and out as Pumas pummel their way into the Rugby World Cup semis.

'I'd just like to thank everyone very much' - Emotional Heaslip praises Irish fans
# Thank You
From The42
# Thank You

'I'd just like to thank everyone very much' - Emotional Heaslip praises Irish fans

Oct 18th 2015, 3:59 PM 7,824 Views 15 Comments

Heaslip took time to thank the fans who turned the World Cup green

'The gutsiest team you're ever going to see' - Mixed emotions following Ireland's loss
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

'The gutsiest team you're ever going to see' - Mixed emotions following Ireland's loss

Oct 18th 2015, 3:21 PM 12,331 Views 31 Comments

Irish fans were a bundle of nerves watching this afternoon’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

How we rated Ireland in that emotional rollercoaster against Argentina
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How we rated Ireland in that emotional rollercoaster against Argentina

Oct 18th 2015, 3:17 PM 20,817 Views 128 Comments

So near and yet so far.

Ireland's defence shredded, leaders missed and more talking points from Cardiff
# Dominated
From The42
# Dominated

Ireland's defence shredded, leaders missed and more talking points from Cardiff

Oct 18th 2015, 3:14 PM 35,921 Views 155 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men crashed out in a bitterly disappointing fashion.

As it happened: Australia v Scotland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 18th 2015, 3:08 PM

As it happened: Australia v Scotland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

More quarter-final heartbreak as Ireland fail to recover from an early Puma mauling
# Glass Ceiling
From The42
# Glass Ceiling

More quarter-final heartbreak as Ireland fail to recover from an early Puma mauling

Oct 18th 2015, 3:06 PM 20,206 Views 139 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s best-laid plans were torn asunder in 10 crazy opening minutes.

This was the moment when Ireland started to believe again
# Luuuuuuke
From The42
# Luuuuuuke

This was the moment when Ireland started to believe again

Oct 18th 2015, 2:35 PM 4,432 Views 41 Comments

It’s the hope that kills you.

This photograph is officially cursed
# You've Been Framed
From The42
# You've Been Framed

This photograph is officially cursed

Oct 18th 2015, 2:17 PM 21,858 Views 7 Comments

Ah lads.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 18th 2015, 2:16 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Ian Madigan has absolutely nailed the championship haircut. He means business
# RIP Madigan's Quiff
From The42
# RIP Madigan's Quiff

Ian Madigan has absolutely nailed the championship haircut. He means business

Oct 18th 2015, 12:39 PM 10,823 Views 16 Comments

Your move, Argentina.

Spotted in Cardiff: This brilliant 'Do it for Paulie' paint job
# Banger
From The42
# Banger

Spotted in Cardiff: This brilliant 'Do it for Paulie' paint job

Oct 18th 2015, 10:38 AM 9,664 Views 14 Comments

I think this Mitsubishi speaks for all of us.

Watch: Everyone is talking about Julian Savea after this stunning performance
# Video
From The42
# Video

Watch: Everyone is talking about Julian Savea after this stunning performance

Oct 18th 2015, 10:09 AM 6,667 Views 8 Comments

New Zealand secured a comprehensive 62-13 victory over France in last night’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O'Connell today
# ThanksPaulie
From The42
# ThanksPaulie

Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O'Connell today

Oct 18th 2015, 12:23 AM 16,095 Views 40 Comments

What do you think of the idea? We may have helped it along.

'No one can come close to Jonah': Record-setting Savea comes closer than anyone
# Smashing
From The42
# Smashing

'No one can come close to Jonah': Record-setting Savea comes closer than anyone

Oct 18th 2015, 12:13 AM 11,722 Views 8 Comments

The winger overtook the All Black legend with his 38th try for his country.

String-pulling quartet will be sorely missed, but Ireland can declaw Pumas
# Tough Assignment
From The42
# Tough Assignment

String-pulling quartet will be sorely missed, but Ireland can declaw Pumas

Oct 18th 2015, 12:05 AM 8,938 Views 19 Comments

Today’s the day when all the ‘homework’ assigned by Joe Schmidt will be handed in.

# rwc-15 - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Argentina want to put doubt into Irish minds in the World Cup quarter
# Mental Strength
From The42
# Mental Strength

Argentina want to put doubt into Irish minds in the World Cup quarter

Oct 17th 2015, 11:55 PM 7,846 Views 1 Comment

The Toulon back row is well aware of how knock-out rugby works.

'All we've done is earn the right to go to training on Monday' - McCaw
# Level Heads
From The42
# Level Heads

'All we've done is earn the right to go to training on Monday' - McCaw

Oct 17th 2015, 11:23 PM 7,180 Views 11 Comments

The All Blacks will not be getting carried away with their nine-try victory.

Bowe looks to help Schmidt's side to 'where no Irish team has ever been'
# Breaking Ground
From The42
# Breaking Ground

Bowe looks to help Schmidt's side to 'where no Irish team has ever been'

Oct 17th 2015, 11:05 PM 8,378 Views 4 Comments

The experienced wing recognises the need for Ireland to seize their opportunity.

