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Rugby World Cup

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

5 things we want to see on TV3 during the Rugby World Cup

With fresh voices, a big name and the odd biscuit they can’t go wrong.

TV3 confirm they have won broadcasting rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

There are many details yet to be finalised, but the broadcaster is looking into high-definition screening of the tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat

The Sports Minister was speaking about the 2023 competition on Off The Ball.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 22 March, 2014

This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week

We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Ireland will face Romania at Wembley Stadium in the Rugby World Cup

While Joe Schmidt’s men were winning the Six Nations, rugby’s 17th best side were losing to Georgia in Tbilisi.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid

The former Irish international will chair a cross-border working group.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 26 January, 2014

‘It would be great to have World Cup games in Tallaght’ says Government TD

Labour Deputy Eamonn Maloney is hopeful that Tallaght Stadium could host a pool game in 2023 if Ireland get the games.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Working group in place as Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid takes next step

Ministers Varadkar and Ring met with their Northern Irish counterparts in Armagh to discuss the latest plans.

GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding

Director General, Páraic Duffy, says six of the organisation’s grounds are likely to be used in the bid.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Wallabies captain Mowen takes up French offer

The Brumbies number eight had been linked with Toulon.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 5 January, 2014

O’Connor tipped for Wallabies World Cup return Australia This post contains a poll

O’Connor tipped for Wallabies World Cup return

London Irish coach Brian Smith expects the talented back to make a bid for RWC2015 inclusion.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Creating a culture for Ireland is Schmidt’s biggest task

The Kiwi head coach must make international rugby a truly unique experience for players, supporters and coaches.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 16 December, 2013

Gatland extends Welsh contract to cover 2019 World Cup

The Lions coach will be in charge of Wales for 12 years if he sees out this new deal.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Ireland’s (hypothetical) route to Rugby World Cup glory

Here are Ireland’s potential routes to World Cup success in England in 2015.

Ticket prices revealed for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Some of the tickets for Ireland’s pool games will be selling for as much as €300.

Canada first up for Ireland in 2015 Rugby World Cup

And it’s France in Cardiff in the final game of the pool.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Which Connacht stadiums could be part of the Rugby World Cup bid?

Here are the candidates from the west of the country as Ireland contemplates a bid for 2023.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 23 November, 2013

What Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue?

Fiji are gonna freak when they see Breffni Park.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 22 November, 2013

Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 21 November, 2013

South Africa set to compete against Ireland for World Cup

We have some tough opposition for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023

Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup

Some estimates claim that Ireland could benefit economically to the tune of €800 million if it hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

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Local people are the key to Ireland’s World Cup bid – Sebastian Coe

The man behind London 2012 has some words of advice for Leo Varadkar and the IRFU.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 18 November, 2013

Varadkar ‘very confident’ Ireland will bid for Rugby World Cup BID

Varadkar ‘very confident’ Ireland will bid for Rugby World Cup

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar says Ireland are interested in hosting the 2023 version of the tournament.

Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup

Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Ireland to face Canada at Millennium Stadium in World Cup clash

The Canadians beat the US Eagles over two legs to confirm their spot at the 2015 showpiece event.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ireland set to face Canada at Rugby World Cup after Canucks batter USA

The US Eagles will have to turn around an 18-point deficit to reach the 2015 event.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 9 August, 2013

First McCaw, now Dan Carter is taking a sabbatical

The New Zealand out half is taking six months off in the hope of making the 2015 World Cup.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 24 June, 2013

Former Lions centre recalls lucky escape after deadly IRA bombing

Dr David Irwin and two Ulster teammates were travelling to Dublin for a pre-World Cup training session when they were caught in the blast.

# rugby-world-cup - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Jonah Lomu, a rugby career that was all too brief

The former All-Black star turns 37 today and we look back at his thrilling, if far too short, career.

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 10 May, 2013

Ireland has some more competition to host the Rugby World Cup

The South Africans have thrown their name into the ring as a possible host for the 2023 tournament.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 22 April, 2013

Rugby bosses promise fairer World Cup schedule for the little guys

Small nations complained bitterly during the 2011 World Cup that the timetable was skewed towards the game’s traditional superpowers who had longer rest periods.

# rugby-world-cup - Thursday 18 April, 2013

New Zealand bouncer convicted of stealing THAT Mike Tindall video

The England skipper — who is married to Zara Philips — made headlines at the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

VIDEO: Obviously we don’t condone punch-ups, but…

… this one is class (from a safe distance).

# rugby-world-cup - Friday 22 March, 2013

Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013? Time To Vote This post contains a poll

Poll: Which motion do you want to see passed at GAA Congress 2013?

Hawkeye, the mark and the black card are all on the agenda in Derry this weekend.

# rugby-world-cup - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Explainer: The key motions to keep an eye on at the 2013 GAA Congress

Stadia for the Rugby World Cup, introducing the mark and removing hurling helmets for the national anthem are some of the motions tabled for next month’s Congress in Derry.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 7 January, 2013

Scotland stalwart Blair retires from internationals

The scrum-half was capped 85 times for his country and was captain of the side on 14 occasions.

# rugby-world-cup - Saturday 22 December, 2012

VIDEO: Watch New Zealand World Cup documentary ‘The Weight of a Nation’ in full

The programme aired on television last week.

# rugby-world-cup - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Drico doubts about 2015 World Cup

“I think my World Cup ship has sailed,” says Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll as he reflected on an “okay draw” for the 2015 tournament in England.

# rugby-world-cup - Monday 3 December, 2012

Ireland to face France, Italy at 2015 Rugby World Cup

It’s nearly three years away but all eyes were on London this afternoon’s 2015 Rugby World Cup draw. Here’s how it all turned out.

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