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#RWC2011

# rwc2011 - Monday 17 October, 2011

Craig Joubert to ref World Cup final - but under-fire Rolland lands role too
# Whistle Happy
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# Whistle Happy

Craig Joubert to ref World Cup final - but under-fire Rolland lands role too

Oct 17th 2011, 10:59 AM 811 Views 0 Comments

Irishman will be reserve referee this weekend after Saturday’s tough day at the office.

The Morning Score: Monday
# Early Doors
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# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Oct 17th 2011, 9:30 AM 106 Views 0 Comments

Sam Warburton, Jason McGuinness and Andy Murray all feature in our daily bite-sized edition bringing you all the sports news that’s hitting the headlines.

# rwc2011 - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Tuilagi feared his Mum's reaction after ferry jump
# Regret
From The42
# Regret

Tuilagi feared his Mum's reaction after ferry jump

Oct 16th 2011, 2:40 PM 791 Views 0 Comments

Manu Tuilagi says he is ‘disappointed’ with himself after hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons during the Rugby World Cup.

Lièvremont labels players 'spoilt brats' after night out
# Outburst
From The42
# Outburst

Lièvremont labels players 'spoilt brats' after night out

Oct 16th 2011, 12:34 PM 1,133 Views 1 Comment

The French coach launched an astonishing tirade at his own players – a week before they face New Zealand in the RWC final.

Heart and soul see New Zealand through
# One Step Away
From The42
# One Step Away

Heart and soul see New Zealand through

Oct 16th 2011, 12:03 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

Graham Henry pays tribute to his side’s “huge ticker, huge character and guts” after they booked their place in next Sunday’s World Cup final.

Tackle sees Warburton suspended for three weeks
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

Tackle sees Warburton suspended for three weeks

Oct 16th 2011, 10:56 AM 497 Views 1 Comment

The Welsh back row admitted to a dangerous tackle on Vincent Clerc and will now miss his country’s game against Australia.

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia

Oct 16th 2011, 8:46 AM 1,626 Views 6 Comments

There was no love lost as New Zealand met Australia for a place in the World Cup final. Here’s the minute-by-minute report.

# rwc2011 - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Key considerations: Australia v New Zealand
# Rivalry
From The42
# Rivalry

Key considerations: Australia v New Zealand

Oct 15th 2011, 6:21 PM 766 Views 0 Comments

There’s little to choose between the teams as New Zealand and Australia prepare for their semi-final showdown in Auckland.

Spotlight on Rolland after he shows red to Warburton
# Tackle-gate
From The42
# Tackle-gate

Spotlight on Rolland after he shows red to Warburton

Oct 15th 2011, 4:46 PM 1,420 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Alain Rolland is the focus of all the talk following Wales’ one-point exit from the Rugby World Cup.

Six-month suspended ban for tweeting Samoan
# Hot Water
From The42
# Hot Water

Six-month suspended ban for tweeting Samoan

Oct 15th 2011, 2:15 PM 371 Views 0 Comments

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu faces a significant playing ban unless he apologies for a tweet he wrote about Welsh referee Nigel Owens.

Beale ruled out, Ashley-Cooper to start at 15
# Injury KO
From The42
# Injury KO

Beale ruled out, Ashley-Cooper to start at 15

Oct 15th 2011, 12:15 PM 116 Views 0 Comments

The Australian full-back has a hamstring strain and won’t be available to face the All Blacks on Sunday.

Gatland: "I feel personally let down"
# Seeing Red
From The42
# Seeing Red

Gatland: "I feel personally let down"

Oct 15th 2011, 11:45 AM 621 Views 3 Comments

Wales manager ‘gutted’ after controversial red card gives the French the upper hand in semi-final.

Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter

Oct 15th 2011, 11:20 AM 615 Views 2 Comments

“There wasn’t much to say in the dressing room and in the team room afterwards. Deccie didn’t even say that much. What could you say?” Jenno checks in with the final installment of his World Cup diary.

