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# turning japanese

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# turning japanese
Win tickets to Ireland's pre-Rugby World Cup farewell game against Wales
Join us for a special preview of the tournament with some of the sport’s big personalities.
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Vermaelen becomes fourth former Barcelona player to join Vissel Kobe
Ahead of a friendly between the clubs, Thomas Vermaelen made the move from Barca to the Japanese side.
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Another blow for the Wallabies as Kerevi joins post-World Cup exodus
In better news for Australia, Tevita Kuridrani has opted to extend his contract with the Brumbies.
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New Zealand bend their overseas rules to tie Whitelock down to a new deal
NZR have tweaked their selection policy to let him remain an All Black while playing a season in Japan.
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'I try to email or text Joe at four o'clock in the morning to pay him back!'
Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek has been enjoying his new role with Japanese club NEC Green Rockets.
# So Sumo
'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler
John Gunning represented Ireland at three Sumo World Championships and is now a leading authority on the sport in Japan.
# promise
Munster facilitate Ryan request as Schmidt gets set to name Ireland squad
The squad to travel to the US and Japan will be named today.
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Manchester United cast-off popped up with a crucial goal for Dortmund yesterday
Shinji Kagawa came off the bench to grab a winner against Wolfsburg.
# brave blossoms
Watch: The shock and ecstacy as Japan players celebrate taking Springbok scalp
What a way to take your second ever win at the Rugby World Cup.
# more to life
'The fat lady hasn't sung yet' - Honey Badger waves goodbye... for now
Nick Cummins opted for a lucrative move to Japan to support a large family that includes two siblings with cystic fibrosis.
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Honey Badger Nick Cummins is moving to play in Japan, will miss the Rugby World Cup
Cummins cites family health issues as the reason behind his move to the West Red Sparks.
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Soros predicts '25 year slump' in Europe without action
Investor warns of Japanese-style economic slowdown on the horizon.
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Japanese vending machines are way better than our vending machines
Will we just move to Japan? Ah, we will.
# turning japanese
'It would be a massive loss for us if Ferris leaves' - Ruan Pienaar
The Ulster and Ireland flanker has been linked to a move to Japan in recent weeks.