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#RWC2019

# rwc2019 - Today’s News

From The42 Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand Test Run

Kolbe return among 12 changes for 'Boks as they take on New Zealand

After demolishing Australia, Rassie Erasmus will unleash his strongest available team this weekend.

From The42 'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup Tough Tests

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

# rwc2019 - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Samoa's Joe Tekori in shock retirement just months before World Cup Club Or Country

Samoa's Joe Tekori in shock retirement just months before World Cup

The Toulouse lock won’t be involved in the Pool A clash against Ireland.

From The42 All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks Dress Rehearsal

All Blacks fired up for Wellington revenge against 'Boks

South Africa’s only win in eight Tests against the world champions came in New Zealand’s capital.

From The42 Kleyn 'behind the eight ball' as he bids to force his way into Schmidt's plans Uncapped

Kleyn 'behind the eight ball' as he bids to force his way into Schmidt's plans

The Munster second row is one of two uncapped players in Ireland’s extended World Cup training squad.

# rwc2019 - Monday 22 July, 2019

From The42 Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up RWC2019

Cipriani dropped from England training squad as uncapped Marchant called up

Eddie Jones’ side continue their World Cup preparations with a training camp in Italy.

From The42 Cronin taking nothing for granted as he works hard to 'right the wrongs' of Rome RWC2019

Cronin taking nothing for granted as he works hard to 'right the wrongs' of Rome

The Leinster hooker admits his 68 caps won’t be enough to get him on the plane to Japan.

From The42 Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge World Cup Watch

Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge

Joe Schmidt’s men could meet the Boks at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

# rwc2019 - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From The42 Ireland 'really happy' with Carbery's progress as Sexton sits out RWC2019

Ireland 'really happy' with Carbery's progress as Sexton sits out

The Munster out-half has been working closely with Richie Murphy in camp.

# rwc2019 - Friday 19 July, 2019

From The42 Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off RWC2019

Reece in the limelight as World Cup looms large over international rugby season kick-off

The tick-tock of Rugby World Cup countdown is getting louder, though New Zealand and South Africa are holding back on opening weekend.

From The42 Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland Pre-Season

Addison's return adds to 'incredibly hard' selection decisions for Ireland

Joe Schmidt and his coaches must whittle down an extended panel of 45 to just 31 for Japan.

From The42 Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland Official Business

Wayne Barnes installed as referee for Ireland's pivotal RWC clash with Scotland

The veteran English official hasn’t always been a good omen for Ireland.

From The42 Ireland continue to manage 'frustrated watcher' Sexton after thumb injury RWC2019

Ireland continue to manage 'frustrated watcher' Sexton after thumb injury

A number of players, including the out-half, trained away from the main group in Limerick this morning.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 18 July, 2019

From The42 All Blacks hand Reece debut against Pumas after injury to SBW Rugby Championship

All Blacks hand Reece debut against Pumas after injury to SBW

The Crusaders winger is named in Steve Hansen’s side for this weekend’s Rugby Championship opener.

# rwc2019 - Saturday 13 July, 2019

From The42 'It's special. There's no other feeling like playing in a World Cup for your country' RWC2019

'It's special. There's no other feeling like playing in a World Cup for your country'

After a frustrating injury-disrupted Six Nations, Robbie Henshaw is back fit and ready to play a big role for Ireland in Japan.

# rwc2019 - Friday 12 July, 2019

From The42 'You need to be a happy squad': Ireland aim for balance between work and fun RWC2019

'You need to be a happy squad': Ireland aim for balance between work and fun

Conor Murray says the squad are enjoying pre-season, despite being pushed to their limits on the pitch.

From The42 Schmidt has no concerns over Sexton's fitness after thumb injury Injury Update

Schmidt has no concerns over Sexton's fitness after thumb injury

The Ireland out-half is expected to be fit for the first World Cup warm-up against Italy next month.

From The42 IRFU and Canterbury unveil Ireland's jerseys for the Rugby World Cup and beyond RWC2019

IRFU and Canterbury unveil Ireland's jerseys for the Rugby World Cup and beyond

What do you think of the home and alternate kits?

