Rugby World Cup 2019: Live updates - Scotland v Ireland

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Ireland 27 - 3 Scotland

The match wrap is here. 

80 min: Full time here in Yokohama, dominance from the men in green - a clinic from their big men who deserve all the credit. A big statement to the rest of the Rugby world. 

79 min: Scotland are pushing here, but they lose the ball forward once again. 

77 min: It doesn't look like Scotland will get their try as they throw a forward pass. 

76 min: Ireland have stolen the lineout and are able to clear.

75 min: Scotland throw a lineout and win another penalty, they will go for touch again. 

74 min: Scotland win a penalty and will look to score their first try of the night. 

71 min: But Ireland turn the ball over and are able to keep Scotland tryless for now. 

70 min: Tadhg Beirne is given a yellow card for a professional foul and slowing down the play, Scotland are close here. 

67 min: Ireland win a penalty out in front after making another really nice break. They will kick for the points. It's good. Ireland 27 - 3 Scotland.

65 min: Ireland really controlling things now, doing it comfortably. 

62 min: Pin-point now from Murray whose box kicking has been world class. 

60 min: Lovely play from Ireland as they break Scotland open, but a knock on comes which ends the play. 

56 min: TRY - Ireland, that could be the game now, perfect kick from Murray and Irleand re gather the ball, spin it wide and Andrew Conway scores. Kick is wide. Ireland 24 - 3 Scotland

53 min: This game has been slowed right down now! This will suit Ireland. 

50 min: Once again, Scotland knock the ball on and Ireland will have a scrum feed. 

50 min: Scotland turn the ball over and are 10m out now. 

48 min: Scotland cant get any go ahead ball so Hogg is forced to kick the ball in behind for a lineout. 

47 min: Scotland finally make a linebreak, I think it's their first of the match, they put through a kick and have some good field territory. 

45 min: The rain is coming down now! Could hlep Scotland with the high balls.

45 min: Scotland try and work a backline move but their handling costs them - scrum Ireland coming. 

42 min: Ireland go close but they are penalised after Andrew Conway pushed Stuart Hogg in the contest for the ball. 

41 min: Back underway here for this Pool A match. 

40 min: That's half time! A great half from Ireland and Scotland havn't played bad but they can't seem to make a linebreak. 

39 min: Maitland gets blitzed on the outside but there's a knock on from Ireland, they come back for a penalty and will kick for the points. It's wide. 

38 min: Hamish Watson is down for Scotland - looks to be a knee injury. 

37 min: Scotland finally get some numbers on the outside but the pass is forward, so close for the Scots. 

36 min: Another break from Ireland but Scotland turn the ball over and start their own attack.  

35 min: Rush defence from Ireland and Scotland have come up with a knock on.

33 min: Another penalty won from Scotland - their biggest chance for a try coming up. 

32 min: A big penalty won from Scotland and they will kick for touch to around halfway. 

31 min: Another gap found from Ireland and they are 15 metres out. 

30 min: Ireland win another penalty - not matter what Scotland throw at them they are standing up to it and making their tackles. 

28 min: Ireland are struggling a little under the high ball, can Scotland make the most of that?

25 min: TRY - Ireland, it's the front row once again! from the scrum and it's Tadhg Furlong scores Ireland's third. Kick is good. Ireland 19 - 3 Scotland. 

24 min: A miss pass from Scotland and the ball is booted down field - and Stuart Hogg is tackled back, Ireland 5m scrum. 

23 min: Mistake at the back from Ireland - Scotland win a lineout.

20 min: Penalty won by Scotland in a good part of the field. They go for goal. Kick is good. Ireland 12 - 3 Scotland. 

17 min: Murray is showing his class with the box kicks, setting up the territory so well. 

14 min: TRY - Ireland, off the lineout drive the men in green do all they can to drive the ball over and it's the captain Rory Best who scores. Kick is wide. Ireland 12 - 0 Scotland. 

