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#RWC2019

# rwc2019 - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base
# Move On
# Move On

'Energy is really the right word' as Ireland seek fresh start from new base

Jan 30th 2020, 5:19 PM 7,396 Views 3 Comments

Ireland get their first chance to right a few World Cup wrongs this weekend.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby
# Reprimanded
# Reprimanded

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby

Nov 14th 2019, 10:01 AM 11,586 Views 15 Comments

The union’s CEO, Mark Dodson, threatened legal action during the World Cup.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Scotland fined €80k over 'inappropriate and ill-judged' comments during Typhoon Hagibis
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Scotland fined €80k over 'inappropriate and ill-judged' comments during Typhoon Hagibis

Nov 7th 2019, 1:33 PM 8,413 Views 16 Comments

The SRU chief executive questioned the integrity of tournament organisers and claimed unfair treatment before Scotland lost to the hosts.

'It'll be raw for four years': Sexton looks back on World Cup woe and forward to whatever's next
# Hurt
# Hurt

'It'll be raw for four years': Sexton looks back on World Cup woe and forward to whatever's next

Nov 7th 2019, 8:00 AM 24,541 Views 86 Comments

The Ireland number 10 is hungry for competition again after parting ways with Joe Schmidt.

# rwc2019 - Monday 4 November, 2019

'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'
# Rise
# Rise

'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'

Nov 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 38,443 Views 53 Comments

Makazole Mapimpi, who used to walk 10km to school, has had a stunning rise with the Springboks.

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Nov 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 49,612 Views 42 Comments

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup
# Arigatou
# Arigatou

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup

Nov 4th 2019, 2:00 AM 6,416 Views 22 Comments

The Brave Blossoms’ stunning exploits were a real highlight over the past seven weeks.

# rwc2019 - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year
# Top Honour
# Top Honour

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year

Nov 3rd 2019, 2:17 PM 15,055 Views 22 Comments

Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks
# Tourists
# Tourists

2021 Lions tour already looming into view for the Springboks

Nov 3rd 2019, 12:16 PM 10,284 Views 18 Comments

Rassie Erasmus wants the Boks to become a consistent force between now and then.

Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020
# Revenge
# Revenge

Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:57 AM 15,336 Views 17 Comments

The Brave Blossoms shocked Ireland at their home World Cup.

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory
# Resurgence
# Resurgence

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

Nov 3rd 2019, 5:12 AM 14,106 Views 9 Comments

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

# rwc2019 - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'
# Beaten
# Beaten

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:45 PM 15,018 Views 9 Comments

The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.

'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

'The Beast' leads Springboks' total destruction of England's scrum

Nov 2nd 2019, 5:37 PM 11,173 Views 6 Comments

The Springboks pack was ruthless in going after the English set-piece in the World Cup final.

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus
# Hope
# Hope

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus

Nov 2nd 2019, 4:28 PM 12,436 Views 9 Comments

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.

Six Springboks force their way into The42's Team of the Rugby World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Six Springboks force their way into The42's Team of the Rugby World Cup

Nov 2nd 2019, 3:48 PM 12,743 Views 19 Comments

There’s still room for smaller, highly-skilled players in our tournament XV.

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown
# Dominant
# Dominant

Rassie's sensational Springboks stun England to claim World Cup crown

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:30 PM 55,503 Views 168 Comments

Superb tries from wings Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe capped a complete display.

'You can't fire a cannon out of a canoe' -- Eddie O'Sullivan
# EDDIE-ISM
# EDDIE-ISM

'You can't fire a cannon out of a canoe' -- Eddie O'Sullivan

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:48 AM 34,172 Views 75 Comments

No scrum no win.

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'
# Leader
# Leader

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:32 AM 13,449 Views 25 Comments

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi delivered a memorable speech after the Springboks beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.

WATCH: The two wonderful tries which saw South Africa claim World Cup glory
# Try Time
# Try Time

WATCH: The two wonderful tries which saw South Africa claim World Cup glory

Nov 2nd 2019, 10:58 AM 11,046 Views 24 Comments

South Africa are World Cup champions for the third time.

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 64,068 Views 53 Comments

England are one game away from their second World Cup, South Africa are pushing for a third. Join us to see who gets their hands on the Webb Ellis.

# rwc2019 - Friday 1 November, 2019

Eight days after his unveiling at Stormers, Jones was England's new head coach
# In Demand
# In Demand

Eight days after his unveiling at Stormers, Jones was England's new head coach

Nov 1st 2019, 6:08 PM 13,756 Views 20 Comments

Eddie Jones may not have been top of the RFU’s list to succeed Stuart Lancaster in 2015, but the efforts made to secure his services have paid off.

