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#World Cup

# world-cup - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

Oct 27th 2019, 8:54 AM 13,219 Views 14 Comments

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Oct 27th 2019, 8:07 AM

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final
# Late Arrival
From The42
# Late Arrival

Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final

Oct 27th 2019, 4:19 AM 12,120 Views 4 Comments

The Saracens man has replaced the injured Willi Heinz in Eddie Jones’ squad.

# world-cup - Saturday 26 October, 2019

As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Oct 26th 2019, 8:12 AM

As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Oct 26th 2019, 2:55 AM 11,248 Views 29 Comments

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

# world-cup - Friday 25 October, 2019

All Blacks seek to drag kids from 'PlayStation and soccer'
# Alternative Interests
From The42
# Alternative Interests

All Blacks seek to drag kids from 'PlayStation and soccer'

Oct 25th 2019, 10:51 PM 6,771 Views 2 Comments

Rugby is commonly held to be like a religion in New Zealand, but studies have shown participation rates falling.

# world-cup - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals
# Early Kill
From The42
# Early Kill

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals

Oct 24th 2019, 2:30 PM 10,247 Views 7 Comments

Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.

Scott Barrett starts as All Blacks drop Sam Cane to the bench for semi-final
# Change
From The42
# Change

Scott Barrett starts as All Blacks drop Sam Cane to the bench for semi-final

Oct 24th 2019, 4:41 AM 9,038 Views 17 Comments

Steve Hansen has rejigged his back row for Saturday’s clash with England.

# world-cup - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays
# Halfbacks
From The42
# Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,671 Views 5 Comments

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# world-cup - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide
# Little Genius
From The42
# Little Genius

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide

Oct 22nd 2019, 1:30 PM 3,707 Views 3 Comments

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards also lauded the ongoing class of Alun Wyn Jones.

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around
# Honesty
From The42
# Honesty

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

Oct 22nd 2019, 9:14 AM 9,360 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'
# Stirring The Pot
From The42
# Stirring The Pot

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'

Oct 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 28,292 Views 38 Comments

The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

# world-cup - Monday 21 October, 2019

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle
# Rugby Weekly
From The42
# Rugby Weekly

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Oct 21st 2019, 3:03 PM 8,987 Views 31 Comments

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

Oct 21st 2019, 12:06 PM 53,755 Views 42 Comments

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit
# Hurt
From The42
# Hurt

Regrets and questions will gnaw at Schmidt after Ireland's World Cup exit

Updated Oct 21st 2019, 8:27 AM 45,745 Views 96 Comments

Andy Farrell is tasked with taking over and learning the lessons from Ireland’s failings in Japan.

# world-cup - Sunday 20 October, 2019

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try
# Feeling Bleu
From The42
# Feeling Bleu

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Oct 20th 2019, 2:08 PM 17,646 Views 11 Comments

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup
# Ground Down
From The42
# Ground Down

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

Oct 20th 2019, 1:20 PM 13,293 Views 24 Comments

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 20th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: Wales v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

Oct 20th 2019, 7:05 AM 41,531 Views 103 Comments

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

# world-cup - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo
# Woe
From The42
# Woe

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

Oct 19th 2019, 9:35 PM 40,013 Views 105 Comments

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'
# Heartbroken
From The42
# Heartbroken

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'

Oct 19th 2019, 4:00 PM 34,973 Views 54 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s six-year tenure came to an end with a crushing defeat to the All Blacks.

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future
# Exit Strategy
From The42
# Exit Strategy

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future

Oct 19th 2019, 2:47 PM 5,715 Views 2 Comments

The Wallabies boss said he did not appreciate the topic of his future being raised so soon after the World Cup exit.

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia
# Wizard Of Oz
From The42
# Wizard Of Oz

Jones insists England can get even better after impressive victory over Australia

Oct 19th 2019, 11:44 AM 3,892 Views 0 Comments

The head coach says he’s like to face the All Blacks in the last four.

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Distraught Cheika says Wallabies 'gave it everything'

Oct 19th 2019, 11:27 AM 5,244 Views 1 Comment

After Australia lost their Rugby World Cup quarter-final to England, the former Leinster boss struggled to contain his disappointment.

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 19th 2019, 10:00 AM

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 8:20 AM 23,709 Views 33 Comments

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Oct 19th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

# world-cup - Friday 18 October, 2019

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

Oct 18th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,105 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash
# Warrior Code
From The42
# Warrior Code

It's do or die as Eddie Jones turns up heat ahead of England-Australia 'samurai' clash

Oct 18th 2019, 9:13 AM 5,940 Views 6 Comments

The England chief is braced for the quarter-final meeting with rivals Australia in Oita.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

Updated Oct 18th 2019, 8:46 AM 18,418 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Oct 18th 2019, 1:05 AM 4,205 Views 1 Comment

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# world-cup - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?
# Details
From The42
# Details

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

Oct 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 37,765 Views 32 Comments

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks
# Cohesion
From The42
# Cohesion

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 1:04 PM 8,839 Views 20 Comments

The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.

'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls
# Chilled Out
From The42
# Chilled Out

'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls

Oct 17th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,191 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland wing is more relaxed than ever about a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.

# world-cup - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Oct 16th 2019, 6:14 PM 10,089 Views 8 Comments

Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday having established himself as one of the country’s most important figures in the sport.

Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury
# Late Arrival
From The42
# Late Arrival

Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury

Oct 16th 2019, 3:00 PM 35,937 Views 39 Comments

The Ulster hooker has won eight caps in this Test career so far.

Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high
# Home Straight
From The42
# Home Straight

Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high

Oct 16th 2019, 12:30 PM 5,603 Views 4 Comments

Defeat on Sunday would spell the end of the New Zealander’s 12-year reign.

# world-cup - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'
# Level Heads
From The42
# Level Heads

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'

Oct 15th 2019, 1:20 AM 12,782 Views 11 Comments

Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.

# world-cup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 13th 2019, 10:50 AM

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup