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World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions
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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 5,117 Views 0 Comments

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

WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey
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WIN: We're giving away a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Oct 15th 2019, 4:32 PM 3,206 Views 107 Comments

Check out our competition ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks.

Error-strewn Wallabies earn bonus-point victory over Georgia in tough conditions
# Job Done
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# Job Done

Error-strewn Wallabies earn bonus-point victory over Georgia in tough conditions

Oct 11th 2019, 1:39 PM 8,832 Views 6 Comments

Australia will now turn their attention to the quarter-finals after today’s 27-8 win in Shizuoka.

'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus
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# Rassie

'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus

Oct 8th 2019, 5:23 PM 13,605 Views 20 Comments

Having watched his Springboks side make light work of Canada in Kobe, the South Africa coach was quizzed on his preferred quarter-final opponents.

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup
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# Blurred Vision

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup

Oct 1st 2019, 11:05 AM 14,235 Views 6 Comments

Ardie Savea will use protective eyewear against Canada tomorrow.

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle
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# Act Of Foul Play

Wallabies wing Hodge handed three-match ban for dangerous tackle

Sep 25th 2019, 1:02 PM 9,199 Views 10 Comments

The 25-year-old will miss Australia’s remaining Pool D games after today’s World Rugby ruling.

Ireland settle into 'isolated' life out of spotlight before clash with Japan
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# Peace And Quiet

Ireland settle into 'isolated' life out of spotlight before clash with Japan

Updated Sep 24th 2019, 12:00 PM 41,340 Views 9 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s squad travelled by bullet train to Shizuoka yesterday.

'The best atmosphere in my 30 years going to Lansdowne Road' - When Ireland beat the All Blacks on home soil
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# Onward

'The best atmosphere in my 30 years going to Lansdowne Road' - When Ireland beat the All Blacks on home soil

Sep 24th 2019, 11:57 AM 7,494 Views 9 Comments

A highly-anticipated meeting between the nations ranked first and second in the world, Ireland produced a near-perfect performance to overcome New Zealand.

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

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'
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# Onward

'Going to London on St Patrick's Day and winning the Grand Slam will probably never be repeated'

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:52 PM 7,554 Views 1 Comment

Rugby pundits remember an unforgettable moment in Irish sporting history.

Scotland sweat on Toolis after World Cup warm-up win against Georgia
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# Scathed

Scotland sweat on Toolis after World Cup warm-up win against Georgia

Sep 6th 2019, 10:42 PM 11,421 Views 8 Comments

The lock suffered a worrying head injury near the end of Scotland’s 36-9 win on Friday.

O'Driscoll: 'If I was Toner I'd be feeling very sorry for myself and wondering whether it was justified'
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# Sympathy

O'Driscoll: 'If I was Toner I'd be feeling very sorry for myself and wondering whether it was justified'

Sep 4th 2019, 8:00 AM 34,890 Views 86 Comments

‘You don’t want to alienate yourself by putting your foot in your mouth and saying something you can’t take back.’

Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out as Scotland name squad for Japan
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# CONFIRMED

Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out as Scotland name squad for Japan

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:18 PM 6,823 Views 5 Comments

Forwards Josh Strauss, Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury have also been omitted.

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As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

'It had never been done before' - When Ireland beat the Springboks on South African soil
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# Onward

'It had never been done before' - When Ireland beat the Springboks on South African soil

Aug 30th 2019, 9:43 AM 8,214 Views 7 Comments

In June 2016, they earned a first-ever Test win at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'
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# Time For Heroes

'This is the great thing about where Ireland are: It's actually harder to find things that can go wrong'

Aug 29th 2019, 5:05 PM 7,141 Views 3 Comments

Gordon D’Arcy was worried about Ireland even before their trimming at Twickenham, but he still sees a way out of their current rut.

'I read it when I came over here and had a bit of a laugh' - O'Shea dismisses link to Munster CEO role
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# No Grazie

'I read it when I came over here and had a bit of a laugh' - O'Shea dismisses link to Munster CEO role

Aug 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,218 Views 24 Comments

The Italy head coach believes Ireland are World Cup contenders despite their poor Six Nations.

Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain
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# Leader

Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain

Aug 7th 2019, 2:49 PM 4,387 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh Grand Slam-winning captain admits having children gave him some perspective on his playing career.

'The demand from Japanese fans for Irish tickets is astronomical as well'
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# RWC19

'The demand from Japanese fans for Irish tickets is astronomical as well'

Jan 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 43,384 Views 58 Comments

A very different adventure awaits rugby supporters at the World Cup in Japan later this year.

Spain and Romania still not giving up on getting into Ireland's RWC pool
# Not Over Yet
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# Not Over Yet

Spain and Romania still not giving up on getting into Ireland's RWC pool

May 29th 2018, 1:49 PM 6,862 Views 12 Comments

The fall-out from the Rugby Europe Championship shambles continues.

Huge 12 months ahead for Schmidt's Ireland with RWC pool draw set for 2017
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# Rankings

Huge 12 months ahead for Schmidt's Ireland with RWC pool draw set for 2017

May 11th 2016, 3:22 PM 7,138 Views 30 Comments

World Rugby confirmed the draw will take place in Japan next year.