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# RWC2023

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November 2023
Outgoing All Blacks boss Foster says family threatened with knife in Paris
His wife Leigh and daughter Michaela were allegedly accosted near the All Blacks’ hotel in the French capital.
RWC 2023: The Winners and Losers
Ireland and France’s pain, the flip in the pecking order between Portugal and Georgia, and Leinster’s coaching recruitment.
October 2023
Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Rugby World Cup final?
The Springboks and All Blacks face off in Paris.
Dan Leavy: What a difference a day could make for both sides in Saturday's World Cup final
In this week’s ‘Ruck and Roll’ column, in partnership with BoyleSports, former Ireland international Dan Leavy previews Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.
England hand veterans final hurrah for Rugby World Cup third-place play-off
Centre Manu Tuilagi and scrum-half Ben Youngs will start Friday’s game.
'I think they'll look to use a genuine running threat at 10 - and we'll see this with Crowley'
Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella discussed the areas in which Ireland will look to improve in the short-to-medium term following last Saturday’s heartbreak.
'Eben is special' - Springboks lock is surely the best in the world
Ireland failed in World Cup mission but have best foundations ever
Dan Leavy: The conversation for the next four years came down to inches
In this week’s ‘Ruck and Roll’ column, in partnership with BoyleSports, former Ireland international Dan Leavy analyses Ireland’s defeat to the All Blacks and looks ahead to this weekend’s semi-finals.
Fiji coach announces he is stepping down at the end of the year after World Cup exit
Simon Raiwalui took over as head coach of Fiji in February.
Poll: Who do you now think will win the Rugby World Cup?
South Africa, New Zealand, England and Argentina are the last four standing.
Springboks march on in World Cup defence as les Bleus come up short
The Springboks’ excellent bench helped them to edge a thrilling quarter-final in Paris.
'The players were written off. People said we wouldn't get out of the pool' - England march on
Steve Borthwick hailed his England side as they booked a World Cup semi-final spot.
England edge Fiji to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals
Steve Borthwick’s men prevailed after a tense last few minutes.
England edge Fiji to reach World Cup semi-finals
Steve Borthwick’s men prevailed after a tense last few minutes.
Eoin Toolan: All Blacks sacrificed defensive width to throw numbers into ruck - and it worked
Former Ireland performance analyst Eoin Toolan on how the All Blacks ended Ireland’s 17-game win streak to reach the semi-finals.
'The hardest part for me is seeing Johnny finishing up' - Van der Flier on Ireland heartache
Ireland bowed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage once again this evening.
Change in referee 'didn't help' Wales in Argentina quarter-final defeat
South African official Jaco Peyper hobbled off with a calf injury during the clash.
Argentina claws back early deficit to book semi-final spot at Wales' expense
Michael Cheika’s side will face either Ireland or New Zealand in the semis.
Pumas claw back early deficit to book semi-final spot at Wales' expense
Michael Cheika’s side will face either Ireland or New Zealand in the semis.
Dupont '100%' for France's World Cup quarter-final
Scrum coach William Servat was speaking after 26-year-old trained for the second day wearing a headguard.
Jamie George vows Fiji will face transformed England after 'inexcusable' dip against Samoa
The hooker says England had a ‘really good, open review’ after labouring to an 18-17 win in their pool closer.
Portugal earn shock World Cup victory over Fiji
The Fijians still progress to the quarters to face England.
Tonga score 7 tries to secure first win of the World Cup
Former Australia back-rower Toutai Kefu brought down his time as coach with a 45-24 defeat of Romania
Wales call up scrum-half Hardy to replace Faletau
Warren Gatland’s side play Argentina, 39-27 winners over Japan on Sunday.
Argentina to play Wales in World Cup quarter-final after beating Japan
Los Pumas finished as Pool D runners-up behind England.
Eoin Toolan: How Ireland dismantled Scotland's weapons and fired their own
The former Ireland performance analyst dissects Ireland’s performance from his perch at the Stade de France.
Player ratings as Ireland crush Scotland to reach World Cup quarter-finals
An outstanding collective display saw Ireland book a last-eight clash with New Zealand.
England come from behind to beat inspired Samoa as Farrell breaks Wilkinson record
The Saracens playmaker celebrated his 109th England appearance by surpassing the 2003 World Cup winner.
Wales' Taulupe Faletau to miss rest of World Cup with broken arm
Head coach Warren Gatland said no decision had yet been made on a replacement for the number eight.
Louis Rees-Zammit claims hat-trick of tries as Wales comfortably top pool
Warren Gatland’s side beat Georgia 43-19 in Nantes.
Galthie's France preparing for next 'World Cup final'
The tournament hosts completed a perfect pool stage record with their 60-7 thrashing of a team who ran them close less than eight months ago.
France thrash Italy to reach Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
Victory ensured France topped Pool A with a perfect record of four wins from four.
Barrett says All Blacks want revenge for Irish series pain
Ahead of a potential quarter-final clash between the two sides, New Zealand are desperate to make amends.
Damian McKenzie steals show as New Zealand thrash Uruguay to reach last eight
On a night of celebration otherwise, the All Blacks did lose first-choice tighthead Tyrel Lomax to a knee injury early on.
Price handed surprise start for crucial World Cup showdown with Ireland
Scotland’s regular scrum-half Ben White misses out on a place in the matchday 23.
Kleyn: 'There's animosity between the Irish and the Scots. It's going to be a serious match'
The South Africa lock, who previously represented Ireland, says he would like to see a Scotland win after last week’s defeat.
The changes Gregor Townsend may make for Scotland's 'emotional' meeting with Ireland
BBC Scotland chief sportswriter Tom English joined Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella on Wednesday’s Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.
Lucu replaces injured Dupont as France make two changes for Italy
Gregory Alldritt returns at number eight, with Anthony Jelonch moving to blindside and Francois Cros dropping to the bench.
New Zealand shuffle the deck but name strong team to face Uruguay
Captain Cane returns to active duty
Scotland’s Finn Russell says second best will not be good enough against Ireland
The stand-off has psyched himself for the likelihood that he will have to operate at the peak of his powers.
September 2023
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