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#RWC 2015

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 8 October, 2015

The Irish rugby squad had some serious dinner guests at their hotel last night
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

The Irish rugby squad had some serious dinner guests at their hotel last night

Oct 8th 2015, 8:39 AM 17,789 Views 18 Comments

Put your medals on the table.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Paddy Jackson mocks a sleeping Iain Henderson in this hilarious video
# WIT
# WIT

Paddy Jackson mocks a sleeping Iain Henderson in this hilarious video

Oct 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 9,629 Views 33 Comments

‘The out half does a mean David Attenborough impression.’

Gorgodze guides jittery Georgia past Namibia
# Report
# Report

Gorgodze guides jittery Georgia past Namibia

Oct 7th 2015, 11:08 PM 4,153 Views 1 Comment

The underdogs lost inspirational skipper Jacques Burger to concussion in the 10th minute.

'We're all in no doubt about what it means to everyone back home'
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

'We're all in no doubt about what it means to everyone back home'

Oct 7th 2015, 9:36 PM 5,240 Views 5 Comments

Eoin Reddan realises the significance of Sunday’s game with France.

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Sergio Parisse: 'Ireland kicked a lot and didn’t take any risks and that’s what they’re good at'
# IreIta
# IreIta

Sergio Parisse: 'Ireland kicked a lot and didn’t take any risks and that’s what they’re good at'

Oct 4th 2015, 10:10 PM 12,569 Views 19 Comments

“The world was expecting a big defeat,” said the Azzurri talisman.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Has the World Cup shown that the Six Nations should be expanded? The Georgia coach thinks so
# Seven Nation Army
# Seven Nation Army

Has the World Cup shown that the Six Nations should be expanded? The Georgia coach thinks so

Oct 3rd 2015, 1:35 PM 7,166 Views 22 Comments

Milton Haig wants wants Georgia to join a ‘Seven Nations’ .

It's 'sudden death' for Australia too, says Michael Cheika
# Man At Work
# Man At Work

It's 'sudden death' for Australia too, says Michael Cheika

Oct 3rd 2015, 11:39 AM 5,611 Views 16 Comments

Defeat for England will see them become the first World Cup hosts to fail to reach the knockout phase of the tournament.

'OK, our execution wasn't great' - Steve Hansen defends All Blacks after unconvincing win
# RWC 2015
# RWC 2015

'OK, our execution wasn't great' - Steve Hansen defends All Blacks after unconvincing win

Oct 3rd 2015, 10:02 AM 3,363 Views 3 Comments

Georgia put it up to the world champions last night.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown
# Aussie Aussie Aussie
# Aussie Aussie Aussie

Wallabies make 14 changes for England showdown

Oct 1st 2015, 8:56 AM 9,986 Views 27 Comments

Michael Cheika has returned to the Wallabies who opened their Rugby World Cup as his side prepare to face England.

Keith Wood says Ireland job was the turning point for 'stubborn' Warren Gatland
# Warren G
# Warren G

Keith Wood says Ireland job was the turning point for 'stubborn' Warren Gatland

Oct 1st 2015, 12:03 AM 8,351 Views 1 Comment

“He changed immediately afterwards,” said Wood of Gatland’s post-Ireland career.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

That's just showing off! Cian Healy deadlifted 220kg+ for the cameras in training today
# The Lads Are Lifting
# The Lads Are Lifting

That's just showing off! Cian Healy deadlifted 220kg+ for the cameras in training today

Sep 29th 2015, 3:24 PM 48,672 Views 52 Comments

The Irish squad were at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford today.

Warren Gatland is taking no chances with this Wales team to face Fiji
# Pool Of Death
# Pool Of Death

Warren Gatland is taking no chances with this Wales team to face Fiji

Sep 29th 2015, 11:58 AM 9,869 Views 9 Comments

Wales forced to make 3 changes – but it’s still a very strong team for Thursday’s clash.

It was a fairly explosive day at England's press conference yesterday
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

It was a fairly explosive day at England's press conference yesterday

Sep 29th 2015, 10:27 AM 17,315 Views 28 Comments

Andy Farrell and a host of English players met the media as the fallout from Wales defeat continues.

