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Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
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Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,833 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town
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# Rescue Mission

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town

Jul 5th 2021, 3:55 PM 4,593 Views 1 Comment

64 people are missing after a Japanese holiday town was hit by a landslide at the weekend.

Ireland set to experiment against US after Farrell's men see off Japan
# Last Assignment
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# Last Assignment

Ireland set to experiment against US after Farrell's men see off Japan

Jul 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,555 Views 7 Comments

Gavin Coombes made his debut last weekend and more should follow this Saturday.

'It's about belief in our game' - Japan are becoming rugby's great entertainers
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

'It's about belief in our game' - Japan are becoming rugby's great entertainers

Jul 4th 2021, 9:34 PM 5,403 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown back their team to take risks and attack with intent.

Two people dead and 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town
# Atami
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# Atami

Two people dead and 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town

Jul 4th 2021, 11:33 AM 6,051 Views 0 Comments

The deluge crashed down a mountainside into rows of houses following heavy rains that began several days ago.

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
# Impact
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# Impact

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,273 Views 10 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell
# The Boss
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# The Boss

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:17 PM 8,319 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach was satisfied with his team’s 39-31 victory over Japan.

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win
# Victory
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# Victory

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win

Jul 3rd 2021, 3:38 PM 9,763 Views 12 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named man of the match in Dublin.

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan
# Entertainers
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# Entertainers

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:53 PM 39,261 Views 68 Comments

The home side scored five tries against the exciting and ambitious visitors.

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As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series

Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan
# Atami
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# Atami

Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 11:22 AM 10,724 Views 3 Comments

Heavy rain has been lashing across Japan since earlier this week.

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan
# Test
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# Test

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,329 Views 8 Comments

Memories from the 2019 World Cup remain very fresh.

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan
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# Team News

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan

Jul 1st 2021, 4:04 PM 26,217 Views 39 Comments

Gavin Coombes is set for his debut off the bench on Saturday.

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress
# Speed
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# Speed

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress

Jun 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 8,983 Views 13 Comments

The 25-year-old moved to Ulster in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad
# Update
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# Update

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad

Jun 28th 2021, 12:16 PM 13,958 Views 40 Comments

The second row hasn’t officially been ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Japan.

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa
# Awj
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# Awj

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa

Jun 27th 2021, 10:00 PM 8,565 Views 3 Comments

Out-half Dan Biggar enjoyed playing with the Irish centre pairing of Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw.

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
# Shock
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# Shock

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,590 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions
# Changes
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# Changes

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions

Jun 27th 2021, 7:15 AM 12,913 Views 15 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over

Jun 26th 2021, 4:58 PM 47,583 Views 58 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, and Bundee Aki were among the standout performers.

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves
# Audition Time
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# Audition Time

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves

Jun 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,712 Views 8 Comments

Today’s game provides an opportunity for outsiders like Bundee Aki and Jack Conan to sneak into the Test reckoning.

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
# Trolls
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# Trolls

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,497 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
# Experience
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# Experience

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt

Jun 25th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,044 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
# On Fire
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# On Fire

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,265 Views 8 Comments

‘I would have always backed myself, I knew what I could do.’

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'
# Blade
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# Blade

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'

Jun 24th 2021, 4:15 PM 8,215 Views 9 Comments

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade has earned his Ireland call-up with some superb form.

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions

Jun 24th 2021, 2:08 PM 2,620 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s men haven’t played a Test since 2019.

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
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# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,858 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'
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# Highlander

'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'

Jun 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,683 Views 2 Comments

Japan star Kazuki Himeno is back on international duty after a season in New Zealand.

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 5,113 Views 0 Comments

The Clermont flyer is hoping Japan can pick up where they left off in 2019.

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway
# First Step
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# First Step

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,423 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
# Key Man
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# Key Man

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,531 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
# Team News
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# Team News

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:14 AM 36,366 Views 24 Comments

Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki
# Motivation
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# Motivation

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,489 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre is hoping to make an impression this Saturday against Japan.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
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# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

Jun 21st 2021, 5:07 PM 16,813 Views 19 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions

Jun 21st 2021, 1:59 PM 12,464 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old Ireland hooker will remain with the Lions in Jersey this week.

Four hurt and flights disrupted as bear goes on the rampage in Japanese city
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# Sapporo

Four hurt and flights disrupted as bear goes on the rampage in Japanese city

Jun 18th 2021, 3:51 PM 19,076 Views 16 Comments

The bear broke into an army base and an airport before being shot by hunters.

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
# 2021 Games
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# 2021 Games

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,248 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season
# Scouting
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# Scouting

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season

May 24th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,980 Views 33 Comments

Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed

May 23rd 2021, 2:12 PM 8,593 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old will now join Super Rugby’s Blues on a two-year contract.

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television
# On The Box
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# On The Box

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television

May 12th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,109 Views 5 Comments

Channel 4 are showing the game from Murrayfield, and will have highlights from the rest of the tour.

Ireland set for July internationals with Japan and USA
# Change Of Plans
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# Change Of Plans

Ireland set for July internationals with Japan and USA

May 10th 2021, 10:24 AM 7,562 Views 19 Comments

A planned tour of Fiji was cancelled owing to a pandemic lockdown on the Pacific Island.

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