Schmidt backs third-choice flyhalf Carty as Ireland eye quarter-finals

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Ireland Captain's Run - International Stadium Yokahama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan - September 20, 2019 Ireland's head coach Joe Schmidt looks on during the Captain's Run. REUTERS/ Rebecca Naden

HAMAMATSU, Japan (Reuters) – Ireland can effectively give themselves three weeks to prepare for a likely Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa with a win over Japan on Saturday and coach Joe Schmidt has backed his third-choice outhalf to help clear the way. With Scotland comfortably dispatched and Russia and Samoa to come, Schmidt […]

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