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#england 2015

# england-2015 - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

England go with all three out-halves in starting line-up for Uruguay

And not a Sam Burgess in sight.

# england-2015 - Monday 28 September, 2015

'Tough day, yeah': England's Mike Brown really, really didn't want to talk after that Wales defeat Swing Low ... This post contains videos

# england-2015 - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare

Kieran Crowley’s side made this a thrilling encounter in Leeds.

# england-2015 - Friday 25 September, 2015

Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip

Mike Ross will be suped up and ready to prove Heaslip wrong.

# england-2015 - Monday 21 September, 2015

'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

# england-2015 - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

TV, tunes and inventing the iPad: Keeping Irish minds as busy as bodies key to sharpness

Distractions from the day-to-day slog of training in camp is easier than it ever was, says Keith Wood.

# england-2015 - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Cian Healy is bringing some Conor McGregor spirit to Ireland's World Cup camp

The Notorious had 31 extra autographs to sign.

# england-2015 - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'The unbelievable was happening before my eyes': Doug Howlett's World Cup memories

New Zealand’s record try-scorer doesn’t have a World Cup medal to his name, but he takes pride from just making it there.

# england-2015 - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

As you were: South African court allows Springboks to go and compete in Rugby World Cup

The judge in the Pretoria high court did criticise the pace of racial integration in the setup however.

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect BONG This post contains videos

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect

Also featuring what can only be a further sneak peak at George Hook’s erotic novel.

# england-2015 - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

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.

# england-2015 - Monday 31 August, 2015

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.

Highlanders hero Tanaka one of two scrum-halves picked for Japan squad

Coach Eddie Jones has also defended the number of overseas-born players plying their trade for Japan.

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.

# england-2015 - 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.

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

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

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, summer international

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt dims the lights at the last chance saloon.

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.

# england-2015 - 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.

# england-2015 - Thursday 27 August, 2015

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.

# england-2015 - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

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

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

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

The 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 in September.

# england-2015 - 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.

# england-2015 - 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.

# england-2015 - Friday 21 August, 2015

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.

# england-2015 - 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.

'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.

# england-2015 - Saturday 8 August, 2015

What's the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?

Here’s how you can get the big game on the big screen.

# england-2015 - Friday 7 August, 2015

'Some guys won't make the plane, but you've got to die trying'

Fergus McFadden won’t be dragged out of his positive mental state by speculation about squad cuts.

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