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# ireland-rugby - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 10 August, 2017

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running

It was incredibly tight in Belfield but Tom Tierney’s side did enough to clinch a two-point victory.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 4 August, 2017

There's a new Ireland rugby jersey on the way

New Canterbury strip will be worn for the first time against South Africa in November.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 31 July, 2017

Niamh Briggs ruled out of World Cup with injury

The Ireland captain missed the Six Nations with a separate injury.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Derby pull out of race to sign Glenn Whelan - reports

The 33-year-old Ireland international is expected to leave Stoke this summer

# ireland-rugby - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper

The Corkman was named skipper by Warren Gatland this week.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo 10

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo

The Ulster out-half has missed just one kick from the tee in a green shirt since November.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Ireland management in the dark over Rassie Erasmus' Munster future

Greg Feek says no news from back home has filtered through to the national camp in Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 19 June, 2017

Joe Schmidt's Ireland leapfrog Australia into third in latest world rankings

Only New Zealand and England are ahead of Ireland.

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban Ban

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban

The Japanese centre has been banned for tip tackle on Devin Toner.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award

The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Distance didn't help, says Schmidt, as Ireland players overlooked for late Lions call

“It’s something I don’t have any control over.”

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'I just wanted to see what this whole talk about Joe was. It was fascinating'

Ronan O’Gara was left hugely impressed by Joe Schmidt and his players following a recent coaching stint with the national team.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session

All that was missing was a bit of aqua aerobics.

Ryan enjoying leadership role while also finding his own feet at international level

The Munster prop is one of the older members of the squad but Saturday’s game against USA was his first start in a green shirt.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 9 June, 2017

'We had run out of weights and I was budgeting in my head how we'd buy more'

From Ireland U20s to the senior squad in the space of 12 months, Andrew Porter’s meteoric rise continues at some pace.

In pictures: Ireland hit the ice baths after training as temperatures hit 30 degrees in New York

Joe Schmidt’s side face USA Eagles tomorrow night.

'Obviously when I got this opportunity I wondered would I ever play against Ireland'

AJ MacGinty will come up against a few familiar faces in New Jersey tomorrow night as he continues his international adventure with USA.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Jacob Stockdale set for Ireland debut as Schmidt names team for opening Test of summer tour

Dave Heffernan, Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Rory Scannell could also make their debuts off the bench.

Open thread: Who would you like to see get their chance when Ireland face USA?

Joe Schmidt will name his team for Saturday’s Test in New York later today.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Cork man Ryan in line for USA debut after being added to squad to face Ireland

The sides meet in New Jersey next Saturday.

'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead

The Ireland international is keen for lots of gametime over the coming weeks.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Irish camp talk up US after first workout in New Jersey

The sides face off on Saturday night.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Ireland lose World Rugby U20 Championships opener to Italy

Ireland conceded a late try to fall to a shock defeat.

As It Happened: Ireland v Italy, U20 Rugby World Championships

We had all the action from Georgia.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 29 May, 2017

5 players who gave a glimpse of what might come at the U20 World Championships

From Maro Itoje to Beauden Barrett, several players have used the competition as a springboard.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Rory Best and Irish players reject proposals for Six Nations to be shortened

The RFU is pushing for the championship to be reduced to five weeks.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ryan, Porter and O'Loughlin the latest Ireland call-ups off Leinster conveyor belt

Joe Schmidt will bring the uncapped trio on Ireland’s tour of the US and Japan.

'Now he needs to use that and when he gets his chance to play, to nail it'

Tiernan O’Halloran has been saving up lots of lessons with Ireland in recent times.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland and the U20s look to future with exciting summer squads

Both squads will provide opportunities for younger players to shine.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

'He’s a rock star up in Ballina. Now he’s going to play for Ireland'

Dave Heffernan was named in Joe Schmidt’s squad to tour the US and Japan this summer.

Munster man Conway's mindset shift brings long-awaited Ireland honours

The 25-year-old won his first Ireland cap this year and will tour under Joe Schmidt next month.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Turning Japanese? Leinster's James Ryan lines out for Munster against Ireland U20s ahead of summer tour

Turning Japanese? Leinster's James Ryan lines out for Munster against Ireland U20s ahead of summer tour

The second row may be in Joe Schmidt’s summer plans.

The IRFU is serious about bringing in Irish-qualified talent from around the world

Joe Lydon explains what he’ll be doing as head of the union’s new IQ Rugby programme.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 5 May, 2017

39-year-old Peter Stringer is keen to play on next season

The former Munster man will leave Sale Sharks this summer.

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