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#rwc 2019

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out as Scotland name squad for Japan

Forwards Josh Strauss, Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury have also been omitted.

Former Blackrock winger Artemyev to captain Russia at Rugby World Cup

Artemyev is one of eight survivors from the country’s debut World Cup appearance eight years ago.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 2 September, 2019

Join us for The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy

We’re heading back to the Liberty Hall Theatre in Dublin on Wednesday 4 September.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 31 August, 2019

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up Liveblog This post contains a poll

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

Join us for minute-by-minute coverage from the Principality Stadium.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 30 August, 2019

Win tickets to Ireland's pre-Rugby World Cup farewell game against Wales

Join us for a special preview of the tournament with some of the sport’s big personalities.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles

2015 witnessed Joe Schmidt’s men secure a second championship thanks to their record win in Murrayfield on the final day.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Felix Jones joins Rassie's Springboks backroom for Rugby World Cup

Jones, 32, handed short-term contract as defence consultant.

Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped

Ngani Laumape and Liam Squire also miss out on a place on the plane.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

South Africa looking to appoint Felix Jones to coaching team - reports

The former Ireland international is close to becoming the Springboks attack coach under Rassie Erasmus.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 23 August, 2019

One day in Paris: BOD's farewell, Schmidt's first Six Nations crown and brilliance from Sexton

In the first instalment of ‘Onward’ with Volkswagen, we relive a great occasion for Irish rugby from 2014.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan? The Byrne Legacy This post contains videos

Could Ross Byrne climb from 4th-choice out-half to Sexton's chief replacement before Japan?

With the Irish camp seriously concerned by Joey Carbery’s fitness, his former club team-mate may steal a march on his fellow Ireland backups.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies

New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup thanks to today’s 36-0 victory against Australia at Eden Park.

All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies Revenge This post contains videos

All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies

The overwhelming victory came just seven days after New Zealand’s record loss to the Australians.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 8 August, 2019

New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

New Zealand or South Africa in the quarters? Thanks to Rassie, there's no longer an easier option

Bernard Jackman explains how the former Munster boss has turned things around in his native land.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 1 August, 2019

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34

Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand

After demolishing Australia, Rassie Erasmus will unleash his strongest available team this weekend.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks

South Africa’s only win in eight Tests against the world champions came in New Zealand’s capital.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 1 July, 2019

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey Rwc 2019 This post contains videos

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is behind the defending champions’ kit, which was unveiled today.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch

The second row hopes to soon be back in full training ahead of what he expects to be his last World Cup.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together

The former Japan boss has made exceptions in his initial squad, but Dylan Hartley is not one of them.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Wallaby hooker Latu given four-game ban for drink-driving

The Waratahs suspended the 26-year-old for two games after the incident, so the fourth match of his punishment will be played this weekend.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 30 May, 2019

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

All Blacks skipper Read to leave New Zealand for Japan after World Cup

The 2013 World Rugby Player of the Year will call time on an 11-year All Blacks career.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 4 March, 2019

Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week

Wales will provide familiar opposition for Ireland as Joe Schmidt bids farewell to the Aviva Stadium.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 20 September, 2018

A year out from World Cup, Japan coach Joseph signals he will step away from Sunwolves

The Kiwi wants to focus on the national side to ensure they peak in September when they will meet Ireland in RWC Pool A.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Townsend and backroom team extend deals to coach Scotland until 2021

Ireland’s World Cup pool rivals will have their house in order.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Rugby Europe row rankles with Samoa as they face wait for World Cup qualifier

The Pacific nation is likely to join Ireland in RWC Pool A, but delaying their play-off with a European team could complicate matters for their best players.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 19 March, 2018

Rugby Europe officials to meet this week to review controversial RWC2019 qualifier

Romanian referee under fire after Belgium’s 18-10 win against Spain.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 22 December, 2017

So what do you want for Irish sport this Christmas?

Tommy Martin looks forward to what 2018 may have in store for our favourite athletes.

# rwc-2019 - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Ex-Connacht player AJ MacGinty helps USA to World Cup qualification

The Dublin native hit six conversions out of eight as his side defeated Canada.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Japan warm up for Ireland series with win over Romania 2019 PREVIEW This post contains videos

Japan warm up for Ireland series with win over Romania

The eastern European side are also likely to be part of Ireland’s pool at the next World Cup.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 26 May, 2017

Steve Hansen can't see himself as All Blacks coach after 2019

Joe Schmidt has been mentioned as a potential replacement in the past.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed

If Ireland are to reach their first ever World Cup semi-final, a bit of luck in tomorrow’s pool draw in Kyoto is vital.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Huge 12 months ahead for Schmidt's Ireland with RWC pool draw set for 2017

World Rugby confirmed the draw will take place in Japan next year.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 28 September, 2015

Japan green lit for fresh Rugby World Cup schedule

Yokohama will now host a second World Cup final after it was the scene of Brazil’s 2002 triumph.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Scrapped national stadium means Japan must issue fresh Rugby World Cup plan

World Rugby has demanded updated plans from Japan’s 2019 World Cup organising committee to allay concerns about the event’s viability.

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