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#World Cup

# world-cup - Today’s News

From The42 Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury Late Arrival

Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury

The Ulster hooker has won eight caps in this Test career so far.

From The42 Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high Home Straight

Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high

Defeat on Sunday would spell the end of the New Zealander’s 12-year reign.

# world-cup - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game' Level Heads

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'

Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.

# world-cup - Sunday 13 October, 2019

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

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong Try Machine

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong

The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.

# world-cup - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From The42 Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa Dominant

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Typhoon in Japan, but Ireland’s final pool match is going ahead in Fukuoka and we’ll bring you minute-by-minute updates as Schmidt’s men chase a bonus point.

From The42 Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

# world-cup - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash Man At Work

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

# world-cup - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban

The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.

From The42 Anger and frustration entirely fair as World Rugby's greatest fear realised CONTINGENCY

Anger and frustration entirely fair as World Rugby's greatest fear realised

Supporters, players, and coaches are entitled to be deeply disappointed with the cancellations.

From The42 'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby Angry

'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby

The Italians’ World Cup clash with the All Blacks has been cancelled.

From The42 Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan Not Happy

Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan

Gregor Townsend’s side could be knocked out of the World Cup without even getting to play the hosts.

From The42 Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV Team News

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

# world-cup - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

From The42 World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games Typhoon Hagibis

World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games

The super typhoon is currently forecast to hit Yokohama and the Tokyo area on Saturday.

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Fiji, Rugby World Cup

We went minute-by-minute as Warren Gatland’s men took their chance to reach the quarter-finals.

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.

From The42 Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack

The 23-year-old hasn’t been able to register his first World Cup try yet.

# world-cup - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

From The42 Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card Jackal

Beirne hitting World Cup form after frustrating early yellow card

The Munster man has featured in all three of Ireland’s games so far.

From The42 Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique Tackle Tech

Ireland defence coach Farrell delivers passionate opinion on tackle technique

This World Cup has seen a major focus on dangerous high tackles.

From The42 Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland Pride

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland

The Samoans are keen to follow in Japan’s footsteps with a shock win.

# world-cup - Monday 7 October, 2019

From The42 Ireland to go 'fully in' with XV selection as Samoa clash sure to go ahead Typhoon

Ireland to go 'fully in' with XV selection as Samoa clash sure to go ahead

World Rugby is intent on the fixture taking place this weekend.

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.

From The42 Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place' Injury Update

Murphy staying with Ireland in Japan while Carbery is 'in a great place'

The Ulster back row won’t be heading home after picking up a rib injury.

From The42 World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign Hagibis

World Rugby monitoring typhoon that could hit Ireland's World Cup campaign

Forecasts are suggesting that Hagibis could hit Japan this weekend.

From The42 Henshaw hungry for Ireland return after coming through 'sleepless nights' Worth The Wait

Henshaw hungry for Ireland return after coming through 'sleepless nights'

The 26-year-old hasn’t featured at the World Cup yet.

# world-cup - Saturday 5 October, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.

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 'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland Positive

'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland

The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.

# world-cup - Friday 4 October, 2019

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Italy, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Italy, Rugby World Cup

Relive the action as South Africa put seven tries on Italy in Shizuoka, with a second half red card killing the game as a contest.

From The42 Sexton's importance as a 'big, big leader' for Ireland underlined again Key Cog

Sexton's importance as a 'big, big leader' for Ireland underlined again

The 34-year-old impressed before being replaced at half-time in the 35-0 win over Russia.

From The42 'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy Concern

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy

The Ulster back row was forced off with a rib injury after just 26 minutes against Russia.

From The42 'We would have expected to be in a better place after three games' - Rory Best Honesty

'We would have expected to be in a better place after three games' - Rory Best

The Ireland captain wants to see his side focusing on the basics that have brought them success before.

# world-cup - Thursday 3 October, 2019

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

As it happened: Ireland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Ireland are out to bounce back from the humbling loss to Japan and we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 Carbery ruled out of Russia clash, Murray brought onto Ireland bench Breaking

Carbery ruled out of Russia clash, Murray brought onto Ireland bench

The Munster playmaker has aggravated an ankle injury.

# world-cup - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019? Bouncing Back

England in 2007, France in 2011, the Springboks in 2015, Ireland in 2019?

Defence coach Andy Farrell believes Ireland can bounce back from their shock defeat to Japan.

# world-cup - Monday 30 September, 2019

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s side picked up a vital bonus-point win in Misaki Stadium.

From The42 Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes Three Wise Men

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

From The42 'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton Support

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton

The Ireland head coach has always had his critics.

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