Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Ireland overpower Scotland in Yokohama

Ireland commenced their Pool A campaign with a powerful 27-3 victory over Scotland in Yokohama. Joe Schmidt’s side, who entered the competition off the back of some fractious warm-up fixtures, dominated from the start and were driven on by a physical performance from their forward pack. Ireland’s forwards orchestrated and finished all three of their first-half tries. James Ryan and […]

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Ireland vs Scotland: Schmidt's side on course for impressive win after Conway crosses for bonus point try

It is a battle between the two highest-seeded teams in Pool A as Ireland and Scotland kick off their World Cup journey in Yokohama. Kick-off is at 08.45 and you can follow all the action in our live blog. International Rugby Newsletter Rugby insights and commentary from our renowned journalists like Neil Francis, Will Slattery, Alan Quinlan & Cian Tracey. […]

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Black beauty trumps beast in epic

For the opening 20 minutes, it looked as if we were watching the champions-elect and then out of nowhere, New Zealand woke from their slumber and conjured up a blistering four-minute spell that left no doubt that they are still the team to beat. Steve Hansen had issued a warning when he claimed that if his side play to the […]

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Latu wants more from fellow forwards in ‘grand final’ against Wales

Sapporo: Tolu Latu, Australia’s man of the match in their World Cup opener, wants greater physicality from his fellow forwards when the Wallabies square off against Wales next Sunday in another game they are mentally preparing for as their own “grand final”. Aside from two communication breakdowns, Latu’s lineout throwing and overall performance was excellent as he was named best […]

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