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# Women's Rugby

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Leinster's Adam Griggs named as new Ireland Women's XV head coach
New Zealander takes charge until the end of the 2018 Six Nations.
Champions UL Bohs make it five wins from five with impressive show against Belvo
There were plenty of tries and no shortage of exciting action in the Women’s All-Ireland League over the weekend.
Seven Irish players named in Barbarians squad for historic women's game with Munster
Thomond Park hosts the match next weekend.
RFU close to agreeing match fees for Women's 15s squad ahead of their November Tests
England have named a 35-strong elite squad for the season ahead, with 28 women in their November training squad.
Rugby clubs in Ireland and England are protesting against IRFU's advert for new women's head coach
Players have been pictured wearing wristbands that read ‘legacy’ on them.
IRFU denies it has downgraded women's head coach role and 'regrets any upset caused'
The union has released a statement this afternoon.
IRFU seek new women's head coach but only on a part-time basis for six months
The role was advertised seven weeks after Tom Tierney stood down.
Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards
It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.
Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup
Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.
Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC
Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'
A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Michael D Higgins dropped into the women's rugby team ahead of their first World Cup match
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.
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.
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%
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup
Bring it.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.