Ireland

'It will be a nice way to finish up' - Best to bow out with Baa Baas

Rory Best says it will be a ‘nice way to finish up’ his rugby career when he represents the Barbarians over the next three weeks.
14 November 2019

Joey Carbery a doubtful starter for Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery is doubtful for the Six Nations campaign next year following an ankle injury.
8 November 2019

Athlete Factory Sevens - Final Whistle

Following the end of play at the Athlete Factory International 7s competition, Joe Harvey caught up with winners Ireland as well as England and the USA.
28 October 2019

Ireland triumph at Athlete Factory 7s

The final weekend of October saw some of the best-known names in the Sevens Series come to Chester in what was a final chance to prove themselves prior to Dubai in just over a month.
28 October 2019

Joe Schmidt takes responsibility for Ireland's quarter-final exit

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has taken full responsibility for his side's quarter-final exit in the ongoing World Cup.
23 October 2019

Dominant New Zealand storm into semi-finals with 46-14 win over Ireland

New Zealand ran a seven-try riot as they kept their hope of World Cup title defence alive as they eased past Ireland 46-14 in their quarter-final clash at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.
19 October 2019

Ireland name Rob Kearney at fullback for quarter-final against New Zealand

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named Rob Kearney at full-back for the World Cup quarter-final game against New Zealand scheduled in Tokyo on Saturday.
17 October 2019

Richie Mo'unga starts at fly-half for New Zealand against Ireland

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named Richie Mo'unga at fly-half for the World Cup quarter-final game against Ireland to be played in Tokyo on Saturday.
17 October 2019

Rob Herring joins Ireland's World Cup squad as replacement for injured Sean Cronin

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has recalled Ulster front-rower Rob Herring in the World Cup squad as a replacement for injured Sean Cronin.
17 October 2019

Ian Foster plays down New Zealand's Dublin defeat to Ireland

New Zealand attack coach Ian Foster said the All Blacks' defeat against Ireland in Dublin last year will be irrelevant when the two teams face each other in the World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo on Saturday.
16 October 2019

Ireland's Bundee Aki to miss remainder of World Cup after banned for three weeks

Ireland have been dealt a major blow ahead of their quarter-final against New Zealand with centre Bundee Aki ruled out for the remainder of the tournament following a three-week ban.
15 October 2019

Joe Schmidt hoping Bundee Aki escapes ban after red card against Samoa

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is hoping that centre Bundee Aki escapes ban after his recent red-card incident in the World Cup game against Samoa on Saturday.
13 October 2019

Ireland beat Samoa 47-5 despite Bundee Aki's red-card to reach quarter-finals

Ireland overcame a red-card to Bundee Aki as they went on to defeat Samoa 47-5 in their final game of the Pool A in Fukuoka on Saturday as they went on to reach the quarter-finals in the ongoing Rugby World Cup.
12 October 2019

Robbie Henshaw returns to Ireland line-up for Samoa encounter

Robbie Henshaw will feature for Ireland for the first time in the ongoing World Cup after he was named in the starting line-up in their must-win game against Samoa to be played in Fukuoka on Saturday.
10 October 2019

Ireland receive Joe Carbery boost ahead of Samoa clash

Ireland have received a much-needed boost ahead of their final game of the opening round against Samoa in the ongoing Rugby World Cup with fly-half Joey Carbery declared fully fit.
8 October 2019

Ireland move to top of Pool A after blanking Russia 35-0

Ireland bounced back from their defeat against Japan as they blanked Russia 35-0 in their World Cup encounter at Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday.
3 October 2019

Jonathan Sexton to captain Ireland against Russia

Ireland have received a much-needed boost ahead of their upcoming World Cup clash against Russia with Jonathan Sexton declared fit after recovering from a thigh injury.
1 October 2019

Japan fight back to shock Ireland

Hosts Japan produced an almighty shock as they defeated Ireland 19-12 to blow Pool A wide open.
28 September 2019

Rob Kearney and Keith Earls return to Ireland line-up for Japan clash

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made four changes to the line-up for the second round World Cup clash against Japan scheduled to be played in Shizuoka on Saturday.
26 September 2019

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus impressed by Ireland

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus compared Ireland to three-time champions New Zealand following their impressive win over Scotland in the opening round of the World Cup.
26 September 2019