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From The42 Jack of all trades Carbery covering scrum-half for Ireland against Russia Versatile

Jack of all trades Carbery covering scrum-half for Ireland against Russia

The 23-year-old Munster man will be wearing the number 21 shirt tomorrow in Kobe.

From The42 'Robbie is a big player for us' - Ireland feel Henshaw is worth the World Cup wait Midfield

'Robbie is a big player for us' - Ireland feel Henshaw is worth the World Cup wait

The Leinster centre hasn’t featured in Japan yet due to a hamstring injury.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers Brexit

Taoiseach says it would have been a sign of 'bad faith' had Johnson not distanced himself from Brexit non-papers

The Taoiseach’s comments come after reports that the UK’s proposal to replace the backstop is a series of customs posts.

From The42 Leinster 19-year-old set for first Sevens World Series trip as Ireland name squad for Colorado New Chapter

Leinster 19-year-old set for first Sevens World Series trip as Ireland name squad for Colorado

Stan McDowell has confirmed his 13-strong squad for the opening leg of the 2020 World Series.

From The42 Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect Ref Review

Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect

Joe Schmidt said two of the calls came from Jerome Garces, who refs the clash with Russia on Thursday.

From The42 'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud' Main Man

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

From The42 Former Blackrock and UCD man Artemyev captains Russia against Ireland The Bears

Former Blackrock and UCD man Artemyev captains Russia against Ireland

The 32-year-old fullback is one of six players retained as Lyn Jones makes nine changes.

From The42 Still no Henshaw - Ireland carrying the centre shows his importance to Schmidt Hamstrung

Still no Henshaw - Ireland carrying the centre shows his importance to Schmidt

The 26-year-old has played just 80 minutes of rugby since 25 May.

From The42 Johnny Sexton named captain as Ireland make 11 changes for Russia clash Team News

Johnny Sexton named captain as Ireland make 11 changes for Russia clash

Bundee Aki is also back as Joe Schmidt rings the changes.

From The42 Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive The42 Rugby Weekly

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.

From The42 'We stuck to the process, it’s just consistency': Stander ready to push Ireland back on track RWC2019

'We stuck to the process, it’s just consistency': Stander ready to push Ireland back on track

No one issue cost Ireland against Japan, so the squad are pushing for a greater level of consistency.

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.