Keith Earls and Simon Zebo were two of Ireland’s standout performers in their 44-10 win over Romania at Wembley. Photograph: Reuters

Another bonus point victory with the 44-10 over Romania and the only caveat in injury terms, appears to be a glute issue sustained by replacement Rob (...)

England captain Chris Robshaw and head coach Stuart Lancaster face the media after their defeat to Wales at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ten days into the tournament and one could do a PhD on decision-making and psychology. Think of Japan beating South Africa or the Welsh medical sta(...)

Keith Earls went over twice for Ireland during their win over Romania at Wembley. Photograph: Afp 6:25

Ireland 44 Romania 10 Job done with a bonus point, and Ireland move on to the serious stuff seemingly in better form, with more variety and ass(...)

Conor Murray says he is up for playing in every World Cup game for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Conor Murray has prepared himself to play a role in all of Ireland’s World Cup matches, with just two specialist scrum-halves in Joe Schmidt’s squad. (...)

Luke Fitzgerald challenges for a high ball with Matt Evans during Ireland’s opening World Cup match against Canada. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images 1:56

The odds on Ireland winning Pool D shortened from 4/6 to 4/7 in the aftermath of beating Canada, and while that may seem a little premature, it tak(...)

 Rob Kearney scores against the All Blacks: “It’s very hard to find a weakness but they are beatable. Ireland players know this now.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 5:12

So the million dollar question: should Ireland coach an offloading policy at this World Cup? I don’t think you can. You are either intuitively good(...)

New Munster signing Mark Chisholm during training at the University of Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley said he is not concerned long-term about Irish scrumhalf Conor Murray picking up a third concussion in a year at the weeke(...)

England loosehead prop Joe Marler is forced out of the scrum during the World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

It’s probably fair to suggest that both Ireland’s Joe Schmidt and his England counterpart Stuart Lancaster will be disappointed when they review the f(...)

England winger Jonny May celebrates scoring their first try during the World Cup warm-up  at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

One of a few positives coming out of Twickenham is the scoreboard. Only losing 21-13 to a rampant English team – with a powerful pack and dazzling win(...)

Ireland winger Dave Kearney catches a high ball under pressure from England’s  Anthony Watson during the World Cup warm-up at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

15 Simon Zebo Some nice left-footed clearances, he made 41 metres in attack without threatening, but was caught out a couple of times defensive(...)