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#WRWC 17

# wrwc-17 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'
# WRWC 17
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# WRWC 17

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'

Aug 22nd 2017, 9:05 AM 9,792 Views 31 Comments

Ireland face Australia on Tuesday for a shot at the fifth-placed play-off.

# wrwc-17 - Friday 18 August, 2017

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut
# First XV
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# First XV

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Aug 18th 2017, 5:35 PM 4,945 Views 5 Comments

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC
# Ireland 2017
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# Ireland 2017

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Aug 18th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,464 Views 23 Comments

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

# wrwc-17 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Aug 17th 2017, 11:48 PM 4,001 Views 3 Comments

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD
# Turn The Air Bleu
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# Turn The Air Bleu

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Aug 17th 2017, 9:41 PM 31,242 Views 50 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test
# Enforcer
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# Enforcer

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

Aug 17th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,142 Views 6 Comments

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot
# Late Late Show
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# Late Late Show

Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot

Aug 17th 2017, 4:44 PM 7,162 Views 0 Comments

The game finished 47-26 at Billings Park, with all eyes on this evening’s Pool C decider between Ireland and France.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis
# Blackout
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# Blackout

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

Aug 17th 2017, 1:55 PM 4,996 Views 1 Comment

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal
# Serious Business
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# Serious Business

Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal

Aug 16th 2017, 9:30 PM 6,981 Views 0 Comments

Tomorrow’s pool decider against Canada will be much more of a test than their opening two clashes.

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality
# Forte
From The42
# Forte

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Aug 16th 2017, 5:42 PM 3,729 Views 7 Comments

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

# wrwc-17 - Monday 14 August, 2017

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
# Poppin'
From The42
# Poppin'

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action

Aug 14th 2017, 4:46 PM 3,660 Views 0 Comments

There is pace and power all over the tournament, but the subtle touches are to be celebrated.

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD
# Fanzone
From The42
# Fanzone

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

Aug 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 4,735 Views 1 Comment

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

# wrwc-17 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'We're not making any excuses. We didn't play well and we've got a lot of work to do'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'We're not making any excuses. We didn't play well and we've got a lot of work to do'

Aug 13th 2017, 9:49 PM 5,942 Views 2 Comments

All errors made this evening can be rectified, says Ireland head coach Tom Tierney and Hannah Tyrrell.

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy
# More To Come
From The42
# More To Come

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

Aug 13th 2017, 4:17 PM 3,076 Views 0 Comments

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

# wrwc-17 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1
# Star Performers
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# Star Performers

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1

Aug 10th 2017, 8:07 PM 4,788 Views 6 Comments

Here are the players who stood out on the opening day of the tournament.

Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland
# Finishers
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# Finishers

Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland

Aug 10th 2017, 4:12 AM 4,250 Views 1 Comment

Subs, replacements, finishers… call them what you want, Ireland used them to their full advantage against Australia.

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool
# Douze Points!
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# Douze Points!

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool

Aug 10th 2017, 2:54 AM 5,840 Views 0 Comments

Romane Menager’s extremely early try and Caroline Ladagnous’ hat-trick ensured a comfortable start for Ireland’s rivals.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney
# Wrwc 2017
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# Wrwc 2017

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

Aug 9th 2017, 11:00 PM 5,203 Views 16 Comments

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

Aug 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,443 Views 5 Comments

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running

Aug 9th 2017, 8:53 PM 26,035 Views 54 Comments

It was incredibly tight in Belfield but Tom Tierney’s side did enough to clinch a two-point victory.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales
# Room For Improvement
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# Room For Improvement

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

Aug 9th 2017, 4:53 PM 4,046 Views 0 Comments

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

Wilson crosses four times as powerful England lay down an early marker
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Wilson crosses four times as powerful England lay down an early marker

Aug 9th 2017, 4:27 PM 5,295 Views 3 Comments

The defending champions scored 10 tries as they eased past Spain in the tournament opener at UCD.

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener
# Wrwc 2017
From The42
# Wrwc 2017

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener

Aug 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 2,170 Views 0 Comments

The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.

