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Irish Confidence Returning - Best

Samoa match now the focus for Ireland

Irish captain Rory Best says they will take confidence from yesterday's 35-nil win over Russia at the Rugby World Cup.

Joe Schmidt's side were far from their best in the five-try performance in Kobe

But Best says his team recovered well from the shock defeat to hosts Japan:

The Irish squad travel to Fukuoka today where they play Samoa tomorrow week.

Ulster flanker Jordi Murphy will undergo a scan today on the rib injury he suffered yesterday.


South Africa face Italy in today's only game at the tournament.

Kick-off is at 10.45am Irish time in Shizuoka

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