Ireland

Jamie Ritchie to miss Scotland's World Cup opener against Ireland

Scotland back-row Jamie Ritchie will miss Rugby World Cup opening game against Ireland in Yokohama next weekend following a broken cheekbone.
15 September 2019

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw likely to be ruled out of World Cup opener against Scotland

Ireland are likely to miss the services of Robbie Henshaw for the World Cup tournament opener against Scotland next weekend following a hamstring injury.
15 September 2019

We are really hopeful RugbyX will fly - Ben Ryan

Former Olympic gold medal-winning Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan is ready for his next venture as the Technical Director of RugbyX - a new format of the game which will take place at the O2 Arena next month.
11 September 2019

Ireland head to World Cup as number one ranked team

Ireland have claimed the top position in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time in history following their 19-10 win over Wales in their encounter at Aviva Stadium last weekend.
10 September 2019

Ireland receive Keith Earls boost ahead of World Cup campaign

Ireland have received a boost ahead of their World Cup campaign with Munster winger Keith Earls declared fit despite his latest injury setback.
9 September 2019

Wales expect Rhys Patchell to be fit for World Cup despite another concussion setback

Wales head coach Warren Gatland is expecting fly-half Rhys Patchell to be available for the World Cup campaign in Japan despite another concussion scare.
8 September 2019

Ireland move to top of rankings with 19-10 win over Wales

Ireland have climbed to the top position in the World Rugby Rankings after they went on to edge out Wales 19-10 at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
8 September 2019

Johnny Sexton returns to Ireland line-up for Wales showdown

Ireland playmaker Johnny Sexton will make his first appearance at international level since March after he was named in the starting line-up for the return clash against Wales at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
6 September 2019

Rhys Patchell starts for Wales against Ireland

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made several changes to the starting line-up for the clash against Ireland to be played this weekend at Aviva Stadium.
5 September 2019

Wales v Ireland: The Verdict

With World Cup squads announced and the final warm-up games looming, Joe Harvey reflects on Ireland's recent win in Cardiff.
3 September 2019

Ireland leave out Devin Toner in World Cup squad

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has left out experienced second row Devin Toner from the 31-man World Cup squad.
2 September 2019

Rugby Rumours: Saracens for Willemse, Te'o extension, Toner Omission and Back-row Brits

Saracens for Willemse, Te'o extension, Toner Omission and Back-row Brits
2 September 2019

Stockdale double steers Ireland to 17-22 win over Wales

Jacob Stockdale scored a double as Ireland edged out Wales 17-22 in their encounter at Principality Stadium on Saturday.
31 August 2019

Joe Schmidt describes Felix Jones' Springboks appointment as 'awkward'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt described the appointment of Felix Jones in the backroom staff of South Africa ahead of the World Cup campaign as an 'awkward' situation.
30 August 2019

Ireland name Jack Carty at fly-half for Wales encounter

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named Jack Carty at fly-half for the upcoming World Cup warm-up game against Wales at Millennium Stadium this weekend.
30 August 2019

Josh Navidi to lead Wales against Ireland

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named Cardiff Blues flanker Josh Navidi as the skipper for the upcoming World Cup warm-up game against Ireland to be played at Millennium Stadium on 31st August.
29 August 2019

Joe Schmidt expects Jonathan Sexton to return to action soon

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt reckons playmaker Johnny Sexton will return to action before the World Cup after his injury setback.
27 August 2019

England v Ireland: The Verdict

In their penultimate World Cup warm-up match, England showed their clinical side at Twickenham as they brushed Ireland aside. Joe Harvey delivers his verdict.
27 August 2019

Video Highlights: England dominate Ireland at Twickenham Stadium

England scored an eight-try riot as they trounced Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
25 August 2019

Eight-try England trounce Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham

England stepped up their World Cup preparations with a dominating display as they thrashed Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
24 August 2019