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#wrwc 2017

# wrwc-2017 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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-2017 - 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-2017 - Monday 7 August, 2017

From The42 Quiz: Name the sport/team this player represented before turning to rugby Wrwc 2017

Quiz: Name the sport/team this player represented before turning to rugby

They’re taking to the biggest stage in rugby on Wednesday, but what other sports have they played and sides have they represented?

From The42 'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen' Belief

'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is well-placed to share her expertise ahead of WRWC 2017.

From The42 How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes Growing The Game

How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes

Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%

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-2017 - 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-2017 - 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.

From The42 'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up' Bolter

'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up'

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan recalls coaching Nicole Cronin – one of Ireland’s uncapped WRWC players – when she was 12.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From The42 7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup Long And Short

7 into 15s will go: High performance plan behind Ireland Women can bear its fruit at World Cup

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy has taken flak for bringing players out of the 15-a-side scene, but he has consistently stuck by his decision.

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-2017 - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From The42 Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup Tick Tock
From The42 With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain Leader

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain

The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.

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-2017 - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From The42 'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns Ko Uhia Mai This post contains videos

'They’re the wonder women of our culture': The haka and the second wind it gives the Black Ferns

Versatile New Zealand forward Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate explains the significance of the Kiwi cultural challenge.

From The42 Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations Road To Recovery

Injured Ireland skipper Briggs vows to return for Six Nations

The goal-kicking fullback suffered an ankle injury in training over the weekend.

# wrwc-2017 - Monday 31 July, 2017

From The42 Briggs injury increases onus on playmakers and robs Ireland of priceless weapon Wrwc 2017

Briggs injury increases onus on playmakers and robs Ireland of priceless weapon

Captain, leader, goalkicker, playmaker: There’s no understating the blow Briggs’ injury is to Ireland.

# wrwc-2017 - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The42 5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience WRWC

5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience

We spoke to Fiona Steed and Su Carty about Ireland’s first foray onto the world stage.

# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 29 July, 2017

From The42 More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup Physicality

More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From The42 'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort' All Day Every Day

'There's a limited amount of time you can do this for, so we put in the effort'

Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton is putting in the hours to ensure rugby flourishes at root and branch in this country.

# wrwc-2017 - 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-2017 - 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-2017 - Monday 24 July, 2017

From The42 'We have to embrace and cherish that pressure': Briggs relishing home WRWC Bring It

'We have to embrace and cherish that pressure': Briggs relishing home WRWC

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is fit again and ready to lead her side next month.

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.

From The42 Injury returnees and one uncapped player in Ireland squad for home World Cup 28-strong

Injury returnees and one uncapped player in Ireland squad for home World Cup

This is the squad carrying Ireland’s hopes in next month’s home tournament.

# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From The42 'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup Ireland 2017

'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Elaine Buckley of the Fair Game podcast spoke to The42 this week.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The42 World Rugby has tidied up the 'tackle-only' law that caused England so much trouble against Italy Fox Hunt

World Rugby has tidied up the 'tackle-only' law that caused England so much trouble against Italy

In addition, players will no longer be able to kick the ball out of rucks and jackaling players must work from their own gate.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From The42 One for the collection! Ireland captain Briggs immortalised with Rugby World Cup stamp Stamp Of Approval

One for the collection! Ireland captain Briggs immortalised with Rugby World Cup stamp

The special commemorative €1 stamp was unveiled ahead of Ireland’s hosting of the Women’s World Cup.

# wrwc-2017 - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace WRWC

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

# wrwc-2017 - Sunday 4 June, 2017

From The42 From 'girls not allowed' play to international star, with Croke Park glory over Ireland teammate in between Wrwc 2017

From 'girls not allowed' play to international star, with Croke Park glory over Ireland teammate in between

Ireland out-half Nora Stapleton on her unlikely venture to international rugby and how all is going in the Ireland camp.

# wrwc-2017 - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From The42 'You go from really excited to be leading a World Cup at home to not knowing if you’ll play again' Back In Business

'You go from really excited to be leading a World Cup at home to not knowing if you’ll play again'

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is nearing her full return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

# wrwc-2017 - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 Good news for Virgin customers as Ireland's Rugby World Cup games will also be on RTÉ Free-to-air

Good news for Virgin customers as Ireland's Rugby World Cup games will also be on RTÉ

eir Sport has agreed to sub-licence the host’s games to the national broadcaster.

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