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Denmark’s coach Kasper Hjulmand: “I’m pretty certain that we are going to play a strong game.”  Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/  Getty Images

Group B, Denmark v Belgium, Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, 5pm (Live on RTÉ 2 and ITV) Days after playmaker Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest,(...)

Romelu Lukaku’s goals will be crucial to Belgium’s chances this summer. File photograph: Getty Images)

Belgium Odds: 6-1 Previous best: Runners-up 1980 Prospects: Can the golden generation get their hands on a trophy? The Red Devils have the players to(...)

Brian Kerr: “Nothing replaces the buzz of being involved in a match, the tension of living or dying by the result. I always loved that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

How was your lockdown, Brian? “Well, I spent a lot of time doing painting and decorating, like most people. I ended up with a PhD in fence and shed pa(...)

Scotland’s scrumhalf George Horne celebrates after scoring a try during the 2019 Rugby World Cup win over Russia. Photo: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

Scotland 61 Russia 0 That’s the easy part done, the hard bit is still to come. Scotland beat Russia 61-0, their biggest win in 15 years, and earned t(...)

Darcy Graham is the only Scotland player to retain their place in the starting XV for their clash with Russia. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Gregor Townsend’s eyes turned to a likely quarter-final decider against Japan on Sunday with the selection of his Scotland team to play Russia in thei(...)

Fans show their appreciation to Japan’s players  following the  victory over Samoa at City of Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

If nothing else, at least Pool A is by some distance the most interesting of the four at this World Cup. Whereas the other three are pretty much do(...)

Ireland players leave the pitch following their defeat to Japan. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty

Ireland’s devastating defeat at the hands of Japan was a long time coming, for both teams. In awarding the Rugby World Cup to Japan, World Rugby had (...)

Ireland hooker Rory Best is unable to explain dip in form which has affected his team at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/Getty Images

By far the best news to emerge from Ireland’s campaign after their scratchy 35-0 win over Russia and yet more bleak post-match injury bulletins was th(...)

Jordi Murphy gets crushed in a scrum in the  Rugby World Cup Pool A  game between Ireland and Russia in Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday. Photoraph: Jayne Russell

As it transpired, Ireland were probably grateful to be sheltered from the rain in the Kobe Stadium on Thursday, and the exuberant Irish supporters ass(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway looks to break through Vladimir Podrezov of Russia during their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game at Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

At least Ireland are showing a united front. The party line is being trotted out by both players and coaches. Almost to a man, the plan is to pay resp(...)

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