'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'
# Farewell
# Farewell

'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'

Nov 1st 2019, 4:00 PM 19,351 Views 8 Comments

Some big names in the All Blacks set-up bid farewell in Tokyo this evening.

Gatland hopes incoming Pivac can keep Wales out of the 'doldrums'
# Bowing Out
# Bowing Out

Gatland hopes incoming Pivac can keep Wales out of the 'doldrums'

Nov 1st 2019, 2:38 PM 8,217 Views 10 Comments

The outgoing head coach hopes to see the Welsh winning Six Nations titles in years to come.

World Cup winner Wilkinson helps Farrell with last-minute drop-goal prep
# Drop Goal King
# Drop Goal King

World Cup winner Wilkinson helps Farrell with last-minute drop-goal prep

Nov 1st 2019, 1:28 PM 9,524 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side had an interesting visitor to training in Tokyo.

Ben Smith sparkles as New Zealand seal third-place spot
# Class Is Permanent
# Class Is Permanent

Ben Smith sparkles as New Zealand seal third-place spot

Nov 1st 2019, 11:01 AM 30,720 Views 17 Comments

The veteran was left out of the semi-final line-up, but sparkled in a six-try win for the deposed champions.

All Blacks magic still there as they strike early against Wales
# Bronze Final
# Bronze Final

All Blacks magic still there as they strike early against Wales

Nov 1st 2019, 9:21 AM 12,842 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand were pummeled by England last weekend, but they’re back up and running.

Why can't teams back up beating New Zealand at the World Cup?
# Switching Off
# Switching Off

Why can't teams back up beating New Zealand at the World Cup?

Nov 1st 2019, 7:30 AM 9,923 Views 11 Comments

The last three teams to beat New Zealand in the knock-out stages of the Rugby World Cup have lost their next game.

21-year-old Tom Curry among nominees for World Rugby Player of the Year
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

21-year-old Tom Curry among nominees for World Rugby Player of the Year

Nov 1st 2019, 4:38 AM 8,687 Views 21 Comments

Ardie Savea, Alun Wyn Jones, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Cheslin Kolbe, and Joe Taufete’e are also up for the award.

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear
# Likeable
# Likeable

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear

Nov 1st 2019, 1:50 AM 2,929 Views 0 Comments

The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'He will be much in demand, particularly if he's a World Cup winner'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'He will be much in demand, particularly if he's a World Cup winner'

Oct 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 28,403 Views 5 Comments

Felix Jones has put himself in the best position to soak up a wealth of coaching knowledge.

Springboks have 'a few plans up our sleeves,' says ex-Munster coach Nienaber
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Springboks have 'a few plans up our sleeves,' says ex-Munster coach Nienaber

Oct 31st 2019, 4:13 PM 5,654 Views 13 Comments

The ‘Boks defence coach has built up degree of familiarity with the English threat between Tests and clashes with Saracens.

Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final
# Shifting Roles
# Shifting Roles

Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final

Oct 31st 2019, 3:00 PM 35,485 Views 40 Comments

The former Munster boss will concentrate on his director of rugby role.

'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand
# Last Hurrah
# Last Hurrah

'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand

Oct 31st 2019, 11:30 AM 7,695 Views 7 Comments

Tomorrow’s World Cup bronze final will see several people bidding farewell.

Japan's Joseph among nominees for World Rugby Coach of the Year
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

Japan's Joseph among nominees for World Rugby Coach of the Year

Oct 31st 2019, 9:39 AM 5,887 Views 15 Comments

Eddie Jones, Rassie Erasmus, Warren Gatland, and Steve Hansen are also on the shortlist.

Uruguay team could face legal action after alleged bear-tearing ruckus in Japanese bar
# Damages
# Damages

Uruguay team could face legal action after alleged bear-tearing ruckus in Japanese bar

Oct 31st 2019, 8:26 AM 11,754 Views 18 Comments

A nightclub claims the South American squad caused over $30,000 worth of damage.

Finishers versus the Bomb Squad: The World Cup final game within a game
# Subs
# Subs

Finishers versus the Bomb Squad: The World Cup final game within a game

Oct 31st 2019, 6:01 AM 7,098 Views 5 Comments

Both Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus have stressed the importance of their benches.

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV
# Named
# Named

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Oct 31st 2019, 2:53 AM 3,749 Views 0 Comments

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final
# Team News
# Team News

Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final

Oct 31st 2019, 12:45 AM 5,446 Views 1 Comment

The South Africans have gone for a 6/2 split once again on their bench.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example
# Captain
# Captain

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

Oct 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 5,470 Views 9 Comments

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety
# 10/12
# 10/12

Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety

Oct 30th 2019, 6:00 PM 28,970 Views 16 Comments

Eoin Toolan takes a look at what Eddie Jones’ 10/12 combination provides for England.

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