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#World Cup

# world-cup - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Uncertainty for Ireland Women as Rugby Europe suspends games

It’s unclear if the World Cup Qualifying competition in December will be affected.

# world-cup - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Joe Schmidt appointed World Rugby Director of Rugby and High Performance

The former Ireland head coach will begin his new role next month.

# world-cup - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

# world-cup - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Connacht's Jack Carty has the tools to break back into the Ireland mix

The 27-year-old out-half had his struggles post-World Cup but remains a classy operator.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars Looking Ahead This post contains videos

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie: England are dangerous animal even without World Cup stars

The Irish side meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.

# world-cup - Friday 5 June, 2020

Quiz: Ireland at the 2002 World Cup

It’s 18 years to the day since Robbie Keane put the ball in the German net in Ibaraki.

# world-cup - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Ireland show their hand and declare interest in hosting World Cup games

Cricket Ireland have submitted a bid to the ICC to co-host a global event in cricket’s 2023-31 calendar – meaning some World Cup games could be coming to these shores.

# world-cup - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders

The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.

# world-cup - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs

Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

More FIFA bribe claims tabled in US court

The updated indictment in the US investigation into football corruption alleges multi-million dollar bribes for World Cup votes and broadcast rights.

# world-cup - Thursday 12 March, 2020

South African World Cup winner to retire

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

# world-cup - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'

Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# world-cup - Monday 2 March, 2020

Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully

The 24-year-old’s campaign has been ruined by injuries.

# world-cup - Thursday 30 January, 2020

World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations

The 29-year-old teams up with Garry Ringrose in midfield for Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup

The 23-year-old is excited to link with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three.

# world-cup - Monday 20 January, 2020

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'

Felix Jones was part of the Springboks’ coaching team as they won the World Cup last year.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 January, 2020

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Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner

Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.

# world-cup - Monday 16 December, 2019

Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park

Johann van Graan’s squad will be tested in the next three Pro14 inter-pro derbies.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'

Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev made a major impact at the World Cup in Japan.

# world-cup - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

# world-cup - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now

Murray Kinsella sits down with the former Ireland head coach to reflect on the Rugby World Cup, his new book and much more.

# world-cup - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

# world-cup - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured

The 24-year-old is rehabbing an issue he carried throughout Ireland’s campaign in Japan.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

# world-cup - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# world-cup - Monday 4 November, 2019

'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.

# world-cup - 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.

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.

# world-cup - 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.

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.

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

# world-cup - Friday 1 November, 2019

'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.

# world-cup - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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.

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.

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