Best of the Weekend: Ireland win in Cardiff


If a heavy defeat at Twickenham last week had totally derailed Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid, according to some people, what does victory in Cardiff mean? Frankly I think it means that these World Cup games are relatively meaningless in terms of predicting what will happen in the tournament. Take

RWC 2019 Warm-up III: Ireland Team to Play England

Conor Murray

Ross Byrne makes his first start at fly-half in Ireland's team to play England. IRELAND Team: (Player/Club/Province/Caps) 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 90 14. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 14 13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 21 12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 17 11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 19 10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 2 9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 72 1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 89 2.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: Wales

Dan Biggar

Wales are the favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Well, that’s what Eddie Jones has claimed, anyway. Warren Gatland’s recruits are currently ranked as the best side on the planet, however, so suggestions that they should be lifting the Webb Ellis trophy come November are hardly ludicrous. One thing

RWC 2019 Warm-ups: Wales v England Prediction

Elliot Daly

Having won convincingly at Twickenham last weekend, the pressure is off England this time as the teams head to the Millennium Stadium for a rematch. Instead it is Wales who will be feeling that this is a must-win match for them, lest they head into a potential Rugby World Cup quarter-final