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# japan - Friday 27 September, 2019

Ireland wait on further medical opinion after Conan has a 'bit of a setback'
# Injury Update
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# Injury Update

Ireland wait on further medical opinion after Conan has a 'bit of a setback'

Sep 27th 2019, 6:52 AM 13,320 Views 42 Comments

The Leinster number eight has been in line to start tomorrow’s World Cup clash with Japan.

Schmidt hopes ref Gardner is nailed-on after 'incredibly frustrating' game in Wales
# Ref Watch
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# Ref Watch

Schmidt hopes ref Gardner is nailed-on after 'incredibly frustrating' game in Wales

Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 AM 14,513 Views 9 Comments

The Australian will oversee Ireland’s clash with Japan on Saturday.

'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet
# Stepping Up
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# Stepping Up

'I’m not going to try to be Johnny or Joey' - Carty set for biggest test yet

Sep 27th 2019, 1:00 AM 6,457 Views 4 Comments

The 27-year-old Connacht man has improved many aspects of his game in the past two seasons.

# japan - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
# In The Zone
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# In The Zone

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan

Sep 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 6,804 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.

Japan need 'best game of their lives' as captain Leitch dropped for Ireland clash
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Japan need 'best game of their lives' as captain Leitch dropped for Ireland clash

Sep 26th 2019, 9:15 AM 11,728 Views 12 Comments

Head coach Jamie Joseph was surprised not to see Johnny Sexton’s name in Ireland’s squad.

'It will provide motivation for Cian' - Schmidt defends legality of Ireland's scrum
# Mind Games
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# Mind Games

'It will provide motivation for Cian' - Schmidt defends legality of Ireland's scrum

Sep 26th 2019, 8:22 AM 16,765 Views 15 Comments

Japan have suggested that Ireland’s scrum is illegal on the loosehead side.

Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns
# Team News
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# Team News

Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns

Sep 26th 2019, 5:06 AM 49,157 Views 85 Comments

The Connacht out-half has been handed his second Test start against Japan.

# japan - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game
# Playmakers
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# Playmakers

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game

Sep 25th 2019, 1:00 AM 10,680 Views 20 Comments

The 34-year-old out-half sustained what Ireland called a ‘bang to the quad’ against Scotland.

# japan - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland

Sep 24th 2019, 7:43 AM 10,863 Views 16 Comments

The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# japan - Monday 23 September, 2019

Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage
# Peaked Early
From The42
# Peaked Early

Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage

Sep 23rd 2019, 9:45 PM 13,291 Views 34 Comments

There are only a handful of meaningful pool matches left, unless you believe that shocks are possible.

# japan - Friday 20 September, 2019

'I don't think anyone gives us a shot' - Japan turn attention to Schmidt's Ireland
# Next Job
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# Next Job

'I don't think anyone gives us a shot' - Japan turn attention to Schmidt's Ireland

Sep 20th 2019, 6:30 PM 10,159 Views 19 Comments

Head coach Jamie Joseph said the pressure of the opening night got to his players against Russia.

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener
# Nervy
From The42
# Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Sep 20th 2019, 1:50 PM 35,557 Views 25 Comments

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

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As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup

# japan - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules
# Well Briefed
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# Well Briefed

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules

Sep 19th 2019, 12:48 PM 9,434 Views 10 Comments

Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for alleged betting offences.

# japan - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup
# Brothers
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# Brothers

Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup

Sep 17th 2019, 6:45 AM 17,449 Views 4 Comments

Rhys is among Ireland’s back row options, while his older brother Ciaran is part of the S&C team.

# japan - Monday 16 September, 2019

Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session
# Balls
From The42
# Balls

Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session

Sep 16th 2019, 4:00 PM 9,462 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side have had massive local support, but Ireland are staying under the radar.

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward
# PREDICTION
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# PREDICTION

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward

Sep 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 16,338 Views 26 Comments

The former international fears the team will suffer most in the line-out.

# japan - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

Sep 15th 2019, 7:30 AM 33,789 Views 13 Comments

The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.

# japan - Friday 13 September, 2019

Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland
# Konnichiwa
From The42
# Konnichiwa

Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland

Sep 13th 2019, 10:03 AM 36,091 Views 33 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup today.

# japan - Monday 9 September, 2019

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport
# Typhoon Faxai
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# Typhoon Faxai

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport

Sep 9th 2019, 12:43 PM 10,319 Views 7 Comments

Typhoon Faxai pummelled the Japanese capital Tokyo with record winds and torrential rain.

