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# japan - Friday 18 October, 2019

Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash
# Team-Sheet
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# Team-Sheet

Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash

Oct 18th 2019, 10:21 AM 5,620 Views 0 Comments

‘We have some players from then, and it was an amazing achievement, but we’re working on our own things.’

# japan - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan

Oct 17th 2019, 2:35 PM 4,478 Views 2 Comments

‘I’m not one of those coaches who sits here and says to you ‘I’m not really sure’, because we prepare to win.’

# japan - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Oct 16th 2019, 6:14 PM 10,085 Views 8 Comments

Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday having established himself as one of the country’s most important figures in the sport.

# japan - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Japan continues non-stop search for typhoon survivors as death toll hits 74
# Hagibis
# Hagibis

Japan continues non-stop search for typhoon survivors as death toll hits 74

Oct 15th 2019, 9:28 PM 7,884 Views 3 Comments

Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, unleashing fierce winds and unprecedented rain.

Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds
# Fond Memories
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# Fond Memories

Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds

Oct 15th 2019, 2:00 AM 16,235 Views 0 Comments

St Mary’s College visited Japan in 2002 for a schools rugby competition.

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan
# Mind Games
From The42
# Mind Games

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Oct 15th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,580 Views 24 Comments

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

# japan - Monday 14 October, 2019

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56
# Rescue Operation
# Rescue Operation

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 8:25 PM 16,279 Views 7 Comments

Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night.

'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that'
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:32 AM 4,866 Views 1 Comment

Japan aren’t finished in this World Cup yet after setting up a quarter-final with the Springboks.

# japan - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil
# Joy To Watch
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# Joy To Watch

Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil

Oct 13th 2019, 3:38 PM 12,978 Views 24 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s men have been the story of this tournament and delivered on a special night in Yokohama.

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa

Oct 13th 2019, 2:11 PM 23,189 Views 37 Comments

The host nation secured a bonus point early in the second half and withstood a Scottish comeback effort.

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 13th 2019, 10:50 AM

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

Typhoon Hagibis moves off Japan but at least 14 are dead amid flooding and devastation
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

Typhoon Hagibis moves off Japan but at least 14 are dead amid flooding and devastation

Oct 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 34,987 Views 36 Comments

Japan’s military deployed 27,000 troops to aid rescue operations.

Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama

Updated Oct 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 36,974 Views 26 Comments

We have a game.

# japan - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan's wettest storm in decades makes landfall
# Super Storm
# Super Storm

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan's wettest storm in decades makes landfall

Updated Oct 12th 2019, 1:47 PM 70,725 Views 66 Comments

The storm has weakened but was still packing gusts of wind up to 216 km/h.

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,327 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

# japan - Friday 11 October, 2019

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union
# Statement
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# Statement

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union

Oct 11th 2019, 2:45 PM 68,099 Views 141 Comments

Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan
# Scot's Clan
From The42
# Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

Oct 11th 2019, 10:24 AM 11,799 Views 6 Comments

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

# japan - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa
# Joey
From The42
# Joey

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa

Oct 8th 2019, 2:08 PM 8,136 Views 8 Comments

The 23-year-old has only played 20 minutes for Ireland so far at this World Cup.

# japan - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
From The42
# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,561 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# japan - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland
# Irreplaceable
From The42
# Irreplaceable

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland

Oct 5th 2019, 5:00 PM 8,669 Views 7 Comments

The 10′s experience and the role he plays for Schmidt has made him invaluable for Ireland’s hopes.

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 5th 2019, 11:05 AM

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

# japan - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:05 AM 6,256 Views 5 Comments

Michael Leitch returns for Saturday’s game but the captain’s armband is retained by Pieter Labuschagne.

# japan - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect
# Ref Review
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# Ref Review

Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect

Oct 1st 2019, 10:23 AM 48,719 Views 51 Comments

Joe Schmidt said two of the calls came from Jerome Garces, who refs the clash with Russia on Thursday.

# japan - Monday 30 September, 2019

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive

Sep 30th 2019, 8:05 PM 10,883 Views 14 Comments

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.

