Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
Irish centre Bundee Aki has been banned for three-weeks after receiving a straight red card in a match against Samoa last week.
Samoa coach Steve Jackson appealed to the RWC judiciary not to suspend Ireland centre Bundee Aki after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle.
Rugby World Cup officials have given assurances the Fukuoka pitch will hold firm for Saturday's Ireland-Samoa Test following Irish concerns that it was tearing up.
Robbie Henshaw will make his first start at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Ireland's crucial Pool A match against Samoa.
Ireland are determined that Jordi Murphy will be given the "best chance" to overcome a rib injury and remain at the Rugby World Cup.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has played down fresh injury concerns after his side saw off Russia at the Rugby World Cup.
Ireland beat Russia as they bounced back from their stunning upset by Japan with an important bonus-point win at the Rugby World Cup
Joe Schmidt admitted Japan's stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland was "fantastic for the tournament".
Japan moved up to eighth in the official World Rugby rankings following their shock Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.
Ireland star Johnny Sexton believes a stunning World Cup defeat by Japan could yet prove to be a "blessing in disguise" because it took place during the group stages.
Beating New Zealand twice in their past three duels has given Ireland a sense of confidence going into their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
A 14-man Ireland have qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after thumping Samoa.
Ireland skipper Rory Best is taking a philosophical approach to their critical Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa.
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale insisted Japan haven't set the template for beating the Six Nations side after their shock victory at the Rugby World Cup.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt insisted his side "got the performance we needed" after reviving their Rugby World Cup campaign with a win over Russia.
World Player of the Year Jonathan Sexton said Ireland were delighted to secure a bonus-point, 35-0 win over Russia at the Rugby World Cup.
Andy Farrell believes Ireland can take heart from what happened to England back in 2007 as they look to get their bid for Rugby World Cup glory in Japan back on track.
World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland in their Rugby World Cup match against Russia after recovering from a thigh injury.
Ireland number eight CJ Stander said the shock loss to Japan was one of the worst days of his career but has vowed to "go again" against Russia.
Japan's win over Ireland, as well as several plucky performances by minnows, suggests the gap between the haves and have-nots of rugby continues to narrow.
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