It’s just four months since Ireland and Scotland last met but the picture has changed considerably on the eve of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.
Ireland convincingly won that World Cup encounter 27-3, although that was the major highlight in a tournament of frustration that ended in a quarter-final defeat to
YOKOHAMA, 13 Oct - Japan reached the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a sensational first-ever victory over Scotland at a roaring International Stadium Yokohama.
The hosts will play South Africa in the last eight next Sunday in Tokyo after a display of breathtaking pace and skill that sent
TOKYO, 13 Oct – A preview of Sunday's final Pool A fixture between Japan and Scotland, which is scheduled to kick off at 19:45 at International Stadium Yokohama.
The Big Picture
How do you prepare for potentially the biggest game of your career when you know, in the back of your mind,
SHIZUOKA, 9 Oct - George Horne scored a hat-trick of tries as Scotland seized the bonus-point win they required in style against Russia with a clinical display.
The win set them up for a tilt at reaching the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-finals in their final pool match against host nation
TOKYO - Head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland team to face Russia in the side’s penultimate Rugby World Cup Pool A match at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Wednesday.
Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham is the only player retained from the starting XV that defeated Samoa 34-0 in Kobe, with
A second penalty-try six minutes from time gives Scotland an extra point and boosts their hopes of reaching the last eight at Rugby World Cup 2019 - and leads to a red card for Samoa's Ed Fidow.
KOBE, 30 Sep – Scotland reignited their prospects of reaching the quarter-finals with a
Scotland need a bonus-point win to keep their Pool A qualification hopes alive but Samoa have 'extra motivation' to cause an upset of their own in Kobe.
KOBE, 29 Sep – A preview of the Pool A group fixture between Scotland and Samoa, which kicks off at 19:15 on Monday at
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Ireland made a statement of intent courtesy of a 27-3 triumph against Scotland in their opening Rugby World Cup match in Yokohama on Sunday.
As the scoreline suggests, this was a one-sided affair as Ireland dominated most facets of play and the Scots
One of the classical derby encounters in rugby will take place in day three of RWC 2019. In being in the same pool as the hosts both Ireland and Scotland will be seeking a first-up victory to ease their pathway to the Quarter Finals.
Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named
POOL A FIXTURES/RESULTS
Fri, Sept 20 – Japan 30 v 10 Russia – Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
Sun, Sept 22 – Ireland 27 v 03 Scotland – Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Tues, Sept 24 – Russia 09 v 34 Samoa – Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
Sat, Sept 28 – Japan 19 v 12 Ireland – ECOPA