Ireland lineout

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…

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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…

Ireland team

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…

Joe Schmidt

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…

George Ford

By Adam Hathaway Whatever the result at Twickenham on Saturday when England host Ireland we can be certain of two things. One coach will say that the result does not…

Pinged: Referee Craig Joubert signals for a penalty to the frustration of Ireland captain Paul O'Connell

Picture the scene: Wales and Ireland are locked at 10-10, close to the hour mark. Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is expectant. The hosts have taken a while to click into gear but are finally…

Rugby maul

The full-on Friendly. When Ireland faced Wales on Saturday it felt as though the Rugby World Cup had started early. The fitness sessions were over, the training bibs were back…

Mike Phillips

The awkward reality of ‘Warm up’ matches Wales lost to Ireland by 35 points to 21 in what was a very difficult game to watch from a Welsh perspective. But…