Ireland impress with seven tries in Rugby World Cup opener

Irish Rugby Supporters

Ireland got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start as they ran out 50 points to 7 winners over Canada, with Joe Schmidt's side scoring seven tries.

Ian Henderson, Sean O'Brien, Jonathon Sexton and Dave Kearney put Ireland in a commanding position in the first half.

Sean Cronin, Rob Kearney and Jared Payne all added to Ireland's tally in the second period, while DTH Van Der Mare gave Canade a consolation try.

Joe Schmmidt acknowledged Canada's good performance.