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#Rugby World Cup

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

# 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.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

‘He studies the game unbelievably hard’ – Ireland’s players laud Schmidt

Captain Paul O’Connell says the players’ trust in their head coach has never wavered.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 6 March, 2015

Another of the Six Nations will compete with Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Italian rugby federation yesterday underlined their intention to be in the mix for the global tournament.

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

South Africa are now an official rival for Ireland in 2023 World Cup bid

The SARU are hoping persistence pays off as they enter the bidding for the fourth straight tournament.

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

‘Sexton can deliver that World Cup’ – How the English media reacted to Ireland’s win

The opposition’s journalists were impressed by what they saw from the home side yesterday.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 27 February, 2015

Ireland’s 2023 World Cup bid ‘very attractive,’ says World Rugby chief Gosper

While no official bid has been announced, Gosper also said that Ireland would be a strong candidate for the 2017 Women’s World Cup.

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

Here’s who you’ll be watching during TV3′s coverage of the Rugby World Cup

Peter Stringer didn’t make the photo-shoot, but the tall lad at the back is pretty good.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 5 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: A fully-fit Ireland heading to RWC

If Joe Schmidt can call on the likes of Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy, there is hope of Irish success.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Ireland can win World Cup – Paul O’Connell

Joe Schmidt has enjoyed a fruitful first full year as head coach, guiding his players to Six Nations glory.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 26 December, 2014

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 18 December, 2014

High Court blow for the Rugby World Cup bid (but don’t worry, all is not lost)

Organisers committed to vision for a world class Casement Park despite today’s ruling.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be ‘special’ for Ireland

Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson and Jordi Murphy may still be around if the Irish bid is successful.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 5 December, 2014

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid

It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.

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Four countries likely to rival Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We take a look at who Ireland will be battling it out with to host the 2023 tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

T Minus 400 to the Rugby World Cup, time to look at the likely squad

Put on the kettle, roll out the biscuits and help us pick the 17 forwards Joe Schmidt should take to the World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 23 October, 2014

650,000 want England v Australia tickets as World Cup organisers report record demand

Anxious fans will find out on Saturday if they were lucky.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 29 September, 2014

Anyone for the last of the Rugby World Cup tickets?

The deadline for the ballot is 6pm this evening.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 19 September, 2014

‘It’s not always easy to spot a fake’ – IRB video reminds people to buy official tickets

This is quite a clever way to get their point across.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Ireland legend Keith Wood joins TV3′s Rugby World Cup panel

The former hooker will work with presenter Matt Cooper for the global tournament.

‘I play to win’ – Rugby World Cup looms for Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip

Leinster’s No. 8 says he will head to the 2015 tournament with the intention of picking up a winner’s medal.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow, here’s what you need to know

Answering Ireland’s call is one thing, but will you accept the charges?

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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Who would you nominate for People of the Year?

There is still a chance to shine on spotlight on everyday heroes and heroines – on all fields of play.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 1 September, 2014

Ready to get pumped up for the Rugby World Cup? Tywin Lannister can help

The IRB have released a star-studded video to promote the international tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 28 August, 2014

IRB to become World Rugby as global game continues to grow

Rugby union’s international governing body will have a new moniker from the 19th of November onwards.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

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# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

‘We knew we had the ability’: Fantastic captain Coghlan takes historic win in her stride

“We knew what we were going to do; we were going to go back up there and score and take control of the game.”

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 2 August, 2014

‘The World Cup for me is a long way away’ – Ireland captain O’Connell

The Munster lock admits his body needs to be managed smartly if he is to make the global tournament.

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