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# england-2015 - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 6th 2015, 12:35 PM 12,542 Views 15 Comments

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 ...
# Swing Low ...

'Tough day, yeah': England's Mike Brown really, really didn't want to talk after that Wales defeat

Sep 28th 2015, 11:46 AM 13,791 Views 20 Comments

He’s just there so he won’t get fined.

# england-2015 - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare
# Pool D
# Pool D

Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare

Sep 26th 2015, 4:23 PM 11,317 Views 31 Comments

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
# Superlatives
# Superlatives

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

Sep 25th 2015, 8:11 AM 10,159 Views 17 Comments

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
# Captain Fantastic
# Captain Fantastic

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

Sep 21st 2015, 8:20 AM 7,279 Views 7 Comments

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
# Happy Campers
# Happy Campers

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

Sep 16th 2015, 5:15 PM 4,924 Views 5 Comments

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
# Here To Take Over
# Here To Take Over

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

Sep 13th 2015, 7:25 PM 15,054 Views 24 Comments

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
# Unfulfilled
# Unfulfilled

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

Sep 12th 2015, 11:00 AM 11,268 Views 6 Comments

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
# Transformation
# Transformation

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:39 PM 9,328 Views 14 Comments

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
# BONG

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 1:15 PM 11,341 Views 9 Comments

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
# Dial 9
# Dial 9

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

Sep 1st 2015, 1:50 PM 10,489 Views 12 Comments

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
# Rwc Squads

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

Sep 1st 2015, 12:19 PM 14,499 Views 34 Comments

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
# Eye Of The Tadhg-er

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

Sep 1st 2015, 10:18 AM 17,774 Views 7 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 31st 2015, 9:43 PM 41,338 Views 63 Comments

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
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

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

Aug 31st 2015, 9:15 PM 5,063 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Open Season
# Open Season

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

Aug 31st 2015, 3:35 PM 6,046 Views 10 Comments

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
# Wexford Beef
# Wexford Beef

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

Aug 29th 2015, 9:01 PM 9,721 Views 5 Comments

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
# Water Park

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

Aug 29th 2015, 7:42 PM 7,858 Views 2 Comments

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

Ireland's World Cup pool rivals Italy hit for 6 by Scotland
# Pool D
# Pool D

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

Aug 29th 2015, 6:44 PM 6,527 Views 2 Comments

Only a defensive howler allowed the Azzurri on the scoreboard.

In pictures: Paul O'Connell waves goodbye after last home Test
# Leaving Lansdowne
# Leaving Lansdowne

In pictures: Paul O'Connell waves goodbye after last home Test

Aug 29th 2015, 5:47 PM 7,935 Views 9 Comments

Thanks Paulie.

Here's how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

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

Aug 29th 2015, 4:53 PM 15,892 Views 67 Comments

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

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, summer international
Live Aug 29th 2015, 2:41 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, summer international

The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil
# FIRST CLASS SECOND ROW
# FIRST CLASS SECOND ROW

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

Aug 29th 2015, 12:07 PM 19,455 Views 42 Comments

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
# Thanks Paulie
# Thanks Paulie

'You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match': Ireland's short-term focus for continued progress

Aug 29th 2015, 12:05 AM 5,989 Views 1 Comment

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
# Constant Abuse
# Constant Abuse

'If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would' -- Paul O'Connell

Aug 28th 2015, 4:45 PM 15,678 Views 14 Comments

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 Daddy
# The Daddy

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

Aug 28th 2015, 3:21 PM 25,743 Views 39 Comments

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
# Thanks Paulie
# Thanks Paulie

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

Aug 27th 2015, 4:27 PM 6,700 Views 7 Comments

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

# england-2015 - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The42 writers pick their 31-man Ireland Rugby World Cup squad
# Joe's Job
# Joe's Job

The42 writers pick their 31-man Ireland Rugby World Cup squad

Aug 26th 2015, 8:38 PM 15,757 Views 58 Comments

Your move, Joe.

England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad -- reports
# England 2015
# England 2015

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

Aug 26th 2015, 5:18 PM 6,834 Views 6 Comments

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

The breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm
# Nkotb
# Nkotb

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

Aug 26th 2015, 4:00 PM 13,591 Views 16 Comments

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
# Boarding Cards
# Boarding Cards

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

Aug 25th 2015, 8:13 PM 12,165 Views 24 Comments

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
# Ghost Of Carton House
# Ghost Of Carton House

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

Aug 25th 2015, 4:41 PM 11,740 Views 7 Comments

Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.

Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy
# Prop The Clock
# Prop The Clock

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

Aug 25th 2015, 3:15 PM 10,352 Views 15 Comments

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

# england-2015 - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup
# Le Cut
# Le Cut

Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup

Aug 23rd 2015, 12:55 PM 11,160 Views 34 Comments

It’s all yours, Freddy.

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

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:06 AM 8,743 Views 16 Comments

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
# Will There's A Way

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

Aug 21st 2015, 3:38 PM 10,449 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sweet Chariot
# Sweet Chariot

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

Aug 19th 2015, 9:00 PM 7,129 Views 10 Comments

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

'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney
# EVER-IMPROVING
# EVER-IMPROVING

'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney

Aug 19th 2015, 6:25 PM 6,184 Views 27 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Aug 8th 2015, 1:36 PM 102,929 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Fergie Time
# Fergie Time

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

Aug 7th 2015, 8:15 PM 10,016 Views 41 Comments

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

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