Bundee Aki can still have a “massive” influence on Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand even under suspension, according to Simon Easterby.
Bundee Aki will miss the rest of the World Cup after receiving a three-match ban for his red card against Samoa.
Ireland are flying a specialist lawyer into Japan in a bid to keep Bundee Aki’s World Cup alive.
Joe Schmidt has admitted he would be “pretty disappointed” if Bundee Aki’s red card against Samoa rules him out of the rest of the World Cup.
Jack Lam hopes his decision to place national pride ahead of personal gain can spark lasting change for Samoa.
Bundee Aki has been backed to set Ireland’s emotional tempo against Samoa this weekend.
Bundee Aki insists he will treat facing his fatherland Samoa exactly the same way he took on New Zealand in November.
New guitarist Bundee Aki has vowed that the greatest pressures will help Ireland strike the right World Cup chords.
Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki are “on track” to be fit to face Japan in Ireland’s second World Cup match.
Joe Schmidt has admitted Ireland’s six-day turnaround to face hosts Japan at the World Cup is a “frustration” that leaves head injury doubts Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki struggling to be available for selection.
Ireland are “hugely proud” of the way Bundee Aki embodies the spirit of representing his adopted nation, according to Rhys Ruddock.