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Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks
Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.
Herring set to join Ireland's World Cup squad as Cronin suffers injury
The Ulster hooker has won eight caps in this Test career so far.
Wales want 'incredible' Gatland to end on a World Cup high
Defeat on Sunday would spell the end of the New Zealander’s 12-year reign.
Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks
‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’
O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.
Schmidt v Hansen: The decisive bout in a memorable rivarly
This weekend’s World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and New Zealand will be the fifth, and potentially final meeting between two of rugby’s most successful head coaches.
Scottish Rugby Union hopes for a 'fair hearing' after misconduct charge
The SRU has questioned whether it is ‘appropriate’ for World Rugby to charge them.
Tonga hooker handed seven-week ban for incident in win over USA
Agen will be without Paula Ngauamo for a substantial period after he kicked an opponent in the face.
All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final
Attack coach Ian Foster wasn’t interested in discussing Andy Farrell’s defensive success against the Kiwis.
World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times
World Rugby COO Alan Gilpin confirmed no discussion took place with the IRFU regarding Japan’s pool fixture against Scotland.
Healy: 'It's a do or die game'
Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.
Ireland waiting to make decision on appealing Aki's three-game ban
The Connacht man’s World Cup is over unless Ireland launch a successful appeal.
World Rugby refers Scottish Rugby Union to independent disputes committee
The Scots threatened legal action against the game’s governing body last week.
Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks
Angus Gardner and Pascal Guazere will be on the sidelines for the clash in Tokyo.
Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds
St Mary’s College visited Japan in 2002 for a schools rugby competition.
'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'
Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.
All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan
Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.
'Joe Schmidt will have an array of plays ready for this New Zealand defence'
Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan look ahead to Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.
Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after being handed a three-match ban
The Connacht man was red-carded for a high tackle against Samoa on Saturday.
Japan hit world rankings high ahead of Springboks showdown
The Brave Blossoms jump ahead of France into seventh.
Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'
The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.
'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.
'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that'
Japan aren’t finished in this World Cup yet after setting up a quarter-final with the Springboks.
Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks
The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.
'Some of the generals wanted me executed and that sort of craic'
Willie Anderson’s career took him to places far more frightening than the teeth of an All Black haka.
Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil
Jamie Joseph’s men have been the story of this tournament and delivered on a special night in Yokohama.
Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa
The host nation secured a bonus point early in the second half and withstood a Scottish comeback effort.
France head coach Brunel defends decision to send Ramos home
Despite having his World Cup cut short by injury, the fullback played all 80 minutes for Toulouse yesterday.
Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals
Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.
Wales make heavy weather of it, but beat Uruguay to set up quarter-final clash with France
Warren Gatland’s men were on a four-day turnaround and struggled to put the South Americans away.
Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup
This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.
IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match
The union have hit back at a report in the Sunday Times.
Te'o double not enough for USA against Tonga
AJ MacGinty’s side ran in three tries, but weren’t able to register a point in Pool C.
Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama
We have a game.
Rock-solid Stander is as important and immovable as ever
After another dominant performance against Samoa, Stander is primed to play a key role for Ireland in the quarter-finals.
'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong
The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.
Ireland flying in solicitor to represent Aki at disciplinary hearing in Tokyo
The inside centre was red-carded in last night’s win over Samoa in Fukuoka.
Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France
Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.
'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'
Ireland must now wait to learn if they will face the Kiwis or the Springboks next weekend.
Carbery: We can overcome anything, we've done it before
Joey Carbery says that Ireland’s confidence hasn’t been dented despite some underwhelming performances during the pool stage in Japan