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#WRWC17

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records
# Record Breakers
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# Record Breakers

Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records

Aug 30th 2017, 10:19 AM 6,386 Views 5 Comments

The 2017 event was the best-attended and most-viewed in tournament history.

# wrwc17 - Monday 28 August, 2017

Ireland drop to lowest world ranking after disastrous World Cup
# Freefall
From The42
# Freefall

Ireland drop to lowest world ranking after disastrous World Cup

Aug 28th 2017, 4:34 PM 8,340 Views 14 Comments

Italy, Wales and Australia all leapfrog Ireland.

'I stand here heartbroken we didn't deliver. We're hurting and just want to say thank you and sorry'
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

'I stand here heartbroken we didn't deliver. We're hurting and just want to say thank you and sorry'

Aug 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 30,852 Views 45 Comments

As the inquest into Ireland’s disastrous World Cup begins, Lindsay Peat has thanked the supporters who came out in numbers to get behind the team.

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards
# Black Tie
From The42
# Black Tie

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards

Aug 28th 2017, 1:21 AM 4,580 Views 1 Comment

It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.

# wrwc17 - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'I really hope it raises the profile of the game': England left heartbroken but brimming with pride
# WRWC17
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# WRWC17

'I really hope it raises the profile of the game': England left heartbroken but brimming with pride

Aug 27th 2017, 1:04 PM 4,280 Views 2 Comments

The defending champions were dethroned by the mighty Black Ferns last night.

# wrwc17 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England
# Black Magic
From The42
# Black Magic

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

Aug 26th 2017, 10:00 PM 8,696 Views 18 Comments

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

Battered, bruised and beaten: Emotional and sobering end to a home World Cup which promised so much
# WRWC17
From The42
# WRWC17

Battered, bruised and beaten: Emotional and sobering end to a home World Cup which promised so much

Aug 26th 2017, 9:33 PM 13,990 Views 16 Comments

The lowest ebb can so often be the turning of the tide and the hope is that Ireland learn from their mistakes at this World Cup.

Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland
# Exit Poll
From The42
# Exit Poll

Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland

Aug 26th 2017, 6:19 PM 9,170 Views 11 Comments

On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.

Tom Tierney steps down as Ireland head coach following World Cup defeat to Wales
# Game Over
From The42
# Game Over

Tom Tierney steps down as Ireland head coach following World Cup defeat to Wales

Aug 26th 2017, 4:23 PM 17,587 Views 32 Comments

He had been in charge for three years.

The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup
# WRWC17
From The42
# WRWC17

The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup

Aug 26th 2017, 4:09 PM 5,065 Views 4 Comments

Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.

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

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

Aug 26th 2017, 1:45 PM 21,714 Views 18 Comments

We were in Belfast as Tom Tierney’s side faced Wales in the seventh place playoff.

Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost
# Ireland 2017
From The42
# Ireland 2017

Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,495 Views 4 Comments

There’s plenty about the women’s game that is going in the right direction, but all rugby stakeholders should feel invested in growing it further.

# wrwc17 - Friday 25 August, 2017

Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
# Endgame
From The42
# Endgame

Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action

Aug 25th 2017, 2:16 PM 3,892 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.

# wrwc17 - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final
# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER
From The42
# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER

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

Aug 24th 2017, 1:28 PM 4,160 Views 4 Comments

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

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
# WRWC17
From The42
# WRWC17

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

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:00 AM 4,313 Views 12 Comments

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

# wrwc17 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'
# Postmortem
From The42
# 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 27,441 Views 31 Comments

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

England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final
# WRWC17
From The42
# WRWC17

England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final

Aug 22nd 2017, 9:36 PM 7,230 Views 1 Comment

The defending champions dug deep to break down the heroic French defence in Belfast.

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
# Untouchable
From The42
# 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
From The42
# 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.

# wrwc17 - Monday 21 August, 2017

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia

Aug 21st 2017, 2:09 PM 4,966 Views 2 Comments

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

# wrwc17 - Friday 18 August, 2017

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
# Try Time
From The42
# Try Time

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action

Aug 18th 2017, 7:42 PM 2,726 Views 1 Comment

The Black Ferns were on fire again.

New record TV audience for women's rugby as over 3 million people tune in for Ireland-France
# WRWC2017
From The42
# WRWC2017

New record TV audience for women's rugby as over 3 million people tune in for Ireland-France

Aug 18th 2017, 6:43 PM 5,454 Views 7 Comments

And that was just on French TV.

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut
# First XV
From The42
# 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 4,943 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
From The42
# Ireland 2017

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

Aug 18th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,463 Views 23 Comments

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

# wrwc17 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

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

Aug 17th 2017, 11:48 PM 3,999 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
From The42
# Turn The Air Bleu

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

Aug 17th 2017, 9:41 PM 31,235 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
From The42
# Enforcer

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

Aug 17th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,140 Views 6 Comments

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

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

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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 3,728 Views 7 Comments

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

# wrwc17 - Monday 14 August, 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum
# Wrwc 2017
From The42
# 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.

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier
# Green Blood
From The42
# Green Blood

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier

Aug 14th 2017, 6:51 PM 6,493 Views 7 Comments

The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.

'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 3,659 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
From The42
# Fanzone

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

Aug 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 4,734 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
From The42
# Defining

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

Aug 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 3,871 Views 1 Comment

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

# wrwc17 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia
# WRWC17
From The42
# WRWC17

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Aug 13th 2017, 9:38 PM 9,725 Views 7 Comments

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup
# The Business End
From The42
# 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 4,735 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# Opinion

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

Aug 13th 2017, 7:08 PM 3,938 Views 5 Comments

That was too close for comfort.

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 3,073 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.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield
# The Black Ferns
From The42
# The Black Ferns

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

Aug 13th 2017, 3:48 PM 5,794 Views 1 Comment

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

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