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#RWC

# rwc - Monday 20 August, 2018

Schmidt says there's 'absolutely' still scope for a World Cup bolter to emerge

Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury was one of the new faces involved in Ireland camp last week.

# rwc - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Spain request for World Cup qualifier against Belgium to be replayed

A video package including 19 instances of alleged bias by the Romanian official has also been submitted to World Rugby.

# rwc - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Former All Blacks coach to take charge of USA team ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup

John Mitchell has been hired as the new head coach.

# rwc - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From Savea to Gilroy: These are our favourite tries of 2015

That was quite a year for world rugby.

# rwc - Monday 2 November, 2015

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey

The former Leinster boss says his team can close the gap on the All Blacks by playing them frequently.

# rwc - Friday 30 October, 2015

The winners and losers from a memorable Rugby World Cup RWC

The winners and losers from a memorable Rugby World Cup

There’s a lot to look back on ahead of this weekend’s decider.

# rwc - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Spread of outrage over Richie McCaw ignores the facts of the matter

The New Zealand captain has unfairly been the target of headlines since last night’s World Cup semi-final.

# rwc - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 15 reasons Irish fans were the real winners at the Rugby World Cup Feels Of Athenry

15 reasons Irish fans were the real winners at the Rugby World Cup

We may be out, but our fans were epic.

# rwc - Sunday 18 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 13 tweets that perfectly sum up how 'not able' Ireland is for today Let Us Pray

# rwc - Monday 12 October, 2015

# rwc - Saturday 19 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 of the best pubs in Dublin to watch Ireland in the Rugby World Cup RWC

# rwc - Thursday 17 September, 2015

This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup?

Ireland are the only Home Nations side to have never progressed beyond the World Cup quarter-finals.

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

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

# rwc - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

5 perfectly reasonable excuses to skive off work during the World Cup

Because that Tonga v Namibia match ain’t going to watch itself.

# rwc - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

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

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

# rwc - Monday 14 September, 2015

A definitive ranking of the best Rugby World Cups

Join us on a trip down memory lane.

# rwc - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

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

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

# rwc - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Disaster for Wales as Halfpenny and Webb suffer injuries in Italy win

Both players picked up what looked like serious injuries.

# rwc - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Iain Henderson steamrolled four Welsh defenders to draw Ireland level

The Ulster man isn’t doing his chances of a World Cup starting berth any harm at all.

# rwc - Thursday 20 August, 2015

'Have we hit our best? I don’t think we have' - Ireland's Sexton looks for more

The out-half wants his team to continue the attacking verve they showed in the Six Nations win over Scotland.

# rwc - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Teams who breach RWC concussion protocols 'unlikely' to be disqualified

But World Rugby have sanctions they’ll use on teams who rush players back, he says.

# rwc - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

World Rugby's residency rule is set to come under review - 'We just need to take stock'

World Rugby's residency rule is set to come under review - 'We just need to take stock'

A consultation is taking place with the unions.

# rwc - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Anthony Watson scores brilliant brace as England beat France in first warm-up RWC 2015 This post contains videos

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

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

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

The Scots were in Dublin for the second World Cup audition.

# rwc - Saturday 8 August, 2015

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

Could Ireland get their World Cup preparation off to a winning start? We had live updates of all of the action in Cardiff.

# rwc - Monday 30 March, 2015

Jonny Wilkinson quashes talk of England role RWC

Jonny Wilkinson quashes talk of England role

Jonny Wilkinson says he is “not involved in any way” with the England team following reports he is to take on a consultancy coaching role.

# rwc - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

South Africa are now an official rival for Ireland in 2023 World Cup bid

The SARU are hoping persistence pays off as they enter the bidding for the fourth straight tournament.

# rwc - Sunday 1 March, 2015

'I felt like a complete fraud' - Being a World Cup hero was tough for Jonny Wilkinson

The former out-half spoke to us about injuries, THAT drop goal and whether he should have left Newcastle sooner.

# rwc - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Ex-Cork player part of USA coaching team for Women's RWC game against Ireland

USA play Ireland tomorrow in Paris and a Cork man is involved with their coaching setup.

# rwc - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023

Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup

Some estimates claim that Ireland could benefit economically to the tune of €800 million if it hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

# rwc - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Motion carried: GAA Congress approves use of grounds for Rugby World Cup bid RWC This post contains videos

Motion carried: GAA Congress approves use of grounds for Rugby World Cup bid

Motion three at the second day of Congress was passed with 93% of votes in favour.

# rwc - Friday 9 November, 2012

Fiji's Josh Matavesi: Racing Metro paid me to skip World Cup

Munster coach Simon Mannix also revealed that “a cheque” was handed over to Fijians who turned down international call-ups.

# rwc - Thursday 14 June, 2012

The Snapper: When Danny Boy was the Irish national anthem at the Rugby World Cup

Photographer Billy Stickland has followed the brightest and best in the world of sport for the past four decades and has some great stories to tell.

# rwc - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

3 ways Ireland can be more competitive against New Zealand on Saturday

What else would you want to after a comprehensive defeat to the world champions, than play them again on their own turf seven days later?

# rwc - Monday 31 October, 2011

Harinordoquy: 'I felt [Lièvremont] was lost'

The back row dynamo has come out swinging against France’s maverick coach in his first major interview since the Rugby World Cup.

# rwc - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Shane Jennings' World Cup diary: week three

“The lads are really focused and everyone realises of course that’s it’s, put simply, do or die,” writes the Leinster man from Dunedin.

# rwc - Sunday 25 September, 2011

The Happy Camper: head west, young man

“It feels so long ago since the dizzy highs we experienced in Auckland, but you can always rely on the Irish to make you feel part of a group, at kick off 20 people have drifted in.”

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning: More clemency letters from Norris revealed, bikers to take to the roads in protest over new regulations… and we know who owns Twitter, but who owns ‘tweet’?

# rwc - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Shane Jennings' World Cup diary: week one

“It’s an unbelievable disappointment. I would love to play – but these things happen and you just have to get on with it. That’s the reality.”

The Happy Camper: we're on the road again...

Our heroes have reached Auckland and taken delivery of their home-on-wheels. But there’s already been an unfortunate accident on a roundabout.

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