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From The42 Joseph to take Japan to next Rugby World Cup, ruling out All Blacks role Re-signed

Joseph to take Japan to next Rugby World Cup, ruling out All Blacks role

The Kiwi led the Brave Blossoms to their first World Cup quarter-final last month.

From The42 Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup Arigatou

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup

The Brave Blossoms’ stunning exploits were a real highlight over the past seven weeks.

From The42 'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus Hope

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.

From The42 Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks Preview

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

From The42 Uruguay team could face legal action after alleged bear-tearing ruckus in Japanese bar Damages

Uruguay team could face legal action after alleged bear-tearing ruckus in Japanese bar

A nightclub claims the South American squad caused over $30,000 worth of damage.

From The42 'We're a team of guys who aren't superstars' - Japan bow out with pride Emotional

'We're a team of guys who aren't superstars' - Japan bow out with pride

Jamie Joseph’s team have won over neutrals from around the rugby world.

From The42 Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup Ground Down

Rassie's Springboks power into semi-finals to end Brave Blossoms' World Cup

The hosts couldn’t match the power and patience of the South Africans in Tokyo.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

From The42 Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes' Heartbroken

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'

The Ireland head coach’s six-year tenure came to an end with a crushing defeat to the All Blacks.

From The42 Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash Team-Sheet

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

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

From The42 Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan RWC2019

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

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

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

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan continues non-stop search for typhoon survivors as death toll hits 74 Hagibis

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

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

From The42 Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds Fond Memories

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56 Rescue Operation

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night.

From The42 'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that' Brave Blossoms

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

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

From The42 Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil Joy To Watch

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

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

From The42 Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa RWC2019 This post contains videos

Brilliant Blossoms scorch into RWC clash with South Africa

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

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Hagibis moves off Japan but at least 14 are dead amid flooding and devastation Aftermath

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

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

From The42 Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama CONFIRMED
From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Hagibis: Japan's wettest storm in decades makes landfall Super Storm

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.

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

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

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

From The42 Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect Ref Review

Ireland get World Rugby feedback that three offside penalties were incorrect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ireland head coach has always had his critics.

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

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

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

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

Ireland centre Farrell ruled out of Russia clash due to concussion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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