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#RWC2011

# rwc2011 - Monday 10 October, 2011

England agree to play midweek matches at 2015 World Cup
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

England agree to play midweek matches at 2015 World Cup

Oct 10th 2011, 11:02 AM 389 Views 0 Comments

Following complaints from the players such as Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, it has been confirmed that the IRB will consider altering the structure of future fixture lists.

Ireland make the semis after all as Alain Rolland to take charge of last-4 tie
# Whistle Happy
From The42
# Whistle Happy

Ireland make the semis after all as Alain Rolland to take charge of last-4 tie

Oct 10th 2011, 10:11 AM 457 Views 2 Comments

Rolland will referee the opening World Cup semi-final between Wales and France in Auckland on Saturday.

The Morning Score: Monday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Oct 10th 2011, 8:55 AM 186 Views 0 Comments

Get the week off on the right foot – here’s everything you need to know.

# rwc2011 - Sunday 9 October, 2011

New Zealand's injury list extended further after win
# Kiwi Woe
From The42
# Kiwi Woe

New Zealand's injury list extended further after win

Oct 9th 2011, 2:25 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

Colin Slade and Mils Muliaina are Graham Henry’s latest injury worries ahead of a semi-final showdown with Australia.

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us

Oct 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 683 Views 0 Comments

“Imagine a junior disco in Ireland. Now imagine it without the tipsy teens staggering from one song to another before a big fight breaks out.”

De Villiers quits as Australia send Springboks packing
# I'm Out
From The42
# I'm Out

De Villiers quits as Australia send Springboks packing

Oct 9th 2011, 11:31 AM 485 Views 0 Comments

South Africa’s outspoken coach says that he will not be staying on following this morning’s quarter-final exit.

The sports week in pictures
# Snap Happy
From The42
# Snap Happy

The sports week in pictures

Oct 9th 2011, 11:30 AM 498 Views 0 Comments

Deary me. A week is a long time in sports eh? Here’s how the past seven days developed.

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

As it happened: New Zealand v Argentina

Oct 9th 2011, 8:21 AM 2,623 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand didn’t exactly have it all their own way against Felipe Contepomi and Los Pumas this morning. Read the minute-by-minute report here.

As it happened: South Africa v Australia
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Australia

Oct 9th 2011, 5:59 AM 2,420 Views 0 Comments

If you couldn’t drag yourself out of bed, here’s the minute-by-minute coverage of this morning’s quarter-final between South Africa and Australia.

# rwc2011 - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Today on Twitter: The Curse of Ryle Nugent
# Hoodoo
From The42
# Hoodoo

Today on Twitter: The Curse of Ryle Nugent

Oct 8th 2011, 4:28 PM 2,348 Views 3 Comments

The Head of RTE Sport flew all the way to New Zealand to commentate on the national side’s only loss. Coincidence? Users of the interwebs don’t seem to think so.

Simon Hick's Match Report: The good, the bad and the inexplicable
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Simon Hick's Match Report: The good, the bad and the inexplicable

Oct 8th 2011, 11:54 AM 1,784 Views 2 Comments

A muted coda to the careers of its most talented generation, Ireland’s quarter-final performance against Wales defied explanation.

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah

Oct 8th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,669 Views 13 Comments

“Before leaving Dublin we asked only one thing of this Irish team; a whole-hearted performance. And, by God, they delivered that in every second of every game.”

Gutted skipper O'Driscoll hails Blarney Army
# Goodbyes
From The42
# Goodbyes

Gutted skipper O'Driscoll hails Blarney Army

Oct 8th 2011, 8:52 AM 1,198 Views 0 Comments

“A huge thank you to all the fans. They’ve been absolutely incredible. The hotel this morning was very special. It’s just a shame that we couldn’t give them another few weeks to cheer us on.”

