Alan Quinlan: 'Ireland must not hit panic button'Ireland have lost seven quarter-finals in nine World Cups.
Oct 21, 09:47
Mealamu praises "pretty crazy" decision to move Barrett to full-backNew Zealand face England in the semi-final next weekend.
Oct 21, 09:45
What next for Ireland after another World Cup quarter-final exit?Joe Schmidt's side were beaten by New Zealand.
Oct 20, 12:51
Luke McGrath confident Ireland World Cup exit will not taint Joe Schmidt legacyCaptain Rory Best also suffered defeat to New Zealand in his final game for the national side.
Oct 20, 11:08
Joe Schmidt talks up Peter O'Mahony importance ahead of World Cup quarter-finalO'Mahony has held off the challenge of the in-form Rhys Ruddock to start against New Zealand.
Oct 17, 10:52
Cian Healy praises Greg Feek for improving Ireland's set piecesFormer All Blacks prop Feek joined Leinster as scrum coach in 2010 and stepped up to Ireland a year later.
Oct 16, 11:53
Johnny Sexton confident Ireland on course to peak against New ZealandThe fly-half says the negativity around the country's World Cup campaign is "strange".
Oct 14, 18:31
Johnny Sexton discusses "pretty strange" negativity surrounding IrelandThe fly-half says the negativity around the country's World Cup campaign is "strange".
Oct 14, 10:24
Ireland bring in lawyer to salvage Bundee Aki's World CupThe Connacht centre was sent off for a high tackle on UJ Seuteni in Ireland's 47-5 win over Samoa on Saturday.
Oct 13, 03:37
Joe Schmidt: 'Disappointing if Bundee Aki ruled out for rest of World Cup'Ireland thumped Samoa 47-5 in Fukuoka to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Oct 12, 16:35
Result: Ireland see off Samoa to book quarter-finals spotBundee Aki was sent off in the first half but Johnny Sexton helped himself to 18 points in the rout.
Oct 12, 14:26
Stuart Hogg urges Scotland to "let loose" and reach quarter-finalsThe Dark Blues are expected to face Japan on Sunday but a typhoon may derail their plans.
Oct 12, 08:19
Ireland concerned over state of pitch for Samoa gameWorld Rugby have given both Ireland and Samoa "assurances" that the pitch at the Fukuoka stadium remains safe for action.
Oct 11, 08:01
James Ryan hails 'leader' Bundee AkiThe centre was born in New Zealand to Samoan parents.
Oct 10, 11:21
Typhoon Hagibis: The consequences for England, Ireland, Scotland and WalesThe storm could rain on Scotland's parade.
Oct 10, 11:16
Joe Schmidt wants Ireland to forget "distraction of Typhoon HagibisJapan's meeting with Scotland is under threat.
Oct 10, 11:14
Iain Henderson: 'Ireland playing knockout rugby a week early'Henderson expects Samoa to provide dangerous opposition in Fukuoka.
Oct 9, 11:29
Simon Easterby backs Ireland forwards to respond to Japan defeatIreland's front-line stars are expected to be restored for the Samoa clash.
Oct 8, 11:03
Joey Carbery declares himself fully fit ahead of Samoa clashThe Munster fly-half almost missed the World Cup with an ankle injury.
Oct 8, 09:30
Gregor Townsend "really surprised" by scrum call for JapanThe Dark Blues are battling against Japan and Ireland for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Oct 7, 12:14
Ireland's World Cup hopes under threat from Typhoon HagibisIreland need a bonus-point victory to guarantee a quarter-final spot, but games cancelled due to the weather are registered as scoreless draws.
Oct 7, 07:04
Bundee Aki insists he will remain focussed against SamoaAki was born in Auckland to Samoan parents.
Oct 6, 07:59
Chris Farrell: 'Johnny Sexton sees things unfolding before they happen'Coach Joe Schmidt is confident the fly-half will be fit and firing for the match.
Oct 5, 06:40
Jacob Stockdale impressed with Joe Schmidt's 'balance as a coach'The head coach has seemed calm in the face of his side's mixed performances at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 5, 05:41
Ireland to remain patient with Jordi Murphy over rib injuryVictory over Samoa will see Ireland into the quarter-finals.
Oct 4, 08:33
Day 16 at the Rugby World Cup: Springboks look to keep their campaign aliveAfter losing to New Zealand, South Africa need to beat Italy in Pool B.
Oct 3, 23:09
Rugby World Cup day 15: Ireland unconvincing in Russia victoryFiji shrugged off their surprise loss to Uruguay with a reminder of their exhilarating brand of attacking wing-play.
Oct 3, 17:01
Joe Schmidt cools fears over Johnny Sexton injurySexton had declared himself fit to take on Russia after missing Ireland's shock loss to Japan with a thigh complaint.
Oct 3, 16:43
Result: Sloppy Ireland labour to bonus-point win over RussiaRob Kearney, Peter O'Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all crossed for Joe Schmidt's men to secure a bonus-point victory in Kobe.
Oct 3, 13:41
Day 14 at the Rugby World Cup: Ireland looking to return to winning waysFly-half Johnny Sexton takes over the captaincy for the first time in Kobe.
Oct 2, 19:09
Andy Farrell: 'Johnny Sexton will stay positive with the referee'Ireland came out on the wrong side of referee Angus Gardner in Saturday's shock defeat against tournament hosts Japan.
Oct 2, 09:26
Andy Farrell looking to turn Japan "setback" into positive for IrelandCoach wants Ireland to bounce back from shock loss to Japan.
Oct 2, 07:16
Jamie Ritchie: 'Scotland deserve to celebrate Samoa win'Scotland returned to winning ways with a 34-0 triumph of Samoa at the World Cup in Japan.
Oct 1, 15:41
Joe Schmidt admits Garry Ringrose selection is a "risk"Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time against Russia.
Oct 1, 08:39
Ireland's CJ Stander declares himself fit for Russia clashThe Irish side suffered a shock defeat to Japan on the weekend.
Sep 30, 08:48
Day 11 at the Rugby World Cup: Scotland face crunch Samoa testScotland lost their opening match against Ireland.
Sep 29, 18:11
Jordi Murphy flies out to Japan to replace injured Jack ConanPool A was blown wide open as Ireland went down to hosts Japan.
Sep 29, 07:56
Joe Schmidt challenges Ireland to respond to shock Japan defeatDefeat left visiting head coach Schmidt accepting a quick-fire rebuilding job was on the cards.
Sep 28, 13:04
Jamie Joseph: 'Japan were preparing for Ireland match for three years'Jamie Joseph insists meticulous preparation let Japan outgun Ireland.
Sep 28, 12:56
Gregor Townsend: 'No extra pressure on Scotland for Samoa clash'The Dark Blues have no room for error against Samoa on Monday.
Sep 28, 10:55