Rugby Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Joe Schmidt’s side pick up bonus point in opening Rugby World Cup game

    Rugby Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Joe Schmidt’s side pick up bonus point in opening Rugby World Cup game

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    Ireland delivered on their promise to hit form when it mattered most by stunning Scotland 27-3 with a bonus-point blitz to launch their Japanese World Cup quest in style.

    James Ryan, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Andrew Conway all crossed in Yokohama as Ireland made good on all their pre-tournament pledges.

    Ireland’s muscle-bound victory hands Joe Schmidt’s men a fine chance to top Pool A and book a likely quarter-final battle with South Africa, following the Springboks’ loss to New Zealand.

    Ireland celebrate after recording an impressive 27-3 victory over Scotland at the World Cup

    The Ireland squad bow to the spectators inside International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday

    Andrew Conway crosses the line to secure a bonus point for Joe Schmidt’s side vs Scotland

    MATCH FACTS 

    Ireland 27

    Tries: Ryan 5, Best 13, Furlong 24, Conway 55

    Conversions: Sexton 7, Murray 26

    Penalties:Carty 67

    Scotland 3

    Penalties: Laidlaw 20 

    Referee: Wayne Barnes

    Ireland entered the tournament as the world’s top-ranked team for the first time in history, but were also dogged by the spectre of their record 57-15 defeat by England at Twickenham just last month.

    Head coach Schmidt’s tournament plans had been heavily scrutinised, Rory Best’s captaincy had been questioned, and Ireland were left to lament a second frustrating loss to England in the calendar year.

    All boss Schmidt’s plans came to fruition on the shores of Tokyo Bay however, with skipper Best leading from the front with a timeless, tub-thumping, try-scoring turn.

    Ireland will move on to face hosts Japan in Shizuoka on Saturday feeling fully vindicated in their preparations

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