As it happened: England v France
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v France

Oct 8th 2011, 8:18 AM 1,558 Views 3 Comments

Just when you thought you had seen all of the shocks that a Saturday morning could produce, along came England and France. Here’s the minute-by-minute report.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales

Oct 8th 2011, 5:36 AM 3,755 Views 55 Comments

We thought it would be a close-run thing; it wasn’t. Here’s our minute-by-minute report of Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final against Wales.

# rwc2011 - Friday 7 October, 2011

WATCH: Francis says Wales will be 'found out' on Saturday
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

WATCH: Francis says Wales will be 'found out' on Saturday

Oct 7th 2011, 6:40 PM 743 Views 2 Comments

The controversial pundit predicts how Ireland v Wales will pan out, plus interviews with Shane Horgan, John Muldoon and Denis Hickie.

Retrospective: England and France's World Cup history
# Past Meetings
From The42
# Past Meetings

Retrospective: England and France's World Cup history

Oct 7th 2011, 6:11 PM 129 Views 0 Comments

As England and France prepare to battle for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, we look back at their previous meetings on the biggest stage.

Quarter-final countdown: what the Welsh media are saying about tomorrow's game
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Quarter-final countdown: what the Welsh media are saying about tomorrow's game

Oct 7th 2011, 5:49 PM 751 Views 0 Comments

The Irish media in general seem reasonably confident that Declan Kidney’s side have an excellent chance of progressing, but what about their counterparts across the water?

Memory lane: 4 other classic Wales-Ireland encounters
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

Memory lane: 4 other classic Wales-Ireland encounters

Oct 7th 2011, 3:46 PM 427 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of tomorrow’s game, we recall some of the thrillers that have taken place between the two sides over the years.

Shane Jennings' World Cup diary: week 4
# In Camp
From The42
# In Camp

Shane Jennings' World Cup diary: week 4

Oct 7th 2011, 1:38 PM 1,312 Views 0 Comments

“Tony Buckley was mad to go pig hunting or deer hunting or something but there wasn’t any takers” – Jenno on life in camp this week.

Wilkinson and Flood won't be having a kick-off after all
# Denial
From The42
# Denial

Wilkinson and Flood won't be having a kick-off after all

Oct 7th 2011, 1:18 PM 524 Views 0 Comments

Despite rumours to the contrary, Martin Johnson has said the duo will not be enging in a penalty shootout-style kicking contest.

WATCH: Four men in a pub look forward to weekend showdowns
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

WATCH: Four men in a pub look forward to weekend showdowns

Oct 7th 2011, 1:00 PM 325 Views 0 Comments

Will Carling, Zinzan Brooke, Rob Henderson and Scott Quinnell line out to argue the toss on this week’s action.

The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry
# Camper's Run
From The42
# Camper's Run

The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry

Oct 7th 2011, 10:36 AM 960 Views 0 Comments

The greening of Wellington is almost complete. But half the Irish in town have tickets to the wrong quarter-final.

Poll: are you going to stay up all night or go to bed early?
# Game Management
From The42
# Game Management

Poll: are you going to stay up all night or go to bed early?

Oct 7th 2011, 10:06 AM 2,673 Views 24 Comments

Apart from that whole out-half argument, it’s the biggest question of the week ahead of tomorrow’s big game in New Zealand.

Quarter-final countdown: the view from Wales
# In The Loose
From The42
# In The Loose

Quarter-final countdown: the view from Wales

Oct 7th 2011, 8:35 AM 1,015 Views 0 Comments

Curious about how the Welsh view Irish rugby? Look no further: we’ve found a bona fide, valley-dwelling Welsh person to respond to your queries.

Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend
# Couch Potato
From The42
# Couch Potato

Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend

Oct 7th 2011, 8:21 AM 257 Views 0 Comments

There’s one or two games you might want to catch this weekend FYI.

The Magnificent Seven: memorable quarter-finals
# Classics
From The42
# Classics

The Magnificent Seven: memorable quarter-finals

Oct 7th 2011, 8:20 AM 305 Views 4 Comments

What do Bebeto, Brian O’Driscoll and Maurice FitzGerald have in common? Find out here, as we countdown seven unforgettable quarter-finals ahead of the big game this Saturday.

