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From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote Second Referendum

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

From The42 Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil Joy To Watch

Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil

Jamie Joseph’s men have been the story of this tournament and delivered on a special night in Yokohama.

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

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama CONFIRMED
From The42 Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

From The42 World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union Statement

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union

Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.

From The42 Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

From The42 'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played' In Doubt

'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played'

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend suggested his side’s clash with Japan could go ahead behind closed doors.

From The42 Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan Not Happy

Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan

Gregor Townsend’s side could be knocked out of the World Cup without even getting to play the hosts.

From The42 ‘Arsenal got Tierney on the cheap’: Hartson backs £25m Scot to shine like Robertson On The Cheap

‘Arsenal got Tierney on the cheap’: Hartson backs £25m Scot to shine like Robertson

The Scotland left-back will prove to be a bargain for the Gunners, according to John Hartson.

From The42 Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan Pool A

Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan

Scrum-half George Horne scored a hat-trick as Russia completed their run in Pool A with another scoreless return.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action Edinburgh

Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action

Judge Lord Pentland said he was satisfied with assurances from the Prime Minister that he would comply with legislation.

From The42 Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland Edinburgh

Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’ Backstop

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

From The42 'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox Hot And Humid

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox

Conditions at Kobe Misaki Stadium were very difficult as Scotland overcame Samoa.

From The42 Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa Job Done

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa

Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s side picked up a vital bonus-point win in Misaki Stadium.

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 Sexton took 'bang on his thigh' but Ireland say replacement was tactical Injury Update

Sexton took 'bang on his thigh' but Ireland say replacement was tactical

Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki have passed HIA2 and could be available against Japan.

From The42 Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front Locks

Henderson and Ryan at the heart of Ireland's dominant outing up front

The Irish second rows were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side bullied Scotland.

From The42 Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack Captain

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack

The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.

From The42 Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks Next Job

Schmidt keen to jump Japan hurdle before turning to 'heavyweight' Boks

The Ireland boss was pleased with how his side built a lead against Scotland, then kept it.

From The42 Watch: Highlights as Ireland overpower Scotland Worth Another Look This post contains videos

Watch: Highlights as Ireland overpower Scotland

The bonus point victory leaves Ireland on course for the quarter-finals.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots Up And Running

Schmidt's Ireland dominant as they lay down World Cup marker against Scots

A bonus-point win in front of the Green Army was the perfect start in Japan.

From The42 Ryan, Best and Furlong get Ireland off to an ideal start at the World Cup Up And Running This post contains videos

Ryan, Best and Furlong get Ireland off to an ideal start at the World Cup

Joe Schmidt’s side were in the driving seat against Scotland in this morning’s tournament opener in Yokohama.

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

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

Join us for live coverage from Yokohama as Joe Schmidt’s side open their Pool A campaign against the Scots.

From The42 After Super Saturday lives up to billing, Ireland get set to launch their World Cup Preview

After Super Saturday lives up to billing, Ireland get set to launch their World Cup

Joe Schmidt’s men have the forward power to start their campaign with a win.

From The42 Scotland intend to smash Johnny Sexton if he plays to the line for Ireland Target

Scotland intend to smash Johnny Sexton if he plays to the line for Ireland

The Scots will also be flagging illegal ruck play from Ireland with referee Wayne Barnes.

From The42 Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout Talking Points

Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout

All eyes will be on Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three against Scotland.

From The42 Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash Team News

Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash

Andrew Conway gets the nod on the right wing for Joe Schmidt’s side.

From The42 'This team is superior to seven or eight years ago' - Lennon praises dogged Celtic performance Hoops

'This team is superior to seven or eight years ago' - Lennon praises dogged Celtic performance

Neil Lennon was impressed with his players after securing a 1-1 draw with Rennes.

From The42 'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn Lock

'There was always going to be a bit of backlash. I don't read it' - Kleyn

The 121kg Munster second row took pride in making his Ireland debut last month.

From The42 'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet RWC2019

'They're smart rugby players who can play at speed': McFarland warns that Scottish threat won't fade in the wet

The Ulster boss worked under Gregor Townsend with both Glasgow and Scotland.

From The42 Carbery comes through 'nervous days' of injury to make the World Cup Versatile

Carbery comes through 'nervous days' of injury to make the World Cup

The 23-year-old had a real scare when he injured his ankle in Ireland’s first warm-up game.

From The42 Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are taking on Ireland at the right time Great Scot

Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are taking on Ireland at the right time

The sides will open their respective Rugby World Cup campaigns by squaring off in Yokohama on Sunday.

From The42 Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan Concerns

Earls and Kearney remain doubts for Scotland despite training in Japan

Andrew Conway and Jordan Larmour could be in line to get starting opportunities.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama On The Move

Schmidt's Ireland 'simmering up' for blockbuster weekend in Yokohama

The All Blacks and Springboks will whet the appetite even further on Saturday.

From The42 Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots Looming

Injury worries and mixed forecasts as Schmidt's Ireland eye up Scots

The Ireland forwards are set to be key with rain expected in Yokohama.

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