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#World Cup

# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

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.

# world-cup - 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.

Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup

The 23-year-old is now a doubt for the opening rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32

The former Munster coach was brought on board by Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus.

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics

The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD

Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.

# world-cup - Monday 28 October, 2019

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup

The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

# world-cup - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Rassie left Ireland to bring South Africa back to the top of the game. Warren Gatland and Wales stood between them and the World Cup final.

Spencer joins England squad as injury replacement for World Cup final

The Saracens man has replaced the injured Willi Heinz in Eddie Jones’ squad.

# world-cup - Saturday 26 October, 2019

As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final

The best two teams at the World Cup locked horns this morning and we went minute-by-minute to see who would prevail.

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

# world-cup - Friday 25 October, 2019

All Blacks seek to drag kids from 'PlayStation and soccer'

Rugby is commonly held to be like a religion in New Zealand, but studies have shown participation rates falling.

# world-cup - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals

Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.

Scott Barrett starts as All Blacks drop Sam Cane to the bench for semi-final

Steve Hansen has rejigged his back row for Saturday’s clash with England.

# world-cup - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# world-cup - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Wales wary of explosive Kolbe and Boks' 'blowtorch speed' out wide

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards also lauded the ongoing class of Alun Wyn Jones.

'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around

The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'

The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

# world-cup - Monday 21 October, 2019

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

Schmidt found Ireland's performance hard to explain as his team fell at a familiar hurdle

Joe Schmidt admitted after the game that it was hard to find a reason for Ireland not performing against New Zealand, and Rory Best spoke about the pressure associated with a World Cup quarter-final.

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