WATCH: Players chomping at the bit to get World Cup underway

Breakingnews.ie Head Sports Reporter Shaun Cronin and Irish Examiner Rugby Correspondent Simon Lewis were at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff this afternoon to watch Ireland have one final training session ahead of the World Cup.

Paul O’Connell and the team are raring to go after the phony war of the warm-up series, delighted to leave the training camp behind and get the tournament underway.

Lewis and Cronin discussed some of Schmidt’s personnel decisions for tomorrow’s game against Canada, particularly the inclusions of Iain Henderson and Luke Fitzgerald.

Shaun Cronin, Head Sports Reporter chatting with Irish Examiner Rugby Correspondent Simon Lewis during the Captain’s Run at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Video by Dan Linehan

Under the watchful eyes of Joe Schmidt and the assembled media, the players were put through their paces one last time.

More on this topic

Jacob Stockdale hoping for more good memories of Twickenham in bid for World Cup placeJacob Stockdale hoping for more good memories of Twickenham in bid for World Cup place

WADA compliments Rugby World Cup for zero failed drug tests

Stuart Lancaster steps down as England head coach 'by mutual consent'Stuart Lancaster steps down as England head coach 'by mutual consent'

VIDEO: Why the Rugby World Cup 2015 was the greatest rugby tournament everVIDEO: Why the Rugby World Cup 2015 was the greatest rugby tournament ever

More in this Section

Valtteri Bottas ‘realistic’ over his chances of catching Lewis HamiltonValtteri Bottas ‘realistic’ over his chances of catching Lewis Hamilton

Ireland fans set up Facebook page to help frantic ticket swapsIreland fans set up Facebook page to help frantic ticket swaps

Redknapp feels Pochettino may need fresh start but expects him to stay at SpursRedknapp feels Pochettino may need fresh start but expects him to stay at Spurs

England fly-half George Ford tips Japan to cause more shocks at World CupEngland fly-half George Ford tips Japan to cause more shocks at World Cup


Lifestyle

Helen O’Callaghan says we are the least strict in all of Europe.Praise over punishment: Irish parents least strict in Europe - study

Kya deLongchamps detects a hint of rebellion behind the ritual of afternoon tea.Vintage View: English tradition of afternoon tea won't exit with Brexit

Friends and Young Offenders actors Shane Casey and Dominic MacHale speak to Pat Fitzpatrick about struggling to make it but why they are not seeking out fame.‘I was down to a euro’ - The Young Offenders actors tell of struggle to make it in acting

Gerry Fitzgerald runs Bandon Books Plus in Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon, Co Cork.We Sell Books: Turning over a new leaf from bank to bookshop in Bandon

More From The Irish Examiner