Gathering them is the tricky part. Unfortunately, not all of us have put enough pennies away to make the trip to the Land of the Rising Sun but at least we have our televisions. Given a number of broadcasters will be broadcasting games and not all of them are showing every single game, a little studying is required to ensure you can irish tv rugby world cup out of bed late and be in front of the box on time for kick-off. Since Eir Sport won the rights for the tournament, the state broadcaster will only broadcast 14 games this year. That's because they have a sub-licensing agreement with Eir but, importantly, they will be showing all of Ireland's games.
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Summary[ edit ] After a loss to Wales, Ireland finished second in their pool in but were then knocked out by Australia in their quarter final in Sydney. In Ireland again lost only the one match in pool play to Scotland. They again met the Australians in the quarter-finals, who defeated them by one point.
Runner-up in their pool in to New Zealand, Ireland were defeated by France in their quarter-final in Durban. Ireland finished second in their pool in , behind Australia and went into the quarter-final play-offs a system exclusive to the tournament.
There they lost to Argentina, and thus, not being quarter-finalists, they were not given automatic entry into They finished second to Australia in their pool, and were knocked out by France in the quarter finals.
They played Namibia the lowest ranked team in the World cup in their opening game on 9 September which resulted in a narrow 32—17 win.
Failing to secure a bonus point against world cup minnows the United States, a team ranked far below Ireland, this was an unconvincing win. Contrary to preceding form, and indeed beating most commentators expectations, Ireland produced a memorable performance to defeat reigning tri-nations champions Australia 15—6 in their second pool game in Eden Park in Auckland on 17 September.
This was the first Irish win against tri-nations opposition in the southern hemisphere in 32 years. After comprehensive wins against Russia and Italy in the final two pool-stage matches, Ireland topped Pool C. This was the first ever time Ireland came first in a world cup pool.
Ireland advanced to the quarter-finals to face Wales in Wellington. They were defeated 22—10 by the Welsh, thus ending their campaign. Ireland beat Canada and Romania with bonus points in their first two games.
The final pool game saw Ireland face France. The winner would set up a quarter final against Argentina and avoid the All Blacks.
Ireland battled and came back from a point deficit to come within 3 points of their opponents, but eventually lost 43—