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# World Cup

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Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64
The 64-year-old was the star of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.
Ireland fall 6 places in latest Fifa rankings, as World Cup seeding blow confirmed
As expected, Stephen Kenny’s side have been placed in Pot 3.
Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.
Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games
It’s unclear if the World Cup Qualifying competition in December will be affected.
Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance
The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.
World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.
Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix
The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars
The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.
Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup
It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.
Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games
Cricket Ireland have submitted a bid to the ICC to co-host a global event in cricket’s 2023-31 calendar – meaning some World Cup games could be coming to these shores.
World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders
The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.
Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs
Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.
More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court
The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.
South African World Cup winner to retire
Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.
'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'
Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.
Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully
The 24-year-old’s campaign has been ruined by injuries.
World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations
The 29-year-old teams up with Garry Ringrose in midfield for Saturday’s clash with Scotland.
Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup
The 23-year-old is excited to link with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three.
'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'
Felix Jones was part of the Springboks’ coaching team as they won the World Cup last year.
Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner
Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.
Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park
Johann van Graan’s squad will be tested in the next three Pro14 inter-pro derbies.
Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.
'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'
Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev made a major impact at the World Cup in Japan.
Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote
Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.
Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now
Murray Kinsella sits down with the former Ireland head coach to reflect on the Rugby World Cup, his new book and much more.
Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers
Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.
Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs
The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.
Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings
The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.
Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured
The 24-year-old is rehabbing an issue he carried throughout Ireland’s campaign in Japan.
'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup
The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.
Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off
Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.
'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'
Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.
Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup
The Brave Blossoms’ stunning exploits were a real highlight over the past seven weeks.
Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year
Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.
How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory
The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.
Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'
The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.
England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final
England are one game away from their second World Cup, South Africa are pushing for a third. Join us to see who gets their hands on the Webb Ellis.
Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks
Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.
'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear
The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.