Commenting on Ireland's RWC build-up, coach Eddie O'Sullivan said: "We have three games before we start the World Cup, full internationals against Scotland and Italy. In between we have a third game (against Bayonne) for which I understand a referee has just been appointed so that looks like going ahead.
"It is likely that the guys who play against Scotland will not play against Italy and vice versa. These games are part of our planning to ensure that when we arrive at the World Cup we will hit the ground running."
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