Ireland’s final Rugby World Cup warm-up game on home soil takes place this afternoon against Wales.
"To play in the Aviva and in Lansdowne Road as many times as I have, and had as many great days as I have, has been brilliant.”
“One of the lads joked about turning the phone off for the day and just showing up at Carton House the next morning,” he laughed.
The New Zealander says telling players who have trained so well that they haven’t made the squad is the hardest part of his job.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will use Saturday’s warm-up clash with Wales as a last chance to tinker with his World Cup squad.
Looks like the big man from Clontarf is going to make the World Cup squad.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named a strong side to start against Wales in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Cipriani mounted a late challenge for inclusion in the 31-man party that will be announced on Thursday lunchtime, but has found his path blocked at fly-half and full-back.
Why does nothing this cool ever happen in our local.
France have omitted fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc from their World Cup squad in favour of Frederic Michalak.
Stuart Lancaster admitted England were comprehensively beaten in a 25-20 defeat to France that has set alarm bells ringing just one match before the World Cup begins.
Australia flanker Michael Hooper will share the vice-captain’s armband with Adam Ashley-Cooper as he makes his first appearance at a Rugby World Cup.
Hawk-Eye technology is to be used at next month’s Rugby World Cup.
Anthony Watson scored two tries and Jonny May also crossed as England opened preparations for the World Cup with an edgy 19-14 victory over France at Twickenham.
Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has hinted that veteran centre Gordon D’Arcy’s World Cup berth could be under threat.
Joe Schmidt has said his Ireland side were "tested on a number of levels" today against Scotland.
A second World Cup warm-up win banked by Ireland, this time against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium this evening, but this was a far less impressive display than that delivered by Joe Schmidt's outfit against Wales a week earlier.
Ulster hooker Rob Herring and Leinster centre Noel Reid have been omitted from Ireland’s World Cup training squad.
Ireland’s stars will not be “spooked” by the hip injury that threatens to end Tommy O’Donnell’s World Cup chances, according to Joe Schmidt.
Simon Easterby admits it is not ideal that Cian Healy could arrive at the World Cup without full match fitness.
Wales have announced the team to face Ireland in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up Test at the Millennium Stadium.
We’re 34 days into the trophy’s 100-day tour, and it’s in Stonehenge!
Paul O’Connell has confirmed that his Ireland career will end when Joe Schmidt’s side plays its last game at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.