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Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Strong opening performance sees Ireland seize control of Pool A

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Ireland's lock James Ryan (C) is congratulated after scoring a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Ireland and Scotland at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on September 22, 2019. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland's lock James Ryan (C) is congratulated after scoring a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Ireland and Scotland at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on September 22, 2019. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images

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Ireland's lock James Ryan (C) is congratulated after scoring a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Ireland and Scotland at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on September 22, 2019. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images

It is a battle between the two highest-seeded teams in Pool A as Ireland and Scotland kick off their World Cup journey in Yokohama. Kick-off is at 08.45 and you can follow all the action in our live blog.

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