#Rugby World Cup
# rugby-world-cup - Today’s News
Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.
Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.
Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.
You can’t argue with these.
# rugby-world-cup - Yesterday’s News
Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.
There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.
Only two hookers and five locks?
# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 30 August, 2015
The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.
# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 29 August, 2015
Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.
It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.
Only a defensive howler allowed the Azzurri on the scoreboard.
Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.
Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.
‘You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match’: Ireland’s short-term focus for continued progress
Continued progress means continued success for Paul O’Connell as he waves farewell to Ireland.
# rugby-world-cup - Friday 28 August, 2015
Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.
The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.
JC Greyling could face the All Blacks at the Olympic Stadium.
Jack Bechta is on the lookout for the next Jarryd Hayne.
# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 27 August, 2015
No other northern hemisphere players feature, however.
Plus, there are the very welcome sights of Cian Healy and Marty Moore in full training.
# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 26 August, 2015
George Ford and Owen Farrell are Lancaster’s immovable 10s.
Here are the fresh faces you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of next month.
# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 25 August, 2015
Joe Schmidt has a lot of difficult conversations ahead of him this weekend.
Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.
The prop showed some promising signs in today’s training session, according to Les Kiss.
# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 23 August, 2015
It’s all yours, Freddy.
The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.
# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 22 August, 2015
The versatile 24-year-old has grown into an important squad member under the Kiwi.
# rugby-world-cup - Friday 21 August, 2015
Ireland’s head coach watched a seven-try friendly with both sides using more than 30 players during the 80 minutes.
Meanwhile, Fiji have included Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo in their 31-man squad.
# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 20 August, 2015
The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.
# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 19 August, 2015
The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.
But World Rugby have sanctions they’ll use on teams who rush players back, he says.
The fullback is adamant the world’s second-ranked side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.
# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 16 August, 2015
Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.