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# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

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 28,496 Views 148 Comments

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

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'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 11,927 Views 27 Comments

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

# rwc-2019 - Friday 18 October, 2019

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France
# Return To Play
# Return To Play

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France

Oct 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 3,841 Views 7 Comments

Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 11 October, 2019

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

Oct 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 15,112 Views 25 Comments

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

Jones has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots
# Eye Of The Storm
# Eye Of The Storm

Jones has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots

Oct 11th 2019, 8:27 AM 14,595 Views 11 Comments

“We had an idea it could happen and therefore you have to accumulate points in your games to put yourself in the right position,” the England boss says.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 4 October, 2019

A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

A pack of problems: Are Ireland's forwards failing to match the intensity of the backs?

Oct 4th 2019, 6:31 PM 19,275 Views 10 Comments

Today’s podcast suggests that the back are actually performing pretty well in Japan but are being let down by the pack.

Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup
# Depth
# Depth

Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup

Oct 4th 2019, 8:46 AM 5,290 Views 13 Comments

The Scots face Russia and Japan in the space of four days as they bid to reach the last eight.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland
# High-skilled
# High-skilled

Analysis: Japan's skillful 1-3-2-2 attack central to shock win over Ireland

Oct 2nd 2019, 4:54 PM 14,548 Views 5 Comments

The skill level and structure of the hosts’ attack has instilled a confidence in their players, writes analyst Eoin Toolan.

# rwc-2019 - Saturday 28 September, 2019

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running
# Boks
# Boks

South Africa rout Namibia 57-3 to get up and running

Sep 28th 2019, 1:00 PM 4,111 Views 1 Comment

The Boks lost on the opening weekend to New Zealand.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle
# Act Of Foul Play
# Act Of Foul Play

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle

Sep 25th 2019, 1:02 PM 9,199 Views 10 Comments

The 25-year-old will miss Australia’s remaining Pool D games after today’s World Rugby ruling.

# rwc-2019 - Monday 23 September, 2019

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'
# Onward
# Onward

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:52 PM 7,550 Views 1 Comment

Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.

# rwc-2019 - Friday 20 September, 2019

Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows
# Body Count
# Body Count

Late call-ups increasingly important as physical toll of Rugby World Cup grows

Sep 20th 2019, 2:00 PM 13,377 Views 8 Comments

From D’Arcy to Boss, Ireland have had no shortage of late arrivals into their World Cup squad.

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn
# Lock
# Lock

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

Sep 19th 2019, 5:47 PM 23,959 Views 30 Comments

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Familiarity breeds contempt for old rivals Ireland and Scotland
# Celtic Cousins
# Celtic Cousins

Familiarity breeds contempt for old rivals Ireland and Scotland

Sep 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,221 Views 15 Comments

‘They straight up just don’t get along’.

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:18 PM 6,820 Views 5 Comments

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

Former Blackrock winger Artemyev to captain Russia at Rugby World Cup
# Captain's Run
# Captain's Run

Former Blackrock winger Artemyev to captain Russia at Rugby World Cup

Sep 3rd 2019, 9:19 AM 10,293 Views 2 Comments

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
# Save The Date
# Save The Date

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

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:00 PM 21,763 Views 5 Comments

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
# Liveblog

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

Aug 31st 2019, 1:30 PM 100,492 Views 95 Comments

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
# Turning Japanese
# Turning Japanese

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

Aug 30th 2019, 3:45 PM 6,184 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Time For Heroes
# Time For Heroes

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

Aug 29th 2019, 5:05 PM 7,138 Views 3 Comments

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
# Onward
# Onward

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

Aug 29th 2019, 9:56 AM 5,614 Views 2 Comments

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
# Boks Clever
# Boks Clever

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

Aug 28th 2019, 8:49 AM 9,384 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2019, 8:19 AM 13,646 Views 13 Comments

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
# Big Sam
# Big Sam

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

Aug 27th 2019, 3:31 PM 3,845 Views 0 Comments

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
# Reunited
# Reunited

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

Aug 27th 2019, 1:04 PM 12,833 Views 39 Comments

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
# Onward
# Onward

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 2:54 PM 10,179 Views 8 Comments

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
# The Byrne Legacy

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 7:08 PM 19,203 Views 49 Comments

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
# Blacklash
# Blacklash

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

Aug 17th 2019, 3:37 PM 10,994 Views 3 Comments

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
# Revenge

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

Aug 17th 2019, 10:59 AM 20,404 Views 31 Comments

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
# The42 Rugby Weekly

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

Aug 8th 2019, 9:30 PM 27,777 Views 51 Comments

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

# rwc-2019 - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Sonny Bill Williams tweets forceful response to insist he's not under pressure
# Pressure's For Tyres
# Pressure's For Tyres

Sonny Bill Williams tweets forceful response to insist he's not under pressure

Aug 1st 2019, 8:39 AM 10,382 Views 7 Comments

He’s not rattled at all.

# rwc-2019 - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 31st 2019, 7:58 AM 7,142 Views 3 Comments

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
# Test Run
# Test Run

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

Jul 24th 2019, 9:14 AM 8,677 Views 6 Comments

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
# Dress Rehearsal
# Dress Rehearsal

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks

Jul 23rd 2019, 1:42 PM 5,867 Views 4 Comments

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
# Rwc 2019

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

Jul 1st 2019, 10:42 AM 11,792 Views 15 Comments

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
# Lock Stock
# Lock Stock

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

Jun 26th 2019, 6:00 PM 6,966 Views 13 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Jun 20th 2019, 1:18 PM 12,277 Views 15 Comments

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
# Time Served
# Time Served

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

Jun 19th 2019, 11:09 AM 3,941 Views 3 Comments

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

'Pinnacle moment' - Wallabies will wear indigenous jersey at least once at World Cup
# Move As One
# Move As One

'Pinnacle moment' - Wallabies will wear indigenous jersey at least once at World Cup

May 30th 2019, 1:00 PM 10,687 Views 16 Comments

And it’s a pretty nice kit…

# rwc-2019 - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

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

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

May 28th 2019, 2:00 AM 11,921 Views 10 Comments

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

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