'We stuck to the process, it’s just consistency': Stander ready to push Ireland back on track
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

'We stuck to the process, it’s just consistency': Stander ready to push Ireland back on track

Sep 30th 2019, 6:09 PM 7,418 Views 39 Comments

No one issue cost Ireland against Japan, so the squad are pushing for a greater level of consistency.

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Joe is an excellent coach and we have full belief in him' - Sexton

Sep 30th 2019, 2:00 AM 8,411 Views 44 Comments

The Ireland head coach has always had his critics.

# japan - Sunday 29 September, 2019

'We've got things in our own hands' - Sexton ready to rally against Russia
# Frustrated
From The42
# Frustrated

'We've got things in our own hands' - Sexton ready to rally against Russia

Sep 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 9,620 Views 35 Comments

The 34-year-old found it very difficult to watch on from the sidelines as Ireland were beaten by Japan.

Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion

Sep 29th 2019, 10:49 AM 9,840 Views 19 Comments

Jordi Murphy is due to join the squad in Kobe tomorrow and play on Thursday.

'We’re going to have to stay tight. There will be a lot of questions from the outside'
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

'We’re going to have to stay tight. There will be a lot of questions from the outside'

Sep 29th 2019, 4:50 AM 27,508 Views 29 Comments

Ireland played into Japan’s hands in their shock 19-12 defeat to Japan.

# japan - Saturday 28 September, 2019

'We had been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish had'
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

'We had been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish had'

Sep 28th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,631 Views 6 Comments

Japan lit up the World Cup with sensational display in Shizuoka.

Carbery confirms he wanted to hold onto Ireland's losing bonus point
# LBP
From The42
# LBP

Carbery confirms he wanted to hold onto Ireland's losing bonus point

Sep 28th 2019, 5:27 PM 71,145 Views 113 Comments

The Munster man got the final quarter off the bench but felt ‘suffocated’ in attack.

'It's all about reaction now,' says James Ryan as Ireland pick up the pieces
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

'It's all about reaction now,' says James Ryan as Ireland pick up the pieces

Sep 28th 2019, 3:25 PM 7,521 Views 19 Comments

The Leinster lock was understandably downcast after Ireland were shocked by the hosts.

'All the Irish media were talking about South Africa' - Japan savour huge shock
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

'All the Irish media were talking about South Africa' - Japan savour huge shock

Sep 28th 2019, 3:00 PM 30,325 Views 57 Comments

The Brave Blossoms took some motivation from the Irish focus on a possible quarter-final.

'We got a 12-3 lead and we stopped playing to a degree': Schmidt laments penalty calls after shock in Shizuoka
# Picked Apart
From The42
# Picked Apart

'We got a 12-3 lead and we stopped playing to a degree': Schmidt laments penalty calls after shock in Shizuoka

Sep 28th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,881 Views 84 Comments

Ireland conceded nine penalties, and Schmidt complained about four ‘tough’ offside calls.

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

'The mood of the whole country has shifted in 80 minutes'

Sep 28th 2019, 11:16 AM 17,357 Views 44 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell were left speechless in the ITV studio.

Murphy in line to join Ireland squad as Conan ruled out with foot fracture
# Big Blow
From The42
# Big Blow

Murphy in line to join Ireland squad as Conan ruled out with foot fracture

Sep 28th 2019, 10:51 AM 13,101 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s squad have been hit with another injury blow.

Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland
# Shocked
From The42
# Shocked

Giant killers! Japan rock the World Cup with stunning win over Schmidt's Ireland

Sep 28th 2019, 10:12 AM 73,675 Views 348 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s Brave Blossoms were sublime in overturning a 12-3 deficit to win.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 28th 2019, 9:00 AM

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, Rugby World Cup

Ireland's top-level Test experience should prove too much for hosts Japan
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland's top-level Test experience should prove too much for hosts Japan

Sep 28th 2019, 3:50 AM 11,808 Views 26 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men are looking to ramp up their performance in Shizuoka today.

# japan - Friday 27 September, 2019

Ireland look for 'more width' as they expect red-hot atmosphere against Japan
# Banana Skin
From The42
# Banana Skin

Ireland look for 'more width' as they expect red-hot atmosphere against Japan

Sep 27th 2019, 7:05 AM 6,662 Views 4 Comments

Joe Schmidt has picked a strong 23 to deal with the tricky challenge of the host in Shizuoka.