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#2015 Rugby World Cup

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Sunday 30 October, 2016

The world record-holding rugby team that didn't even get a chance to qualify for the World Cup

A lot is made about New Zealand’s 18 games unbeaten, but Cyprus hit 24 wins in Europe.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Sunday 11 October, 2015

More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup

Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by Australia last night & will face South Africa in a quarter-final next weekend.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Who was the best All Black Doug Howlett ever played alongside?

And what was his favourite World Cup memory?

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

'There might be divided loyalties in my house if Ireland play the All Blacks' - Doug Howlett

The Munster legend also chats about New Zealand’s World Cup chances.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Munster set to bring in former Gloucester winger as World Cup cover

Shane Monahan to join on three-month contract.

How many calories does Robbie Henshaw need to consume when in training?

New video shows a day in the life for the Ireland star.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition

Jamie Heaslip proved how important the number 8 can be to defensive scrums.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Quiz: How well do you remember our previous World Cup warm-up games?

Do you remember the highs and lows of Ireland’s World Cup preparations through the years?

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

'It's like the dinosaurs': Bastareaud hoping test career doesn't become extinct

French bulldozer fearful of his place

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

The best pics as Ireland's World Cup camp gets into gear at Carton House

Ireland’s World Cup preparations moved up a notch.

The All Blacks have somehow found a way to be even blacker at the World Cup

The entire team will be wearing Blackout boots at the World Cup

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Monday 3 August, 2015

'The standard of sessions has gone through the roof' - Trimble ready to prove his worth

Schmidt ‘values someone who makes other players look good’.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

'I've seen gremlins' - Wales pre-season training sounds incredibly grim You Weren't There Man! This post contains videos

'I've seen gremlins' - Wales pre-season training sounds incredibly grim

“I’ve been to places that no man should be on his own”

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'He's tough to please' - Joe Schmidt's high standards don't faze Simon Zebo

Zebo says he’s ready to meet Schmidt’s high standards.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Monday 20 July, 2015

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Saturday 18 July, 2015

World Cup over for All Blacks winger after broken leg on debut

Waisake Naholo broke his leg on his test debut.

O'Connell's factor 50, and urinal shaped collars? It's time for comments of the week

Did your wise-crack make the cut?

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Friday 17 July, 2015

Munster and Ulster to meet in Pro12 on eve of World Cup final

The pair will likely be meeting without their internationals stars.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Blow for Italy as Haimona a major doubt for World Cup

The out-half’s has left the Italy squad to nurse a broken arm.

Wales are testing their quick reflexes with this funny looking game Brain Training This post contains videos

Wales are testing their quick reflexes with this funny looking game

‘Skills Under Pressure’ looks as hard as it does fun.

Vern Cotter adds a Super Rugby winning Highlander to Scotland's World Cup squad

John Hardie has been drafted in by fellow New Zealander Vern Cotter.

'We're just flat out training' - O'Connell not thinking of World Cup just yet

O’Connell says fitness is the biggest priority at the moment.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Monday 13 July, 2015

'There’s always more for me to do' - Tommy Bowe not content to stand still

The Ulster winger knows his jersey is never safe.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Ian Madigan: 'I've always had the view that I'm competing against myself'

Madigan says he has to give it “absolutely everything” this pre-season.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

More World Cup injury worry for Wales as Liam Williams has foot surgery

Warren Gatland will be sweating on the Scarlets’ fullback.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Monday 22 June, 2015

David Strettle pulls out of England's World Cup training squad ahead of move to Clermont

The Cermont-bound winger wants to settle in France earlier.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Scotland are bringing in a hostage negotiation specialist to prepare team for World Cup

Eric Blondeau will try improve their decision making.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

England's Joe Marler avoids serious injury after falling over his son's toy snake

Never ask a prop to multitask.

Uncapped South African pair named in Scottish World Cup training squad

Josh Strauss and WP Nel both included for the first time.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Three Irish referees have been selected to officiate at the Rugby World Cup

The tournament kicks off on the 18th September.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Thursday 2 April, 2015

BOD has just gone and tipped Ireland to make the World Cup final

And guess who he predicts will win this year’s competition.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Monday 23 March, 2015

Bullish BOD backs Ireland to go where no other Irish team has gone before

The legendary centre thinks Joe Schmidt’s men are primed for a strong World Cup showing.

One rugby commentator was apparently deemed 'too controversial' to work at the World Cup

The BBC’s Brian Moore won’t be on our televisions this autumn.

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

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Joe Schmidt's Ireland will fine-tune their World Cup preparation with two games against Wales

Ireland will also play Scotland in Dublin and England at Twickenham.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Saturday 28 June, 2014

102 point win for Fiji in Rugby World Cup qualifier

The Cook Islands actually led close to the half-hour mark.

# 2015-rugby-world-cup - Monday 19 November, 2012

Samoa shock moves Ireland up to seventh

Ireland move up one place in the IRB World Rankings ahead of Saturday’s crunch November International against Argentina.