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# japan - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
# Concern
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# Concern

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 8:18 AM 3,297 Views 3 Comments

Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.

# japan - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
# Olympics
# Olympics

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,837 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

# japan - Monday 5 July, 2021

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town
# Rescue Mission
# Rescue Mission

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town

Jul 5th 2021, 3:55 PM 4,593 Views 1 Comment

64 people are missing after a Japanese holiday town was hit by a landslide at the weekend.

Ireland set to experiment against US after Farrell's men see off Japan
# Last Assignment
From The42
# Last Assignment

Ireland set to experiment against US after Farrell's men see off Japan

Jul 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,558 Views 7 Comments

Gavin Coombes made his debut last weekend and more should follow this Saturday.

# japan - Sunday 4 July, 2021

'It's about belief in our game' - Japan are becoming rugby's great entertainers
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

'It's about belief in our game' - Japan are becoming rugby's great entertainers

Jul 4th 2021, 9:34 PM 5,406 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown back their team to take risks and attack with intent.

Two people dead and 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town
# Atami
# Atami

Two people dead and 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town

Jul 4th 2021, 11:33 AM 6,053 Views 0 Comments

The deluge crashed down a mountainside into rows of houses following heavy rains that began several days ago.

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
# Impact
From The42
# Impact

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,273 Views 10 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.

# japan - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell
# The Boss
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# The Boss

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:17 PM 8,319 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach was satisfied with his team’s 39-31 victory over Japan.

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win
# Victory
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# Victory

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win

Jul 3rd 2021, 3:38 PM 9,763 Views 12 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named man of the match in Dublin.

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan
# Entertainers
From The42
# Entertainers

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:53 PM 39,267 Views 68 Comments

The home side scored five tries against the exciting and ambitious visitors.

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series From The42
Live Jul 3rd 2021, 12:51 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series

Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan
# Atami
# Atami

Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 11:22 AM 10,726 Views 3 Comments

Heavy rain has been lashing across Japan since earlier this week.

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan
# Test
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# Test

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,332 Views 8 Comments

Memories from the 2019 World Cup remain very fresh.

# japan - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan

Jul 1st 2021, 4:04 PM 26,219 Views 39 Comments

Gavin Coombes is set for his debut off the bench on Saturday.

# japan - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress
# Speed
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# Speed

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress

Jun 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 8,983 Views 13 Comments

The 25-year-old moved to Ulster in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.

# japan - Monday 28 June, 2021

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad
# Update
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# Update

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad

Jun 28th 2021, 12:16 PM 13,961 Views 40 Comments

The second row hasn’t officially been ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Japan.

# japan - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa
# Awj
From The42
# Awj

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa

Jun 27th 2021, 10:00 PM 8,565 Views 3 Comments

Out-half Dan Biggar enjoyed playing with the Irish centre pairing of Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw.

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,593 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions

Jun 27th 2021, 7:15 AM 12,913 Views 15 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.

# japan - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over

Jun 26th 2021, 4:58 PM 47,584 Views 58 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, and Bundee Aki were among the standout performers.

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves
# Audition Time
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# Audition Time

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves

Jun 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,714 Views 8 Comments

Today’s game provides an opportunity for outsiders like Bundee Aki and Jack Conan to sneak into the Test reckoning.

# japan - Friday 25 June, 2021

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
# Trolls
From The42
# Trolls

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,506 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
# Experience
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# Experience

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt

Jun 25th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,046 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
# On Fire
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# On Fire

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,268 Views 8 Comments

‘I would have always backed myself, I knew what I could do.’

# japan - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'
# Blade
From The42
# Blade

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'

Jun 24th 2021, 4:15 PM 8,218 Views 9 Comments

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade has earned his Ireland call-up with some superb form.

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions

Jun 24th 2021, 2:08 PM 2,622 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s men haven’t played a Test since 2019.

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,861 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'
# Highlander
From The42
# Highlander

'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'

Jun 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,683 Views 2 Comments

Japan star Kazuki Himeno is back on international duty after a season in New Zealand.

# japan - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 5,115 Views 0 Comments

The Clermont flyer is hoping Japan can pick up where they left off in 2019.

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway
# First Step
From The42
# First Step

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,424 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.

# japan - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
# Key Man
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# Key Man

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,532 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:14 AM 36,368 Views 24 Comments

Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.

# japan - Monday 21 June, 2021

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki
# Motivation
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# Motivation

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,490 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre is hoping to make an impression this Saturday against Japan.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
From The42
# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

Jun 21st 2021, 5:07 PM 16,829 Views 19 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions

Jun 21st 2021, 1:59 PM 12,464 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old Ireland hooker will remain with the Lions in Jersey this week.

# japan - Friday 18 June, 2021

Four hurt and flights disrupted as bear goes on the rampage in Japanese city
# Sapporo
# Sapporo

Four hurt and flights disrupted as bear goes on the rampage in Japanese city

Jun 18th 2021, 3:51 PM 19,077 Views 16 Comments

The bear broke into an army base and an airport before being shot by hunters.

# japan - Friday 28 May, 2021

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
# 2021 Games
From The42
# 2021 Games

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,249 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

# japan - Monday 24 May, 2021

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season
# Scouting
From The42
# Scouting

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season

May 24th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,981 Views 33 Comments

Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.

# japan - Sunday 23 May, 2021

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed

May 23rd 2021, 2:12 PM 8,593 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old will now join Super Rugby’s Blues on a two-year contract.

# japan - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television

May 12th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,111 Views 5 Comments

Channel 4 are showing the game from Murrayfield, and will have highlights from the rest of the tour.

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