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# 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 12,985 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 23,190 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 34,996 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
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# CONFIRMED

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

Updated Oct 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 36,977 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 70,731 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
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# Preview

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

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,332 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 68,105 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
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# Scot's Clan

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

Oct 11th 2019, 10:24 AM 11,801 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
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# Joey

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa

Oct 8th 2019, 2:08 PM 8,140 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
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# 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
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# 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
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# Brave Blossoms

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:05 AM 6,257 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 48,733 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
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# 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 10,885 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 7,419 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
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# Support

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

Sep 30th 2019, 2:00 AM 8,416 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
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# Frustrated

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

Sep 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 9,622 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 9,841 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
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# 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 27,509 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
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# 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 8,634 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 71,147 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 7,522 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 30,331 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 13,887 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 17,359 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 13,105 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 73,716 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 11,810 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 6,664 Views 4 Comments

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

Ireland wait on further medical opinion after Conan has a 'bit of a setback'
# Injury Update
From The42
# 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
From The42
# Ref Watch

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

Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 AM 14,529 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
From The42
# 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 6,462 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
From The42
# In The Zone

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

Sep 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 6,809 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
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

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

Sep 26th 2019, 9:15 AM 11,729 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
From The42
# Mind Games

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

Sep 26th 2019, 8:22 AM 16,799 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 49,162 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
From The42
# Playmakers

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

Sep 25th 2019, 1:00 AM 10,685 Views 20 Comments

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