As it happened: Wales v France
# RWC2011
From The42
# RWC2011

As it happened: Wales v France

Oct 15th 2011, 8:41 AM 6,266 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s victors took on the mercurial Gauls in the first of the weekend’s semi-final clashes. We went minute-by-minute.

# rwc2011 - Friday 14 October, 2011

Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye
# End Of Story
From The42
# End Of Story

Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye

Oct 14th 2011, 4:49 PM 1,132 Views 7 Comments

“These lads are model professionals who’ve helped to build a great rugby legacy in this country and this was their last chance. There’s just nothing you can say.”

'I am not a cheat,' insists Pocock
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

'I am not a cheat,' insists Pocock

Oct 14th 2011, 12:22 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

The flanker was criticised by John Smit for his performance in last Saturday’s game, as Australia edged out South Africa to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales
# Chat
From The42
# Chat

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales

Oct 14th 2011, 12:15 PM 295 Views 0 Comments

With the Welsh squad less than 48 hours away from the biggest game of their rugby lives, we turned to our man in the valleys for some pre-match guidance.

WATCH: Rugby legends preview the World Cup semis
# RWC2011
From The42
# RWC2011

WATCH: Rugby legends preview the World Cup semis

Oct 14th 2011, 11:56 AM 160 Views 0 Comments

Carling, Brooke, Henderson and Quinnell look forward to this weekend’s action in Eden Park.

Deans waits as clock ticks on Beale's fitness
# Fitness Race
From The42
# Fitness Race

Deans waits as clock ticks on Beale's fitness

Oct 14th 2011, 11:04 AM 71 Views 0 Comments

Kurtley Beale looks set to start for Australia after Robbie Deans provisionally named the full-back in his starting XV to face New Zealand.

Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend
# Viewing Pleasure
From The42
# Viewing Pleasure

Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend

Oct 14th 2011, 10:58 AM 342 Views 0 Comments

The Premier League continues, the Rugby World Cup approaches its climax and the Korean Grand Prix gets underway all in the next few days.

# rwc2011 - Thursday 13 October, 2011

McCaw and Dagg among starters to face Australia
# Decisions
From The42
# Decisions

McCaw and Dagg among starters to face Australia

Oct 13th 2011, 8:14 PM 470 Views 0 Comments

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has made a number of changes from the side that beat Argentina in last weekend’s quarter-final.

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)
# Man In The Middle
From The42
# Man In The Middle

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)

Oct 13th 2011, 5:05 PM 7,253 Views 9 Comments

Yo, stats nerds. Come join us as we crunch the numbers on the Dubliner’s refereeing performances and look at what to expect from him in Saturday’s semi-final.

Quittin' time? Martin Johnson has seven days to decide on England future
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Quittin' time? Martin Johnson has seven days to decide on England future

Oct 13th 2011, 2:03 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

The England boss has been given the opportunity to walk before an independent review panel decides his fate.

You said what? 9 gems from the mouth of Marc Lièvremont
# Soundbite
From The42
# Soundbite

You said what? 9 gems from the mouth of Marc Lièvremont

Oct 13th 2011, 11:05 AM 901 Views 0 Comments

We’re hoping for a couple more of these pearlers in the run-up to Saturday’s semi-final.

Priestland blow forces change on Gatland
# Game Time
From The42
# Game Time

Priestland blow forces change on Gatland

Oct 13th 2011, 10:39 AM 199 Views 0 Comments

Wales have made just one change to their starting XV ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi against France.

A Bluffer's Guide to... the Haka
# Knowledge
From The42
# Knowledge

A Bluffer's Guide to... the Haka

Oct 13th 2011, 9:30 AM 1,131 Views 1 Comment

It’s the enduring trademark of Southern Hemisphere rugby, but New Zealand’s pre-game war dance is about more than intimidation on a massive scale.

# rwc2011 - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

‘We’ll see what happens’: ROG keeps retirement cards close to his chest
# Stay Or Go?
From The42
# Stay Or Go?

‘We’ll see what happens’: ROG keeps retirement cards close to his chest

Oct 12th 2011, 11:45 AM 381 Views 4 Comments

Nobody has any idea if Ronan O’Gara is retiring from international rugby or not. Not even the man himself.

