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# rwc2019 - Thursday 30 January, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

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

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

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

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

The Brave Blossoms shocked Ireland at their home World Cup.

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

No scrum no win.

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

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

South Africa are World Cup champions for the third time.

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

Ben Smith sparkles as New Zealand seal third-place spot

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 This post contains videos

All Blacks magic still there as they strike early against Wales

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?

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

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

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

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

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

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

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