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#WRWC17

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records

The 2017 event was the best-attended and most-viewed in tournament history.

# wrwc17 - Monday 28 August, 2017

Ireland drop to lowest world ranking after disastrous World Cup

Italy, Wales and Australia all leapfrog Ireland.

'I stand here heartbroken we didn't deliver. We're hurting and just want to say thank you and sorry'

As the inquest into Ireland’s disastrous World Cup begins, Lindsay Peat has thanked the supporters who came out in numbers to get behind the team.

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards Black Tie This post contains videos

Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards

It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.

# wrwc17 - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'I really hope it raises the profile of the game': England left heartbroken but brimming with pride

The defending champions were dethroned by the mighty Black Ferns last night.

# wrwc17 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England

Loosehead Toka Natua scored a hat-trick as New Zealand battled from 17 – 5 down to put 41 points on England.

Battered, bruised and beaten: Emotional and sobering end to a home World Cup which promised so much

The lowest ebb can so often be the turning of the tide and the hope is that Ireland learn from their mistakes at this World Cup.

Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland

On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.

Tom Tierney steps down as Ireland head coach following World Cup defeat to Wales

He had been in charge for three years.

The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup

Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

We were in Belfast as Tom Tierney’s side faced Wales in the seventh place playoff.

Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost

There’s plenty about the women’s game that is going in the right direction, but all rugby stakeholders should feel invested in growing it further.

# wrwc17 - Friday 25 August, 2017

Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action

Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.

# wrwc17 - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final

The Grand Slam winner ensures there will be an Irish voice on the field in the deciding match of the WRWC.

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future

‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.

# wrwc17 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final

The defending champions dug deep to break down the heroic French defence in Belfast.

Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final

New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.

Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom

Australia ran riot at Kingspan Stadium as they scored five tries to inflict a second straight defeat on the hosts.

# wrwc17 - Monday 21 August, 2017

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia

Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.

# wrwc17 - Friday 18 August, 2017

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Try Time This post contains videos

France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut

Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?

Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC

Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.

# wrwc17 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French

Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.

Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD

Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.

'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test

The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.

New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis

An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality

Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.

# wrwc17 - Monday 14 August, 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum

And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier

The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Poppin' This post contains videos

'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action

There is pace and power all over the tournament, but the subtle touches are to be celebrated.

French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD

At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'

Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.

# wrwc17 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy

The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

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