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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# RWC 2015

All time
# accolade
Richie McCaw bypasses knighthood as he's awarded New Zealand's highest honour
Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith also received awards.
# Under the posts
From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015
That was quite a year for world rugby.
# Channel-hopping
'The real battle in Ireland is not RTÉ v TV3' - The changing face of sports coverage in 2015
TV3′s Tommy Martin looks back on a big year in Ballymount and the ever-shifting media landscape.
# Respect
15 photos that highlight just how tough rugby players were in 2015
The amount of Irish players in this gallery directly relates to how the team’s World Cup ended.
# brave blossoms
One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master
Ayumu Goromaruis now even more of a legend.
# Challenge
The man who oversaw Japan's RWC heroics has been named as England's new coach
The former Australia boss has signed a four-year deal with the side.
# Picture perfect
The story of that brilliant Rugby World Cup final in 13 pictures
It was New Zealand’s day in Twickenham.
# Interview
One fan is hoping to raise £30,000 for a paralysed ex-Ivory Coast rugby player
Christopher Ackermann believes the support provided to former Ivory Coast winger Max Brito, since his injury, has been inadequate.
# Ready to go
Munster sign 2 new players on short-term deals
A Rugby World Cup player and a former Ulster flanker have signed with the province.
# black mark
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.
# Job Swap
'Matlock' made a surprise cameo for the last 20 minutes of New Zealand v South Africa
# the right path
Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here
Somehow, despite his troubled teenage years, the South African broke free from the chains and lived out his dream.
# promise
'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.
# infamous
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
# New Zealand
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.
# Interview
'He said: listen, I know how you feel... Just have a beer with me'
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer gives an insight into his special relationship with All Blacks boss Steve Hansen.
# Looking Back
Brian O'Driscoll on what went wrong and Ireland's 'two biggest injury losses'
The Ireland legend was not impressed by what he saw on Sunday afternoon.
# Disappointment
In pics: Irish team return to low-key homecoming
Joe Schmidt’s side are back in the country following yesterday’s disappointing result.
# clarification
World Rugby say official made wrong call at Australia-Scotland climax
A statement from the organisation released this evening confirmed the mistake.
# Criticism
'Understudies not quite up to the task' - the international media reaction to Ireland's loss
The Irish team were criticised following their comprehensive loss to Argentina.
# outrageous
Two of Argentina's tries made for an absolute masterclass in finishing
Juan Imhoff and Joaquin Tuculet served up two fantastic tries.
# No Pumas No Party
The reactions to Ireland's second try are too painful to watch again
We believed.
# decime que se siente
Schmidt: 'We were probably a little bit naive. We missed a little bit of that experience'
Over and out as Pumas pummel their way into the Rugby World Cup semis.
# Disappointment
'The gutsiest team you're ever going to see' - Mixed emotions following Ireland's loss
Irish fans were a bundle of nerves watching this afternoon’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
# Luuuuuuke
This was the moment when Ireland started to believe again
It’s the hope that kills you.
# you've been framed
This photograph is officially cursed
Ah lads.
Ireland v Argentina, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
Relive the disappointment from Cardiff if you’re brave enough.
# RIP Madigan's Quiff
Ian Madigan has absolutely nailed the championship haircut. He means business
Your move, Argentina.
# Video
Watch: Everyone is talking about Julian Savea after this stunning performance
New Zealand secured a comprehensive 62-13 victory over France in last night’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
# ThanksPaulie
Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O'Connell today
What do you think of the idea? We may have helped it along.
# dr roberts
Wales star expects ambulances for Springboks clash
‘It’s pretty gruesome, but that is the nature of the game now,’ says Jamie Roberts.
# out in the open
'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.
# Under Pressure
'Failing to convert gilt-edged opportunities is like allowing your opponents to score'
Eoghan Hickey takes a closer look at the pressures players will face in the RWC quarter-finals.
# wednesday
We'll Leave it There So: Conlan claims gold, Sexton looking good and all today's sport
Also, Conor McGregor is coming back to Dublin and South Africa name their starting XV to play Wales.
# Ready to go
'I refuse to let my family tell me what people are saying about me back home'
The back is in upbeat form ahead of Ireland’s pivotal clash with Argentina.
# Pumas
One of Argentina's key men will miss the Ireland game because of a one-week ban
Marcelo Bosch can get the feet up with Seanie this weekend.
# problems
Sean O'Brien likely to be cited after blatant punch
Replays showed the Irish star punching his opponent off the ball.
# huge blow
Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O'Connell and O'Mahony are forced off
Joe Schmidt is without some key leaders for the second-half.
# dropping like flies
More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup
Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by Australia last night & will face South Africa in a quarter-final next weekend.
# Les Bleus
Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday
Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.