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#RWC 2015

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 17 September, 2015

This out-half has a mystery kicking coach who he emails video clips to
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

This out-half has a mystery kicking coach who he emails video clips to

Sep 17th 2015, 8:21 AM 6,495 Views 1 Comment

Ireland will face this Italian in England in a few weeks.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

These are the Rugby World Cup emojis you'll be able to use on Twitter from tonight

These are the Rugby World Cup emojis you'll be able to use on Twitter from tonight

Sep 16th 2015, 7:15 PM 7,796 Views 3 Comments

Now the tournament is really here!

'During the World Cup, things get fuzzy, the lines of logic get blurred'
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

'During the World Cup, things get fuzzy, the lines of logic get blurred'

Sep 16th 2015, 7:45 AM 16,320 Views 14 Comments

Simon Hick reflects on how past tournaments were won and lost.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Peter O'Mahony: 'I'm just massively excited to get on the plane, get over there and get stuck in'
# Go Time
# Go Time

Peter O'Mahony: 'I'm just massively excited to get on the plane, get over there and get stuck in'

Sep 15th 2015, 8:12 PM 5,664 Views 15 Comments

The Irish are hoping to return with some extra baggage this time: the Webb Ellis.

The shock results that shook the Rugby World Cup
# Stunners
# Stunners

The shock results that shook the Rugby World Cup

Sep 15th 2015, 10:00 AM 8,709 Views 17 Comments

We could do with a couple of these over the coming weeks.

# rwc-2015 - Monday 14 September, 2015

5 times Ireland were given a World Cup scare by minnows
# RWC 2015
# RWC 2015

5 times Ireland were given a World Cup scare by minnows

Sep 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 6,588 Views 5 Comments

Come at us, Canada.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 11 September, 2015

Can Meyer match the best? Question​s for South Africa heading into the World Cup?
# Boksing Clever
# Boksing Clever

Can Meyer match the best? Question​s for South Africa heading into the World Cup?

Sep 11th 2015, 8:07 PM 5,298 Views 7 Comments

Could the Springboks be the tournament bolters?

The 10 greatest games the World Cup has seen
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

The 10 greatest games the World Cup has seen

Sep 11th 2015, 12:10 AM 11,232 Views 11 Comments

Hopefulyl we’ll see a few modern classics over the coming weeks.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game
# Demented Mole
# Demented Mole

Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game

Sep 10th 2015, 12:58 PM 12,955 Views 25 Comments

Because everyone needs to play video games in work.

Black and gold? 5 questions for New Zealand heading into the World Cup
# Business Time
# Business Time

Black and gold? 5 questions for New Zealand heading into the World Cup

Sep 10th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,069 Views 11 Comments

Will the game’s best side win a World Cup on foreign soil?

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

'It's an exciting time for Irish rugby' - Our new signing Peter Stringer looks forward to the RWC
# Strings Attached
# Strings Attached

'It's an exciting time for Irish rugby' - Our new signing Peter Stringer looks forward to the RWC

Sep 9th 2015, 6:05 PM 19,680 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland and Munster legend is our columnist for the tournament.

Gary Halpin's one finger salute and Bordeaux bedlam - Ireland's opening RWC games
# Opening Night
# Opening Night

Gary Halpin's one finger salute and Bordeaux bedlam - Ireland's opening RWC games

Sep 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,746 Views 2 Comments

We’ve usually started with a win.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Johnny and Joe - the partnership that could propel Ireland into uncharted territory
# Two Heads
# Two Heads

Johnny and Joe - the partnership that could propel Ireland into uncharted territory

Sep 8th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,947 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt found a kindred spirit in the No 10 when he first pushed open the Leinster dressingroom door.

# rwc-2015 - Monday 7 September, 2015

Why did Gatland play Leigh Halfpenny against Italy, asks Shane Williams
# RWC 2015
# RWC 2015

Why did Gatland play Leigh Halfpenny against Italy, asks Shane Williams

Sep 7th 2015, 2:23 PM 9,176 Views 11 Comments

The goal-kicker picked up an injury over the weekend.

