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'Irrepressible' Larmour shines for Ireland with man-of-the-match display
The 22-year-old shone at fullback in a big win over Samoa.
Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned
The Connacht man was sent off against Samoa and now faces a suspension.
Schmidt: It's pretty devastating for Bundee but hard to argue with red
The Ireland centre paid the ultimate price for his high hit on Samoan out-half Ulupano Seuteni.
Out of 10: How we rated Ireland in their seven-try win over Samoa
Jordan Larmour and CJ Stander were among those who stood out in green.
Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa
Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.
Watch: Bundee Aki sent-off for high tackle against Samoa
Aki became the first Ireland player to be shown a red card at a Rugby World Cup.
Watch: Three early tries hand Ireland perfect start against Samoa
Converted tries from Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton put Ireland into a 21-0 lead against Samoa.
Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
Typhoon in Japan, but Ireland’s final pool match is going ahead in Fukuoka and we’ll bring you minute-by-minute updates as Schmidt’s men chase a bonus point.
Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans
Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.
Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour
The 22-year-old starts at fullback for Ireland against Samoa today.
'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'
Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.
World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union
Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.
'I feel sorry for the players like Parisse and Ghiraldini' - Irish sympathy for Italy
Keith Earls and CJ Stander also underlined that they’re focused on their own jobs against Samoa.
Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt
The leading World Cup contenders will all have lengthy build-ups to their quarter-finals.
Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan
The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.
Scottish legal talk 'undermines' Japan's World Cup run, fumes Joseph
The fall-out from the cancellation of games at the tournament continues.
Jones has little sympathy for typhoon-threatened Scots
“We had an idea it could happen and therefore you have to accumulate points in your games to put yourself in the right position,” the England boss says.
Ireland get World Rugby assurances that pitch in Fukuoka is safe to play on
Joe Schmidt was visibly disappointed with the surface at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.
Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans
Steve Jackson’s side are missing two players due to suspensions for high shots against Russia.
'He met a couple of the Samoan boys yesterday for a bit of grub'
Bundee Aki is coming into his own on and off the field of play.
Cancelled fixtures the latest farce in rugby's ongoing battle with its own calendar
Scheduling the tournament outside of typhoon season would have required more flexibility than rugby decision-makers have shown a stomach for.
Anger and frustration entirely fair as World Rugby's greatest fear realised
Supporters, players, and coaches are entitled to be deeply disappointed with the cancellations.
Natural disasters and dodgy plumbing - when sport has had to pull the plug
World Rugby are not the first organisation tasked with cancelling fixtures.
Jones thanks the 'Typhoon Gods' as England head for training camp
England head coach Eddie Jones has admitted he is excited by the prospect of his team having extra rest after their game against France was called off.
'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played'
Scotland boss Gregor Townsend suggested his side’s clash with Japan could go ahead behind closed doors.
'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby
The Italians’ World Cup clash with the All Blacks has been cancelled.
Even in the malaise, Ireland's discipline holds up with the top teams
Despite stuttering through the pool stages so far, Ireland’s discipline record is not out of kilter with the teams aiming for World Cup glory in Japan.
Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan
Gregor Townsend’s side could be knocked out of the World Cup without even getting to play the hosts.
Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside
Joe Schmidt is excited to have Robbie Henshaw back in his starting team.
Schmidt admits typhoon talk a distraction as Ireland look to seal quarter-final
The other Pool A game between Japan and Scotland is not certain to go ahead.
Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV
Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.
'We've got nothing to lose' - Samoa promise expansive approach against Ireland
Key man Tim Nanai Williams has been passed fit to start as the Samoans make two changes.
England v France and New Zealand v Italy games called off at the World Cup
Meanwhile, it’s still uncertain if Japan’s clash with Scotland in Pool A will go ahead.
Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan
The tighthead prop is set to return for Ireland against Samoa on Saturday.
Where's Johnny? Sexton's minutes trail behind other out-halves
Johnny Sexton remains as important as ever to Ireland, but other out-halves have been far more visible in Japan.
Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.
Biggar out for Uruguay game and will require further assessment after another head injury
The out-half previously suffered a blow to the head against Australia.
World Rugby call media briefing amidst fears of cancelled World Cup games
The super typhoon is currently forecast to hit Yokohama and the Tokyo area on Saturday.
Wales secure quarter-final berth after bruising battle against Fiji
A sickening blow to Dan Biggar’s head will pose an injury concern for Warren Gatland’s side.
Scotland's big win underlines importance of bonus-point victory for Ireland
Joe Schmidt’s side still have it in their control to secure a quarter-final.