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#rwc 2019

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From The42 Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month ORDINARY JOE

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month

The former Ireland boss wrote the book himself, the publishers say.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From The42 'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England J Lowe

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England

The Leinster wing was disappointed to read about the All Blacks’ struggle against England.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France Return To Play

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France

Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph Brave Blossoms

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

From The42 Jones has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots Eye Of The Storm

Jones has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots

“We had an idea it could happen and therefore you have to accumulate points in your games to put yourself in the right position,” the England boss says.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 4 October, 2019

From The42 A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs? The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?

Today’s podcast suggests that the back are actually performing pretty well in Japan but are being let down by the pack.

From The42 Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup Depth

Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup

The Scots face Russia and Japan in the space of four days as they bid to reach the last eight.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland High-skilled

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland

The skill level and structure of the hosts’ attack has instilled a confidence in their players, writes analyst Eoin Toolan.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From The42 South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running Boks

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running

The Boks lost on the opening weekend to New Zealand.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From The42 Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle Act Of Foul Play This post contains videos

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle

The 25-year-old will miss Australia’s remaining Pool D games after today’s World Rugby ruling.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 23 September, 2019

From The42 'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated' Onward This post contains videos

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'

Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 20 September, 2019

From The42 Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows Body Count

Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows

From D’Arcy to Boss, Ireland have had no shortage of late arrivals into their World Cup squad.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From The42 'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn Lock

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

From The42 Familiarity breeds contempt for old rivals Ireland and Scotland Celtic Cousins

Familiarity breeds contempt for old rivals Ireland and Scotland

‘They straight up just don’t get along’.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

From The42 Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out as Scotland name squad for Japan CONFIRMED

Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out as Scotland name squad for Japan

Forwards Josh Strauss, Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury have also been omitted.

From The42 Former Blackrock winger Artemyev to captain Russia at Rugby World Cup Captain's Run

Former Blackrock winger Artemyev to captain Russia at Rugby World Cup

Artemyev is one of eight survivors from the country’s debut World Cup appearance eight years ago.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 2 September, 2019

From The42 Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy Save The Date

Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy

We’re heading back to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday 4 September.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

Join us for minute-by-minute coverage from the Principality Stadium.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 30 August, 2019

From The42 Win tickets to Ireland's pre-Rugby World Cup farewell game against Wales Turning Japanese

Win tickets to Ireland's pre-Rugby World Cup farewell game against Wales

Join us for a special preview of the tournament with some of the sport’s big personalities.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 29 August, 2019

From The42 'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong' Time For Heroes

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

From The42 'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles Onward

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles

2015 witnessed Joe Schmidt’s men secure a second championship thanks to their record win in Murrayfield on the final day.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

From The42 Felix Jones joins Rassie's Springboks backroom for Rugby World Cup Boks Clever

Felix Jones joins Rassie's Springboks backroom for Rugby World Cup

Jones, 32, handed short-term contract as defence consultant.

From The42 Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped Rugby World Cup

Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped

Ngani Laumape and Liam Squire also miss out on a place on the plane.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

From The42 Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign Big Sam

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

From The42 South Africa looking to appoint Felix Jones to coaching team - reports Reunited

South Africa looking to appoint Felix Jones to coaching team - reports

The former Ireland international is close to becoming the Springboks attack coach under Rassie Erasmus.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 23 August, 2019

From The42 One day in Paris: BOD's farewell, Schmidt's first Six Nations crown and brilliance from Sexton Onward

One day in Paris: BOD's farewell, Schmidt's first Six Nations crown and brilliance from Sexton

In the first instalment of ‘Onward’ with Volkswagen, we relive a great occasion for Irish rugby from 2014.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 22 August, 2019

From The42 Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan? The Byrne Legacy This post contains videos

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan?

With the Irish camp seriously concerned by Joey Carbery’s fitness, his former club team-mate may steal a march on his fellow Ireland backups.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From The42 Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies Blacklash

Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies

New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup thanks to today’s 36-0 victory against Australia at Eden Park.

From The42 All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies Revenge This post contains videos

All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies

The overwhelming victory came just seven days after New Zealand’s record loss to the Australians.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 8 August, 2019

From The42 New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option

Bernard Jackman explains how the former Munster boss has turned things around in his native land.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 1 August, 2019

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

From The42 Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34 Neighbours

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34

Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

From The42 Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand Test Run

Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand

After demolishing Australia, Rassie Erasmus will unleash his strongest available team this weekend.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

From The42 All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks Dress Rehearsal

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks

South Africa’s only win in eight Tests against the world champions came in New Zealand’s capital.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 1 July, 2019

From The42 All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey Rwc 2019 This post contains videos

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is behind the defending champions’ kit, which was unveiled today.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

From The42 Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch Lock Stock

Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch

The second row hopes to soon be back in full training ahead of what he expects to be his last World Cup.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 20 June, 2019

From The42 Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together RWC2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together

The former Japan boss has made exceptions in his initial squad, but Dylan Hartley is not one of them.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

From The42 Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving Time Served

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving

The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 30 May, 2019

From The42 'Pinnacle moment' - Wallabies will wear indigenous jersey at least once at World Cup Move As One

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

From The42 Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness Gold Standard

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

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