ARTICLES RELATING TO IRELAND

Ireland blow as Aki gets 3-week ban, World Cup over

2019-10-14 16:32

Irish centre Bundee Aki has been banned for three-weeks after receiving a straight red card in a match against Samoa last week.

Samoa call for Ireland's Aki to escape ban for high tackle

2019-10-12 18:35

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.

Ireland concerned about pitch for Samoa game

2019-10-11 12:42

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.

Ireland name team for crucial Samoa showdown

2019-10-10 11:05

Robbie Henshaw will make his first start at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Ireland's crucial Pool A match against Samoa.

Ireland will give Murphy 'best chance' to stay at World Cup

2019-10-04 06:59

Ireland are determined that Jordi Murphy will be given the "best chance" to overcome a rib injury and remain at the Rugby World Cup.

Schmidt plays down Ireland injury worries at Rugby World Cup

2019-10-03 16:49

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has played down fresh injury concerns after his side saw off Russia at the Rugby World Cup.

Ireland see off Russia for bonus-point win at RWC

2019-10-03 14:16

Ireland beat Russia as they bounced back from their stunning upset by Japan with an important bonus-point win at the Rugby World Cup

Japan win great for RWC, admits Ireland coach

2019-10-01 11:44

Joe Schmidt admitted Japan's stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland was "fantastic for the tournament".

Japan up to highest-ever ranking, Boks stay 5th

2019-09-30 13:07

Japan moved up to eighth in the official World Rugby rankings following their shock Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.

Sexton: Japan loss could be 'blessing in disguise'

2019-09-29 17:31

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.

 

'Battle-hardened' Ireland ready for All Black challenge

2019-10-14 07:59

Beating New Zealand twice in their past three duels has given Ireland a sense of confidence going into their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

14-man Ireland thump Samoa to reach RWC quarters

2019-10-12 14:53

A 14-man Ireland have qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after thumping Samoa.

Ireland calm for Samoa clash amid typhoon turmoil

2019-10-11 07:06

Ireland skipper Rory Best is taking a philosophical approach to their critical Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa.

Stockdale adamant Japan haven't revealed blueprint for beating Ireland

2019-10-05 11:40

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.

Schmidt says Ireland 'got what they needed' with Russia win

2019-10-03 19:04

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt insisted his side "got the performance we needed" after reviving their Rugby World Cup campaign with a win over Russia.

Ireland's Sexton happy to 'get back on the horse' at World Cup

2019-10-03 15:19

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.

Farrell urges Ireland to follow England's 2007 example

2019-10-02 09:43

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.

Ireland star Sexton returns for Russia match

2019-10-01 08:59

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's Stander says Japan loss among his worst days

2019-09-30 07:57

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.

Don't mind the gap: minnows catching up at Rugby World Cup

2019-09-29 11:54

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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