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#RWC 2015

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Richie McCaw bypasses knighthood as he's awarded New Zealand's highest honour
# Accolade
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# Accolade

Richie McCaw bypasses knighthood as he's awarded New Zealand's highest honour

Dec 30th 2015, 8:52 PM 13,059 Views 7 Comments

Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith also received awards.

From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015
# Under The Posts
From The42
# Under The Posts

From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 6,006 Views 3 Comments

That was quite a year for world rugby.

# rwc-2015 - Monday 28 December, 2015

'The real battle in Ireland is not RTÉ v TV3' - The changing face of sports coverage in 2015
# Channel-hopping
From The42
# Channel-hopping

'The real battle in Ireland is not RTÉ v TV3' - The changing face of sports coverage in 2015

Dec 28th 2015, 8:57 AM 12,527 Views 11 Comments

TV3′s Tommy Martin looks back on a big year in Ballymount and the ever-shifting media landscape.

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 27 December, 2015

15 photos that highlight just how tough rugby players were in 2015
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

15 photos that highlight just how tough rugby players were in 2015

Dec 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 10,399 Views 3 Comments

The amount of Irish players in this gallery directly relates to how the team’s World Cup ended.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 17 December, 2015

One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master

Dec 17th 2015, 8:23 AM 8,994 Views 6 Comments

Ayumu Goromaruis now even more of a legend.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 20 November, 2015

The man who oversaw Japan's RWC heroics has been named as England's new coach
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

The man who oversaw Japan's RWC heroics has been named as England's new coach

Nov 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 18,884 Views 49 Comments

The former Australia boss has signed a four-year deal with the side.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

The story of that brilliant Rugby World Cup final in 13 pictures
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

The story of that brilliant Rugby World Cup final in 13 pictures

Oct 31st 2015, 6:39 PM 5,482 Views 2 Comments

It was New Zealand’s day in Twickenham.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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 3,977 Views 0 Comments

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

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 12,927 Views 27 Comments

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

# rwc-2015 - 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 24,514 Views 30 Comments

The All Blacks skipper faces an anxious 36 hours to see if he will face disciplinary action.

'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 11,762 Views 16 Comments

Hmmm…

Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here
# The Right Path
From The42
# The Right Path

Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 26,197 Views 7 Comments

Somehow, despite his troubled teenage years, the South African broke free from the chains and lived out his dream.

# rwc-2015 - 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 9,253 Views 37 Comments

The Irish coach was a guest on The Late Late Show this evening.

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

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

Oct 23rd 2015, 5:19 PM 13,873 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland striker was part of a picture that has gained a degree of notoriety of late

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 22 October, 2015

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 8,217 Views 4 Comments

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

# rwc-2015 - 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 14,281 Views 3 Comments

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

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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 20,919 Views 110 Comments

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

# rwc-2015 - 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 11,912 Views 30 Comments

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

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 15,542 Views 28 Comments

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

'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 11,728 Views 23 Comments

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

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 18 October, 2015

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 4,401 Views 10 Comments

Juan Imhoff and Joaquin Tuculet served up two fantastic tries.

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 11,974 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 7,766 Views 39 Comments

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

'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 12,326 Views 31 Comments

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

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 4,426 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 21,822 Views 7 Comments

Ah lads.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
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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 10,807 Views 16 Comments

Your move, Argentina.

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

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

Oct 18th 2015, 10:09 AM 6,652 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 16,081 Views 40 Comments

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

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 17 October, 2015

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 5,301 Views 1 Comment

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

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
# Out In The Open
From The42
# Out In The Open

'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'

Oct 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 27,364 Views 93 Comments

Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 16 October, 2015

'Failing to convert gilt-edged opportunities is like allowing your opponents to score'
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

'Failing to convert gilt-edged opportunities is like allowing your opponents to score'

Oct 16th 2015, 10:58 AM 6,716 Views 1 Comment

Eoghan Hickey takes a closer look at the pressures players will face in the RWC quarter-finals.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

We'll Leave it There So: Conlan claims gold, Sexton looking good and all today's sport
# Wednesday
From The42
# Wednesday

We'll Leave it There So: Conlan claims gold, Sexton looking good and all today's sport

Oct 14th 2015, 8:19 PM 10,924 Views 1 Comment

Also, Conor McGregor is coming back to Dublin and South Africa name their starting XV to play Wales.

'I refuse to let my family tell me what people are saying about me back home'
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

'I refuse to let my family tell me what people are saying about me back home'

Oct 14th 2015, 7:01 PM 18,706 Views 12 Comments

The back is in upbeat form ahead of Ireland’s pivotal clash with Argentina.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

One of Argentina's key men will miss the Ireland game because of a one-week ban
# Pumas
From The42
# Pumas

One of Argentina's key men will miss the Ireland game because of a one-week ban

Oct 13th 2015, 10:09 PM 18,078 Views 16 Comments

Marcelo Bosch can get the feet up with Seanie this weekend.

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Sean O'Brien likely to be cited after blatant punch
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Sean O'Brien likely to be cited after blatant punch

Oct 11th 2015, 6:29 PM 19,372 Views 15 Comments

Replays showed the Irish star punching his opponent off the ball.

Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O'Connell and O'Mahony are forced off
# Huge Blow
From The42
# Huge Blow

Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O'Connell and O'Mahony are forced off

Oct 11th 2015, 5:33 PM 12,755 Views 37 Comments

Joe Schmidt is without some key leaders for the second-half.

More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup
# Dropping Like Flies
From The42
# Dropping Like Flies

More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup

Oct 11th 2015, 10:49 AM 6,231 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by Australia last night & will face South Africa in a quarter-final next weekend.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 9 October, 2015

Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday

Oct 9th 2015, 11:23 AM 8,393 Views 6 Comments

Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.

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