How to watch Ireland Rugby World Cup games online: Live stream guide
Ireland head into the tournament as the number 1 team in the world.
Many will be astonished to find out Ireland will begin the 2019 Rugby World Cup as the number one ranked team. It's the first time ever that the Irish will do so. The side have experienced a resurgence over the last two years and taken everyone by storm.
With a shamrock emblazoned on the chest of a bright green uniform, it's impossible to mistake who's playing. Led by incumbent World Rugby Player of the Year Jonathan Sexton, the squad has a mix of youth and experience.
Although the Irish have a history of failing to meet expectations in the tournament, they come in better than ever. For evidence of this, look no further than the fact Ireland have beaten the mighty All Blacks in each of the last two years.
In the two final tune-up practices against Wales, the Irish outfit prevailed in both. Before that a flat performance against England resulted in a hiding, but fans will be hopeful it was nothing more than a blip on the radar. The first game in the pool is Ireland vs Scotland, which is sure to be a fiery clash between the fierce rivals.
The past trends of the competition are both for and against captain Rory Best and his team. Only once has a team not ranked as number one in the world taken out the Webb Ellis Cup. Yet, Ireland have never managed to accomplish a knockout stage victory.
So one way or another Ireland will be almost destined to break a record through either success or failure.
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Ireland Rugby World Cup schedule
|Round||Date||Teams||Venue||Kick-off (AEDT)||Where to watch|
|Pool A||Sunday 22 September||Ireland vs Scotland||Yokohama International Stadium||5:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Pool A||Saturday 28 September||Japan vs Ireland||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa||5:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Pool A||Thursday 3 October||Ireland vs Russia||Kobe Misaki Stadium||8:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Pool A||Saturday 12 October||Ireland vs Samoa||Hakatanomori Stadium||9:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Quarter-finals||Saturday 19 October||All Blacks vs Ireland||Tokyo Stadium||9:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Find the full tournament schedule guide here.
How to watch Ireland Rugby World Cup matches
Ireland's path to win it all in Japan begins on 22 September and will be live and exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo Sports. A full breakdown is available below but to sum it up Kayo is your cheapest option and right now there's a deal offering a 14-day free trial.
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|Features||Kayo Sports||Foxtel IQ||Channel 10||Foxtel Now|
|All World Cup matches live||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|All World Cup matches on demand||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|All Rugby World Cup finals matches live||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Vodafone Super Rugby||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|All Rugby Championship games||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Rugby Sevens Men's||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Rugby Sevens Women's||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Buildcorp Super W||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|World Rugby U20 Championships||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|National Rugby Championship||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Mitre 10 Cup||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Gallagher Premiership Rugby||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Global Rapid Rugby||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Bonus on-demand content||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Condensed games on demand||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Live interactive stats||Yes||No||No||No|
|No spoilers for playback||Yes||No||No||No|
|Skip to key moments in playback||Yes||No||No||No|
|Multiple camera options||Yes||No||No||No|
|Available in 4k||No||Yes||No||No|
|Access to other sports||Yes||Yes||N/A||Yes|
|Stream other sports simultaneously||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Stream four sports at once||Yes||No||No||No|
|Accessible to phones and tablets||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Accessible to laptops||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Compatible with Airplay/Chromecast||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Free trial length (days)||14||N/A||N/A||10|
|Monthly cost with RWC content||$25||$68||N/A||$54|
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Ireland Rugby World Cup squad
|Tadhg Beirne||Second Row||27||8||Munster|
|Iain Henderson||Second Row||27||47||Ulster|
|Jean Kleyn||Second Row||26||2||Munster|
|James Ryan||Second Row||23||18||Leinster|
|Jack Conan||Loose Forward||27||15||Leinster|
|Peter O'Mahony||Loose Forward||30||59||Munster|
|Rhys Ruddock||Loose Forward||28||22||Leinster|
|CJ Stander||Loose Forward||29||32||Munster|
|Josh van der Flier||Loose Forward||26||18||Leinster|
|Luke McGrath||Scrum Half||26||13||Leinster|
|Conor Murray||Scrum Half||30||73||Munster|
|Joey Carbery||Fly Half||23||19||Munster|
|Jack Carty||Fly Half||27||6||Connacht|
|Jonathan Sexton||Fly Half||34||83||Leinster|
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