The42's Rugby World Cup Preview Night with James Lowe and Scott Fardy (4 September)
It has been four years in the making, and now, the 2019 Rugby World Cup is finally here.
Joe Schmidt's Ireland kick off their tournament against Scotland on 22 September, and The42 will be right there in Japan for the duration to make sure that you don't miss a single try, turnover or talking point.
But before that, we're hosting a big Rugby World Cup preview night in Dublin to tee up what is bound to be an unforgettable six weeks, one way or the other.
Will Ireland finally find a way to win a World Cup quarter-final? How are their opponents shaping up? And what tricks does Schmidt still have up his sleeve after a rather flat Six Nations in the spring?
The42's Murray Kinsella will have his bags packed but his last stop before the airport departures lounge will be theLiberty Hall Theatreon Dublin’s Eden Quay where he'll be joined by his regular Rugby Weekly counterpart Gavan Casey and some very special guests.
To help whet the appetite, we are delighted to welcome two men who need no introduction: Leinster try machine and all-round sound man James Lowe, and his Champions Cup winning counterpart and 2015 World Cup runner-up with Australia, Scott Fardy.
The event takes place on Wednesday, 4 September with doors opening at 6.30pm.
Tickets are priced at €20, but The42 Members can avail of the discounted members price for themselves, their family and friends by entering the 20% discount code supplied in their welcome email at checkout.
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Behind The Lines, No. 2 - Great Irish sports stories from The42, 2018
Behind the Lines, No. 2 is another collection of some of the year’s best sports stories produced by the award-winning team at The42, Ireland’s favourite sports app.
Ryan Bailey excavates his family history to piece together the story of his uncle, Busby Babes star Liam Whelan, on the anniversary of the Ireland midfielder’s death in the Munich Air Disaster.
Murray Kinsella spends an afternoon in Australia with Munster legend John Langford to reminisce on the province’s nascent glory days and a dressing room shared with Claw, Axel and ROG, while Eoin O’Callaghan talks to the players who were humbled by Katie Taylor on the football pitch.
Read the story of the inter-county kitman who almost gambled away his life, and the UFC hopeful living in a caravan in a gym car park as he works his way to Vegas from a life in prison... and much more.
This is longform writing for the sports fan in your life.
Praise for Behind The Lines, No. 2:
‘Fine sportswriting... as compelling as it is often amusing and touching. These are stories that go far beyond sport, and they still resonate long after they have been read.’ Donald McRae, The Guardian
‘A welcome addition to the genre.’Michael Lyster, The Sunday Game
‘More evidence that terrific sports writing is just terrific writing, period... The men and women writing for The42 provide an essential voice that speaks a universal language.’ Glenn Stout, The Best American Sports Writing
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