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

Ireland fans

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