# RWC2015

All time
# no pressure
Ex-Springboks coach says he's the man to bring World Cup glory back to England
Jake White won the Webb Ellis trophy with South Africa in 2007.
# the right path
Gangs, drugs & suicide: Former Springbok Ashwin Willemse on still being here
Somehow, despite his troubled teenage years, the South African broke free from the chains and lived out his dream.
# out in the open
'It's sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall'
Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.
# Heroes
These Irish fans lost their tickets to the France match but a couple saved the day
So sound.
# rwc 15
These Irish rugby fans had an epic time on the streets of Cardiff last night
“Olé Olé Olé.”
# huge blow
Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O'Connell and O'Mahony are forced off
Joe Schmidt is without some key leaders for the second-half.
# dropping like flies
More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup
Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by Australia last night & will face South Africa in a quarter-final next weekend.
# Les Bleus
Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday
Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.
# Highlights
Relive the superb action from Wales' magnificent comeback win over England right here
We’re still trying to catch our breaths after a magnificent clash.
# feelgood factor
Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV
Inevitably, everything went crazy when Karne Hesketh went over in the corner.
# Feeling Blue
Massive blow for France as Yoann Huget is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup
The winger suffered a cruciate ligament injury against Italy on Saturday.
# Video
'A rugby miracle' - Here are the highlights of Japan's historic triumph
There were emotional scenes as Karne Hesketh claimed a last-gasp try.
10 of the best pubs in Dublin to watch Ireland in the Rugby World Cup
# demented mole
Our writers explain why Jonah Lomu Rugby is still the best rugby video game
Because everyone needs to play video games in work.
# Red letter day
PSA's France finish World Cup warm-ups with win over spirited Scotland
But there was a blow for les Bleus with Wesley Fofana and Pascal Pape both limping off injured.
# strong words
Michael Cheika's half-time blast pushes struggling Wallabies to warm-up win over USA
Australia struggled in the opening period and only led 14-10 at the break.
Schmidt confirms 31-man Ireland squad with Cave and Furlong in
Andrew Trimble is the big name to miss out after a tough selection process.
# the final cut
Wales have revealed their World Cup squad and there's a couple of surprises
Only two hookers and five locks?
# standouts
Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales
Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.
# Released
'Some of the players who play with their province are likely to be in the 31'
Joe Schmidt says players who have returned to Ulster and Leinster are very much in the World Cup mix.
# gospel
Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week
The loosehead prop is back in full training.
# Jordi
Murphy has Schmidt's trust as he reads Ireland's game better than ever
The versatile 24-year-old has grown into an important squad member under the Kiwi.
# Les Bleus
Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on 'Le Crunch' part deux tomorrow
Ireland’s clash with France looks like being key to Pool D at the World Cup.
# Engine Room
Toner taking care of Ireland's basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock
The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.
# growth mindset
'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.
# Concussion
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.
# mindset
SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'
The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.
# game plan
Analysis: Schmidt keeps big ideas under wraps ahead of World Cup
Ireland showed some nice shape in attack against Scotland on Saturday.
# you're the boss
Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland's 31-man World Cup squad?
Joe Schmidt has watched his men beat Wales and Scotland in the past fortnight.
# Collision Course
Here's the Argentina squad Ireland could face in the World Cup quarters
Joe Schmidt’s men may well face the Pumas in the quarter-finals.
# Wise Head
'You feel like a bit of a kid when you've got Paul O'Connell next to you!'
Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.
# zeebs
'He gave the players around him a real confidence' - Schmidt on Zebo
The Ireland head coach was similarly pleased with Ian Madigan’s display at out-half.
# TV3
TV3 remind us of our World Cup heartbreak... and why we can't wait for another shot
‘Sometimes it doesn’t click and they’re the most soul-destroying days of the lot.’
Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup warm-up
The Scots were in Dublin for the second World Cup audition.
# Incentive
IRFU hedging their bets on potential World Cup win bonuses
‘The further you’re to travel in the tournament, the greater the proportion.’
Ireland look to Zebo's 'X-factor' at fullback as Cotter's Scots visit Dublin
Opportunity knocks for Ian Madigan at out-half, while Gordon D’Arcy is at 12.
# Captain O'Brien
'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.
# Bossing it
'Joe always says you've got to make the guy outside you look better'
Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.
# Joe's World
Schmidt avoids Ireland cuts but World Cup squad crunch time comes soon
‘Instead of whittling down, we’ll be counting upwards to 31,’ says the Kiwi head coach.
# versatile
Zebo at fullback and more talking points from Schmidt's Ireland XV
Jack Conan makes his debut, Madigan steers the ship and D’Arcy returns.