Ireland team

Five things we learnt: Ireland v Canada

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland opened their World Cup 2015 campaign with a comprehensive and sparky hit out over Canada. Ireland were never expected to lose the game, but then…


World Cup Highlights: Ireland 50-7 Canada

Ireland opened their World Cup campaign with a hefty bonus-point win over Canada at the Millennium Stadium – here are the official World Cup highlights of the match. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.…

Joe Schmidt

Why Ireland have no reason to panic

By Mark Coughlan It’s been a World Cup countdown of mixed emotions for Ireland fans. While England headed for Denver, Wales travelled to Qatar and their beloved Poland, and the…

John Smit

John Smit picks his top five hookers

John Smit played in three World Cups, winning 111 caps for South Africa and lifting the 2007 trophy after defeating England in the final in Paris. After two years in…