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#World Cup

# world-cup - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'I loved the World Cup up until the semi-finals. Then I hated it'
# Remember When
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# Remember When

'I loved the World Cup up until the semi-finals. Then I hated it'

Sep 14th 2019, 12:26 PM 9,984 Views 1 Comment

The pressure was ‘horrendous,’ says former South Africa player Mark Andrews.

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'
# Cohesion
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# Cohesion

'What happens to a team under pressure? The Irish have got better at that'

Sep 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,815 Views 22 Comments

Ben Darwin of GAIN LINE Analytics says Irish rugby has been getting plenty right.

# world-cup - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture
# Home Comforts
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# Home Comforts

Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture

Sep 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 14,883 Views 30 Comments

The Ireland flanker is determined to enjoy the experience of being on tour with Ireland.

# world-cup - Monday 9 September, 2019

Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover From The42

Munster sign Aussie forward Jed Holloway as World Cup cover

Sep 9th 2019, 11:34 AM 11,805 Views 84 Comments

Paddy Butler and Peter McCabe have also linked up with the province during pre-season.

# world-cup - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win
# Wallabies
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# Wallabies

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win

Sep 7th 2019, 2:12 PM 7,650 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika’s side secured a 34-15 win on Saturday.

# world-cup - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today'
# Let Bygones...
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# Let Bygones...

'David let us down, and I still hold some resentment about it today'

Sep 4th 2019, 2:43 PM 18,118 Views 14 Comments

Michael Owen has not fully forgiven David Beckham for his red card against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.

Addison and Murphy in 'pole position' among Ireland's standby list
# Back Up
From The42
# Back Up

Addison and Murphy in 'pole position' among Ireland's standby list

Sep 4th 2019, 5:30 AM 10,293 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt confirmed that he definitely won’t be calling on foreign-based players in an emergency.

# world-cup - Monday 2 September, 2019

Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Picamoles named in France World Cup squad as Lyon and La Rochelle pair dropped

Sep 2nd 2019, 10:38 PM 10,984 Views 7 Comments

Felix Lambey and Dany Priso have been left out of the 31-man selection travelling to Japan.

Toner set to miss out as Schmidt makes tough World Cup squad decisions
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Toner set to miss out as Schmidt makes tough World Cup squad decisions

Sep 2nd 2019, 9:52 AM 65,493 Views 130 Comments

Luke McGrath appears to have edged out Kieran Marmion in the scrum-half spots.

Schmidt will be 'bedraggled' after making final World Cup squad calls
# 31
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# 31

Schmidt will be 'bedraggled' after making final World Cup squad calls

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:55 AM 13,572 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland boss is set to submit his final 31-man group to World Rugby today.

# world-cup - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Schmidt calls for World Cup squad size to be increased to 32
# Numbers
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# Numbers

Schmidt calls for World Cup squad size to be increased to 32

Aug 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 11,155 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland head coach would like to see 32-man squads in the future.

# world-cup - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'I got a bit of a scare' - Murray on injury worry during 'embarrassing' defeat to England
# Recovered
From The42
# Recovered

'I got a bit of a scare' - Murray on injury worry during 'embarrassing' defeat to England

Aug 28th 2019, 3:00 PM 15,719 Views 19 Comments

The Munster scrum-half was back in full training on Monday and yesterday.

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters

Aug 28th 2019, 10:47 AM 6,118 Views 2 Comments

The All Blacks will make do without their powerful lock during the pool phase.

Positive progress puts Carbery in line to recover for World Cup opener
# Update
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# Update

Positive progress puts Carbery in line to recover for World Cup opener

Aug 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,732 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt said the out-half will, at worst, be fit for the Scotland clash.

Carty starts at 10 and POM set to captain as Schmidt looks for response
# Changes
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# Changes

Carty starts at 10 and POM set to captain as Schmidt looks for response

Aug 28th 2019, 1:00 AM 23,179 Views 68 Comments

‘To say suddenly that you need to throw things out is a bit of a knee-jerk reaction.’

# world-cup - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

O'Driscoll nervous for Schmidt's Ireland after 'horror performance' in London
# Fixable
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# Fixable

O'Driscoll nervous for Schmidt's Ireland after 'horror performance' in London

Aug 27th 2019, 8:51 PM 13,664 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland captain empathised with Rory Best’s struggles last weekend.

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign
# Big Sam
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# Big Sam

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Aug 27th 2019, 3:31 PM 3,851 Views 0 Comments

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

# world-cup - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand

Aug 21st 2019, 1:51 PM 7,489 Views 37 Comments

This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.

Murray and Ireland putting Six Nations disappointment in rear-view mirror
# Moving On
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# Moving On

Murray and Ireland putting Six Nations disappointment in rear-view mirror

Aug 21st 2019, 9:26 AM 7,697 Views 41 Comments

The scrum-half is set for his first outing of the season at Twickenham this weekend.

# world-cup - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Prolific Stockdale will return to Japan among top try-scorer favourites
# Finisher
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# Finisher

Prolific Stockdale will return to Japan among top try-scorer favourites

Aug 20th 2019, 5:00 PM 9,777 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old Ulsterman is set for his first run-out of the season against England on Saturday.

