Ireland’s third pool match at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against Russia at the Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday 3rd October.

Ireland and Russia have only played each other on two previous occasions; in a World Cup qualifier in 2002 and during the pool stages of the 2011 edition of the tournament. Ireland won those matches 35-3 and 62-12 respectively.

How To Watch Russia vs Ireland Live

Thursday 3 October 2019
Venue: Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
Kick-off: 19:15 local, 10:15 GMT

Russia qualified for this year’s World Cup after Spain, Belgium and Romania were all sanctioned for fielding ineligible players.

Ireland Team:   Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, John Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Jean Kleyn, Rhys Ruddock, Peter O’Mahony, Jordi Murphy, Luke McGrath, Jonathan Sexton (Captain), Keith Earls, Bundee Aki, Garry Ringrose, Andrew Conway, Rob Kearney

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, CJ Stander, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Jordan Larmour

Russia Team: Andrei Polivalov, Evgeny Matveev, Kirill Gotovtsev, Andrey Garbuzov, Bogdan Fedotko, Anton Sychev, Tagir Gadzhiev, Victor Gresev, Dmitry Perov, Ramil Gaisin, Denis Simplikevich, Kirill Golosnitskiy, Igor Galinovskiy, German Davydov, Vasily Artemyev (Captain)

Replacements: Stanislav Selskii, Valery Morozov, Vladimir Podrezov, Andrey Ostrikov, Evgeny Elgin, Sergey Ianiushkin, Roman Khodin, Vladimir Ostroushko