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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.

A year out from World Cup, Japan coach Joseph signals he will step away from Sunwolves

The Kiwi wants to focus on the national side to ensure they peak in September when they will meet Ireland in RWC Pool A.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Centre Duncan Taylor out for rest of the season, a doubt for Ireland's World Cup opponents Scotland

The 29-year-old is not expected to be back until June after undergoing surgery for a ruptured cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup

They’ll go into a pool with defending champions New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 11 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here's what Leo has spent on social media campaigns over the last year Pics Or It Didnt Happen

Here's what Leo has spent on social media campaigns over the last year

Around €6,500 was spent advertising Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid on social media.

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New Rugby World Cup bidding process could help Ireland and other smaller nations - reports

The news comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the 2023 tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 26 January, 2018

Planning on following Ireland at the 2019 World Cup? Tickets go on sale tomorrow

Fans can apply for team and stadium packs as tickets go on sale globally.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie World Cup bid: Why should taxpayers' money be given to sporting organisations? Opinion

World Cup bid: Why should taxpayers' money be given to sporting organisations?

Our Ministers might consider spending the €339 million on desperately needed pre-school education instead, writes Sean Byrne.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 17 November, 2017

Schmidt excited to see how the depth chart holds up in 'acid test' against Fiji

Ireland’s head coach is counting down the matches before the 2019 World Cup, and he knows there are not many more chances to experiment.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Despite having the third-best bid, the government isn't giving up on the Rugby World Cup Good Try

Despite having the third-best bid, the government isn't giving up on the Rugby World Cup

A government spokesperson said it is “not going down without a fight” adding it will “fight until the very end to get this bid”.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Springboks look set to be on home turf for a World Cup for the first time since 1995, but a vote on 15 November will determine the final outcome.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A huge majority of Irish people are in favour of Ireland's bid for the Rugby World Cup Shoulder To Shoulder

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics Minister For The Olympics

'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics

Meanwhile, Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said Ireland should look into hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach called the pool draw featuring Scotland and Japan ‘a mixed bag’.

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

Ireland draw Scotland, while England placed in pool of death again for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Joe Schmidt should be very happy with what the pool draw delivered in Kyoto.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed

If Ireland are to reach their first ever World Cup semi-final, a bit of luck in tomorrow’s pool draw in Kyoto is vital.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup RWC 2023 This post contains videos

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup

Party in our gaff in 2023 – and the world is invited.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 12 December, 2016

Tipp GAA chief can see reason behind Semple Stadium omisson from Ireland's RWC bid

The Thurles venue did not make the long list at the recent launch.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'Transport problems' rule Semple Stadium out of venue list for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

There’s been anger that the Thurles venue was not selected.

'It is probably the biggest tournament we're capable of hosting' - O'Driscoll BOD

'It is probably the biggest tournament we're capable of hosting' - O'Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll has been helping out with Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

IRFU hope to keep World Cup prices down with terraces and €15 tickets

IRFU chief Philip Browne wants to avoid temporary seating if Ireland win the right to host the 2023 tournament.

A guide to the 8 GAA stadiums that form part of Ireland's RWC 2023 bid

Croke Park, Fitzgerald Stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Casement Park are among the venues to make the long list.

These are the 12 stadia that will make up Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

The venues are on a long list as the bid was officially launched this morning.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: RWC Irish TV deal, Mourinho on Rooney and all today's sport

Also, the Williams sisters could set to face off in the Wimbledon final.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

11 young internationals who came through the U20 RWC in recent years

Remember the names of the players you see in action this month.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995

Conspiracy theories surrounding a sudden illness in the squad have swirled for two decades.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 1 January, 2016

Why Ireland can convert 2023 World Cup bid into a roaring success

Clever approach has put the tournament within reach for the IRFU.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 2015.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Jonah Lomu had all the qualities you could wish for in a hero — Brian O’Driscoll

‘Be careful, if you get there too quickly you might have to actually tackle him’.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 13 November, 2015

Ex-Springboks coach says he’s the man to bring World Cup glory back to England

Jake White won the Webb Ellis trophy with South Africa in 2007.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'It's almost like they don't want anyone else to do well.' Is Sam Burgess having a pop at Gordon D'Arcy?

Former Ireland centre’s scathing criticism of rugby league convert made news across the globe in September.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 7 November, 2015

England fail to help Sam Burgess crack code

More time was needed for the former rugby league player.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Super Rugby’s Reds snap up Japan star Goromaru

The fullback was the star of Japan’s impressive resurgence in this World Cup, and finished sixth on the list of the tournament’s top scorers.

Milner Skudder shouldn't look this good but he's an All Black and all he knows is success

New Zealand play in such a way that it guarantees their wingers always thrive, writes Simon Hick.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 2 November, 2015

Do you agree with the official World Cup Team of the Tournament?

There are a few surprise selections and omissions in the line-up.

It’s settled then, here are the 10 best tries of Rugby World Cup 2015

We only had 271 to pick from.

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey

The former Leinster boss says his team can close the gap on the All Blacks by playing them frequently.

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