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#Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From The42 Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade Gratitude

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade

The hosts reached the quarter finals for the first time at this year’s World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From The42 Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy Time To Go

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

From The42 Happy Springbok hooker retires again Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From The42 From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home Victory Parade

From a gravel pitch to glory - South Africa world champion Kolisi comes home

Siya Kolisi returned to his South African roots today in a Port Elizabeth township.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From The42 Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month ORDINARY JOE

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month

The former Ireland boss wrote the book himself, the publishers say.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Rugby World Cup final?

England are taking on South Africa in the final this morning.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

From The42 'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England J Lowe

'I don't think there's going to be much rugby played': Lowe hopes to see 'Boks topple England

The Leinster wing was disappointed to read about the All Blacks’ struggle against England.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 24 October, 2019

From The42 Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa Out Of Action

Wales full-back Liam Williams set to miss World Cup semi-final against South Africa

The 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury during training on Wednesday.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 21 October, 2019

From The42 Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks Popular

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

From The42 'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal Lock Out

'I just lost control' - Vahaamahina announces international retirement after World Cup dismissal

The France lock was sent off in the 49th minute of their quarter-final defeat to Wales yesterday.

From The42 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.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 20 October, 2019

From The42 Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales Last Four

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 19 October, 2019

From The42 Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes Dismantled

Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes

Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.

From The42 May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final Powerful

May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final

Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.

From The42 As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika pit their wits together with a place in the semi-final on the line.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 17 October, 2019

From The42 The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland The42 Rugby Weekly

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

From The42 'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England Teenage Kicks

'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England

Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.

From The42 Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident Incident

Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident

Damage was allegedly caused to a nightclub in Kumamoto.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey Volkswagen

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home Doubting Thomas

France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home

Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.

From The42 Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga Pool C

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From The42 Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead Typhoon Hagibis

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead

World Rugby has yet to make an announcement on Scotland’s clash with Japan.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

From The42 Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph Brave Blossoms

Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph

The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar Opinion

Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar

Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From The42 Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji Red Alert

Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji

A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.

From The42 WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends Competition

WIN: The ideal Rugby World Cup brunch for you and your friends

With thanks to Volkswagen, we will feed one lucky group of Ireland fans ahead of this Saturday’s Pool A clash against Samoa.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

From The42 Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested Starting XV

Cheika rings changes in Australia side for Georgia clash with captain rested

Australia are eyeing up a World Cup quarter-final against England or France.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 7 October, 2019

From The42 Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 6 October, 2019

From The42 South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row Dispute

South Africa's Erasmus defuses 'bomb squad' row

The coach insisted he would never tolerate racism within his squad.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From The42 As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: England v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

We followed all the action from the Pool C clash in Tokyo.

From The42 Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure High Bar

Stockdale relishing prospect of more Schmidt-fuelled pressure

‘It’s amazing how much pressure one man can put on an entire team.’

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 3 October, 2019

From The42 Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa Brave Blossoms

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Michael Leitch returns for Saturday’s game but the captain’s armband is retained by Pieter Labuschagne.

From The42 South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case Springboks

South Africa's Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case

South African player fully focused on tomorrow’s crucial game against Italy.

From The42 Fiji run in seven tries to rout Georgia for bonus-point win at Rugby World Cup Seventh Heaven

Fiji run in seven tries to rout Georgia for bonus-point win at Rugby World Cup

The win puts Fiji in a strong position to secure automatic qualification for the next World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup Proceedings

South African lock faces legal action over alleged abuse of homeless man before World Cup

Eben Etzebeth is alleged to have insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old man.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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From The42 South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

South Africa call up on-loan Saracens back as Kriel withdraws with injury from All Blacks game

Damian Willemse will join the squad in Japan on Thursday.

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