Ireland booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a seven-attempt prevail upon Samoa in Fukuoka.

Ireland needed to play over a large portion of the match with 14 men after Bundee Aki’s 29th-minute rejection, however attempts by Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Johnny Sexton had just placed them in charge.

Jack Lam answered yet another Sexton attempt verified a reward point before half-time.

Jordan Larmour, CJ Stander and Andrew Conway additionally crossed as Ireland explored the second half solid.

Ireland’s adversaries in the last eight will be dictated by the result of the last Pool An apparatus among Japan and Scotland on Sunday, which could in any case be dropped with Typhoon Hagibis unleashing devastation in Yokohama.

In the event that that game doesn’t proceed, the two sides would be granted two points and Japan would top the gathering in front of Ireland, leaving Joe Schmidt’s side to confront three-time champions New Zealand – victors of the previous two World Cups – in Tokyo next Saturday.

In the event that it goes ahead, a Scotland triumph without Japan guaranteeing two losing extra focuses would see Ireland finish top, with South Africa their quarter-last adversaries.


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