Ireland on course

Asia and Oceania Sport

ZTN Sports Reporter

IRELAND gave themselves a chance for a quarter-final place after they dismissed Russia 35-0 in Kobe on Thursday.

It was a match in which Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony and Rhys Ruddock scored first-half tries before Andrew Conway got the much needed bonus point later in the game.

As things stand, a five-point win over Samoa in Fukuoka in nine days time will take Ireland through to the quarter-finals.