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 Iain Henderson was back to his formidable best during the victory over Scotland  in Yokohama.  Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty

Welcome back Ireland. Not that they ever really went away and the performances against Wales were pointers. But their opening game of the 2019 World C(...)

Ireland’s defence coach Andy Farrell at a press conference in Yokohama, Japan. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Although the expectation remains that Keith Earls and Rob Kearney will not have fully recovered from quad and calf issues in time for Ireland’s openin(...)

Now, with Scotland in their sights, all that torture has been moulded into something resembling peak performance. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Small island, big dreams. There’s nowhere to hide on this green rock. Six hours cruising in his vintage mustang can have Jacob Stockdale beside Conor (...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, scrum coach Greg Feek and defence coach Andy Farrell at a training session in Ichihara Suporeku Park, Tokyo. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joe Schmidt and the Irish coaches have rarely had the welcome dilemma of choosing from a full deck in midfield, but in the anticipated absence of Robb(...)

Robbie Henshaw during the Ireland training session on Saturday where he pulled up with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will receive a medical report on Robbie Henshaw at 6am (Irish time) but the 26-year-old’s participation in this World Cup remains under seriou(...)

Iain Henderson: Toner’s omission  sends a very clear message to Henderson and Ryan: on your heads does Ireland’s set-piece, and World Cup aspirations, now rest. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Both the Grand Slam and Champions Cup in 2018 were built around Devin Toner. I am gutted for my former team-mate. Why would Joe Schmidt turn away fro(...)

Ireland’s coach Joe Schmidt: ‘I think there’s always doubt in your mind when you first start a Rugby World Cup build-up.’ Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

The 31-man Irish Rugby World Cup squad announced on Monday is the product of four years’ planning, albeit the coaches clearly kept an open mind until (...)

Joe Schmidt: “I’ve coached Dev for 10 years and he’s not just a lineout champion for us, he’s such a good player but he’s also an absolutely quality person.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has revealed the extent of his anguish in informing those players who did not make Ireland’s 31-man squad, and none was assuredly more dif(...)

Jean Kleyn got the nod ahead of Devin Toner as a specialist tighthead secondrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s reasoning for Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad is based primarily on scrum power and a belief that Iain Hen(...)

Ireland centre Bundee Aki makes a break during the International match between Wales and Ireland at Principality Stadium  in Cardiff on Saturday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales 17 Ireland 22 This was far from perfect, but Ireland at least produced a reaction and generated a feel-better factor, if not entirely feel-good(...)

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