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Gatland expecting Ireland to seek revenge for World Cup exit
# Cautious
# Cautious

Gatland expecting Ireland to seek revenge for World Cup exit

Feb 1st 2012, 1:16 PM 275 Views 0 Comments

The Wales coach has spoken of the threat posed by a team still feeling the pain of last year’s quarter-final defeat.

A dish served cold: D'Arcy targets 'revenge' against Wales
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

A dish served cold: D'Arcy targets 'revenge' against Wales

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:57 PM 388 Views 0 Comments

The veteran Irish centre said ‘We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t say it hurt and we wanted to right a wrong’

O'Driscoll still sore over World Cup exit
# Hard To Take
# Hard To Take

O'Driscoll still sore over World Cup exit

Dec 13th 2011, 7:04 PM 576 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland captain says he tries not to dwell on how Ireland’s participation in September’s tournament came to a premature end.

Did Nick Easter make the infamous '£35k' comment?
# Intrigue
# Intrigue

Did Nick Easter make the infamous '£35k' comment?

Dec 4th 2011, 5:27 PM 1,053 Views 1 Comment

The No8 admits that it’s possible, but that the context in which he made the remark has been distorted by media coverage of the World Cup leaks.

IRFU brush off English criticism of World Cup partying
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

IRFU brush off English criticism of World Cup partying

Nov 23rd 2011, 11:49 AM 4,632 Views 12 Comments

An anonymous English player has claimed that Ireland behaved “much worse” than he and his team-mates did on their infamous night out in Queenstown.

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

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews

Nov 23rd 2011, 11:02 AM 1,336 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2011, 5:43 PM 391 Views 2 Comments

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

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest
# On The Road (again)
# On The Road (again)

O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest

Nov 16th 2011, 4:28 PM 508 Views 1 Comment

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
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss

Nov 16th 2011, 11:24 AM 396 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 15th 2011, 3:07 PM 589 Views 0 Comments

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

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

England drop Tindall for Queenstown shenanigans

Nov 11th 2011, 12:05 PM 376 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 7th 2011, 8:11 PM 1,340 Views 16 Comments

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
# Get Over It
# Get Over It

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

Nov 7th 2011, 12:47 PM 932 Views 1 Comment

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

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach

Nov 1st 2011, 10:37 AM 118 Views 0 Comments

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

In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win
# Champione
# Champione

In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win

Oct 24th 2011, 11:44 AM 516 Views 0 Comments

It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s here.

Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures
# Developing Story
# Developing Story

Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures

Oct 24th 2011, 9:18 AM 1,117 Views 0 Comments

As we draw the curtain on an unforgettable six weeks, here are the pictures that captured the drama and excitement of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph
# History Repeating?
# History Repeating?

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph

Oct 22nd 2011, 11:20 AM 306 Views 0 Comments

Get in the mood for tomorrow’s big finale by reminding yourself of what happened in Eden Park 24 years ago.

The sports week in pictures
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

The sports week in pictures

Oct 22nd 2011, 10:00 AM 443 Views 0 Comments

Join us in taking a look back at the stories and images that defined the week.

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France
# Head-to-head
# Head-to-head

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France

Oct 22nd 2011, 9:06 AM 573 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how tomorrow’s World Cup final is shaping up.

As it happened: Australia v Wales
Live Oct 21st 2011, 8:29 AM

As it happened: Australia v Wales

YouTube Top 10: because Rory McIlroy is like the baby from 'Look Who's Talking'
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

YouTube Top 10: because Rory McIlroy is like the baby from 'Look Who's Talking'

Oct 20th 2011, 1:09 PM 895 Views 1 Comment

This week’s round-up includes: a German expressing his love of Northern Ireland’s finest, Richie McCaw’s somersault turnover and the most inappropriate goal celebration of the season.

World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target
# Cha-ching!
# Cha-ching!

World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target

Oct 20th 2011, 12:15 PM 215 Views 0 Comments

Sunday’s sell-out World Cup final has generated almost €30m alone, organisers revealed this morning.

New Zealand in black for World Cup final
# Gestures
# Gestures

New Zealand in black for World Cup final

Oct 18th 2011, 12:18 PM 813 Views 1 Comment

Despite winning the jersey toss, France have granted their opponents the right to wear their iconic kits in front of home fans.

Gatland: We considered cheating
# Injury-gate?
# Injury-gate?

