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# rwc2019 - Today’s News

Ireland 'really happy' with Carbery's progress as Sexton sits out

The Munster out-half has been working closely with Richie Murphy in camp.

# rwc2019 - Yesterday’s News

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off

The tick-tock of Rugby World Cup countdown is getting louder, though New Zealand and South Africa are holding back on opening weekend.

Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland

Joe Schmidt and his coaches must whittle down an extended panel of 45 to just 31 for Japan.

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

Ireland continue to manage 'frustrated watcher' Sexton after thumb injury

A number of players, including the out-half, trained away from the main group in Limerick this morning.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 18 July, 2019

All Blacks hand Reece debut against Pumas after injury to SBW

The Crusaders winger is named in Steve Hansen’s side for this weekend’s Rugby Championship opener.

# rwc2019 - Saturday 13 July, 2019

'It's special. There's no other feeling like playing in a World Cup for your country'

After a frustrating injury-disrupted Six Nations, Robbie Henshaw is back fit and ready to play a big role for Ireland in Japan.

# rwc2019 - Friday 12 July, 2019

'You need to be a happy squad': Ireland aim for balance between work and fun

Conor Murray says the squad are enjoying pre-season, despite being pushed to their limits on the pitch.

Schmidt has no concerns over Sexton's fitness after thumb injury

The Ireland out-half is expected to be fit for the first World Cup warm-up against Italy next month.

IRFU and Canterbury unveil Ireland's jerseys for the Rugby World Cup and beyond

What do you think of the home and alternate kits?

Ulster's Addison links up with Ireland's World Cup training squad

The 26-year-old had originally been left out of Joe Schmidt’s panel because of injury.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

All Blacks coach Hansen rows back on domestic violence comments

Hansen insisted he was not ‘minimising poisonous’ effects of domestic violence.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Crusaders boss Robertson 'optimistic' about prospects for All Blacks job

Present assistant coach Ian Foster is thought to be his main rival for the biggest job in rugby.

# rwc2019 - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From Belfast to Vancouver: Nelson chases unexpected World Cup dream

The former Ulster back on how he ended up on Vancouver Island pushing for a place in the Canadian squad.

# rwc2019 - Friday 5 July, 2019

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup

The Wallabies flanker continues to battle his way back from injury.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Joe Marler out of retirement and included in England's World Cup training squad

Danny Cipriani is included but there is no room for Dylan Hartley or Mike Brown.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Sale grant Wallaby O'Connor early release to pursue World Cup ambitions

O’Connor is reportedly set to join Queensland Reds as be becomes available for international selection again.

# rwc2019 - Friday 28 June, 2019

Cipriani swapped into England squad in place of Marcus Smith

Eddie Jones’ side will train for another week without Owen Farrell.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'

Joey Carbery recalls his earliest World Cup memories as he prepares for Japan 2019.

# rwc2019 - 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.

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster 10s

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster

The Ireland out-half sees a correlation between his career and that of the new Munster senior coach.

# rwc2019 - Monday 24 June, 2019

Coetzee earns Springbok recall after excellent season for Ulster

The back row won the last of his 28 international caps four years ago.

# rwc2019 - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Ashton all but ends World Cup hopes as he withdraws from England training squad

The 32-year-old’s wife is pregnant, and he wishes to be by her side rather than go away to training camp.

Catt confirmed as part of Farrell's Ireland setup

The former World Cup winner will join Ireland after completing his World Cup duties with Conor O’Shea’s Italy.

# rwc2019 - Friday 21 June, 2019

Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff

The 40-year-old links up with his former head coach Michael Cheika.

# rwc2019 - 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.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Joe Schmidt's Ireland confirm 2019 World Cup warm-up schedule

Ireland will take on England, Wales and Italy next year.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Rugby Europe delays decision on Spain v Belgium RWC controversy - again

Officials were due to meet today to discuss Spain’s request for a replay.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility

Rugby Europe set to discuss controversial Belgium v Spain qualifier again on Thursday.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

Watch: Rugby World Cup pool draw live from Japan

Ireland will find out who they’ll be facing in the pool stages in 2019 this morning.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

2019 Rugby World Cup to be broadcast in Ireland by Eir Sport with 13 games free-to-air

The tournament is being held in Japan.