Ireland kick realistic Russia 35-0 though concerns remain

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Ireland began to revive their World Cup debate after their startle detriment to Japan with a scrappy 35-0 bonus-point feat on Thursday over a realistic Russia in Kobe that changed them to a tip of Pool A and strengthened their quarter-final chances.

Ireland have 11 points, while dominant Japan (nine) face Samoa (five) in Toyota City on Saturday. Scotland also have 5 points and play Russia subsequent Wednesday in Shizuoka before finale pool play opposite a contest hosts in Yokohama on Oct 13.

Fullback Rob Kearney and lax forwards Peter O’Mahony and Rhys Ruddock scored initial half tries for Ireland, though it took until a 62nd notation before wing Andrew Conway crossed for a reward indicate that kept them in a hunt for a knockout phase.

The fact Joe Schmidt’s side struggled to put divided a singular Russia side, who had Bogdan Fedotoko and Andrey Ostrikov yellow carded possibly side of halftime, would do small for their fans’ loss hopes they could strech their initial semifinal in Japan.

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