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England and New Zealand set up Women's Rugby World Cup final showdown
They overcame Canada and France in their respective thrilling semi-final wins.
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New Zealand face Australia in 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup opener, as Ireland sit tight
Adam Griggs’ side are yet to qualify amidst uncertainty due to the pandemic.
The Rugby Show: Reflecting on a hard-fought, but disappointing World Cup for Ireland
Lynne Cantwell joined us to trace out the next steps for this team and women’s rugby in Ireland.
Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Tom Tierney’s side faced Australia at Kingspan Stadium for a shot at the fifth-place play-off.
Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup
Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.
Heartbroken Ireland vow to 'go again' despite disappointing change of plan
Tom Tierney’s side face Australia in the play-offs, following a defeat to France in the Pool C decider tonight.
'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test
The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.
Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot
The game finished 47-26 at Billings Park, with all eyes on this evening’s Pool C decider between Ireland and France.
New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis
An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.
Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality
Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.
The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell dissects Ireland's win over Japan and looks ahead to French test
The former Irish centre joined Gavan Casey to assess the performances ahead of tomorrow’s crucial game.
'Fire in the bellies, ice in the brain': Griffin ready to lead the charge again for Ireland
The Kerry blindside has been a silver lining through victories with ample grey areas.
'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
There is pace and power all over the tournament, but the subtle touches are to be celebrated.
French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD
At a tournament as intimate as this, you’re never far from the flesh and blood of one of the star attractions.
Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan
That was too close for comfort.
England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy
The Azzurri were able to knock the champions a little off their stride and scored a terrific try of their own in the first half.
Wonderful Woodman lands eight tries as New Zealand smash triple figures in Hong Kong demolition
The game finished 121-0 as the four-time champions march on, truly enjoying their World Cup experience.
'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'
A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.
Wilson crosses four times as powerful England lay down an early marker
The defending champions scored 10 tries as they eased past Spain in the tournament opener at UCD.
Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener
The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.
'We're hissing to get out there and have a crack': Black Ferns ready to end 2014 hurt
Eloise Blackwell and her side are using that losing dressing room feeling to their advantage this time out.
Leading the charge for women in sport: How important this World Cup is
Sinead Finnegan, who plays for Dublin and works for Teneo PSG, shares her thoughts on the eve of the WRWC.
Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia
This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.
Quiz: Name the sport/team this player represented before turning to rugby
They’re taking to the biggest stage in rugby on Wednesday, but what other sports have they played and sides have they represented?
'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'
Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is well-placed to share her expertise ahead of WRWC 2017.
Poll: Will you watch the Women's Rugby World Cup?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes
Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%
How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups
The 62-times capped Ireland international chats to The42 about her rugby career.
Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns
How Ireland Women shocked everyone but themselves to beat New Zealand 14 – 17 and end their run of four straight World Cup titles.
'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up'
Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan recalls coaching Nicole Cronin – one of Ireland’s uncapped WRWC players – when she was 12.
7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup
Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy has taken flak for bringing players out of the 15-a-side scene, but he has consistently stuck by his decision.
Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup
Bring it.
With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain
The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.
'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns
Versatile New Zealand forward Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate explains the significance of the Kiwi cultural challenge.
Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations
The goal-kicking fullback suffered an ankle injury in training over the weekend.
Briggs injury increases onus on playmakers and robs Ireland of priceless weapon
Captain, leader, goalkicker, playmaker: There’s no understating the blow Briggs’ injury is to Ireland.
5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience
We spoke to Fiona Steed and Su Carty about Ireland’s first foray onto the world stage.
More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup
Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.
'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort'
Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton is putting in the hours to ensure rugby flourishes at root and branch in this country.
Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work
All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.