Thornley and Cummiskey on Joe's final squad and the English test 5:58

World Cup and the squad selection for the final warm up game in Twickenham on Saturday.

Luke McGrath starts for Leinster in Friday’s Pro 12 opener against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho

(...) is missing nine players because of World Cup commitments, eight Scots and Tongan Will Helu but there(...)

Nepia Fox-Matamua will make his Connacht debut against Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

(...) night’s protagonists are not overly encumbered by personnel commitments to the World Cup so they will be(...)

Schmidt on the current state of the squad as they travel to face England 3:00

As the Irish rugby team travel for their last World Cup warm up game, Joe Schmidt provides injury(...)

Ulster centre Darren Cave has said the pursuit of a place at the Rugby World Cup took over his life. Photograph: Inpho

(...) away I’m not dwelling on the whole World Cup, ” he says. “I’m worrying about what’s coming. There’s a(...)

Gerry Thornley on the Rugby World Cup 2:23

As Ireland look to potential glory at the Rugby World Cup, Gerry Thornley talks about his love of(...)

Gerry Thornley on the Rugby World Cup (TV Ad) 0:30

Watch the TV ad featuring rugby correspondent Gerry Thornley. The Irish Times. You are what you read.

Tighthead Mike Ross (left) believes 22-year-old Tadhg Furlong has the talent to be Ireland’s versatile prop. Photograph: Inpho

Remember Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day 2012 and Tom Court’s traumatic experience at the hands of Dan Cole? Same stadium, same English tighthead, Mike(...)

Wales Captain Sam Warburton returns to the starting line-up for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up against Italy. Photograph: PA

Sam Warburton will make his first appearance of Wales’ World Cup warm-up schedule when he returns(...)

Simon Zebo has been named by Joe Schmidt at full-back to play against England in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup warm-up match this Saturday. Photo: Billy Stickland/INPHO 3:00

(...),” said Joe Schmidt. A fit Kearney will keep the jersey come the World Cup opener against Canada on(...)