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Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
'Old man Best' answers his critics with vintage display
The role of 37-year-old Ireland captain was questioned by many after defeat by England in August, but he produced a resounding response against Scotland.
New Zealand v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
New Zealand return to top of rankings
The All Blacks are once again the number one side in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after battling past South Africa in their Pool B opener at Rugby World Cup 2019.
Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
Ireland power past Scots for impressive start to the campaign
Joe Schmidt’s team take control of Pool A with a commanding performance that should set them up for a likely quarter-final place against South Africa.
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Match preview
Ireland forwards carry weight of expectations against underdogs Scotland
Scotland have solid backs and a talented playmaker with a flair for havoc but that may not be enough to overturn the world's top team.
Andrew Conway
Schmidt puts his faith in Larmour and Conway as Ireland look for the perfect start
With the more established Rob Kearney and Keith Earls not taking the field, the world's No.1 ranked team will bet on enthusiasm as a substitute for experience.
Wales v Ireland - Guinness Six Nations
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Larmour and Conway step up as Kearney and Earls miss Ireland's opener
Injuries take their toll - and only four of coach Schmidt's squad to face Scotland featured in Ireland's last World Cup game in 2015.
Keith Earls
Home thoughts from abroad as family men Earls and Stander hope to go all the way with Ireland
They could be away from their young families in Limerick for eight weeks if Ireland make it to the final weekend, but Keith Earls and CJ Stander are still hopeful that they are in for the long haul.
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Stage set for spectacular Rugby World Cup 2019 opening ceremony
Sold-out Tokyo Stadium and massive worldwide television audience set to be delighted by uniquely Japanese welcome.
Australia v Fiji - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015
Predictions game: your chance to choose the finalists
Players, coaches, media and fans from all 20 World Cup countries have had their say in the bracket game and their choices point to a New Zealand - South Africa final. Now you can have your say...
England v Scotland - Guinness Six Nations
Scotland confident of knocking over Irish, says Johnson
Rookie centre believes familiarity with the opposition and the neutral ground will play into Scotland's hands on Sunday.
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