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New Zealand’s Kieran Read offloads despite the attempts of  Ireland’s Josh van der Flier and Tadhg Furlong to prevent him. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

The result in many respects informs the post mortem. Ireland were hammered on the scoreboard and the only point of dispute is to analyse how much of t(...)

Bundee Aki hugs Samoa’s Rey Lee-Lo after Ireland’s win in Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The one fly in Ireland’s ointment following Saturday’s commanding win over Samoa was the 29th minute sending-off of Bundee Aki. Derek Hegarty, a solic(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt checks the surface at the Hakatanomori Stadium in  Fukuoka ahead of the Rugby World Cup Pool A game against Samoa on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby World Cup – Pool A: Ireland v Samoa, Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka, Saturday, 7.45pm local time/11.45am Irish time. TV: Live on RTÉ, Eir Sport a(...)

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell speaks to the media at the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It started out as a relatively standard press conference. Ireland have, supposedly, a full squad to select from and need to go full tilt at Samoa in t(...)

Jordi Murphy goes off injured during Ireland’s win over Russia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Plans are afoot to move the Ireland versus Samoa match from Fukuoka - to an undisclosed location - should Typhoon Hagibis hit Kyushu Island. The sout(...)

Ireland’s players take part in a training session at the Steelers training ground in Kobe. Photograph: Getty Images

Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time against Russia inside the sweltering Kobe Misaki stadium on Thursday evening. “It’s a massive h(...)

Ireland’s head coach Joe Schmidt and outhalf Jonathan Sexton take part in a training session at the Steelers Training Ground in Kobe this morning. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland have made 11 changes in their starting XV to face Russia this Thursday in Kobe (kick-off 7.15pm local time/11.15am Irish time), with just four(...)

Conor Murray and his Ireland team-mates show their dejection following the defeat to Japan at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Anger in Ireland, joy unconfined in Japan. Given its relevance and circumstances, this victory possibly even eclipses the Brave Blossoms’ famous win o(...)

Andrew Porter, Dave Kilcoyne and James Ryan react after the final whistle after the defeat to Japan at the Ecopa stadium in  Shizuoka. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

James Ryan is hurting. He has emerged as a shining light in a very bright era for Irish rugby so it’s a strange environment in which to find himself h(...)

Japan skipper  Michael Leitch and Fumiaki Tanaka  celebrate the victory over Ireland at the Ecopa stadium in Shizuoka. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The fireworks that shook the concrete. Japan have their Genoa moment to follow Stuttgart. They have their David O’Leary to put beside Ray Houghton as (...)

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