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#World Cup

# world-cup - Sunday 20 October, 2019

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try
# Feeling Bleu
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# 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 13,043 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 41,530 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 39,982 Views 102 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 34,970 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 3,891 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 5,243 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 23,708 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 24,104 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 5,938 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 18,412 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 4,194 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 37,758 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 8,835 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 13,170 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 10,085 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 35,934 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 5,600 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

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong

Oct 13th 2019, 5:50 AM 13,117 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.

# world-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Oct 12th 2019, 1:45 PM 46,517 Views 65 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 12th 2019, 10:49 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,328 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

# world-cup - Friday 11 October, 2019

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash
# Man At Work
From The42
# Man At Work

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

Oct 11th 2019, 5:10 PM 5,356 Views 2 Comments

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

# world-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban
# Azadi Stadium
# Azadi Stadium

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban

Oct 10th 2019, 10:42 PM 26,076 Views 35 Comments

The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.

Anger and frustration entirely fair as World Rugby's greatest fear realised
# CONTINGENCY
From The42
# CONTINGENCY

Anger and frustration entirely fair as World Rugby's greatest fear realised

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 PM 12,864 Views 39 Comments

Supporters, players, and coaches are entitled to be deeply disappointed with the cancellations.

'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby
# Angry
From The42
# Angry

'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby

Oct 10th 2019, 11:29 AM 18,654 Views 32 Comments

The Italians’ World Cup clash with the All Blacks has been cancelled.

Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan

Oct 10th 2019, 11:00 AM 41,840 Views 71 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side could be knocked out of the World Cup without even getting to play the hosts.

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Oct 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 42,702 Views 66 Comments

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

# world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
# Jouez
From The42
# Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Oct 9th 2019, 5:30 PM 8,975 Views 25 Comments

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games
# Typhoon Hagibis
From The42
# Typhoon Hagibis

World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games

Oct 9th 2019, 3:34 PM 65,239 Views 53 Comments

The super typhoon is currently forecast to hit Yokohama and the Tokyo area on Saturday.

As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 9th 2019, 9:57 AM

As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 9th 2019, 7:15 AM

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack From The42

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack

Oct 9th 2019, 2:57 AM 6,614 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old hasn’t been able to register his first World Cup try yet.