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From The42 Ireland set for wholesale changes as Schmidt looks for injection of energy Freshen Up

Ireland set for wholesale changes as Schmidt looks for injection of energy

After the damaging defeat to Japan, it seems likely that there will be changes aplenty for Russia.

From The42 'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton Support

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton

The Ireland head coach has always had his critics.

From The42 'We've got things in our own hands' - Sexton ready to rally against Russia Frustrated

'We've got things in our own hands' - Sexton ready to rally against Russia

The 34-year-old found it very difficult to watch on from the sidelines as Ireland were beaten by Japan.

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan Deep Dive

Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan

We take a look at the litany of Irish errors that allowed Japan’s brilliance to flourish.

From The42 Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion Injury Update

Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion

Jordi Murphy is due to join the squad in Kobe tomorrow and play on Thursday.

From The42 'We’re going to have to stay tight. There will be a lot of questions from the outside' Regrets

'We’re going to have to stay tight. There will be a lot of questions from the outside'

Ireland played into Japan’s hands in their shock 19-12 defeat to Japan.

From The42 Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad Change

Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad

The Ulster back row will arrive in Japan today.

From The42 Another dismal day for Ireland at the World Cup as Schmidt's side crumble Humbled

Another dismal day for Ireland at the World Cup as Schmidt's side crumble

The Ireland head coach was most frustrated by his side’s inability to push on from a 12-3 lead.

From The42 'We had been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish had' Brave Blossoms

'We had been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish had'

Japan lit up the World Cup with sensational display in Shizuoka.

From TheJournal.ie Losing Alaska: Irish documentary visits Alaskan town that's about to fall into the sea Documentary

Losing Alaska: Irish documentary visits Alaskan town that's about to fall into the sea

The director of the film, Tom Burke, talks to us about making it.

From The42 Carbery confirms he wanted to hold onto Ireland's losing bonus point LBP

Carbery confirms he wanted to hold onto Ireland's losing bonus point

The Munster man got the final quarter off the bench but felt ‘suffocated’ in attack.

From The42 'It's all about reaction now,' says James Ryan as Ireland pick up the pieces Bouncing Back

'It's all about reaction now,' says James Ryan as Ireland pick up the pieces

The Leinster lock was understandably downcast after Ireland were shocked by the hosts.

From The42 'All the Irish media were talking about South Africa' - Japan savour huge shock Upset

'All the Irish media were talking about South Africa' - Japan savour huge shock

The Brave Blossoms took some motivation from the Irish focus on a possible quarter-final.

From The42 'We got a 12-3 lead and we stopped playing to a degree': Schmidt laments penalty calls after shock in Shizuoka Picked Apart

'We got a 12-3 lead and we stopped playing to a degree': Schmidt laments penalty calls after shock in Shizuoka

Ireland conceded nine penalties, and Schmidt complained about four ‘tough’ offside calls.

From The42 'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes' RWC2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

From The42 Murphy in line to join Ireland squad as Conan ruled out with foot fracture Big Blow

Murphy in line to join Ireland squad as Conan ruled out with foot fracture

Joe Schmidt’s squad have been hit with another injury blow.

From The42 Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland Shocked

Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland

Jamie Joseph’s Brave Blossoms were sublime in overturning a 12-3 deficit to win.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup

Ireland could have wrapped up Pool A… or they could have it blown out of their hands.

From The42 Ireland's top-level Test experience should prove too much for hosts Japan Preview

Ireland's top-level Test experience should prove too much for hosts Japan

Joe Schmidt’s men are looking to ramp up their performance in Shizuoka today.

From The42 Jordi Murphy on standby with Jack Conan's World Cup in doubt Fears

Jordi Murphy on standby with Jack Conan's World Cup in doubt

The Leinster number eight is struggling with a foot injury.

From The42 Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower Super 8

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower

Afa Amosa is facing a long lay-off after sustaining a knee injury during his side’s victory over Russia.

From The42 Ireland look for 'more width' as they expect red-hot atmosphere against Japan Banana Skin

Ireland look for 'more width' as they expect red-hot atmosphere against Japan

Joe Schmidt has picked a strong 23 to deal with the tricky challenge of the host in Shizuoka.

From The42 Ireland wait on further medical opinion after Conan has a 'bit of a setback' Injury Update

Ireland wait on further medical opinion after Conan has a 'bit of a setback'

The Leinster number eight has been in line to start tomorrow’s World Cup clash with Japan.

From The42 Schmidt hopes ref Gardner is nailed-on after 'incredibly frustrating' game in Wales Ref Watch

Schmidt hopes ref Gardner is nailed-on after 'incredibly frustrating' game in Wales

The Australian will oversee Ireland’s clash with Japan on Saturday.

From The42 'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet Stepping Up

'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet

The 27-year-old Connacht man has improved many aspects of his game in the past two seasons.

From The42 Absentees return as Ireland boss Pauw names first squad for Euro 2021 qualifier Interesting Mix

Absentees return as Ireland boss Pauw names first squad for Euro 2021 qualifier

2014 FAI Player of the Year Julie-Ann Russell is one interesting inclusion in the 23-strong group.

From The42 Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan In The Zone

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan

The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.

From The42 Connacht man Carty's rise brings him a World Cup start for Ireland Pride Of Athlone

Connacht man Carty's rise brings him a World Cup start for Ireland

The 27-year-old Athlone man gets his chance to shine against Japan on Saturday.

From The42 Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns Team News

Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns

The Connacht out-half has been handed his second Test start against Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

From The42 Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win Class Act

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

From The42 Kearney and Earls eager for returns after Conway and Larmour impress Back Three

Kearney and Earls eager for returns after Conway and Larmour impress

The Leinster fullback is expecting Japan to pose a tougher test than Scotland.

From The42 Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game Playmakers

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game

The 34-year-old out-half sustained what Ireland called a ‘bang to the quad’ against Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year Emissions

Poor air quality prematurely killing over 1,100 in Ireland each year

A smog incident last year nearly called for a public information alert.

From The42 Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

From The42 Ireland settle into 'isolated' life out of spotlight before clash with Japan Peace And Quiet

Ireland settle into 'isolated' life out of spotlight before clash with Japan

Joe Schmidt’s squad travelled by bullet train to Shizuoka yesterday.

From The42 Aki and O'Mahony return to full Ireland training as Sexton is 'monitored' Injury Update

Aki and O'Mahony return to full Ireland training as Sexton is 'monitored'

Ireland were back on the training pitch today as they build-up to Saturday’s clash with Japan.

From The42 'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland Belief

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland

The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.

From The42 'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping' The Big Cheese

'He just keeps getting better and better, and I don’t see it stopping'

23-year-old James Ryan is already on his way to being an Ireland great.

From The42 Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage Peaked Early

Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage

There are only a handful of meaningful pool matches left, unless you believe that shocks are possible.