Robbie Henshaw is in line to make his World Cup debut in the Pool D game against Italy on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 7:17

Akin to other head coaches who have a clear selection strategy in this World Cup, although not all, Joe Schmidt is expected to largely revert to th(...)

Rob Kearney scores Ireland’s fifth try during the Rugby World Cup match against Romania at Wembley Stadium in London. Photograph: David Davies/PA

There’s no point pussy-footing around this, or pussy-footing around the language: TV3’s World Cup panel needs a shit-stirrer. Don’t get me wrong. In m(...)

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(...)

Cian Healy and Paul O’Connell taking part in   Ireland’s squad training session at  St George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s Wembley. The forecast is set fair. The attendance is set to nudge the World Cup record of 89,019 set at the same venue last Sunday for the New(...)

Ian Madigan in action during Ireland’s final training session at  St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ian Madigan missed the All-Ireland final celebrations. He was busy. Some of the Dubs are pals. Cian O’Sullivan was a year ahead of him at Blackrock Co(...)

Ireland manager Joe Schmidt has made 12 changes for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup pool C clash with Romania at Wembley. Photograph: Inpho 5:24

Robbie Henshaw’s hamstring injury will not be risked in Ireland’s second World Cup match against Romania at Wembley on Sunday with Joe Schmidt moving (...)

Cian Healy is set to start for Ireland against Romania at Wembley on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho 6:20

Cian Healy is expected to start for Ireland against Romania on Sunday at Wembley stadium. The 28 year old, who surpassed fellow loosehead prop Nick P(...)

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 was impressive for Ireland at 12 against Canada. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

What a start. Twickenham was bursting at the seams on Friday night. Standing pitchside, the Fijians swarmed around taking pictures of the crowd, engag(...)

Ian Madigan: “It was very satisfying to see the stuff we have been working on over the last three of four weeks come to fruition.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ian Madigan watched from the bench as Johnny Sexton’s effervescence allowed Ireland’s backs to sparkle and fizz during the 50-7 victory over Canada a(...)