From The42 Ulster's Addison links up with Ireland's World Cup training squad Back In The Mix

Ulster's Addison links up with Ireland's World Cup training squad

The 26-year-old had originally been left out of Joe Schmidt’s panel because of injury.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

From The42 All Blacks coach Hansen rows back on domestic violence comments Clarification

All Blacks coach Hansen rows back on domestic violence comments

Hansen insisted he was not ‘minimising poisonous’ effects of domestic violence.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

From The42 Crusaders boss Robertson 'optimistic' about prospects for All Blacks job Great Scott

Crusaders boss Robertson 'optimistic' about prospects for All Blacks job

Present assistant coach Ian Foster is thought to be his main rival for the biggest job in rugby.

# rwc2019 - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From Belfast to Vancouver: Nelson chases unexpected World Cup dream

The former Ulster back on how he ended up on Vancouver Island pushing for a place in the Canadian squad.

# rwc2019 - Friday 5 July, 2019

From The42 Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup RWC2019

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup

The Wallabies flanker continues to battle his way back from injury.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 4 July, 2019

From The42 Joe Marler out of retirement and included in England's World Cup training squad Joe Shows

Joe Marler out of retirement and included in England's World Cup training squad

Danny Cipriani is included but there is no room for Dylan Hartley or Mike Brown.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

From The42 Sale grant Wallaby O'Connor early release to pursue World Cup ambitions Heading Home

Sale grant Wallaby O'Connor early release to pursue World Cup ambitions

O’Connor is reportedly set to join Queensland Reds as be becomes available for international selection again.

# rwc2019 - Friday 28 June, 2019

From The42 Cipriani swapped into England squad in place of Marcus Smith Playmakers

Cipriani swapped into England squad in place of Marcus Smith

Eddie Jones’ side will train for another week without Owen Farrell.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 27 June, 2019

From The42 'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do' JAPAN 2019

'Playing at a World Cup is always something I've really, really wanted to do'

Joey Carbery recalls his earliest World Cup memories as he prepares for Japan 2019.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

From The42 Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch Lock Stock

Toner returning to full fitness for career's final big stretch

The second row hopes to soon be back in full training ahead of what he expects to be his last World Cup.

From The42 Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster 10s

Carbery excited to pick the brains of childhood influence Larkham at Munster

The Ireland out-half sees a correlation between his career and that of the new Munster senior coach.

# rwc2019 - Monday 24 June, 2019

From The42 Coetzee earns Springbok recall after excellent season for Ulster RWC2019

Coetzee earns Springbok recall after excellent season for Ulster

The back row won the last of his 28 international caps four years ago.

# rwc2019 - Sunday 23 June, 2019

From The42 Ashton all but ends World Cup hopes as he withdraws from England training squad Priorities

Ashton all but ends World Cup hopes as he withdraws from England training squad

The 32-year-old’s wife is pregnant, and he wishes to be by her side rather than go away to training camp.

From The42 Catt confirmed as part of Farrell's Ireland setup Done Deal

Catt confirmed as part of Farrell's Ireland setup

The former World Cup winner will join Ireland after completing his World Cup duties with Conor O’Shea’s Italy.

# rwc2019 - Friday 21 June, 2019

From The42 Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff Wallabies

Ex-Leinster out-half Berne joins Australia's World Cup coaching staff

The 40-year-old links up with his former head coach Michael Cheika.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 20 June, 2019

From The42 Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together RWC2019

Former captains out in the cold as Eddie Jones brings England World Cup squad together

The former Japan boss has made exceptions in his initial squad, but Dylan Hartley is not one of them.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

From The42 Joe Schmidt's Ireland confirm 2019 World Cup warm-up schedule RWC2019

Joe Schmidt's Ireland confirm 2019 World Cup warm-up schedule

Ireland will take on England, Wales and Italy next year.

# rwc2019 - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From The42 Rugby Europe delays decision on Spain v Belgium RWC controversy - again RWC2019

Rugby Europe delays decision on Spain v Belgium RWC controversy - again

Officials were due to meet today to discuss Spain’s request for a replay.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From The42 Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility Controversy

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility

Rugby Europe set to discuss controversial Belgium v Spain qualifier again on Thursday.

# rwc2019 - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits Analysis

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

From The42 Watch: Rugby World Cup pool draw live from Japan Fingers Crossed

Watch: Rugby World Cup pool draw live from Japan

Ireland will find out who they’ll be facing in the pool stages in 2019 this morning.

# rwc2019 - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From The42 2019 Rugby World Cup to be broadcast in Ireland by Eir Sport with 13 games free-to-air And It's Live

2019 Rugby World Cup to be broadcast in Ireland by Eir Sport with 13 games free-to-air

The tournament is being held in Japan.