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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

IRFU #RWC2015 Live Blog: Ireland v Canada

IRFU #RWC2015 Live Blog: Ireland v Canada

Join us for live text commentary of Ireland’s first Rugby World Cup pool game against Canada at the Millennium Stadium today (kick-off 2.30pm), as Joe Schmidt’s men target a strong start to the tournament.

On the couch, in the clubhouse, on the move? You can follow all the action from Ireland v Canada with our IRFU Live Blog this afternoon.

If you don’t have a ticket for Ireland’s opening Pool D fixture (kick-off 2.30pm), you can keep track of the match on our IRFU Live Blog, featuring:

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– Live match updates and all the build-up from Cardiff
– Your tweets and photos
– Post-match reaction from Joe Schmidt and the players

Today’s encounter is being broadcast live on TV3, UTV and RTÉ Radio 1. You can follow every tackle and try on the IRFU Live Blog#ShouldertoShoulder, #RWC2015 and #IREvCAN.

Captain Paul O’Connell becomes only the second Irish player to appear in four Rugby World Cups, matching Brian O’Driscoll. O’Connell also becomes the joint most-capped forward in Irish Test history, drawing level with John Hayes on 105.

There are six World Cup debutants in the starting line-up – Dave Kearney, Jared Payne, Luke Fitzgerald, Jack McGrath, Iain Henderson and Peter O’Mahony – with four more (Nathan White, Chris Henry, Ian Madigan and Simon Zebo) on the replacements bench.

IRFU Live Blog – click here.

Ireland v Canada Preview – click here.