Gatland: We considered cheating

Oct 18th 2011, 10:20 AM 512 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland discussed asking his players to fake injury in Saturday’s semi-final against France, he revealed this morning.

Heart and soul see New Zealand through
# One Step Away
# One Step Away

Heart and soul see New Zealand through

Oct 16th 2011, 12:03 PM 289 Views 0 Comments

Graham Henry pays tribute to his side’s “huge ticker, huge character and guts” after they booked their place in next Sunday’s World Cup final.

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia
Live Oct 16th 2011, 8:46 AM

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia

Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter
# Regrets
# Regrets

Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter

Oct 15th 2011, 11:20 AM 643 Views 2 Comments

“There wasn’t much to say in the dressing room and in the team room afterwards. Deccie didn’t even say that much. What could you say?” Jenno checks in with the final installment of his World Cup diary.

Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye
# End Of Story
# End Of Story

Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye

Oct 14th 2011, 4:49 PM 1,160 Views 7 Comments

“These lads are model professionals who’ve helped to build a great rugby legacy in this country and this was their last chance. There’s just nothing you can say.”

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales
# Chat
# Chat

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales

Oct 14th 2011, 12:15 PM 320 Views 0 Comments

With the Welsh squad less than 48 hours away from the biggest game of their rugby lives, we turned to our man in the valleys for some pre-match guidance.

WATCH: Rugby legends preview the World Cup semis
# RWC2011
# RWC2011

WATCH: Rugby legends preview the World Cup semis

Oct 14th 2011, 11:56 AM 179 Views 0 Comments

Carling, Brooke, Henderson and Quinnell look forward to this weekend’s action in Eden Park.

Deans waits as clock ticks on Beale's fitness
# Fitness Race
# Fitness Race

Deans waits as clock ticks on Beale's fitness

Oct 14th 2011, 11:04 AM 95 Views 0 Comments

Kurtley Beale looks set to start for Australia after Robbie Deans provisionally named the full-back in his starting XV to face New Zealand.

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)
# Man In The Middle
# Man In The Middle

Ref report card: Alain Rolland's Rugby World Cup (so far)

Oct 13th 2011, 5:05 PM 7,277 Views 9 Comments

Yo, stats nerds. Come join us as we crunch the numbers on the Dubliner’s refereeing performances and look at what to expect from him in Saturday’s semi-final.

You said what? 9 gems from the mouth of Marc Lièvremont
# Soundbite
# Soundbite

You said what? 9 gems from the mouth of Marc Lièvremont

Oct 13th 2011, 11:05 AM 927 Views 0 Comments

We’re hoping for a couple more of these pearlers in the run-up to Saturday’s semi-final.

Priestland blow forces change on Gatland
# Game Time
# Game Time

Priestland blow forces change on Gatland

Oct 13th 2011, 10:39 AM 225 Views 0 Comments

Wales have made just one change to their starting XV ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi against France.

‘We’ll see what happens’: ROG keeps retirement cards close to his chest
# Stay Or Go?
# Stay Or Go?

‘We’ll see what happens’: ROG keeps retirement cards close to his chest

Oct 12th 2011, 11:45 AM 399 Views 4 Comments

Nobody has any idea if Ronan O’Gara is retiring from international rugby or not. Not even the man himself.

In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home

Oct 11th 2011, 6:16 PM 2,796 Views 14 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men were met by a crowd of fans as they disembarked at Dublin Airport.

Turns out De Villiers didn’t resign after all
# Confusion
# Confusion

Turns out De Villiers didn’t resign after all

Oct 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 392 Views 0 Comments

The South Africa coach claims the speech he delivered following the Springboks’ quarter-final loss to Australia definitely wasn’t about his resignation. Whatever gave you that idea?

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements
# Ch-Ch-Changes
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements

Oct 10th 2011, 2:42 PM 1,738 Views 1 Comment

With a handful of Ireland’s Golden Generation having now slipped the wrong side of 30, how many have the appetite for another year of competitive international rugby?

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us

Oct 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 711 Views 0 Comments

“Imagine a junior disco in Ireland. Now imagine it without the tipsy teens staggering from one song to another before a big fight breaks out.”

De Villiers quits as Australia send Springboks packing
# I'm Out
# I'm Out

De Villiers quits as Australia send Springboks packing

Oct 9th 2011, 11:31 AM 503 Views 0 Comments

South Africa’s outspoken coach says that he will not be staying on following this morning’s quarter-final exit.

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