14 min: Another penalty won by Ireland, this time they will go for goal. No, they kick for touch. 

12 min: Ireland are making in their tackles and now Aki has won a turnover and earned a penalty. They will kick for touch. 

10 min: Ireland turn the ball over and now hot on attack - Scotland struggling to make a tackle bust. 

9 min: Maitland tries to find some space in behind the defensive line but his kick goes into the in-goal area. 

6 min: TRY - Ireland, Iain Henderson makes the initial break from Ireland and from there the forwards go to work for the lock to crash through the Scottish defence. Kick is good. Ireland 7 - 0 Scotland. 

5 min: Ireland pile the pressure on with a chip kick in behind by Murray but Scotland do well to clear. 

4 min: Mistake from Duncan Taylor who cant link up with Maitland - the ball goes out. 

2 min: Lots of scrappy play here, both teams looking to throw the ball around, Hogg calms the play down and kicks it out - great kick. 

1 min: Murray is underway with his first box kick of the night, a good one that goes out.

1 min: Kick off here in this all-Europe clash. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup match between Scotland and Ireland from Yokohama Stadium. 

TAB Odds: Ireland $1.24 Scotland $3.70

Ireland: 15-Jordan Larmour, 14-Andrew Conway, 13-Garry Ringrose, 12-Bundee Aki, 11-Jacob Stockdale, 10-Jonathan Sexton, 9-Conor Murray, 8-CJ Stander, 7-Josh van der Flier, 6-Peter O'Mahony, 5-James Ryan, 4-Iain Henderson, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 2-Rory Best (captain), 1-Cian Healy.

Reserves: 16-Niall Scannell, 17-Dave Kilcoyne, 18-Andrew Porter, 19-Tadhg Beirne, 20-Jack Conan, 21-Luke McGrath, 22-Jack Carty, 23-Chris Farrell.

Scotland: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Tommy Seymour, 13-Duncan Taylor, 12-Sam Johnson, 11-Sean Maitland, 10-Finn Russell, 9-Greig Laidlaw, 8-Allan Dell, 7-Stuart McInally, (captain), 6-Willem Nel, 5-Grant Gilchrist, 4-Jonny Gray, 3-John Barclay, 2-Hamish Watson, 1-Ryan Wilson.

Reserves: 16-Fraser Brown, 17-Gordon Reid, 18-Simon Berghan, 19-Scott Cummings, 20-Blade Thomson, 21-Ali Price, 22-Chris Harris, 23-Darcy Graham.


Pre-match banter: Kiwi coaches seeking their fortunes abroad

With the likes of Sir Graham Henry and Steve Hansen dominating the All Blacks coaching job over the past 15 years, it's no surprise there are some seriously talented Kiwis coaching rival teams around the world.

Even Sir Graham and Hansen themselves were forced to take a pathway through Wales en route to the top NZ role.

If you're in doubt about which teams to support at the Rugby World Cup when New Zealand aren't playing, this list of Kiwi-coached sides may swing your allegiance.

Joe Schmidt (Ireland)


International teams coached: Ireland (2013-present)

International record: 50-18-1 (72.5 percent)

Tournament titles: Three (Six Nations 2014, 2015, 2018)

One of the most accomplished and heralded international coach outside New Zealand, Joe Schmidt has seemingly experienced success whenever he's been taken sole charge of a team. 

He began by taking an underdog Bay of Plenty side to a memorable Ranfurly Shield win over Auckland in 2004, before his next head coach role saw him move to Ireland's Leinster club in 2010. 

Between 2010-13, Schmidt led Leinster to 77 wins from 99 matches, claiming prestigious Heineken Cup titles in 2011 and 2012. At that point, he was given the reins of the Irish national side and he's never looked back. 

Under his guidance, Ireland won the Six Nations two years in a row, beat the All Blacks twice after 111 winless years and secured the side's first-ever test win on South African soil, followed by a rare tour win in Australia and a Grand Slam. 

