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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.

From TheJournal.ie UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful' Prorogation

UK govt to appeal Scottish court ruling that suspension of parliament was 'unlawful'

This case was initially brought by SNP MP Joanna Cherry.

From The42 ‘As captain, I've not been good enough’: Liverpool star Robertson makes Scotland admission DISAPPOINTED

‘As captain, I've not been good enough’: Liverpool star Robertson makes Scotland admission

Despite his excellent club form, the Reds full-back has not convinced everyone after taking the armband.

From The42 Scotland's Euro 2020 hopes dented as Russia take three points from Hampden Blow

Scotland's Euro 2020 hopes dented as Russia take three points from Hampden

Stephen O’Connell’s own goal saw Russia complete a 2-1 comeback victory against Scotland, whose Euro 2020 hopes took a blow at Hampden Park.

From The42 Jonny Gray returns as Townsend rings changes for final warm-up RWC2019

Jonny Gray returns as Townsend rings changes for final warm-up

Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg are among the rested for Scotland’s final match before taking on Ireland on the opening weekend of the World Cup.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish judge rejects legal bid to oppose prorogation - but an appeal will be heard tomorrow Brexit
From TheJournal.ie Former PM John Major joins legal action against Boris Johnson's prorogation Three Legal Actions

Former PM John Major joins legal action against Boris Johnson's prorogation

There are now three legal actions against Johnson’s prorogation: one in London, one in Edinburgh and one in Belfast.

From The42 Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign Big Sam

Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager charged after 'suspicious fire' breaks out at Scottish high school Dunfermline

Teenager charged after 'suspicious fire' breaks out at Scottish high school

More than 80 firefighters worked through the night at Woodmill High School.

Glenn Whelan signs for Hearts as Ireland midfield prepares for new challenge in Scotland

The 35-year-old will continue his career in the Scottish Premiership after being released by Aston Villa in June.

From The42 Taylor back in the centre as Scotland begin World Cup prep with France clash Pool A

Taylor back in the centre as Scotland begin World Cup prep with France clash

Gregor Townsend has unleashed an exciting back-line to face Les Bleus.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson booed in Wales on the second day of his Union tour A Wales Of A Time

Boris Johnson booed in Wales on the second day of his Union tour

Johnson also refused to answer questions from the Welsh media on camera or while being recorded.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson gets booed as he arrives at Bute House to speak with Nicola Sturgeon Bute-ing Heads

Boris Johnson gets booed as he arrives at Bute House to speak with Nicola Sturgeon

Johnson today announced a £300 million package of investment for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to “strengthen the union”.

Scotland's most capped international announces retirement from rugby

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford is to move into strength and conditioning coaching.

From The42 'Lot of rubbish!' - Robertson denies report he told Tierney to quit Celtic Speculation

'Lot of rubbish!' - Robertson denies report he told Tierney to quit Celtic

The Liverpool player has suggested he has not tried to influence his Scottish team-mate’s decision making.

From The42 Bohemians accept invitation to take part in this year's IRN-BRU Scottish Challenge Cup Get Your Passports

Bohemians accept invitation to take part in this year's IRN-BRU Scottish Challenge Cup

Keith Long’s side withdrew from last year’s competition due to a ‘logistical nightmare’.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws Minimum Unit Pricing

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

From The42 Former Rangers and Scotland striker retires after 18-year career Time To Say Goodbye

Former Rangers and Scotland striker retires after 18-year career

Irish midfielder Gary Dicker has paid tribute to his Kilmarnock team-mate Kris Boyd, who steps away from professional football at 35.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Irish fishing rights around Rockall will change after Brexit Rock On Rockall

Varadkar: Irish fishing rights around Rockall will change after Brexit

The Taoiseach said there’s currently “no basis” for excluding Irish vessels from fishing in the waters