Ireland 27-3Scotland: Joe Schmidt's Side Win Rugby World Cup Opener



Ireland: (19) 27 
 Tries: Ryan, Best, Furlong, Conway Pens: Carty Cons: Sexton, Murray 
 Scotland: (3) 3 
 Pen: Laidlaw

Ruthless Ireland franked their status as the world's top-ranked side with a clinical Rugby World Cup victory against a meek Scotland in Yokohama.

The Irish went over in their first two incursions into the Scottish 22, James Ryan and Rory Best ploughing over to put them 12-0 ahead after 15 minutes.

Greig Laidlaw got the Scots on the board, but a wretched bounce led to Tadhg Furlong adding a third try before the half was out. Andrew Conway then crossed after the break to secure Ireland's bonus point.

Ireland play hosts Japan on Saturday next, with Scotland facing Samoa two days later.

Hosts Japan won the first match in Pool A on Friday, defeating Russia 30-10, with the Samoans yet to play.

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