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# wrwc17 - Yesterday’s News

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# wrwc17 - Friday 18 August, 2017

Pace, power and outstanding offloading - the top 5 tries from yesterday's WRWC action Try Time This post contains videos

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?

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.

# wrwc17 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

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.

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.

'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.

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.

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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.

# wrwc17 - Monday 14 August, 2017

TV viewing figures rise as Ireland's World Cup campaign gathers momentum

And Thursday’s Pool decider against France will be the first women’s game to be shown live on prime time French television.

A World Cup in Ireland is particularly special for Black Fern star Brazier

The 27-year-old hopes to meet her family in Belfast for the first time next week.

'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.

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.

'We need to play the game of our lives against the French'

Despite two error-strewn displays, just France stand between Tom Tierney’s side and a World Cup semi-final.

# wrwc17 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

Ireland ride their luck but one-dimensional rugby will only get them so far in this World Cup

A victory inspired by heart and passion and you can never question those qualities in this Irish team; but they need to bring so much more if their hopes of going all the way are genuine.

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

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.

Just the eight! Try-scoring machine Woodman produces Sunday Best at Belfield

‘The forwards do all the hard work, it’s easy for us to cross the line.’

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# wrwc17 - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Ireland focused on executing a World Cup plan three years in the making

Tom Tierney has fully mapped out Ireland’s path to the World Cup final and his squad face their second game against Japan tomorrow.

Scrum-half Cronin handed debut as Ireland make 7 changes for Japan

Tom Tierney has rested some of his big names.

# wrwc17 - Friday 11 August, 2017

'We're trying to embrace the expectation and pressure, but it caught us'

A home World Cup isn’t always an advantage.

# wrwc17 - Thursday 10 August, 2017

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.

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell breaks down Ireland's nail-biting start to the Rugby World Cup Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Lynne Cantwell breaks down Ireland's nail-biting start to the Rugby World Cup

The former Ireland international joins Gavan Casey to break down Ireland’s 19-17 win against Australia.

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

Second row rampage tops the list of best tries from the WRWC opening day in Dublin

The USA’s Kris Thomas also made the list thanks to a powerful tackle-busting finish against Italy.

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Dramatic finish to Ireland's opening World Cup win over Australia draws over 320,000 viewers

The game averaged 17.45% of the available TV audience.

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

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.

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.

# wrwc17 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'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.

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.

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.

As it happened: Ireland make seriously hard work of Australia but open WRWC with win

Ireland face Australia in their opening fixture at the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil. Follow us for updates.

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.

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.

'At the end of a World Cup, you need to sleep for about a week'

Former Irish rugby international Sarah Jane Belton reflects on her memories of the 2006 World Cup.

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.

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