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UPDATE 2-Rugby-Ireland juggernaut batters Scots in Yokohama drizzle

Ireland put aside their stuttering 2019 form with an emphatic 27-3 victory over their main Pool A rivals Scotland to open their World Cup campaign in convincing style in Yokohama on Sunday. Forwards James Ryan, Rory Best and Tadhg Furlong all smashed over in the first 25 minutes and winger Andrew Conway secured the bonus point with the fourth try in the second half, with a single Greig Laidlaw penalty all Scotland

Rugby-Clinical Ireland see off Scots in Yokohama drizzle

Top ranked Ireland put aside their stuttering 2019 form with a clinical 27-3 victory over their main Pool A rivals Scotland to open their World Cup campaign in convincing style in Yokohama on Sunday. Forwards James Ryan, Rory Best and Tadhg Furlong all crossed in the first 25 minutes and winger Andrew Conway secured the bonus point with the fourth try in the second half. Scotland, who had a single Greig Laidlaw penalty to show for their efforts,

Rugby-Scoring burst helps Italy to win against Namibia

Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka on Sunday.

UPDATE 2-World Cup Italy v Namibia Line ups

Sep 22 (OPTA) - Line-ups for the World Cup match between Italy and Namibia on Sunday Italy: 15-Jayden Hayward, 14-Mattia Bellini, 13-Tommaso Benvenuti, 12-Luca Morisi, 11-Edoardo Padovani, 10-Tommaso Allan, 9-Tito Tebaldi, 1-Nicola Quaglio, 2-Luca Bigi, 3-Tiziano Pasquali, 4-Alessandro Zanni, 5-Federico Ruzza, 6-Braam Steyn, 7-Maxime Mbanda, 8-Sergio Parisse Replacements: 16-Oliviero Fabiani, 17-Simone Ferrari, 18-Marco Riccioni, 19-Dean Budd, 20-Jake Polledri, 21-Guglielmo Palazzani, 22-Carlo

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