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#WRWC 17

# wrwc-17 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From The42 'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger' WRWC 17

'This World Cup has shown the women's game is getting bigger and bigger'

Ireland face Australia on Tuesday for a shot at the fifth-placed play-off.

# wrwc-17 - Friday 18 August, 2017

From The42 France and England dominate our WRWC Team of the Pool Stage, but one Irish woman made the cut 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?

From The42 Black and Bleu Ireland can only turn attention to Australia and 'achieving something' at this WRWC 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.

# wrwc-17 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From The42 Improvements and another deep dig, but nowhere near enough to cope with ferocious French 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.

From The42 Ireland miss out on World Cup semis as France overpower hosts in UCD 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.

From The42 'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test 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.

From The42 Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot Late Late Show

Job done for England but late USA onslaught puts them in pole position for fourth semi spot

The game finished 47-26 at Billings Park, with all eyes on this evening’s Pool C decider between Ireland and France.

From The42 New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis 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.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From The42 Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal Serious Business

Try-hungry Black Ferns enjoying life in Ireland, but focus is firmly set on end goal

Tomorrow’s pool decider against Canada will be much more of a test than their opening two clashes.

From The42 Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality 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.

# wrwc-17 - Monday 14 August, 2017

From The42 'You'd think they were in Vegas!': Slick passing and clean offloads all over the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Poppin' This post contains videos

'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.

From The42 French bells toll for Ireland as the rugby family make themselves at home in UCD 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.

# wrwc-17 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From The42 'We're not making any excuses. We didn't play well and we've got a lot of work to do' Reaction

'We're not making any excuses. We didn't play well and we've got a lot of work to do'

All errors made this evening can be rectified, says Ireland head coach Tom Tierney and Hannah Tyrrell.

From The42 England didn't need to be at their best to run in 10 tries against Italy 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.

# wrwc-17 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From The42 Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1 Star Performers

Ireland's magnificent Maz leads our World Cup team of matchday 1

Here are the players who stood out on the opening day of the tournament.

From The42 Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland Finishers

Spence just one of the match-winning 'impact subs' that delivered victory for Ireland

Subs, replacements, finishers… call them what you want, Ireland used them to their full advantage against Australia.

From The42 Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool Douze Points! This post contains videos

Gone in 11 seconds: Quickest try of the day helps France rout Japan and top Ireland's pool

Romane Menager’s extremely early try and Caroline Ladagnous’ hat-trick ensured a comfortable start for Ireland’s rivals.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From The42 'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney Wrwc 2017 This post contains videos

'Ugly' win a beautifully firm foothold in the tournament for Tierney

’19-17 against Australia might look good in a few days’ time,’ says the Ireland head coach.

From The42 Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang Opinion

Magnificent Maz and more talking points as Ireland begin the World Cup with a bang

The Wallaroos were unforgiving opposition, but Ireland dug deep to take a vital victory on opening night.

From The42 Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running Coygig

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running

It was incredibly tight in Belfield but Tom Tierney’s side did enough to clinch a two-point victory.

Slick Winiata hat-trick helps Black Ferns gloss over set-piece struggle with Wales

The diminutive fullback got on the end of three of New Zealand’s eight opening day tries.

From The42 Wilson crosses four times as powerful England lay down an early marker Up And Running

Wilson crosses four times as powerful England lay down an early marker

The defending champions scored 10 tries as they eased past Spain in the tournament opener at UCD.

From The42 Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener Wrwc 2017

Set-piece, structure and incessant work-rate critical for Ireland in home World Cup opener

The Wallaroos will carry a direct threat and no little pedigree into UCD tonight, but all Irish cylinders are primed to fire.

From The42 'We're hissing to get out there and have a crack': Black Ferns ready to end 2014 hurt Redemption

'We're hissing to get out there and have a crack': Black Ferns ready to end 2014 hurt

Eloise Blackwell and her side are using that losing dressing room feeling to their advantage this time out.

# wrwc-17 - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

From The42 Leading the charge for women in sport: How important this World Cup is Opinion

Leading the charge for women in sport: How important this World Cup is

Sinead Finnegan, who plays for Dublin and works for Teneo PSG, shares her thoughts on the eve of the WRWC.

From The42 Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia Wrwc 2017

Talking over as Ireland Women prepare to take hold of jersey and Australia

This week has been anything but normal for Claire Molloy, but she knows the drill from here on.

From The42 'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party The Wallaroos

'The pressure is on them. We're the underdogs': Australia out to gatecrash Ireland's party

The Aussies are hoping to fly under the radar and upset the odds on the opening night of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

From The42 Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world Home Advantage

Tierney's Ireland fully locked, loaded and ready to take on the world

After months of build-up, Ireland are ready to take centre stage and embrace the expectation of a nation during the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

# wrwc-17 - Monday 7 August, 2017

From The42 'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing' WRWC 17

'I think you've got to answer yes. It's a home World Cup, a once in a lifetime thing'

It has been a whirlwind week for Claire Molloy as she prepares to lead Ireland into a home World Cup.

# wrwc-17 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

From The42 Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party Bring It

Excitement builds as Ireland prepares to host the biggest-ever World Cup party

The Women’s Rugby World Cup was officially launched in Dublin this morning and the tournament is expected to be the biggest ever.

From The42 'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool' Black Fern

'If I can get girls to live the dream that I'm living, then that's pretty cool'

New Zealand’s brilliant scrum-half is working to create solid pathways for girls to follow in her footsteps.

From The42 How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups Steedy As She Goes

How a lack of English camogie clubs led Fiona Steed to play in 3 Rugby World Cups

The 62-times capped Ireland international chats to The42 about her rugby career.

From The42 Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls Grist To The Mill

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls

Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.

# wrwc-17 - Saturday 5 August, 2017

From The42 Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns History In The Making This post contains videos

Calm, cool, ruthless, ballistic: 3 years on from Ireland's momentous win over the Black Ferns

How Ireland Women shocked everyone but themselves to beat New Zealand 14 – 17 and end their run of four straight World Cup titles.

# wrwc-17 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup Know Your Enemy

Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup

We take a closer look at the second of Ireland’s Pool C opponents.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From The42 Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup Tick Tock
From The42 Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener Know Your Enemy

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener

The Wallaroos are low on experience, but in no shortage of confidence as they bring their Olympic gold medalists to the 15s game.

# wrwc-17 - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From The42 Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work Explainer

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work

All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.

# wrwc-17 - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From The42 'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia Bring It

'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia

Captain Niamh Briggs is leading a ‘no excuses’ attitude as Ireland embrace the challenges ahead.

# wrwc-17 - Monday 24 July, 2017

From The42 Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job Squad Goals

Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job

The uncapped Nicole Cronin represents a considerable amount of Sevens blood running through the squad of 28.

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