CJ Stander has declared himself ready to play his third World Cup match in 11 days when Ireland face Russia in Kobe on Thursday.
Half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have boosted Ireland’s “buzz” ahead of Sunday’s World Cup kick-off, according to Richie Murphy.
Andy Farrell has declared Rob Kearney and Keith Earls available for selection for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday.
Rob Kearney will have the chance to prove his fitness on Wednesday, with the Leinster full-back still in contention to face Scotland on Sunday despite “tightness” in his calf.
Rob Kearney believes Rory Best’s Ireland captaincy has been “undervalued”.