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#WRWC

# wrwc - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

From The42 The Rugby Show: Reflecting on a hard-fought, but disappointing World Cup for Ireland Drawing Board

The Rugby Show: Reflecting on a hard-fought, but disappointing World Cup for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined us to trace out the next steps for this team and women’s rugby in Ireland.

# wrwc - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Liveblog

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

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

# wrwc - Sunday 20 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup WRWC

Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup

Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.

# wrwc - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From The42 Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan Reaction

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

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

From The42 'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test Enforcer

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

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

From The42 Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot Late Late Show

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

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

From The42 New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis Blackout

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

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

# wrwc - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

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

From The42 The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test Insight This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test

The former Irish centre joined Gavan Casey to assess the performances ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game.

# wrwc - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From The42 'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland Hard Edge

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

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

# wrwc - Monday 14 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

# wrwc - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From The42 Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan Opinion
From The42 England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy More To Come

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

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.

From The42 Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition No Mercy

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

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

# wrwc - Friday 11 August, 2017

From The42 'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us' Wrwc 2017

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

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# wrwc - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# wrwc - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

# wrwc - Monday 7 August, 2017

From The42 Quiz: Name the sport/team this player represented before turning to rugby Wrwc 2017

Quiz: Name the sport/team this player represented before turning to rugby

They’re taking to the biggest stage in rugby on Wednesday, but what other sports have they played and sides have they represented?

From The42 'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen' Belief

'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is well-placed to share her expertise ahead of WRWC 2017.

Poll: Will you watch the Women's Rugby World Cup? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Women's Rugby World Cup?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From The42 How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes Growing The Game

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes

Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%

# wrwc - Sunday 6 August, 2017

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

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

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

# wrwc - Saturday 5 August, 2017

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

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

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

From The42 'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up' Bolter

'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up'

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan recalls coaching Nicole Cronin – one of Ireland’s uncapped WRWC players – when she was 12.

# wrwc - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup Long And Short

7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy has taken flak for bringing players out of the 15-a-side scene, but he has consistently stuck by his decision.

# wrwc - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From The42 Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup Tick Tock
From The42 With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain Leader

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain

The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.

# wrwc - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From The42 'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns Ko Uhia Mai This post contains videos

'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns

Versatile New Zealand forward Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate explains the significance of the Kiwi cultural challenge.

From The42 Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations Road To Recovery

Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations

The goal-kicking fullback suffered an ankle injury in training over the weekend.

# wrwc - Monday 31 July, 2017

From The42 Briggs injury increases onus on playmakers and robs Ireland of priceless weapon Wrwc 2017

Briggs injury increases onus on playmakers and robs Ireland of priceless weapon

Captain, leader, goalkicker, playmaker: There’s no understating the blow Briggs’ injury is to Ireland.

# wrwc - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The42 5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience WRWC

5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience

We spoke to Fiona Steed and Su Carty about Ireland’s first foray onto the world stage.

# wrwc - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From The42 More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup Physicality

More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.

# wrwc - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From The42 'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort' All Day Every Day

'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort'

Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton is putting in the hours to ensure rugby flourishes at root and branch in this country.

# wrwc - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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

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

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

# wrwc - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From The42 Wimbledon-style tickets, single purpose stands and transforming UCD from campus to World Cup The Making Of This post contains videos

Wimbledon-style tickets, single purpose stands and transforming UCD from campus to World Cup

Tournament director Garrett Tubridy is ready to host A tournament small on scale, but overflowing with international flavour.

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

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

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

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