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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 2 October, 2020

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December
# Hierarchy
# Hierarchy

Ireland will be second seeds in the 2023 World Cup pool draw in December

Oct 2nd 2020, 4:55 PM 14,626 Views 14 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be part of Band 2 for the draw.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Vunipola says he let down England at World Cup and hopes for better relationship with brother

Aug 8th 2020, 11:59 AM 13,237 Views 1 Comment

Billy Vunipola admitted he ‘affected the chemistry’ of the England team during their run to the final in Japan.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board
# Down Under
# Down Under

Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board

Jun 16th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,491 Views 7 Comments

Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga
# Fall-out
# Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Feb 26th 2020, 10:56 AM 8,125 Views 31 Comments

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand
# Black Ferns
# Black Ferns

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand

Feb 4th 2020, 10:01 AM 2,414 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are still hoping to qualify for the tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base
# Move On
# Move On

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base

Jan 30th 2020, 5:19 PM 7,397 Views 3 Comments

Ireland get their first chance to right a few World Cup wrongs this weekend.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Room for just one Kiwi as 'Boks and England dominate international Rugby Team of the Year
# First XV
# First XV

Room for just one Kiwi as 'Boks and England dominate international Rugby Team of the Year

Dec 26th 2019, 11:00 AM 28,028 Views 24 Comments

No Irish players made the cut this time around, but there was still a lot to love about rugby in 2019.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade
# Gratitude
# Gratitude

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade

Dec 11th 2019, 11:00 PM 8,538 Views 8 Comments

The hosts reached the quarter finals for the first time at this year’s World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

Nov 16th 2019, 7:51 PM 23,523 Views 45 Comments

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,615 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home
# Victory Parade
# Victory Parade

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home

Nov 10th 2019, 1:32 PM 8,722 Views 1 Comment

Siya Kolisi returned to his South African roots today in a Port Elizabeth township.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month
# ORDINARY JOE
# ORDINARY JOE

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month

Nov 6th 2019, 11:42 AM 28,500 Views 148 Comments

The former Ireland boss wrote the book himself, the publishers say.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:05 AM 21,573 Views 29 Comments

England are taking on South Africa in the final this morning.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England
# J Lowe
# J Lowe

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England

Oct 30th 2019, 9:44 AM 11,931 Views 27 Comments

The Leinster wing was disappointed to read about the All Blacks’ struggle against England.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa
# Out Of Action
# Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

Oct 24th 2019, 5:18 PM 8,355 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 21 October, 2019

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks
# Popular
# Popular

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

Oct 21st 2019, 6:43 PM 18,124 Views 28 Comments

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal
# Lock Out
# Lock Out

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

Updated Oct 21st 2019, 6:39 PM 22,126 Views 22 Comments

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle
# Rugby Weekly
# Rugby Weekly

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Oct 21st 2019, 3:03 PM 8,980 Views 31 Comments

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales
# Last Four
# Last Four

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Oct 20th 2019, 10:18 AM 17,261 Views 39 Comments

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM 69,594 Views 34 Comments

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes
# Dismantled
# Dismantled

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes

Oct 19th 2019, 3:05 PM 9,021 Views 35 Comments

Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final
# Powerful
# Powerful

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final

Oct 19th 2019, 10:06 AM 11,809 Views 15 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Oct 19th 2019, 7:15 AM 54,563 Views 32 Comments

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika pit their wits together with a place in the semi-final on the line.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,346 Views 11 Comments

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Oct 17th 2019, 2:23 PM 9,287 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident
# Incident
# Incident

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Oct 17th 2019, 7:24 AM 20,570 Views 14 Comments

Damage was allegedly caused to a nightclub in Kumamoto.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey
# Volkswagen
# Volkswagen

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Oct 15th 2019, 4:32 PM 3,193 Views 107 Comments

Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home
# Doubting Thomas
# Doubting Thomas

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

Oct 13th 2019, 1:53 PM 30,196 Views 5 Comments

Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga
# Pool C
# Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

Oct 13th 2019, 9:08 AM 13,003 Views 2 Comments

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead
# Typhoon Hagibis
# Typhoon Hagibis

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead

Oct 12th 2019, 11:07 PM 18,467 Views 26 Comments

World Rugby has yet to make an announcement on Scotland’s clash with Japan.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 11 October, 2019

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan
# Scot's Clan
# Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

Oct 11th 2019, 10:24 AM 11,798 Views 6 Comments

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

Oct 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,112 Views 25 Comments

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Oct 10th 2019, 7:44 PM 52,826 Views 46 Comments

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

Oct 9th 2019, 1:05 PM 12,640 Views 20 Comments

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

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends

Oct 9th 2019, 9:39 AM 5,906 Views 2 Comments

With thanks to Volkswagen, we will feed one lucky group of Ireland fans ahead of this Saturday’s Pool A clash against Samoa.

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Oct 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 49,028 Views 10 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Oct 8th 2019, 2:43 PM 4,702 Views 1 Comment

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,558 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 6 October, 2019

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row
# Dispute
# Dispute

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

Oct 6th 2019, 8:09 PM 61,433 Views 25 Comments

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 5 October, 2019

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

Oct 5th 2019, 8:09 AM 47,864 Views 66 Comments

We followed all the action from the Pool C clash in Tokyo.

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