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Rugby World Cup 2019

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is the ongoing ninth Rugby World Cup, and is being held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November. This is the first time the tournament has been held in Asia.

The in-house Scoilnet team has curated a special themepage to cover the event. See how much your students and pupils know about the Rugby World Cup with this 'Beat the Teacher' fun resource.

Watch the highlights of the Ireland v Scotland, Japan v Ireland with your class. Then, use the Irish Newspaper Archive to read and analyse a piece of sports writing about the match. English teacher, Fiona Kirwan, has created a lesson plan with a supporting worksheet on analysing sports writing.



Ireland's Call

"Ireland's Call" was commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) for the 1995 World Cup.

Ireland, Ireland,
Together standing tall!
Shoulder to shoulder,
We'll answer Ireland's call!

Learn the full song with your class. Lesson available here.

Themed Lessons

The in-house Scoilnet team has created the following two maths lessons around the Rugby World Cup 2019 theme. The first lesson focuses on the probability of Ireland winning the Rugby World Cup and the second lesson focuses on the match times. Feel free to download the lessons and alter them for your class needs.

Compare Countries

World Book Online has a student friendly tool for students to quickly compare countries. Use the Compare Countries tool to explore the countries that Ireland are playing against in the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Ireland v Scotland
Japan v Ireland
Ireland v Russia
Ireland v Samoa

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