Having a flutter? Here's 10 interesting bets for the Rugby World Cup
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

Having a flutter? Here's 10 interesting bets for the Rugby World Cup

Sep 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,144 Views 9 Comments

All aboard the ship we like to call ‘Nehe Milner-Skudder For Top Tryscorer’.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 5 September, 2015

'You’ve got to hold SOB back from doing damage to his own team-mates'
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

'You’ve got to hold SOB back from doing damage to his own team-mates'

Sep 5th 2015, 8:30 AM 9,118 Views 8 Comments

It’s all about the breakdown today at Twickers.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 28 August, 2015

'Massive honour' for Old Wesley as one of their players makes Namibia's World Cup squad
# RWC 2015
# RWC 2015

'Massive honour' for Old Wesley as one of their players makes Namibia's World Cup squad

Aug 28th 2015, 12:03 PM 8,126 Views 1 Comment

JC Greyling could face the All Blacks at the Olympic Stadium.

There'll be an NFL agent scouting talent at the Rugby World Cup
# Britain's Got Talent
# Britain's Got Talent

There'll be an NFL agent scouting talent at the Rugby World Cup

Aug 28th 2015, 12:30 AM 7,104 Views 6 Comments

Jack Bechta is on the lookout for the next Jarryd Hayne.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Three Irish forwards make Bakkies Botha's World Cup dream team
# Seal Of Approval
# Seal Of Approval

Three Irish forwards make Bakkies Botha's World Cup dream team

Aug 27th 2015, 6:40 PM 21,234 Views 30 Comments

No other northern hemisphere players feature, however.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled
# Surprise Visit
# Surprise Visit

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled

Aug 26th 2015, 7:01 PM 20,317 Views 7 Comments

John Smit better than Jonah Lomu? Controversial!

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Anthony Watson scores brilliant brace as England beat France in first warm-up
# RWC 2015
# RWC 2015

Anthony Watson scores brilliant brace as England beat France in first warm-up

Aug 15th 2015, 10:17 PM 8,494 Views 8 Comments

It was a good start for Stuart Lancaster’s men.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Gatland: 'We gifted Ireland a lot of soft points. They didn’t play a huge amount of rugby'
# Bad Day At The Office
# Bad Day At The Office

Gatland: 'We gifted Ireland a lot of soft points. They didn’t play a huge amount of rugby'

Aug 8th 2015, 9:01 PM 19,326 Views 42 Comments

Ireland were too hot for an experimental Welsh side to handle.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up
Live Aug 8th 2015, 1:30 PM

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

5 spoofy phrases that make the Ireland jersey sound like a high-tech spacecraft
# Green Line
# Green Line

5 spoofy phrases that make the Ireland jersey sound like a high-tech spacecraft

Jul 14th 2015, 2:07 PM 10,428 Views 13 Comments

It’s a jersey, lads. A jersey.

This is the new Ireland jersey for the Rugby World Cup
# Well Dressed
# Well Dressed

This is the new Ireland jersey for the Rugby World Cup

Jul 14th 2015, 12:51 PM 39,116 Views 43 Comments

First impressions? We like it.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay
# Tbilisi Cup
# Tbilisi Cup

Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay

Jun 17th 2015, 4:21 PM 6,774 Views 5 Comments

Captain Rhys Ruddock lasted only 20 minutes before being replaced due to injury.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Wales have lost one of their key players for the Rugby World Cup
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Wales have lost one of their key players for the Rugby World Cup

May 27th 2015, 9:53 AM 10,629 Views 12 Comments

It’s a massive blow to Warren Gatland.

Here's the alleged headbutt that could see Dylan Hartley miss the Rugby World Cup
# Butt Out
# Butt Out

Here's the alleged headbutt that could see Dylan Hartley miss the Rugby World Cup

May 27th 2015, 9:42 AM 12,235 Views 15 Comments

He just can’t stay out of trouble.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Bad news if your name is Maxime as France select World Cup training squad
# Omissions
# Omissions

Bad news if your name is Maxime as France select World Cup training squad

May 19th 2015, 11:49 AM 8,130 Views 7 Comments

Michalak and Trinh-Duc are in ahead of Camille Lopez.

