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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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