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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt dismissed suggestions his players can take it easy after starting their Rugby World Cup campaign with a resounding win over Scotland on Sunday, warning that “dangerous” next opponent Japan will punish any complacency from the world’s No. 1-ranked side.

Ireland began its Rugby World Cup campaign in dominating fashion at International Stadium Yokohama with a 27-3 win over the Scots, steamrolling them with three first-half tries from its forward pack before winger Andrew Conway secured a bonus point with a fourth score.

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