Saint-André admits to shame as his tenure ends in All Blacks hammering
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Saint-André admits to shame as his tenure ends in All Blacks hammering

Oct 17th 2015, 11:01 PM 11,417 Views 26 Comments

The former Toulon boss will be replaced by Guy Noves.

Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 7,619 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were ferocious at the ruck last weekend against the French.

Rampant All Blacks rip pathetic France apart to secure RWC semi-final
# Unstoppable
From The42
# Unstoppable

Rampant All Blacks rip pathetic France apart to secure RWC semi-final

Oct 17th 2015, 9:51 PM 12,467 Views 62 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men were at their very best in the Millennium Stadium.

As it happened: New Zealand v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 17th 2015, 8:45 PM

As it happened: New Zealand v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

'Is the martian good looking?' - TV3 pundit Shane Byrne forgot he was on live television
# Brain Fart
From The42
# Brain Fart

'Is the martian good looking?' - TV3 pundit Shane Byrne forgot he was on live television

Oct 17th 2015, 7:20 PM 17,145 Views 20 Comments

What’s your point, Shane?

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales
# Wow
From The42
# Wow

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales

Oct 17th 2015, 6:01 PM 11,081 Views 31 Comments

What a way to settle a bruising quarter-final!

As it happened: South Africa v Wales, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 17th 2015, 4:55 PM

As it happened: South Africa v Wales, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow

Oct 17th 2015, 3:05 PM 9,518 Views 35 Comments

The 26-year-old will feel this moment has always been coming.

Scotland pair win World Cup suspension appeal
# Success
From The42
# Success

Scotland pair win World Cup suspension appeal

Oct 17th 2015, 2:54 PM 7,087 Views 13 Comments

Ross Ford and Jonny Gray are cleared to play for Vern Cotter.

O'Connell and O'Mahony 'gatecrashing for the weekend' as Ireland keep injured leaders close by
# King Poc
From The42
# King Poc

O'Connell and O'Mahony 'gatecrashing for the weekend' as Ireland keep injured leaders close by

Oct 17th 2015, 2:50 PM 9,312 Views 0 Comments

Ireland will be without some key men on the pitch, but they can still influence matters off it.

Ireland say they 'don't know' how long Johnny Sexton will be injured for
# No Clarity
From The42
# No Clarity

Ireland say they 'don't know' how long Johnny Sexton will be injured for

Oct 17th 2015, 2:00 PM 10,237 Views 13 Comments

Simon Easterby says the out-half ‘trained fully’ in Cardiff yesterday.

Heaslip confident Madigan can make Ireland's late 10 switch seamless
# Fashionably Late
From The42
# Fashionably Late

Heaslip confident Madigan can make Ireland's late 10 switch seamless

Oct 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 6,772 Views 27 Comments

Sexton was a late drop-out from Ireland’s team to face Argentina in tomorrow’s quarter-final.

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup quarter-final
# Huge Blow
From The42
# Huge Blow

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup quarter-final

Oct 17th 2015, 12:35 PM 50,902 Views 103 Comments

The Leinster out-half’s adductor injury flared up after training yesterday.

The All Black out-half who honed his skills on the GAA fields of Co Meath
# GAA Roots
From The42
# GAA Roots

The All Black out-half who honed his skills on the GAA fields of Co Meath

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 58,437 Views 14 Comments

You may not know that Beauden Barrett played U10 football in Ballinacree, but he did.

If France won’t bring the old school flair, Nehe Milner-Skudder will
# NMS
From The42
# NMS

If France won’t bring the old school flair, Nehe Milner-Skudder will

Oct 17th 2015, 9:30 AM 4,903 Views 2 Comments

“It’s been a pretty hectic year for the fella.”

Wales star expects ambulances for Springboks clash
# Dr Roberts
From The42
# Dr Roberts

Wales star expects ambulances for Springboks clash

Oct 17th 2015, 9:28 AM 5,305 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s pretty gruesome, but that is the nature of the game now,’ says Jamie Roberts.

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland's calm week
# Knock-out
From The42
# Knock-out

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland's calm week

Oct 17th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,051 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup party returns to Cardiff for one final weekend.

'I have a love/hate relationship with my job' - Schmidt feels the pressure
# The Fear
From The42
# The Fear

'I have a love/hate relationship with my job' - Schmidt feels the pressure

Oct 17th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,481 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland head coach says the fear of failure drives him on at this World Cup.

# rwc-15 - Friday 16 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: Johnny's kicking will be crucial in punishing indiscipline from Argentina
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

Peter Stringer: Johnny's kicking will be crucial in punishing indiscipline from Argentina

Oct 16th 2015, 9:51 PM 17,969 Views 24 Comments

Our World Cup columnist previews the World Cup quarter-final.