The Morning Score: Friday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Oct 7th 2011, 8:11 AM 294 Views 0 Comments

We’re on the brink of history, ladies and gentlemen.

# rwc2011 - Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Score's alternative team of the World Cup
# Gone Not Forgotten
From The42
# Gone Not Forgotten

The Score's alternative team of the World Cup

Oct 6th 2011, 6:52 PM 1,004 Views 0 Comments

As the Rugby World Cup bids farewell to over half its nations, we pick our stand-outs from the twelve unfortunate squads that have already departed New Zealand.

FAQ: Who'll win in Wellington on Saturday?
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

FAQ: Who'll win in Wellington on Saturday?

Oct 6th 2011, 5:44 PM 808 Views 0 Comments

The talking heads have all come out of the woodwork in advance of Saturday’s showdown. But who are they tipping to prevail?

Wilkinson and Flood will hold shoot-out to determine first-choice kicker
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

Wilkinson and Flood will hold shoot-out to determine first-choice kicker

Oct 6th 2011, 3:16 PM 597 Views 0 Comments

The duo’s rivalry has existed for a long, long time… Now it’s personal (sort of).

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: youth and young manhood
# In Conference
From The42
# In Conference

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: youth and young manhood

Oct 6th 2011, 1:48 PM 823 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland will lead a fresh-faced Welsh side out to face Ireland this weekend. Here’s why.

8 things you (probably) didn't know about Craig Joubert
# Introducing...
From The42
# Introducing...

8 things you (probably) didn't know about Craig Joubert

Oct 6th 2011, 1:01 PM 6,902 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of Saturday’s showdown, we take a look at the man who will be calling the shots.

The Happy Camper: the joys of living in a van
# On The Road
From The42
# On The Road

The Happy Camper: the joys of living in a van

Oct 6th 2011, 10:56 AM 643 Views 0 Comments

“Tosh arrives over to make the deposit in our laundry press. CLICK, FLOP: a pair of boxer shorts lands with unwavering precision in the middle of my bowl, breakfast is over.”

Ireland v Wales: the three key battles
# Against The Head
From The42
# Against The Head

Ireland v Wales: the three key battles

Oct 6th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,082 Views 3 Comments

We present the three most important individual encounters likely to influence the big game on Saturday. Let us know if you disagree.

Injury concern Best confirmed as good to go for quarter-final
# Hooked
From The42
# Hooked

Injury concern Best confirmed as good to go for quarter-final

Oct 6th 2011, 9:15 AM 825 Views 9 Comments

The Ulster man was a doubt for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final because of bruised AC shoulder joint which he picked up in the impressive win over Italy last weekend in Dunedin.

The Morning Score: Thursday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Oct 6th 2011, 8:53 AM 225 Views 0 Comments

Rugby or football? Andorra or Wales? Daddy or chips?

Four changes for Welsh side to face Ireland
# Enter The Dragon
From The42
# Enter The Dragon

Four changes for Welsh side to face Ireland

Oct 6th 2011, 8:25 AM 798 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland named the 15 men he hopes will end Ireland’s World Cup dream on Saturday morning in Wellington.

# rwc2011 - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Three Welshmen who could end Ireland's World Cup dream
# Red Alert
From The42
# Red Alert

Three Welshmen who could end Ireland's World Cup dream

Oct 5th 2011, 7:50 PM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

Wales’s young and exciting line-up has been making waves at this World Cup. Meet the stars most likely to do some damage against Ireland on Saturday morning.

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's punishment upheld by the IRB
# Protests
From The42
# Protests

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's punishment upheld by the IRB

Oct 5th 2011, 7:21 PM 406 Views 0 Comments

The centre’s ban from rugby-related activity will remain in place until his disciplinary hearing reconvenes on the 15th of October.