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Rugby World Cup quarter-finals: How Twitter reacted

• Re-cap four enthralling matches in tweets<br>• Social media offers entertaining angle on quarter-finals<p>As ever, social media offered up some amusing and …

Social Media

‘Embarrassing’: The international media reaction to the RWC quarter-finals

Why are the Rugby World Cup sponsors avoiding Twitter during the games?

A year ago, I sat in a large meeting room at a media agency to discuss the merits of a second screen strategy for a client’s Rugby World Cup …

Rugby World Cup

Argentina eye Rugby World Cup win against Australia as No 10 Nicolas Sanchez and Co prepare for semi-final at Twickenham

Argentina eye Rugby World Cup win against Australia as No 10 Nicolas Sanchez and Co prepare for semi-final at Twickenham<p><b>Argentina face Australia in</b> …

Rugby World Cup

Ireland's Injury Woes Set To Last Until Six Nations

Ireland's World Cup hopes were dashed largely in part to some huge injuries to Johnny Sexton, Paul O'Connell, Jared Payne, and Peter O'Mahony. While …

Ireland

The All Blacks' secret? Pork pies

Ma'a Nonu on his way to the tuck shop.<p>Journalists the world over have spent a lot of ink trying to work out how exactly the All Blacks do it.<p>How does …

New Zealand

Scotland fans: We were robbed in Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia

Scotland rugby fans react to their painful defeat in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup 2015<p>Scotland fans were frustrated and disheartened as they left Twickenham and felt they were robbed after being knocked out of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.<p>The Scots faced Australia in what was an …

Rugby World Cup referee Craig Joubert may have run off pitch because ‘he was keen to get to the bathroom’

World Rugby’s chief executive Brett Gosper has suggested that the referee Craig Joubert’s decision to sprint off the Twickenham pitch at full-time after Scotland’s controversial quarter-final defeat to Australia was possibly because “he was keen to get to the bathroom.”<p>Joubert awarded the Wallabies …

Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015: Craig Joubert defended by Australia's Michael Cheika after Scotland penalty blunder

Pointing finger of blame at Craig Joubert by World Rugby was 'unfair' and Michael Cheika believes official has been let down<p>World Rugby has come under fire for its public admonishment of Craig Joubert, the referee who awarded Australia a last-minute, match-winning penalty against Scotland on Sunday.<p>…

Fear a mistake against the All Blacks and you will make one, warns Springbok Jannie du Plessis

LONDON, 19 Oct - The battle between South Africa and New Zealand will be brutal and physical, but the semi-final clash at Twickenham on Saturday is …

Drums

Ireland vs Argentina: Five things we learnt

Ireland were put to the sword by Argentina as the Pumas ran rampant in Cardiff. Here we look at what we learnt from a stunning game<p>Men against boys in the first 15 minutes<p>Argentina are no longer the dark horses of international rugby. The Pumas have sharpened their claws in the Rugby Championship …

Rugby World Cup 2015: What is the use of inspiration when skill levels are so low in the northern hemisphere

A fundemental revision of junior rugby is needed to bridge the skills gap with the southern hemisphere, writes Brian Moore<p>The joke started with an Englishman walking into a bar to find no Welsh, Irish, Scottish or French counterparts – they were all out watching their teams in the Rugby World Cup …

Rugby World Cup 2015: James Haskell defends Stuart Lancaster after England RWC failure

Stuart Lancaster's fate will be decided by an RFU panel tasked with identifying the flaws which led to England early World Cup exit<p>James Haskell, the England forward, has come to the defence of beleaguered coach Stuart Lancaster as he faces the axe in the wake of his squad's dreadful World Cup …

Ewan MacKenna On Why The Irish Media Is Biased Towards Rugby

On Sunday, Ewan MacKenna did battle with the twitter hordes who were attempting to put the nicest possible spin on Ireland's latest World Cup …

