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Ireland celebrate defeating Wales on September 7, 2019
Injury concerns for Warren Gatland's side ahead of the Japan tournament.
Next Game: Ireland vs. Scotland - Sunday, September 22 at 8.45am in Rugby World Cup
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Scotland's Finn Russell pictured on March 16, 2019
Finn Russell: 'We are ready to show the real Scotland at World Cup'
Gregor Townsend's team open their campaign against Ireland on Sunday.
13:07
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney pictured in March 2018
Rob Kearney still in contention for Scotland match
The full-back picked up the issue during training ahead of the World Cup.
10:06
Bundee Aki during an Ireland training session on March 18, 2018
Rhys Ruddock: 'Bundee Aki looks like an Irishman now'
New Zealand-born Bundee Aki has been criticised for chasing a Test career with Joe Schmidt's squad.
10:03
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney pictured in March 2018
Rob Kearney now a fitness doubt for Ireland
The full-back has a calf injury.
17:09
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw pictured in February 2019
Robbie Henshaw "very, very unlikely" to be fit for World Cup opener
Henshaw has a hamstring problem.
Sep 16, 08:04
Bundee Aki during an Ireland training session on March 18, 2018
Bundee Aki shrugs off criticism of him representing Ireland
The New Zealand-born centre qualified on residency grounds in 2017 and has been an Ireland mainstay ever since.
Sep 16, 06:17
Jamie Ritchie pictured in February 2019
Jamie Ritchie to miss World Cup opener after breaking cheekbone
Scotland open their campaign next Sunday.
Sep 15, 08:39
Joey Carbery pictured on August 10, 2019
Joey Carbery in line for "incredible" recovery for Ireland
The Munster fly-half is on track to be fit in time to face Scotland.
Sep 15, 08:30
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw pictured in February 2019
Joe Schmidt admits Robbie Henshaw "likely" to miss World Cup opener
Will Addison has not been called out to Japan as a replacement.
Sep 15, 08:26
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw pictured in February 2019
Robbie Henshaw a doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener
Garry Ringrose could benefit from Henshaw's injury for the group stages opener in Chiba.
Sep 14, 17:03
Ireland captain Rory Best leads the warm-up ahead of the Six Nations match against England on February 2, 2019
Rory Best: 'Losing to England was a kick in the teeth'
Ireland were beaten 57-15 by England.
Sep 14, 12:34
Fraser Brown pictured in November 2018
Fraser Brown tips Scotland to defeat Ireland in World Cup opener
The forward insists toppling the world's number one-ranked side in the World Cup opener would not be a shock.
Sep 14, 12:15
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Ireland's overseas contingent hailed as 'fantastic' by Chris Farrell
Stars have thrown their lot in with Ireland.
Sep 13, 01:00
Ireland captain Rory Best leads the warm-up ahead of the Six Nations match against England on February 2, 2019
Rory Best "very happy" after receiving standing ovation in Dublin
The captain was boosted for his side's Japan bid with a special Dublin send-off.
Sep 11, 05:36
Ireland celebrate defeating Wales on September 7, 2019
Dave Kilcoyne: 'Ireland learned lessons after England thrashing'
Ireland climbed to the top of the world rankings for the first time with Saturday's 19-10 victory over Wales.
Sep 8, 12:55
Rhys Patchell in action for Wales in November 2018
Warren Gatland insists Rhys Patchell will be fit for World Cup
The fly-half suffered concussion during the defeat to Ireland in Dublin.
Sep 7, 18:14
Ireland celebrate defeating Wales on September 7, 2019
Result: Ireland defeat Wales to go top of world rankings
Injury concerns for Warren Gatland's side ahead of the Japan tournament.
Sep 7, 17:07
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones pictured in March 2019
Alun Wyn Jones: 'Ireland game is good World Cup prep'
Wales tackle Ireland in their last Test match before the World Cup starts.
Sep 6, 17:42
Ireland captain Rory Best leads the warm-up ahead of the Six Nations match against England on February 2, 2019
Rob Kearney defends "undervalued" Rory Best captaincy
Best is retiring after the World Cup and will make his final appearance on home soil against Wales on Saturday.
Sep 6, 13:40
Warren Gatland pictured in August 2019
Warren Gatland challenges Wales players to earn World Cup starting spot
Wales conclude their World Cup warm-up schedule with a trip to Dublin.
Sep 5, 16:43

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