# WRWC17

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# Record Breakers
Ireland's 'groundbreaking' Rugby World Cup smashed lots of TV and ticket records
The 2017 event was the best-attended and most-viewed in tournament history.
# Freefall
Ireland drop to lowest world ranking after disastrous World Cup
Italy, Wales and Australia all leapfrog Ireland.
# Disappointment
'I stand here heartbroken we didn't deliver. We're hurting and just want to say thank you and sorry'
As the inquest into Ireland’s disastrous World Cup begins, Lindsay Peat has thanked the supporters who came out in numbers to get behind the team.
# Black tie
Best player, best try and more of The42's WRWC awards
It’s all over for four more years, here are some of the women who made the last three weeks a joy to watch.
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'I really hope it raises the profile of the game': England left heartbroken but brimming with pride
The defending champions were dethroned by the mighty Black Ferns last night.
# Black Magic
Breathtaking 20 minutes with 5 tries helps Black Ferns reclaim World Cup from England
Loosehead Toka Natua scored a hat-trick as New Zealand battled from 17 – 5 down to put 41 points on England.
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Battered, bruised and beaten: Emotional and sobering end to a home World Cup which promised so much
The lowest ebb can so often be the turning of the tide and the hope is that Ireland learn from their mistakes at this World Cup.
# Exit Poll
Tierney walks away after torrid World Cup calling for bigger, better athletes to play for Ireland
On a day when Ireland’s World Cup preparations were criticised by now retired prop Ruth O’Reilly, Tierney maintained he was proud of the work he had done.
# Game Over
Tom Tierney steps down as Ireland head coach following World Cup defeat to Wales
He had been in charge for three years.
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The bitter end: Late rally from Ireland not enough to salvage consolation from home World Cup
Wales ensured Ireland finish eighth at their home World Cup and will have to go through a qualification process for the next edition.
Ireland v Wales, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
We were in Belfast as Tom Tierney’s side faced Wales in the seventh place playoff.
# ireland 2017
Drive for seventh place needn't mean the legacy of this World Cup is lost
There’s plenty about the women’s game that is going in the right direction, but all rugby stakeholders should feel invested in growing it further.
# Endgame
Naoupu on the bench as Ireland aim for seventh on final day of World Cup action
Head coach Tom Tierney has made four changes, two enforced by concussion injuries.
Former Ireland back row Joy Neville named to referee World Cup final
The Grand Slam winner ensures there will be an Irish voice on the field in the deciding match of the WRWC.
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Ireland coach Tom Tierney facing post-World Cup review to determine future
‘We’ll wait and see where that takes me,’ says Tierney.
# Postmortem
'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'
Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.
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England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final
The defending champions dug deep to break down the heroic French defence in Belfast.
# Untouchable
Wonderful Woodman scores four as Black Ferns march back into World Cup final
New Zealand scored seven tries on their way to the final, where they will face either England or France on Saturday.
# down and out
Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom
Australia ran riot at Kingspan Stadium as they scored five tries to inflict a second straight defeat on the hosts.
# Team news
Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia
Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.
# Try time
Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action
The Black Ferns were on fire again.
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New record TV audience for women's rugby as over 3 million people tune in for Ireland-France
And that was just on French TV.
# First XV
France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut
Who would you have in your tournament dream team so far?
# ireland 2017
Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC
Claire Molloy is leading the in taking accountability as her squad head for Belfast with only 5th place to play for.
# Opinion
Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French
Ireland ended the match, and their World Cup chase, lamented another opening half in which they were second best.
# turn the air bleu
Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD
Tom Tierney’s side were 21 points down at the break, and had to wait until the last play of the game to register their first score.
# enforcer
'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.
# Blackout
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.
# forte
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.
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TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum
And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.
# green blood
A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier
The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.
# poppin'
'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.
# Fanzone
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.
# defining
'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'
Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.
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The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia
Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.
# the business end
Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup
A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.
# a win is a win
Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan
Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.
# Opinion
Fitzpatrick helps Ireland flick the switch and more talking points after problematic win over Japan
That was too close for comfort.
# more to come
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.
# the black ferns
Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield
‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’