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#World Cup

# world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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.

# world-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card
# Jackal
From The42
# Jackal

Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card

Oct 8th 2019, 11:10 AM 11,918 Views 17 Comments

The Munster man has featured in all three of Ireland’s games so far.

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique
# Tackle Tech
From The42
# Tackle Tech

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique

Oct 8th 2019, 3:27 AM 19,042 Views 6 Comments

This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland

Oct 8th 2019, 2:45 AM 13,959 Views 19 Comments

The Samoans are keen to follow in Japan’s footsteps with a shock win.

# world-cup - Monday 7 October, 2019

Ireland to go 'fully in' with XV selection as Samoa clash sure to go ahead
# Typhoon
From The42
# Typhoon

Ireland to go 'fully in' with XV selection as Samoa clash sure to go ahead

Oct 7th 2019, 5:00 PM 56,363 Views 50 Comments

World Rugby is intent on the fixture taking place this weekend.

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
From The42
# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,561 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'

Oct 7th 2019, 9:04 AM 11,038 Views 27 Comments

The Ulster back row won’t be heading home after picking up a rib injury.

World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign
# Hagibis
From The42
# Hagibis

World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign

Oct 7th 2019, 4:42 AM 46,948 Views 46 Comments

Forecasts are suggesting that Hagibis could hit Japan this weekend.

Henshaw hungry for Ireland return after coming through 'sleepless nights'
# Worth The Wait
From The42
# Worth The Wait

Henshaw hungry for Ireland return after coming through 'sleepless nights'

Oct 7th 2019, 3:16 AM 9,879 Views 9 Comments

The 26-year-old hasn’t featured at the World Cup yet.

# world-cup - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 5th 2019, 11:05 AM

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 5th 2019, 8:09 AM

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland
# Positive
From The42
# Positive

'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland

Oct 5th 2019, 3:30 AM 6,613 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.

# world-cup - Friday 4 October, 2019

As it happened: South Africa v Italy, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 4th 2019, 10:12 AM

As it happened: South Africa v Italy, Rugby World Cup

Sexton's importance as a 'big, big leader' for Ireland underlined again
# Key Cog
From The42
# Key Cog

Sexton's importance as a 'big, big leader' for Ireland underlined again

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 9:41 AM 10,712 Views 24 Comments

The 34-year-old impressed before being replaced at half-time in the 35-0 win over Russia.

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 7:59 AM 28,739 Views 17 Comments

The Ulster back row was forced off with a rib injury after just 26 minutes against Russia.

'We would have expected to be in a better place after three games' - Rory Best
# Honesty
From The42
# Honesty

'We would have expected to be in a better place after three games' - Rory Best

Oct 4th 2019, 5:10 AM 5,598 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland captain wants to see his side focusing on the basics that have brought them success before.

# world-cup - Thursday 3 October, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v Russia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 3rd 2019, 11:30 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Carbery ruled out of Russia clash, Murray brought onto Ireland bench
# Breaking
From The42
# Breaking

Carbery ruled out of Russia clash, Murray brought onto Ireland bench

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:19 AM 12,133 Views 20 Comments

The Munster playmaker has aggravated an ankle injury.

# world-cup - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019?
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019?

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:47 AM 11,899 Views 13 Comments

Defence coach Andy Farrell believes Ireland can bounce back from their shock defeat to Japan.

# world-cup - Monday 30 September, 2019

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 30th 2019, 10:17 AM

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes
# Three Wise Men
From The42
# Three Wise Men

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

Sep 30th 2019, 10:16 AM 12,734 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton

Sep 30th 2019, 2:00 AM 8,411 Views 44 Comments

The Ireland head coach has always had his critics.

# world-cup - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

Cheika 'embarrassed' by refereeing inconsistencies

Sep 29th 2019, 2:17 PM 17,278 Views 15 Comments

The Wallabies head coach was left frustrated by Romain Poite’s performance in his side’s defeat to Wales.

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 29th 2019, 9:30 AM

As it happened: Australia v Wales, Rugby World Cup

Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad
# Change
From The42
# Change

Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad

Sep 29th 2019, 3:16 AM 10,832 Views 14 Comments

The Ulster back row will arrive in Japan today.

# world-cup - Saturday 28 September, 2019

'We had been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish had'
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

'We had been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish had'

Sep 28th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,633 Views 6 Comments

Japan lit up the World Cup with sensational display in Shizuoka.

'All the Irish media were talking about South Africa' - Japan savour huge shock
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

'All the Irish media were talking about South Africa' - Japan savour huge shock

Sep 28th 2019, 3:00 PM 30,326 Views 57 Comments

The Brave Blossoms took some motivation from the Irish focus on a possible quarter-final.

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Sep 28th 2019, 11:16 AM 17,357 Views 44 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 28th 2019, 9:00 AM

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup

Jordi Murphy on standby with Jack Conan's World Cup in doubt
# Fears
From The42
# Fears

Jordi Murphy on standby with Jack Conan's World Cup in doubt

Sep 28th 2019, 3:42 AM 7,651 Views 6 Comments

The Leinster number eight is struggling with a foot injury.

# world-cup - Friday 27 September, 2019

Ireland look for 'more width' as they expect red-hot atmosphere against Japan
# Banana Skin
From The42
# Banana Skin

Ireland look for 'more width' as they expect red-hot atmosphere against Japan

Sep 27th 2019, 7:05 AM 6,663 Views 4 Comments

Joe Schmidt has picked a strong 23 to deal with the tricky challenge of the host in Shizuoka.

Schmidt hopes ref Gardner is nailed-on after 'incredibly frustrating' game in Wales
# Ref Watch
From The42
# Ref Watch

Schmidt hopes ref Gardner is nailed-on after 'incredibly frustrating' game in Wales

Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 AM 14,515 Views 9 Comments

The Australian will oversee Ireland’s clash with Japan on Saturday.

'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet
# Stepping Up
From The42
# Stepping Up

'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet

Sep 27th 2019, 1:00 AM 6,462 Views 4 Comments

The 27-year-old Connacht man has improved many aspects of his game in the past two seasons.

# world-cup - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'I promised the guys an old-school night' - O'Shea rewards Italy players before South Africa showdown
# Let The Hair Down
From The42
# Let The Hair Down

'I promised the guys an old-school night' - O'Shea rewards Italy players before South Africa showdown

Sep 26th 2019, 1:28 PM 18,263 Views 13 Comments

The Azzurri are two wins from two at the World Cup after cruising past Canada.

As it happened: England v USA, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 26th 2019, 11:12 AM

As it happened: England v USA, Rugby World Cup

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
# In The Zone
From The42
# In The Zone

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan

Sep 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 6,805 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.

Japan need 'best game of their lives' as captain Leitch dropped for Ireland clash
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan need 'best game of their lives' as captain Leitch dropped for Ireland clash

Sep 26th 2019, 9:15 AM 11,728 Views 12 Comments

Head coach Jamie Joseph was surprised not to see Johnny Sexton’s name in Ireland’s squad.

'It will provide motivation for Cian' - Schmidt defends legality of Ireland's scrum
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

'It will provide motivation for Cian' - Schmidt defends legality of Ireland's scrum

Sep 26th 2019, 8:22 AM 16,771 Views 15 Comments

Japan have suggested that Ireland’s scrum is illegal on the loosehead side.