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#Quarter-Final

# quarter-final - Friday 9 April, 2021

Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row
# Team News
# Team News

Fardy replaces Baird for Leinster as Exeter make two changes in front row

Apr 9th 2021, 12:08 PM 16,016 Views 25 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men didn’t play last weekend after their clash with Toulon was cancelled.

# quarter-final - Monday 21 September, 2020

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse
# Errors
# Errors

'It's a little bit of rocks or diamonds from him' - Stockdale struggles in Toulouse

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 5:00 PM 36,965 Views 31 Comments

The Ulster wing’s performance was up for discussion on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# quarter-final - Sunday 20 September, 2020

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sep 20th 2020, 11:10 AM 10,195 Views 33 Comments

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose
# Exit
# Exit

'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose

Sep 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 6,956 Views 23 Comments

The Leinster centre rued his side’s poor performance in the first half against Saracens.

# quarter-final - Saturday 19 September, 2020

'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'
# Gutted
# Gutted

'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'

Sep 19th 2020, 6:23 PM 16,051 Views 41 Comments

Leinster boss Leo Cullen had major regrets over his side’s first-half showing against Saracens.

# quarter-final - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown
# Wrecking Ball
# Wrecking Ball

'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown

Sep 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,405 Views 8 Comments

The England second row will be a key man as Sarries look to cause an upset in Dublin.

# quarter-final - Monday 14 September, 2020

Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster
# Rematch
# Rematch

Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster

Sep 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 29,063 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men have a score to settle after last year’s Champions Cup final.

# quarter-final - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

Oct 20th 2019, 7:05 AM 41,524 Views 103 Comments

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

# quarter-final - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo
# Woe
# Woe

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

Oct 19th 2019, 9:35 PM 39,948 Views 102 Comments

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen
# Knowledge
# Knowledge

'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen

Oct 19th 2019, 5:31 PM 58,035 Views 74 Comments

The All Blacks boss pointed out that his team had experience of winning World Cup knock-out games.

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final
# Preview
# Preview

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 8:20 AM 23,706 Views 33 Comments

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

# quarter-final - Friday 18 October, 2019

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'
# Belief
# Belief

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

Oct 18th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,101 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales
# L'Equipe
# L'Equipe

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales

Oct 18th 2019, 10:55 AM 3,610 Views 2 Comments

Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
# Influence
# Influence

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

Updated Oct 18th 2019, 8:46 AM 18,406 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
# Belief
# Belief

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Oct 18th 2019, 1:05 AM 4,189 Views 1 Comment

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# quarter-final - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?
# Details
# Details

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

Oct 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 37,747 Views 32 Comments

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks
# Cohesion
# Cohesion

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 1:04 PM 8,834 Views 20 Comments

The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes
# Dismissal
# Dismissal

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes

Oct 17th 2019, 11:33 AM 15,840 Views 40 Comments

Former All Black half-back Justin Marshall says Joe Schmidt’s men have failed to reach the standards they set in recent years.

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks
# Named
# Named

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 8:03 AM 41,456 Views 64 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland
# Team News
# Team News

Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland

Oct 17th 2019, 4:54 AM 15,693 Views 33 Comments

The Kiwis have opted for Codie Taylor at hooker ahead of Dane Coles.

# quarter-final - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks
# Fit And Fresh
# Fit And Fresh

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,624 Views 49 Comments

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks
# Confidence
# Confidence

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 8:45 AM 32,475 Views 34 Comments

‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
# Leader
# Leader

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,587 Views 40 Comments

The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.

# quarter-final - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final
# Edgy
# Edgy

All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final

Oct 15th 2019, 1:15 PM 12,674 Views 21 Comments

Attack coach Ian Foster wasn’t interested in discussing Andy Farrell’s defensive success against the Kiwis.

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Oct 15th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,579 Views 24 Comments

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

# quarter-final - Monday 14 October, 2019

Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:58 AM 21,718 Views 23 Comments

The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
# Burden Of History
# Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:33 AM 15,179 Views 18 Comments

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks
# Leader
# Leader

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

Oct 14th 2019, 2:33 AM 32,963 Views 35 Comments

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

# quarter-final - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
# Showdown
# Showdown

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Oct 13th 2019, 1:41 PM 80,240 Views 160 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

# quarter-final - Saturday 12 October, 2019

St Jude's send dismal St Vincent's packing from Dublin SFC for second year in succession
# Quarter-Final
# Quarter-Final

St Jude's send dismal St Vincent's packing from Dublin SFC for second year in succession

Oct 12th 2019, 6:56 PM 18,055 Views 29 Comments

St Vincent’s scored just 0-4 in a disappointing seven-point defeat.

'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'
# Kiwis Or Boks
# Kiwis Or Boks

'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'

Oct 12th 2019, 6:17 PM 15,355 Views 24 Comments

Ireland must now wait to learn if they will face the Kiwis or the Springboks next weekend.

# quarter-final - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'
# Rassie
# Rassie

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

Sep 21st 2019, 2:18 PM 12,282 Views 24 Comments

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# quarter-final - Monday 22 July, 2019

Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge
# World Cup Watch
# World Cup Watch

Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge

Jul 22nd 2019, 2:11 PM 10,935 Views 17 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men could meet the Boks at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

# quarter-final - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Drennan scores 0-9 to help Kilkenny storm past Clare in All-Ireland minor quarter-final
# The Cats
# The Cats

Drennan scores 0-9 to help Kilkenny storm past Clare in All-Ireland minor quarter-final

Jul 6th 2019, 4:51 PM 12,206 Views 6 Comments

These two sides will now battle it out with Galway for two sides to advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

# quarter-final - Friday 28 June, 2019

As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final

Jun 28th 2019, 8:01 PM 26,755 Views 12 Comments

France faced USA with a place in the final four up for grabs.

# quarter-final - Friday 24 May, 2019

Neil Flynn the only change as Kildare prepare for Leinster quarter-final in Tullamore
# Lilywhites
# Lilywhites

Neil Flynn the only change as Kildare prepare for Leinster quarter-final in Tullamore

May 24th 2019, 9:35 PM 5,168 Views 3 Comments

Cian O’Neill has named his starting XV for Sunday’s meeting with Longford at O’Connor Park.

# quarter-final - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Sublime Coetzee drives Ulster into Pro14 semi-final clash with Glasgow
# Deserved
# Deserved

Sublime Coetzee drives Ulster into Pro14 semi-final clash with Glasgow

May 4th 2019, 7:25 PM 22,499 Views 37 Comments

Rory Best and Darren Cave bid farewell to the Kingspan Stadium in winning fashion against Connacht.

# quarter-final - Friday 3 May, 2019

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'
# Best Mates
# Best Mates

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'

May 3rd 2019, 8:40 AM 12,789 Views 8 Comments

John Cooney and Jack Carty, close friends off the pitch, face each other in the Pro14 quarter-finals tomorrow.

Confident Connacht back 'feared' scrum but wary of Ulster 'menace' Coetzee
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Confident Connacht back 'feared' scrum but wary of Ulster 'menace' Coetzee

May 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 5,396 Views 4 Comments

The inter-provincial Pro14 quarter-final in Belfast promises to be a cracker.

# quarter-final - Monday 1 April, 2019

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals
# Clinical
# Clinical

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

Apr 1st 2019, 9:30 PM 15,368 Views 13 Comments

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

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