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Ireland are content to exist on the margins of this World Cup for the time being and this week have removed themselves from the maelstrom.
Schmidt ponders changes
Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent
Japan has 107k registered rugby players, South Africa 342k.
Was Japan’s win a random event ? We think largely so.
Strauss only qualified on “Super Sunday” as he dubbed it, just in the nick of time for this World Cup
Josh Strauss’ wait for Scotland debut almost over
Iain Morrison - The Scotsman
"We are confident in our match official team and their ability to apply the TMO protocols." - World Rugby spokesman
Supersport.com (via AFP)
At the event itself the Irish lads looked very sharp, despite Paul O'Connell looking like the biggest schoolboy in the world.
The Ireland rugby squad had the craic picking up their World Cup caps this evening
Kevin McGillicuddy - SportsJOE.ie
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