RUGBY WORLD CUP VIDEO: Canada’s DTH van der Merwe on the loss to Ireland

Jamie Cudmore’s cheap yellow card gifted Ireland the ideal World Cup start, Joe Schmidt’s men thumping Canada 50-7 in Cardiff.

Sean O’Brien, Iain Henderson, Johnny Sexton and Dave Kearney crossed to secure the try bonus point in just 35 minutes, before Sean Cronin, Rob Kearney and Jared Payne completed the rout.

Ireland's Dave Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald wrap up DTH Van der Merwe of Canada

Ireland's Dave Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald wrap up DTH Van der Merwe of Canada

DTH van der Merwe scored Canada’s try and gives his reaction to the opening game for the North Americans