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#Pool D

# pool-d - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France

Warren Gatland’s men were on a four-day turnaround and struggled to put the South Americans away.

# pool-d - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.

As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland’s men took their chance to reach the quarter-finals.

# pool-d - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Gatland's Wales hold off Wallabies comeback to claim thrilling World Cup win

Wales seize control of Pool D after a brilliant Test match in Tokyo.

Georgia crush giant-killers Uruguay with bonus-point victory

The popular South American side were unable to pull off another shock win.

# pool-d - Friday 27 September, 2019

AWJ reaches record caps haul as Cheika changes his playmakers

The brilliant second row eclipses Gethin Jenkins record as he prepares to run out for a 130th international appearance.

# pool-d - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Corkman Quill red-carded as England overpower USA

The former Dolphin back row is the first player to be sent off in this tournament.

# pool-d - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Uruguay pull off massive shock with World Cup win over Fiji

Fiji scored five tries and come away with two bonus points, but the boot of Berchesi kept Uruguay’s lead in tact.

# pool-d - Monday 23 September, 2019

Wales carve their way through Georgia and grab bonus point victory

Wales barely had a glove laid on them as they raced out into an early lead.

# pool-d - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Warrior Lealiifano poised to star in World Cup after overcoming leukaemia

The Australian out-half took on a stint with Ulster as he mounted his return to top class rugby.

Radradra on Fiji's wing as Cheika pairs Hooper and Pocock in Wallaby back row

The Australia coach was reluctant to suggest that the duo could also start together against Wales in week two.

# pool-d - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'Nothing up Ireland's sleeve', but they have the tools to take France down

The Pool D decider is the biggest game of the World Cup weekend.

# pool-d - Saturday 10 October, 2015

'Sexton? Leave him to Thierry': France determined not to look backwards before Pool D decider

The form of the last four years is no concern for captain Thierry Dusautoir.

'We plug guys in really well': O'Connell confident Earls can cope with Bastareaud

With a little help from his friends.

'Tough to lose one of the family': Ireland squad feel for Payne but must move on instantly

Injury to the Ulster man made for a funereal atmosphere immediately after today’s Captain’s Run in Cardiff.

Don’t let the big game pass you by: 2011 still hurts Stephen Ferris

The retired blindside could be among the Ireland ranks under different circumstances this weekend, and he knows the hurt they carry into this World Cup.

# pool-d - Friday 9 October, 2015

'We're in for one of the biggest weeks of our lives, it's good to be involved' -- Peter O'Mahony

The blindside will be the key component of Ireland’s breakdown strategy against France.

5 talking points on Ireland's team for the massive RWC clash with France

Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.

Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash

Here’s the Ireland side to face the French.

# pool-d - Thursday 8 October, 2015

# pool-d - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Breakdown entry points a key work-on before grand pool finale against France -- Cronin

The hooker wants his team-mates to get down and dirty in the ruck.

Wait, what if...? How Ireland's and other World Cup pools will be decided

A win over France would make this a whole lot less complicated.

Reactions to poor performances have defined Joe Schmidt's time in charge of Ireland

Sunday’s unimpressive win over Italy was among the worst days under the Kiwi coach, but the four points are in the bag and destiny is in Ireland’s hands.

France are so bullish about beating Ireland they've descended to sarcasm

It’s game week and we’re pretty sure which France is going to turn up: World Cup France.

# pool-d - Sunday 4 October, 2015

'I don't think it's a reality check, we're a very grounded group'

Sexton says the presence of Sergio Parisse had a big impact on the game.

How we rated Ireland as they sneaked through Italy test

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland are in the quarter-finals.

# pool-d - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Letter from London: Schmidt's men return to the big city lights for Italian test

After a quiet week of hard work in Guildford, Ireland headed back into the English capital yesterday afternoon.

# pool-d - Friday 2 October, 2015

Sergio Parisse has been passed fit and starts against Ireland on Sunday

Parisse returns as one of five changes for Jacques Brunel’s side.

# pool-d - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

'Next time I’m upset, we’ll go under the showers': France coach won't be holding his temper Steaming This post contains videos

'Next time I’m upset, we’ll go under the showers': France coach won't be holding his temper

PSA has also made an interesting selection in his back three that may help counter-act Ireland’s Garryowens.

# pool-d - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Try of the World Cup so far? Canada tore Italy to shreds for this score Coast To Coast This post contains videos

Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare

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

# pool-d - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Sexton and Henshaw 'fit and available' for Ireland's RWC date with Romania

The message from Ireland’s camp today? Everyone’s grand, thanks for asking.

Italy's Bergamasco in line to equal record by featuring in 5th Rugby World Cup

Italy are still without Sergio Parisse and they’ll meet a Canada side showing six changes from the loss to Ireland.

Romania's late consolation try celebrations were incredibly joyful last night Pool D This post contains videos

Romania's late consolation try celebrations were incredibly joyful last night

Awww, would ya look at their happy wee faces!

# pool-d - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Video analysis: Ireland use a Joe Schmidt power play to cut Canada apart

We break down one of Ireland’s seven tries against the Canadians in their World Cup opener.

# pool-d - Saturday 19 September, 2015

As it happened: Ireland v Canada, Rugby World Cup

We’re going minute-by-minute as Ireland begin their World Cup journey against Jamie Cudmore’s Canada.

# pool-d - Friday 18 September, 2015

French doubts could inspire Les Bleus, according to Wesley Fofana's cool new ad The Game Starts Here This post contains videos

French doubts could inspire Les Bleus, according to Wesley Fofana's cool new ad

Richie McCaw is also putting on his headphones to crush some Union Jack-emblazoned cars.

# pool-d - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Parisse and Fofana miss out as Ireland's pool rivals go head-to-head

These are pretty close to the teams Ireland will expect to face a few weeks down the line.

# pool-d - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Ireland will 'pay a huge amount of respect' to Canada's Jamie Cudmore

Peter O’Mahony says Ireland have looked at the Canada second row in depth.

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