Ominously, his record against the All Blacks is an even 2-2 and his sides have outscored them 87-83.

Schmidt's coaching style is renowned for preparation and study, with the overarching tactic of out-thinking and out-witting his opponents.

Warren Gatland (Wales)


International teams coached: Ireland (1998-2001), Wales (2007-present), British & Irish Lions (2013, 2017)

International record: 87-71-4 (54.9 percent)

Tournament titles: Four (Six Nations 2008, 2012, 2013, 2019)

Warren Gatland seems to have been in the running to coach the All Blacks for 20 years, and if not for the combined presence of Sir Graham Henry and Steve Hansen, he would have been an extremely worthy appointee.

As it stands, he's built an incredibly successful international coaching career in Europe, amassing the most Grand Slams ever by a coach and building Wales into a side to be feared at the 2019 World Cup tournament. 

Gatland is known as an expert man-manager, able to instill confidence and belief into his players like few others. He has succeeded with Wales by employing a largely defensive style, with emphasis on set-piece play and minimal mistakes. 

Milton Haig (Georgia)


International teams coached: Georgia (2012-present)

International record: 55-21-2 (70.5 percent), Tier One: 0-8

Tournament titles: Five (Rugby Europe Champs 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)

A former Bay of Plenty captain as a player, Milton Haig cut his coaching teeth in provincial rugby. His first head-coach role was with Wanganui in 2002, before he progressed to the first division with Counties-Manukau in 2008. 

After four largely forgettable seasons in South Auckland, Haig was appointed head coach of the Georgian national side in 2012, at the recommendation of fellow coach Vern Cotter. 

Under Haig's leadership, Georgia have become one of the better tier-two sides in world rugby. While his team are yet to register a victory over a tier-one outfit, they are unbeaten against Samoa under his tenure, have beaten Tonga four times, and posted impressive wins over Fiji and Japan. 

Georgia enter this year's tournament ranked 12th in the world, ahead of sides like Tonga, Italy and Samoa. 

Haig has fostered a tough, forward-driven, defensive playing style for the Georgian side, emphasising the literal strength of their pack.

Jamie Joseph (Japan)

International teams coached: Maori All Blacks (2010-2013), Japan (2016-present) 

International record: 14-9-1 (58.3 percent), Tier One: 1-8-1

Tournament titles: One (Asia Rugby Championship 2017)

Jamie Joseph had a long and successful playing career, before entering the world of coaching in 2003. He accumulated 20 test caps for the All Blacks, playing at the infamous 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, before switching allegiance to Japan in 1999 for another crack at world honours. 

His time in the 'Land of the Rising Sun' would prove to be a sign of things to come. After three successful seasons in charge of Wellington, three international wins with the Maori All Blacks and a maiden Super Rugby title with the Highlanders, Joseph took up the role of head coach for Japan in 2016. 

Under his direction, the 'Brave Blossoms' have posted a winning record, the most notable results being a memorable draw with France in Paris and a 34-17 defeat of Italy last year.

Joseph is known for injecting bold attitudes and tactics into his playing squads, and has consistently produced big performances from underdog sides.  

Steve Jackson (Samoa)


International teams coached:  Samoa (2018-present)

International record:  2-5 (28.6 percent)

Tournament titles: 0

Steve Jackson is the least experienced of our current expat coaches, with just three matches under his belt leading an international side. 

Jackson is a former NZ Maori representative, and played for Tasman, Auckland, North Harbour and Southland at domestic level. He then moved to assistant coach roles with Tasman and Counties-Manukau, before securing his first head-coaching job at North Harbour in 2014. 

After a slow start with the province, he broke through in the 2016 season, leading them to the championship title, which saw the team promoted to the premiership division.

Jackson will be hoping that trend continues with Samoa, after the side posted losses to the USA and Georgia in his first two games in charge.

He has already spoken of bringing the fear back into the Samoan jersey, so look for a bold and aggressive approach from the side in Japan.

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