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#World Cup

# world-cup - Saturday 28 September, 2019

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 7,652 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 6,664 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 14,527 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 18,266 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 6,809 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 16,784 Views 15 Comments

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

# world-cup - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win
# Class Act
From The42
# Class Act

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

Sep 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,003 Views 20 Comments

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

'It's not a surprise because I've seen how much work those boys put in'
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'It's not a surprise because I've seen how much work those boys put in'

Sep 25th 2019, 1:12 PM 19,422 Views 7 Comments

Irishman Dean Lester was part of Uruguay’s S&C team in their preparation for the World Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men
# Reckless
From The42
# Reckless

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men

Sep 24th 2019, 1:58 PM 15,660 Views 19 Comments

Samoa went down to 13 men during the first half, but Russia failed to capitalise before Steve Jackson’s side cruised to a bonus-point win.

Wales suffer another injury setback as Hill leaves squad
# Heading Home
From The42
# Heading Home

Wales suffer another injury setback as Hill leaves squad

Sep 24th 2019, 11:02 AM 6,604 Views 0 Comments

Hill hasn’t played since February and will be replaced by Ospreys’ Bradley Davies.

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'
# The Big Cheese
From The42
# The Big Cheese

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

Sep 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,280 Views 13 Comments

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

# world-cup - Monday 23 September, 2019

Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend
# First XV
From The42
# First XV

Mo'unga and Murray pull the strings in The42's RWC Team of the Weekend

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:10 PM 18,201 Views 18 Comments

A brilliant weekend of rugby delivered no shortage of back-line options

As it happened: Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 23rd 2019, 10:34 AM

As it happened: Wales v Georgia, Rugby World Cup

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral
# Wallabies
From The42
# Wallabies

'It's not in the spirit of the game' – Cheika criticises Fiji over Hodge referral

Sep 23rd 2019, 8:15 AM 19,886 Views 16 Comments

The former Leinster boss is unhappy with the decision to refer his player.

# world-cup - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Analysis: How Ireland's forwards took Scotland apart in World Cup opener

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:16 PM 38,900 Views 22 Comments

A superb set-piece and ruthless streak broke the Scots in Yokohama.

Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:58 PM 34,716 Views 32 Comments

The Ireland boss was pleased with how his side built a lead against Scotland, then kept it.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 22nd 2019, 7:45 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks
# Transition
From The42
# Transition

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:12 AM 11,312 Views 1 Comment

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

# world-cup - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia
# Teamsheet
From The42
# Teamsheet

Alun Wyn Jones to equal Wales record against Georgia

Sep 21st 2019, 12:27 PM 7,448 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland has named an experienced side for Monday’s World Cup clash.

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 21st 2019, 10:15 AM

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

As it happened : France v Argentina, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 21st 2019, 7:30 AM

As it happened : France v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

# world-cup - Friday 20 September, 2019

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 20th 2019, 10:39 AM

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Farrell and Ford lead full-strength England against Tonga

Sep 20th 2019, 7:59 AM 8,447 Views 9 Comments

England have decided to start their strongest team in the Rugby World Cup clash with Tonga.

Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash

Sep 20th 2019, 6:57 AM 37,802 Views 46 Comments

Andrew Conway gets the nod on the right wing for Joe Schmidt’s side.

'I remember saying, 'I'm going to be on that plane in four years''
# Family Man
From The42
# Family Man

'I remember saying, 'I'm going to be on that plane in four years''

Sep 20th 2019, 3:55 AM 12,427 Views 8 Comments

30-year-old Munster loosehead Dave Kilcoyne is in better form than ever.

# world-cup - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn
# Lock
From The42
# Lock

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

Sep 19th 2019, 5:47 PM 24,020 Views 30 Comments

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup
# Defence Wins Titles
From The42
# Defence Wins Titles

Andy Farrell's defence is pivotal if Ireland are to make history at the World Cup

Sep 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 15,548 Views 16 Comments

The opening test will be a demanding one against Gregor Townsend’s ambitious Scotland team.

# world-cup - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan

Sep 18th 2019, 10:15 AM 8,182 Views 19 Comments

Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could be in line to get starting opportunities.

Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama
# On The Move
From The42
# On The Move

Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama

Sep 18th 2019, 8:00 AM 20,849 Views 18 Comments

The All Blacks and Springboks will whet the appetite even further on Saturday.

# world-cup - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport
# Drugs In Rugby
From The42
# Drugs In Rugby

World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport

Sep 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 20,544 Views 27 Comments

CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots
# Looming
From The42
# Looming

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots

Sep 17th 2019, 8:15 AM 14,134 Views 24 Comments

The Ireland forwards are set to be key with rain expected in Yokohama.

Ireland hopeful Kearney will overcome calf issue to face Scotland
# Doubt
From The42
# Doubt

Ireland hopeful Kearney will overcome calf issue to face Scotland

Sep 17th 2019, 1:11 AM 6,893 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old reported tightness in his calf during yesterday’s training session in Chiba.

# world-cup - Monday 16 September, 2019

'Felix has contributed a lot in a short space of time' - Boks impressed with Jones
# Rugby Nerd
From The42
# Rugby Nerd

'Felix has contributed a lot in a short space of time' - Boks impressed with Jones

Sep 16th 2019, 10:00 AM 12,455 Views 25 Comments

The former Munster attack coach linked up with Rassie Erasmus’ men just before the World Cup.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'Five is very special' - Schmidt's squad catch up on All-Ireland final in Japan
# Dubs
From The42
# Dubs

'Five is very special' - Schmidt's squad catch up on All-Ireland final in Japan

Sep 15th 2019, 11:50 AM 14,903 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s squad watched the game first thing this morning in their team room.

Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan

Sep 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 9,881 Views 24 Comments

The 22-year-old’s contract with Connacht was cancelled last year after a court appearance.

'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there'
# Future
From The42
# Future

'We'll probably stay in Ireland for some time. We've become pretty settled there'

Sep 15th 2019, 3:44 AM 23,272 Views 22 Comments

Ireland boss Joe Schmidt and his squad are settling in well in Japan.

# world-cup - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Robbie Henshaw emerges as major doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Robbie Henshaw emerges as major doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener

Sep 14th 2019, 3:02 PM 45,804 Views 43 Comments

The Leinster centre is understood to have sustained a hamstring injury in training.