Ireland’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Saturday 19th September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup Record: P30 W17 D0 L13

1987 Quarter-finals
1991 Quarter-finals
1995 Quarter-finals
1999 Quarter-final play-offs
2003 Quarter-finals
2007 Pool stages
2011 Quarter-finals

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 10 – The number of games Ireland went unbeaten before losing in March to Wales. In that time, they had won a Six Nations title, completed a Series win in Argentina and beaten Australia and South Africa.

Did you know? Ireland have never played England or South Africa at a World Cup

If they were a celebrity… Lionel Messi…strong work ethic, loves to put boot to ball, humble by nature yet has ultimately failed on the highest stage

Odds: 9-1

Jonathan Sexton will be targeted by France on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images.

France have no qualms over targeting Sexton

Jonathan Sexton will have to prove once again that he can cope under pressure with France admitting they will target him in Sunday’s decisive Pool D fixture in Cardiff. The…

France coach Philippe Saint-André is feeling confident. Photo: Getty Images

France confident ahead of Irish decider

France have no fear over playing Ireland according to Philippe Saint-André despite a poor recent record. Pool D will come down to the clash in Cardiff on Sunday, with the…

Ireland fans

Five things we’ve learnt: Ireland v Italy

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland and Italy served up a steaming dose of Six Nations mediocrity on Sunday, bringing a series of scratches to a sprakling weekend of quicksilver rugby…from…

Wembley Stadium

Ireland 44-10 Romania: Five Things we learnt

By Whiff of Cordite While the World Cup ‘went off’ around them, Ireland quietly went about their business against Romania – bonus point secured, no major injury concerns and some…

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World Cup 2015: Ireland 44-10 Romania

Ireland never looked troubled as they cruised past Romania 44-10 at Wembley in front of a record World Cup crowd of 89,267. The wide men profited with Keith Earls and…


World Cup Highlights: Ireland 44-10 Romania

Ireland secured their second bonus point victory of the tournament with a win over Romania at Wembley Stadium – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click…