Ireland is one of the top rugby nations in the world.
Ireland coach Declan Kidney refused to be cheered by a vastly improved second-half performance in the 19-12 defeat by France.
Andrew Trimble admits the failure to contain France's early onslaught at the Stade Chaban-Delmas led to Ireland's downfall on Saturday.
Ireland put in a spirited display but lost 19-12 to France in a World Cup warm-up at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux..
Leo Cullen is eager for Ireland to crank up preparations for the World Cup when they face France in Bordeaux on Saturday night.
Leo Cullen has demanded Ireland raise their intensity when they return to the setting for their disastrous 2007 World Cup.
Ireland will hope their pack reinforcements can help them rebound from their loss to Scotland when they face France in Bordeaux on Saturday.
Ireland have made eight changes to their side for Saturday's clash with France in Bordeaux.
Captain Brian O'Driscoll has called on Ireland to match France's ferocity at the breakdown on Saturday.
Brian O'Driscoll is eager to be thrust into Ireland's preparations for the Rugby World Cup after declaring himself fit.
Declan Kidney is refusing to hit the panic button after Ireland opened their World Cup preparations with a 10-6 defeat by Scotland.
Few positives emerged from Ireland's 10-6 defeat by Scotland on Saturday but the return of Rob Kearney from a knee injury was one highlight.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson is satisfied enough warm-up games have been arranged for his side before the World Cup.
Scotland claimed a narrow 10-6 victory over Ireland in their World Cup warm-up match at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Leo Cullen is determined for Ireland to avoid another sobering start to their World Cup build-up when they face Scotland on Saturday.
Declan Kidney insists Ireland are approaching Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Scotland as if it were a full-on Test match.
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