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Thursday 12 June, 2014

Rugby HQ's top five 'fans gone wild' features the Irish at RWC2011

Togas, polar bear suits, Borat mankinis and falling over; the Irish fans delivered in New Zealand.

Thursday 18 April, 2013

New Zealand bouncer convicted of stealing THAT Mike Tindall video

The England skipper — who is married to Zara Philips — made headlines at the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

All Black legend Jock Hobbs dies

Player-turned-administrator played major part in bringing the World Cup to New Zealand before he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Back in harness: David Wallace returns to Munster squad

Irish international is on the brink of a long-awaited comeback from injury as Munster prepare to face Aironi.

Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Lewis Moody forced to retire with shoulder injury

The 33-year-old stepped down from Test rugby last October after captaining England at the World Cup in New Zealand.

Sunday 5 February, 2012

Open thread: how do you expect Ireland to do against Wales today?

The time for talk from experts, pundits and players talk is almost over. What do you think will happen today in Ballsbridge?

Sunday 8 January, 2012

No s**t: Woodward says he would have handled England WC campaign differently

Clive Woodward has sympathised with Martin Johnson but says the recently deposed coach got things wrong both on and off the pitch.

Friday 30 December, 2011

The sporting year in review: October Looking Back This post contains videos

The sporting year in review: October

The Rugby World Cup came to a close, Ireland qualified for the Euro 2012 playoffs and the GAA All Stars were announced. How was it for you?

Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Back to the future 2: our writers look forward to 2012... and reflect on the year just past Time Out This post contains videos

Back to the future 2: our writers look forward to 2012... and reflect on the year just past

Sean O’Brien facts, Trap’s cat is in the sack and Jo Canning bringing sexy back. Join us by the fore for a chat.

Monday 26 December, 2011

Back to the future: our writers reflect on the year just past... and look forward to 2012

So how was it for you? Join our writers for a moment of quiet reflection – and an auto-tuned Trap.

Sunday 25 December, 2011

The's sporting Advent calendar: day 25 Christmas This post contains videos

The's sporting Advent calendar: day 25

It’s finally here! To celebrate, here’s two men in pyjamas preparing their breakfast to music – just like you.

Gallery: here’s 83 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 12 months Developing Story This post contains images

Gallery: here’s 83 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 12 months

It was quite a year – this is how 2011 looked through your favourite sports photographers’ lenses.

Friday 9 December, 2011

Unnamed player fails Rugby World Cup drugs test

The IRB has confirmed that the unnamed individual played for one of the sides that failed to make it past the group stages of the tournament.

Friday 25 November, 2011

Leaks are 'not a true reflection of the squad,' insists Johnson

Johnson has echoed claims made by Rob Andrew that the information in the controversial documents was exaggerated.

Rumours of our dwarf-throwing are greatly exaggerated, claims O’Brien

The Ireland player rejected English allegations that they behaved poorly at the World Cup, when talking to reporters yesterday.

England trio refused RFU advice to pay off Dunedin hotel maid

James Haskell, Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley were allegedly advised to pay Annabel Newton NZ$30,000 in “hush money”.

Thursday 24 November, 2011

RFU director Rob Andrew vows not to resign

The official says English rugby has hit “rock bottom” following the embarrassing leak of documents relating to their World Cup failure.

One more question ma'am: RFU hire former detective to investigate leaks

Meanwhile, an unnamed England coach has suggested the information in the leaks was exaggerated.

Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Disappointed Moody will 'learn to live with criticism'

The star has responded to the damning evaluation he received in the controversial leaked documents relating to England’s failed World Cup bid.

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews Disgrace

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews

Leaked documents accuse one senior player of responding to defeat against France by saying ‘There’s £35k just gone down the toilet.’

Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Samoan rugby coach fined 100 pigs for World Cup failure

Tuala Matthew Vaea, who has since been relieved of his position, was accused of not earning the respect of his players.

Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go

Johnson denies that decision to resign was a “knee-jerk” response to England’s Rugby World Cup disappointment.

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest

Eddie O’Sullivan confirmed today that he is stepping down as head coach of the US Eagles rugby team.

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss

Martin Johnson will confirm his resignation as England manager later this morning, according to reports.

Tuesday 15 November, 2011

An RFU free bar kick-started England's infamous 'dwarfgate' night out

Reports suggest that the RFU funded the English rugby team’s drinking before their ill-advised night out in Queenstown’s Altitude Bar.

Friday 11 November, 2011

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans

Chris Ashton and James Haskell were also landed with suspended fines for their inappropriate behaviour in New Zealand.

Tuesday 8 November, 2011

You again? Ireland confirm New Zealand tour dates

Ireland will face the newly-crowned world champions at the stadium the All Blacks won the title, Eden Park in the first Test.

Monday 7 November, 2011

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby

Ireland and Leinster may be down a match-winning talisman, but the temporary loss of Brian O’Driscoll may prove the opportunity Ireland didn’t know it was waiting for.

What a load of balls! Wilkinson lashes out at World Cup organisers

The England star has a few choice words for the tournament chiefs in his forthcoming autobiography.

Friday 4 November, 2011

A Welshman thinks that Alain Rolland was right to send Sam Warburton off

And that Welshman’s name is Sam Warburton.

Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Going nowhere: Johnson set to remain as England manager

The ex-World Cup-winning captain looks likely to stay on as coach, but he will be forced to change the majority of his backroom staff.

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach

Victory over France was Graham Henry’s last game as New Zealand coach, the 65-year-old confirmed this morning.

Monday 31 October, 2011

Harinordoquy: 'I felt [Lièvremont] was lost'

The back row dynamo has come out swinging against France’s maverick coach in his first major interview since the Rugby World Cup.

Sunday 30 October, 2011

Regretful Moody would have stopped English players from having any fun

Lewis Moody says he’d have prohibited England’s players from going out drinking if he had his time back.

Friday 28 October, 2011

The war at home… here’s what you might have missed in domestic rugby recently

It’s time to move on. The World Cup is but a memory – but away from the international stage, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained.

Thursday 27 October, 2011

Graham Henry says he would talk to the RFU about 'development' role

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has only been unemployed since the weekend but he is already plotting a return to the world of rugby.

Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Samoan captain accuses team management of drunken buffoonery

The team’s executive, meanwhile, does its best Withnail impression while refusing to admit it has a problem.

Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Here's one more Sean O'Brien fact: he carried Jimmy Bullard around Ibiza

An unlikelier pair we’ve never met: the Tullow Tank and English football’s jester on a Mediterranean boat cruise.

Wales drop two places in latest rugby world ranking

Warren Gatland’s side were one of the highlights of the World Cup, but the most recent ranking sees them drop below both Ireland and Argentina.

Poll: What's your favourite memory of the 2011 Rugby World Cup? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your favourite memory of the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

In what has generally been regarded as an excellent tournament, we recall some of the moments that defined the event. What’s been your highlight?

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