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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Warm Ups

This year
Ireland go close to full tilt with a dash of adventure
Andy Farrell has picked a strong team and wants a big performance against England.
Last year
England to face Wales in double-header ahead of Rugby World Cup
Wales host Eddie Jones’ side on 5 August before a return match at Twickenham the following weekend.
Monaghan win first McKenna Cup in 19 years, Wexford hold on to reach Walsh Cup final
The Monaghan footballers and Wexford hurlers both fended off incredible comeback attempts by their opponents.
All time
Gatland means business as Wales go to Twickenham at full strength
Eddie Jones, meanwhile, has included two debutants in his side for Sunday’s World Cup warm-up.
Kidney's London Irish returning to Cork for pre-season friendly with Munster
The newly-promoted Premiership club are a regular feature on the southern province’s pre-season fixture list.
Joe Schmidt's Ireland confirm 2019 World Cup warm-up schedule
Ireland will take on England, Wales and Italy next year.
Brutal schedule could 'take a toll' on the Lions before All Blacks Tests
Warren Gatland will be looking to build momentum but the warm-up games will be very difficult.
Ireland v Wales, summer international
We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt dims the lights at the last chance saloon.
Aug 29th 2015, 4:00 PM The stretcher is on for Keith Earls. He won’t play any more part in this game. Hopefully the head injury is not as serious as it looks at first glance from this distance.
Aug 29th 2015, 3:17 PM Sexton sees a penalty advantage and goes to the boot again. George North easily claims. Ireland won’t settle for three…. TRY! Ireland 10 Wales 10 (Iain Henderson)
Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on 'Le Crunch' part deux tomorrow
Ireland’s clash with France looks like being key to Pool D at the World Cup.
Ireland to test 'new combinations' for World Cup warm-up in Wales
Forwards coach Simon Easterby says some of the XV ‘won’t have been tested at this level before’.
Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?
Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble will take on both Connacht and Munster.
All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules
Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.