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The Queensland-born Glasgow centre is looking forward to his first taste of World Cup rugby action on Sunday when his side kicks-off their Pool A campaign against Ireland.

Back in 2015, however, he was celebrating the Dark Blues’ controversial exit at the hands of the Wallabies as referee Craig Joubert blunder robbed the Scots of a place in the semi-finals.

But Johnson, who qualifies for Gregor Townsend’s team having spent four years at Scotstoun with the Warriors, says his days of cheering on the Aussies are over as he looks to go all the way with his new countrymen.

“I had just arrived in Scotland,” he said as he cast his mind back to that fateful evening at Twickenham. “I was living in a little club flat in Earl Street in Scotstoun. I remember watching that game.

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It is Ireland who need to catch fire now. Joe Schmidt admitted as much on Friday, stressing that his team had to “hit the ground running” at this World Cup as he named his strongest available team to face Scotland in their Pool A opener at Yokohama International Stadium on Sunday.

Schmidt was talking about the differences between this campaign and Ireland’s last one four years ago, and the lessons he learned.

“It’s so different because we didn’t start with the same level of match last time,” the New Zealander said. “And that’s no disrespect to Canada. But they weren’t a big Tier 1 opponent where the players know each other really well. I think that familiarity makes us a little nervous, and probably makes Scotland a little nervous.

“This time we definitely have to hit the ground running. This is the equivalent of the France game from last time, but first up.”

Schmidt has named his strongest available team, but not his strongest possible team. Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway come in for Rob Kearney and Keith Earls, who were always unlikely to make it back from niggling injuries despite Ireland’s protestations midweek that they would be fit and ready to help Ireland’s cause.

Those are significant changes. While both Larmour and Conway are exciting players – Schmidt spoke of the “contagious” exuberance they could bring – Ireland’s back three of Larmour, Conway and Jacob Stockdale does suddenly feel a lot more vulnerable, particularly given the weather forecast which is for rain. Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell will no doubt look to test them early on.

Schmidt will hope that his forward pack can bully Scotland’s, allowing Ireland to control the contest at source. And a front row of Cian Healy, Rory Best and Tadhg Furlong, and a second row of Iain Henderson and James Ryan does appear more than a match for Scotland’s tight five.

Ireland know they have a golden opportunity this time but it depends upon them making a good start. If they can beat Scotland, and then see off Japan next week, they should win the pool comfortably given their last two games are against Russia and Samoa.

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The Irish have never made it past a Rugby World Cup quarter-final and will be desperate to get off to the best possible start against the Scots with Samoa and hosts Japan also in Pool A and looking to throw a spanner in the works.

When is Ireland vs Scotland?
Ireland face Scotland on Sunday, September 22.

The match will kick off at 8.45am UK time – 4.45pm in Japan.

It will be played at the International Stadium Yokohama.

What TV channel is Ireland vs Scotland on and can I live stream it?
Ireland vs Scotland will be live on ITV1 in the UK.

To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.

Viewers in Ireland can watch on RTE and Eire Sport.

Can I live stream Ireland vs Scotland for FREE?
ITV1 and ITV Hub are free for all UK broadcasters with a TV licence.

A TV licence can be purchased for £154.50 in colour and £52 in black and white.

RTE is also free for viewers in the Republic of Ireland.

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The winner of this game is likely to go on and top the pool, while the loser would probably be left battling with hosts Japan to be the other side making it to the knockout phase, where the All Blacks and Springboks are set to lie in wait.

Just two weeks ago the Irish went to No 1 in the world rankings for the first time, though after a stellar 2018 they have lost three of their nine tests this year, finishing third in the Six Nations.

The two nations have met on 135 occasions, with Scotland winning 67 times and Ireland 63, along with five draws. Their most recent clash, in the Six Nations in February, saw the Irish come up trumps 22-13 at Murrayfield.

Where: Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama

Kick-off: 7.45pm on Sunday (NZT)

How to watch: Live on Spark Sport (coverage from 7.15pm).

Live stream: Available via or the Spark Sport app.

NZ TAB odds: Ireland $1.31, Scotland $3.20

Weather forecast at kick-off time: Intermittent clouds, 23 degrees celsius, gusts up to 17km/h, 96 per cent humidity.

Ireland: Jordan Larmour, Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier, Peter O’Mahony, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Furlong, Rory Best (captain), Cian Healy.

Reserves: Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Luke McGrath, Jack Carty, Chris Farrell.

Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor, Sam Johnson, Sean Maitland, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw, Allan Dell, Stuart McInally, (captain), Willem Nel, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, John Barclay, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.

Reserves: Fraser Brown, Gordon Reid, Simon Berghan, Scott Cummings, Blade Thomson, Ali Price, Chris Harris, Darcy Graham.

Prediction (Aaron Goile): After their strong recent rise, Ireland have had some mixed form this year, but, with successive wins over Wales, look to be timing their run well into the World Cup. Scotland haven’t had as sterner opposition, with their last two outings being comfortable wins over Georgia, and should provide a decent workout for the new world No 1, but expect the Irish to be too strong, with the quality halves pairing of Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton to be highly influential.