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news from Monday, 23 September 2019

- Shortly before Ireland's opening World Cup win on Sunday, Jerry Flannery proclaimed that the nation has never been better prepared to perform at a World Cup. Having taken on all comers and won at some point over the last two years it's fair to say this is the best Irish side to ever compete in rugby's showpiece event. Despite the obvious depth in the squad, that doesn't mean the 31-man panel selec...

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news from Sunday, 22 September 2019

- Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama. Jacob Stockdale is happy to prove his critics wrong after he produced an excellent display in Ireland's 27-3 win over Scotland in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Stockdale has been criticised on occasion for his defensive performances, most recently in Ireland's record defeat to England at Twickenham as part of their warm-up series. In that game, the Uls...

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- Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama.  Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has provided an injury update in the aftermath of his side's 27-3 victory over Scotland in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup.  The game was played at a ferocious pace and both Peter O'Mahony and Bundee Aki were removed in the first half as they picked up head knocks. They didn't return to the field and Schmidt confirmed that both ...

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