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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

In Pics: Scotland 31 Ireland 21

In Pics: Scotland 31 Ireland 21

Despite mounting a second half surge which included tries from Isaac Boss and Andrew Trimble, Ireland could not overhaul Scotland as they went down 31-21 to the hosts at Murrayfield this afternoon. See below for a link to photos from the match.

After the ten-point defeat, the Irish management and playing squad flew back to Dublin tonight ahead of tomorrow morning’s announcement of Ireland’s 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

The World Cup squad will fly from Dublin to Capbreton in southern France tomorrow afternoon for a week-long warm weather training camp, which will include a game against French club side Bayonne next Thursday.

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The management and players will return home next Friday before reassembling the following Monday in Belfast ahead of the team’s second international warm-up match against Italy at Ravenhill (Friday, August 24).

To view photos from today’s Rugby World Cup warm-up match between Scotland and Ireland in Edinburgh, please click here.