# world-cup - Monday 19 August, 2019

Veteran France international not 'bitter' after World Cup omission
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Veteran France international not 'bitter' after World Cup omission

Aug 19th 2019, 8:51 PM 15,461 Views 5 Comments

Morgan Parra has made 71 Test appearances, a Les Bleus record in the number nine shirt.

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

Aug 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,226 Views 41 Comments

We examine how Ireland’s head coach has developed a group of players to compete in Japan.

# world-cup - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dan Biggar makes his point against England as Wales go top of the world for the first time
# Top Of The World
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# Top Of The World

Dan Biggar makes his point against England as Wales go top of the world for the first time

Aug 17th 2019, 5:44 PM 13,669 Views 37 Comments

George North scored the only try in a 13-6 win over England.

# world-cup - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup
# Adaptable
From The42
# Adaptable

POM prepping to cover openside with versatility key at World Cup

Aug 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,762 Views 31 Comments

The 29-year-old started a game in the seven shirt for Ireland in Australia last summer.

'You've got to be positive and hopefully he'll be ok' - O'Mahony on Carbery
# Joey
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# Joey

'You've got to be positive and hopefully he'll be ok' - O'Mahony on Carbery

Aug 13th 2019, 3:15 PM 10,608 Views 23 Comments

The Munster out-half had a scan yesterday, with an official update to come tomorrow.

# world-cup - Monday 12 August, 2019

Te'o left out of England World Cup squad as uncapped McConnochie included
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Te'o left out of England World Cup squad as uncapped McConnochie included

Aug 12th 2019, 1:20 PM 11,565 Views 21 Comments

Eddie Jones has sprung a few surprises in his 31-man group.

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card
# Blacks Shook
From The42
# Blacks Shook

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card

Aug 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 15,746 Views 6 Comments

England’s head coach took a swipe at the governing body over the tackle laws after their win against Wales.

# world-cup - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup
# Upping The Ante
From The42
# Upping The Ante

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup

Aug 10th 2019, 12:23 PM 5,890 Views 5 Comments

The side are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament.

# world-cup - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

'It was setback after setback' - Kearney back in Ireland mix after difficult times
# Return
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# Return

'It was setback after setback' - Kearney back in Ireland mix after difficult times

Aug 7th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,630 Views 60 Comments

The 30-year-old Leinster wing is set to feature against Italy this weekend.

After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan
# Looking Forward
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# Looking Forward

After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan

Aug 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,975 Views 26 Comments

The 32-year-old Munster man was injured in a warm-up game four years ago.

# world-cup - Friday 26 July, 2019

World Cup teams prepare for strong sanctions of high tackles in Japan
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

World Cup teams prepare for strong sanctions of high tackles in Japan

Jul 26th 2019, 2:11 PM 9,734 Views 30 Comments

World Rugby’s new framework has brought an increased focus on clamping down on illegal tackles.

# world-cup - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?
# Prep
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# Prep

Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?

Jul 25th 2019, 3:30 PM 10,832 Views 12 Comments

Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.

# world-cup - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Flannery, Stringer and D'Arcy join eir Sport's panel for World Cup coverage
# Pundits
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# Pundits

Flannery, Stringer and D'Arcy join eir Sport's panel for World Cup coverage

Jul 24th 2019, 11:34 AM 13,727 Views 12 Comments

Ireland Women internationals Eimear Considine and Louise Galvin will also join presenter Tommy Bowe.

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup
# Tough Tests
From The42
# Tough Tests

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

Jul 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,203 Views 44 Comments

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

# world-cup - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Samoa's Joe Tekori in shock retirement just months before World Cup
# Club Or Country
From The42
# Club Or Country

Samoa's Joe Tekori in shock retirement just months before World Cup

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:30 PM 9,744 Views 17 Comments

The Toulouse lock won’t be involved in the Pool A clash against Ireland.

# world-cup - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal
# Prodigal Son
From The42
# Prodigal Son

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

Jul 17th 2019, 10:04 PM 22,746 Views 11 Comments

The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club
# Pastures New
From The42
# Pastures New

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club

Jul 17th 2019, 9:26 PM 19,143 Views 8 Comments

The discarded French centre has joined Lyon until the end of the World Cup.

# world-cup - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Byrne and Doyle add to Ireland's medal tally at World Cup in Rotterdam
# Silverware
From The42
# Silverware

Byrne and Doyle add to Ireland's medal tally at World Cup in Rotterdam

Jul 14th 2019, 4:47 PM 3,352 Views 2 Comments

The men’s pair were just one second behind their Swiss counterparts to finish second in their A Final on Sunday.

# world-cup - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Gaelic football fuelling Northern Ireland's Netball World Cup bid across the water
# Strong Links
From The42
# Strong Links

Gaelic football fuelling Northern Ireland's Netball World Cup bid across the water

Jul 13th 2019, 8:15 AM 10,767 Views 14 Comments

Half of the 12-strong squad captained by Armagh star Caroline O’Hanlon have played for their respective counties at the top level.

# world-cup - Monday 8 July, 2019

New feature-length film about Jack Charlton to mark 30 years since Italia '90
# Give It A Lash Jack
From The42
# Give It A Lash Jack

New feature-length film about Jack Charlton to mark 30 years since Italia '90

Jul 8th 2019, 12:42 PM 5,157 Views 8 Comments

Former Ireland captain Andy Townsend is an executive producer on the film, which will be released in 2020.