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Joey Carbery: I'm fully back now and it's a huge confidence boost



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Ireland's versatility back Joey Carbery is raring to go as the squad look for the win over Samoa that will propel them into the last eight of the World Cup. 

The Munster playmaker, who picked up an ankle injury before the tournament, was a late withdrawal from the side that beat Russia, but only as a precaution.

He is ready for battle in Fukuoka and prepared today by filling the number 10 berth in training.

He feels regular exposure as a fly-half hones his ability:

"Your decision making always improves, you make a mistake in training and you can rectify it and not let it happen on Saturday. Learning from little mistakes here and there in training and in games has really helped me for them not to happen again."

Carbery gave an upbeat report on this well being:

"It has been quite a frustating year with injuries, but I think I am fully back now and it's a huge confidence boost for me. The coaches showed a lot of faith in me and I am very grateful for it, so I want to go out and do the job and show them that they weren't wrong."

"I think that things were falling into place, I was getting a lot of game time. Hopefully, touch wood, I can stay injury free and push on from there."

He also says he can play anywhere he is required against Samoa:

"If I need to, if there's a certain break in training where I need to go in at 9 or 15, I get the tap on my shoulder, but it's up to the coaches, they are the ones who are instigating where I am playing. Happy to be playing at 10, it's a position that I love."

Johnny Sexton is the likely out-half against Samoa, but expect Carbery to play his part.

Ireland play Samoa in Pool A at 11.45am Irish time on Saturday.

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