'We're hissing to get out there and have a crack': Black Ferns ready to end 2014 hurt
# Redemption
From The42
# Redemption

'We're hissing to get out there and have a crack': Black Ferns ready to end 2014 hurt

Aug 9th 2017, 12:15 AM 2,321 Views 0 Comments

Eloise Blackwell and her side are using that losing dressing room feeling to their advantage this time out.

# wrwc-17 - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Leading the charge for women in sport: How important this World Cup is
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Leading the charge for women in sport: How important this World Cup is

Aug 8th 2017, 10:53 PM 2,630 Views 0 Comments

Sinead Finnegan, who plays for Dublin and works for Teneo PSG, shares her thoughts on the eve of the WRWC.

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia
# Wrwc 2017
From The42
# Wrwc 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia

Aug 8th 2017, 6:21 PM 2,490 Views 0 Comments

This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party
# The Wallaroos
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# The Wallaroos

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party

Aug 8th 2017, 2:44 PM 2,660 Views 0 Comments

The Aussies are hoping to fly under the radar and upset the odds on the opening night of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world
# Home Advantage
From The42
# Home Advantage

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world

Aug 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,557 Views 1 Comment

After months of build-up, Ireland are ready to take centre stage and embrace the expectation of a nation during the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

# wrwc-17 - Monday 7 August, 2017

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'
# WRWC 17
From The42
# WRWC 17

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'

Aug 7th 2017, 8:10 AM 11,398 Views 1 Comment

It has been a whirlwind week for Claire Molloy as she prepares to lead Ireland into a home World Cup.

# wrwc-17 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party
# Bring It
From The42
# Bring It

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party

Aug 6th 2017, 8:55 PM 27,928 Views 17 Comments

The Women’s Rugby World Cup was officially launched in Dublin this morning and the tournament is expected to be the biggest ever.

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'
# Black Fern
From The42
# Black Fern

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'

Aug 6th 2017, 11:00 AM 4,462 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand’s brilliant scrum-half is working to create solid pathways for girls to follow in her footsteps.

How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups
# Steedy As She Goes
From The42
# Steedy As She Goes

How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups

Aug 6th 2017, 10:00 AM 18,001 Views 2 Comments

The 62-times capped Ireland international chats to The42 about her rugby career.

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls
# Grist To The Mill
From The42
# Grist To The Mill

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls

Aug 6th 2017, 8:10 AM 2,840 Views 0 Comments

Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.

# wrwc-17 - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns
# History In The Making
From The42
# History In The Making

Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns

Aug 5th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,210 Views 3 Comments

How Ireland Women shocked everyone but themselves to beat New Zealand 14 – 17 and end their run of four straight World Cup titles.

# wrwc-17 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup
# Know Your Enemy
From The42
# Know Your Enemy

Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup

Aug 3rd 2017, 1:09 PM 2,946 Views 0 Comments

We take a closer look at the second of Ireland’s Pool C opponents.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup
# Tick Tock
From The42
# Tick Tock

Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup

Aug 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 3,114 Views 1 Comment

Bring it.

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener
# Know Your Enemy
From The42
# Know Your Enemy

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener

Aug 2nd 2017, 8:55 AM 6,482 Views 2 Comments

The Wallaroos are low on experience, but in no shortage of confidence as they bring their Olympic gold medalists to the 15s game.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work

Jul 26th 2017, 10:00 AM 15,892 Views 24 Comments

All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.

# wrwc-17 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia
# Bring It
From The42
# Bring It

'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia

Jul 25th 2017, 7:00 AM 4,562 Views 0 Comments

Captain Niamh Briggs is leading a ‘no excuses’ attitude as Ireland embrace the challenges ahead.

# wrwc-17 - Monday 24 July, 2017

Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job
# Squad Goals
From The42
# Squad Goals

Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job

Jul 24th 2017, 1:14 PM 2,569 Views 1 Comment

The uncapped Nicole Cronin represents a considerable amount of Sevens blood running through the squad of 28.

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