Keith Earls has been passed fit for the World Cup with the IRFU confirming that all members of the squad named last Monday are set to travel to Japan. 

The 31-man panel and management depart from Dublin on Wednesday. 

Munster wing Earls, who has 78 caps, limped out of Saturday's game against Wales with a leg injury. 

"It just seemed like his quad, whether it's a whack in the quad or just above the knee, he was uncomfortable," boss Joe Schmidt said afterwards. 

Cian Healy failed a half-time Head Injury Assessment but the prop has also been cleared to travel. 

Ireland open their Pool A campaign against Scotland in Yokohama on 22 September. 

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll outlined what it would be like for the players during the period between the squad being confirmed and departure. 

"There's an excitement," he said at a Guinness event. 

"There's a relief that comes after the game played on Saturday, that everyone came through relatively unscathed, hopefully.

"You have a day off to spend with your family and say goodbye. It's more difficult for players with young kids. When you look at the likes of Rory Best who has kids.

"It's difficult, potentially going away for a seven-week period. It's an important time, to be able to enjoy it with family.

"Then the excitement of getting on the plane, you don't take it for granted once you're selected in the squad, you've got to get through those last games.

"Then there's the excitement of travelling down there and settling into your new home for however long it's going to be."

Ireland RWC19 Squad:

Forwards (17)

Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 120 caps CAPTAIN

Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 8 caps

Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 16 caps

Sean Cronin (St Mary's College/Leinster) 70 caps

Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 36 caps

Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 91 caps

Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 31 caps

Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 48 caps

Jean Kleyn (Munster) 3 caps

Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 59 caps

Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 18 caps

Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 23 caps

James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps

John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 20 caps

Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 16 caps

CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 33 caps

Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps

Backs (14)

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 20 caps

Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 19 caps

Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 7 caps

Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 15 caps

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 78 caps

Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 5 caps

Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 38 caps

Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 92 caps

Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 16 caps

Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 14 caps

Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 74 caps

Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 24 caps

Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 84 caps

Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 20 caps

Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2019

IRELAND v Scotland

Yokohama Stadium, Sunday, 22 September, KO: 08.45 (Irish time)


Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Saturday, 28 September, KO: 08.15 (Irish time)

IRELAND v Russia

Misaki Stadium, Thursday, 3 October, KO: 11.15 (Irish time)


Fukuoka Hakatanomi Stadium, Saturday, 12 October, KO: 11.45 (Irish time)