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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Friday 25 October, 2019

Lying in wait - Where do Ireland's second string stand after a year to forget?

We take a look at the players hoping to earn more time on the pitch under incoming Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'Joe has changed the outlook on rugby for young generations'

Peter O’Mahony says that Joe Schmidt’s impact on Irish rugby will be felt all the way down to primary school level.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Joe Schmidt 'blown away' by offers to continue coaching

The outgoing Irish boss has admitted he will take time to consider his future.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 21 October, 2019

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'

The New Zealander also lamented the shorter turnaround the team had to manage between their final pool game and the quarter-final.

'We felt we prepared well, we felt we had a game-plan'

Rory Best felt Ireland had prepared well for their quarter-final clash with New Zealand, despite conceding seven tries in Tokyo.

Watch: Disaster for Ireland as New Zealand strike for three early tries

Ireland have been left with a mountain to climb after New Zealand raced into a 17-0 lead in Tokyo.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 18 October, 2019

Dublin, Chicago and Hamilton - Ireland's last 5 meetings with New Zealand

Ireland’s recent record against New Zealand has produced a mix of crushing lows and historic highs over the years.

'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well' All Blacks This post contains videos

'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'

Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes

Former All Black half-back Justin Marshall says Joe Schmidt’s men have failed to reach the standards they set in recent years.

From heartbreak to heroic: How each Ireland player has fared against the All Blacks

There are players in the Ireland squad with over a decade of experience against the All Blacks under their belt, while others have only a handful of minutes.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Moody: 'We sort of owe Ireland one'

New Zealand prop Joe Moody says the All Blacks are keen to set the record straight against Ireland this weekend.

Schmidt v Hansen: The decisive bout in a memorable rivarly

This weekend’s World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and New Zealand will be the fifth, and potentially final meeting between two of rugby’s most successful head coaches.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Healy: 'It's a do or die game'

Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Rock-solid Stander is as important and immovable as ever

After another dominant performance against Samoa, Stander is primed to play a key role for Ireland in the quarter-finals.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Carbery: We can overcome anything, we've done it before

Joey Carbery says that Ireland’s confidence hasn’t been dented despite some underwhelming performances during the pool stage in Japan

Schmidt: It's pretty devastating for Bundee but hard to argue with red

The Ireland centre paid the ultimate price for his high hit on Samoan out-half Ulupano Seuteni.

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their seven-try win over Samoa

Jordan Larmour and CJ Stander were among those who stood out in green.

Watch: Bundee Aki sent-off for high tackle against Samoa

Aki became the first Ireland player to be shown a red card at a Rugby World Cup.

Watch: Three early tries hand Ireland perfect start against Samoa

Converted tries from Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton put Ireland into a 21-0 lead against Samoa.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Even in the malaise, Ireland's discipline holds up with the top teams

Despite stuttering through the pool stages so far, Ireland’s discipline record is not out of kilter with the teams aiming for World Cup glory in Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus

Having watched his Springboks side make light work of Canada in Kobe, the South Africa coach was quizzed on his preferred quarter-final opponents.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 7 October, 2019

Murphy hopeful of playing bigger World Cup role after 'rollercoaster' week

The flanker is set to return to training on Thursday after suffering a rib injury against Russia.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 4 October, 2019

Zebo: 'Ireland lack a freedom to express themselves'

Simon Zebo says he would like to see Ireland introduce more variety to their attack after an underwhelming World Cup pool campaign.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their uninspiring victory over Russia

Rhys Ruddock and Andrew Conway the pick of the bunch in Kobe, but that’s not saying a whole lot.

Murphy forced off against Russia as Ireland's injury problems mount

Murphy lasted than half an hour against Russia after sustaining what appeared to be a rib problem.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland as Schmidt's side are stunned

Ireland looked exhausted as they slumped to a defeat to Japan.

'Unfortunately we couldn't come up with the right answers'

'Unfortunately we couldn't come up with the right answers'

Ireland captain Rory Best admitted that the best team won as Japan shocked Ireland in Shizuoka.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 27 September, 2019

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

It’s been another busy few days of sporting action.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'It doesn't get much bigger than this. I can't wait for it'

Dave Kilcoyne is savouring every second of his World Cup experience.

'The best atmosphere in my 30 years going to Lansdowne Road' - When Ireland beat the All Blacks on home soil

A highly-anticipated meeting between the nations ranked first and second in the world, Ireland produced a near-perfect performance to overcome New Zealand.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 23 September, 2019

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated' Onward This post contains videos

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'

Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 22 September, 2019

O'Mahony and Aki face tight turnaround to be fit for Japan in six days

The pair suffered head knocks against Scotland, while Joe Schmidt says Johnny Sexton is ‘fine’.

Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their emphatic win over Scotland

Larmour, Murray, Henderson and Stander were all superb for Schmidt’s side in Yokohama.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

Join us for live coverage from Yokohama as Joe Schmidt’s side open their Pool A campaign against the Scots.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 20 September, 2019

Coffee and sumo wrestling help Healy's World Cup preparations

The prop starts against Scotland on Sunday.

Schmidt opts for continuity as he names first starting XV of World Cup

The Ireland head coach says Joey Carbery, Rob Kearney and Keith Earls are all close to being fit to play.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

From Cardiff heartache to the presenter's chair, Bowe relishing new World Cup role

‘It’s going to be mad and intense but it’s presenting a World Cup. It’s a bit of a dream.’

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