Johnny Sexton kicks at goal during Wednesday’s Captain’s Run at the  Kobe Misaki Stadium in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Russia Venue: Kobe Stadium. Kick-off: 7.15pm local time/11.15am Irish time. On TV: Live on Eir and RTÉ (ROI) and ITV (NI) and live radio (...)

Former Blackrock College player Vasily Artemyev  will captain Russia at the World Cup. Photograph:  Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Former Blackrock College wing Vasily Artemyev will captain Russia at the upcoming World Cup after they confirmed their 31-man squad on Monday. Experi(...)

Russia’s players line-up before a European Rugby Championship match against Belgium in Sochi in February 2019. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

Russia Who are they Russia qualified for the tournament after Spain, Belgium and Romania were sanctioned for fielding ineligible players. A discipli(...)