# rwc-2015 - Monday 28 September, 2015

Do the maths... Robshaw and England miscalculated badly in not taking 3 points
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

Do the maths... Robshaw and England miscalculated badly in not taking 3 points

Sep 28th 2015, 3:13 PM 14,414 Views 27 Comments

Eoghan Hickey has had the calculator out and the results aren’t pretty for the hosts.

'I think I bounced back well' - Bowe puts England disappointment behind him
# Hot Spot
# Hot Spot

'I think I bounced back well' - Bowe puts England disappointment behind him

Sep 28th 2015, 12:54 PM 6,738 Views 7 Comments

The 31-year-old scored twice in Ireland’s big win over Romania at Wembley.

Romania coach Lynn Howells knows who he is tipping in Ireland v France
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

Romania coach Lynn Howells knows who he is tipping in Ireland v France

Sep 28th 2015, 12:05 AM 15,299 Views 7 Comments

Ireland better equipped to go deep in the tournament, says the Welshman.

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Is this disallowed Simon Zebo effort the greatest try that Ireland never scored?
# Liquid Rugby
# Liquid Rugby

Is this disallowed Simon Zebo effort the greatest try that Ireland never scored?

Sep 27th 2015, 8:09 PM 18,009 Views 17 Comments

Could they not have let this one stand?

Jamie Heaslip thanks the record-breaking crowd that turned Wembley green
# Green Giants
# Green Giants

Jamie Heaslip thanks the record-breaking crowd that turned Wembley green

Sep 27th 2015, 7:33 PM 8,164 Views 32 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side ran in six tries against Romania to return to the top of Pool D.

These Irish rugby fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the match at Wembley
# Rugby Bantz
# Rugby Bantz

These Irish rugby fans pulled off a prank on the big screen before the match at Wembley

Sep 27th 2015, 4:58 PM 17,542 Views 2 Comments

Would Michael Collins and Padraig Pearse please make their way to lost and found?

Relive the superb action from Wales' magnificent comeback win over England right here
# Highlights
# Highlights

Relive the superb action from Wales' magnificent comeback win over England right here

Sep 27th 2015, 10:36 AM 5,551 Views 2 Comments

We’re still trying to catch our breaths after a magnificent clash.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 26 September, 2015

The other ex-Leinster boss at the RWC is confident about the big calls he's made before Uruguay clash
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

The other ex-Leinster boss at the RWC is confident about the big calls he's made before Uruguay clash

Sep 26th 2015, 12:28 PM 4,693 Views 0 Comments

Australia coach Michael Cheika expects his side to maintain their winning Rugby World Cup start against Uruguay despite a raft of changes.

Paul O'Connell's mam wins tickets to see her son play in World Cup game
# Just The Ticket
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# Just The Ticket

Paul O'Connell's mam wins tickets to see her son play in World Cup game

Sep 26th 2015, 12:17 PM 32,811 Views 38 Comments

You couldn’t make it up.

Schmidt backs Toner to perform as Henshaw gets keen to start
# Joe Knows Best
# Joe Knows Best

Schmidt backs Toner to perform as Henshaw gets keen to start

Sep 26th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,809 Views 5 Comments

The 22-year-old Connacht centre has been held back this weekend.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 25 September, 2015

There are more Scots than All Blacks in our RWC Team of the Midweek
# Standouts
# Standouts

There are more Scots than All Blacks in our RWC Team of the Midweek

Sep 25th 2015, 8:45 PM 8,113 Views 2 Comments

Plenty of Vern Cotter’s men impressed in their win over Japan.

Samoan secrets: Power, humility, and the spark to trouble the best defences
# Expert View
# Expert View

Samoan secrets: Power, humility, and the spark to trouble the best defences

Sep 25th 2015, 6:06 PM 3,365 Views 2 Comments

Former Leinster and Munster back Eoghan Hickey takes a closer look at the Pacific Islanders.

Gatland -  Master of the wind-up has yet to deliver against southern hemisphere
# Gatty
# Gatty

Gatland - Master of the wind-up has yet to deliver against southern hemisphere

Sep 25th 2015, 8:39 AM 6,639 Views 13 Comments

Can Gatty get Wales out of the toughest pool at the tournament?