Private Schools

Rugby World Cup 2015: Why World Rugby have to review TMO regulations after Scotland heartache

Referee should be able to consult TMO for penalty decision and likewise TMO should be able to alert referee of something he has seen regarding a penalty<p>Emotions have been running high for us Scots. And I was no different on television on Sunday evening as <b>Scotland were denied a place in the Rugby</b> …

Rugby World Cup 2015: Springboks wing Bryan Habana pays tribute to murdered South African rugby coach

Zukisa Kela's death in brutal attack in Johannesburg is horrible reminder of problems that South Africa faces<p>Even in a country which occasionally seems inured to violence such as South Africa, there are still random acts of unspeakable brutality that have the power to shock a ­nation.<p>On Saturday …

South Africa

Argentina's Rugby World Cup success shows Lions must come to Americas

Argentina have reached the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup. England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have not. This can mean only one thing. The British and Irish Lions should tour the Americas.<p>Argentina run away from Ireland to reach Rugby World Cup semi-final<p>Read more<p>Yes, granted, in the real …

South America

Study finds shouting at TV boosts team performance by 7.9%

Rugby World Cup: How 'Super Mario’ persuaded Australians to stop worrying and love the scrum

Former Argentina hooker has transformed the Wallabies' pack and in doing so has made them genuine World Cup contenders<p>Some have christened him ‘Dr  Scrum’, while others settle simply for ‘Super Mario’. Either way, Mario Ledesma has injected a dash of Argentine flamboyance into the subtle yet savage …

Three Irish fans made it into Millennium Stadium for famous rugby victory thanks to quick-thinking couple

It will be a game that will live long in the memory, but three Irish rugby fans can thank a generous Limerick couple who managed to return their …

Ireland

It hasn't felt like a Rugby World Cup: Haskell

Oct 13, 2015<p>England flanker James Haskell insists he will only enter World Cup mode once he is back at his club Wasps as he reflects on a "weird" …

Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015: Ranking Top Forwards in Group Stage

Link to Media<p>Eight of the sport's finest teams will line up in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup 2015 this weekend, but it's a necessary evil that the end of the pool stage also sees some of the world's best forwards take their leave.<p>It's only natural that we tend to associate the brightest …

Rugby World Cup

England star Vicky Fleetwood: Questions and answers

A video posted by Reebok Sports Club London (@reebokclub) on Sep 23, 2015 at 7:37am PDT<p>1) What are three of your favourite pre-work out meals and …

Rugby World Cup 2015: 'Savage pool deciders a great watch'

<b>It was another compelling weekend of World Cup action, with Scotland and Samoa serving up a thriller, but my favourite matches over the weekend were the two battles to finish top of their pools</b><p>Wales against Australia and Ireland versus France were ferocious, savage games.<p>They were brutal and …

Chanel Releases Luxury Rugby Balls to Celebrate Rugby World Cup

Featuring the brand’s iconic quilted leather.<p>With the Rugby World Cup already underway, Chanel has unveiled a series of luxury rugby balls available in four colorways: black, white, navy and burgundy. No stranger to transforming sporting goods into luxury items, Chanel’s take on the ball is …

Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup: Teams low on gas after brutal pool phase

Fatigued sides may struggle in knockout stage after pushing themselves to limit.<p>It's possible that some people are seeing a different World Cup - one …

Rugby World Cup

No ghosts from 2007 France loss for All Blacks | Reuters

CARDIFF (Reuters) - New Zealand’s shock defeat by France at the 2007 World Cup will have no bearing when the sides meet again in this year’s quarter-finals, All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said on Monday.<p>The French pulled off a dramatic 20-18 victory over New Zealand in Cardiff eight years …

Top Gear

England's Failure at the Rugby World Cup is No Joke

England's loss to Australia on Saturday October 3rd in Rugby's World Cup was a huge disappointment for the home team, as Australia's new coach galvanised his players to victory with technique and skill over England's young and talented athletes who have yet to come together with the necessary …