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#rwc 15

# rwc-15 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From The42 It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony Ham-iversary

It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony

“It wasn’t a bad way to go out,” says the legendary lock now that his hamstring injury has healed.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From The42 Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers Big Plans

Nucifora addresses foreign signings as World Cup disappointment lingers

The IRFU’s performance director says he has no doubt the provinces can remain competitive in Europe.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From The42 One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master Brave Blossoms

One of your favourite Japan players from the World Cup was just made a ninja master

Ayumu Goromaruis now even more of a legend.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 3 December, 2015

From The42 Heyneke Meyer walks away from Springboks job SPRUNG LOOSE

Heyneke Meyer walks away from Springboks job

Meyer guided South Africa to third in the World Cup, but was subjected to constant criticism about his side’s style of play.

From The42 Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on Refresher

Leinster's Healy striving for peak fitness with McGrath keeping pressure on

The Ireland and Leinster prop benefited from some down time last week.

# rwc-15 - Friday 20 November, 2015

From The42 ‘Tackle technique nearly cost me a World Cup’ – Keith Earls Fractured

‘Tackle technique nearly cost me a World Cup’ – Keith Earls

The Munster wing says he fractured his jaw in the build-up to the global tournament.

# rwc-15 - Friday 13 November, 2015

From The42 'Part of me regrets it and part of me doesn't' - Sean O'Brien on the Papé punch Blow

'Part of me regrets it and part of me doesn't' - Sean O'Brien on the Papé punch

The Ireland flanker says Joe Schmidt ‘didn’t go crazy’ with him over the incident and subsequent ban.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

From The42 Stuart Lancaster steps down as England rugby head coach Gone

Stuart Lancaster steps down as England rugby head coach

He took the decision after a poor World Cup.

# rwc-15 - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England's sorry World Cup tale Share The Blame

Reports of poor investment advice another layer to England's sorry World Cup tale

The RFU say that they are looking in to the matter internally.

# rwc-15 - Saturday 7 November, 2015

From The42 England fail to help Sam Burgess crack code Slammin' Sam

England fail to help Sam Burgess crack code

More time was needed for the former rugby league player.

# rwc-15 - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From The42 After a difficult World Cup, Sam Burgess is reportedly quitting rugby union Crossing Codes

After a difficult World Cup, Sam Burgess is reportedly quitting rugby union

The 26-year-old has ended his contract with Premiership club Bath early for a return to rugby league with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

From The42 All Blacks bring World Cup to Jerry Collins' grave to mark his birthday Tribute

All Blacks bring World Cup to Jerry Collins' grave to mark his birthday

Carter, Kaino, Nonu, Williams and Messam took a special guest to Porirua.

# rwc-15 - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From The42 Airport staff welcome All Blacks home with Haka on the runway Rwc 15 This post contains videos

Airport staff welcome All Blacks home with Haka on the runway

Thousands of fans crammed inside Auckland airport for the homecoming.

From The42 Super Rugby's Reds snap up Japan star Goromaru Brave Blossom

Super Rugby's Reds snap up Japan star Goromaru

The fullback was the star of Japan’s impressive resurgence in this World Cup, and finished sixth on the list of the tournament’s top scorers.

From The42 Peter Stringer: Honing basic skills the key to improving Ireland's gameplan A, B and C Column

Peter Stringer: Honing basic skills the key to improving Ireland's gameplan A, B and C

“When you come up against a more physical team than you, you need a plan B.”

From The42 Milner Skudder shouldn't look this good but he's an All Black and all he knows is success Wing Man

Milner Skudder shouldn't look this good but he's an All Black and all he knows is success

New Zealand play in such a way that it guarantees their wingers always thrive, writes Simon Hick.

# rwc-15 - Monday 2 November, 2015

From The42 'Henry Shefflin would be playing first centre, Brian Cody would be in rugby' Legacy

'Henry Shefflin would be playing first centre, Brian Cody would be in rugby'

Paul O’Connell regrets Ireland’s missed chance to raise the profile of rugby.

From The42 Do you agree with the official World Cup Team of the Tournament? Dream Team

Do you agree with the official World Cup Team of the Tournament?

There are a few surprise selections and omissions in the line-up.

From The42 The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans Legend

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans

The 36-year-old will be focusing on rehabbing his hamstring injury in the short term.

