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Rugby - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France

Warren Gatland’s men were on a four-day turnaround and struggled to put the South Americans away.

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match

The union have hit back at a report in the Sunday Times.

Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga

AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.

The man overseeing Manchester United's decline and more of the week's best sportswriting

A selection of our favourite sporting pieces from the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Hagibis moves off Japan but at least 14 are dead amid flooding and devastation Aftermath

Typhoon Hagibis moves off Japan but at least 14 are dead amid flooding and devastation

Japan’s military deployed 27,000 troops to aid rescue operations.

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.

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong

The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.

Ireland flying in solicitor to represent Aki at disciplinary hearing in Tokyo

The inside centre was red-carded in last night’s win over Samoa in Fukuoka.

Rugby - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Canada v Namibia cancelled, but Wales v Uruguay and USA v Tonga go ahead

World Rugby has yet to make an announcement on Scotland’s clash with Japan.

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France

Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.

'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'

Ireland must now wait to learn if they will face the Kiwis or the Springboks next weekend.

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

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Faddes finds a rhythm as six-try Ulster beat Kings

John Cooney’s 22-point haul helped Ulster coast to victory over the Kngs.

'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display

The 22-year-old shone at fullback in a big win over Samoa.

'When I want to go out, I want to have a coffee, but it's impossible'

Michael Leitch can’t leave Japan’s team hotel without being mobbed by autograph-hunting fans.

Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned

The Connacht man was sent off against Samoa and now faces a suspension.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Hagibis: Japan's wettest storm in decades makes landfall Super Storm

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan's wettest storm in decades makes landfall

The storm has weakened but was still packing gusts of wind up to 216 km/h.

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

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.

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Typhoon in Japan, but Ireland’s final pool match is going ahead in Fukuoka and we’ll bring you minute-by-minute updates as Schmidt’s men chase a bonus point.

Osborne caps dream week with first try and hard-earned Leinster contract

The scrum-half will remain with the province for the rest of the season after impressing on trial.

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour

The 22-year-old starts at fullback for Ireland against Samoa today.

Rugby - Friday 11 October, 2019

Fitzgerald's star continues to rise as Connacht thrash Dragons and return home with bonus point

Gavin Thornbury, Matt Healy, Finlay Bealham, Cillian Gallagher and Kieran Marmion all ran in tries in Newport.

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'

Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.

Leinster turn on the style again to put Edinburgh to the sword at the RDS

Leo Cullen’s side made it three bonus-point wins from three at the start of the Pro14 season.

Cheetahs run riot to secure first-ever victory over Munster

The match at the Toyota Stadium was a scrappy affair during the first half, but it did spring to life in the second.

Cheika hopeful over Beale fitness as Wallabies look to last-eight clash

The Australia star played just 13 minutes of the win over Georgia, but his coach says his head injury is not serious.

An early-season colours clash and the rest of this weekend's AIL games

It’s a landmark weekend for Old Belvedere, who rename their home ground on Saturday.

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union

Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.

'I feel sorry for the players like Parisse and Ghiraldini' - Irish sympathy for Italy

Keith Earls and CJ Stander also underlined that they’re focused on their own jobs against Samoa.

Error-strewn Wallabies earn bonus-point victory over Georgia in tough conditions

Australia will now turn their attention to the quarter-finals after today’s 27-8 win in Shizuoka.

Coetzee to make injury return as Ulster bid to bounce back in South Africa

Dan McFarland has named his team for Saturday’s Pro14 clash against the Southern Kings.

Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt

The leading World Cup contenders will all have lengthy build-ups to their quarter-finals.

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.