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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Summer’s over: Here’s how your favourite Irish rugby stars spent their holidays

Jackson and Henderson went to the woods, Heaslip acted out some Will Smith lyrics and everybody broke their diet plan wide open.

Scotland’s World Cup jerseys are here and they involve tartan

What do you make of these Macron numbers?

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 29 June, 2015

Power ranking the top 10 greatest sporting comebacks

From the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ to that famous night in Istanbul.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Before a high ball is launched, pick the back three players you would want in your Rugby World Cup squad

Earls or Zebo, Trimble or Gilroy, Fitzgerald or McFadden. They’re all tough calls.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Uncapped Furlong and Conan make Ireland’s 45-man Rugby World Cup squad

Joe Schmidt will have to whittle this group down to 31 before the World Cup comes around.

It’s 20 years to the day since Mandela presented the Springboks with the Webb Ellis Cup

A number of South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning squad gathered for a reunion at the famous ground in Johannesburg today.

‘The carousel has to finish at some stage, the balloon has to pop’

The end is in sight for Gordon D’Arcy, but he’s not slowing down.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Lancaster waiting on police investigation to decide on Cipriani’s World Cup involvment

Plus, Corkman Dave Ryan has agreed a move to France.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Paul O’Connell wanted to retire, but Toulon just kept calling — Laporte

Like the Mounties, Toulon always get their man.

The Webb Ellis Cup is in Ireland this weekend, here’s where you can gaze upon its glory

Rugby’s hottest property is coming to Belfast, Galway and Limerick.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

World Cup looks to be over for Rhys Ruddock after recurrence of arm injury

The blindside was replaced by Jack Conan after 20 minutes today.

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay

Captain Rhys Ruddock lasted only 20 minutes before being replaced due to injury.

Warren Gatland makes an intelligent addition to Wales’ World Cup squad

Warren Gatland makes an intelligent addition to Wales’ World Cup squad

Toulon’s Paul Stridgeon has hooked up with the Welshmen as head of physical performance.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 15 June, 2015

World Rugby are clamping down on the laws ahead of RWC2015

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will have been interested observers of this set of clarifications.

Italy’s World Cup squad has gone on strike over tournament bonuses

Training did not take place this morning in Villabassa after the disagreement.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 12 June, 2015

One Aussie out-half absolutely destroyed and 15 of the best tries from the U20 World Cup Strong As Ox This post contains videos

One Aussie out-half absolutely destroyed and 15 of the best tries from the U20 World Cup

Getting caught in possession by a prop is never good news.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

No prizes for guessing who Jonny Wilkinson reckons will win the World Cup

England’s drop-goal hero thinks the four previous winners will be on two apiece come November.

15 snap predictions with 100 days to go before the Rugby World Cup

Can we just fast forward there right now?

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland faces strong competition to host 2023 World Cup amid ‘record interest’

Italy, South Africa, France and the USA will provide competition for the Irish bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 4 June, 2015

South Africa’s World Cup jersey is all style, science and very little Springbok

It’ll be the second nicest green jersey in England this autumn.

Beauden Barrett’s back! And that’s good news for NZ chances in two World Cups

Otere Black will land in Italy in good time to face Ireland in the JWC.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 1 June, 2015

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 29 May, 2015

‘I’ll get a few things wrong’ – Schmidt ponders Ireland’s World Cup squad

The Kiwi head coach admitted the process of picking 31 players is proving hugely difficult.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 28 May, 2015

This Fiji squad could do some serious damage at the World Cup

The backline options for head coach John McKee are particularly exciting.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Hartley handed 4-week ban for headbutt, misses England’s opening World Cup game

The Northampton Saints hooker has pleaded guilty to striking Jamie George of Saracens.

Ireland capable of going all the way at the World Cup – Robbie Deans

The man being linked to Leinster reckons Joe Schmidt’s side have the quality to compete.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 23 May, 2015

‘Trying to become Sean O’Brien, really’: Pilates helping Healy return fitter and faster for Ireland

The prop also revealed his ‘untouchable’ record squat.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 21 May, 2015

‘I was forever thankful for avoiding probably the worst hangover of all time’

As he rehabs after shoulder surgery, Luke Fitzgerald remains confident about life under Joe Schmidt.

George North’s ‘nightmare situation’ continues with concussion to keep him out of semi-final

The Northampton wing declared himself symptom-free, but his medical team have not cleared him to play.

We’re going to the World Cup to win it — Cian Healy has utmost faith in ‘The Joe Show’

Well there’s no point in going over to get knocked out at the group stage, is there?

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

No Armitage or Abendanon but Burgess makes England’s World Cup squad

Stuart Lancaster has selected seven uncapped players for the 50-man training panel.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Ireland’s 2023 RWC bid already has 40% of the vote, says Spring

But World Rugby’s voting panel could be expanded this year.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 14 May, 2015

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Do England need to make room for Toulon’s phenomenal openside?

Eoghan Hickey hopes that sense will prevail and Steffon Armitage will play at the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Try not to drool when you see how ridiculously deep the Australian backline has become

All of a sudden the Wallabies have the world’s scariest attack

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 20 April, 2015

More World Cup woe for Cruden as knee injury set to end All Black’s season

The Chiefs playmaker ruptured knee ligaments in the win over Crusaders on Friday.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 17 April, 2015

Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup set to be challenged

The race is hotting up for the right to host the Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Next season’s Champions Cup starts a fortnight after the World Cup final

EPCR has also announced its plans for the play-off system over the next three seasons.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Five men fighting for Joe Schmidt’s World Cup attention over the next few months

It’s a battle for those boarding passes between now and September.

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