# japan - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Sep 8th 2019, 11:16 AM 7,444 Views 0 Comments

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# japan - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain
# Flooding
# Flooding

Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain

Aug 28th 2019, 8:18 AM 18,327 Views 13 Comments

Two men were killed in their cars during heavy flooding.

# japan - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup
# Upping The Ante
From The42
# Upping The Ante

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup

Aug 10th 2019, 12:23 PM 5,886 Views 5 Comments

The side are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament.

# japan - Friday 9 August, 2019

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Kagawa completes move to Spanish second tier
# Ola
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# Ola

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Kagawa completes move to Spanish second tier

Aug 9th 2019, 3:26 PM 7,415 Views 2 Comments

Real Zaragoza will hope the 30-year-old can inspire a return to La Liga after six years in the Segunda.

# japan - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

McIlroy joins Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event
# Go East
From The42
# Go East

McIlroy joins Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event

Jul 31st 2019, 2:32 PM 6,036 Views 3 Comments

The four-time Major-winner will be part of the field at the Zozo Championship this October.

# japan - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa
# Preparation
From The42
# Preparation

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa

Jul 27th 2019, 12:51 PM 5,489 Views 2 Comments

Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.

# japan - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
# Dokdo Islets
# Dokdo Islets

South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:32 PM 29,269 Views 33 Comments

Seoul said a Russian A-50 warplane twice entered South Korean airspace, a claim Moscow has denied.

# japan - Thursday 18 July, 2019

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio
# Kyoto
# Kyoto

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio

Updated Jul 18th 2019, 10:17 AM 15,291 Views 20 Comments

Dozens of other people have been injured in the fire at the studio in the city of Kyoto.

# japan - Monday 15 July, 2019

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short
# One Last Chance
From The42
# One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Jul 15th 2019, 1:10 PM 5,399 Views 7 Comments

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# japan - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad
# Made The Cut
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# Made The Cut

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad

Jul 14th 2019, 10:38 AM 8,900 Views 4 Comments

The former Shamrock Rovers netminder will join Pep’s side on their tour of Asia.

# japan - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Johnny Kitagawa, record-breaking producer for 'most number one hits', dies aged 87
# J Pop
# J Pop

Johnny Kitagawa, record-breaking producer for 'most number one hits', dies aged 87

Jul 10th 2019, 8:56 AM 15,739 Views 11 Comments

Between the years of 1974 and 2010, Kitagawa was responsible for 232 number one singles.

# japan - Monday 1 July, 2019

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears
# 30-year Ban
# 30-year Ban

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

Jul 1st 2019, 10:51 PM 16,995 Views 42 Comments

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

# japan - Friday 28 June, 2019

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'
# G20
# G20

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'

Jun 28th 2019, 7:36 AM 16,286 Views 37 Comments

Trump came face to face with Putin for the first time since extensive evidence was found of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

# japan - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'I’m excited about making history': Japanese winger Sasaki joins Cabinteely
# Sign Him Up
From The42
# Sign Him Up

'I’m excited about making history': Japanese winger Sasaki joins Cabinteely

Jun 27th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,266 Views 8 Comments

The 23-year-old moved to Ireland last year and has played club football in Germany and Paraguay before.

Osaka closes red light district and drafts in quick-flushing toilets for arrival of G20
# Playing Host
# Playing Host

Osaka closes red light district and drafts in quick-flushing toilets for arrival of G20

Jun 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 14,791 Views 21 Comments

The Japanese city prides itself as having a different outlook to much of the rest of the country.

# japan - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine
# Osaka
# Osaka

Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine

Jun 26th 2019, 3:37 PM 33,018 Views 23 Comments

The soldier was arrested when the plane made a stopover in Spain.

# japan - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals

Jun 25th 2019, 10:06 PM 35,472 Views 40 Comments

Lieke Martens scored the crucial spot-kick to put the Netherlands into the last eight.

# japan - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan
# Snail's Pace
# Snail's Pace

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:08 AM 23,042 Views 9 Comments

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# japan - Friday 21 June, 2019

Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay

Jun 21st 2019, 10:02 AM 5,321 Views 1 Comment

The forward reflected on his side’s entertaining draw against the Asian outfit as ‘bittersweet’ and wants to see the mistakes corrected.

# japan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile
# Escape
From The42
# Escape

'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile

Jun 18th 2019, 2:41 PM 7,514 Views 8 Comments

The Manchester United attacker bounced back to have a hand in two goals as his side strolled to victory over Japan in Sao Paulo.