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IRFU Hit Back At “Completely False” Claims In Sunday Times Article

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The IRFU have hit back at claims by Sunday Times columnist Stephen Jones that Ireland and New Zealand were “vehemently opposed” to the possibility that the Pool A clash between Scotland and Japan could be rearranged.  Prior to the confirmation that today’s game would go ahead as scheduled, Scotland have been putting pressure on World Rugby to rearrange the game …

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World Rugby Confirm Scotland & Japan Will Go Ahead Today

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World Rugby have confirmed that the final Pool A clash between Scotland & Japan will go ahead on Sunday (11.45 am UK & Ireland time) as scheduled.  Typhoon Hagibis has left 19 people dead, 16 people missing and more than 100 people injured according to the latest figures from Kyodo News. The destructive weather event as already played havoc with …

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Joe Schmidt Sympathises With Bundee Aki After Red Card

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Joe Schmidt sympathised with Bundee Aki as the Ireland centre faces the prospect of his World Cup being over because of the red card he picked up in Ireland’s 47-5 win over Samoa.  Ireland’s seven-try performance saw them clinch a quarter-final spot against either New Zealand or South Africa but Aki faces a nervous wait to see if he will …

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World Rugby Issue Statement Following SRU’s Strong Comments

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With Typhoon Hagibis already wreaking havoc on the Rugby World Cup, there are lingering fears that Sunday’s crunch clash between Scotland and Japan may be cancelled. Of course, if this were to happen both teams would be awarded two points each and Scotland would ultimately be eliminated from rugby’s showpiece event. However, the Scottish Rugby Union have stated in no …

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How Isa Nacewa Returned To Leinster For One More Shot At Glory

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In association with the Irish Blood Transfusion Services Isa Nacewa will forever be remembered as Leinster’s greatest ever signing.  After arriving in Dublin in 2008 not even he could have envisaged the trajectory of how his career would go. When Nacewa finally walked away from rugby at the end of the 2018 season, he finished with seven major honours including …

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Business As Usual For Ireland Despite Drama Of Typhoon Hagibis

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Joe Schmidt claims it is “business as usual” for Ireland as they prepare for their final Pool A game with Samoa despite the disruptions due to Typhoon Hagibis. It was feared that Ireland’s match would be cancelled due to the typhoon, however, it is set to go ahead while England versus France and New Zealand versus Italy have both been …

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Sergio Parisse Slams World Rugby’s Lack Of Plan B As Ridiculous

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Sergio Parisse has slammed World Rugby for having no Plan B after the decision was made to cancel their final Pool B match against New Zealand. With Typhoon Hagabis expected to hit Japan over the coming days, World Rugby confirmed that two matches would be cancelled with both sets of teams being awarded two points each. For Italy, the decision …

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