# rwc-2015 - Friday 1 May, 2015

Gordon D'Arcy: No guff, no nonsense man with plenty of solidity still to offer Ireland
# 81 Not Out
# 81 Not Out

Gordon D'Arcy: No guff, no nonsense man with plenty of solidity still to offer Ireland

May 1st 2015, 2:39 PM 6,890 Views 13 Comments

When he broke on the scene he provided Ireland with a touch of magic, but he became even more important than that.

# rwc-2015 - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Conor O'Shea: 'I want to see Mike Brown right when he's in his 50s'
# Concussion
# Concussion

Conor O'Shea: 'I want to see Mike Brown right when he's in his 50s'

Apr 22nd 2015, 6:54 PM 9,867 Views 13 Comments

The fullback suffered his initial concussion on 14 February and is unlikely to feature for his club again this season.

# rwc-2015 - Monday 20 April, 2015

Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of 'the fine margins'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Sexton alone not enough to restore Leinster to right side of 'the fine margins'

Apr 20th 2015, 12:42 PM 7,445 Views 8 Comments

The eastern province are becoming accustomed to dogfights, but have the pedigree to be so much better.

More World Cup woe for Cruden as knee injury set to end All Black's season
# Crude Blow
# Crude Blow

More World Cup woe for Cruden as knee injury set to end All Black's season

Apr 20th 2015, 10:16 AM 6,230 Views 1 Comment

The Chiefs playmaker ruptured knee ligaments in the win over Crusaders on Friday.

# rwc-2015 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

One of Irish rugby's best attacking prospects is out of the upcoming World Cup
# Unfortunate
# Unfortunate

One of Irish rugby's best attacking prospects is out of the upcoming World Cup

Mar 31st 2015, 5:24 PM 17,116 Views 17 Comments

Stuart Olding is facing nine months out after injuring his knee.

# rwc-2015 - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Ireland's biggest World Cup pool rival could be without a key back for the tournament
# Big Blow
# Big Blow

Ireland's biggest World Cup pool rival could be without a key back for the tournament

Mar 29th 2015, 3:33 PM 8,487 Views 4 Comments

France’s Gael Fickou has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

One of England's biggest World Cup weapons won't play rugby again this season
# Crocked
# Crocked

One of England's biggest World Cup weapons won't play rugby again this season

Mar 29th 2015, 10:21 AM 11,102 Views 6 Comments

Manu Tuilagi is expected to be fit for the autumn tournament but will be short of match practice.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Are Ireland more likely to win the Rugby World Cup in 2015 or host it in 2023?
# Gamble
# Gamble

Are Ireland more likely to win the Rugby World Cup in 2015 or host it in 2023?

Dec 4th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,960 Views 18 Comments

We know where our money is going.

# rwc-2015 - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Morgan at the double as England beat Australia in World Cup dress rehearsal

Morgan at the double as England beat Australia in World Cup dress rehearsal

Nov 29th 2014, 4:46 PM 7,248 Views 4 Comments

The Wallabies have endured their worst European tour since 2005.

# rwc-2015 - Thursday 23 October, 2014

650,000 want England v Australia tickets as World Cup organisers report record demand
# Ticket Rush
# Ticket Rush

650,000 want England v Australia tickets as World Cup organisers report record demand

Oct 23rd 2014, 10:39 AM 2,540 Views 1 Comment

Anxious fans will find out on Saturday if they were lucky.

# rwc-2015 - Monday 29 September, 2014

Anyone for the last of the Rugby World Cup tickets?
# Tickets There
# Tickets There

Anyone for the last of the Rugby World Cup tickets?

Sep 29th 2014, 2:28 PM 4,399 Views 3 Comments

The deadline for the ballot is 6pm this evening.