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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Today’s News

Ian Madigan has been practicing for scrum-half duties on his own all summer

Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.

Darren Cave looks like the world’s happiest centre in Ireland’s squad mugshots Rwc Squads This post contains images

Darren Cave looks like the world’s happiest centre in Ireland’s squad mugshots

Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford Eye Of The Tadhg-er This post contains videos

Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford

Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.

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# rugby-world-cup - Yesterday’s News

6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad

Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.

Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric’s ‘best performance in a Welsh jersey’

There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Schmidt: Dave Kearney looked dangerous with the ball the whole time

The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Tadhg Furlong ‘a very proud representative of New Ross’ after Ireland debut

Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians Water Park This post contains videos

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians

It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.

Ireland’s World Cup pool rivals Italy hit for 6 by Scotland

Only a defensive howler allowed the Azzurri on the scoreboard.

Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales

Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.

Here’s how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales

It was an intense and difficult day for Joe Schmidt’s men.

The perfect 5: Paul O’Connell’s stand-out internationals on Irish soil

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

‘If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would’ — Paul O’Connell

Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.

O’Connell’s greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory

The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.

Manu Tuilagi sends good luck message to England squad… while wearing a Samoa hat

Tuilagi is currently suspended from international duty.

‘Massive honour’ for Old Wesley as one of their players makes Namibia’s World Cup squad

JC Greyling could face the All Blacks at the Olympic Stadium.

There’ll be an NFL agent scouting talent at the Rugby World Cup

Jack Bechta is on the lookout for the next Jarryd Hayne.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Three Irish forwards make Bakkies Botha’s World Cup dream team Seal Of Approval This post contains videos

Three Irish forwards make Bakkies Botha’s World Cup dream team

No other northern hemisphere players feature, however.

In pics: Paul O’Connell goes through his paces before last home appearance for Ireland

Plus, there are the very welcome sights of Cian Healy and Marty Moore in full training.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled Surprise Visit This post contains videos

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled

John Smit better than Jonah Lomu? Controversial!

England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad — reports

George Ford and Owen Farrell are Lancaster’s immovable 10s.

5 breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm Nkotb This post contains videos

5 breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm

Here are the fresh faces you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of next month.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

‘We still don’t have a concrete 31′: Ireland coaches sharpen axes for final RWC cut

Joe Schmidt has a lot of difficult conversations ahead of him this weekend.

Paddy Jackson reveals all about his not-creepy-at-all night time antics

Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.

Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy

The prop showed some promising signs in today’s training session, according to Les Kiss.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping

The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Murphy has Schmidt’s trust as he reads Ireland’s game better than ever

The versatile 24-year-old has grown into an important squad member under the Kiwi.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 21 August, 2015

Leinster’s cavalry overpower Ulster as Schmidt watches on

Ireland’s head coach watched a seven-try friendly with both sides using more than 30 players during the 80 minutes.

Will Genia left ‘a bit embarrassed’ over RWC inclusion at White’s expense Will There's A Way This post contains videos

Will Genia left ‘a bit embarrassed’ over RWC inclusion at White’s expense

Meanwhile, Fiji have included Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo in their 31-man squad.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Toner taking care of Ireland’s basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock

The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

England’s Mike Brown ‘massively excited’ for return after 5 months out with concussion

The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.

Teams who breach RWC concussion protocols ‘unlikely’ to be disqualified

But World Rugby have sanctions they’ll use on teams who rush players back, he says.

‘Mentally tougher’ Ireland won’t fall into complacency trap — Rob Kearney

The fullback is adamant the world’s second-ranked side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

SOB: ‘It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that’

The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 16 August, 2015

‘You feel like a bit of a kid when you’ve got Paul O’Connell next to you!’

Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.

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