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#wrwc 2017

# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England
# Black Magic
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# Black Magic

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England

Aug 26th 2017, 10:00 PM 8,695 Views 18 Comments

Loosehead Toka Natua scored a hat-trick as New Zealand battled from 17 – 5 down to put 41 points on England.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final
# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER
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# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final

Aug 24th 2017, 1:28 PM 4,159 Views 4 Comments

The Grand Slam winner ensures there will be an Irish voice on the field in the deciding match of the WRWC.

# wrwc-2017 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:00 AM 4,310 Views 12 Comments

‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.

# wrwc-2017 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'
# Postmortem
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# Postmortem

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Aug 22nd 2017, 9:40 PM 27,437 Views 27 Comments

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
# Untouchable
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# Untouchable

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final

Aug 22nd 2017, 6:57 PM 5,839 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.

Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom
# Down And Out
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# Down And Out

Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom

Aug 22nd 2017, 3:43 PM 25,455 Views 20 Comments

Australia ran riot at Kingspan Stadium as they scored five tries to inflict a second straight defeat on the hosts.

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Aug 22nd 2017, 1:00 PM 18,514 Views 9 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side faced Australia at Kingspan Stadium for a shot at the fifth-place play-off.

'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 9,786 Views 34 Comments

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

# wrwc-2017 - Monday 21 August, 2017

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia
# Team News
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# Team News

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia

Aug 21st 2017, 2:09 PM 4,963 Views 2 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.

# wrwc-2017 - 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 4,942 Views 5 Comments

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

# wrwc-2017 - 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 3,998 Views 3 Comments

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

Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan

Aug 17th 2017, 11:14 PM 8,107 Views 7 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side face Australia in the play-offs, following a defeat to France in the Pool C decider tonight.

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 31,233 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 15,139 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 4,994 Views 1 Comment

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

# wrwc-2017 - 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 6,973 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
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# Forte

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Aug 16th 2017, 5:42 PM 3,727 Views 7 Comments

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

# wrwc-2017 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland
# Hard Edge
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# Hard Edge

'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland

Aug 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 3,714 Views 1 Comment

The Kerry blindside has been a silver lining through victories with ample grey areas.

# wrwc-2017 - Monday 14 August, 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum
# Wrwc 2017
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# Wrwc 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum

Aug 14th 2017, 10:40 PM 6,345 Views 7 Comments

And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
# Poppin'
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# 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 3,659 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
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# Fanzone

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

Aug 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 4,733 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.

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'
# Defining
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# Defining

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'

Aug 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,868 Views 1 Comment

Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.

# wrwc-2017 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup
# The Business End
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# The Business End

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

Aug 13th 2017, 9:02 PM 4,732 Views 6 Comments

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan
# A Win Is A Win
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# A Win Is A Win

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Aug 13th 2017, 7:15 PM 29,113 Views 41 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan

Aug 13th 2017, 7:08 PM 3,937 Views 5 Comments

That was too close for comfort.

As It Happened: Ireland v Japan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
# Bring It
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# Bring It

As It Happened: Ireland v Japan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Aug 13th 2017, 4:45 PM 27,859 Views 21 Comments

Ireland pulled off a huge comeback to make it two wins from two against Japan.

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy
# More To Come
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# 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 3,073 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.

Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition
# No Mercy
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# No Mercy

Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition

Aug 13th 2017, 2:01 PM 6,683 Views 5 Comments

The game finished 121-0 as the four-time champions march on, truly enjoying their World Cup experience.

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Aug 13th 2017, 8:20 AM 4,367 Views 0 Comments

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making
# One Box Ticked
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# One Box Ticked

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making

Aug 12th 2017, 7:11 PM 7,921 Views 0 Comments

Tom Tierney has fully mapped out Ireland’s path to the World Cup final and his squad face their second game against Japan tomorrow.

# wrwc-2017 - Friday 11 August, 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'
# Wrwc 2017
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# Wrwc 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

Aug 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 3,935 Views 1 Comment

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround
# Recovery
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# Recovery

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

Aug 10th 2017, 6:51 PM 3,913 Views 0 Comments

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin
# Sumptuous Scores
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# Sumptuous Scores

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin

Aug 10th 2017, 3:54 PM 3,995 Views 6 Comments

The USA’s Kris Thomas also made the list thanks to a powerful tackle-busting finish against Italy.

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

Aug 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 5,392 Views 2 Comments

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

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 4,249 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 5,836 Views 0 Comments

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

# wrwc-2017 - 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
From The42
# Opinion

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

Aug 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 8,441 Views 5 Comments

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

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 4,044 Views 0 Comments

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

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