Ireland Chase Rugby World Cup Semi-Final Spot

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Ireland are without Johnny Sexton for this afternoon’s World Cup quarter final with Argentina. As he was asked to do during last week’s defeat of France, Ian Madigan steps into the out-half role. Ireland are unbeaten so far – but full-back Rob Kearney says experience shows they shouldn’t get over-excited [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/47179/medium/”] Jamie Heaslip captains the side in the absence of the injured Paul O’Connell [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/47180/medium/”] Kick-off at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is at 1. There’s a four o’clock start at Twickenham, where we’ll discover the last of the semi finalists, and Ireland’s potential next opponents. Scotland meet Australia. We already know who will contest one of the semi-finals. South Africa ended Wales’ hopes with a 23-19 victory before New Zealand eased past France 62-13. France fly-half Frederic Michalak has ended his international career. He was forced to come off with a thigh injury in last night’s humiliating 62-13 defeat by New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-finals. Michalak says his body can no longer respond as he wants. The Toulon player, who’s 33, won 77 international caps and played in three World Cup campaigns.

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