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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From The42 Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French Opinion

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

From The42 Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD Turn The Air Bleu

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

From The42 'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test Enforcer

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

From The42 New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis Blackout

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality Forte

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test Insight This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test

The former Irish centre joined Gavan Casey to assess the performances ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From The42 'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland Hard Edge

'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland

The Kerry blindside has been a silver lining through victories with ample grey areas.

# womens-rugby - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The42 French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD Fanzone

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From The42 England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy More To Come

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

# womens-rugby - Friday 11 August, 2017

From The42 'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us' Wrwc 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From The42 'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround Recovery

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

From The42 Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin Sumptuous Scores

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin

The USA’s Kris Thomas also made the list thanks to a powerful tackle-busting finish against Italy.

From The42 Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool Douze Points! This post contains videos

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool

Romane Menager’s extremely early try and Caroline Ladagnous’ hat-trick ensured a comfortable start for Ireland’s rivals.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The42 'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney Wrwc 2017 This post contains videos

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

From The42 Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang Opinion

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

From The Daily Edge Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match D Higgins
From The42 Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener Wrwc 2017

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener

The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

From The42 Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia Wrwc 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia

This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.

# womens-rugby - Monday 7 August, 2017

From The42 How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes Growing The Game

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes

Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%

# womens-rugby - Sunday 6 August, 2017

From The42 'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool' Black Fern

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'

New Zealand’s brilliant scrum-half is working to create solid pathways for girls to follow in her footsteps.

From The42 Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls Grist To The Mill

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls

Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 5 August, 2017

From The42 Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns History In The Making This post contains videos

Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns

How Ireland Women shocked everyone but themselves to beat New Zealand 14 – 17 and end their run of four straight World Cup titles.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup Long And Short

7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy has taken flak for bringing players out of the 15-a-side scene, but he has consistently stuck by his decision.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From The42 Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup Tick Tock

# womens-rugby - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The42 5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience WRWC

5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience

We spoke to Fiona Steed and Su Carty about Ireland’s first foray onto the world stage.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From The42 More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup Physicality

More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From The42 'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort' All Day Every Day

'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort'

Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton is putting in the hours to ensure rugby flourishes at root and branch in this country.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From The42 Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work Explainer

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work

All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From The42 'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia Bring It

'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia

Captain Niamh Briggs is leading a ‘no excuses’ attitude as Ireland embrace the challenges ahead.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From The42 'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup Ireland 2017

'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Elaine Buckley of the Fair Game podcast spoke to The42 this week.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

WRWC to run ticket exchange, so don't give up hope of seeing Ireland's pool matches just yet

Proceeds from the ‘Wimbledon style’ re-sales will go to the IRFU Charitable Trust.

# womens-rugby - Friday 14 July, 2017

From The42 IRFU funding for women's rugby up 25%, will rise by a further €500k after World Cup Feel Like Money

IRFU funding for women's rugby up 25%, will rise by a further €500k after World Cup

The union’s accounts, released today, show a spend of €2.1 million on its women’s programme.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 6 July, 2017

From The42 The USA women's Navy Seal workout day looks absolutely zero craic WRWC 17 This post contains videos

The USA women's Navy Seal workout day looks absolutely zero craic

The road to Ireland 2017 is paved with excruciating beach drills.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From The42 Black Ferns and Ireland's pool rivals Australia have named their WRWC squads Ireland 2017

Black Ferns and Ireland's pool rivals Australia have named their WRWC squads

World champions England have also unveiled a massively experienced side for next month’s tournament on these shores.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace WRWC

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

# womens-rugby - Monday 19 June, 2017

From The42 Ireland's WRWC rivals Australia take a beating as England defeat NZ to top rankings Ireland 2017 This post contains videos

Ireland's WRWC rivals Australia take a beating as England defeat NZ to top rankings

The Wallaroos have work to do before facing Ireland after conceding 144 points in three tough warm-up Tests.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From The42 Naoupu and Baxter among exciting Ireland 7s squad chasing World Cup qualification Women's Rugby

Naoupu and Baxter among exciting Ireland 7s squad chasing World Cup qualification

Anthony Eddy’s squad are in France for the next two weekends, competing on two fronts.

# womens-rugby - Monday 29 May, 2017

From The42 Huge markers laid down as Ireland beat England and Fiji in 7s Women's Rugby This post contains videos

Huge markers laid down as Ireland beat England and Fiji in 7s

Two impressive results book-ended Ireland’s best world series finish to date.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 8 April, 2017

From The42 UL Bohemians dethrone Old Belvedere to seal deserved title victory Champs

UL Bohemians dethrone Old Belvedere to seal deserved title victory

The Limerick side won 10-3 at Donnybrook.