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# rugby-world-cup - Last week 20th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Penaud double takes France to 'confidence-boosting' win over Japan
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

Penaud double takes France to 'confidence-boosting' win over Japan

Nov 20th 2022, 3:39 PM 9,493 Views 0 Comments

Les Bleus claimed a 13th straight success less than 10 months out from the Rugby World Cup.

'If they get some luck, then absolutely you can see Ireland progressing'
# Crystal Ball Gazing
# Crystal Ball Gazing

'If they get some luck, then absolutely you can see Ireland progressing'

Nov 20th 2022, 7:55 AM 35,261 Views 13 Comments

Three wise men of Irish rugby tell Garry Doyle to be cautiously optimistic ahead of a World Cup year.

# rugby-world-cup - Last month November 2022

Last-gasp penalty sinks USA as Portugal claim final place at Rugby World Cup
# Scenes
# Scenes

Last-gasp penalty sinks USA as Portugal claim final place at Rugby World Cup

Nov 18th 2022, 9:30 PM 35,127 Views 31 Comments

Samuel Marques split the posts and sent the Portuguese into raptures.

'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites after 12th straight victory
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites after 12th straight victory

Nov 13th 2022, 11:09 AM 10,530 Views 13 Comments

Les Bleus, the World Cup hosts, edged the Springboks 30-26 last night.

# rugby-world-cup - This year 2022

New Zealand and France set up mouthwatering semi-final showdown with classy wins
# Rugby World Cup
# Rugby World Cup

New Zealand and France set up mouthwatering semi-final showdown with classy wins

Oct 29th 2022, 10:52 AM 5,442 Views 1 Comment

Black Ferns winger Portia Woodman sets new World Cup record with 20 tries in just eight games.

Dallaglio: 'France, Ireland, England ... if you get your run right, you can win a World Cup'
# This Time
# This Time

Dallaglio: 'France, Ireland, England ... if you get your run right, you can win a World Cup'

Sep 8th 2022, 3:07 PM 8,926 Views 10 Comments

Southern hemisphere teams have won eight of the nine World Cups so far but England legend feels next cup is going north.

'Confidence' about Rugby World Cup despite Champions League fiasco
# France 2023
# France 2023

'Confidence' about Rugby World Cup despite Champions League fiasco

Sep 7th 2022, 11:10 PM 6,918 Views 7 Comments

Supporters at the Champions League final struggled to get through bottlenecks accessing the ground and were repelled by teargas fired by local police.

NZ super coach has Rugby World Cup ambitions - with or without All Blacks
# Scott Robertson
# Scott Robertson

NZ super coach has Rugby World Cup ambitions - with or without All Blacks

Jul 27th 2022, 8:00 AM 15,243 Views 12 Comments

Robertson recently met up with England coach Eddie Jones during their tour of Australia, but insisted it was just a “chat.”

Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph
# Stunted
# Stunted

Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph

May 31st 2022, 11:05 AM 4,280 Views 0 Comments

Japan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions.

Australia and USA to host next men's Rugby World Cups
# New Frontiers
# New Frontiers

Australia and USA to host next men's Rugby World Cups

May 12th 2022, 12:50 PM 7,329 Views 9 Comments

The women’s tournament is set for England (2025), Australia (2029) and the United States (2033).

World Rugby to investigate possible eligibility breach by Ireland's RWC opponents Spain
# Regulation 8
# Regulation 8

World Rugby to investigate possible eligibility breach by Ireland's RWC opponents Spain

Mar 29th 2022, 11:15 AM 31,801 Views 6 Comments

The review pertains to an unnamed player who represented Spain in the Rugby Europe Championship, which doubled as World Cup qualifiers.

'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'
# Blackrock Boy
# Blackrock Boy

'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'

Mar 19th 2022, 8:30 AM 29,767 Views 9 Comments

Alejandro Alonso, who helped Spain to qualify for the World Cup, spent two years in Blackrock College.

# rugby-world-cup - Last year 2021

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'
# What Could Have Been
# What Could Have Been

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 81,870 Views 8 Comments

In April 1987, an IRA car bomb killed two people and ended the career of Ulster flanker Nigel Carr, who was driving to Ireland training with two team-mates.

USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues
# Coming To America
# Coming To America

USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues

Oct 20th 2021, 5:45 PM 7,132 Views 8 Comments

Of the 28 venues under consideration, 20 already comply or have plans to widen their pitches.

No Irish involvement as England confirm solo bid to host 2031 Rugby World Cup
# Going It Alone
# Going It Alone

No Irish involvement as England confirm solo bid to host 2031 Rugby World Cup

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 12:01 PM 21,449 Views 25 Comments

The RFU initially considered a joint-bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

# rugby-world-cup - All time

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 14,733 Views 14 Comments

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

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 13,282 Views 1 Comment

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

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 4,542 Views 7 Comments

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

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 8,170 Views 31 Comments

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

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 2,479 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are still hoping to qualify for the tournament.

'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 7,431 Views 3 Comments

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

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 28,079 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 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 8,589 Views 8 Comments

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

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 23,570 Views 45 Comments

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

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,654 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

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 8,774 Views 1 Comment

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

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 28,545 Views 148 Comments

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

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:05 AM 21,588 Views 29 Comments

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

'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 11,967 Views 27 Comments

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

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 8,394 Views 10 Comments

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

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 18,162 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 22,155 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 9,015 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.

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 17,316 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
Live Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM

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

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 9,052 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 11,883 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
Live Oct 19th 2019, 7:15 AM

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

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,381 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 9,339 Views 3 Comments

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

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