World Rugby open to larger World Cup squads but requests came too late for Japan 2019

World Rugby bosses have hit back at claims 31-man World Cup squads threaten player welfare by insisting top coaches left their objections too late to have any effect for the 2019 tournament in Japan.

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Robbie Henshaw’s World Cup is NOT over, but he is not expected to face Scotland

Ireland are refusing to give up hope that Robbie Henshaw can shake off his hamstring injury and play a significant part in the World Cup.

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Robbie Henshaw ‘hopeful but not likely’ for Scotland clash, says Schmidt

Henshaw, who played only 80 minutes during pre-season, in the final warm-up game against Wales in Dublin on September 7, was set to go for a scan this morning.

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Henshaw a doubt for Ireland

Henshaw a doubt for Ireland

Sports September 14, 2019

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup ambitions appear to have hit a speed bump before the opening game with fears over the fitness of Robbie Henshaw.

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Ireland U20s will return to Cork to defend Six Nations title

Ireland captured a memorable Grand Slam earlier this year, securing thrilling home victories over England and France.

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Best hoping Schmidt’s leadership style will inspire generation of Irish coaches

Ireland’s flock is all out of offerings to lay at the altar of Joe Schmidt.

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Jeremy Guscott plays down ‘out of sorts’ Ireland’s World Cup hopes

Jeremy Guscott has thrown cold water on Ireland’s chances of a best-ever World Cup performance.

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Academy trio handed first Munster starts in London Irish match

Three Academy players will make their first Munster starts in Friday’s friendly against London Irish.

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Munster hire Ian Flanagan for CEO role

Flanagan, from Cork, will take charge of the province from mid-October, once he departs his current role as Global Head of Football with Treble Group, a sports marketing and event management company.

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RTÉ announce pundits for Rugby World Cup coverage

Former Ireland internationals, head coaches, a World Cup-winning captain will be among RTÉ’s stable of pundits for the Rugby World Cup.

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Keith Earls declared fit as Ireland squad prepares to travel to Japan

Ireland will take a fully fit squad to Japan for the World Cup.

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Munster sign Jed Holloway on two-month contract

The 26-year-old Waratahs player will provide cover across the second-row and back-row.

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Gatland: Lack of territory and possession caught Wales in second half against Ireland

Ireland came from 10-7 down at half-time in the Aviva Stadium to win 19-10 thanks to early second-half tries from Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan

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Australia hold off Samoa to complete World Cup warm-up with win

Australia held off a late rally from Somoa to complete their World Cup warm-up with a 34-15 win in Parramatta.

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The history of the trophy everyone wants to lift at #RWC2019

The silver gilt cup was made in 1906, a copy of an 18th century original, and was stored in a vault at London jewellers Garrard’s until it was chosen as the trophy for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

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Sexton and Earls return for Schmidt’s final home game

The Irish team to face Wales this Saturday has been announced.

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Here’s the player ratings as Ireland defeated Wales in Cardiff

Jack Carty got the official prize, but who was your man-of-the-match?

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#RWC2019: Fixtures and Group Tables

Check out our full list of Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures and group tables.

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Folau says termination of his contract is ‘unreasonable restraint of trade’

Israel Folau says Rugby Australia’s termination of his playing contract over a homophobic social media post is an “unreasonable restraint of trade”.

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Bruised but not broken: Ryan hopes Ireland can channel hurt against Wales

Ireland lock James Ryan says they must match Wales’ intensity in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff.

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