Alex Matthews

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Ireland players celebrate at the end of their Rugby World Cup Sevens win over England at  AT&T Park in San Francisco. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 19 England 14 Ireland will play New Zealand in quarter-finals of the women’s World Cup Sevens after securing a brilliant 19-14 victory over E(...)

New Zealand celebrate winning the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Finalafter beating England at  the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New Zealand 41 England 32 The English machine derailed by wave upon crashing wave of blackness. A never ending night until we move to Hong Kong or p(...)

Portia Woodman of New Zealand breaks clear from Lindsay Varty of Hong Kong to score a try during their pool match in UCD on August 13th.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Here comes the serious and perhaps, finally, the competitive rugby at this World Cup. England, New Zealand and France all breezed through the round-(...)

 England’s Lydia Thompson  breaks clear from Michela Sillari of Italy to score a try during the Women’s Rugby World Cup match at Belfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England 56 Italy 13 England’s defence of their World Cup title continues to simmer as try doubles from Emily Scarratt, Danielle Waterman and Lydia T(...)

Nora Stapleton during Ireand’s Captain’s Run in Donnybrook Stadium. Team sponsors Aon will vacate their front of jersey sponsorship for ICHH, a charity fighting homelessness in Dublin since 2013, for the Grand Slam decider against England. Photograph: Inpho

Anyone remember what all the fuss was about? Never mind. This enormous challenge demands that each and every Irish player is tuned into their specific(...)