The Happy Camper: it's time to go home, Tosh
# Check In
From The42
# Check In

The Happy Camper: it's time to go home, Tosh

Oct 12th 2011, 11:01 AM 652 Views 0 Comments

Cian the van is parked up for the last time and the lads file onto the flight home with plenty of other Irish. It’s been a wild ride.

# rwc2011 - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home

Oct 11th 2011, 6:16 PM 2,770 Views 14 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men were met by a crowd of fans as they disembarked at Dublin Airport.

Bayonne offer half-price tickets for fans with Lièvremont 'taches
# Big Mo'
From The42
# Big Mo'

Bayonne offer half-price tickets for fans with Lièvremont 'taches

Oct 11th 2011, 2:55 PM 287 Views 0 Comments

Because there ain’t no party like a moustache party. Apparently.

Touch and go: Priestland a doubt for semi-final
# Fitness Battle
From The42
# Fitness Battle

Touch and go: Priestland a doubt for semi-final

Oct 11th 2011, 2:51 PM 140 Views 0 Comments

All Blacks legend Colin Meads has praised Priestland and the Welsh side, tipping them to reach the final.

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad

Oct 11th 2011, 2:10 PM 1,237 Views 0 Comments

As they point it towards the airport, our man in the van recalls the many Irish friends they’ve made along the road.

Turns out De Villiers didn’t resign after all
# Confusion
From The42
# Confusion

Turns out De Villiers didn’t resign after all

Oct 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 375 Views 0 Comments

The South Africa coach claims the speech he delivered following the Springboks’ quarter-final loss to Australia definitely wasn’t about his resignation. Whatever gave you that idea?

Quade Cooper to start at full-back against the All Blacks?
# Dilemma
From The42
# Dilemma

Quade Cooper to start at full-back against the All Blacks?

Oct 11th 2011, 12:00 PM 277 Views 1 Comment

Robbie Deans has hinted the mercurial utility back could be deployed as a replacement for the injured Kurtley Beale, while Berrick Barnes looks a possible starter at fly-half.

France name unchanged line-up as Lievremont sticks to winning formula
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

France name unchanged line-up as Lievremont sticks to winning formula

Oct 11th 2011, 11:00 AM 162 Views 0 Comments

In addition, Wales coach Shaun Edwards has rejected the suggestion that France lack consistency at the best of times.

# rwc2011 - Monday 10 October, 2011

Making a splash: Tuilagi fined £3,000 after jumping off ferry
# Stupidity
From The42
# Stupidity

Making a splash: Tuilagi fined £3,000 after jumping off ferry

Oct 10th 2011, 4:20 PM 450 Views 1 Comment

The Samoan-born centre was reportedly encouraged by his England teammates to make the dive following their World Cup exit.

Ireland's Rugby World Cup adventure: the post-mortem
# De-brief
From The42
# De-brief

Ireland's Rugby World Cup adventure: the post-mortem

Oct 10th 2011, 4:14 PM 1,058 Views 0 Comments

They topped the group for the first time, beat a Tri-Nations side in the southern hemisphere and made a lot of friends. But was it a success?

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements
# Ch-Ch-Changes
From The42
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements

Oct 10th 2011, 2:42 PM 1,712 Views 1 Comment

With a handful of Ireland’s Golden Generation having now slipped the wrong side of 30, how many have the appetite for another year of competitive international rugby?

Poll: who will you supporting in the Rugby World Cup now that Ireland are out?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: who will you supporting in the Rugby World Cup now that Ireland are out?

Oct 10th 2011, 12:49 PM 1,900 Views 16 Comments

Following Saturday’s demoralising defeat, who will you be cheering from here on in?

The Happy Camper: 'it feels like a one horse town when the horse is out to lunch'
# Garbage Time
From The42
# Garbage Time

The Happy Camper: 'it feels like a one horse town when the horse is out to lunch'

Oct 10th 2011, 11:45 AM 585 Views 0 Comments

It’s back behind the wheel for the lads after the weekend’s heartbreak before the flight home this week.