From The42 Only Ma'a Nonu could get away with wearing this vest... and THOSE SHORTS See My Vest
From The42 'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months Fallen Giant

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months

The second row will make his move to Toulon in December.

From The42 7 achingly beautiful RWC passes too good not to watch over and over again Supply And Demand
From The42 It's settled then, here are the 10 best tries of Rugby World Cup 2015 Try Time

It's settled then, here are the 10 best tries of Rugby World Cup 2015

We only had 271 to pick from.

From The42 Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey Second Best

Cheika sees World Cup defeat as the beginning of Wallabies' journey

The former Leinster boss says his team can close the gap on the All Blacks by playing them frequently.

From The42 'It was a dream of mine to kick a right-footed conversion': Dan Carter has done it all now 1598

'It was a dream of mine to kick a right-footed conversion': Dan Carter has done it all now

The world’s record points scorer topped off his Test haul with his weak foot.

From The42 All Black great Dan Carter is World Rugby's Player of the Year for the third time World Rugby Awards

All Black great Dan Carter is World Rugby's Player of the Year for the third time

Ireland’s Sophie Spence was nominated for Women’s World Player of the Year.

# rwc-15 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

From The42 The All Blacks are too good, here's our Kiwi free Team of the Rugby World Cup Best Of The Rest

The All Blacks are too good, here's our Kiwi free Team of the Rugby World Cup

Complete with images of 14 of them being dominated by New Zealanders.

From The42 End of an All Black era, but NZ still boast enough leaders to continue unparalleled success Culture

End of an All Black era, but NZ still boast enough leaders to continue unparalleled success

Don’t go feeling sorry for New Zealand just because the heart is about to be ripped out of their double World Cup-winning side.

# rwc-15 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

From The42 Now there’s video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan Sonny Brill This post contains videos

Now there’s video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan

Williams gave away World Cup medal to young fan who was tackled by security.

From The42 'The old legs have got a bit of life in them!' - Dan Carter finishes with pride Composure

'The old legs have got a bit of life in them!' - Dan Carter finishes with pride

The 33-year-old was sensational for New Zealand as they claimed a second consecutive World Cup.

From The42 Seven countries (including Ireland and France!) represented in TV3's Team of the RWC TV3

Seven countries (including Ireland and France!) represented in TV3's Team of the RWC

What do you make of the TV3 panel’s choices?

From The42 Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan Gifted

Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan

The All Blacks centre gave his medal away after the World Cup final.

From The42 Nonu's Ma'avelous try, Dan Carter's deadly drop-goal and the rest of the RWC final highlights Always Bet On Black This post contains videos

Nonu's Ma'avelous try, Dan Carter's deadly drop-goal and the rest of the RWC final highlights

Thanks, All Blacks and Wallabies, for the best Rugby World Cup final ever.

From The42 Holy SBW!  Sonny Bill just offloaded his World Cup medal to this lucky kid Golden Moment

Holy SBW! Sonny Bill just offloaded his World Cup medal to this lucky kid

Serious gesture from the All Black centre.

From The42 The Kiwi legends deliver, Wallaby woe and more RWC talking points Best Of All Time

The Kiwi legends deliver, Wallaby woe and more RWC talking points

Dan Carter’s performance was the peak of his brilliant All Blacks career.

'We knew we'd have someone in the bin at some stage': Best laid plans pay off for Hansen

14 points conceded with a man in the bin? Steve Hansen doesn’t believe in worrying.

From The42 Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies Kiwi Pride

Brilliant Carter guides New Zealand to World Cup victory over Chieka's Wallabies

The 33-year-old signed off from Test rugby with a sublime performance.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia, Rugby World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute for the most important Trans-Tasman derby in rugby history.

From The42 Hansen's clinical All Blacks face off against Cheika's transformed Wallabies Finale

Hansen's clinical All Blacks face off against Cheika's transformed Wallabies

The two best teams in the world go head-to-head in Twickenham this afternoon.

# rwc-15 - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 The handling skills for the Springboks' second try were worthy of a much bigger game Clinical This post contains videos

The handling skills for the Springboks' second try were worthy of a much bigger game

Bryan Habana must be wishing his hands managed to stick a little earlier in the game.

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