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

'Are you willing to do everything, knowing you may not play a minute of the World Cup?'
# Column
# Column

'Are you willing to do everything, knowing you may not play a minute of the World Cup?'

Sep 23rd 2015, 4:30 PM 9,562 Views 1 Comment

Ireland legend Lynne Cantwell says Joe Schmidt will have his side completely focused on ‘the controllables’.

'Low-key start, on and off the field': Our man reports from the All Blacks' sleepy London base
# Up Close And Personal
# Up Close And Personal

'Low-key start, on and off the field': Our man reports from the All Blacks' sleepy London base

Sep 23rd 2015, 10:13 AM 5,508 Views 0 Comments

Away from their legion of adoring fans, the All Blacks can focus on the job at hand.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

What are Ireland's players doing on their day off? Paulie has a laugh at the backs' expense
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

What are Ireland's players doing on their day off? Paulie has a laugh at the backs' expense

Sep 22nd 2015, 9:22 AM 12,591 Views 9 Comments

He was joking (we think).

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 20 September, 2015

'We want the game to keep going' - Ireland's Schmidt on TMO use at RWC
# Pros And Cons
# Pros And Cons

'We want the game to keep going' - Ireland's Schmidt on TMO use at RWC

Sep 20th 2015, 1:21 PM 8,106 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s head coach has mixed feelings about the greater influence that video officals are having at the World Cup.

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV
# Feelgood Factor
# Feelgood Factor

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV

Sep 20th 2015, 12:24 PM 11,683 Views 10 Comments

Inevitably, everything went crazy when Karne Hesketh went over in the corner.

Massive blow for France as Yoann Huget is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup
# Feeling Blue
# Feeling Blue

Massive blow for France as Yoann Huget is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup

Sep 20th 2015, 10:56 AM 10,775 Views 18 Comments

The winger suffered a cruciate ligament injury against Italy on Saturday.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Sexton shines, Ireland unleash and more talking points from Cardiff
# Slick Start
# Slick Start

Sexton shines, Ireland unleash and more talking points from Cardiff

Sep 19th 2015, 4:25 PM 26,908 Views 54 Comments

Joe Schmidt will pick out flaws, but this was a promising opening performance from Ireland.

Peter Stringer: Paulie's leadership, Henderson's shot and Earlsie's brilliance
# Column
# Column

Peter Stringer: Paulie's leadership, Henderson's shot and Earlsie's brilliance

Sep 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 22,992 Views 18 Comments

Our World Cup columnist is excited that the tournament is finally here.

There were two great moments before the rugby even started last night
# Game On
# Game On

There were two great moments before the rugby even started last night

Sep 19th 2015, 9:29 AM 10,326 Views 24 Comments

We’re a little bit in love with Fiji this morning.

England's final try hero didn't know that bonus points counted in the World Cup
# Accidental Hero
# Accidental Hero

England's final try hero didn't know that bonus points counted in the World Cup

Sep 19th 2015, 8:52 AM 7,815 Views 23 Comments

Billy Vunipola scored on the final play of the game.

Miss last night's Rugby World Cup opener? Watch all of the tries here
# Catch Up
# Catch Up

Miss last night's Rugby World Cup opener? Watch all of the tries here

Sep 19th 2015, 8:12 AM 3,912 Views 6 Comments

England took maximum points in a 35-11 win.

'We did hold stuff back' - Sexton ready to launch Ireland's true World Cup attack
# Interview
# Interview

'We did hold stuff back' - Sexton ready to launch Ireland's true World Cup attack

Sep 19th 2015, 7:50 AM 22,679 Views 22 Comments

The Ireland out-half sat down with The42 to talk playing flat, analysis, Super Rugby and power plays.

'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security
# D
# D

'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security

Sep 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,164 Views 1 Comment

Les Kiss says he and Joe Schmidt have given the players ‘solid and stern’ feedback.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 18 September, 2015

Schmidt's Ireland have 'solutions up their sleeve' to hit World Cup stride
# Confidence
# Confidence

Schmidt's Ireland have 'solutions up their sleeve' to hit World Cup stride

Sep 18th 2015, 7:00 AM 11,795 Views 26 Comments

The Kiwi head coach is eager for the show to start for real.